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How wonderful December begins on a weekend? My fiance (!!) and I will be setting up our tree and making some ornaments. I am also planning on making a pie, that I will force on everyone that comes to visit us. Visitors beware!

Pie decoration

Photo here.

orange embroidery floss

My ring is slightly too big. But duh, I want to wear it right now. My crafty solution: I wrapped some embroidery floss round and round until it didn’t fall off my finger. Perfect.


best day ever

I now have something very, very shiny on my hand, and a very, very wonderful fiance.

these shoes

(photo from here)

making cookies: mocha shortbread

I made these cookies as a gift for the guy’s family for turkey day. We ate them over the weekend dipped in coffee with whipped cream on top. They were buttery, and crunchy, and you should probably make them soon.

lots of thanks to give

I am not sure which I like more- the actual food, or the memories made while preparing it.

Definitely the memories.


new in the shop: holiday coupon code

Some new colorful animals in the Little Amaryllis shop. Shop Nov 22-26 and use code HOLIDAY for 20% off!

Cool new iPad app

I found a new iPad app to test editing photos with over the holidays. For anyone who knows me, I am not a photoshop savvy kind of guy (which is why the girl is much more skilled in that arena!) and so that is why when I found this app I thought I would give it the ol’ college try and I think I did ok! Just don’t look too closely at the yellow crumbs.

I used a simple picture of the birthday cake I made for the girl this past week. Overall it’s a pretty cool app that I’ll be trying on some other pictures later so stay tuned…





Home for the holidays with Marley

It never fails, within five minutes of being home at my parent’s house Marley finds the best seat in the house and makes herself comfortable. Crazy dog.


little turkeys

Pre-Thanksgiving preparations at our house include baking cookies. The turkey cookie cutter waits all year for this moment to shine.

Instead of doing different colors of frosting for the turkey tail, we smashed some candy corns flat, and used them as tail feather decoration. What beautiful little turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving!


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