Monday, June 30, 2008

Where to start?

We have been so busy the last couple of weeks. Good busy, but still! I have been crafting and cleaning, getting ready for a 4 week Home Prayer Fellowship - every Wednesday night for the month of July we will have about 20 people in our home. I am so excited, but MAN does my house need cleaned! Good motivation, I guess.

I baked a Dorie Greenspan Devil's Food White Out cake on Friday for a dinner party we went to. I didn't really like it - nothing personal, I just don't like chocolate cake or marshmallow/meringue, but it seemed to go over well and was a blast to make. I've never made an frosting like that before and it was great - like magic! Took me over 2 hours, though.
Oh, and there's my new print from Mt.JoySchool - I love, love, love it! The colors are gorgeous and the print is just perfect - every detail is there and it almost looks like the original!

And our new front door sign thingy from ScribbleIt on Etsy - my mom and mother-in-law both love it and just might get one soon! It's honestly one of my favorite things I've bought lately and was such a bargain!

Last but certainly not least, I have discovered a new blog! Let me tell you, Kathleen makes some of the most gorgeous clothes I have EVER seen. And she's doing a giveaway! If I don't win this gorgeous dress you'd better believe I'll be making an "inspired by" version! ;) Click on over to check out her site:
Roosters-N-Rickrack Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

Have a good Monday.

Monday, June 16, 2008


So we finally had some successful yard sale-ing this past Saturday. There was a craft and quilt sale advertised so I wanted to have a look. It was a few older ladies selling crafts and smaller quilts, but they were also selling things that they couldn't use, like trims and buttons. My eyes just about popped out of my head when I saw the basketfuls of zippers, trims, buttons, and laces. And guess how much they were charging?! 5 or 10 CENTS!! I felt so guilty, almost like I was stealing. That obviously didn't keep me from buying tons, though!

Almost every single package of trim was still sealed, and I also got 10 zippers. What a score! It just made my day. I also found some awesome vintage chenille in red and green - I can't wait to use it for Christmas decorating.

We also stopped by a rummage sale at the big Catholic church downtown. I picked up a vintage chenille bedspread ($3!) and an old apron/smock thing (25 cents!).

Look at this trim card - I love the font! And the cool is that? I'm pretty sure that I've used up all my yard sale luck for the summer. I would really love to find some old quilts though. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New: Vegetables & Shoes

We planted quite a few veggies this weekend. Tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, hot banana peppers, finger eggplants, & squash. Pretty ambitious for our first vegetable garden, huh? We've grown tomatoes in pots before so I'm fairly confident about them but the eggplants are already looking a little sad. And something (deer? chipmunk?) has eaten a squash. Hrm.

Something I'm very confident about, however, are my new pink Birkenstocks. I loooove me some birks. I have the traditional leather ones that are about 10 years old - at least - and some baby blue ones that are about 5 or 6 years old. They hold up so well. That's how I justified these. Well, that and the fact that they were about 60% off at Sierra Trading Post. That place is dangerous. (And I'm wearing my Nick & Nora flamingo cropped pj pants in the pic - LOVE THEM!!)

I had to get these for Dawson - his little pigs are too cute in them. Must get picture of him wearing them. And I don't feel guilty at all - I got them on Ebay and he is SUCH a shoe fanatic! It's hilarious - he'll take shoes over toys any day. That's my boy.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tis the season...

for babies? It seems like there's a bumper crop of babies this spring. My sweet friend Angie asked me to make this to give as a gift. I've started making my Patchwork Initial tees with larget letters and I like it so much better. I can't wait for her to see it!

Another friend has me making two more shirts with matching quilts. I forgot to buy the quilt backing yesterday so I'm using some Kona Cotton that was supposed to be used for another project. I'll have to go back to Joann's later this week. So sad. I just hate looking at fabric. ;)

I've been freshening up my living and dining rooms with some new accessories and pictures. I need to replace my winter throw blankets with some lighter-weight throws and we'll be all spring-ified.
I found these awesome mossy rocks at TJ Maxx - I had been looking for some forever and was so psyched to finally find some!