Month: January 2015


Reading | Last year I only read seven books all year. This year I’d love that number to be closer to twelve. I obviously don’t read as much as I would like to, but I’ve recently found a little time during lunch at work. Finished Seven Up (always lighthearted fun with Stephanie Plum); started A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.   Watching | Netflix, of course! We recently finished Season 9 of Criminal Minds. That show is so addicting! Also Season 8 of Psych. Currently watching Season 4 of Being Human (US version); it’s just getting crazier and crazier. I tried to watch the second season of Hemlock Grove but I barely made it through the first episode. Maybe that show is just too much for me; maybe I’ll try again later. Yes, I rarely watch cable but still watch way too much TV :/    Sewing | I only finished one project this month, but I just cut fabric for 3 more, so hopefully I get those going soon. In the process of rearranging our office, …

Cream of Wheat: Sweet or Salty?

Danny really doesn’t like oatmeal. He says it’s a texture thing. Unfortunately, I can’t imagine not having oatmeal in my life (I mean… come on! It’s so healthy and delicious… am I right?!). I tried buying some steel cut oats thinking maybe that would help with the texture issue. He will eat it, but he’s still not a big fan. So cream of wheat is a nice sort-of substitute for us. I know, it’s not the same, but equally delicious. As long as it’s not instant. That stuff is weird. Back in our beginning days, Danny was sweet one morning and made us some cream of wheat for breakfast. I took one bite and wasn’t sure what I had just put in my mouth. I made a face. He looked at me funny. It was salty! I’m sure I said something along the lines of “Who in their right mind puts salt in their cream of wheat!?” and/or “What did you accidentally put in this cream of wheat?!” but then I soon learned that he meant to …

Sunday Sew Love: 25 January + Hiking!

Happy Happy Sunday! Here are a few beautiful makes for a beautiful day. Sonja – a hedgehog!? Oh my goodness, so adorable :) Also the puppy pajamas… seriously!? This week was full of cuteness overload. I’m pretty sure Danny, me, and the pups need matching PJs next year for the holidays. Too much? We shall see… :) (top/left) Ginger Makes Hedgehog Quilt | (right) Nicole at Home Camas Blouse (bottom/left) What Would Nancy Drew Wear? Wool Doggy Union Suits | (bottom/center) A Stitching Odyssey Enid Sweater So today is all about rearranging our study. Hellooooo, new desk! :) I’m hoping it works out like I’m imagining because we have a bunch of boxed up furniture in our garage right now waiting to find its new home. For now, I’ll leave you with a few pictures from our great little hike yesterday. I hope you have a great week! Until next time,

C is for C. Wonder Seamed Stripes Swing Tee

Hello hello! Welcome to the third installment of my self-imposed A to Z Brand Inspiration Challenge! I’m actually super excited about this make! It’s probably the most well-fitting thing I’ve made yet. Yes, it’s only a t-shirt, but it’s really comfortable and it has a great shape and length. I credit the pattern (see below!). Here was my inspiration: C. Wonder – Seamed Stripes Boxy Tee Theirs: $78 (now out of stock)   Mine: $14 (and I have plenty of fabric leftover for another project) I got 2 yards of this Two Sided Cotton Jersey from Girl Charlee at the same time I got my KnitFix last month. I’d been looking for a good stripe knit for this project for a while and this one worked out perfectly. I love the heavier weight and it has the perfect amount of stretch. I was trying not to worry too much about matching the stripes at the seams, but it actually worked out and I love so much that it did! Don’t mind the hair… I shed… the puppies shed… …

Sunday Sew Love: 18 January

Is it really more than halfway through January already!? Phew. I’m loving all of these beautiful neutrals. Polka dots, stripes, lace and animal prints count as neutrals, right? :) (top/left) House of Pinheiro Walk on the Wild Side | (top/right) Poppykettle Back to Basics Dress (bottom/left) Makery Refashion Cardi | (bottom/right) Two Random Words Oakridge Blouse Have a great week! I’m hoping to get my car back this week… it’s been in the shop for over 2 weeks now and they keep saying it’s going to be a little bit longer, then a little bit longer :/ At this point, I’m not holding my breath… Until next time,