Sunday, January 27, 2013

Snowed in Sunday.

I managed to get a lot done today. It is snowing out like mad currently. We ran all of our errands early in the day before it snowed.

Food of the weekend: I made mango curry with peanut noodles for dinner. Gosh I love cooking. It really turned out excellent.

Wedding update:
My bouquet came in the mail yesterday. All I can say is wow.
Ryan printed off all the labels for the save the dates today. Progress, progress!

I have included a picture of my favorite nail art that I did after dinner tonight. Cling wrap nails. I have a previous post that explains how to do it.

Overall I had an excellent weekend. Hope you did as well

Emily XoXo

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wedding Life

I have been all consumed by the wedding as of late. Managed to get my save the dates ordered, my bouquet is in the mail and we are finalizing the rehearsal dinner this week.

You would think with all this going on there would be no time for crafting, but alas I make time. Besides my top secret project I also have been perfecting mod podge picture frames. I have included my best to date below. Cute right!

Hope your staying warm!

Emily XoXo

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Secret Crafting

I have been for the last week working on a secret crafting project. I am crafting the cutest gifts. Shhh. No hints. I will post all about it once the gifts are given. I will tell you it involves a lot of painting. Oops that is a hint isn't it.

Check back soon!

Emily XoXo

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mod Podge

Sometimes you come across something while crafting and you are like woo life changer. Mod Podge was like that for me. It is some what of a glue medium. I recently used it for a picture frame project that I completed. I highly recommend you check it out while crafting.

Click Here! to read a basic guide to Mod Podge.

Below is a picture of the start of my project. Sorry I do not have any finalized pictures. I will tell you this, the frames turned out great and are now on my desk at work.


Em XoXo

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fish Tacos

Today was the day my avocados were finally ripe. That means fish tacos for dinner. It was healthy and truly delicious. I mean just look at that homemade ranch dressing and homemade guacamole. Of course what are tacos without my favorite hot sauce.

Hope you had a relaxing weekend like I did!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Years Glitter Nails

A little late is better than never.
 I thought I had to show you my nails that I did for New Years before it all chipped away. This has to be one of my favorite mani's I have done in a while. 

Start with Basecoat. SinfulColors is cheap and works great!

Next the base color silver. fun!


Now the fun part. GLITTER!
(A little blurry sorry)


Lastly a good top coat to seal it all up.

All the polishes you need.

Look at those nails. Awesome right?

I worked a ten hour day today, so I am off to bed. Hope you had a great Wednesday.

Emily XoXo


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Whelp, 2013 is here. Which means it is wedding year finally.Been awhile and what have I been up to you ask?
I have really been using my crock pot lately, making all types of yummy things at least two times a week. I love the set it and done simplicity of it all.  I would  highly recommend you try to utilize your own crock pot that is collecting dust in the closet.
Here are some links to some great recipes I have been making.
Delicious pecans that my mom made at my house for Ryan( my soon to be husband)! 
Made this when we did Christmas cookies this year. Big hit!
Made these for my family for Christmas. I used chipotle BBQ sauce. Everyone was in love.
This is melt in your mouth good. Make it on a cold day and it will warm you right up. Eat it on a salad, on buns or whatever you want.
I am so greatful for 2012 as I grew as a person as was truely blessed. Looking back on all my previous posts about buying my house and all the things I have done makes me so excited for this upcoming year! Here is too 2013 and all the great things to come.

Above is Luna and I enjoying the snow fall!

Once again I wish you the Happiest of New Years. I hope you bust out that dustly crockpot and try some of these receipts.


Emily XoXo