Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Buddies

I don’t know about you but I sometimes need some good quality time with a good friend. I adore my kids and my husband but some time with a buddy can kind of help recharge your battery.

Last week my great friend Katie came for her yearly visit. We had so much fun! It was like we were in high school again, which is where we met. There was a lot of laughing, drinking coffee, eating junk food, more laughing, playing Just Dance, more laughing, and we even got in a couple good workouts! She showed me some yoga and I introduced her to Jillian Michael’s and her body revolution DVDs. I think we decided to both stick to what we love when it comes to exercise.

Katie has always been so good with the kids. Here she is having a deep conversation with my little guy over morning coffee.

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This is our tradition every time she visits… My homemade chicken noodle soup and Mountain Dew.

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She also gets her special breakfast which is a toad-in-the-hole and coffee. Here she is in previous years when she would visit

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2011

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2012/2013

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Ok moving on!

We made a trip to the mall, which was awesome. And um… even more awesome without kiddos. Katie tried on engagement rings (just for fun, kind of… hint hint Troy!), we drooled over the bags in Coach, we tried on shoes, and just enjoyed walking around a quiet mall on a Tuesday. Good retail therapy, even if you don’t spend very much!

This ended up being her favorite

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Me sitting pretty in this nice chair in Victoria Secret’s while Katie tried on something

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I might have to add these to my Christmas list

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On the last day she was here, we headed out to take some pictures. We are lucky to have these gorgeous falls by us. The weather was also perfect that day!

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Tiny Katie

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So after staring at the falls, we took some pictures for my Etsy shop. Katie is an awesome model!

This one is very, Senior Picture

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Isn’t she purdy??

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All items are listed in the Etsy Shop! Head on over if you want to check them out

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Of course we can’t take ourselves too seriously…

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On the way back we got some tasty bagels then she had to head home. We had so much fun having her here! I can’t wait to have some “Katie Time” again.

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Also, don’t forget about the Holiday Gift Guide over on Maggie Whitley’s Blog. There are some great handmade shops featured and some even have discount codes. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! I also have a code available for 15% off purchases in my shop. Head over and check out some great items!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bow Headbands

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Good morning! Today I have some cute bow headbands to share! I have been making these the past week and they are really easy and fun. I plan on making more colors but this is what I have for now!

They are just woman’s sizes right now but I might make some for the kiddos too. I have them now listed in the shop here!

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I used half double crochets, which is my favorite stitch.

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These are such a fast project so of course it’s right up my alley.

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In other news, my shop is part of a really cool Holiday Gift Guide over on Maggie Whitley’s Blog. There are some great handmade shops featured and some even have discount codes. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! I also have a code available for 15% off purchases in my shop. Head over and check out some great items!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Addicted to Treasuries

I was playing around on Etsy and decided to make a treasury just for fun. Well four treasuries later, I was addicted! They are so much fun to make! I like mixing and matching all different types of items but sticking to a color scheme. Feel free to click on the links to visit some of the shops! There are so many good ones

Perfect Plum Purple

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Gray All Day

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Cozy Browns

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Autumn Orange

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Getting Ready for Fall

I don’t even want to think about it yet but it’s coming… fall is coming. I am going to miss summer so much! I am not looking forward to the cooler temps, pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, fall leaves, not like a lot of people. I love summer and I wish it could last longer! But like I said, I know it’s coming.

I have added a couple new items and colors to my Etsy shop to hesitantly welcome fall very soon. Check them out!

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Here are some new colors for knitted slouchy hats. I have more colors coming too!

Knitted Slouchy Hat in Fall Orange

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Knitted Slouchy Hat in Oatmeal

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Knitted Slouchy Hat in Plum Purple

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This is one of my favorites! I am keeping this finished one for myself (wink)

Beautiful Crocheted Slouchy Hat in Brown

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These cowls are new to the shop!

Cozy Wrapped Cowl in Plum Purple

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Toasty Warm Knitted Cowl in Golden Rod

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Toasty Warm Knitted Cowl in Charcoal

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And lastly, a new ear warmer color! I am just loving this dark purple

Sweet and Soft Woman’s Crocheted Ear Warmer in Dark Purple

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To check out everything else in the shop, click here! There are a bunch of items Ready to Ship which means they ship the next business day after they are ordered.

 

Well I hope you can all enjoy the last days of summer! I am sure once fall gets here I will enjoy it, but for now happy with the warm weather!

Happy Monday!

 

P.S. I feel so weird being the “model” for some of my stuff! I am thankful for a patient husband who took the pictures for me

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