Tuesday, January 11, 2011

hey hey HEY!

Have you ventured on over to my new blog yet? Please please please do if you haven't yet, I miss you - I promise! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Blog!

A few of you already know, but I've been working on a new blog and am officially switching over today, yay!

So please head over to my new space, Woodland Dreams, and update your bookmarks, readers, and all that exciting stuff :)

I won't be posting here anymore; maybe just a reminder or two to head on over to my new blog.

See you there!


Friday, December 31, 2010


Wow, this year has really flown by, it must have been all the wedding stuff going on. I hope the next year slows down a little. I wanted to go through all my photos from the past year and choose some of my favorites/favorite memories from each month. Enjoy!

January: We got engaged last year on Christmas Eve, but had some amazing engagment pictures taken on January by my super awesome buddy Colleen.

February: We got to play in the snow a bit, I love this one of Sadie!

March: We continued with our many home renovations by painting our old kitchen cabinets black and additing hardware. It made such a huge change! Which reminds me, I still need to share our new wood flooring.

April: I got to hang out with some of my bestest friends. Oh, how I wish we lived on the same street, even the same town would be nice!

May: My adorable niece turned ONE! And 7 months later, she looks SO much different from this photo, it's amazing. I love being an aunt!

June: 2010 was the year of weddings, the first wedding of the year was one my closest/oldest friends. It was small and sweet and great to see other people in your lives so happy and in love.

July: My birthday month! Chris took me to Disneyland for my birthday (first time he had ever been there!) and we spent the weekend in SoCal. I had just purchased my camera so I got to mess with it a lot, which was way fun.

August: Chris and I had also never been camping together, and I hadn't been since I was a kid. We purchased EVERYTHING we needed for camping, found a random campsite a few hours away, way way way up in the mountains, packed up our dogs and had a great time. The closest store ended up being an hour way. It was an adventure to say the least ;)

September: Wedding #2 of the year, was my cousin's, who is the same age as me - and they had been dating the exact same time as Chris and I (almost to the day) they got engaged a couple weeks before us and got married a month before us.

October: So much stuff in October! But obviously our wedding was the best part. There's so many photos I love; but this is one of our ceremony and I ADORE this moment.

November: My family took a little hike, and it's actually where Chris and I got engaged - we hadn't been there since so that was kind of neat :) The scenery was amazing; I picked a bunch of these little red flowers and took them home and put them in a vase.

December: Christmastime is my favorite time of year! Everything about it. This is just a sweet memory from Christmas eve, my aunt had some sparklers left over from my other cousin's wedding (wedding #3, which was in November) so we took them out and dance around the streets with them. SO much fun.
I hope you had a lovely year, and that 2011 is even better! I have something exciting to share tomorrow, I've been working on a new blog and I hope you all will join me there :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

RIP iPod

So Chris got me a new little toy for Christmas this year, a hd Zune! I am beyond excited to retire my old iPod for this little guy. It has a lot of things my old iPod did not (internet, touch screen, apps, etc), and the Zune software is much better iTunes (which I had a hate-hate relationship with, hah!). I haven't really use it much yet because I mostly listen in the car and we just ordered a FM transmitter and holder thingy for my car that should come this week. But so far, it's awesome! I'm a bit of a tech nerd sometimes :)
So do you guys have any new music suggestions? I have kind of an ecclectic taste but generally I listen to the same 5 bands/artists and that gets old after a while :)
Oh yeah, hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! We had such an FUN time with our families and making/eating yummy foods. Good times, kind of sad it's already done and over with.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Our little Christmas card this year :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! We're looking forward to spending some more time with family tonight and tomorrow. We have an annual Polish feast every Christmas Eve, and I'm pretty sure it's the best tradition ever! (pierogies & other yummy Polish foods, drinks, peppermint ice cream pie, singing Christmas carols...eeee!).

Oh and before it's too late to share these, we went to an ugly Christmas sweater party a few weeks ago and I wanted to share some photos!

Cheeseballs in front of the fake tv fire.

Fun props.

Yummy dessert table. I made those eggnog shortbread puddings in the mason jars...so good!

Chris and I - you love my vest? Sears special! Hah!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Crafty Christmas: Goodies & Cards

I haven't been able to get enought of Christmas lately! Our house is all decorated, and it makes me happy :) Maybe later this week I'll share some more decor around (and outside!) our house. I've been doing a bit of baking for a few Christmas parties I went to recently. One was a cookie swap, where each girl had to bring 5-dozen cookies. It was also a contest to see who made the prettiest and yummiest cookie. Although I didn't win (I totally should have!!! bitter much?), I wanted to share what I baked because they are sooooooooooo delish!

I made Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies, recipe found here. I've been obsessed with salted caramel goodies for a while, sipping on salted caramel hot chocolate, and I've even made cupcakes.

This was my little cookie setup at the cookie swap party:

I totally forgot to take a photo of the inside of the cookies, but if you check out the recipe you can see it's filled with a carmely suprise in the middle :) They were awesome, and pretty, if I do say so myself. Which I do.
I also wanted to share how I am hanging our Christmas cards this year:

I just took some green and red yan and twisted them together, and used some push pins to secure them to the wall. Cards are being held to the yarn with the cutest mini clothes pins (from Michaels). Last year I just taped the cards to the wall, and I like this a whole lot better!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I havent written a random blog post in quite a while! I'm currently sitting on my couch next to a warm fire that smells absolutely amazing, while making some Christmas gifts and watching Brew Masters. have you seen the show? its pretty interesting how the whole process works and how scientific brewing beer is. anyways...i had a long, tedious day at work and my brain is fried so it feels amazing right now to relax. im looking forward to this weekend and a weather forecast of RAIN for the next 5 days :)