Monday, March 19, 2012

broil a grapefruit.

I keep seeing this pinned on Pinterest and it just looked so tasty.
inspired by this pin.

Here's my take on it.
cut a grapefruit in half.
(next time I may prep it like I would eat a regular grapefruit so it's a little less messy to eat)

there are different ideas of what tastes good on this broiled grapefruit.
I suppose you could put whatever you like on it.
I chose a little butter, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice (which is nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice)

mix, melt and "frost" your grapefruit.

broil for about 5 minutes.

it looks like a burn victim.
eat it anyway.
it's good.
trust me.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

nutella lava brownies

we needed something sweet.  it was imperative that it was chocolatey and well, we kinda needed the nutella, too.

brownie mix mixed.

topped with a dollop of nutella.

topped again with more brownie mix.

ready to bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

what.  ever.


these were super rich and super yummy.
would've been even better with ice cream (yeah, I just made it a hot cold treat.  my fave)

Friday, March 9, 2012

oscar loves the number one.

even if it's backward.

maybe because he is number one.

(more on this craft project next week!  whoop whoop!)

DIY deck of cards book

yeah I'm still anniversary-talkin' (still a couple more DIY's to come on that as well), but this is something you can do anytime!

So here's how it went down.

get a deck of cards (it should be 53 cards including the joker)

punch 2 holes in the side of each card (use your first card as a template for the rest)
aw.  my holes are hearts.
*I only own a heart shaped hole punch

print on card stock (or plain paper would work)
the title of my book and a special message for the inside cover

cut your title and message out and mod podge, baby!

oh!  someone broke out the fancy scissors!

so you come up with 52 reasons why you love your loved ones and you print each reason out (on card stock or plain paper).  I also mod podged scrapbook paper onto each card (and then repunched my holes)

I hope your printer is working... or that you have one.
Now we print the page numbers.  I chose a few different fonts just for funsies!

mod podge the whole card after you've put everything on it.  This seals it nicely.

let cards dry.

I was going to go buy some rings to put through the holes but I ran out of time and the craft store is so far away (waaaah).  So jute twine it is!

tie it, snip it, done.

so sweet.
and I was able to say that I gave a paper gift for anniversary #1

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

anniversary gifts are fun.

My sweet friend Bethany made this awesome frame for us for our anniversary.

I love it.

she kept several different paper elements from our wedding and decoupaged them onto a frame.

this is from our programs.

so is this... she also used our invites, our cd inserts (these were favors),  and leftover burlap from bridesmaids clutches I made.

thanks, sweet Bethany!!  You're the best!

Monday, March 5, 2012


A year ago today we were gettin' hitched!
I'm so glad I found such an awesome person to spend the rest of my life with.
I couldn't think of anyone to match me more perfectly.
Excited to spend many more years as wonderful as the first!!

I love you, Mister!!!