January 31, 2011
I was so glad the weather was warm, it felt like spring. Today we are expecting some snow and tomrrow they are saying the "B" word: blizzard...welcome to Oklahoma! Sunny one day and a blizzard the next.
What did you do over the weekend? Anyone due for snow this week?
January 26, 2011
I've seen "whats in my bag" posts all over the internet, but lately I've really been inspired to finally share mine. I love the one that Rachel did with her vintage weekender bag and Erin did one with her camera bag. As some of you might be able to tell, I have the marigold rose camera bag from Jo Totes. I got it early in December as an early Christmas present. Of course, I love the color and the houndstooth print on the inside, it just screams me!
-Nikon D70 with Shey*b camera strap
-Fuji Instax Mini
-owl coin purse from ThirtyOne
-Juicy Couture sunglasses
-Japanese Cherry Blossom lotion from Bath & Body Works
-mint lipgloss from Bath & Body Works
-black ink pin
-Victoria's Secret mints (peppermint)
-Nikon 18-55 lens
PS, I took the photos with a Nikon D300, which I do not recommend hauling around in a Jo Totes camera bag, it's too heavy!
January 19, 2011
January 12, 2011
Paul got me a shey b camera strap for my birthday, I've been wanting one for a long time. I chose this one because it matches my camera bag that I got for Christmas. I ordered it back on my birthday, but I just received it today due to it being on backorder. It was worth the wait...I love it and I definitely recommend it because it is so comfortable and super cute!
Also, I finally got an instax mini. Yes folks, I am behind the times, but my husband couldn't stand to see me suffer any longer.
January 11, 2011
Does anyone else agree with me that baker's twine is hard to find locally? Well, maybe not depending on where you live. Where I live it is difficult to find. I've found it all over the internet, but I'm a little impatient and when I need it for a project I don't want to wait for it to arrive to my house, so I decided to make my own.
Here's what you'll need:
-2 colors of embroidery floss or very thin yarn
Step 2. Make a loop big enough to go over a door knob and tie it.
Step 3. Make another loop small enough to tie around the end of a pencil.
Step 4. Turn the pencil and work the twisting with your fingers to make it even.
Step 5. Wrap around an embroidery floss card or a spool.
For about six months now I've really been picking up on stamping. I've accumulated quite a collection of wooden and acrylic stamps. I started the addiction back when I first stumbled upon Kristina's blog. Since then I've been making cards, etc...which I have failed to share, so sorry. I will definitely make sure I do that this year! I've been scrapbooking since I was 16, but I have kinda taken a hiatus on that hobby. It can be very time consuming and expensive. I guess I need to start back up again since I have all these new supplies (mostly stamps) I have been getting here and there. I got several of the above items on the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby and some in my stocking from my husband. Do any of you scrapbook or stamp?
January 4, 2011
You can never have too many tote bags, I for one have several and I just "needed" one more. I got this canvas bag from Hobby Lobby in the clearance section for $2.00 and used scrap fabric to add ruffles. It's easy to do and you can custom your tote bag however you want. You may even want to look up tutorials on different fabric flowers and add those too!
Here's what you'll need:
-needle and pins
Step 1. First you're going to cut or tear your strips of fabric depending on if you want straight clean lines or frayed messy ones like mine. To get the frayed messy look all I did was trim a small line and then rip the fabric, since it's cotton it tears pretty straight.
Step 2. Next you're going to pin the top of a fabric strip to the top of the bag in the center. Then, fold sections in an accordion like the picture above. Once you've folded 2 sections pin those down and keep folding and pinning until you reach the bottom. Once you complete the middle strip repeat this step for the next 2 fabric strips.
Step 3. After pinning all of the fabric strips, hand sew each side of them. This is the part that takes awhile. If you want to use a sewing machine you can, but you'll probably have to take the bag apart on 1 side so you can sew the fabric on and then sew the bag back.
January 1, 2011
2010 was a stressful and challenging year, we took on the youth group at our church, I quit my job and was unemployed for 2 months (thankfully it wasn't any longer), we thought we were going to get to move, we lost a dear saint in our church to stomach cancer and the list could go on, but 2011 will be better and I'm praying for God's blessings to pour on us! We have already booked several weddings for our photography business and have personal plans that I'm so excited about.
One thing I enjoy about the beginning of a new year is a new list of goals. I make lists, lots of them and I like it that way :) it helps me to be more motivated at getting things completed. I know if I post a list here I will feel more obligated to do things. I was very happy with the turn out on my last list even though I didn't complete the whole thing.
Here is a few things that I'm planning for 2010:
-dining room makeover
-expand our family
-start a savings account
-pay off all credit cards
-get a storage shed
-eat healthier and exercise
-own a instax mini or wide
-reach 500 readers
-replace the backdoor
-take a vacation
What are some of your 2011 goals?