Banana Bars!

This past Thursday we got 12.5 inches of snow and I had a full house with my parents and little sister. So, being snowed in I decided to make just one more Christmas dessert to bring to my grandparents this weekend. Everyone has a "famous" recipe they are known for, or their spouse loves. Mine are banana bars and chocolate cookies, Matthew always asks for them!

Christmas Goodies!

My husband LOVES dessert.  When I first met him he told me he couldn't eat a meal without a dessert.  Thank goodness I love to bake, and have a sweet tooth!  With the holiday's approaching we decided to start making our Christmas cookies/desserts last weekend.  Most of the time you can't get all your baking done within a day, you have to let things chill, let cookies cool and make sure you always have enough space.  I have spread mine out over the past week, with baking buckeyes, oreo truffles, sugar cookies, peanut blossoms, etc. and want to share a yummy and SUPER easy recipe with you-pretzel treats! 

Merry Christmas From the Burch's!

This time of year is so busy for all of us.  I started Christmas shopping early, thinking I was going to be the over achiever and be done by now....not so much.  But, it's getting closer to Christmas, our church is active and I sit here an extremely blessed woman of God.  This year has meant more than others in the past, and this Christmas will be a very special one, it's the first one as a Burch!  I am blessed by my beautiful house, my handsome husband and a great job that allows me to use my talents and teach kids about our awesome God! No matter how many Christmas' we go to, or how much we have to cram into our days, we always find time to remember our God gave the most perfect gift for each and every one of us.  No one else could ever give you a better gift and because of this I am content with my family this time of year!

Rustic Chic Bridal Shower

This past weekend I was so blessed to be able to throw a bridal shower for one of my longest friends!  We met in 5th grade and we have been best friends ever since.  I am so truly blessed to have her as a friend and can't wait to see her get married in April! 

The theme for the wedding was rustic chic with simplicity.  We didn't have a lot of room for decorations but wanted the party to feel warm and inviting.  We hosted the shower at a coffee shop in our home town.  It had a balcony with a fireplace, couches and a few tables and attached was the "conference room".  I loved the space and loved the chairs and tables were of higher quality, making it easier not to have to cover up the chairs with more decorations.  I hope you enjoy!

DIY Mercury Candle Holders

As the holiday season approaches I continue to put the final touches on our home together.  Last year we were engaged for Christmas so we had a tree at my apartment but this year Christmas is even more special because it's our first as The Burch's!  With that being said I also love decorating!  I remember my house always feeling so homey and magical at Christmas time and I have always decorated for Christmas, even in college!  You don't need to spend a lot to decorate and most of the stuff you find in the stores you can make, with a little patience and a couple tutorials. 

Vintage Chic Bridal Shower

I am so exited to finally present my first blog!  This blog has such special meaning to me because it was a bridal shower for my dearest friend.  The theme for the bridal shower was vintage chic.  We wanted it to reflect the bride's personality and it turned out perfect.  When planning a shower I am all about the small details to make it  look beautiful.  Decorations don't even have to be something you buy, we made everything we decorated with or we had it sitting at home.  I hope you enjoy the shower as much as we did! 3 weeks until the bride is a Mrs!