Saturday, November 26, 2011
But when I saw this pattern, I had to just stop. And stare! My hubby thinks I'm nuts! Our Baby Cakes is only 15 days old. And I'm going to start this blanket for her.
It doesn't sound too hard. And I have a nice amount of yarn, in my Craft Room. I think it will be a nice project to work on, when Miss B is napping. And I can't sleep. I can't wait to see what it turns out like! Oh, and this blog, is AMAZING too!
Monday, August 29, 2011
I was wondering around Ravelry today. And I found this pattern. I had to buy it! It's just too cute! The perfect little Lovie, for my Baby Cake! It looks like a fun, and easy project. The pattern was $5. And I'm sure, I can whip this up, over the weekend. Oh, I can't wait!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
With that being said, I've been making lots of things. Getting ready to meet our sweet little girl. I'm also trying to make some sweet gifts, for some friends. We're all due, around the same time. I found this pattern, and I'm so excited!!
I can just imagine, this Teddy Bear growing with our sweet girls. Something that they can love and cherish, for a long time!! Everything about this little bear, just makes me happy!!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Never mind, that I'm nearly 6 months pregnant. All I can think about, is making candles. I think it all started, when I used to watch Port Charles. Between, that was my favorite Soap! And I miss it a lot!! Ever since I seen Alison with her Candle Shop, I've wanted to make candles. I know, I'm nuts!!
Now with my pregnant belly, I want to be a Candle Maker. I'm nuts! I know it. But it just seems like a nice hobby. Something I'd really enjoy. I probably buy 4 candles a week! :) I'm trying really hard, to distract myself. With hobbies, that won't cause much harm to my tummy. Because hot wax, doesn't sound like the best idea right now....
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I'm starting my first pair of Baby Girl Booties! I saw these booties, and I just knew I had to make them! Aren't they adorable? Perfect for Spring! I know, I'm thinking far ahead of myself. But I just can't help it! I'm so excited! I'm going to make the Tapestry Rose Baby Shoes. By the time Spring rolls around next year, our Baby Cake will be around 6 months old. I hope they fit her, all the way through Spring!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
When I came across this hat, I about died! The cuteness, is almost too much for me to handle! I immediately printed the pattern. And dug through my stash of cotton yarn. Which is not much at all. Note to self, stock up the next time Hobby Lobby has a sale! But I'm in the middle of this hat. And I just started it. Talk about an easy pattern!! And I just LOVE the way it's coming out. When I finish with this on, I'm going to make another hat, in this exact color palette. It's just perfect for a little girl! The Dainty Daisy, is such a great blog too!!
Friday, July 1, 2011
One of the very first Baby blankets I ever saw, and wanted to make, was the Tiramisu Baby Blanket. I've had a print out of the pattern, in my nightstand for years! Last Friday, I started this blanket. In these colors. In one week, I'm nearly done! I just have the trim to finish. And the ribbon to pull through. :)
It's like there is magic in our home. We're so excited to meet our little girl! And I'm 99.9% sure, that we have her name, picked out. It's almost too perfect! God sends us so much love. I'm so grateful to him. For making all my dreams come true!
Friday, June 24, 2011
And with every passing week, we get closer and closer to our dreams. We've been watching our Baby Cake grow. We've been enjoying everything about my pregnancy. Cherish all our sweet pictures. Look forward to hearing, our Baby Cake's heartbeat. And this week, was a BIG week! We found out some big news!!
We're having a Baby Girl!!!!
