Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oreo Truffle cake pops!

A co-worker's birthday was today, so the Mr. and I thought it would be fun to try a new treat.  They were a big hit! So easy to make, and so delicious! Here's the how-to....

What you will need:
  • 1 Pkg.  Oreo's (use all but @10)
  • 8 oz.  Cream cheese
  • 1 Pkg. Wilton Melting chocolate buttons
  • Lollipop sticks
  • foam blocks
The last three items can be purchased at any Joann's or Michael's craft store.

Add all but 10 Oreo's into a food processor and grind finely.

Pour crumbs into large bowl and add 8oz. of cream cheese.  Mix with hands until everything is mixed together evenly.

Roll into 1'' balls, just like meatballs.  The mixture makes 24 exactly.  Place on a sheet of wax paper and freeze for 10 minutes.  Take out of the freezer and place the lollipop sticks in the truffles.  Replace in the freezer for another 10 minutes.  
Next, melt the whole package of chocolate according to the directions on the package.  It's best if you use a small but deep bowl.  Take each truffle and coat with chocolate.

Place each covered truffle into a block of foam to set.  You can put them in the fridge until you are ready to serve or package them.

There are so many amazing ways to decorate them on the web! This was our first attempt so we chose something really simple, and due to popular demand we'll make a second batch next week! Check out this great site for more ideas...Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I'm planning on a few splurges this summer for our "nest".  Our home is slowly taking shape and it's been really amazing finding my own personal style! I can't wait to try and incorporate my style in my appearance personally, hopefully soon!  These are some of the lovely things on my mind right now.
having a real camera and not a phone would be amazing!
I am so looking forward to sending Polaroid postcards! Maybe you will be a recipient??
what an amazing idea! I'm definitely dusting off my treasured books
$20!? can it get any better?[click here for the Etsy shop!] 

I would love a craft space like this! No need for a large space!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

life ♥

Gosh, it's been forever since my last post. :(
I wish I had the type of time to lend to wonderful crafts and projects with which to fill this blog with, but alas I am a worker bee with time devoted to making a paycheck most days.  Progress has been made though!  My husband and I are celebrating 1 lovely year of marriage next month! Words can't explain just how amazingly lucky, blessed, loved, and devoted I feel about a year spent with this wonderful person.  It will also mark our 2 1/2 anniversary of being together.  Although we are working hard to save our pennies we are making big progress toward our future! It's hard just working a lot but it sure does pay off when thinking of the wonderful things we are paving the way for.  Just this past month we have been working toward paying off debt previous to our relationship, and really making a plan for some lovely things we plan to do.

We can't wait to purchase a home of our very own! I come from a very unstable childhood and have longed for ONE place to have all my things for a very long time! With this comes the decision to leave the town we have lived in for quite a while for some new scenery! A decision that a lot of people we know don't much like but, seriously, 20 min away at the most? C'mon people! :)

A sweet little baby to dote on! We so long for this opportunity but are taking it slow to ensure we have a firm foundation for such a blessing. We think this is not too far off though. ;)

Financial freedom to maybe invest in a business idea we have.  We love to be creative, and would dream of being able to do it for a living.  Maybe we can take a chance to make it happen!?

Although work is taking up a lot of time I am currently working on a Bridal shower for a close friend.  It's 3 weeks off and I am so excited to put all my little projects and ideas in play to give one hell of a party! :) That will be a fun post full of great pics...I hope! :) Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


i love the layers but i love the bow even more!
i may need to purchase these asap!
sewing + makeup = loving this!
i think this is the haircut i will be getting next month!

i love her accessories...i would love to own a House of Harlow item!
this may just be the perfect b-day gift for a best friend!
no baby yet, but when i do this goes perfect with the elephant diaper bag!
i need this.

a girl can dream right lovelies?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

bridal shower inspiration

I'm currently working on throwing a fabulous shower as MOH for a friend's summer wedding! I have been collecting inspiration and ideas for months now, and am ready to get started putting it all together....

I've got so many ideas! I hope I can bring it together ok, and host one lovely shower!