Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN, PUMPKIN!

'Tis the season of the pumpkin! This past Saturday, our friends hosted their second annual Pumpkin Party. Everyone brings a pumpkin food and then we hang out with wonderful friends around a perfect bonfire. There were your typical delish pumpkin desserts including scones, cookies, cake and pie. Todd and I contributed to the sweets with some Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Glaze. For the savory eats, there were burgers, macaroni and cheese, chili and gnocchi; all including pumpkin, of course. Todd and I also brought Turkey Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions & Pumpkin Chipotle Mayo. Yum, yum, yum!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

GF MACAROON COOKIES WITH CHOCOLATE

It's officially Fall, people! I love this time of year. I woke up this morning for a quick (two mile) run and it was a chilly 38 degrees. By the time I was finished, the temp had risen to the 50s. Just gorgeous, cool, perfect autumn weather. And you would think that I would go with the fall theme and make some sort of pumpkin or apple dessert. But no. I went coconut instead! 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL: A DESK IN STYLE!

I love this time of year! Fall is just starting which means the weather is cooling down and gorgeous rich, warm hues are out. Fall is also the sign of going back to school! For all the teachers out there, here are 10 fun, inspiring tips on how to style an organized and beautiful workspace. Face it, this is where we spend a lot of our time, so why not make it as positive and cheery as possible?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GF MONSTER COOKIES & MISC. ADVENTURES!

Hello all! This school year has gotten off to a busy start! I am "on cycle" which means I am getting observed, at least twice, this year. One observation is announced (this Thursday!) and one is unannounced... Surpriseeee! Besides school, I have been busy cleaning my house. Boy, has our house suffered from a lack of upkeep this past year!

Friday, August 22, 2014

MY CLASSROOM TOUR

Ok, the big announcement! GRAD SCHOOL IS OFFICIALLY OVER!!! Well, "officially" in about 2 hours at midnight but it's pretty close. :) So this school year will be my sixth year teaching art! ... This is also my third classroom in those six years. Grrr... So much moving and "starting over". Welp. Here's the most recent room!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NEW YORK BAKING COMPANY SILICONE BAKING CUPS REVIEW & BUBBLE BUNS RECIPE

Hello all! Only one and a half more weeks left of grad school and then I will have my Master's!!! Woohoo! In celebration of this event, I have an awesome review of the New York Baking Company's silicone baking cups for you. I had to "break them in" so I decided to relive my middle school home ec days and make Bubble Buns for you all.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MINI SWAP WITH JENNIFER!

I participated in my first ever miniatures swap with the wonderful Jennifer from Plushpussycat! She was a dream to work with and I was honored to have her collaborate with me for my very first swap. Jennifer suggested that we list some items that we would want the other person to make so that we don't end up with items we will never use. What a brilliant idea! Unfortunately, since I am not picky when it comes to Jennifer's miniatures, I told her that she could send me anything. This miiiiggghhhttt have confused her a bit. :)