Monday, April 30, 2012

miscellany monday

Hello again Monday! Did everyone have a great weekend? My weekend kicked off to a great start with lunch on Friday with some of my old Infinity co-workers. Six of us met at Urban Cookhouse at the Summit, and as always, it was fabulous to catch up with all of them!

Since the start of the work week is here yet again, you know what that means:

Link up with Carissa!

{founder's day}

Saturday I met up with Calley and headed to the Birmingham Country Club to celebrate my sorority's Founder's Day. We had a great luncheon and good program, and in honor of the event, I made sure to wear my favorite gold arrow necklace.

{pinterest party}
Saturday evening Candace hosted another great Pinterest Party! So after the luncheon, I headed to Hobby Lobby to gather up supplies for the party.

Next, I headed home to whip up a quick treat to take to the party.

Nutella Croissants
-2 cans of crescent rolls
-Powdered Sugar

1. Roll 1 teaspoon of Nutella into each crescent roll. As I rolled, I formed my "rolls" into more of an eggroll-type pocket so the Nutella would not ooze out in the oven.
2. Put a few tablespoons of cinnamon and sugar into a tupperware dish and shake to blend. Take rolled pockets and roll thoroughly in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
3. Place on baking sheet and bake according to cresent roll package instructions (around 12 minutes at 350 degrees).
4. Remove from oven and shift powdered sugar as desired on finished croissants.
Viola! Super easy and tasty treat!

As usual, we had a fun night enjoying girl-talk, snacking on various treats, and crafting. Here are some phone shots of some of the various crafts of the night:

Yarn-wrapped frame

Personalized tumblers

Clay bracelets

Hair ties

Yarn-wrapped wreath

I decided to make a moss-covered initial. I still had an old book and modge podge (from my previous Easter egg craft), so I decided to modge podge book and newspaper pages to create a background mat for my initial. Once dry, I assembled it all in a frame. See below for a few in action shots and one final product shot. Now I've got to figure out where to hang it!

You can see more Pinterest Party details here and here.

{sunday funday}

Christian Grey broke up with me y'all. Bittersweet start to the day- loved finishing the final book but truly hated to see our "relationship" come to an end.

The rest of the day was very relaxing and nice, though. I caved and agreed to a BBQ lunch at Legacy BBQ. I'm not much of a BBQ fan but Clint loves it, so I indulged him in trying out this new restaurant. It was pretty good- as far as BBQ goes, I suppose, and Clint seemed to enjoy it. We spent the rest of the afternoon kicking it outside with some of our favorite people. It's beginning to feel like summertime in Alabama! The combo of hot weather and yesterday's yummy pina colada have me craving a beach trip!

Nerd rope!

Pina colada!

Yeah, that's the number of Bama boys headed to the NFL after the final round of the draft. Roll Tide.

Have a fantastic Monday!


April said...

What cute crafts! I'd like to think I'm pretty crafty, but that's not really the case. I have a LONG way to go! I love just about anything made with YUMMY! I'm now following!:)

Anna B. said...

Ahh! A Pinterest Party! I've been chatting with some friends about our love for all things crafty, and this Pinterest Party idea may have just changed my life :) ...Can't wait to organize one soon. Thanks for a great idea!