20 November 2010

oh {happy} day

well...i didn't wake up until almost 10, which can pretty much sum up the whole thing! it was great....then i ate the rest of the banana bread topped off with some delish coffee....i decided i needed to go to the bank so i could pay some car bill stuff....and go to bulk food to pick up some spices for the baked goods i planned on making....

what i wore:
 
when i got home...i decided to do some cleaning....then i decided to make a little lunch....the best lunch EVER might i add....
 i would have to say that this is arguably the best breakfast ever too....raspberry jam and grilled cheese....yummmm.....

after making my tummy happy, i decided it was high time to make my nose happy and whip up some pumpkin walnut bread....

technically it was vegan....

until i made icing......
as it was baking, becca boo and i started some of our ornaments....while watching ernest saves christmas, ofcourse!







{all of the above, made by me}

{below ones, made by rebecca}




after a trip to tjmaxx.....hobby lobby {and taco bell}, we came back home and i made some magic bars:



then corey came over....he did some lesson planning while we crafted away....


.....we ate some of the delicious bread....then called it quits for the night....
oh how i love saturdays with NOTHING planned.....

until tomorrow...peace&love {danielle}



19 November 2010

alas....the holidays are coming....

anyone who knows me knows that i absolutely { love } the holidays. i cannot believe that thanksgiving is this week! that means christmas is literally just around the corner...i love planning...i love making gifts for others...i love celebrating. i know i don't stand alone because all of my favorite bloggers are also in the giving spirit. tomorrow i plan on crafting and baking ALL day. i bought a bunch of ingredients tonight and already have a lot of the supplies that i want to use to make some gifts.....so i am thinking about lighting my favorite "home sweet home" candle...preheating the oven....getting out the mod podge, paper, felt, scissors, markers, yarn, etc....treating my ears to a little sufjan christmas fun...and just spend the entire day { happy }
i am so very much looking forward to thanksgiving break. school has had me down in the dumps...in all honesty, i don't even want to speak of it right now....so i won't....


ahh....i'm on a better note again...so...for tomorrow...with great crafting comes great craftspiration! {i've provided all the sources i still have...although some of the pictures i saved from awhile ago & are source-less...}

 
 

 

 
 

 



 

im sleepy. i think i have fallen asleep several times during this post. until tomorrow...
peace&love
danielle

16 November 2010

dear blogger...

i promise that i have been meaning to write. it just really hasn't been the right time. i mean...with parent teacher conferences, report cards, volleyball ending, lots of lesson planning, corporate gatherings at church...i mean, i have been lucky enough to breathe.
i must say, i am quite excited for thanksgiving break. it's hard to believe it is already only a week away. i really do need A LOT of r&r. i would like to get a head start this week/weekend on getting my lesson plans set for when i get back from break, that way i can spend the whole break enjoying my family, friends and crafts!
i am pretty pumped that the uncle stephen clan is coming, along with meme and papa {from MA}. i feel like i haven't seen them in ages....i know i just saw them at dale's graduation party in july {?}...but still...I LOVE THEM! not to mention, this is the FIRST thanksgiving that i actually get to share with corey. over the past few years he has gone down to TN to visit his family, but not this year!
i have been on a baking kick lately...even more than normal...i want to make something fun for thanksgiving...

how about some butterfinger brownies?
 

or maybe some chocolate-dipped ginger cookies?

   

or some "layers of love" chocolate brownies?
 
  

or maybe some pumpkin-spiced oatmeal cookies?
 
 
 ahhh....so many choices...maybe i will have to try a few out this weekend!
anyway, i am somewhat excited...somewhat mixed feelings about the day after thanksgiving. believe it or not... i have my first ever bridal appointment for gowns....it is so crazy to me...i can't believe the time is now...with that said, i cannot wait for break....i have so much planning i would like to do...

anyway, i am so tired. i know this is random and scattered...but i wanted to post an update.....

i hope all is well....how are you prepping for the holidays?