January 14, 2013

My Favorite Christmas Presents

Now that I've had a few weeks to test drive all of my Christmas presents, I wanted to tell y'all about a few of my favorites. I'm not sure if I've said it on here before, but I am attempting to teach myself how to sew. I've been talking about taking a class at the Austin School of Fashion Design for months, so my parents were kind enough to buy me their beginning sewing class for Christmas!

Not the greatest picture of me, but look at the skirt I made! Sure the fabric is ugly, and it's not my cut, but the important take away is I made a skirt!! Rachel was an awesome teacher, and if you're in the Austin area and want to learn how to sew, I cannot recommend them enough. 

I had been wanting an immersion blender for quite some time. I've found that having to blend soup in the blender in 4-5 batches can be quite the hassle so this was a major convenience item for me. I was able to use it for the first time recently for a sweet potato and butternut squash soup (recipe coming later this week!), and I love it! I also specifically requested this mug - in an "A", of course.

And finally, my sister-in-law, knowing me all too well, bought me a customizable, monogrammed desk calendar/to-do organizer!

I hope y'all have had fun over the past few weeks playing with your Christmas presents! Is anyone else having a hard time getting back into this work routine after the break? I'm getting back into the swing of things so stay tuned for what's to come later this week!

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