Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
All of the giveaways are amazing! I stumbled upon Renovating Our Foursquare- a blog that is offering 2 yards of Anna Maria Horner fabric as a prize!!! OH MY! If I could only be so lucky to win it : )
What amazing giveaways are you finding?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ladies Night at Lara’s Tortilla Flats is $12 at the door and includes dinner, a drink ticket and a free raffle ticket to win one of the 10 door prizes. The first Ladies Night at Lara's will be next Tuesday August 3rd from 6-9pm. Vendors will be selling: coffee, candles, ceramics, sarongs, jewelry, bamboo socks, wearable art, purses, decorated tiles, sugar scrubs, kids jewelry, cards & much more!
The space is limited to 10 vendors each month, so I won't be selling this month. But I'm excited to have an event like this in downtown Oshkosh! If your near stop by for dinner and check out the great gifts available.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I love it, and it's called My Owl Barn. If you love owls you need to check out this blog for a daily does of owly cuteness. Check out these pictures from some of the recent posts:
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
For four years now I've worked as a waitress in downtown Oshkosh and every year I enjoy meeting new faces from around the world. It's always nice too to see the faces that come back year after year as well.
Even though I don't know too much about Aviation, it's fun to watch the unique aircrafts fly overhead in the air show. Although I've never actually visited the convention grounds during EAA it's an event I look forward to summer after summer.
airplane vinyl wall decal by circle line studios
aviator skirt by urban sapling
tailwind pinup by vanguard gallery
plane and simple by verdigris dye
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
As promised here are some pictures of the beginning of my braided knit scarf. I hoped to put these up last Friday, but my computer had different thoughts and decided to have a mini crash on me : ( I love these bold colors- I think they will be great for fall weather!
So far I have three out of the five strands finished! They are seriously taking a lot longer than I expected. I thought they would knit up pretty fast because they are so skinny- each is about an inch wide- but I also had to knit them much longer than the scarf length I'd like because of the braiding.
It's a great project to work on while watching a movie. Hopefully the last two strands won't take me too much longer to finish- I can't wait to see the finished product!
(un)braided knit scarf
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
On our way back to my apartment we picked up Seth's mom, Diane, in New London for Wedding Dress Shopping!!! We first headed to David's Bridal then off to another bridal shop in downtown Appleton, The Bridal Event. I probably tried on over 20 dresses and think I have it narrowed down to two. Although I had my parents and Diane with me, I still want both my sisters there with me to let me know what they think.
Saturday night after my parents headed back home, Diane and I headed to a barbecue at our friends Matt & Kristina's house. Seth was at a bachelor party all day so the two of us decided to go together. Seth went to high school with Matt and Kristina and their moms are great friends with Diane. It was good to see everyone and a great way to wind down a busy day.
On Sunday Seth and I had a super lazy day until the afternoon when we met up his family for his grandma's 80th birthday! We met up for dinner and drinks at her favorite restaurant, The Black Otter, in celebration. It was the perfect end to a crazy busy weekend!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I'll hopefully be sharing some pictures tomorrow of my own braided scarf (minus the braid- I'm not there yet)! Now that I'm about half way done I wanted to share the link with you and cannot find it-grrrrrrr!
I have however, managed to find a similar scarf here- with a tutorial! Doesn't it look so warm and cozy?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
With our limited budget we considered for a little while whether or not we really needed them, but being that our wedding will be on a holiday weekend (labor day) we decided we should stick with it and still make them. In order to kill two birds with one stone we've also decided to send them at Christmas time- so maybe we will be saving a little bit that way.
Today I found these amazing save the dates over at Craftzine. At first I thought "Wow, that's really over the top! How could anyone afford to send out X amount of those?" But then I realized that the couple sent out a photograph of it in an e-mail save the date- what a great idea & it's beautiful!
diorama save the dates via craftzine
Friday, July 9, 2010
Desiree (Dez) has her hands full with my 16 month old niece and another bundle of joy due mid-September and thought it would be a good idea to finish Christmas shopping before the new one arrived. To get in the holiday spirit I'll be sharing a Christmas tutorial (& my first tutorial) in the next few weeks!
