Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mommy and Me skirts

I've been working on these for about a year.  At first they were going to be mommy and me dresses.  I made the bodice for my dress and it didn't fit right, so I altered it and altered it and so on.  In the end it was beyond being fixed.  It took me a while to be okay with throwing it out, but eventually I did. Then I decided to start over and just make skirts.  They are a basic circle skirt - one layer of maroon fabric and one layer of black lace over it and a thick elastic waistband.  We both really enjoyed matching and got sweet compliments at church.  I love my little mini me.

Friday, December 28, 2012


I really wanted to make jammies for Christmas Eve this year. It's a good thing they are quick and easy because I don't think I would've gotten to it otherwise.  The kids were thrilled and so was I.  Who doesn't love a new pair of jammies?!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hot Chocolate

After seeing all the cute pins on pinterest of hot chocolate bars I really wanted to do one, but I didn't have time to do an all out fancy, intense one so I threw this one together for a little get together with a few friends.  Maybe someday I will do a big one.  The hot chocolate was to die for.  And of course I got the recipe off pinterest, Best Hot Chocolate Ever - seriously so good.  I also made this super good, super fast, super easy fudge Five Minute Fudge. Yum yum.  Good times with good friends.  I meant to get a picture of all of us but forgot- next time!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


At church I teach and do activities with the MiaMaids (14-15 year old girls).  For our Christmas activity we learned to make fudge.  And of course, ate fudge and cookies.  Then we started planning activities for the upcoming year.  I also made a super simple ornament for each of them.  I put a picture of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in clear glass ornaments.  I thought they were really pretty.  However, one of the girls had already destroyed hers before she even left - what can you do?  Oh well, I guess that's just teenagers.  Gotta love 'em.  haha

If you want to make a super simple, inexpensive Christmas gift I would recommend them. You can find clear glass ornaments a variety of places, I got mine at Michaels.  Then just print out the pictures the size of your ornaments and cut them out.  Roll them to put them into the ornament and then use tweezers to unroll them one they are inside.