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Life Updates, a Greenwood Tank, & a Little(!) Halloween Progress

Hi!! So I have a few super fun life updates!!.. Okay, so they aren’t updates from my life… but they are happening around me so I think it counts! First, my big sis is going to be my new neighbor! They just bought the house next door to us! Well, I should say, their offer was accepted for the house but still I’m super excited for them! And for me that they will be so close! It’ll be just like when we were growing up and I know that she just couldn’t get enough of having me around. ;P Also have I mentioned that my BFF (the one I made the Sutton Blouse for) recently got engaged!?! Super excited to start helping with wedding plans :) See… some people dread that part. But planning is my jam. I tend to spend as much more :/ time planning out my sewing than actually sewing but it’s a toss up which part of the process I actually get more enjoyment out of. Which is why I’m also excited about my new …

Fall Sewing Plans

Sitting here waiting for my dinner to finish in the oven, I just came across the Fall Essentials Sew-Along on Rhinestones & Telephones. So of course while I could easily be working on other things, I instead decided to see how my fall sewing wishlist fit into the sewalong categories. :) Here are three that fit in perfectly: Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather: Urban Wear Jersey Pants from Ottobre’s last issue in Grey Ponte Knit Chic Chemises for Cool Climates: Hey June Biscayne Blouse in a Madras Plaid Fabulous Frocks: Dixie DIY Bonnell Dress in this beautiful Brocade Although they may or may not be touched before November 14th… a girl can dream, right!? :) What are you sewing this fall (or whatever season you are currently experiencing)? Hope you had a great weekend! We did a color run walk today… it was a lot of fun, but oh my goodness what a mess! =D Until next time,

Fort Bragg Whale Run 2015

I’m not exactly the most serious of runners, but give me a nice view and a cute t-shirt, and I’m on board with just about any race you can throw at me. The Whale Run one was right up that alley. It was in Fort Bragg last weekend – right along the coast… and even though the weather wasn’t great, it was still so beautiful. Here are a few pictures from along the way: As I was coming across the finish line, phone in hand, the announcer made a comment about texting while running. :/ If only he knew how bad I am at texting… Anyway, I’ve decided I’m about halfway on board with phone photos. You go anywhere these days and all you see are people with there phones taking pictures. I’m usually standing around thinking, ‘what happened to all the cameras in the world!?’ Is this just another sign I’m getting old? Hmm… perhaps. But I guess I have to give my phone a little credit; they are decent quality. And it’s definitely better …

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,

Salme Vegas Blazer

I downloaded the Salme Cropped Blazer pattern back in June when I made my Minna blouse but didn’t get around to making it till now. The Monthly Stitch outerwear challenge this month was the perfect motivation :) And it was good timing… it was something fun to wear in Vegas! We went for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon this past weekend and had sooo much fun (even though we were sore and hobbling around half the time we were there)!   I found this stretch herringbone suiting fabric when it was on sale at Mood. It reminded me of this one, although there was no way I was going to attempt a lining like she did. :) I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who had trouble with the mitered corners. I absolutely did mine incorrectly… lol I also did the shoulders incorrectly, but I was having one of those moments. I realized I was just not going to understand the directions no matter how many times I read them over so I just did …