Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tour The Craft Space

My craft room has been one mess after another, going through many different evolutionary changes.

It started like this...

Decor and such courtesy of the previous owner.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A wise wizard once said..

I love Harry Potter. It's not a huge shock for the people that know me. I never got to read the books or watch the movies until I was 17 and on my own, and then it all spiraled. 

My favorite, book and movie, is Prisoner of Azkaban. I love Sirius Black, Bellatrix (though her part was small, her crazyness is awesome), etc. It was just my favorite. In the beginning of the movie, Dumbledore is giving his beginning of the term speech, in which he says:

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

Lately, life hasn't been a lot of happiness, so I turned on my favorite Harry Potter movie.

And then I was hit with that.

And then I knew I HAD to keep that in my head. So I got busy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Stay puft.

So, when I made my whoopie pies, I didn't have any marshmallow fluff on hand. Kinda disappointing, to be honest. I always mean to buy some of this stuff because there's random points where I'm dying for a fluffernutter. Yum.

I remembered seeing a homemade marshmallow fluff on Pinterest (I know, I know, it's an evil site, right?) and I figured it would work better than not having whoopie pies at all.

Yeah, I get it. I'm a fat kid.

But tell me this doesn't look delicious. I totally ate it with a spoon.

Original recipe posted here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kid Favorite.

We eat pasta entirely too much in this house.

Also, Kyle doesn't eat vegetables. Much.

It's frustrating. I'm trying to find ways to stick veggies into whatever I can. The kids eat them pretty well. 

And then, this happened.

A lot of cheese. A bit of ham. It worked.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Epic Magnets.

I love Tetris.

Too much for words.
There were many nights spent awake with a GameBoy in my hands. 
So I decided to make Tetris magnets after seeing them on Craftster.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


"Hey look! My mom's here!" 

Name that movie.

Okay, so being from the northeast (Pennsylvania, to be exact) really instills a lot of things into your mind.

1. Amish people are people, too. This means that, yes, they deserve their own special parking area for their horses and buggies.

2. Knobles is a place you will never be too old to enjoy.

3. Turkey Hill sells THE BEST TEA EVER. If I could get my hands on a couple gallons of orange tea right now, I'd be a happy girl. But it has to be the Turkey Hill kind. None of the others taste right.

4. Whoopie pies are good anytime, anywhere. And that's a fact, Jack. 

I haven't had these babies in SO long. Honestly, I'm more of a fan of the cookie part, but that's just me. I've tried many different recipes for these, but the best whoopie pies you'll get are from random small restaurants...if you want to call them that. 

Here's the most recent recipe I tried. I LOVED the cookie part. The innards could use some work, though.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Naked House

It's true.

My house is naked.

Bare walls, nothing is decorating it. I mean, our upstairs bathroom is decked out in M&Ms stuff. And by decked out, I mean shower curtain, small rug, soap dispenser, soap dish, and toothbrush holder. That's about as extravagant as it gets here.

We have a few things here and there, but nothing amazing. 6 pictures in the house on display, one in a location that just looks awkward. We have a clock. We have empty picture frames on display on a sofa table (that we got FOR FREE on Craigslist). We have our football player cake toppers made by my aunt-in-law, who is super amazing, from our wedding cake.

She baked it herself, words and all.