Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Carmalized Apple Pecan Pie from Bon Appetit (by the way this is an awful picture. Mine better look better than that or I will have failed big time. I think cutting the apples differently will make all the difference)
And my favorite of the bunch (which didn't get voted on because I just picked it) All Grown-up S'mores from Sticky Chewy Messy Gooey
I have only made the S'mores before and trying new recipes is one of my favorite things. Plus I have to pack for my parents house so tonight is going to be busy. Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
A berry dress by Sublet also made the list. It's a bit casual but so pretty. And with patterned tights..perfect.
My favorite is this black cotton dress by Fin. I can see it with hot pink or silver heels.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This beautiful wreath card from Paper Cafe who I have mentioned before.
Beautiful wooden letterpressed cards from Cotton Idea Studio
Tiny Prints always has great cards. I had a hard time just picking one that I liked.
Last but not least, this pretty card by Cocoblu Studios
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
From Ink Drop Design a set of 8 cards for $12. Two of each design
Customized Photo cards from JAlan Photography
Six letter pressed cards from Old Tom Foolery for $15
From The Paper Peony six letterpressed cards for $16. I will try to post more sites I am looking at over the next week or two. Also I will be posting my own Christmas cards on Etsy so I'll make sure to share them with you.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Suprise, suprise a black dress. It's antique lace (hard to see in this photo) but pretty much fabulous.
Not so good for weddings but great for holidays (and they have it in green and yellow)
I started a "Thankfulness" journal. Each year I find some of my favorite photos from the year and mount then in my journal then take the journal to whatever Thanksgiving events we go to and ask everyone to write the thing they are most thankful for. I love looking back over the last few years and seeing what everyone is/was thankful for. Any blank journal works great for this project.
We have dinner at my in-laws house and so I make the desserts each year. I try to go as over the top and as creative as possible. I have made maple bourbon pecan pie, double apple pie, chocolate pumpkin pie, chocolate trifle, double chocolate brownies, and a bunch of others I can't think of off the top of my head. I try to find 5 or 6 great recipes then let hubby's brothers vote for the ones they want. Some form of pecan almost always wins and a fruit pie and I always make chocolate for those of us (mainly me) who don't really like pie. I have to start looking for recipes this week.
A few years ago we started to "pick names" with James' family at Thanksgiving dinner. Because he has 4 brothers the family is steadily getting bigger and bigger. We decided a few years ago that it would be better to each pick and name and just buy a gift for that person (my family did this when I was growing up) that way you buy one nice gift instead of trying to spread out and buy a bunch of little gifts. We put a cap on the amount you can spend and it has worked out great so far. We all buy for the neices and nephews also. I'm sure as time goes on we may change that to the kids picking names also.
We always go to visit my family the day after Thanksgiving. So we get to have a second Thanksgiving-ish meal the day after. Lots of Turkey sandwiches and left overs. Yum.
What are some of you favorite Thanksgiving Traditions?
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Designed by Funnel Paper Goods
Also by Funnel Paper Goods
Don't these make you want to ditch your old white business card and get creative?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Beautiful monogrammed linen stockings by Ludwigas linen
Not so traditional by Spongetta
This one by Ahna Holder doesn't work as a little boys stocking but I want it for myself. Isn't it beautiful.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
My winter coat is black and white houndstooth. Wouldn't this be the perfect pop of color?
They have a great section for my pregnant friends. Cute sweaters like this one. I would definitely wear this.
Wouldn't Baby G look so sweet in this hat? Love the colors.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
YouData every once in a while send me to a site that I just love. Today was one of those days. Mahar Drygoods is a great site for handmade kids items.
We all know how I feel about birds and what a cute bird chair.
I like the idea of kids magnets but get tired of the plastic alphabet magnets. I would so much rather these cute magnets. Just another way to entertain baby when I'm cooking dinner (in the future...2 week olds should play with magnets)