Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
A year and a half ago exactlymy husband bought me this great red purse. (Happy half birthday to me! What? You don't celebrate half birthdays?!?) With the exception of a day here or there, I have carried this purse exclusively ever since. It's perfect. It's big. It holds a ton. And I love the bright red color.
Sadly though, my red purse is getting tired. Even though it's looking a little rough, if it wasn't for the fact that a few of the handles are ready to split in half, I would keep carrying it. But a purse with broken handles probably isn't a great look.
Lucky for me, along just came this beauty.With all of her teal, ruffle-filled goodness.And I'm thinking she was destined to be my new mom-purse.
A girl from my MOPS group hosted us last week for dessert.
(side note: she had NO kids and NO husband for a week,
she wasn't even knowing what to do with herself by Tuesday!)
~ I wanted to bring just a little something along to thank her for hosting us.I put together a little gift of candy using a mason jar, and a 5 inch square piece of fabric. Simple, but a nice gesture none-the-less. ~ Hopefully she ate the candy up before her family returned home!
I'm really happy with how it turned out. It was not a difficult quilt to do at all...my biggest challenge was simply finding the time to work on it! If you are looking to do a zig-zag quilt, I would certainly recommend this tutorial.
Now to figure out the back side and get it all sent out to be finished! Then it's on to the other million projects on my list, woo hoo!
We've had sunshine for a week now and I am LOVING it!
Winter is so gray, so to see blue skies and sunshine is like Heaven and it's really putting me in the mood to get some Spring cleaning and decorating done!My favorite Spring touch so far: my new centerpiece. One jar of lemons, one jar of limes. Simple, but the color is amazing!
Back in December, my favorite wedding and event planner/blogger Aletha from Pearls Events, and Joy'l from Fresh Nest Designs announced a brand new wedding show they were bringing to Grand Rapids.image copyright Jill DeVries photography ~ The show is called GRunveiled, and what an amazing line up of vendors they've brought together! A few vendors include Etsy shop Pixel & Hank who I've posted about here and here, and one of my favorite local shops, Art of the Table. ~ Oh how I would have loved something like this when I was a bride! ~ Congratulations Aletha & Joy'l on pulling together what is certainly going to be a very successful event! ~ GRunveiled March 11, 2010 6-10 o'clock St. Cecilia Music Center Grand Rapids, Michigan ticket info here
We (well, let's be real here, mainly just me!) are loving these hair clips from Mia Joie. I knew I had hit the jack pot by actually being able to purchase them before someone else snatched them up, but they've really helped tremendously as we try to grow Claire's hair past this awkward in-between stage. We haven't tried out the headband yet,