Crafty Hodge Podge
Hi Friends! I'm always finding little ways to stay crafty but not everything is worthy of their own posts. Here are some of my latest creations in one spot. Apologies for the phone shots!
I don't talk about food too much on this blog but I'm really excited something I made! I'm a big fan of the Well Fed cookbook so when the second book came out, I was ready to try all of the recipes. This faux pho was super easy to make and pretty tasty! It's also rare that anything I cook comes out looking so pretty!
During Friendsgiving, I was trying to cut down costs since I was spending money on new dishes. Instead of buying serving utensils that matched, I just took all of my wooden spoons and used the same washi tape on all of them. It's an easy and temporary solution to tie them all together.
Before I decided on what my super awesome holiday cards would look like, I made a few trial cards to figure out what I wanted. This was a strong contender that tied my requirements for washi tape, bakers' twine, and calligraphy.
More food adventures: I wanted to explore bento boxes for work lunches. I found that I was getting tired of leftovers but also not finishing my meals. I always admired the lunch boxes that friends and bloggers made for their kids, so I thought I'd use them as inspiration. As little as my meal looks, it was filling and it's fun to switch things up daily.
Thanks to gift cards and promos, I finally upgraded to the iPhone 5s! Remember how I rounded up all the cases I was thinking about getting? The truth is, in the back of my mind I had a vision for a case that matched my website. It wasn't intended to match, I just really, really liked the pattern and logo and wanted them on my case. I made this through Case-Mate.
I was especially in love with my Christmas set up this year. I had redone my fireplace, added candles because I'm terrified of starting fires in my fireplace, got a pre-lit tree last year during a sale, and the puppy wrapping paper I picked up from the Container Store was pretty darn awesome.
Thanks to a Best Buy gift card, I finally bought the Nest Learning Thermostat System! My thermostat was one from the days of yore. You had to manually change the temperature and it was so ancient that it was turning yellow. Installing this was a proud moment for me. It was the first time I did any kind of electrical work and I didn't run into any issues. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a genius. An 8 year old could install it. But I'm so happy to get with the times and not only have a programmable thermostat, but have one that's so smart it will learn my habits and help me save money and be more energy-efficient. Next up, windows...
This one probably qualifies for the "Does This Girl Ever Quit???" Award. One day I started punching circles out of the leftover gold contact paper I used from my fireplace makeover and sticking them all over my fridge. Maybe this one will get its own post once I clean up my kitchen a bit.
What kind of creations have you been up to lately?