Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Day!

Aaron and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with his family in Burleson! For the first time ever, all of Aaron's family (minus his youngest brother) met to celebrate. We had a fantastic meal (which led to lots of over eating) and lots of fun playing with all 6 of our nieces and nephews!

After Thanksgiving lunch, Aaron and I hopped in the car and drove to Austin for the big TAMU vs. tu game. It was my first UT game, and boy did I pick a good one! We beat the Longhorns in Austin! so much fun! UT has a great stadium and atmosphere (and really nice fans).

After the game, we crashed at Ash's house. Ashley and I woke up bright and early to...you guessed it....go early morning shopping with all the crazies! Neither of us had ever been, but it was so much fun!! We finished the morning off with breakfast with my second mom, Christi, at Dan's--DELISH!

I love the holidays!!!

Holiday Decorating!

I have been a busy little bee decorating the house for Christmas! And, for the first time ever, we have a tree up BEFORE the end of November....if we have a tree, it's not usually until a few days before Christmas. I decided this year, however, we're going to decorate much earlier (and it didn't hurt that I planned a holiday party at our house for December 1st!).

Here are some pics of the tree and front door wreath...it's getting there! I'll post more pics later.

Stay tuned for pics from the holiday party!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Etsy Shop is Open...Almost!

So, I'm in the final stages of opening an Etsy shop (OtyKaiCrafts). Check it out! I'm hoping to have items listed by the end of this week.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crafting Galore!

To say that I've had an obsession with crafting recently would be a mild understatement! It's not only been a MAJOR stress reliever but also a fun way of making Christmas gifts for friends and family and holiday decorations. I've found some awesome online tutorials, which have sparked lots of new ideas....my binder of crafting projects grows on a daily basis!

Here's what I worked on over the weekend:

Holiday Wreaths (some gifts, some unclaimed...let me know if you're interested!)

Tea Wreath

Paper Christmas Tree

Cowl Scarf

Bows for EK & Beanie for E

Punch Card/Business Card Holder

Not Quite Finished Burlap Stockings (still trying to decide how to finish them off!)

With the holiday week coming up, I'm sure I'll have more to post soon!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Latest Fall Wreath

Here's the latest fall wreath I made...tried a new type of flowers for this one. This wreath will be donated to the Bryan/College Station Sister Cities fall raffle drawing (if you're in B/CS, visit WorldFest next weekend to purchase tickets and to see some great exhibits!)

Next up...Christmas wreaths!!

Sweet Victory.....

33-19....need I say more?! The Wrecking Crew is back! Now, let's just hope we can win out the rest of the season!

Makes me teary eyed every time!

The excitement begins!

Now forming at the north end of Kyle Field....after all these years, I still love the band!

Victory! Whoop!

Yee Haw!

This past Friday night, several friends and I had a country night on the town....including, boots, chunky jewelry, Texas BBQ, and a Miranda Lambert concert! We had the BEST time...these girls are awesome. Already looking forward to our next outing :)

Here are some pictures from the night--

4202 Oaklawn Reunion

The 4202 Oaklawn girls (minus AgBag) came in town for a much needed reunion! It was GREAT to see everyone and to catch up....like always, regardless of how much time passes between our visits, we pick up like we're still living down the halls from each other. I love these girls and am so thankful for their friendship!