We are so happy! And with this news, I had to start my first Baby Girl project. This cute hat! I can't wait, to see my Baby Girl, in the hat I'm crocheting. More importantly, I can't wait to hold my Baby Girl. And cover her in sweet kisses!!!!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Please forgive my "less than perfect" cell phone picture. I can't find my camera. And we are visiting family. :)
Anyway, I'm giving away this cute baby blanket. I've been making a ridiculous amount of baby items, since I found out I'm pregnant. And I think my hubby is starting to wonder. We have months left! And our baby already has 12 handmade blankets. :)
For your chance to win, please leave me a link to your favorite baby or mommy blog. I'd love to start reading some blogs. Something that will help me out in the coming months. :) You have until 11:59PM MST on May 29th. Good luck everyone! Oh, and don't forget to visit my prima and my tia!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
There are very few things that I really want...right this minute. But this book, is definitely on the top of my list! I just can't find it anywhere! Not at any of our bookstores. And I'm just too cheap to buy it online. What is a girl to do? I just wish I had this book in my hands, right this second. :)
Monday, May 16, 2011
The minute I seen this crochet book, I just had to have it! You know, for our "Baby Cakes." :) I got it in the mail today. And I almost died from the cuteness factor! I'm thinking of making the blue blanket, but in green. Or some other neutral color. Because I just can't wait until my 20th week. No, I can't! And that seems to be a "safe" bet.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I don't think I've mentioned it on here yet, but I graduated on Saturday! It was such an exciting day. Filled with so much accomplishment. It just felt so good to finish that part of my life.
For right now, I'm not planning on working. Just "cooking" our baby. And you know, getting ready for our life to be turned upside down. But in a good way. I'm so excited for everything that lays in front of us.
Now, I'm off to enjoy some "down time." Studying for your Master's degree doesn't leave much fun time. So I'm really going to enjoy this time!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I just wanted to wish all the moms out there a wonderful Mother's Day! All the moms, grandmas, and women in general deserve an amazing day. For all the love and nurturing they do for us. I know I'm blessed with the most loving mom out there! And so many amazing women that make my life better. :)
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Easter! We're spending our holiday with family and friends. Something we don't get to do a lot. Both my hubby and I are really excited about that! And hopefully the Easter Bunny brought you plenty of candy. You know, the good stuff...chocolate! :)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Isn't this hat so adorable? I was "googling" some hat patterns. This picture came up. And I can't find it's source. I really would like to make our "Baby Cakes" a couple of cute hats. Just like this. Does anyone know where this is from? Or where I can find a pattern for something similar?
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
A few nights ago, I was cleaning out my nightstand, and I found my book! I immediately went running to my craft room. What you don't know is, I was going to bed. Had my pjs on, teeth brushed, face washed, halfway in bed. And I went digging around for yarn.
I stayed up another 2 hours. To just get a "cuddle cocoon" started. In a neutral color. Since we don't know if our "Baby Cake" is a boy or a girl. I can't wait to finish it up!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I just bought this book. I really want to see the movie. And after talking to Lola, she said I had to read the book first. I agree. I like to read the book, before watching the movie. I'm so happy that Lola and I talked. I like to imagine up the story in my head, then watch the movie.
I know that most of the time, I'm a little disappointed with the movie. But I hate to watch the movie, and then read the book. It feels more disappointing that way.
Now I need to show some self restraint. You know, I need to study. But I think this book is going to be a good distraction. As long as I keep it as a "distraction." And remember that I need to study first!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I'm looking for some Ruby Star. I hear that it's a beautiful vine. I'd love to plant some along our back fence. But again, we live in a small town. And it's hard to find anything other than a rose bush, petunias, or a palm tree. I'm not sure what that's all about. But it's kinda difficult. Anyway that you look at it, I'm on the hunt for some Ruby Star.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Isn't this the most amazing ring? I think it's gorgeous! From what I've read, it's the ring that Bachelor Brad gave to Miss Emily. And it's worth $90,000!!! Are you serious? Yes, I am!
I just think it's stunning. All those diamonds. I'd never feel comfortable wearing it. Heck, there are days when I really stress, wearing my rings. My engagement ring is just over a carat. And my my wedding band is a carat of small diamonds. I worry that I'm going to lose them. I'd probably have a heart attack if I had a ring like this.
It is beautiful. Stunning. I'm just not the type of woman, that could wear a ring like this. Maybe because I worry too much about money. But anyway that you spin it, it is stunning. Simply stunning.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Such sad news today. The beautiful Elizabeth Taylor has passed away. What a legend. She will be missed dearly. I loved her character. The woman that she was. So strong. And not afraid of life. Or living it. Such an amazing and strong woman. Now, I'm off to go enjoy some of her movies.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I just wanted to wish our prima a very Happy Birthday! You are so special to both of us. And I can't wait to see you again! It's been way too long. And I'd love to spend a lot of time catching up. And eating. Our favorite hobby! I've been saving up lots of yummy cupcake recipes, to try out, when you are visiting.
