Day After Thanksgiving

November 29, 2010

The day after Thanksgiving, or as we like to call it, the first day of Christmas, was an amazing day for Jamie and I. We avoided the long Black-Friday lines and shopped the deals online from the comfort of our bed. After another Cinnabon, we got up and began to decorate our first Christmas tree. There's not much I can say with words; instead, we made a short video for everyone to see. Enjoy!

If you can't see the video, click here to view the video directly.

Like I said, words can't describe how much fun we had decorating our little apartment. Look out Christmas, here we come!

Our First Thanksgiving

This year Jamie and I celebrated our very first Thanksgiving together. It was a lot of fun being able to make the food for ourselves, without worrying about what anyone else would think of it.

After sleeping in a little on Thursday we got up and made our Holiday blend coffee from the Coffee Bean, and stuck our Cinnabon rolls in the oven.

We probably could've eaten all five of them if our stomaches were big enough. Afterwards we started to make our Thanksgiving feast of a meal which included a Cornish Hen, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, and Dinner Rolls.

Needless to say, it was a fantastic meal. Jamie and I were able to video chat with both our families later that day, and then went to see a movie with my brother and sister in-law. It was nice being able to have our own little Thanksgiving meal, and still spend time with family. We're both looking forward to next year already.

Scandinavian Art

November 17, 2010

Recently, without even knowing it, I have become inspired by Scandinavian art. I knew I loved this certain style of art I had been seeing and with a little digging, I discovered that it was Scandinavian. Now I just can't get enough of it. The designs typically contain dynamic geometric designs, foliage ornaments and often features animals (my favorite part) I searched around and founds some beautiful pieces. 

(from left to right)

1. My Heart by Bold and Noble
2. Magic Berry Bush by Sanna Annukka
3. Siesta cushion cover by Roddy and Ginger
4. Woodland Tray from Norwegian by Darling Clementine
5. Holiday Dove Card by Sass and Peril
6. Tin by Sanna Annukka 

If anyone knows anything about Scandinavian art or knows of any good resources to learn more about it, I would love to know. Just leave a comment after this post. 

Mia Famiglia

November 10, 2010

Recently Jake and I have been utterly obsessed with the TLC show Cake Boss. The first two seasons are watch instantly on Netflix. If you haven't seen It, we would highly recommend it. Its about a family owned and operated Italian bakery. Their cakes are more like art pieces. Each design is so intricate and beautiful. Tthe family members are always pushing each other's buttons. However, at the end of the day, you just know that they love each other.

After watching the show, it got me thinking. Wouldn't it be fun to be a part of a family business? I've heard it said "don't mix family and business", but I still think it would be fun. Between both our families we have so many tallented people. The possibilities are endless. Now if only we could all live in the same place.

Design*Sponge Before and After

November 4, 2010

We've been featured on Design*Sponge again! Click on the picture to go to the post.