Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bachelorette Shenanigans

Hey all! It's been awhile since I've updated...well, I mean I posted that picture in my last entry, but that's because I was having this bizarre issue with my Yahoo e-mail.

This weekend I came home to attend my almost-sister-in-law's bachelorette party, and it was super fun! Below are some pictures. We made t-shirts using glue and glitter to write "bridesmaid," and flip flops again using glue and glitter, and some ribbon for the bow. We also had fun hairpieces/headbands to wear. It was a lot of fun, we went to this place in downtown Chicago called Rock Bottom Brewery. It was the first time I had ever been there, and it was SO delicious! I "made" my own vegan pizza by asking them to leave off the cheese; it had pesto, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of roasted garlic. YUM! We then went dancing for a little bit but since we hit traffic and got a little lost on our way into the city it was pretty late by that point, so then we came home. It was a lot of fun, though, and I can't wait for the wedding and seeing family and everything this week!

I've also started my fall classes at U of I! This is my last semester on campus, and after this I will have only one more semester left until I have my Master's! So far I am really not enjoying my other required/intro class, but absolutely LOVE my Preservation and History of the Book classes, so hopefully I can power through the one class I'm not enjoying so far. Or, maybe the material will be more interesting once we get farther into the class....hopefully! lol :)

So here I will leave you with pictures of our fun bachelorette/bridesmaid outfits. Hooray!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


This has been a busy few weeks! I took a bookbinding class, which was amazing, and I will write about it when I have time to really edit the entry because there is just so much to say about it! In the meantime, enjoy this little bit of fluff :)

Today was a wedding shower for my brother and future sister in law that my mom and I threw! It was very fun :) I was in charge of desserts, so I made some cupcakes, and attempted to make cake pops for the first time. The cake pops did NOT turn out well, and I didn't have much time, but was still really set on the idea of having some kind of dessert I made brownie pops instead! I totally pulled a Sandra Lee and semi-home made both the cupcakes and the brownies, the cupcakes were a boxed mix and can of frosting, and the brownie bites were those little brownies you can buy from Dominick's (and other places I'm sure). So here are two pictures of what I made: cupcakes and brownie pops! The brownies are stuck into some floral foam in little paper boxes with some confetti stuff on top, and the cupcakes are just on a plate. lol