About a month ago I'd seen these letters in my spring Pottery Barn catalog.
but not $79 cute.
Roll forward 3 weeks...
A very creative and talented friend of mine made this wreath with moss.
Suddenly I remembered the letters I'd seen and I was inspired.

$3.99 for the wooden letter
$4.99 for the moss (don't even get me started on the stink)
some hot glue
random ribbon and flowers I had laying around...

Not bad for a spring door hanging...
it'll definitely do in pinch.


Books = Must Haves

I love collecting hardcovers...
none of that Kindle nonsense...
I want a library stacked to the roof one day.

These books will definitely be joining that goal.


J.Crew and Crystal Renn

I loved opening up my J.Crew catalog and finding Crystal Renn modeling the swimwear.
Made me happy.

I admire her message and that she refuses to conform to any kind of label
whether it be bone thin, plus-size, or the new medium-size she's currently being categorized as.
Good job J.Crew... I think the ads are perfection.


Homemade Oreos.

Oreo Cookies

2 Devil's Food Cake Mix (Chocolate with pudding in the mix)
I use Betty Crocker
4 Large Eggs
1 C. Vegetable Oil

First crack eggs in the mixer and start beating... add oil... then slowly add cake mixes.
Mix all together for about a minute.
Roll batter into balls (I use a 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop to measure)
Bake at 350 for 8-9 min. (I do 8 min.)

1 8oz. Cream Cheese
2 1/4 C. Icing Sugar
2 tbsp. Butter (softened)
2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

We quite like these cookies around these parts...
I made some yesterday for a lady in our ward who just had a baby boy (hence the blue icing),
but they are such an easy choice for any kind of occasion...
Christmas time I add crushed candy canes to the icing
In the Fall I did a vanilla cookie with orange icing
... lots of options.

One warning...
I've yet to witness a child eating these without an all around gooey mess to follow.