Category Archives: shenanigans

Gone Again

March 14, 2013


It’s time again for another wedding weekend spree for me. I’m hitting the roads early tomorrow and heading to Illinois for three days of wedding meetings, projects, family and friends. My car is only half packed and it’s feeling pretty cramped. Maybe it’s the sheets of plywood, the easels, the vases, the clothing and the pairs of shoes (that always seem to end up in my back seat) that are making it feel that way. Just a thought. I’ll be sure to report back with all the fun DIY we’ve got up our sleeve, the creative minds we’re lucky enough to collaborate with and maybe even some tales from the road. Catch you when I return!

Source: Hollows Leather on Flickr

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

March 21, 2012

The ice cream maker I mentioned here is back in my possession and was immediately put to work. On Sunday afternoon, the Red Head and I whipped up a huge batch of chocolate ice cream, paired it with Oreos and clinked spoons to a successful meal (yes, we ate it for dinner). My ice cream maker was a gift over ten years ago but it’s similar to this model and, while a bit noisy, has served me well all these years. I’m already looking forward to our next batch, but I’m pulling for French Vanilla next time. The perfect springtime flavor.

P.S. We use the recipe that came with the ice cream mixer but it’s pretty similar to this one. Enjoy!

Source: my own

Meet Ralphie

February 8, 2012

The Red Head and I found a friend at Goodwill this weekend. A little, gold, goose friend that we named Ralphie. I was leaning towards the name Jeremy, for some reason, but Ralphie prevailed. We also snagged this kitchen display dessert stand thing, that’s the official name. It’s not very tall so perhaps it will be re-purposed for something more like this? Or will receive a paint job to be bast to match my bell jar? We’ll see. Either way, we’re glad these $4 finds made their way home with us. They weren’t the big DIY project I was hoping for, but they’re a start.

Source: I’m trying to use Instagram more, we’ll see how that goes…

Cocktail Party

December 16, 2011

In a stark contrast from last week, the past five days have fluttered right by and I’m so glad it’s the weekend. We’ve got about 24 hours until 20+ of our friends head on over for a holiday soiree. I’m putting on my hostess hat (and my new dress!) and doing my best to crank out some holiday cheer. I’m sure the cranberry mojitos will help in that department too. Any big plans for you this weekend? It’s the last one before Christmas, you know (how on EARTH did that happen?). I have a couple more gifts to purchase and then it’s home free. Literally. See you on Thursday, Chicago.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Source: a well traveled woman

Heels Up

November 18, 2011

For the last four weekends I’ve been sleeping in hotels, hostels, houseboats and couches so this weekend I plan to set up camp in my bed. Any motivation I had for venturing out of the comfort of my blankets and pillows was shot once I heard the forecast of snow this weekend. Welcome to Minnesota! Looks like it’s time for me to buckle up for my first winter up North. Here’s goes nothing…

Hope you have a great weekend and have a chance to kick your heels. I’ll be kicking up my winter boots if the weatherman is right!

Source: Patterson Maker

Eye on the Prize

October 14, 2011

Guys, I am diving into this weekend headfirst. It’s going to be non-stop productivity. I has to be. The countdown the Europe is on (sick of me mentioning that trip yet?), I am unusually unorganized, have no lodging in Amsterdam, just remembered I don’t own luggage and volunteered to bake for a party tomorrow. So try and catch me on Sunday. I think things will have settled a bit by then. Hope you have a great one!

Source: young and free in the sun via Pinterest

Minneapolis Segway Tour

October 3, 2011

I mentioned it in the weekend wrap up yesterday, but adventures as grand as Minneapolis Segway Tours require their own post, I think. So here are a couple shots I snapped while seeing the sights. The tour started in Saint Anthony Main where we were greeted by the first Minneapolis Slut Walk, an attraction that wasn’t intentional but added a bit of spice to our day. From there were headed across Stone Arch Bridge, bopped into the Mill City Museum, dodged some runners on the way to Nicollet Island and rounded our way back to the warehouse district. It was a wonderful taste of the city and the weather could not have been better. The company, my mom, the Red Head and his mom, was pretty stellar as well. All in all, I think Segway tours, once you get over the enormous dorky factor, are a great way to see the city. You should try one next time you’re in town. I think you’ll love it.

Before I go, can we backtrack to the weather for a second? It was so warm on Sunday that my cousin even jumped off the boat for a swim in Lake Minnetonka. A swim in October, who would have thought?! I wish it would stay like this forever….

Source: snapped on my phone

Off to Catch a Show

September 21, 2011

Tonight I’m taking some time away from the computer to catch a show called Cavaila. I’ve seen the big white tents being erected since I got here to Minnesota and I’m anxious to finally see what they hold. All I know about the show is that it’s a hybrid of Cirque du Soleil that uses horses. Intriguing, no? I’ll let you know how it goes. While I’m there you guys should watch the season premiere of Modern Family and let me know how hilarious that is. We’ll reconvene tomorrow to swap notes!

Source: Cavalia