I think about all the amazing people that are in our lives. But no one is as special to Fern and I, than you. You just know how to make us smile. It's always a good day, when we get to see you.
I've never met a completely true, honest, and loving soul. Until I met you. A person that would give anything, to help someone out. We're all lucky to know you. You make every one's life better. Just by being you. Being in our lives. We're all so very lucky!
Happy Birthday Prima! I hope you get everything that you wish and dream about. You deserve everything that your heart desires.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
This is the Katina's Bedtime Set. From Free Patterns. I think it would be a nice gift for a little girl.
And Springtime Coasters from Free Crochet.
If you like these patterns, you should head over to Free Patterns and Free Crochet. These are both the "patterns of the day."
Friday, March 18, 2011
Spring break is officially here! Thank goodness. I felt like it would never get here. Maybe I'm just anxious to end my last semester. I don't know.
But my hubby has also managed to get some time off of work. We're headed to our hometown this afternoon. Just for the weekend. We want to spend some time with our families and friends. Then we're planning some much needed time, to relax too. And hopefully a small trip to the mountains.
I'm definitely not your "typical college student." No crazy parties for me. No insane Spring Break trips. But I plan on lots of time with my hubby. To me, that's the perfect way to spend my week off of school! :)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you!
We're not the "crazy, beer drinking, partying" kind of people. Nor are we Irish. But I think St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday.
We don't have any big plans. Just a fun "green" themed meal after church tonight. And of course, I picked out the perfect green outfit. Other than that, we're pretty low key. Maybe I'll convince my hubby to go shopping for some flowers for our yard. After our tough winter, we need to give our yard a lot of TLC!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Doesn't this look super easy to make? And delicious too! You can bet your life on it, I'm making this for dinner soon. I just need to pick up a few things at the store. I can't wait. :)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I made my hubby watch with me last night. I only watched the last few episodes. I don't know everything about their relationship. Or their past or whatever. I'm not a true viewer of the Bachelor. But I'm just not sure. I don't think they're going to make it.
I had high hopes going into last nights' episode. But with all the questions that Brad was avoiding, before the proposal, and the fact that this is the Bachelor...oh, and the "After the Final Rose" show...I just don't think they'll make it.
Emily and Brad just seem to be on 2 different pages. With different agendas. At different points of their lives. I think Emily might have a lot to lose if they were to get married. I don't think she's ready for marriage. And Mr. Brad, well I think he's ready. But maybe needs to be in a "real relationship" for a while.
And maybe I'm wrong. But it's how I feel. I think their age differences are also an issue. I'm thinking that Emily "won" because she was the most mature of the women on the show. I think that's what Brad is looking for. Someone to "settle down" with. But I just don't think this is going to last. What do you think?
Friday, March 11, 2011
My heart is just breaking. Watching all the action unfold on TV. It's just devastating. It makes you thank your lucky stars that you are safe. My prayers, thoughts, and love go out to everyone in Japan. I just can't imagine what all of these people are feeling right now. So incredibly sad.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Lola and Manders are hosting a "Crochet Along." For this cute Amigurumi Bunny Basket. It's just too adorable! I can't wait to start. I signed up. And so can you. Just leave them a comment on their blogs, or email them. Don't forget to print the pattern, and buy the supplies. The "Crochet Along" begins on March 14th. I just can't wait!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Today is Ash Wednesday. I already feel more "connected." You know, with both my religion, and myself. It's crazy how this day, every year, does this to me.
My hubby and I are looking at Lent a little differently this year. We really want to make a difference in other people's lives. To do good. To be more "good hearted." And in the moment.
We have a list of things that we want to accomplish. And I'm really excited! I can just tell, we're going to grow so much during this Lenten season. :)
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I'm sorta in love with Gardenias at the moment. And I want to plant some in our yard. Now that we're coming to terms with the plants, that didn't make it during the Winter Freeze of 2011, we need to plant some new things. And on the top of my list, is gardenias.
I never realized how much I really love these flowers. But my prima has always had some planted in her yard. And they are just gorgeous! They have a beautiful scent. And after looking at some of my favorite perfumes, I'm realizing just how much I love these flowers.