Until then, check out these awesome tiny gingerbread houses that are meant to perch on the edge of a mug of hot chocolate. It's been hot and muggy here all week, so I don't know how I feel about drinking hot chocolate now....... but how could you resist these adorable creations? To make these tiny treasures check out the tutorial at not martha.
tiny gingerbread house tutorial by not marthaFor more on Dez's Christmas in July read here.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Top row from left: prairie field by sora designs, lovely day by alice b. gardens
Middle row from left: vintage shabby chic dresser via tres chic furniture, time to fall in love by my konos
Bottom row from left: pink porcelain flower necklace by lonkoosh, vintage large cream mirror via the vintage tree house
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Top row from left: tiny teacups print by Abby Powell found here,
afternoon tea by Benja Harvey
Middle row from left: vintage teabag holder via tparty,
tea and blueberries via Julia Stotz
Bottom row from left: ellen's tea wallet by me,
teatime via mia charmed, i'm sure
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Top row from left: peach and ivory framed owl brooch via down & out chic, owl carry your things bag via mod cloth, photo by me- bottle cap necklace from dainty daisies
Middle row from left: owl on a branch decal via simple shapes, little owl newborn hat via the stitchery boutique, creature kingdom hook via anthropologie
Bottom row from left: n is for night owl via sea urchin studio, stewart the owl graduation card via cuore, yellow owl to do list via boygirlparty
So whoooo's your favorite little owl from above?
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Yellow is my absolute favorite color! I love light buttercup yellow and deep mustard yellow the most. It wasn't a big surprise when I choose to incorporate yellow into my wedding colors (plus pair it with Seth's favorite color, blue, and you've got the Brewers colors)!
This color always seems to brighten my day, I hope it brightens yours!
Friday, June 25, 2010
.wedding.lovelies. via hereWish me luck, my fingers are crossed to win this amazing cutting machine by Silhouette. For a chance to win, visit oh, hello friend- but hurry, the giveaway ends Monday June 28th- good luck!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Yes, I'm engaged! And in a few days I will have been for a year- a year that went by faster than I could have imagined. My fiance, Seth, and I decided to have a crazy long engagement that will total a little more than two years. We decided that it would be best to hold off the wedding until I had graduated and we both had a little more time to settle into our careers.
So what does baseball have to do with it? Seth loves- I mean LOVES LOVES LOVES- sports of any kind. His two biggest (sport) loves are football and baseball. Our falls are filled with Sundays (and occasional Monday nights) having friends over to watch the Packers, while our summers are filled with trips down to Milwaukee to tailgate before watching the Brewers play.
Before we were engaged we talked about how fun it would be to have a baseball themed wedding. Something to have fun with and really showcase something we've loved over the years together. Since our engagement we've had fun coming up with different ideas to tie in our baseball theme with the wedding. Some ideas include: a will call table with tickets for escort cards, vintage coke bottle centerpieces and peanuts & cracker jacks as favors.
Our very first picture together... of course at Miller Park! (April 2007)
I'm excited to see the wedding come together over the next year as we anxiously await our big day- September 4th 2011!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
It’s about that time of year when everyone starts thinking of all the things they will (or won’t) do in the year to come. About this time last year I too sat down and thought of all the things I wanted to accomplish in 2009- one of which was to start a Blog to document my creative endeavors. That being said…. with a little more than a week of the year left- I’ve finally had some free time to sit down and start one!
As I enter the year ahead, my resolution is to use this Blog to share my work with others and to stay motivated in my creative journey through life. I hope that you enjoy the journey with me.
Now that I'm finished with school (just graduated in May with a Journalism Major and Art Minor) I feel that I finally do have more time to devote to a blog.
So today is a day to restart. As I start a new chapter in life, I also begin this blog to document my creative journey. As I said last year, I say again, I hope that you enjoy the journey with me.
Welcome and enjoy!