Friday, November 30

Art Feeds

"Art Feeds has been chosen as 1 of 25 causes up for NBC’s American Giving Awards and a piece of a $2 million pie. This is all dependent on your votes! Joining the Mission: Possible team and urging others to vote means 30,000 more children with access to the free therapeutic art and creative education programs Art Feeds offers."

I believe Art Feeds is such a sweet, special charity.  They need votes right now to potentially win $1 million for their cause.  Please read up on them herePlease vote here.

Gift Guide for the Family

This gift guide is sponsored by ModCloth.  Now that they have things for the guys, I could pretty much pick up something for everyone... and maybe a little something for myself as well.  ;)


Ornaments Are in the Shop!

Ornaments are now in the shop!  THANK YOU to everyone who has already purchased one!

Thursday, November 29

Weekly Wears: Gingersnap

Dress: Dear Creatures c/o Emerging Thoughts;  Tights: We Love Colors;  Shoes: c/o Elf

Lovely dress: check.  Dream shoes: check.  I'm all set for my anniversary this weekend.  Actually, I'm eagerly anticipating it.  I don't know if you could tell, but I'm sort of a sentimental fool.  I can't wait for an extra special date with my best friend.  Love and marriage...  ;)

Tuesday, November 27

Ornament Update Announced

With the addition of some hats and scarves, these ornaments (and more) will be coming to my shop this Friday, November 30th!  They will be posted at 11am CST. 

Have I mentioned this is my favorite time of year?  It really is.  :)

Monday, November 26

Out To Work

Going out of the house for work 3 days a week has really changed the clothes I've bought in the last couple of months.  I'm often hunkered down on the floor or covered in some project's mess (see here), so I've been trying to find that balance of comfy and functional while still feeling proud of what I'm wearing.  Plus, there's probably a chance that I used to get dressed for the day a lot less when I was just sewing at home.  ;))  Here's something I wore to work last week:
Sweater: c/o Emerging Thoughts;  Shorts (they look like a skirt, right?), Tights, and Shoes: ModCloth;  Scarf: vintage  (See how I also styled the shorts here and the shoes here.)

I typically wear clothes that I wouldn't mind seeing a paint splotch on here or there, but if I'm being totally honest, I probably would have been extra sad to see this sweater get messy.  I love it.  Sometimes you just have to be extra careful.  ;)

Threads Giveaway!

When you buy jewelry from Threads, you aren't just buying something pretty.  You are helping change someone's life.  Here's a bit about Threads, by the Shine Project:

Threads is offering a $50 gift certificate to their online shop.  To enter, please check out the Threads shop and leave a comment here sharing which piece of jewelry is your favorite.

You can gain an additional entry by liking The Shine Project on Facebook.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This giveaway will be open until Friday, November 30th.  Good luck!

The winner for this giveaway is: 

Bits of Thanksgiving

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Our Thanksgiving was wonderful-- we ate way too much delicious food (except Poesy, that kid ate NOTHING) and continued our tradition of building gingerbread houses and watching 'Elf'.  Getting family photos is always interesting... not only is it almost impossible to have everyone's eyes open at the same time, this year it was CRAZY windy!  Poesy is still in a "NO SHOES, NO SOCKS!" phase.  Just in time for winter.  ;))

We spent "Black Friday" holed up in our house, turning it into a winter wonderland.  I never go out on Black Friday-- it's just not my scene.  I always love hearing about everyone else's great finds, I just can't muster up the courage to do it myself.

How about you?  Did you brave the crowds and do any "Black Friday" shopping? Were there any amazing deals to be had?

Wednesday, November 21

Beauty From Rubble

Johnny and I have been together for exactly half of my life.  In all of those years, I could probably count the number of times both of our families have been in the same room, at the same time, on my two hands.  As many of you know, my step-dad passed away this year, and though it has been extremely hard on the family, I would like to think that it has ultimately brought us closer.  This year my family will be joining Johnny's family for Thanksgiving.  It makes me so incredibly happy to think about all of these people I love in the same house, enjoying each others' company and bonding.  My step-dad, JR, will definitely be missed, but I do have this something extra to be thankful for.  A new and beautiful relationship is growing.

Tuesday, November 20

Ornaments Are A-Comin'

I've been getting a lot of emails in the past couple of weeks asking if I'm doing ornaments again this year and the answer is YES!  I'm working at getting enough together to do a shop update at the beginning of December. 

Speaking of ornaments, a very special lady celebrated a very special birthday yesterday and I thought I'd share what I made for her:
He's a blonde baby monkey.  Poesy kept trying to steal him so I had to wrap him up and get him put away quickly.  It looks like it's about time for me to make little Poe something furry and special.  ;)
(And just because I already got some of these questions on Instagram-- no, he's not wearing a diaper because she's expecting.  It's just cute.)

Sunday, November 18

Weekends Are For...

...thrifting the BEST additions to a collection...
...Saturday morning dance parties...
...taking a little bit of "me" time...
...enjoying the details...
...and extremely special house guests.

What did you do this weekend?