Monday, February 27, 2012

End of Month Update!

Since I have had not much time blogging lately (forgive me please), I decided to do a quick update on some recent and future happenings.

30 days of Lists is almost here. :) and I am proud to say that I have been very good about being on top of my preparations for my 30days book before heading to Michigan for an important wedding! Yay for not being a horrible procrastinator. However, I still have yet to buy the dress that I plan on wearing to the wedding...;)

Here are a couple snapshots on what I decided to use for my Lists project:

{ I bought this book at Michaels for $1! Added a bit more to the front cover for fun. }

Oh, and remember in my last post when I said I would share my kitchen spice rack that Scott made for me before Valentine's day? Well, here it is!

{ The night he showed me what he made for me! }
{ The next weekend, we were able to put our spices in most of the bottles. I put little sticky tabs on the bottom to remind me of the names for each! }

Last but not least, our baby Baxley's first birthday was last week! So, for his birthday I made him some pup-cakes from this recipe I found here! The recipe is actually for a dog cake, but because he is a smaller dog I thought cupcake sized bites would be easier on his tummy! I made about 18, and have been giving them to him as snacks since

{ "Can I has more, pwease?" }

In two days, I will be driving back to Michigan for Scott's sister's wedding! I just recently purchased a 16MB SD card, so you can expect several photos from the event. ;)

Until then, have yourself a wonderful leap year! 

xx jmeelin


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My "Love Song" for Scott

Happy Valentine's Day, all! 

This post will be short and sweet. Scott and I have concluded that our gift for each other this year is our dog, Baxley. We don't like to spend much on this overly-hyped holiday, but it is still nice to receive something special on this day from your love. 

Scott surprised me over the weekend and built us a much needed spice rack (which I be posting photos of next time) for our kitchen! I was so shocked, I had no idea that he had been building it in our apartment.  He even pointed out that much of the materials he had used were laying around and I did not notice anything.  Not one bit! 

So for him, I decided to record an 'awkward' video of me playing a song that means a lot to us. Originally by The Cure, here is my rendition of "Love Song" for my babe. 

Much love to you all!

xo jmeelin

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hello, February

Now that February has rolled on in to this year, I can proudly say that I have been trying my best to keep up with my goals for 2012!

As far as learning how to sew, I just recently purchased this book.  After searching through many reviews on the endless beginner books on sewing, this one really caught my eye. It's simple, and to the point. And the projects provided are cute and modern! Next step: bring out my mother's old sewing machine back to my apartment so that I may actually get started! (P.S., thanks Mom for helping out)! 

On another note, I plan on getting some of my spring cleaning done early this month.  A big part of this includes my closet and donating some of my clothes and accessories to Goodwill. Hopefully sometime soon I can make a quick trip to Ikea to get some ideas for better organization. 


Adventures with my littlest brother, Joey, from last week! 

{ I told him to do a cart wheel. HAHA! }

{ Upcoming events to look forward to in March }

1. 30 days of Lists! - I am sad to admit that I signed up for this last September, but never actually followed through.  So this time around, I will make sure to do so by snapping photos to share on here. :)

2. Dad's 60th Birthday! 

3. My boyfriend's sister's wedding back home in Michigan!

Until my next post, happy February to you all!