In the blink of an eye 

Summer came.. and will be leaving us in the blink of an eye. But, it’s not officially over until September 23rd, the first day of autumn. So enjoy it while it’s still here! 

Summer goes almost as fast as it comes.  Summer days.. typically, hot and sweaty. The summer sun beaming it’s rays down so hard that you almost want to complain but… then remember those cold winter months?..itching for the spring air and that summer sun. The waves of heat bouncing off my skin and I wipe the sweat from my face, I’ve waited all year for this. 

Although, I do look forward to the transition into fall especially, October. 

For me that when’s the real celebration of all the blessings fall has to offer kicks in. Sunny days, cooler evenings but, not quite cold just yet and of course the change in foliage. Pumpkins, apples, delicious scents, food and cozy clothes. And of course my favorite Halloween 🙂 

Pretty amazing the things Mother Nature is capable of doing. It’s so nice to sit back and take it all in. 

 Summer is seriously such a busy time of year for me! I did manage to sneak away to mass and have some family and beach time.

I went to the 4th annual Battle of the Burger hosted by the Boston Magazine / presented by Amstel Light! There were so many awesome sponsors to help make this possible! 

I came to show my love and support to my cousin Nick of Lincoln Tavern! I had never been to a burger battle before, and the only thing I could think to compare it to is what a red carpet event might be like but, for burgers! There were well known chefs, boston athletes, restaurants, the people! It was a high energy and fun place to be! It was a great night, I got to see Nick in his element doing what what he is so naturally good at. We couldn’t be prouder of him! 

Congrats to everyone’s hard work! It was a great event. 

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All in all it was a pretty magical week xx

    

   

 

A Vermont Winter Wonderland

The holiday season is always a very busy time of year! I can’t believe Christmas is practically here! Can you tell I’ve watched the Grinch?! One of my favorites! Can’t go wrong with a little Dr. Seuss 🙂

Before I jump into holiday stuff I need to explain how wild the weather has been in the good old state of Vermont! Indeed, we get snow and are use to it but last week was crazy! With all the snow we got we lost power for almost four days! I resorted to resourceful ways and buried my groceries in the snow! I guess this was the positive side with how cold it was and all the snow on the ground. Mother Nature saved my groceries! Lol

I’ve been busy in my shop! I’ve added a few items!

I also participated in a swap on Instagram called #swapsgiving around Thanksgiving time! We all swapped embroidered hoops with our partners! It was very fun and will deff do it again! I’m in another swap but haven’t started too much on it just yet. Once I get going on it I’ll share more but I’m waiting for Christmas to pass before I start working on it! 🙂

I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve and then Christmas! We certainly moved right through 2014! I was busy yesterday getting all the last Christmas finishing touches completed. I finished my homemade gifts and got all the Christmas cookies made! A lot of work goes into these holidays and I love doing all the holidays things like shopping, decorating and everything else that goes along with it but, I can’t wait to finally be able to enjoy it all and relax with my family. Another year is coming to an end and it still boggles my mind with how quickly it goes by.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! I’ll see you in 2015!!

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Custom Mr. + Mrs. Pillows

Part one of the bridal shower: 

A very dear friend of mine just had her bridal shower! Congratulations Cassie! It was a wonderful shower. I love showers because you get to catch up with people you haven’t seen and celebrate!

 For this bridal shower I wanted to make some type of personalized memento gift. Something for the bride and groom to remember their special day and something for the home. I decided to go with Mr. & Mrs. pillows.

 For the Mr. pillow I used black and white polkadot ribbon as a border around the pillow with four black buttons one on each corner. I cut out letters from black fabric and embroidered each letter with black thread. For the finishing touch I gave the Mr. a bow-tie.

 For the Mrs. pillow I knew I wanted lace, pearls and sparkly gems. I used the lace as a border around the pillow and stitched beads and pearls all throughout the border. This was the most time consuming part about the project but, totally worth it. It really added to the lace. Again I cut out letters from fabric and embroidered the letters with white thread and four white buttons on each corner. For the finishing touch on this pillow I gave the Mrs. a vail made from tule and more pearl beads.

 I had a lot of fun making these pillows I loved getting the materials I wanted to work with. I also wanted to include materials the bride liked as well. Cassie likes lace so I knew I wanted to have this material on the pillow. My personalized Mr. & Mrs. pillows are great because I can customize the pillows almost any way.

 Here is a picture of some of the materials.

 

 

The finished Mr. & Mrs. pillows.

 

 

New Chapters & Beginnings

knew ahead of time July was going to be a busy month but man has it been crazy! Regardless of staying organized life just has its way of sneaking up on you (whether you planned for it or not) I can’t believe it’s almost over! The fall weather is in the air and its approaching.

My Dad sold his house and the past few days my sister and I where going through old pictures and belongings. Brought back so many memories. I grew up in my house my entire life I just turned 24 on the 24th. I know I’m still young but time does fly. I have to say it was a great experience growing up on Cranberry Rd. Having the most supportive parents who never got sick of listening to the Annie soundtrack, would let me turn our living room into a stage for plays and magic shows lol. And forcing my little sister to be my co-star and play barbies with me even if she didn’t want to. (Sorry Liz lol) and having my best friend live right down the street from me, lots of walks after school and finding my highschool sweetheart…It doesn’t get any better than that.

Well I’ll stop at that for now. I will have another blog post coming soon.. Crafts and a bridal shower, how fun! Can’t wait to share them with you!

 

That’s A Wrap

This past Sunday I attended a baby shower of a very good friend of mine! She is having a girl 🙂 It was so good to catch up with friends and the baby shower was just beautiful.

 

Here’s some help with giving a great baby shower gift and some fun tips for wrapping your present!

 

Hmmm….. Not sure what to give?…..

 

– Its good to always check the baby registry! The mommy to be more than likely already knows what she has in mind.

 

Here’s where you can have some fun with your gifts, get something off the registry and a gift that you picked out yourself. This is a nice way to incorporate something mommy to be asked for and show you took time to pick something out for her and baby.

 

– If your still out of ideas ask those closest to her such as, family members and friends!

 

– Also if a baby shower is being held offer a helping hand! A wonderful baby shower is something a mommy to be will never forget!

 

My gift wrapping tips for a baby shower gift!

 

– If there are any crates, baskets or tote boxes for toys on the registry buy these first! You can put whatever else you buy in the crates!

 

– Get fun wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons and bows! I personally recommend checking out dollar stores. You can find the best gift supplies and its affordable!!!

 

– Clear gift wrap is a total must if you use any type of crate, basket or tote box. Clear gift wrap has two purposes. One protects the actual basket from scuffing up and getting dirty and two keeps all your gifts in one place! This is helpful so your not scrambling around because you didn’t know where you put something…..that is if your like me 😉

 

Here is what I did! Hope this is helpful! Leave me comments on what worked for you and share some ideas ❤

 

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The Lazy Lady’s Quiche

Love home made quiches? But don’t have time for “from scratch” Well this is the quiche recipe for you! I sarcastically call it “The Lazy Lady’s Quiche” 🙂 So this is what I’ve used and just follow the pictures for instructions! Quiches are great because you can add as many ingredients as you like! I put deli meat ham, cheese, peppers and onions and used 6 large eggs. I set my oven to 375 for 35-45 minutes (but keep in mind of the type of ingredients you are using you may need different settings!) Simple enough and tastes great! ❤