Saturday, November 26, 2011


In honor of our engagement party tonight I'd like to share some photos of the happiest day in my life thusfar.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Here are a couple shots from our Thanksgiving Celebration last year...Stay tuned for images of the hilarity that I'm sure is ensuing as you're reading this :)

Right now, on this very Thanksgiving day, in my Parents' house, we are 18 adults, 2 children, 1 16 month old, and 1 bull dog!

Good Times!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your day is filled with Family, Friends, and Many Thanks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy Weeks

I know I know, I went MIA again. I'm sorry. You'd think I like, have other things going on in my life or something...? ;)

Well, since I last posted I have done a bit more than cover 20 more bottles of different shapes & sizes with yarn of various colors & patterns and successfully find places and uses for them all around my house.

In addition to many crafty projects and money spent at A.C. Moore, there have been a few wedding milestones achieved. I am very lucky to personally know the woman who is going to be putting together my floral arrangements for the wedding, and this week I decided on the designs and put in the order. The idea that I am a bride who's going to walk down an aisle with a bouquet has got me a little giddy, I'm not gonna lie!

The biggest event that has happened since my last post occurred on a Saturday morning, alongside some of my favorite people, in a dressing room down the street from my house...
We found a Bridesmaid Dress!!!!

For obvious reasons we will not be disclosing the details of the dress before the wedding, but I can tell you that it was a very fun, easy, and amusing experience to have all of my ladies together for the first time trying on beautiful dresses, and some ridiculous ones too. (My mom of course took this photo for us, so photo-shop her into this picture in your mind!)

The dress is fun and happy, these girls are gonna Rock It, and I can't wait!

I have been seriously looking forward to this coming week for a while now. Everyone loves the holidays, and (though the retail world would argue that Halloween starts it) I believe that Thanksgiving is the true start of this happiest time of year.
Along with the start of the holidays, my Man and I are also fortunate enough to be having a small Engagement gathering this coming Saturday that I am excited to share with a few close family friends.

I hope everyone reading this has family-filled and happy holiday plans for this week. And I promise to be back soon with Thanksgiving and Party recaps.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I'm addicted!

I'm new to the site, but I'm totally addicted to all of the fun crafts and ideas on here. So many different People coming together to share inspiration and ideas. I admit that I'm not fully versed in how all the different areas of inspiration work, I stick mostly to the Crafty areas, but I'm loving it just for that. Check it out here and you'll be addicted soon too!

I was introduced to Pinterest through a famous blogger that I stumbled across one day and have been glad to jump on their bandwagon. Sherry & John have certainly given me inspiration in many ways, if not just in the way that they are able to work together on all of these projects and raise their little girl together.

This week Sherry and a few fellow bloggers launched a Challenge to their readers to pick something that they "pinned" on Pinterest and re-create it in their own ways. They called it their:

They also did a summer edition a few months ago but I was a Pinterest virgin at that point and did not understand that this was AWESOME!

So this time around I joined in. My main project I actually can't share because it's sort of planned as a Christmas Gift for a certain very crafty person I happen to know will read this post, but I will definitely share project #2. This inspiration came from here, and had my attention right away. It's so simple, yet can have any variation to fit your personal style.

I started at the neck of each bottle using the slant of the bottle to help keep the yarn tight together, and then was sure to tack the yarn with hot glue at regular intervals so that the yarn wouldn't be able to shift and bunch leaving parts of the bottle exposed.

Here is my version below. They are currently sitting on the window ledge between my Kitchen and Dining room. I'm seriously hoping that this decoration keeps me from piling all of my junk on this ledge on a daily basis.

Here's a closer version of the Mason Jar option.

As you can tell, the bottom was a little difficult because the slant was downward, enticing my yarn to separate from the strand above it. This was the first bottle I did though, so I wasn't too hard on myself :)

Have you done any fun craft projects inspired by a picture you saw online recently?