so this past sunday, thanksgiving was hosted in this apartment and it was nothing short of good good good. the turkey turned out perfectly if i do say so myself and i tried out this creamed corn recipe and it was delicious for the next two days, both heated up and cold. i love hosting because 1. i love to give my apartment a good cleaning and 2. i looove being in charge. what? also, it's inevitable that you will have a fridge full of leftover coca cola two liters and half eaten pumpkin pies that you forget about until you're reeeeally craving them. aren't holidays the best?!

while i love thanksgiving and eating mashed potatoes and gravy 3 times in a week, i'm always ready to pack up the good silver and the fold out tables and unleash the christmas! i've been saying for the past 3 days "in the morning, i'm putting up all the christmas stuff" and I've somehow found a way to avoid it each day. blame it on the Everybody Loves Raymond reruns or the fact that I have to have my entire apartment clean before I breakout holiday decor. Like, I need all of the laundry to be done and the dishwasher to be empty before my tree goes up. I can't explain this, and I wouldn't want to. Either way, I'm going to get on the ball and get this place turned into a winter wonderland- stat! Pinky swear, guys!

So, While Christmas hasn't exactly set in at my apartment, it has begun popping up around town and I gotta say that it has totally got me in the Christmas zone. See, the ladies over at Modern Makers hosted a holiday craft making event tonight down on Short Vine in Clifton and it was such a good time! Modern Makers have put on some pretty amazing shows and events around the city and if you've been following for a while, I went to their "The Big Dinner" a while back. Sooo good. They hosted tonight's event in an old building near Dive Bar that I must have passed 4 times before I looked in the window and saw a bunch of girls hard at work like little elves in a toyshop and knew that I had found the right place. I did the bravest thing I've ever done and showed up at the event alone but it turned out to be such a great opportunity to meet some new ladies around the city. They supplied us with everything from card stock to popsicle sticks and i'm positive i'll be washing that glitter out of my hair for a week, maybe two. When "You're a mean one Mr. Grinch" is blaring in the background while you fill up on cider and sweets, it's hard to not have a good time with these wild ladies. i plan on attending more of their craft nights and i'll keep all you Cincinnati followers posted. the events are free and you get to take home all of your masterpieces. (I'll assume you make masterpieces. I made mostly messes. But i'm proud of them, damn it!)
see? masterpieces ;)

thanks again, modern makers! had a blast with you ladies! 



  1. This looks like so much fun! I want to make one of those simple ornaments with all the glitter inside!

  2. How fun! And good for you going on your own - I sometimes skip out on things if I have to go solo, but it always ends up being fun if you just get yourself out the door. Definitely going to keep Modern Makers on my radar now - I'd love to do a craft night!


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