Friday, November 30, 2012

High 5 for Friday!

Hullo friends!

I hope you week is going awesomely! :)

1. Having the Christmas tree up makes me really happy! <3 Christmastime has arrived!

2. Coming up with an awesome little button design for my blog :) now to figure out that whole button making thing. One word: confusing.

3. Making animal hats :D They are just so adorable!

4. Jamie Grace, you are just the best. I could listen to your cd over and over and over again.

5. And lastly, I leave you with a pic of what is quite possibly the creepiest looking crochet project ever. I know, right now it just looks downright weird, but I promise, it will be cool in the end. Think Star Wars ;)

Blessings! <3

Monday, November 26, 2012

awesome deals @ F21

Hullo friends!

Happy Monday! :)

With all the sales floating around today, I just wanted to highlight the great deals going on over at Forever21.   

Only today, F21 is offering free shipping on everything--no minimum purchase!
Here is a sampling on some of the markdowns they have going right now:

The Essential Striped Cowl Neck top
Color Options are Black, Jade and Hot Pink
Normally $15.80
Marked down to $4.74!

Rhinestone Flower Flats
Color Options are Pink, Taupe and Cream
Normally $19.80
Marked down to $9.90

Feathered Wool Fedora
Color: Burgundy
Normally $15.80
Marked down to $10.99!

Go by F21's website to check out some more deals! :)

Blessings! <3

Saturday, November 24, 2012

simple pleasures

Hullo friends!

Some things make me happy.
And some things make me very, very happy.

Long weekends
Watching season 4 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Sipping a smoothie made in your own blender (a lifelong dream fulfilled this very weekend--thanks mom!)

And now that Thanksgiving is over, the Christmas season can begin...

Lovely times <3

Friday, November 23, 2012

High Five for Friday!

Hullo, friends!

I hope you are all enjoying your black Friday ;)

1. Thanksgiving food is the best!!! :) I don't eat meat so my amazingly awesome mum cooked up some lovely meat-free dishes for me <3

2. Crocheting never gets old! I'm working on a test pattern for Andromeda--so much fun! :)

3. My friend sent this funny/adorable quote to me :D Totally had me doubled over laughing!

4. Learning some new beading techniques-- tutorial soon to come! :)

5. Road trips are awesome! ;)

Have a lovely weekend!

Blessings! <3

Thursday, November 22, 2012

give thanks with a grateful heart

Hullo friends!

Happy, happy, happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends in the U.S. :)

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving, the day that we set aside each year to spend time with family, have a big meal and watch football.

Wait... wait, I have that wrong don't I?  My bad--what I meant is, it is the day BEFORE Black Friday, the best sale day like, ever. 

Still not right? ;)

Thanksgiving is a day we set aside each year to GIVE THANKS for all that we have.

I'm thankful for...

...sunsets family lovely friends church
...icecream notes

...the king of kings...lord of lords...prince of peace...creator of the universe...keeper of my heart...lover of my soul...forgiver of my savior...

Jesus Christ <3 

What more is there to be thankful for?

Want to know more about the king of kings?  Check out Chat About Jesus.

What are YOU thankful for today? :)

Blessings! <3

Thursday, November 15, 2012

let's talk style: mismatched earrings

Hullo, friends!

So, here's yet another trend I am finally catching onto...
I love mismatched things. Really, I just love things that completely break the rules of style--who says polka dots and stripes don't work together? They throw each other off perfectly! Who says "old" is bad? Label it "vintage" and it'll sell like hotcakes.
The mismatching rule, however, is by far my favorite. I just love how stylishly quirky it looks!
It had definitely been a widespread trend. Pretty much everything that has ever been matched has also been mismatched.
But for me, earrings take the cake. I am a firm believer that accessories make an outfit. You can have an incredible top, but if you don't style it with the right accessories the awesomeness of the top won't show. Below is a lovely example of mismatched earrings.
Beautiful, right?! Other than the obvious coolness, there is another plus to this trend: think of all the earring options I have now! Will totally save some money off of this! ;)

Pic found here:

Blessings! <3

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shaak Ti Costume

Hullo friends!

I got an email a couple of months ago from a lovely young lady who wanted to know if I could help her with making a crocheted Shaak Ti headdress for her Halloween costume--I was of course really, really excited! :)

She was kind enough to allow me to post pictures--didn't her headdress turned out incredible?!  I am so happy that I got to help out a bit! 

And below is the finished costume--I am SO impressed!! 

It looks so professional!  The attention to detail is awesome--she even remembered the dark grey fingernails! 

The Force is strong with this one! ;)

Blessings! <3

Monday, November 12, 2012

Makeover time!

Hullo friends!

I decided the blog (once again!) needed a new look!

What do you think?  I think gives it a much cleaner, "professional" feel! :)
I'd love to hear your opinion! 

Also, just wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on how to make a button for my blog--I can do the pic, but actually formatting it to link back to my blog confuses me.  I'd love any help! :) 

Blessings! <3