19 June 2011

Summer Projects - Part 1

I have many summer projects I would like to tackle.. There are four main one's I'd like to highlight this evening. 

Numero UNO:
This is like a ton of projects rolled into a huge one! That's why it's number 1!

Numero DOS:
Knitting this Beret from Stitch Nation
This is hard because I'm not a great knitter nor am I advanced, but I'm determined to finish this in the fall!
I'm using the mercury bamboo ewe yarn from Stitch Nation!

Numero TRES:
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Granny Squares!!
I seriously need to learn how to finish these! I've started them, but I know don't know how to finish them! I've found so many different tutorials! But these two ladies are awesome!

Numero Quatro:
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I want to make friendship bracelets! I have tons of embroidery floss for embroidering! I will be using a bit to make some bracelets and finishing up another project as well!

What are your summer projects?? How are they coming? Have you started? 

Baby Shower

So, my previous post, about the baby shower I hosted... I have pictures!! The table with all the food was awesome! Everything was delish and came out so nice!! See for yourself!
The whole table...

Pizza: Veggie (for me), Beef, and Chicken
Daisy Centerpieces in Peas
A Fruit Basket (Baby)
White Cake with Raspberry Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting (The cake was dyed yellow, the frosting was dyed green)
White Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (the cupcakes/frosting were dyed yellow and green)

Fruit Baby

My display
Hungry yet?

my instagram photo
So, what do you think? I hope you enjoyed this post... Let me know what you think!

17 June 2011

Getting Ready For A Baby Shower

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I'm getting ready for a good friend's baby shower. We are having it at my house/my parent's house. She's a good friend from church. I'm excited because of course they deemed me the girl to help with the food! Oh yeah! I'm making a cake... Not just any cake. It's a classic white cake with raspberry filling and a cream cheese frosting! I dyed the cake yellow and will dye the frosting green! This is fun... For good measure I also made cupcakes, dyed green and yellow! I hope that they turn out alright! I will have pictures later!! Hopefully of the shower as well!

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13 June 2011

Summer Goals 2011 - Part 1

I have many summer goals... But I would like share them one by one...

First Summer Goal - Read 25 Books

Alright, I know that's a lofty goal and I only just finished book numero 1, but I thought, why not... So, from June 1 - Sept 1, I am going to try and read 25 Books!!
 Instead of creating this massive reading list that I always mega fail on... I'm just going to read as much as possible. If I don't like the book, that's ok, I'll just put it down and read another. Then I won't get stuck in a reading rut!

So, good luck on your summer goals! Do you have any reading goals? Any good suggestions? 
I just finished LA CANDY by Lauren Conrad... It's my silly teen read for the month. It was actually very captivating. I want to read the second book!! 

03 June 2011

Friday Five

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I saw this awesome post idea from lofidelitylove and I thought I would try one on for size as well!

SEEN: He's just not that into you, Royal Tennenbaums, 500 Days of Summer, and Garden State

HEARD: The new single from Coldplay... only 69 cents on amazon.com

READ: I have been compiling books to read this summer. I'm currently reading a lot of blogs...

LEARNED:  Keep things in the past in the past, live in the present, look forward to the future. 

LOVED: Seeing my room starting to get organized!!

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop: Week 1

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This weeks prompt is Handmade.

Why did I choose a crochet blanket? I have two very old ones in my house made by my great grandmother or her sister. I'm hoping to in turn learn how to make some of my own. I think blankets have so much love attached to them. They comfort whether you're tired, sick, cold, lonely. They also are great to use for tents and gifts. I could go on... but in essence handmade blankets are pretty awesome!

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!