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Sunday Sew Love: 19 October

(top) beautiful objects Leopard Clutch | (right) Design by Lindsay Marabella Dress (bottom/left) A Bouquet of Buttons Lady in a Blue Frock | (bottom/center) Tilly and the Buttons Red Button Delphine Skirt Oh my goodness I really need to make a foldover clutch. I keep seeing them everywhere and they are so adorable! Also came across the Perfect Pattern Parcel #6 from Lindsay’s last post… check! purchased! :) I’ve been eyeing both the Hudson Pant and the Julia Cardigan for a while, so this is the perfect opportunity! Also learned that Love at First Stitch is now available to order in the U.S. I will definitely be purchasing as soon as we’re in the new house… and/or putting it on my Christmas list :) we’ll see… Only 2 more weeks in Wyoming! Said goodbye to our stuff this week! See you on the flipside, boxes! :) The above picture plus an air mattress is the extent of our furniture right now :/ Finn was very  upset about the whole situation… but as you can see Zoe …

Rental Property: PROGRESS (Exterior)

Remember the before pictures??? This is my parents’ rental house that I’ll soon be living in. When I was home the other weekend, I got to stop by and see the progress. It’s definitely coming along nicely! :) Here are a few pictures of the progress around the exterior of the house. There used to be a huge tree out front. The tree was already removed when my parents got the house, but the driveway (and the garage) had been completely destroyed by the roots. Luckily, my dad is retired and has a tractor… and skills. They tore everything up, then extended the width of the driveway, adding a nice “brick” detailing along the edge and also extended the concrete around to the side door. Oh my goodness, don’t you think it turned out so nice!? I think so! Oh, and as you can see they cleaned up and painted the house!   In the back, they extended the concrete to make room for the puppy kennel. Right now, my dad is working on fencing in the …

Rental Property: BEFORE

HGTV is one of my favorite channels. It’s really one of the main reasons I wanted to keep our cable even though the price went up and we rarely, rarely watch anything on TV :/ (I’m all about Netflix!). I love a good home makeover show… my favorites are Property Brothers and Income Property… so needless to say I was super excited for my parents when they said they were purchasing a fixer-upper to turn into a rental property. Even if I wasn’t involved directly, I was excited to see their progress – and the before and after. Well as soon as I figured out I would be getting out of the military and had an opportunity to move and work back home, I naturally signed us up to live in their rental. :) So now I’m even more excited because I get to see everything first-hand. And so I’ll share :) Here are a few before pictures:          So they’ve been working tirelessly and I’ve been watching from afar as my mom …

A Weekend Away: Boulder, Colorado

Home to a multitude of microbreweries, the original purpose of this trip to Boulder was to take a biking brewery tour (which is part of my 30 before 30 list)! Turns out the biking portion was just not meant to be, but we still had an awesome time on our little escape from reality. On the way into Boulder, we stopped for the obligatory tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory. Right after you sign up for the tour, they give you a cup to start sampling while you wait. It was so busy… but I’m glad we waited! The mint room was my favorite… talk about sensory overload! :) Danny felt nauseous a couple of times throughout the tour; said the smells were too much, but I thought it was all pretty awesome. They were right in the middle of processing a big batch of Sleepytime, one of my favorites. I also found it interesting that their 3 top selling teas don’t actually contain any tea (Chamomile, Mint, and Sleepytime)! Our hotel wasn’t anything super …