Saturday, December 17, 2011

Frosty the Cheeseball

This is Frosty the Cheeseball. She was a hit, though some thought too cute.
I got this idea from Pinterest and brought it to life for my Holiday Party this year.
The cheeseball consists of:
  • For each package of cream cheese
    • a cup of diced deli ham
    • a tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp worchestershire sauce
    • 2 cups of shredded cheese (I use colby)
    • a couple of squeezes of lemon juice
Now the way my family works, no recipe is quite exact and everything is done to taste. It is just how things are passed down around her.

And for the decorations:
  • Green beans for the arms
  • red cabbage for the scarf
  • rosemary for the crown
  • craisins for the crown's berries
  • raisins for the eyes
  • and orange sweet pepper for the mouth, you could obviously use a carrot instead
I will say that as cute as she started, people were hesitant to eat her, even with my insistence. Also, she did end up with some extra body parts by the end of the night. :) Fun stuff!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The presents are wrapped...

 in kraft paper and looking so cute! I have been a busy gal. This year I decided to use my Silhouette cutter and kraft paper to get the job done. Needed for the big job:

And this is what I came up with so far:

I am in love! I definitely think this will be my go to way of wrapping for a long time to come. So stinking cute! Also, just an fyi, Silhouette has a free Christmas download each day until Christmas! Fabulous!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jazzing up Candles

Not too long ago, I came across an idea to use vinyl on candles. In our bedroom, we have two candle sticks next to our TV just to add a little something to take away from said TV. They looked like this: 

Pretty boring. Not much to them. I had them up there, but they never really did anything for me. Then I got the Silhouette. This machine is fantastic and I have turned into a little vinyl cutting machine. I found a flourish that I liked and cut two out. And this is what happened:

Not a bad addition. Still not a great look with the monster tv next to them, but at least it adds something ;)

*Test, Test* Is this thing on?

I could be self-important and think that people are just dying for my next blog post, or I could just carry on like I haven't been missing in action since March :) So here we go....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Here is my happy little decor for a very green kind of day :)
The console table

Candle Before

And after Silhouette Vinyl

Close-up of Subway Print from Today's Fabulous Finds

Wreath with rolled fabric flowers

Our Front Door

Hope this post finds you well! I am off to enjoy some corned beef and veggies! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

February Decor .... just a bit late :)

This year I have been spending more time looking at home decor blogs and found myself inspired to decorate a bit more for the post-Christmas Holidays. This is what I came up with.