Monday, December 19, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

1. Way back in July - in Greece - I bought "bird hooks". Mr. Fix-It thought I wanted them for our guest bath, but I was hoping to use them to hang necklaces in our bedroom. Being such a handy and get-it-done kind of guy, I thought it wouldn't be a big deal to get these placed and hung. But, for some reason, I have had to ask no less than 10 times if he could help me hang the hooks. Frankly, I would have done it myself, but I was advised that they were heavy and it would be preferred if I didn't mess up the walls. 5 months later, we finally have bird hooks hung!


My Dressing Area

Bird Hooks!

I think this one definitely falls into the category of "seeing = wearing". It's SO NICE to have my options displayed when I get dressed in the morning!

2. For our first Chicago Christmas, we're trying to incorporate as many family traditions as possible. This weekend I prepped several cookie dough recipes to bake closer to Christmas. There are certain holiday cookie smells that cannot be missed!


3. While on the topic of holiday cookies and baked goods, here's our official list of "to bake" items:

  • Refrigerator Cookies (his)
  • Grandma's Banana Cake (mine)
  • Chocolate Truffles (his)
  • Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (mine)
  • Peppermint Bark (his)
  • Italian Wedding Cookies/Butterballs (mine)
 You can find a couple of the recipes for the above cookies here.

4. A HUGE THANK YOU  to all who participated in the Blog Sale! It was a success! I'd definitely do another one in the future. There are still a few items left! If you're interested let me know. thefixitsblog@gmail.com

5. Mr. Fix-It and I have taken on the task of providing wine for Christmas and Christmas Eve. Our Napa trip definitely refined our wine palettes - especially for Mr. Fix-It - which I love! But, alas, it also meant we had to "do it right" for the holidays. This new hobby has set us back a few bucks.



6. It's been just about a year since we got our wedding photos. AND GUESS WHAT WE FINALLY DID?!? Designed wedding albums for the grandparents. They are going to be thrilled. My grandmother has literally called me to say that she's not going to live forever, and that I'd better get going on her album. I still need to do ours and one for my parents. It'll happen, I swear.

13 comments:

  1. I love those bird hooks! I've been wanting to do something similar for a long time now and I just haven't gotten around to it. So cute!

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  2. Liking fine wines does do a number on the budget, I totally understand that problem. Your to-bake items sound delicious. The butterballs/italian wedding cookies/snowball (what we call them) are my favorite of that group. :)

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  3. The bird hooks are fantastic! I hang my necklaces on hooks now as well, and it makes it SO much easier for me to remember what I have (instead of just wearing one necklace all the time). Your birds are way fancier than my hooks though :)

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  4. All of the cookies that are yours, are cookies my family makes too. Maybe it's a new england thing? They are all so good!

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  5. Love those bird hooks! I think something like that would having me changing up my necklace selection more often.

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