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{DIY} Yarn Wreath

At our household, nesting has taken full effect.  Binks and I have been working away trying to get the house ready for Baby Binks, who is due in about 10 days.  I cannot believe how fast this whole experience has gone by.

I’ve been using this time to catch up on some DIY projects that I have bookmarked (I need to get on the Pinterest wagon).  First and foremost was my wreath, which I’m actually very proud of, especially considering that I’m not the crafty kind.

If you remember, I started here, (from here originally) and have been working on little by little to yield this.

Ignore the yellow bow as I initially thought I would hang the wreath outside on my front door.  After seeing it leaning against my baroque-style mirror, I wanted to keep it inside.  It really brightens up and adds a charm to my living room for the fall.  And, plus, I don’t want it to get dirty outside.  🙂

I would do this again – and am thinking about creating one for my mom with the leftover yarn.  I might change up the flowers and add more and scatter it throughout the wreath.

The flowers were also easy to handle – I could easily change up the look based on how I cut the flowers and how tightly I rolled them.

Again, easy peasy beautiful.

What do you think?  Are you crafty?  Working on anything lately?


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Catch Up

I’ve been gone for a while – I apologize.  Well, I apologize if you missed me.  If you didn’t, well hello there!

I’ve been busy doing some family stuff and trying to catch up to some semblance of normalcy.  Let me see if we can update each other (me first) on what’s been happening on this end.

1.  I made the most delicious red velvet cupcakes with the most dreamy cream cheese frosting.

The recipe comes from none other than Ms. Deen herself.  I had it once at a chili-cook off and finally made it myself.  I can’t wait to make it again – with a slight twist that I’ll be sure to share.

2.  I’m attempting to be crafty.  

Mind you, I have no creative bone/nerve in my body.  But, when I saw this, I had to try.  Here is my current progress.

I can’t wait for the finished result.  So far it’s been easier than I thought.  Well, I’ll probably eat my words once the felt flowers come into place.

3.  We have been eating out more.  And the spicier the better.

Now that we have been balancing more with my mom/sister and making sure that we have a lot of family interaction to make this transition somewhat easier, I have been ignoring my home-cooking duties.  Therefore, a lot of lunches and dinners taken to go.

I thought my pregnancy spicy-cravings would decrease as time went on but alas – no.  I can handle the heat and the some.  It’s quite pathetic.  When someone asks me what I want to eat, my answer has almost always been ‘something spicy.’

Luckily, I work across from one of my favorite Thai restaurants in Dallas (Thai Soon), and they have an excellent lunch special.

Pictured above is a beef enchilada and puffed taco from Ojedas.  What is not pictured is the pitcher (yes, pitcher) of salsa that I drank with a side of chips.

4.  We have been painting.

What started out as a project just to paint the nursery turned into a whole-house paint project.  Working closely with our favorite Benjamin Moore paint and advice we read online, it’s been a project that’s mainly done by Binks.  Although I work very closely at the end to make sure he knows all the places he missed.  I’m sure he loves that.  🙂

I’ll show you finished projects soon!

So tell me, what are you up to?  


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