for our wedding, I wanted to handmake so. many. things. my day job got a little in the way of crafting all day, but I can’t complain because everything came together so well in the end. while some of my ideas never came to fruition (floor-to-ceiling paper flower wall as a backdrop behind our sweetheart table? yeahmebbenot…), thankfully some of my other ideas were much more practical.
for our guest book, I knew I wanted something different that we could read on a regular basis instead of an album collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. so when I came across this post and read how Megan browses her frame every day, I knew this was the perfect option for us. I thought about different artwork options for the center of the frame, and finally settled on nail art (yay for finally doing a project found on pinterest!).
Boy Wonder put it up on our dining room wall last week, and I love reading (&rereading) everyone’s well wishes :)
thoroughly enjoying studio calico’s sugar rush kit this month! everything is crazy cute, and perfectly timed for this wedding month :)
two weeks ago Boy Wonder and I got married. and it was pretty amazing.
I had been eyeballing all of the past, present, and future studio calico kits for a few weeks, and even started using up my current stash of products to justify starting a subscription earlier! but no, I was set on joining at the beginning of next year, when more of my stash would be gone. and then I got an email that changed everything. buy january’s copper mountain and get december’s blue note for free? why sureeeee.
love how the year everyone goes from 12×12 to 6×8, I go the opposite direction.
back in 2011, I went on two big trips, collected ephemera left and right, exceeded my external hard drive’s capacity, and fully intended on compiling everything into mini albums. did that happen? of course not. what can I say… I just couldn’t find a chipboard binder set I liked! (excuses excuses)
project life popped up on my radar in late 2012/early 2013, but I was unconvinced. how on earth could I catch up with two years of instagram photos and collected menus and ticket stubs and on and on? and even if I could, I found the two-page weekly spread daunting. what if all I did that week was chase open tables in our building to set up camp and do homework? hardly seems worthy of a two-page spread just to document the color of the atrium I was currently sitting in.
but then I stumbled across this post from kelly purkey, and I was inspired. I discovered that there were other sized albums besides 12×12, and I found myself more comfortable grouping photos and events by month and have my album grow a lot or a little, depending on how much sunshine I saw outside of class.
so after many many trips to michael’s to stock up on sn@p binders and page protectors, and marathon photo-editing/printing sessions, I did it.
twothousand&eleven, twothousand&twelve, AND twothousand&thirteen. boom.
just in time for 2014! heh.
for years we didn’t have a mixer – stand or otherwise! after one particularly difficult mixing incident, I asked my dad if we had anything in the kitchen to assist. he handed me the whisk. (nothelpfulbutthanksanyways.)
today, I have Blizzard, my all-white, Kitchenaid 4.5-quart stand mixer, along with the greatest Kitchenaid attachment ever. that’s right. icecream/gelato/sherbet/frozenyogurt for daysssss. and to christen the ice cream maker, I decided to make strawberry chocolate chip frozen yogurt! I was originally planning on making raspberry dark chocolate frozen yogurt, but strawberries were on sale at Safeway :)
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen) (I used 3 cups fresh strawberries)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup Nestle semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels
Freeze the Kitchenaid ice cream maker bowl and strawberries overnight.
Place the Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, vanilla, and sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For the Kitchenaid ice cream maker, blend the mixture in the ice cream maker, (actually read the directions unlike me and) pour in the mini morsels approximately 12 minutes into blending.
Transfer the frozen yogurt to another container after 20 minutes of blending. Freeze overnight, or enjoy immediately for soft-serve frozen yogurt.
Makes 1 quart, or 1.5 quart if you’re like me and added an extra cup of strawberries. whoops, but not really.