Now I just need to find some. My prima said that she bought hers a few years ago. At Wal-Mart. Who would have thought? But I didn't find any when I went this past week. It might be too early in the season. And since we live in a small town, we're limited to stores that sell flowers. So let's hope I find some soon!
Mardi Gras. Is it me, or did Mardi Gras come around really quickly this year? I know, it's weeks later than last year. But it still feels like just yesterday we were celebrating this very day!
This year, my hubby and I aren't really giving up food. More of wanting to do good deeds during Lent. Let's not be fooled, it's not going to be any easier. But I think it will be more fulfilling.
And tonight, we're just going to have some friends over. A fun dinner, a little dressing up, and hopefully a whole lot of laughs! What are your plans for the "Big Day of Sins?"
Sunday, March 6, 2011
So earlier this week, I went to Wal-Mart. And I was in search. Of what? I'm still not sure. But I came face to face with a display. Of Maybelline's new mascara. One by One. The tube was really calling my name. So I bought it.
I had no good reason to buy it. Other than, it looked interesting. So I bought it. It's only been a few days now, but I really do love this product. I have a feeling, I just found my new favorite mascara. You know, that "life changing" moment. Come on ladies, you have to know what I'm talking about.
This mascara both lengthens and thickens my lashes. It doesn't clump. Or smear. And I can use it on both my upper and lower lashes. It's perfection in a tube!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I have to admit this, I never really thought about planting gladiolus. Never. Not once. It's not that I'm a flower snub or anything. I just never thought about them. Then, last year, when my hubby went to go water our prima's flowers, I saw them. She had so many growing. All different colors. Growing in mass bunches.
I fell in love. And I asked Fern what they were. He wasn't sure. So I called my prima. Who quickly let me know, that they are gladiolus. And she said that they quickly multiply like lirios (Iris.)
So I waited and waited. Until today. I found a big bag a Wal-Mart. I'm telling you, I never realized some of the great plants that they sell there. I got 20 bulbs, for $5! Awesome! And they are mixed colors. You could buy a single color. But I just think, half of the beauty, is the gorgeous colors! Let's see what happens. I planted them tonight. And they're supposed to bloom in July.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This is my new chair. I've been having some major back issues lately. And I really needed a new chair for my desk. So when I came home to find this beautiful chair sitting at my desk, I cried. Yes, I cried. That's a fact!
I had been looking at the chairs a few weeks ago, at Target. We have a Super Target about 90 minutes from where we live. And we went to look around. I seen this beauty, and really wanted it. But we're trying to save some money. So I past. And honestly, I was sad about it.
My hubby is just amazing. After work, he went and bought it. :) And he managed to put it together while I was in a study session. I was so excited when I got home. And this chair is not just pretty, it's super comfy! Oh, it's just love!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Seriously, how does one look like this? I'm not sure. But she is just stunning! And her teeth, they are just perfect. I don't know if those are her real teeth, or veneers. But they are perfect. My hubby told me that some of it is air brushing. But after watching a clip on YouTube, she is really a stunning woman.
So I just might have to watch an episode or 2. Because I really like her style. I know, these women are probably working with a stylist. But seriously, I want her wardrobe. Or at least pieces of it. And I want her beauty secrets. Because lately, I've been feeling really cruddy. Like I'm in a rut or something. I could use some help.
What do you think? Do you have any beauty or style secrets that you could share with me? I'd really like to know. Because I'm seriously feeling pretty down. Maybe it's just the weather...
Friday, February 25, 2011
I just wanted to wish my Tio a very Happy Birthday today!
He's had such a tough few months. And we were not sure if he'd see another birthday. It makes today that much more special. What an amazing day! I'm so happy to have my Tio still with us. Getting stronger and healthier every day. It's truly a miracle straight from God. :) Feliz Cumpleanos Tio!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
And at the end, Big gives Carrie a ring. Black diamond ring. I was in love! I don't know why. But it just seems so amazing. Yes, I said it. It's gorgeous! Something like this...
Maybe my hubby will get me something with black diamonds for our Anniversary. Maybe for our 10th. You know, something special like that. I would just love it! It's not my "usual style." But it's so beautiful!
Monday, February 21, 2011
We've been looking for a place to buy an avocado tree. I know that we've been debating this for some time now. As in years. But after a lot of thought, and talking, my hubby and I want to buy an avocado tree.
