I finally made a burlap wreath not too long ago, but it wasn’t my favorite. I made it as an Easter wreath, and it was okay, but I made another wreath for Easter that I liked better: But I’ve been … Continue reading
So with a few more weeks off for my unbelievably short summer (the con of working at a “year-round” school), of course I decided that some DIY and decorating was in order. First up is updating our lighting in the … Continue reading
If you remember correctly, last year I created an herb garden from an oak barrel and herbs I bought from Home Depot: It was really simple with just the basics: basil, oregano, parsley, and cilantro. Unfortunately, the cilantro did not … Continue reading
Before I begin this post let me say this: I truly believe every homeowner has a favorite room in their house. I don’t think it applies to renting, unless you’ve rented the same place for years and years. There’s just … Continue reading
In our upstairs bathroom we had just one large blank wall. After painting it, my husband and I couldn’t agree on whether we should put the large rubbed bronze towel rack up that matched the rest of our bathroom set, … Continue reading
Since I still have another 2 weeks off, so I decided to make another To Do List, since my Fall one made me very productive and creative! Some of the following are more exciting than others, but here goes:
Touch up the ceiling and trim paint in the bathrooms from the last painting job. (need to take a paint chip to Home Depot to match up the color and have just been avoiding it)
- Make homemade ravioli by hand and decide if I need a pasta roller or not. I’m going to try this recipe here.
- Try making pizzelles in my new pizzelle maker! 🙂
- Make a sign for my sister in laws sweet 16 candy-themed party.
Frame up our builder grade mirror upstairs with a tutorial like this one. Paint and hang the white shelf I just bought at TJ Maxx in the upstairs bath (see below)
More to come I’m sure!
For Christmas this year at school I made my coworkers Homemade Hot Chocolate in mason jars with homemade tags that I made with my new Cricut!
The recipe for hot chocolate was from Martha Stewart, and can also be found below:
- 3 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 1/4 cups cocoa
- 1 tablespoon table salt
- Whatever milk you’d like for serving
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container.
- For individual servings, pour 1 cup milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. For a larger batch of cocoa, warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.
After making the mix (I made 3x this amount in order to make enough for 9 mason jars full for my co-workers), I scooped the mix into mason jars until they were 3/4 full. Then I topped off the mix with mini chocolate chips, then broken peppermint pieces and mini marshmallows on top. Yummy! They were a hit.
Since today is December 1st, I thought I’d give you a photo tour of the Christmas decorations in our home so far. Most of them are downstairs on the first floor, so I will start with the staircase and work … Continue reading
I saw these awesome Berry Monograms on Etsy and Pinterest and I knew I had to make one as a gift! I figured Rob’s mother would really like it, so I headed to the craft store to purchase the fake … Continue reading
I had been staring at the blank wall in the living room for weeks trying to figure out what to do with it. I started looking online to see if hanging a mantel was okay for a room that had … Continue reading