Monthly Archives: March 2011

new blog discovery

I’ve found a great new blog that features some of my favorite elements:  great design, diy projects, and an adoption story. Gus and Lula has a little of everything. From wonderful inspiration for nurseries, to an awesome vertical blinds hack … Continue reading

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This makes me want a silhoutte

Ahhh… I have a Cricut that I love, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t do this chevron pattern! This is an amazing free tutorial over at Tatertots and Jello (if you don’t already subscribe, you should!!).  Warning: it causes Silhouette … Continue reading

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test knitting

Lately, I have been seriously considering doing some test knitting. Only I have no idea how to go about contacting designers.  It would feed my love of new patterns and squishy, lovely yarns. I’m not sure how I would do … Continue reading

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it’s a crazy week!

So far this has been a busy, busy week! Emma had her little friend over for a play date on Monday.  Tuesday we had a knitting night here. Wednesday I cleaned out the mess in the studio and Emma and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Curtains…

Ah, curtains.  You present so many different types of dilemmas. Take our huge kitchen window for example: It is simply massive.  75 inches wide by 45 inches tall kind of massive.  I love sunshine and big windows, but windows that … Continue reading

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Ravelry Wish List

Ravelry…  My itchy needles can’t keep up with the wonderfulness I find in you!  My current queue: Teapot- tea cozy by Suzie Johnson Madison Top by Bella Dee Designs Dormouse Tea Cozy by  Debi Birkin (!!!) Alice Cardi by Amy … Continue reading

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Simple joys

Ahh. My favorite flowers in my favorite vase! The flowers are mountain laurel, the vase is a thrifted, mineralized brown glass vase. It’s quite possibly my favorite thrifted item in our house! The combination makes my heart happy!! Thanks for … Continue reading

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Weekend Craft Ideas

Happy Weekend everyone! I am in love with this happy panda bear pattern by PickledTink on Etsy and it would make a fantastic weekend project!   Thanks for reading!

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Happy Birthday, Hubby!

Happy birthday to the best hubby in the world! This might be my favorite picture from our wedding!  John just after being thrown in the pool, surrounded by concerned women. Not a guilty boy in sight!

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Living room and Dinning room Reveal

Here is the dining room now! Happy Sigh… We had the bookshelves custom made and they are deliciously deep.  I painted the original brass chandelier black and added mini shades. The art work on the wall behind the dinning room … Continue reading

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