Saturday, January 28, 2012

No More Seminary and Heart Shaped Cupcakes

My husband is officially done with seminary, no more class, no more papers, no more meeting with advisors...everything and I mean everything is done.  He also has ALL of his paperwork in for ordination yeah, I'm a little excited.  He stayed up late Thursday finishing his last paper, when he came to bed sometime after 1:00 I rolled over and said, "Is it over?" he said, "yep, it's done" then we both fell asleep (we really know how to party).  The next afternoon we were both home at the same time something that hardly happened in January so we decided to make some red velvet cupcakes to celebrate (I told you we know how to party).  I had seen somewhere (tried to find it to give you the link but I forgot to pin it) if you put a marble in the cupcake pan before you put the paper liner in it makes them shaped like a heart so we tried it out on about half of them.  Some came out looking cute like this one.

While some just looked like mutated cupcakes... 

We are going to do a little more celebrating today, headed to a movie and then dinner out for some Indian food.  Delicious!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mini Apple Pies

Tomorrow we have a dessert and game night (does it get any better than that!?) I couldn't decide what I wanted to take so I hit up Pinterest (so addicted) and found these mini apple pies from Little Bit Funky.  With some help from Buddy (he kept the floor nice and clean) I made my first pie(s) ever.

Let me tell you what they were delicious!

At the little local grocery store where I went to buy my pie crust and apples the elderly lady at the cash register asked if I was making pie, I told her today I was making pie for the first time ever and that I was going to make mini pies she seemed to think that was kind of funny.  If you know my sister-in-law Britt, then you know that she has this incredible gift to connect with people and really get to know joke, the salesman she bought her new truck from texted her a picture of his new baby the other day (who does that?).  I really admire that trait in Britt so I decided to channel my inner Britt and take the cashier a few of the little pies (after I tested them to make sure they weren't disgusting).  She was just getting off work when I got there and I was greeted with a huge smile as I thanked her for selling me my first pie crust and handed her a baggie with some pies in it.  I hope I brightened her day as much as she brightens the day of those she comes into contact with at the grocery store.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Baby Crochet Hat with Flower

I used this pattern  I found on Pinterest to make Christmas gifts for my sister-in-law and for my brother's girlfriend.  I loved the pattern so I decided to play around with it to make a new hat for a friend's baby.  I started the hat the same as the adult pattern, but after the first three rounds I stopped increasing.  I decided the hat needed a flower so after some browsing I found this one.  The tutorial for the flower was really well written and had helpful pictures.  I loved how the hat turned out, I'll definitely be making more of these in the future!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Twin moose hats

I found a pattern for moose hats here and instantly fell in love with them.  My mother-in-law asked if I could make matching hats for three year old twins that attend her church.  Since one of the twins is a girl, I did a little tweaking and added a bow to one of the moose hats.  I was pretty pleased with the results and the twins loved them!
Made with a pattern created by brooke’s little stitches. Pattern found