All I have to say is: $25 at a thrift shop. Seriously.
November 26, 2013
Today is one of those much needed days.
A day where I am at peace.
A day where I am at peace.
I have been very busy lately. So busy that nothing else around the house has really gotten done.
And if you know me, you know how I cannot stand stuff sitting around.
The simple look of misplaced items or unorganized clutter stresses me out.
So you understand how I either need to ugly cry and let it go or suck it up and persevere.
I have decided to go with the latter. And I am going to take my time. I am finally going to take the few minutes to do those items that have been pushed down on the to-do list. (Like unpack the boxes in the back room which I have been dreading since the day we moved in...)
And then I am going to do whatever I want!
Like wrap Christmas presents!
(Oh yeah. That's right. I am already finished Christmas shopping!)
This recipe is adapted from Shugary Sweets.
Posted by a girl named katie at 11/26/2013
November 20, 2013
October 29, 2013
When I was a young child I use to spend hours running my restaurant in my parent's basement.
I called it Katie's Kitchen and I was known house-wide for the tasty toy food dishes I cooked up in my pretend oven. I still enjoy playing in the kitchen, but now I actually cook some things you hopefully will find edible. Hence the title of a new blog series.
We visited my brother and sister-in-law this weekend on our way to Clover Markets, which is fabulous and I totally recommend! Since we were spending the night I offered to make breakfast for everyone before we hit the road. I recently was on Pinterest and pinned every apple cider/pumpkin recipe I could find. I immediately knew I wanted to test out my brand new donut pan and make these delicious baked apple cider donuts.
They look daunting, but I promise you they are easy to make and bonus, you can mix everything in one bowl! I used a heart-shaped donut pan I bought at Joann's when it went on clearance after Valentine's day. I am sure you can use any regular-ole donut pan, but I personally think heart-shaped anything tastes way better!
This recipe is from the blog: The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie.
Posted by a girl named katie at 10/29/2013
October 26, 2013
I am already up and busy baking Apple Cider Donuts for this weekend!
In a heart-shaped pan of course, while listening to our wedding soundtrack.
Therefore, time for more wedding pictures!
Very important stuff here.
Skipping the traditional expenses of having a florist make your bouquets and decorations, I decided to make my own bouquet with fake flowers. No worries of wilting or missing petals.
Less worries is most ideal.
I used white peonies with small pink roses. I finished my bouquet off with twine and suede ribbon.
Of course they ladies had to be a part of our wedding day.
These are our two best girls, Carmella + Ronda.
The groomsmen were accessorized with twine and baby's breath.
We borrowed globes and mason jars for our ceremony and reception.
Our guest book was found at a yard sale brand new!
We covered it with burlap to make it more fitting.
We placed candles in the mason jars to add some whimsy to the aisle and coffee tables at the reception.
The candles we got for free from another wedding before ours that had a lot left over.
For our programs I designed a boarding pass that had their assigned seating on the top portion.
We gave each row of seats a letter for our guests to board our ceremony.
This allowed families to be seated together and near familiar faces, and prevented having empty spaces.
For coffee table decorations we arranged mixed flowers in mason jars and wrapped burlap around the base.
More wedding photos to come!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Posted by a girl named katie at 10/26/2013
October 25, 2013
This fall I am loving geometric/abstract prints and luxurious textures!
Here are a few things I am admiring this season:
Posted by a girl named katie at 10/25/2013