Monday, March 31, 2014

Floral Kimono

Jeans// Levis
Earrings//Beads By Cathy

I have been dying for a kimono and something with a big floral print for my wardrobe forever, well maybe only a few months.  A week ago I was strolling the aisles of Jo-Ann's, Jeremy had given me a little fun money to burn, and I saw this fabric.  It called to me.  Seriously, the way I was drawn to it you would think that the whole store was pitch black with a spot light on this beauty.  I fell in instant love.  Like I didn't even care how much it cost.  I knew this was coming home with me.  And I knew I was making a kimono out of it.   

I had read this tutorial a while back hoping I would have a chance to use it.  And the time has finally come.   And I love it.  Seriously.  I don't want to wear anything else.  Something you should probably know about me, is I am super self conscious about my arms.  They must be covered up at all times.   And if they are not, just know that the weather is really hot.  I am the girl who wears a cardigan all summer long.  But this, it is so light weight that I wont ever have to take it off.  I am sure eventually Jeremy will have to hide it from me so I will wear something else.  This was seriously one of the easiest sewing projects I have ever done, other than my fabric being so light weight that it was hard to keep in place.  Go buy yourself a beautiful flower print fabric and get to work on your own kimono.   You will not be disappointed.  And I still have like 2 yards left over, what to make... what to make...

I have been having problems with my email, so I haven't been responding to comments lately.  I finally changed it yet again.  Hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here on out.... Also, one day I might get back to a regular blog schedule but that would mean going through all my pictures and getting caught up.  Right now that task is not sounding appealing to me, so I will stick my head in the sand a little longer.

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So and The Pleated Poppy.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

8 months

I started a new bible study on Tuesday, so you are probably going to be hearing a lot about it. As I was doing my homework yesterday morning, the question was asked how do you recognize God's presence in pivotal times of your life? We were to give 4 examples but one of mine really struck me. Brighton. I have mentioned it before but when I found out I was pregnant with Brighton, I had just been through 2 miscarriages. The first one, I handled pretty well. I knew God had a plan, I relied on that. The second one, it was more of a struggle. So when I saw that 3rd positive pregnancy test in 5 months, I freaked out. I asked God Why? A lot. I pleaded with Him for it not to be true. Because how could He possibly let me get pregnant again, just to lose it. Well, as always, He knew what He was doing, and we have this wonderful little girl. Even though I doubted Him, He blessed us. He gave me the strength to get through those first 12 weeks, through the constant ultrasounds and blood work. During the time when my back was hurting and I thought for sure it was happening again, He gave me courage. More importantly He gave me this little girl whom I love. She is my little fighter.  She is also getting impossible to photograph.  Happy 8 months to my little miracle.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I wish...

Top//Forever 21
Earrings//Charming Charlies

I wish I had tried the denim on denim trend sooner, I really liked the results.

I wish everyone considered a pair of red polka dot toms a neutral.

I wish I could find a light and dark grey nail polish without a metallic in it.

I wish I would never ever ever get mastitis again. 5 times in 8 months is more than enough.  

I wish that my house would stay clean always because a clean house makes me really really really happy.

I wish that Jeremy and I had more one on one time, but even with the little amount of alone time we get, we still manage to put our marriage first.  

I wish that I could automatically come up with a great gift for Jeremy's birthday.  It's tomorrow and I've got nothing.  I usually get a good idea every few years. 

I wish I would remember to include pray in my parenting more often.  

I wish our copy of Frozen would get here.   Hopefully tomorrow.

I am still on a little blogging hiatus.  Between my craft projects, my sister and niece visiting from Italy, and more family coming into town on Saturday, we are busy busy.  Maybe next week.  

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So and The Pleated Poppy.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A quick hi!

Oh, hi there!

If you haven't noticed, I have been kinda out of the blogging world this week.  Let me explain.


You see, I have had craft projects to do.   When the crafting bugs hits,  I get a lot done.  Hopefully I can stay this productive all week.  

I have also had a few books to read.  

And we cant forget spending time with this man.  He is off all week, working on his backlogged projects in the garage.   

So excuse me if  I keep up the silence for a little while.   Once I slow down, I will have a ton of pictures to share with you.

Happy Wednesday.  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What I Wore

Sweater//Forever 21
Shirt// Target
Jeans//Target destroyed by me

My jeans.   I destroyed them using this tutorial.  This is my 3rd pair that I have used this method for.   According to this pair of jeans my knees are to fat, so I made a little extra room.   Now they are much more comfortable.  

This white shirt is a men's Hanes undershirt from target.  Super comfy.   

I was thankful it finally got cold enough for a few days to wear this sweater last week, I missed it.  Now it is once again too warm.  

I had to run a few errands this afternoon when Jeremy got home from work, Eldon decided to tag along with me.   One of those stops was the library.  My plan was to run in real quick and get my holds.  No such luck.  My little reader insisted on going to the kids section to pick out a few of his books.  There is no denying he is my son.    

I feel like there were a few other things I wanted to say but I can't remember them.  Maybe later.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So and The Pleated Poppy.  

Monday, March 3, 2014

365--Week 8

Playing a little bit of catch up this week.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

100% undecided...

Saturday night, had you asked me, I would have said I was ready to wean Brighton.   There have been a few teething incidents in the last week that have made this experince less than pleasurable.  But more than that, I never really felt like I was a mom who bonds through the whole boob feeding thing.   To me, it is a free form of food, and that is why I do it.   So today, I set out to start weaning.  Like I did with Bristol, and again with Eldon, I decided to cut out a feeding.   And it was nice.  It was nice to not have to rush home to pump after church.  It was nice to not even have to worry about the whole feeding thing.  But then we sat down for our 3:30 and my 100% sure decision seems a little lot less sure.   While she is getting into trouble at least once a day for using me to cut her teeth, I am actually enjoying this breastfeeding experience more than the other two.   I love sitting down with her and getting to be in our own little world for 15 minutes.   She sits there and gives me goofy grins, blows raspberries instead of eats, and mostly growls at me with her new wonderful sound.   Even though it is a crazy time, that has often included her trying to roll over while she eats, it is our time.  And for that, I am reluctant to give it up.   So here I sit, typing this, while she is blowing raspberries in face, rethinking my decision.  I know I want to cut down on feedings but I don't think I am ready to give up our special time.  So there I am.  A decision that was set in stone yesterday, isn't quite so clear cut today, and who knows, maybe I will be back to done tomorrow.

On a totally unrelated note, pray for us please.  We are getting ready to make a few decisions that would be very positive changes for our family but there are also going to be a huge step of faith.  Pray that we will here God's voice, but most of all we will follow His lead.  Even if it sends us down a road we didn't want to travel again.  
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