My first Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had a delicious meal with your friends and family.

This year I hosted thanksgiving dinner at our condo for Nick’s mom and her fiance. I wouldn’t exactly say I am a cook (except recently I have been trying to be) so this was a big deal for me. I talked to my mother, who is basically Martha Stewart, for weeks about what I was going to make. She gave me some recipes and then I was left to cook on my own.

I started by setting the table so it would look nice before our guests arrived. This was one of the first times we used out china so I was happy to put it out for the feast.

Nick helped with the turkey, he found a betty crocker recipe online and it turned out delicious. It was really moist and had a lot of flavor to it. We were just happy we didn’t ruin the bird haha.

I made my mother’s mashed potato and stuffing recipe which ended up tasting very similar to hers… I was very proud of myself. Nick’s mom also brought some of the sides so we had a complete meal. I realized that the hardest part about Thanksgiving is making sure all the food was hot at the same time, we were taking things in and out of the oven for the last 10 minutes just to warm it up. Everything turned out delicious and I was very happy with the outcome 🙂

Cooking thanksgiving dinner isn’t that bad but I can’t imagine doing it for more than 4 people so I hope I won’t have to for a long time (remember my mom is Martha Stewart).

– Katy



Bathroom art

Sorry it has been awhile but I have been CRAZY busy with schoolwork and we all know Nick will never write a post again… oh well I will carry the blog burden in this household.

We love our bathroom but it was lacking artwork on the right wall behind the door. I got the idea from Courtney O (she gives me a lot of home inspiration) to frame scrapbook paper. That way you get some color and patterns on the walls without spending a lot of money. We went to Ikea and got a few white frames and I took a trip to JoAnns with Lauren since Nick hates going with me (understandable) to get some scrapbook paper. I picked out 4 patterns because I couldn’t decide which ones would look the best in our bathroom.

We ended up not using the blue polka dot pattern because our walls are already blue so we thought it would be too much.

Here is a picture of the frames in our bathroom. For those of you who haven’t been to our condo this is the wall opposide of our vanity and toilet next to the shower. It is a small bathroom so it was hard to take a picture of the whole bathroom plus the door covers these frames when it is open.

After a few weeks I put the borders back in and decided I liked this better. It makes it look more like artwork with the borders.

The thing that makes this even better is that we can replace the paper whenever we want to create new artwork. I wish we could find paper with bigger patterns (rather than these small patterns) but I will be looking whenever I go into craft stores.

– Katy