Tuesday, December 28, 2010

gift for baby "i"

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the cloth bag the gift went in which was perhaps my favorite part!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Advent Calendar

I got this a few years back (as gift? not sure), but it is another Martha Stewart craft kit. It was really easy to put together and super fun for O. On day 25, the front door was opened to reveal a big present inside. I wish it was reusable, but think it is a one-time use thing.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Treats

You can hardly tell, but there are snowflakes on top of the chocolate cupcakes. I used Martha Stewart stencils from Michaels for this (with powdered sugar). The first time I tried this, the snowflakes disappeared. I thought it was because the cupcakes were still warm. The second time, they disappeared again. Either you have to do it immediately before serving or these particular cupcakes are just too moist for stenciling!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Decorations

I can't believe how many decorations I seem to have, but when I put them up around my house and take pictures of them, I see room for more. Xmas is the one time where I don't know if I'll ever be able to lose the vintage cheer!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010