We figure that we live somewhere that's warm enough for the tree to not only survive, but thrive. And eat a lot of avocados. Maybe in the long run, this move will save us some money. Hopefully!
We just need to find a place that sells them. No place locally sells avocado trees. And they won't order them. And I'm not having much luck online. But 'm hopeful. Now back to my search!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
This is the bistro set. Perfect for our little garden area, off of our bedroom. It's just a little space, right outside our French doors.
This amazing Dining Set. Perfect for BBQs, and just when we have people over!
And lastly, the conversational/lounge furniture. I really do like this set!
There is something about the style of this set. I really like it. The wrought iron. The color and size of the cushions. But you know it. Now that we are looking for some good outdoor furniture, Target no longer sells this set.
But we still want to buy something similar. I've looked high and low. And I just can't find anything. We want a full set that matches. We don't mind buying it in sections. That's the way Target once sold it. But we want something that matches across the board. Can you help? If you've seen something similar, can you leave me a message? Or sent me an email. Thanks!
Monday, February 14, 2011
I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day! My hubby and I celebrated over the weekend. With a special little trip. We rented a cabin in the mountains. And just "hung out." It was so nice to get away for a few days. With no stress. Or urgent feelings to do all kinds of things.
Tonight, we're going to watch a movie, and have a simple meal. Doesn't that just sound so amazing? I think so. It's something that we should do more often. Just enjoy each other's company. And we're going to do that tonight. :)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
We're in the middle of the "Big Freeze" around here. It's actually a really big deal. Being that we live in the desert. And we now have between 6-12 inches of snow in our yard. No lie! Our back yard is a little ridiculous at the moment.
The temperatures are ridiculously cold. There is a gas shortage. As in natural gas, for heat. And we are in the middle of "Rolling Blackouts." Because we have 2 power grids that our down. Our electricity is now coming from a neighboring state. It's pretty bad.
We didn't have time enough to cover up our plants. So I hope they make it. My hubby was out in the snow storm last night, covering up pipes. It came that quickly! And luckily, thus far, we haven't had frozen or busted pipes. Thank goodness!
But everything around us is closed. Like I said, we live in the desert. We have no snow plows. No salt trucks. Nothing. It's bad. Funny how we got more snow than our hometown. Which is a few hundred miles north of us. They're used to the snow. Equipped to handle it. But still our state is literally in a "State of the Emergency" situation.
So my hubby and I are "hunkering down" for the next few days. School, work, all that good stuff, has been cancelled! So we're going to watch some movies. Figure out a way to make some dinner. And I'll probably get a lot of crocheting done.
I'm just glad that our pantry is fully stocked. And we're relatively well off. You know, in this situation. We're also considered "northerners" around here. So we're used to snow and cold temperatures. Even if it's -10 outside! What else can we do? Just try and survive, to the best of our abilities.
Mother Nature is just trying to keep us on our toes!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
While I was scanning through Annie's Attic, I came across this book. Pineapple Doilies. And now I want it! I don't do a lot of thread crochet. But this book makes me want to start. Aren't these just the cutest? I think I'm going to go buy this beauty. I wonder if it's available at JoAnn's? I have a 40% off coupon. :)
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I've been looking for the perfect pair of red shoes. A little fancy. A lot of fun. But nothing that will break the bank. Honestly, something to wear for Valentine's Day.
I came across this imagine, and I really like these shoes. Can you help me find a similar pair? I've been searching online, without much luck. And I could really use the help. :)
Friday, January 14, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I must have been under a rock or something. Because she has a book! I saw it today. When I was strolling around Barnes and Noble. I had to pick it up. No second thoughts. I just bought it!
All I can think of right now, is crocheting something yummy. This book just has me craving yarn to crochet with. And something sweet to eat! First on my list, those cupcakes!
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Yes, it shouldn't be that big of a deal. But it is. I have a bachelor's degree. But this is for my MBA! I'm so excited. It feels like it took forever. And I'm not even sure if I'll ever work. My hubby and I have kinda planned a family, post-graduation. And to be honest, I'd love to be a SAHM. But it feels incredible to accomplish this! I can't wait until May when I graduate!