Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday my dear friends! I have a little bit of color to share with you today...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday! I'm still smiling from the great hike I did on Thursday. I took lots of pictures, care to virtually hike along with me?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Crochet WIP

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It's been awhile since I've posted anything from the crochet world! Here's a shot of some tunisian crochet that I'm playing around with. I have plans to work on an afghan soon with this technique, so I thought some practice would be good. I have no idea if this practice piece (can you guess what it's going to be?), is going to work out the way I'd like it to or not! We'll see!!

What are you guys working on? Have you ever done any tunisian crochet? (You can read about my first experience with it here.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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It's officially fall, and I have a couple glimpses that prove as much...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Any fan of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, knows that a towel "is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have." Ever since reading Hitchhiker's, I've held a certain respect for the towel and its practical and psychological value ("any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.") but until just recently, I hadn't run across a towel that would be worthy of being carried around the galaxy by Arthur Dent. Enter, the Turkish style bath towel.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Teacup Planters

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Have you ever found the PERFECT planter but were reluctant to use it because of the lack of a drainage hole in the bottom? The solution is a diamond tip drill bit! After getting some bits (I ordered this super cheap set [of which the bits might not be the best quality, but for that price I wouldn't be upset if I only got a few uses out of them]), and drilling some holes, I planted succulents in two large teacups.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a happy Tuesday my friends!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Don't you just love how empty boxes are irresistible to cats? It's like cats can't restrain themselves from getting inside an empty box, no matter how big or small. It really cracks me up. Pete practically dove into the tall box that you see in this picture, and then just sat in there for a few minutes until she made an impressively high leap out of it. Cats are weird.

Just like setting out a box and inevitably finding the cat in it, I like how putting a group of close friends together will undoubtedly result in fun and laughter. This was precisely how I spent my weekend, participating in a super fun bachelorette party. I must have added several years of health to my life from laughing and smiling so much. As in a Dave Matthews Band song, "turns out, not where, but who you're with that really matters."

Throughout the night of the party, we played a "most likely to game," where someone posed a question like "who would be most likely to lose their purse tonight?" or "who would you trust with a big secret?" and everyone would chose a name from their index cards of names of the girls there, and then votes were compared and tallied. It was a fun game, and makes me pose the question: if you were to be thrown into an empty box, who would you want in there with you?

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend my friends!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Good Cake

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This post is mainly another excuse to brag about my sister's sewing skills! She whipped up this rectangular bottomed tote bag in no time. Gin made it (out of white canvas) for me so that I could paint on it and fill it with presents for my friend's birthday.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Photo Tuesday

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Lately I feel like I should rename "Photo Tuesday" to "Sunset Tuesday!"

Monday, September 8, 2014

Plant Pot DIY

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Looking for a quick and cute houseplant DIY? I was inspired by a photo of a potted plant for the Make Your Day: DIY, All Day Long book. (I found the picture on Pinterest, but the book looks like it would be fantastic!) I've seen so many cute pots with faces on them! All I did was spray paint a terra-cotta pot (just the outside) and saucer white (with a flat finish), used a Sharpie marker to draw the face, planted a cute fittonia in it, and gifted it to a friend!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday my friends! I'm still smiling from my hike that I paddled to and from on Friday! As you can see, my hiking gear wasn't very conventional, but then, who wants to be conventional?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Before and After: A Print Makeover

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Last weekend I was at a rummage sale, and this print jumped out at me. Something about it seemed familiar, although I couldn't place it. I had no idea why I liked it, so I walked away, only to come back to it. Apparently I couldn't leave without the mystery print. It just needed a little makeover...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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If I had been just a few minutes later in grabbing my camera the other night, I would have missed these lovely and fleeting colors in the sky! Because it was a bit hazy, the lake took on a subtle and faded look that kept changing in color. It reminded me how quickly time seems to be passing lately, (can you believe it's September?!), and how important it is to take a minute to just appreciate the moment!

I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday my friends!