Monday, 31 December 2012

meet.make.2012 round-up.

Since starting meet.make.laugh. in February of this year, the three of us really have had a lot of fun getting together and being creative. As much as we enjoy putting together projects and trying new things, what we take home from it is the excitement of getting to spend time with friends. This experience alone is often even better then the craft end result! 

Besides sharing our crafting ups and downs, we have really enjoyed getting to know some of you out there in blog world. We want to thank you very much for taking the time to visit our little corner of the internet and leaving comments....we really appreciate it and you!

Here are some of our favourite posts from 2012!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

meet.make.turkey buns.

One of my absolute favourite things about Christmas dinner isn't actually the meal itself.... it is the leftovers. Seriously.... the anticipation of a turkey bun almost makes me want to fast forward through the meal! (Almost)

I have spent quite a few years perfecting the formula for the best way to build a turkey bun... and here it is!


  • A white pull-apart tray bun 
  • Turkey pulled apart into little pieces
  • Stuffing (I know you are thinking.... What? Bread on bread? That's weird. Well it is delicious. The spices in the stuffing add to the final product)
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry Sauce
Now there are a few tricks to building the bun that make it into the perfect meal. First, make sure you heat up the turkey, stuffing, gravy, and bun separately (don't heat up the cranberry sauce). Everything needs different time in the microwave to get to just the right temperature for consumption of that item. Then assemble in the following order: bottom bun, stuffing, turkey, 2 spoonfuls of gravy, cranberry sauce, top bun.

After you have assembled, grab about 8 napkins, because this bun is MESSY. But it's worth it. It's delicious. 


How do you use up your leftovers?

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

meet.make.merry christmas.

With all the holiday festivities and fun, this post is a day late.. But without further ado:

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration surrounded by good company and of course, food! We sure did.

None of us travelled home for the holidays this year; a downfall of having chef and mechanic husbands working through the holidays. A benefit? The boys cook Christmas dinner while the ladies enjoy a few festive beverages! We love our little Island Family traditions, and enjoyed the wonderful evening! 

Wishing everyone a very happy holiday!

Friday, 21 December 2012


Looking for an easy stocking stuffer for that hard-to-buy-for-guy, or a funny party favor? Conversation starter? We've got your solution. REINBEERS!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Last Christmas, Cindy and I decided we would create the "oh so simple ornament wreath" seen all over the Pinterest boards. For us, it turned out to be a little bit of a Craft Fail, and landed in the trash after the holidays.
Please, don't be fooled by my photo editing techniques.
We shaped a metal coat hanger into a wreath/circle shape, then fastened ornaments along it. Note for future makers: 1. get more ball ornaments than you think you will need  2. shape your hanger wreath into a nice circle with pliers, not a flat pancake oval shape 3. patience.
While creating this post, Cindy informed me that she did not want to be affilated with her wreath, hence, no pictures.

This year I decided to tempt fate again and create the Yarn Wrapped Wreath, which again is seen all over the Pinterest boards and DIY blogs. The wreath is a classic necessary Christmas decoration that I really looking forward to making.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

meet.make.salted caramel shortbread.

One of our new recipes for our annual baking weekend this year was inspired by this recipe for salted caramel shortbread. We were all really excited to try this out, because who doesn't love the combo of caramel and sea salt? 

Thursday, 13 December 2012 Christmas Edition

Getting ready in the a.m. - you bet we are jamming! Driving to and from work - the tunes are cranked. Sitting at work writing emails - the headphones are likely on.

Simply put - we LOVE music and are constantly sharing artists and songs with each other. So we decided to start a weekly music sharing series!

Every week, each of us will pick a song to share with all of you. Sometimes there will be a theme, and sometimes not.

Share our love of music with us and tell us your favorite song each week!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

meet.make.santa's secret martini.

We wanted to kick off our baking weekend in style this year... what better way to do it then a Christmas-y cocktail?

Monday, 3 December 2012

meet.make.ribbon santa ornaments.

Christmas is the perfect time to get your creative mind dancing. So many potential projects to make! Holiday goodies for yourself, friends, and family are always wonderful to create, but we decided this holiday season we wanted to do something for those who maybe needed a little extra cheer this year.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

meet.make.crochet-along: granny square pillows.

 A month ago, the two of us decided to join in with The Curious Pug for her November crochet-a-long. The pattern for the month was a granny square pillow, and we were excited to tackle the project! 

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