Sunday, November 19, 2017

mister made me a dress!

 We picked up this made by rae pattern when we were in Seattle visiting my friend Heath. We wandered into Drygoods Design and I about swooned over the gloriousness of it all. I left with two patterns and this was one of them.
I have had the sugarskull fabric for a few years. There wasn't enough to make an entire dress, so I opted for it to be the yoke. The bottom is an olive linen-like fabric we picked up in Reno at Mill End Fabrics. My aunt introduced it to us and we try to hit it up every time we visit her in Reno.
I've already worn it four or five different ways.  I've worn it as a summer tunic, with a lime green and navy striped top, and as a top with jeans, but this is my favorite.
The original pattern does not include pockets but since I do love a pocket, mister gallantly stitcjed me up a pair. Yup, he's a keeper!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

photo diary: october 16-20

october 16: trader joe's happy; bead happy; classroom crafting; happy light...
october 17: painting with feathers; painting with stuff; painting with "tails"; book club pretty...
october 18: little free library; mushroom happy; baby succulents; sunset pretty...
october 19: just like in the book; provocation; not for kiddos; a lovely gift...
october 20: flu shot time; happy dress times two; sunset and spider web...

Monday, October 16, 2017

photo diary: october 11-15

october 11: goodbye stitches; view from the doctor's office; garden aged; stitches out...
october 12: treating myself; making play dough; felty mice; drawing rodents...
october 13: old friends; watercolors; wee apples; easy dinner...
october 14: morning cuppa; beach bee; back to the bird boardwalk; time for more apples...
october 15: pretty gifties; taking myself out on a (coffee) date; afternoon light; lavender sunset...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

photo diary: october 6-10

october 6: old craftiness; bandages off; milkshake delivery; garden time...
october 7: people on the peak; morning moon; more pumpkin spice rolls; sugar skull lights...
october 8: reading my tea leaves; covering up the stitches; couch cat; mister's new toy...
october 9: fall flair; school crafting; face tools; all the candy corn...
october 10: a discussion of pokemen; cupcakes in the teacher's lounge; preschool mess; birthday treats...

Friday, October 06, 2017

photo diary: october 1-5


october 1: met with the wrong end of a knife; getting spooky; happy spice; gifted rice pudding...
october 2: allergy date; coffee date 1; coffee date 2; coffee date 3...
october 3: play dough mess; lunch time view; wee little lizard; I got boo-ed!
october 4: mohs day; pretty blue; catalog reading; late afternoon snack...
october 5: day two; coffee morning; the read of the day; harvest moon...




Sunday, October 01, 2017

photo diary: september 26-30

september 26: too close to home; still with the waterbeads; gifted harvest; lazy early evening...
september 27: morning snack; purple finch; bird food; homegrown tomatoes...
september 28: collage time; preschool flower shop; and milkshake shop; classroom colors...
september 29: old friend; new dress; easy dinner; fall pillows...
september 30: coffee date; gorgeous sky; neighborhood walk; new lipstick...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

photo diary: september 21-25

september 21: tinitng primary colors; the happy art wall, preparing peaches and cream; prepping waterbeads...
september 22: glue and cottonballs; new dress fabrics; waterbeads, dinner...
september 23: breakfast; longer shadows, fall friend; a possible capsule...
september 24: still going; lunch time; lunch decor; webs at home...
september 25: new bowl; old favorite; puffy jay; crockpot cooking...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

photo diary: september 16-20

september 16: garden time; sooo many pots; yay for apples; mister's making me a dress...
september 17: they're baaack; snack time; a favorite dinner; new and improved balance scale...
september 18: new reads; old kitty; dry brushing; sinner...
september 19: bead time; mixing colors; how preschoolers organize things; a sweet pom from the tree...
september 20: ironic plants at the allergist's; keeping caffeinated; cooking dinner; my love of cloth napkins acquire 2 more...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

photo diary: september 11-15

september 11: tiny smoothie bowl; happy chicken mug; my favorite candies; road trip collection...
september 12: makng play dough; decorating the castle; coffee meeting; preschool gift...
september 13: every day use; september pillows; birthday succulent; bitters in everything...
september 14: preschool play; collections in their place; old friends; a fairly full pom tree...
september 15: the one big sunflower; sweetness in a can; road trip savory; fabric storage...

Friday, September 15, 2017

fall capsule: day 4

Day 4 returns to the green short which is paired with an olive and black striped a-line skirt from Target (Ava & Viv). It's a simple ensemble which can be paired with the plum sweater from yesterday. I like it!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

fall capsule: day 3

Day 3 of the capsule features a rust colored pencil skirt from Kohl's (Apt 9) and a black and white floral tee from Loft. The sweater is plum with a label from Grace. The shoes are my trusty crocs because my feet are sad...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

fall capsule: day 2

Day 2 features an olive green shirt I picked up at Marshalls or TJ Maxx. The pants are from MArshalls and used to sport elastic ankles but I shopped them off as for so,me reason, when I walk, my left pants leg will ride up and these used to get stuck. They have pockets and an elastic waist and I so do not care if I sound like an old lady with my adoration...I love 'em! The grey sweater is from Loft and the shoes are crocs because I finally found a doctor willing to work with my sorry feet and I needed a new shoe to wear during the process and crocs have been recommended. Weirdly, they are super comfy and perfect for school since I spend so much time in various puddles of water and piles of sand. Phew!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

fall capsule 2017: day 1

Kicking off the capsule with one of the skirts (there are three that I am going to be wearing). Grey cardigan is from LOFT (of course), top is Apt 9 from Kohls, skirt is a Lularoe Madison (my first LLR purchase), and the shoes are croqs as I am working our my foot ailments and croqs were recommended. Happy (almost) fall!

Monday, September 11, 2017

photo diary: september 6-10

september 6: my favorite coffee; local art; needy kitty; wheezy day...
september 7: classroom piles; apple tasting; washing boats; preschool gift...
september 8: scarlet bean pods; new friend; homemade salsa; pin up kitty...
september 9: foggy morning; garden time; birthday dinner; dinner decor
september 10: baking time; dried beans; new lippy; happy sunset...