Month: January 2015

DIY Headboard Full of Memories

I came across this post about DIY headboards the other day and decided I need to share another. I wish I could take credit for this one but it was absolutely 100% my mom. A little while back, our county suffered a really bad storm. It hit the worst over near what was my Grandma’s house – now my Uncle’s house. They live right on the lake, and the pier was torn apart. So was the roof of the house… and the fence… and trees were strewn everywhere. I didn’t actually see the worst of it, but I saw everything after it was cleaned up and there was just a weird sense of calm. Like something was missing. Here was the pier before the storm:   Actually, way back in the day, there was a lot more to it. Where those ducks are standing there was another entire section. But of course life has happened… other storms have come though… it’s changed and adapted over the years. This pier has seen a lot. My cousins and …

30 Before 30 Update!

Happy Friday! I survived my first week at the new job and it was awesome. I’m just so glad to be working again. That’s not to say that it went smoothly… there’s definitely going to be a getting-used-to-the-new-surroundings period – but all things considered, I think it went really well. :) So, funny little story. Back in October I applied for a new passport. I even paid the extra $$ for expedited service/shipping because I wanted to make sure I had it before I left Wyoming. I went into the post office, got my official photo taken, filled out all the paperwork, and signed on all the lines. Then I got a letter saying my photo didn’t meet their standards and I needed to send a new one. It’s not like I had taken my own photo… this was the $15 2″x2″ photo from the post office that I had them take to make sure it was correct. But anywhoo, then life got in the way. Moving out… moving in… holidays… you know the drill. …

Sunday Sew Love: 4 January

First up… new year, new look for the blog! What do you think? I’m still working on it, but I love how simple and organized it is. And the home page lets me play around a bunch with formatting without getting into coding, which is wonderful because as much as I’d love to learn it, it’s definitely not on my priority list :) Also, here’s my lifebyky.com Bloglovin page if you’d like to follow along (I’d love to have you!): Follow my blog with Bloglovin I didn’t realize back when I switched over from the worpress page that it made a new page on Bloglovin. They both get the updates, though, so I suppose it doesn’t matter too much. So here we are… new year, new makes! I love these tops, and I really couldn’t get enough of Horatio the stuffed horse. Pretty sure I would have gone ca-raaazy over that as a kid! (top/left) Velvet Ribbon Last Garment of 2014 | (right) Threaded Wo(men)’s Plaid Flannel Shirt (bottom/left) Sewaholic Party Top! | (bottom/center) Kestrel …

Bring It On, 2015!

PiYo + Insanity + Chalean Extreme + POP Pilates + Planks Here’s my attempt at not getting bored in my workouts this year. If you are also a collector of unfinished Beachbody workout programs, please feel free to join me! :) I’m not buying any more workout programs this year… and I’m not joining the gym that steals all of my money when I don’t show up. Nope. Not happening! :) Hopefully I’ll be throwing in some running, too. We shall see… I included a 30-day plank challenge for January because, well, I have no core. It was taken from HERE (adjusted slightly to fit the schedule). And all of the POP Pilates workouts can be found HERE (I incorporated days 1-6 and 8 of her beginner’s calendar, in order). I’m off to start this beautiful year off right with INSANITY! :) Wishing you the best of luck in the new year, no matter what your goals/resolutions/wishes/dreams are! Bring it on, 2015! I’m pretty sure you are going to be awesome! Until next time,