Friday, May 22, 2015

New sofa = new room

Wow. Today we got rid of the monstrous green couch and replaced it with this lovely caramel leather sofa. Loving how this room is coming together. It makes me a happy mama!! Here's a before shot for comparison. (I so so miss that puppy face sitting there. Gah.)

And another from a different angle. 

Ahh. So much better!! TGIF and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day weekend recap

St. John's Bizarre

Avocado smoothie

Mother's Day donuts!

A mama's purse (purse from Madewell and it's THE best!)

Cutie outfit

Baking and knitting Saturday morning

Challah bread made from scratch. So delicious! Get that book, seriously.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. In addition to all of this fun, my dear hubby finished painting the kitchen (a project that had been lingering since JANUARY!) and he got me a Zappos gift certificate! He knows me so well. #shoes #shoes #shoes

Friday, May 1, 2015

On the needles

Omg. 3 posts in one day. I'm excited to get back to blogging a bit. It does seem I blog more when I have the knitting bug and after a bit of a knitting slump, I think I've got it again. Here's what's in my queue and on the needles now...oh, and just off of the needles!

I finally finished Sienna's 'baby' bonnet. Doh. I started this in 2013. Oh well, at least it fits my sweet little gal still.

Knitting Binic precious sweater patter for Sienna. I'm using Rowan Felted Tweed DK in a lovely lilac color. This yarn is the best in the world and I wonder why I don't always knit with it?

I have so many unfinished projects (a couple of sweaters included) but I REALLY want to start these two next. I have stash yarn to use, so it's cool, right?

They are both fabulous. I love the clever eyelet shaping on the first and the garter back of the second. I can't wait. I have some lovely heathered purple Cascade 220 that I think I'll use on the Daelyn and then some griege Madeline Tosh I'll use on the Holly.

I feel much better now that I have the itch to knit again ;) Hope you are knitting some fabulous projects right now, too! TGIF.

Sienna turns two!

Can't believe I sent out my daughter's 2nd birthday invitations today! I love designing for my little gal. She adores horses, so that's the theme. A few fun touches to the party like carrot treats from cellophane cones filled with goldfish crackers and hopefully 'pony' rides. Stay tuned for photos. 

fabulous summer capsule wardrobe

I need a plan for my summer wardrobe. I want to get some new wedges or espadrilles, so I needed some inspiration. This was the first image I found in my search and wow, incredible! I want all of this. It's from the blog Birds of a Thread. I will be following her lovely posts! Not only did she put together this incredible collection, but she sews and plans to make quite a few of these pieces. Maybe it will inspire me to find a more permanent spot for my sewing machine in the new house. Ah, I love this so much.