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Saturday, October 30, 2010

all dressed up {old photos}

i love old photos. so many happy memories...
the special way they look & the feeling they give you.... it's such a blessing.
sometimes i really miss those times....

here is one of me & my little brother, all dressed up for halloween.
how cool does he look?? i love the mustache! :)

& my little sister is too darn cute in this photo to not share it!!!
i love those little ears.... awweeee.....

hope you all have lots of fun on this halloween weekend! :)
i am going to eat candy, carve pumpkins, make roasted pumpkin seeds, & watch this:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

5 favorites lately...

{1} fall colors.
this vintage thrifted plate that i spotted on smile & wave
i love the colors... so fall-ish. & the design is so inspiring!

{2} yarn!!
i am obsessed with yarn & knitting lately...
i love this "all-spice" yarn for sale here. so pretty!
i love the flecks of orange... i wish i had this to make a pretty fall scarf! :)
& i love this lace scarf, seen on purl bee.
it is so pretty. i want to make one just like it!
it seems like it would knit pretty fast too... maybe... :)
{3} secretariat
i saw this movie over the weekend. & it was SO good. it's a true story of a race horse, that nobody expected to be a winner, but won the triple crown in 1973. it is such a beautiful story of the horse & the people who loved him & it's also about overcoming the odds! we all love stories like that, right?!?!
it just made me feel good! :) plus, all of the 70s fashion & style was really fun!

{4} taylor!!
what can i say? i love her! :)
taylor swift's new cd came out earlier this week & of course, i downloaded it! i think she is a wonderful young talent! she seems so sweet & down to earth, & it's nice to see a young woman in the spotlight that has more self-respect than so many of them do! i really like the song, "innocent". it's really cute & most of her other songs are really good too! you can download the whole album here, for only $3.99!! (that may only be for a limited time, not sure...)

{5} veggie straws
i am loving these so much lately!!! they are similar to french fries, but they are more healthy for you!! YAY!! they are lightly salted, crispy, & have potato/tomato/spinach flavors. a prefect snack! :) also, i think they have cinnamon apple straws too... yumm... i will have to find some of those!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

inspired by {pretty spaces}

this is the very cute apt. of Whitney from darling dexter.
her & her husband are the talented photographers behind oh darling photography.
^ i so love those windows & the light! amazing...

there are more photos of their space featured on design*sponge.

Monday, October 25, 2010

photos from my weekend...

it was a beautiful weekend.
spent with the most special people ever :)
& having so much fun!


i love walking around downtown...



& we went to a cute little bakery & got yummy treats!


chocolate cheesecake ♥ yumm


yarn shopping... this was a really cute shop!


filled with so many pretty yarns! i really loved these ones...


Thursday, October 21, 2010

giveaway!!!! & something new...

this week,
i am having a giveaway over at blair's blog, wild & precious!!!
all you have to do is {click here} to enter to win either the ring pictured below or your choice of any 8x8 or 8x10 photo print from my shop. there are many different ways you can get extra entries & if you follow my blog, you already have a second chance to win!
all of the instructions & details are over there...
& be sure to check out all of the other giveaways on wild & precious, too! they are all amazing!  
:) i am so happy to be a part of this reader celebration!

also, i have been knitting a lot lately, so i added my new bow garland for sale in my shop... :) i am hoping to add more knitted items to my shop in the coming month, so be looking for them.
knitted bow garland

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

lots of giveaways to come....

this week blair from wild & precious, is having a great big reader celebration!! she is offering 3 giveaways every day, starting today! it is definitely something you will want to join in on... there will be so many chances to win so many beautiful things! she is starting out with a giveaway from Sandy a la Mode's very cute shop! {click here to find out more about this giveaway & about the reader celebration}
& i will be offering a giveaway on her blog tomorrow!!!
you will have a chance to win something from my etsy shop!!!
be sure to follow wild & precious, to stay updated on all of these giveaways...

aren't sandy's creations so pretty!?!? i love them.... here's hoping i win!! haha! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010


just a little collection of photos from my life, lately....

cute little bows

hot chocolate

nail polish


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

my pretty new yarn.

this is the new yarn that i got last weekend... the colors are so perfect & i love the way it was spun! it is so pretty! i am proabably going to make a simple knitted scarf with it... but we'll see...




happy thursday to you!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

photo contest winner...

congrats to meli, the winner of the collections photo contest! she was the only one who entered, so meli, you have your choice of any jewelry item or print from my etsy shop! :) just email me & let me know which item you would like! my email address is: 

& thanks again for entering!

check out meli's collection post/photos here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

a perfect fall weekend {lots of photos}

fall was definitely in the air this weekend & it was such a comforting feeling.
it was so much fun! the air was much cooler... it was just a good weekend.
thank you Jesus for all of these beautiful blessings. ♥
here are my photos...
{ love my sister's cute peanuts halloween t-shirt }
{grandma, sister, & mom . love them so much}
{ lots of beautiful yarn!! }
{oh, i love this view!}