Archive | October, 2011

And the Winner is….

31 Oct

Tam Mai, from California!!!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered in my very first giveaway.  This blog, as well as my handmade bits, has become so very important to me, and I am so blessed to be able to share it with so many people.  I will be doing more giveaways in the near future.




50 Things: Milestones

31 Oct

I thought about this one for a while, and in the most selfish of ways.  I thought about all of the milestones that I have hit.  Graduating High School, my four-year wedding anniversary (five years in just a few weeks!), the birth of our son.  The more I thought about every single milestone I have hit, I thought about the ones that are important to my loved ones.  My sons first sentence (“I want the fries!”), his first steps, first solid foods.

The longer I thought about it, the more I imagined our milestones being twinkly lights.  Each one that was conquered, would light up, and add itself to the bright little picture that has become our past triumphs.  Soon our little family portrait of successes seemed like a cityscape from a birds-eye-view, and I felt a swelling of pride in my heart.  How proud I am of my son, my husband, my brother, sister and parents.  Such great things we have accomplished, and such great things we have yet to do.

So far, what has been your biggest milestone?



Follow Me…

28 Oct

On BlogLovin’!

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On Independant Fashion Bloggers!

Just starting to work on all of these networks, so be patient with me 🙂

Thank you!



Sweater Skirt Tutorial

27 Oct

I see a theme here

I have a lot of oversized clothing

Mostly because I spent three years overseas, having to order clothing online, and living with it when it didn’t fit right.  Now that I am going through everything…and I mean EVERYTHING, I am finding it hard to part with things.  Trying to follow the rules I put forward in my post about thrifting, I am going through things that I know for sure has nothing left in it for me.

I found a cowl neck sweater that I bought a few years ago from Victorias Secret online.  I bought a size large, not knowing HOw large it would be.  The neck was as large as the rest of the sweater.

Cowl Neck= New sweater skirt!



50 Things: Contentment

26 Oct

I thought on this one long and hard for a while.  What is contentment?  Havent I been talking about being content with your life this whole series so far?!

The more I thought about it, the more frustrated I got.  How am I going to motivate and inspire people if I have no idea what to write?!  I was in the car this morning and it came to me through a 60 second message on KLOVE on the radio.  They were talking about driving, and the importance of the steering wheel.  Can you imagine if you were on your way to the store, and the steering wheel just came apart in your hands?!  How terrifying it would be, to be stuck in the middle of the road, with cars zooming past, honking their horns, and getting angry at you for being in the way.  Suddenly you have zero control over the car, and how or when you are going to get somewhere.  I think I would be seriously frustrated.

Our life is a lot like this.  We don’t like losing control of anything, and when it happens, we are lost, without a plan B.  We spend so much time gripping the steering wheel with all of our hearts, that we don’t see, that with every passing day, we are causing the steering wheel to crumble.

So despite the traffic, and angry fellow drivers, pass the wheel to God.  Give up on control, and enjoy the ride without worry.

Maybe that is what contentment is all about.



My First Craft Fair!!!

25 Oct

I am so excited and nervous to be in my first craft show!!!

If you are in the area it will be at

St Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bemiss.

Saturday, November 5th

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!!! I am so nervous to see what the masses think of my work 🙂



Huge shirt re-do

24 Oct

This is my huge shirt.

Granted, I bought it online and had no idea how big it would be.