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Sunday Sew Love: 21 December & A Green Smoothie Goal

It is Sunday, right? Ah, I’m so excited to get back to work. It’s been fun, but those bills are not going to start paying themselves :/ So today’s blogmas prompt is a healthy holiday treat… which is good timing because I need to start thinking about healthy, well, anything. I’ve not been eating very well lately partially because I’ve been sick for the past week, but partially because I just need to get back in the habit of cooking for myself. I always say it’s hard cooking for two people. It is, but that’s no excuse not to do it, right!? Plus I work in healthcare… I should be setting the example! Seriously. No excuses. So anyway, my dad (the one with the awesome garden!) makes amazing green smoothies. He has a green smoothie every day for breakfast and always offers them to anyone who comes by. lol I even had one delivered to me the other day when I was feeling terrible (perks of living close to your parents, I guess). :) So …

Christmas Card Reveal!

Oooo fun day. I’m so excited about our cards this year! Here’s the close up: Ahhh… I just can’t get enough of those sweet faces. Seeing that last year didn’t go very well trying to get their photos, this year I kept them inside, separated them, and gave out lots of treats during the process :) Here are a few outtakes: As long as there’s good lighting, Finn is actually pretty easy to get a good picture of – and of course as long as he will slow down for a minute :/Β Zoe always puts on her serious face when I have the camera out, but luckily she broke down and gave me a nice smile :) Then she got bored and walked away… so we were done. lol Oh and right now as I write this I can hear Finn snoring from the living room. You’d think he was an old man. I love my little furry old man. :) Another awesome tool I’ve found is lone squeakers. I ordered these ones to make …

Free PDF Adopt Me Vest Sewing Pattern! +My Favorite Non-Profit Orgs

First things first! I created a PDF sewing pattern! This one has been a long time coming. And by that I mean I’ve been lazy and didn’t get around to making it until I was asked by BDAR a few weeks ago for input on making adopt me vests. I’ve made them a few batches of vests in the past, but of course they get lost or worn out over time, so they were looking to make some more. Actually, they are thinking of having a fabric drive and sewing party to make adopt me vests! Is that not the best idea ever!? It’s like an old-school LAN party… but with sewing machines instead of computers! And all for a good cause. Love it! So anywhoo… I finally got around to putting this together. The pattern is free, of course, but if you use it or find any benefit to it, please consider donating any amount to Black Dog Animal Rescue, the org the pattern was created for, or any local animal rescue of your …

Blogmas Catch-up & Sunday Sew Love: 14 December

Eeek… what happened? I missed two days of Blogmas! :) Ooops. Well, day 12 was “Winter Activity” during which time Danny and I were out galavanting in San Fran in the rain… so I’ll consider that our winter activity :) Speaking of, it was really sad; we stayed in Union Square thinking there would be some awesome Christmas lights and such, and the power was out from the storm :( I didn’t even take one picture while we were there. Oh well; next time! Here are a few pictures from our county during the storm (stolen from Facebook… it didn’t get bad at our house): Β  Other wonderful winter activities I’ve been participating in include: watching movies snuggled up by the Christmas Tree (finally watched Shawshank Redemption – I’d never seen it – amazing movie! And I’m taking that as one more mark on the 30 before 30 list!) :), online shopping (I know it’s Christmas and all but still I think I have a problem… lol), baking, sewing, wrapping presents, and going to the …