Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas to me! A few gifts to myself this holiday...

I am always a little bit sad after Christmas has come and gone, I just wish it would last a  LITTLE bit longer. I have lots of picutures for mine and Zach's visit back to St. Louis to be with my family over Christmas but those are yet to be sorted through... So here are a few things I am excited about at the moment!

...I got to shop at the Foundrie (an awesome pop-up shop at Chesterfield mall featuring indipendent artists and designers handmade goods) and found these amazing earings from Muggy Tuesday. Love them!

I was asked to be a part of their shop this year but didn't have time get get enough items ready for it, so next year I am totally in. And I got to talk with the super nice Shelah from Destroyed by Design who started the shop, she did a great job and I'm so impressed with her work. The shop closes on December 31st. So if you are in the area you must stop by!

...another after-Christmas gift. On the downside I ordered a few things off of etsy for my mom and my sister, but they didn't arrive before I left for St. Louis so I ended up buying/making a few last-minute things. On the upside, I now have a few new handmade items to add to my wardrobe! :) A gorgeous shirt from artlab

and another super comfy handmade shirt from replicca makes me a very happy lady!

....Also, as a gift to myself, I ordered this amazing hair clip from InkandButton

and it is just a gorgeous in person as it is in that photo. New Years Eve? I think so!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Marshmallows + Puppies = Merry Christmas!

Towards the end of last week Zach had some fun in the kitchen and made homemade marshmallows and hot cocoa for us to give as gifts. I think he got his recipe from Alton Brown. Although, I can be too sure...

This is what the marshmallows looked like while they set over night in the pan. We tested out some toasted coconut toppings and red and green swirls.

From there we cut them up...

And them put them into little bags with the hotcocoa and some cute tags that I designed! ( I had to help somehow!)

These were passed out to our friends and family this weekend in Zach's hometown of Nevada, Mo. We are going to make a second batch to handout to my family in St. Louis this weekend.

Now just for fun are a few phots from this last weekend with Boston and Millie (Zach's Mom's dog: a pug-a-poo).

Pretty much sums up their friendship.

When we got home Boston got a haircut.

Such a handsome little fellow!

Hope you all are enjoying time spent with family this week! Remember the reason for the season, Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009


So Christmas is a little less than 2 weeks away and I have been a knitting fool! So many orders to fill, but I'm not complaining... business is a good thing!

On another subject, have you ever heard of the catologue TOAST? Oh my goodness. I want everything. And I want my house to be a small little cottage in the middle of nowhere that is decorated the same as the ones in the pictures. And then I can dress all cute in their outfits like I was picked right up out of the catalogue and dropped in my own little dream world. Some samples of their cuteness below. So casual and cute, I am in love.

This is my christmas dress (in my dreams) :). I don't really have the equivilant of 145 euros lying around although, it would be so perfect...

Some other cute outfits and home shots from their catalogue.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Packaging

So Bumble and Bumble has done it again! Every year I absolutley love the ideas they come out with and the cute ways they package everything! Every year they try and sell some sort of hair accessory with their shampoo packages.

This year it was these awesome button headbands enclosed in an equally awesome box. You can watch the video on how to wear the headband here.

Last years were brightly colored rubber bands and bobby pins packaged quite neatly.

Nice job Bumble and Bumble.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

You need to see this movie!

If you care at all about where your food comes from and the health of you and your loved ones, then you really need to see this movie. Trust me it's not graphic, it's just a good movie that gives you the facts. The movie features the author/food advocate Michael Pollan, you may have read my post way back when about some books he's written.

And then when your done, go eat Chipotle. You'll be glad you did.

Also, check out the Food, Inc. Website and sign the petition to help give students HEALTHY lunches!

Just a small cause to plug for the day! :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas for a Cure 2009

Come out this Saturday and support a good cause!