Snowed in Weekend and Great Coupon Code

Monday, February 8, 2010

Like everyone else in Virginia, DC, and Maryland we had a very snowy weekend here! I'm home from work for another snow day today! It's definitely not snowing anymore, but the roads are still being cleared. Since this is my fourth consecutive day stuck at home I've had A LOT of time to get things done at home (AKA I'm starting to go a little stir crazy)!

On Friday I decided to do a little crafting and made this cute little catnip toy for the Poe Cat. (The idea came from The Poe Cat loves him some catnip!

I also made this fun ribbon wreath for our front door. I wanted to do pink and green, but for the husband's sake I left out the pink.

I went outside to take a few snowy pictures on Saturday! It was a quick break from all the online shopping I was doing. I ordered some great stationery from Expressionery. They're having a 30% off site-wide sale. Even better, I got it 40% off instead by using coupon code MSLFEB from the February issue of Martha Stewart Living! I just love personalized stationery and you can't beat 40% off! I definitely recommend stopping by their site!

The trees looked so pretty!

Yesterday was the husband's birthday so I made him a cake. Nicholas loves chocolate so I used the recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa box. I highly recommend this's the only one I ever use for chocolate cakes and frosting! Since I couldn't get out to the store I had to make do with what we had in the pantry. I didn't have enough cocoa to make chocolate frosting, but we had some key lime juice in the fridge so I decided on chocolate cake with key lime frosting. (Hubs and I love Godiva's key lime truffles so I figured a cake with the same flavor combo would work out well). It turned out great! Definitely not my best decorating job though! Oh well, it still tasted yummy!


  1. Whoa, your cake looks great, it's a lot better of a decorating job than I could do! I also love your ribbon wreath, I definitely have enough ribbon for one, I just need the foam form and I can do it one of these days!

  2. When I make cakes, they are never that pretty! Great job!!!

  3. Beautiful job on the cake and wreath! I can never write on the cake....good for you! XOXO

  4. aww, how sweet - the cake looks adorable! and as a fellow martha <3er, i have to recommend that you check out the frosting recipe of this guy, billy something (i don't remember now), but he was featured on her show and gave out his frosting recipe, and it is seriously. incredible. even try googling it - i think it's called billy's very vanilla frosting or something along those lines...

  5. Wow! Love the cat toy AND the ribbon wreath! I can't believe you made them!!! :)

  6. I love the toy and the wreath! How did you do the wreath? Did you tie individual pieces of ribbon and then glue or pin them to the wreath form?



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