Sunday, November 27, 2016

see you soon.

I am heading out on a much needed vacation, with the boys in tow, to take in some winter weather, time with family and a few snuggles by the fireplace.  Ready to leave the 80's weather behind and dash off to the great state of Oregon for a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, I will be taking a little blog break.  Too hectic to fit in blog posts, homeschool on the go and get in all of the holiday traditions into the next few weeks.     

See you back here in mid-December.  Wishing you a wonderful start to your holiday season and see you soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

no. 91

Hello there!

So excited to be sharing my third Precious Remembrance project for this month.  Inspired this week by the star stamp in the Oh Christmas set.  For more on how to create this star ornament, and to see all of the amazing projects from the wonderful design team, head on over to the Precious Remembrance blog today!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

no. 92

After a bit of white sweater blog love posted the other day here, I was inspired to crochet a little crafting "sweater" piece of my very own.
Acted as the perfect backdrop for this textile art piece.
Stitched a bit, added a few felt stars from this...
A safety pin brooch from this (minus the flower)...
All topped off with a felt bunny and moon.  I love how each piece of thread, felt, paper are all slightly different shades of white that allow each piece to blend together but stand out all at the same time.

Tomorrow I will be returning for my Precious Remembrance post.  Hope you are enjoying a short work week and getting everything ready in the kitchen for a day of making great family memories and eating all of that wonderful food!

Monday, November 21, 2016

no. 91 preview

Popping in to share a little sneak peek of a project I will be posting on Wednesday over at Precious Remembrance.  I have been so excited to stamp again with them.  Off to working on a few other things to share this week, but also wanted to share the following:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

is it true.

photo - Urban Outfitters

Ok, so is it true what they say about wearing white after Labor Day?  If so, does that apply to shoes?

Funny question that I actually had to Google, not that I follow fashion trends at all.  You will find me most days in flip flops, pants that have a bit of stretch and coziness, and an oversized shirt or sweatshirt.  I stay home and rarely go out, so my clothes speak to that lifestyle.   

I will soon be on a plane back to Oregon, to get in some much needed family time, and with a lack of winter clothes, especially in the shoe department, I am trying to not go crazy and buy a new wardrobe, but I have to say it is hard not to want to stock up on the latest and greatest winter clothes.

The kids are easy, sweatpants, long sleeve shirts, a pair of gloves, a coat and one pair of tennis shoes.  That is all they will live in for two weeks.

Me?  Well, that it is different story.

There will be days out with my always well dressed sister, mother, and even my stylish father.  There will be nights out at nice restaurants, just the adults (yeah!).  Even going to add in a couple Christmas activities into the mix.

The reason I ask this question, while living in Florida most of my wardrobe is light in color.  Although I am still a layers kind of gal, and always will be, the layers are much lighter.  So I have to wonder can this translate well to a winter wardrobe in Oregon?

From my "research" it can, but maybe have to leave the flip flops at home.  I have a pair of white shoes, some knee high boots (which I never wear in Florida), and a pair of black ballet shoes (which I never wear anywhere).  I am hoping they will do.

Getting excited about the thirty to forty degree difference, the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree, and baking cookies with my mom and sister.

Inspired by all of the white sweaters I found on Pinterest, I did a little crocheting this morning before heading out with the family.  Going to be used in a project coming this week.

Hope you have a wonderful start to your Thanksgiving week!  Time for me to work on several things to fill the blog while we are away.

Friday, November 18, 2016

no. 90

If you walked through my house at the moment and pointed at something I would probably say that my mother had a hand in putting it there.  From dishes in the cupboards to the pergola bench we made from scratch on the patio, she has helped to make my house a cozy home.

Over the past four years she has been sharing her love for of decorating on Etsy, running her own space in a local vintage shop and helping others make their own places just as cozy as she has made mine.  I wanted to take a moment today to share her shop with you.  Pictured above, you will see a few items I picked out to share.   There are so many amazing pieces she finds, refurbishes, and up-cycles.  She always amazes me with your talent and eye for the details.

She inspires me.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

stamps guide the needle.

Oh my goodness back to sharing my favorite stamp creator...Precious Remembrance!  I had fun with this one, although I am happy to take a little break from poking myself with the needle.  Want to see what went into creating this, check out the blog here.
Have a hap-hap-happy day and sharing a special post tomorrow and hope you can come back to check it out!