Friday, February 27, 2015

7 weeks and Counting.

This past weekend brought us down to Arizona to the funeral of Tony's grandma. It was a bittersweet trip. The funeral was lovely and it was so good to see everyone.

We stopped off at one of our favorites spots in AZ to take some quick pictures of this pregnancy that is flying past. Sometimes a little too quickly.

I'm the type that likes to be prepared for every possible scenario. Including a plan for every detail, just in case. How do you prepare for something like this? You don't, really. You do the best you can and just enjoy the experience.

Our boy will be here within 7 weeks and we couldn't be happier. He's been nothing but healthy the entire pregnancy, the little champ. Just when we had officially decided to stop hoping for a pregnancy and move toward adoption, we found out that he was on his way. The whole experience is just surreal.

Aside from meeting our boy, I just can't wait to see Tony as a dad. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

the summer that wouldn't quit

This summer has been non-stop. Good or bad, I'm not sure. All I know is - I'm ready for a slow fall. 

We started summer with simultaneous craft fairs in two different states (not the smartest thing I've ever done) because I just can't say no to Crafty Wonderland, even though we're living in Utah.

Followed by a couple relaxing weeks of canoeing, starting my container garden and a visit to my sister's in Idaho.

Then a road trip to AZ with my husband's band for a weekend tour, another trip to Idaho and a week in Cali/Oregon. While in Oregon, my grandpa passed away. He'd been struggling for ages, having had a series of small strokes over the past 7 years. It's a blessing that he's no longer suffering, but still so hard to know that I won't see him again for such a long time. 

In between all the rest of this, I've been freelancing for a women's clothing company. Helping to build a better website, blogger outreach, project managing and it's been a challenge for sure. I've learned so much!

Anyway, a return to the blogging world is in order. In order to chronicle what I'm sure is going to be the beginning of a very interesting part of our lives. 

I can only imagine kicking back on our yacht, sipping my Perrier, pulling out my macbook and laughing at our series of misadventures before we'd become billionaires. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Collection

I'm currently updating the shop with touches of spring.
Feel free to beat the blues of this lingering winter by perusing at your leisure.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Impending Loom - My Obsession with Weaving.


Within the past 6 months, I've fallen completely in love with weaving. No big surprise, really. My obsession with color, pattern and texture has never come to me in such an obvious way.

I know that is probably looks like some crazy mess straight out of the 1970's.

Choosing a color palette (my favorite part of any project), the different types of materials to weave - beads, yarn, leather, fabric and designing a pattern to weave is no small feat, I'm sure.

Etsy posted a DIY on their blog recently to try weaving on your own using a homemade loom from a simple piece of cardboard.

I cannot wait to try this out.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why Cutting your Hair is Good for your Psyche.

The amount of time that I have spent over the course of my 27 years on this earth, wondering whether or not I should cut my truly shameful.
The USA is in shambles and I can never decide whether to go full Zooey Deschanel, textured Brigitte Bardot or a good old fashioned side swept bang.

Coloring my hair is a completely different story. I'll go from black brown to superhero red without a care.
But those bangs. They take up so much valuable brain space.

I've been growing out my hair for a good year and a half now. I reached my goal of boob length hair and then thought,
"now what?"

As evidenced by this photographic proof that I took in an auto mechanics bathroom in Hood River on a very bad car day/very good hair day.

Once I realized there was no point to this mane that was beginning to engulf my face and clog the shower drain, I couldn't wait to chop it all off.

On a side note, I truly believe in giving in to urges that aren't deconstructive. 
If you want to go on a road trip to Canada - do it.
If you want to go sing karaoke at a nightclub on Ladies Night - do it.
If you want to bake a three layer cake just to prove you can - do it.
If you want to chop your hair off - do it.

Suppression of healthy urges does nothing but bury that wild animal inside of you so deep down that you forget all about it's existence.

So chop off your hair. 
Then take pictures of yourself in a new sweater, 
let google+ turn it into a GIF and send it to your sister.