All posts tagged: Absolutely Necessary Things To Buy

May KnitFix & A Union St. Tee Hack

I go back and forth between picking a pattern to match my fabric and picking fabric to match my pattern. I usually go with the latter, but sometimes it’s fun to have the fabric first and find a pattern that fits. That brings us to KnitFix! I got one back in December and told myself I could get another one once I’d used all the different fabrics (it comes with 6 surprise 2-yard knit cuts and it’s a really fun way to try new knits that you wouldn’t necessarily pick out yourself… kinda like Stitch Fix for sewing!). Well, it’s been 6 months… and I still have two that I haven’t used from that December fix so I finally gave in and got a second one. :) And to be fair, I do have plans for the last two… I just need to execute them :) So here’s what I got! No idea what to do with the weird pink & brown print one. The card says it’s a floral, but I’m not really sure …

3rd Trimester Gift Box

I had big plans to make/sew stuff for this box… but then I got lazy (or didn’t have time… etc… I’m afraid I have no good excuses). :/ Contents: Bravado! nursing bra (the name makes it sound very exciting… I just liked the pink zebra print) A mini massager (I was assuming she would need this by now, but apparently her pregnancy has been pretty low key on the sickness/pain/etc. front) Completely adorable top from ASOS (they sent the wrong size… hopefully it still fits okay) Knit black maternity skirt from H&M Now, there are a couple of stories behind this box. At first, all I’d planned for was the bra, massager, something handmade, and bath salts. I was going for the relaxing end of pregnancy stuff. But when the bath salts came in the mail (I ordered everything from Amazon), the container was open and the bath salts had infiltrated the entire box :/ Bad part was, the nice relaxing lavender chamomile scent smelled almost exactly like kitty litter. To me, anyway. And I’m pretty sure Sissy deals with enough …

Love Is…

Some days I just want to punch Danny in the face. Other days… he shows me what love is. In this case, love is regularly pulling my nasty hair out of the drain. We’ll set aside the fact that he used my crochet hook this time to do so… but really. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.  :) Okay, okay… maybe it’s just him fed up with the fact that I don’t do it… :/ But either way, he does it and doesn’t bug me about it. And that’s awesome in my book. OH… and love is also my new bathing suit. We’ll just remember this as the time a blogger got me to buy something. I can’t for the life of me remember who’s blog it was, but she was wearing this suit and I almost instantly went on and bought it. Not modeling it for you… but you get the drift… so adorable! Can’t wait to get back to California so I can actually get some use out of it! …

PiYo Pre-Challenge

I like going to the gym. But I love Beachbody and similar workout programs. If I can save 30 minutes of driving/changing at the gym/etc. while getting just as awesome of a workout (or better!) at home, I’m all for it. Plus, after a while you get attached to the people in the videos which makes it even more fun (…or is that just me!?). Well, problem is… I still have trouble getting myself to do the videos sometimes. I go through phases… active/motivated phases and slumps :/ Because of that, Danny calls me a collector. A collector of workout videos and programs :) I get motivated… get a new program… then slump… and the trend continues! Currently in my possession I have the following, plus a few other randoms: Chalean Extreme Yoga Booty Ballet Live (now it seems they call it Yoga Booty Ballet Ab&Butt makeover) Pure Barre Insanity Peak Fit System Those are listed from my most to least favorite… although Yoga Booty Ballet and Pure Barre  probably tie for second. I like …

Happy Father’s Day!

My dad is awesome. Check out his garden: Actually, this is an old picture… I think he has a bunch more growing in there now. But I like this picture with the rainbow :) So he’s retired and spends most of his time in the garden. Therefore a tie is probably the last thing in the world he actually needs. But then again I’m pretty sure he doesn’t actually NEED anything. For his birthday a little over a week ago I got him a Frog Log… yes, this is actually a thing… their website calls it a “Critter Saving Escape Ramp”. So you can tell how desperate I was for ideas. LOL… ok, actually I think the Frog Log is brilliant… but hey, that’s just me… I spent too much time in my childhood fishing out California newts (absolutely adorable creatures) from the pool to think this is NOT an essential device for everyone with a pool. But anyway – it’s Father’s Day, and a handmade tie seemed appropriate now that I’m sewing :) So that’s …