There are not words to describe my excitement from this past weekend. Molly and I went up to Devil’s Thumb Ranch this weekend to help out with an event with some of our favorite people. We have nannied for them for forever and I love their entire family! It is always so fun and they have the best kids in the world. Side note, Devil’s Thumb Ranch is about the coolest place in the world. You have to go visit it!
However, this weekend we did not watch the kids, we were able to do some catering type stuff. My favorite stuff! I cooked and baked! Yes what else is new?!? You probably think that is all I do.
Okay to my point, after the event, their aunt, who made all the food for the event and I see every Thursday when I pick up the kids from school, gave me an entire toolbox of decorating and baking tools! How cool is that?!? Man I am such a nerd, but I was thrilled!
Here is my new toolbox. Yes it is enormous and I have not idea where I am going to put it in my house. Molly told me I have to find a place in my room, that there is no room anywhere else in the house.
Here are the inner workings of the toolbox. Yes, there is so much stuff. There are about 30 cookie cutters. I only have Christmas cookie cutters currently so this is great. Now hold your excitement for some close ups!
These are awesome tart like pans so I can make fresh fruit mini tartletts. I used to make tarts at one of the bakeries I worked at and they were definitely my favorite tasting dessert there!
Lots of decorating tips and rose sticks (I can’t remember the real name at the moment). You use the rose sticks to make flowers for desserts. Yum!
Lastly, lots of new tips!! Now I can pretty much do any decoration. All I have to do now is find something to make for someone. Oh wait. . . I hear Molly calling my name to make her some dessert!! Better get going on that!
Monday, Monday, the weekend came and went so fast. I am super jealous because 2 of my three sisters are on Spring Break. One, Jessica is visiting my prego sister, Kara in San Francisco and the other, Molly, is driving back to Omaha to help pack up my grandma to move out here. It is so weird because I think this is the first time ever I have not had Spring Break. We always used to go places with my parents every year–Disneyland and Las Vegas seemed to be our most popular trips. I guess that’s why they are teachers and I’m not. Well, I’m not a teacher because having a room full of 24 kids everyday is way too much for me.
Now that they are gone I have to figure out what to do with all my free time. I don’t actually have that much, but was able to make a new apron this past weekend! As many of you know, I have an Etsy shop called Jilly’s Sewing Shop. My shop has a variety of aprons, crocheted scarfs, hair accessories, and baby accessories (which I just started doing). I love doing it and my mom has taught me so much about sewing. I will never be quite like her. She has made 2 wedding dresses. One for my sister, Kara and recently for a friend of the family. I don’t think much gets harder then making a wedding dress.
My newest apron–now up on my etsy shop.
This apron I made for my favorite 13 year old. She picked out all the colors. When we were buying them, I was a little iffy on her choices. I did not expect her to choose colors like this; however, in the end I really liked it.
My super sewing mom and me!
Check out my etsy shop and have a great Monday!
This week has gone by so fast, but has really been fabulous. After a year of my Event Management Class, I have finally finished. I took my final this week and passed with flying colors. Only graduation is left where I’ll get my Event Management Certificate. I am quite sad it is all done, but have learned so much from all of it and I am excited to start planning some more real life events!
In my wedding planning class this week, a few vendors came into chat with us. It was great to learn all about vendors, but I found it very interesting when one of the girls explained why the bride and groom don’t see each other before the wedding. Since most weddings where arranged back in the day, the groom and bride were not supposed to see each other before the wedding day. The families were afraid, if one of them saw each other and didn’t like what they saw, one of them might bail and the marriage would never happen. The veil, also comes into play here for the same reason. How crazy is that?!?! It totally makes sense though. Now it has just become a tradition with many weddings to not see the bride beforehand.
Well, now to leave you with a bit of wedding inspiration. Have a fabulous weekend!
Photos from Preston Bailey