16 December 2010

Announcing: The new Wibu Design site

My hubby and I have been diligently working on a new website for our design firm, Wibu Design. We wanted to create a bright and fresh site that would better represent who we are the design that we love to create. We developed each hand-drawn graphic alongside a gardening theme and we're thrilled with the result. Take a minute to see our work! 

14 December 2010

I want to make... Broccoli Cheese Casserole

I love casseroles, I love broccoli, and I love cheese. So this dish seems like a winner to me. If the title didn't win me over, the picture would have. Yummmm. 

13 December 2010

All Aboard the Polar Express

 { via Hip Hip Hooray }

When I was teaching, one of the things I looked forward to most was reading The Polar Express with my class in the month of December. It captures the magical feeling of Christmas that I hope all children feel this time of year. The last school I taught at had a Polar Express Day in which everyone wore pajamas and slippers, drank hot cocoa, cycled through various Christmas stations in the classrooms, sang carols, and ended the day by watching The Polar Express {Tom Hanks is the ideal train conductor}. It really was enjoyable for everyone, although the setup was a bit extensive. The kids went home with a bell to remind them of the spirit of Christmas, and the teachers went home with a a sore throat and tired feet. All in good fun.

I want to start creating holiday traditions that our peanut will remember as she gets older, and The Polar Express will absolutely be one of them. To make it even better, I'd love to add some details that carry over from the movie and invite her cousins over to join the fun. Slippers will be a must. You can spruce up the movie by printing train tickets, crossword puzzles, or color pages from Houghton Mifflin, incorporating some small party ideas from Peppers and Pollywogs, or whipping up some yummy treats to enjoy while watching.

03 December 2010

A weekend with friends

It might sound crazy {I actually think it does}, but my hubby and I haven't spent a single night apart other than the night before our wedding. Add to that the fact that in the last 4 months we've spent less than 5 hours apart at a time, and even that has been rare. Like I said, it sounds crazy, but it's true. We work from home, together, everyday, all day, and we absolutely love it. I realize how lucky I am to have a husband that not only inspires me in our creative field, but one I also can stand to spend basically every waking moment with. {If you're gagging, I'm sorry.}

However, this weekend will be our first few days apart. I'll be on a girls weekend with five of my favorite college friends. We're all thrilled to get some uninterrupted time together being that our last few get-togethers have been weddings. We also get to see and stay at a friend's very first home, drink lots of wine, eat junk food, and go to a Chelsea Handler comedy show. Eeeee {this is actually a sound I make when I'm excited}.

So, about Chelsea Handler -- honestly her books are probably the funniest material I've ever read. As I'd get each new one {there are a total of three now}, I would try to space out my reading so I wouldn't be bummed out when I was finished with it in two days. Ed would come to bed and find me reading {and laughing out loud} more times than I can count. Needless to say, and I mentioned this on Sweet Little Thrills, give them a read if you're in the mood for a laugh.

Enjoy your weekend dear friends!

30 November 2010

Another new month begins

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Tomorrow begins the month of December. How did November pass so quickly? Perhaps it's because I longed for Thanksgiving dinner most of my November days. It was worth it.

Now off to December... the month of crazy holiday shopping, beautiful light displays, making oodles of cookies, and finding my winter boots for slushing around outside.

I love the holiday season. I love the holiday cheer and Christmas songs. I love the smell of evergreen {I grew up on fields of evergreen trees}. I love candles and cozy things.

I'm in the process of collecting DIY holiday decor for Christmas. In the meantime, there is a collection of DIY wreaths on my design blog, Sweet Little Thrills, for you to look at.