Monday, December 5, 2011

I Have a Decision to Make...

I have been asked (after much hinting on my part!) to bring a dish for the first time in my adult life to Christmas at my aunts!  She asked me to bring a dessert, and cannot be more excited!  I have some ideas, but am just not sure what is the best thing to make my cooking debut at my family's holiday celebration. 

The Options:

Reindeer Cupcakes. Recipe here.
I like these because they are so darn cute, but also because they mix salty&sweet!

Peppermint Cookies and Cream Popcorn, recipe here.
I love this as a dish to bring and set out on an end table as a munchy delicious snack, but am not sure if it's right for a "dessert".

Christmas Pretzel Rods...
Classic, but has been done before...should I do a classic?

Santa Hat Cupcakes, recipe here.
This seems like more of a "decoration" emphasis cupcake, but am nervous that it might be too much frosting.. hmm.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream frosting, recipe here.
This is definitely the front runner; unusual but a Christmas classic, and anything with buttercream in the name is guaranteed to be delicious.  Seem pretty simple to make as well!

Anyways, I definitely have some time to decide and continue browsing, which is half of the fun!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lots Of Things That I Liked Today...

Using an old barn door as a headboard+ simple bedding=my ideal bedroom.  Love the simplicity and uniqueness of this room!

Antipasto Kabobs, awesome recipe here

Transform your attic into the ideal closet. Someday...

Do It Yourself adorable cake stands! Find out how, here.

Glittery nail polish+red lips+smokey eyes.  Hiiiii New Years Eve Make-Up!!

I love this idea for a wedding: buy a bunch of cheap ballet flats or flip flops and display in a cut can.  It allows those guest with painful (but certainly pretty) shoes to get out on the dance floor.  No excuse for anyone to be seated!

Awesome antique Do It Yourself bookshelf, directions here.

My roommate and I have made quick and easy truffles in the past; it is so much fun and they are insanely delicious.  Here are the recipes to five easy and delicious truffle recipes you can make yourself! 

The romantic in me loves this idea for an anniversary gift to youself: Take a picture in the same pose, as you are, on your anniversary.  A great way to see how you have changed and grown together over the years! Love it!