Saturday, April 28, 2012

You crafty girl, you...

Sometimes I talk to myself. Most people do right? Reminding yourself of something. 

Or maybe just a little motivation...

I've been talking to myself lately, "Oh, you crafty girl, you."

One thing I splurged on while I was here in Virginia was a sewing machine. A co-worker sold me one for cheap and I started in making belts, bags, and a few dresses.

I found this tutorial via pinterest for a summer dress. I'm a sucker for summer dresses. So comfy and easy. So I had to try.

Another tutorial I read suggested using old sheets. Already hemmed. Yes! 

Here is the result...

Necklace - Charming Charlies
Shrug - TJ Max Clearance
Belt - H&M
Dress - Thrifted sheet and summer dress tutorial
Sandal - Africa

Have a lovely, lovely day blog lovelies. And drink some tea for me!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Things I've learned in Virginia

It's possible to fall in love every day.

Coffeehouses will always make me feel at home.

Do not underestimate the power of magazine parties and wine, even over skype.

I like cats. Not enough to live with them. 

God has perfect timing. 

I love the boy snail (ok, so I re-learned this).

Beach = good

Never complain about the traffic in Kansas City. Ever. 

Make things you love a priority. Blogging (which I didn't do, and I wish I had), writing, singing in the shower, dressing up for no reason, crafting. These things are what make you, you. They make the day pass. They make things feel happy, even when it's rainy. 

Do the right thing, even if you get kicked in the butt for it. You'll feel better. And chances are, the Lord has somewhere else he wants you anyway. 

Never, ever, stop learning. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

 Sadly, I work for corporate America who have no sense of humor about bare feet, so I had my TOMS on all day, but I did go mini-golfing without!

And beat the boy snail might I add. 

And now, for the winner!

Congrats Oly Reyes! So excited for you my old friend. And you will love this book. I promise. 

I know I have been away from Neverland. But wonderful things are happening. With a Save the Date...and a certain favorite movie of ours. 

Oh you shall find out soon!