Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Fall Ya'll : )

Fall is my favorite time of year!  Spiced cider, pumpkin EVERYTHING, changing leaves....All so wonderful : )))) Happy Fall Ya'll !!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blogging about a Barista

Happy Thursday!  It's 9am and I've already been off of work for an hour : ))) Today was my first day as a Barista at an ADORABLE coffee shop (25 30 Espresso) just a few blocks from my house.  I am so looking forward to spending this year in Fredericksburg working at such a cute little spot :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Additions to Etsy :)

Today has been a busy busy day!  I added several new items to my etsy shop!  Here are two of my favorites:

Baby Owl Beanie!

Mr & Mrs Mason Jars :)

Visit my Etsy shop and pick out the perfect handmade gift!

New Apartment!

It has been a great week :)  We're finally settled into our new apartment in Fredericksburg, VA!  My hubby and I had a lot of fun decorating and organizing.  Here are a few of our mini projects:

We mounted this 7' oar over our bed and hung a dark curtain panel behind the bed to add some color contrast to the boring white walls :)  My hand drawn seahorse & crab helped solidify the nautical theme ;)

I got this sweet little jewelry stand from World Market and LOVE it!  I made the candle holders with mason jars, ribbon, rope & burlap.  We found the rustic frame & teal "R" at Hobby Lobby!

Now hopefully the Navy won't move us for a little while so we can enjoy our new place and new town!  Have a great weekend everyone :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Open for Business!

My Etsy shop is FINALLY open for business!  So far i have crocheted headbands and Ear Warmers for sale.  By the end of the month I will be adding crochet jewelry & hand painted coffee mugs!  Check it out!

Cross Country Move

We finally made the move.  Cross country drive from Carmel, CA over to Fredericksburg, VA!  Here are a few photos from the road trip:

Here is my sweet little family at Zion National Park in Utah!

 Bruin can fly!

Next stop, Denver, CO!  Here we are at the Denver Zoo with Dylan's sweet cousins Shirene and Emily :)

On to Potosi, MO to visit Dylan's grandmother!  Here we are with the little girl, "Button", she watches during the week!

Next stop, Cincinnati, OH to visit our dear friends Alex & Sarah! Lots of Rock Band to be played :)

Then finally here are in Virginia!  So far it's a great little town!  We can walk to the downtown area which is great!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Today a friend of mine sent me this pattern for the Lovely Little Life Blog and asked if I could make them:
Flower Power Baby Sandals
She also wanted an elephant beanie for her soon-to-be baby girl, so I figured why not a matching set?

Here are so more photos of the sandals:

I love having this down time to make gifts for my friends :) But now it's time to start working on projects for my Etsy shop!  Photos to come <3

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bitter Sweet

So proud of my amazing husband for graduating with his Masters Degree from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.  On the flip side....slightly bummed because that means we'll be leaving this little paradise/fairytale land in a couple of weeks...but off to the next adventure!  The positive is that we have 2 weeks with no school/work to enjoy CA! <3

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dresser Remodel!

What else would you do on a Tuesday when your parents are in town?  Make Dad help you refinish a dresser :)  Dylan and I are moving across country soon so I stopped working until the big move next month to really enjoy CA before we leave this beautiful state!  In my downtime I've been planning some mini-makeovers to our house!  I figured why not start with our old dresser?

Here is the before picture:

Our neighbors moved and left this beauty behind!  All it needed was a little TLC :)  Dad and I sanded down the many layers of varnish and wood stain that had been put on it over the years.  Then we proceeded with 4 layers of Glidden's Vintage Yellow paint.

And the result!
And here it is in our bedroom:

I absolutely love it!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Aaaah Saturday :)

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Carmel by the Sea?? And I mean LOVE?  This town is amazing! Today, the weather was perfect - Sunny and in the 60's!  Not a bad day for a tasting tour of the town?  Including an olive oil tasting :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Crochet Love.

My first owl hat of many to come!  Who doesn't love owls?  Or pink?  Or crochet hats?  Looking forward to making my own owl hat pattern. :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A little intro...

Hello fellow bloggers!  My first post - how exciting!  I have never before "blogged" so I am still getting used to this.  A quick introduction.  My husband, Dylan, is a Lieutenant in the Navy and we are currently stationed in Monterey, CA.  We live in the CUTEST town in the world, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA.  We found out yesterday that we will be relocating to good-ole' Dahlgren, VA in July...  I spend my days working in Restaurant Management at a beautiful hotel in Monterey. My down time (and favorite parts of my day!) during the week is spent sitting on the couch with my husband and our puppy, Bruin, crafting while watching sports (mostly hockey and baseball). My friends are always asking me two things: "How did you make that??" or "How did you do your hair??"..sooo I figured I would start a blog with tutorials on crafting and hair design.  When we move to Virginia I should have PLENTY of time on my hands... <3