Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

So it has been a significant amount of time since I have linked up with Lindsey over at the pleated poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
I believe the last time was this post

So here we go!

I love my grey flats, they were the ones at my wedding (I know pictures will come. . . )
Shoes: Target
Cowl: made by me, pattern by the talented Melynda
Sweater: Oldnavy
Tee: Oldnavy
Jeans: Gap outlet
Headband: Target (old)
Glasses: Converse

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Items In the Shop

As promised (a bit late. . . ) but here is a look at the new items that are in the shop.

Winter has inspired me, so we have a Christmas themed items.

Check them out, items are one of a kind! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Free Shipping!

Happy Black Friday Everyone!!!

Today at the SHOP, it is Free Shipping!!! WOW!!!
Use coupon code BLKFRYDAY. It can be used on even custom items!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

WOW A New Look!

So, if any of you have visited the blog recently, you will have noticed that it looks A LOT different. Well that is thanks to my dear friend and talented computer/photographer Sara check out her stuff, it's amazing.

As for regular posting, I will getting back to it very soon here! It has taken some time to really find a meaning to everything lately. I will tell you that I have taken a new route in life. New jobs new journey's. I am very happy in my life now, and I will be sharing that with everyone very soon. I have been knitting up a storm! And will devote to more post involving what I've been working on.

Also check out the shop!

It had a new look to it as well!!! More items to come!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I Love Wednesday

I am linking up with Krystina at lollipops today for What I Love Wednesday

I love my Target boots! They are super cozy and warm!

Rocky Coast Cardigan! Is super cute! I really wanna get the pattern and knit it up! But must wait till after Christmas.

Fibre Company Organik! I just love all of the colors! Super soft and great to knit with.

Have a great Wednesday aka Hump Day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yarn Skein Swap

Okay, so I just had a thought. . . doesn't happen often enough haha.

For all of those knitters out there, wouldn't it be fun to swap your favorite skein with someone? I think so. It's a great way to get to know someone and to get new fiber ideas.

Let me know if you think that is a good idea. If we get several people interested, maybe this will work?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wedding Part One

The Day Before

We held our wedding at a local place here in Northern Michigan. It was a lodge covered in hardwood and a lovely pavilion down by a small lake. It was perfect for us. We were hoping to have our ceremony outside and the reception inside. It took us a while to find this place, but when we did we knew it was perfect.
I had hand painted each bird house which had the table numbers written on them. A little bird sitting on each was Tom's idea. Nice touch I think.

We hung paper lanterns which Jenny (sister-in-law now :) and her husband Jon helped us put them up. It would have taken forever if it weren't for them.

I really want to incorporate mason jars in the wedding. So Tom came up with the idea of putting candles in them. Rocks as the bottom mini pumpkins surrounding the candle and moss and leaves around them. Then we got these pine cones from Tom's Mom. It was great!

See that's table 6! with the birdhouse and the little bird perched on it!

Tom's Mom also found these amazing lantern plants. They were perfect!!

Gift table :)

Another view of the place

I just loved the birdhouses!
I think this one was my fav cause the bird is on the chimney.

A lot of help from everyone, parents, siblings, friends. So much help to put everything together!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hair-Raising Changes!

Shortly after Tom and I got back from our honeymoon we decided we wanted to do something drastic.

These two photo's are pre-hair cut.

Post hair cut!

We both had more than enough hair so we donated it! We both love our new hair cuts! So much faster getting ready in the morning! It would take forever to blow dry my hair!

Yarn out West

So, probably not everyone cares about yarn, however, this will be a post about my spoils from out west! So Portland is MECCA!! for yarn! It was such a great place! I loved each shop I dragged Tom to. Hahaha, poor guy. . . he was a good sport about it though.

These two are from Seattle actually. Blue Sky Alpaca, which is one of my favorites to use. Really soft baby alpaca yarn in sport weight. I knitted up a pair of fingerless gloves with this! (pic will be up soon!)

Now on to Portland. Honestly, I wish I could have spent more time at Knit Purl! It was a really nice shop downtown Portland, but we had dinner reservations :)

If I had to pick my favorite, it would have to be Happy Knits! This places was really pretty inside! It was hard to pick my yarn out at this place. But I also snagged this cute project bag :) Tom also picked out some yarn for a hat he saw in the store (photo will come soon!) The multi color is Malabrigo Worsted, (Tom's choice) The red is Madeline Tosh Worsted.

I also really like Yarn Garden! Such pretty yarn there! Why is it so hard to choose yarn? Oh right, cause I'm not rich hahaha. Plus, out suitcase could only hold so much. Tom also picked out some yarn! I think it was fun for him to choose some too!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Heading Home

This was the car that took us all over the place! It was a Toyota Corolla. Great little car!

We ate at the French Meadow on our way back in the airport. Really good food there.

Anyone who has been the Minneapolis Airport knows this Snoopy Statue :)

Views from the plane!

We were very excited to head home.

So there you have it, our Honeymoon. You're probably tired of seeing those pictures haha. I still have the wedding to post! LOL!!! But another day.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Final Day: Science Museum, Space Needle, Yummy Burgers and Jazz Club

So our final day lead us to the Science Museum. It was pretty cool, really geared towards kids, but it was still really fun.

Turtle Statues with a sea-gull in the background.

Pretty cool Dinosaur exhibit.

Honestly, the butterfly house was the best part of the science museum. I really enjoyed them flying around us.

View of the Space Needle is looming closer and closer.
Yikes, here we go!
The trip up, only took a few seconds. . . crazy!

Made it! It was such a great view!
The whole city from this vantage point!
Another kind person willing to take our photo.

The look out point inside.
Heading towards the Experience Music Project Museum. Really interesting building design outside.
Insane inside!

This mosaic was really cool. All different kinds of instruments circled around this. mostly guitars, but it was pretty sweet!

This was in the Avatar room. Tom was getting into a simulation to become a character and act out a scene in Avatar. He had fun!
More of the Avatar room.
The top of the instrument tornado.

Outside the EMP, pretty cool!
Red Mill Burgers was just soo good!!!

The burgers in this place were amazing! The onion rings were hand made!

After our meal we headed to The Triple Door which was a night club downtown Seattle. It was pretty cool! Good jazz!