Thursday, December 10, 2009

homemade Chistmas cards!

I am pleased to announce that I am making my(our) own Christmas cards this year!
Last year we did the ones where you just choose your photo & the store (Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, etc) has the layout for you.
Nope. Not this year, sucka!

Here are the ones I've made so far. I will probably try to print them Friday/Saturday and mail them by Saturday. :D
They were SUPER easy and I am SUPER excited to see what people think of them! :)

This photo was actually one of our engagement photos...from 2 years ago. :) Oh well. :)

Taken today. :)

Also taken today. :)

What are your thoughts?
Did you make your own Christmas cards this year? Share them with me!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

pumpkin cream cheese muffins, getting ready for Christmas & kittens!

(warning: picture heavy!)
Thanksgiving came & left in a FLASH!
I made pumpkin cream cheese muffins that were INCREDIBLE!
Step 1: put batter in cups (1/4 full)

Put cream cheese mixture in the middle...

Put more pumpkin batter on top & top with streusel mixture.

Bake them in the oven and this is what you get....

They were oh so good & a big hit at the family functions. :)

In other news...Christmas is right around the corner and I have been learning to really cherish the season of Advent. It has been beautiful. I don't feel stressed about finding pointless gifts or whatnot. It is a blessing. The hubby & I agreed to do a "light" Christmas. The things I bought him are useful and things he actually NEEDS (and that I cannot make for him). I am not into buying a gift just to buy a gift, you know?

oh, and ps: we have 4 adorable little kittens! Zombie, Ghost, Dracula(aka Drake/Suede) & Lykin (aka Jameson). The kittens have different names depending on who is talking to them. :)
This is my mom's Christmas picture- it includes her 4 kids (3 kids, 1 son in law) and her grandkids (4 kittens)

(Nathan, Nick, Me, My Hubby)
[Kittens: Zombie, Drake, Ghost, Jameson]