Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Happiness!

Happy holiday season everyone! 
I am one of those sticklers who refuses to acknowledge Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I believe every holiday deserves some love, and listening to Christmas music and having your tree up a week after Halloween is just crazy ridiculous. 
Sorry, it just is. 

That  being said don't misunderstand my attitude as not loving Christmas, I totally do! Especially this year since Eric and I had our very own place to decorate! Thanks to my mom who gave me a lot of the decorations she just doesn't use anymore, we were able to turn our little apartment into a cute little winter wonderland :) 

Here's a peek at the decorations we put up. 

DIY trees skirt tutorial: Tea and Lime 
DIY wreath tutorial: Mr. Kate

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Recap: The Crafty Supermarket!

Happy Monday everyone! 
Be warned this post is going to have a TON of pictures :) 

This weekend was an absolute blast. Friday I was able to go out with the beautiful Britany Wendel (who does amazing photography with DreamerImage go check her work out!!!) and we had a fabulous time. It was just so great to catch up and hang out with friends. 

Saturday I went to The Crafty Supermarket . This indie craft show that had over 50 vendors, great food, demos, and a live DJ! 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Recipe Review

A few months ago (ok...almost a year ago) I did a post about a few recipes that I've found which are both super yummy and also Weight Watcher friendly! Well I figure it's about time I did another one to talk about the recipes that I've ventured out to try and what I thought of them. 
This post is kind of long, but it's worth it, trust me! 

-------------------- APPLE CINNAMON TARTE --------------------

This Image and Recipe is from Emily Bites 

This guy is SUPER delish. It really wasn't that hard to make, and would be a perfect dish for Thanksgiving. It tastes just like apple pie, but without all that extra calories. 

3 medium apples

1 t lemon juice

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farms brand which comes with 2 sheets in a box)

4 T granulated sugar, divided
1 t all-purpose flour (plus a little bit to flour the surface of your workspace when you work with the pastry dough)
½ t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
1/8 t allspice


1.    Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside (I used a 10 x 15” baking sheet).

2.    Slice the apples open and remove the core. Cut the apples into thin slices (about ¼” thick). Toss lightly with the lemon juice and set aside.

3.    Lightly flour your workspace surface and unfold the thawed puff pastry sheet onto the floured space. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the pastry sheet out to be a 10” x 14” rectangle. Place the pastry rectangle onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

4.    In a small dish, combine one tablespoon of the sugar with the teaspoon of flour and stir. In a separate small bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cinnamon, the nutmeg and the allspice. Mix until combined.

5.    Leaving about 1/2” around the edges, sprinkle the flour mixture across the surface of the pastry rectangle. Line the apple slices onto the pastry in three long rows, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the top of the apple slices.

6.    Bake for about 35 minutes or until the edges are browned and the apple are cooked through and tender. Let the tart cool for a few minutes. Cut tart into 12 equal pieces (I used a pizza cutter to slice lengthwise between each row of apples to form three long sections and then I just cut each of those into four equal pieces) and serve. 

Yields 12 servings. WW P+: 3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Nutrition Information per serving from 115 calories, 17 g carbs, 5 g fat, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wedding Pictures!!!

I've gotten an AMAZING preview to my wedding photos on Lindsey Kay Photo Design's blog! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. To see the rest of her post go....HERE