Frilling Wreath Card Holder


This weekend, my friend Chansin and I had some fun working on a Pinterest inspired Christmas craft. I know it’s pretty early, but I think we all know how fast Christmas tends to sneak up on us. Also, it isn’t every weekend that I find myself with some free time available when I would normally be doing homework. 

I absolutely love this wreath idea, and I’m so glad that all my sweet friends’ Christmas cards will be more proudly displayed than ever before this year! I used some cards I still had from last year so I could fully display the wreath. Check out the finished product below.  

Do you have any fun Christmas crafts you are looking forward to this year?

- Aurelia

November 10, 2011 11:31 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby Fashion | Tags: ,

Sweet Saturday: Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats


Another sweet Saturday; another successful sweet treat thanks to Pinterest! Get the recipe here.

What’s making your Saturday sweet?

- Aurelia

August 6, 2011 9:57 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Sweet Saturday | Tags: , ,

Sweet Saturday: cheesecake stuffed strawberries, plus other yum recipes!


Well, I’m back from my trip to Disney World, and you guys didn’t even notice I was gone because the posts kept coming! Booyah! This week I made dinner for friends and because they are close friends, I decided it would be safe to try some new recipes from my Pinterest recipe board. 

I tried this penne with roasted asparagus and balsamic butter recipe (I did not use all of the butter it called for, I reduced the vinegar down a bit more than it suggested, and I added a tiny bit more brown sugar to the sauce). I also tried this roasted peppers with capers and mozzarella recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I paired these with fresh green beans and french bread. Finally, for dessert, I tried these cheesecake stuffed strawberries. 

Here’s how mine turned out (Unfortunately, it looks like my phone will be my only picture-taking device for a while):

All three recipes turned out great! I was really pleasantly surprised and will definitely be making them all again in the future. I especially recommend the roasted peppers dish for a great summertime dinner addition. 

Anything making your Saturday sweet?

- Aurelia

July 30, 2011 11:53 AM | Comments | Categories: Food, Sweet Saturday | Tags: , ,

I’m on Pinterest…


…and loving it.  It is such an easy, awesome way to save things I like.  I have always found bookmarks to be so unwieldy and difficult to sort through.  Now I don’t have to use them any more, nor do I have to keep files of images I find on the web on my hard drive.  I love this.  I most use my “Dreamhouse” board, in which I file inspiration for someday when we have a house of our own again.   Like this:

and this:

Come check out my boards

Are you on pinterest?


May 31, 2011 4:53 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby Fashion | Tags: ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.