Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby Chickens for EVERYONE!

Well, not really. Just for me and Nate, but aren't they cute? I always see the cornish hens at the store and want to make them, so I finally bit the bullet. I wasn't sure if we'd like them because I've heard they are gameier (is that a word?) than chicken. We were not dissappointed. They were delicious and REALLY easy. I just slathered them with butter, salt and pepper and stuffed them with "Cuties". Cute right? Instead of using regular-sized oranges I normally use in regular-size roast chicken, I used miniature oranges for the miniature chickens. It turned out amazing. Don't judge the little hen for having her legs wide open. I was out of kitchen twine so she was spread eagle. Poor baby. Didn't matter though because the hens came out perfectly cooked, juicy and delicious.

One more thing. I did another craft guys! Pinterest is incredible, I look at it all the time. Pin, pin, pin, pin.

Nate and I have been wanting coasters for a while, but haven't found any that we like yet. Well, I found some DIY coasters on Pinterest so I went to Home Depot, bought some tiles for about 13 cents a piece, and got to work. I made some regular ones we can use all year, and then put together some Christmas ones with the leftover Christmas paper I had from making ornaments. Ta-da!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tis' the season...

We decorated our house for Christmas the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was so much fun! We listened to Christmas music, made gingersnaps, drank hot chocolate with marshmallows, and decorated our little hearts out. We are ready for Christmas people.

He was REALLY excited...

Decorating the tree with Daddy

His very own ornament, without a hook obviously. We didn't decorate the bottom portion of the tree because Mr. Grabby Hands would be all over that, so I put one lone ornament towards the bottom that he loves knocking down every day (they are plastic, so not breakable). We are really excited for Christmas, especially with our new little addition making us a family of three this year.

My First Craft!!

I made a craft! I've never made a craft you guys! Well, I've made crafts, but never a SUCCESSFUL craft. When I saw this on Pinterest, I wanted to make one for Noah, but the package of ornaments came with 3 so I thought I'd make one for me and Nate, and one more for our family. They are so cute, and were really easy to make. It's hard to capture with a camera since the pictures are curved, so the light reflects, but LOOK:

This is mine and Nate's. The pictures are from the photobooth at our wedding, and on the other side the picture is our wedding invitation picture. I cut up our wedding invitation and put pieces in there, with fabric from the tables at our reception. Finally, the ribbon on the outside is from our invitation too. Cute right?

For Noah's ornament I put pictures of his birth day, and another picture of him we love. Then I cut up strips of cardstock and wrote little memories from this year (his favorite songs, books, games, and funny little things he does that make us laugh). SUCCESS!

I don't have a picture of the family one because I just made it yesterday and didn't take a picture, but you get the point. I crafted, and it was successful. Hooray!