“Beauty is . . . the promise of happiness.” – Stendal, De L’Amour (1822)
Welcome! My name is Marie. I am a former big law attorney. I enjoy making a mess crafting and cooking. I love sharing my creations with my family and friends. Here is a picture of me as a sunflower (the costume is homemade, of course) circa 1984.
This picture is of me and my mom making pancakes (circa 1982). This is still one of my all-time favorite recipes and I’ll share it soon.
After high school, however, I went away to college and then law school and my cooking and crafting fell by the wayside as I worked on other pursuits. I rediscovered crafting, initially as a way to create a personalized wedding on a budget, a couple of years ago. This photograph shows some of my DIY-wedding projects:
Photo by Natalie Cass, Cass Studios.
For my wedding I made flowers (roses and daisies), matchboxes, invitations, candy boxes, table numbers, a guest book, programs, escort cards and envelops, a hair flower, a garter, purses for my bridesmaids, and a veil*). I plan to share many of these projects on this blog.
I went from having lots of DIY wedding projects to having none post-wedding. Without any creative outlet I found myself somewhat restless. I did, however, have a kitchen** full of snazzy new gadgets that my husband, Jaime, and I received as wedding gifts so we started cooking.
Fast forward a few months and on a drive from Atlanta, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina, my husband and I were discussing our dreams. One of the things I identified was having a cooking and craft blog to share my love of these activities with others. “So,” my husband said, “there’s nothing stopping you.” Actually, I had a lot of what I thought were very good reasons stopping me, but when I said them out loud they didn’t sound as convincing as they did in my head.
This blog is a work in progress, but it’s a first step towards fulfilling my dream and sharing my projects with you, my family and friends or as my dad says, learning to follow my bliss. So, please, make yourself comfortable and take a look around.
*Well, the veil was more of a HYPD-project, (i.e., have your parents do it after you fail project).
**Actually that would be a walk-in closet as our kitchen gear is waaaay too much for our postage stamp sized DC apartment kitchen.