March 20th, 2013
Hi everyone!! It’s been FOREVER, I know. I got sucked into the ‘I can do that tomorrow’ mentality after Christmas, and I’m just now getting myself pulled back together. I’ve been doing quite a bit of work around here, but I just didn’t feel like posting about it. But that’s over now. I decided that no one is going to force me to craft and blog, that I have to do it because I want to. And now I want to more than ever!
So, since I’ve been away, my alma mater JMU has been reeling with excitement! Our Men’s Basketball team won their first Colonial Athletic Association title in 19 years and tonight are in a play-in game for the NCAA Tournament!! If they win tonight again LIU, they will play Indiana in the first round of the tournament – HOW EXCITING!
Being a former Athletics Marketing Assistant at JMU, I am obviously bursting with pride, and have been donning JMU apparel non-stop! Which got me to thinking … what ever happened to Mr. Bruce’s JMU collar?? I did a little digging, and found it! So today, we BLEED PURPLE!
And did you notice the AMAZING clarity of my pics!? I finally got a Canon DSLR! :D
If you would like to make your pup a new collar for March Madness, check out my tutorial here!
Be sure to tune in at 6:30 pm tonight on TruTV to catch the Dukes in action!
December 17th, 2012
Just a quick little post. I listed new wine totes in my Etsy Shop today. Super cute last minute Christmas gift idea. They come in Red & White:
And Silver & White:
My last set of totes sold out in 2 days – so get them while they are still available! Only $10!
I’m thinking that I’m going to make a tree skirt with the remaining fabric. I’ll be sure to post about it if I do :)
November 15th, 2012
Recently, my lovely Aunt Mary asked me if I would be interested in sending her some of my handmade goodies to sell in her daughter’s craft store in Shelbyville, IL called Simply Yours. I FINALLY got around to making up some adorable wine totes, and I thought I would share :)
Here we have the Fun Chevron Wine Tote in Burnt Orange and Cream:
It also comes in Navy and Cream:
Perfect for fall! I hope they are a hit in Shelbyville!
Want one of your own? I held on to two of each color. You can find them in my Etsy Shop!
I’m hoping to get some more made this week in fun Christmas prints!
Happy Thursday everyone!
October 31st, 2012
Sorry it’s been so quiet around here! I recently started a new job (work from home – woo!) that gives me more time in the morning and evenings to be crafty (no more long commutes, yay!). Soo, I’m hoping to be posting at the very least weekly! I have a TON to tell you guys, but since today is Halloween I’m going to put some news on hold and share with you the invitations I created with the help of my new brother-in-law for my sister’s bridal shower.
My sister got married a few weeks ago, and in September the bridesmaids and myself threw her a Nightmare Before Christmas bridal shower. I know, you’re thinking, “excuse me?” But honestly, my sister has been obsessed with Nightmare, and collects any and all Nightmare related memorabilia. And I couldn’t resist using it for the theme of her shower. So was SO excited when she finally saw the invites. Zack (Aubrey’s husband) drew the Jack and Sally outstretched arms that was displayed on the front of the card.
And I designed the back.
I also created food and drink labels for the party – these were a hit!
For one of the games, we played bridal bingo. With a Nightmare twist, of course.
And for the gift table, I used the same drawing from Zack but added the date of the wedding and framed it in an 11×14 frame.
It was a great party. I can’t wait to share with you her wedding invitations I did! Perhaps I’ll post on those next week :)
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July 10th, 2012
- Grill Mates® Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade
- Grill Mates® Slow and Low Memphis Pit BBQ Rub
- Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning Blend
- Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon Seasoning Blend
- Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- Fashionable Apron
So I decided to throw a Backyard BBQ Party!
I was very blessed to have my great friend, Julianne, come visit me this past weekend. She was the best sous chef one could ask for!
To maximize the tastiness of the guests’ experience, we created individual stations for everyone to taste each spiced meat.
Montreal Steak Skewers along side Spiced Brandy & Herb Chicken Skewers
Memphis Pit BBQ Pork Skewers along side Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Pork Skewers
Molasses Bacon Slider Burgers
Marinated and Grilled Veggies
White Queso Dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Spinach Artichoke Dip
Yummy Side Dishes
And the party favorite:
Raspberry Blueberry Sparkling Cocktail
We had SUCH blast! And regardless of the 100 degree weather – I kept it together ;P
I will be posting all of the amazing recipes I used to make these dishes later this week, so stay tuned!