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Easter Egg Bread Wreath

31 Mar

Easter Egg Bread Wreath


I have a definite preference for bringing pretty foods to parties and potlucks; I never contribute meat, for example, and have mostly avoided green salads. Even though my dishes are generally well received, I figure I can only get away with donut pops and sugar cookies so many times, right? Because of this, I'm always excited to find beautiful savory foods (bonus points if they're holiday-themed). [...]

Bottle Cap Wreath Ornament

22 Mar



To celebrate my dad's 60th birthday last summer, my family headed to Denver in search of mountains and beer. (And don't worry, we definitely found both.) Great Divide, the maker of my dad's favorite beer, is there along with a whole host of other awesome craft breweries. [...]

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec



I'm not sure if it was the 4:30 am wakeup time, leaving my family in STL, the flights and late luggage or the fact that we're still wrapping presents, but today hasn't actually felt like Christmas to me! Maybe tomorrow, after lots of sleep, cocoa and Christmas music! In the meantime, I'll leave you with our annual Christmas card collage. Thank you for reading Seakettle this year! [...]

Beer Bread Kit

9 Dec



I don't know about you, but I love thinking about, shopping for, and making gifts for Christmas. Even though there's always (way, way) too much to do, I really look forward to this crazy time of year! [...]

Stamped Quote on Wood

23 Nov



I have always loved this quote (always, as in, since it started popping up all over on t-shirts and tacky Pinterest inspirational images). And while I was most certainly not familiar with John Muir before moving to California, I'm now so grateful for all the work he did, especially in preserving one of the most beautiful places ever — Yosemite National Park. [...]

Samoas Cheesecake

6 Nov



Since the days I went door-to-door selling Girl Scout cookies (that miserable time when my shy self was pitted against my competitive, must-sell-the-most-in-my-troop self), I have loved Samoas Girl Scout cookies. (Or whatever you call them wherever you live. You know, the best ones, with the chocolate and caramel and toasted coconut.) So, when a couple back-to-back events called for baked goods, I decided to take what I loved in Samoas and combine it with my true dessert love—cheesecake—and make this cookie-inspired treat. [...]

Mini Sailboats

11 Jul



This project is from last fall, but it's so perfectly summer. We designed and built these wooden sailboats with colorful paper sails to decorate the pool in the background of my sister-in-law's nautical baby shower. Now, as we approach yet another hot and sunny weekend, swimming pools and boating are both on my mind! [...]

Ruffled Cupcakes

28 Jun



Well, hello there! Fancy meeting me here, right? I'm sorry it has been so long! A lovely Australian company was holding my domain name hostage for a few weeks, and that was followed by several insanely busy weeks at work. [...]

Personalized Clay Cross

1 May



Greg and I made this cross as a baptism gift for our nephew James (since he couldn't partake in the cross cookies). This is the Santiago cross, or cross of St. James. I love the interesting shape, but it was certainly my most difficult clay project to date! [...]

Happy Easter!

20 Apr



Can you believe my mom decorated these super cute eggs in 1989 with paper dots from a hole punch? So amazing! [...]