Wednesday, November 30, 2011

tree pillow

i made this tree cushion for the holidays. i used this tutorial from the purl bee. i think i may do this wall hanging when i have more wall space, but i really like the way the pillow turned out. this is one of my first pieced block quilts and i ran into a few troubles, but it was a good experience for me and i am excited to have a festive pillow. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

christmas tree

on sunday we got out our christmas tree and decorated it. penelope is at a great age for this. she had a blast with all the ornaments and kept saying "i love christmas trees." she is still rearranging and moving ornaments to make the tree "perfect." it is amazing how many memories are revived while decorating the tree. so many of our old ornaments have fun christmas memories attached to them...i loved it.

we also read the polar express to get a little more christmas spirit. i LOVE the polar express. my two favorite christmas books are the Polar Express and the Three Trees. but there are SO many good ones. what are your faves? 

 yep, we did decorate right after waking up, so jammies and bed heads are on display here.
 one new addition to our tree this year were these little bird houses that i found at michael's for $1 each. i bought 6 and painted them all gold. 


Monday, November 28, 2011

i am thankful: vol 3

i had planned on posting more lists of what i'm thankful for, but i dropped the ball on that and i wanted to do one more before we plow into christmas schtuff. i have innumerable things to be grateful for and it helps me to put some down on the record.

1. (pictured above) i know i've mentioned these three before, but they are my life.
2. etsy
3. blogspot
4. pbs kids (for a much needed break from parenting-ha ha!)
5. good food
6. hot water
7. my sewing machine
8. trader joes
9. costco
11. prayer
12. scriptures. i just reread this talk and was inspired
13. the opportunity to live in san diego where i am near so many wonderful things to do with my family and where i enjoy near perfect weather year round.
14. tender greens- i may or may not feel a little weird that a restaurant made my list, but it feeds my body and soul:)!

now i'm off to clean up from our suuuper relaxing thanksgiving break.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

new nephew

last night our newest nephew was born. congratulations to justin and anna! i am heading up to help out with their older two boys this in a little bit. i will be busy munching on muddy buddies on the drive up... so i'm pretty excited. But i am more excited about getting to hold a wee baby again. babies are such a blessing and i am so happy that he arrived safely and that he and his mom are doing well. here is the outfit i made for the little man along with a matching giraffe rattle.

Monday, November 21, 2011

new things in shop and a sale

i am offering a 20% off sale on all items in my shop starting today and ending at the end of the month! this is big, so jump on it!
enter: Thanks20 at checkout to receive discount.

ALSO, i've added a bunch of new things to my shop, so go check 'er out.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

more stuff

new headbands and bow hats will also be at the queen bee!

new things for the market

here are a few new items that will at the queen bee this time around. i am updating my shop too, for real this time. i will keep you posted, but i am thinking the update will happen on monday along with a pre-thanksgiving sale. get excited.

hand dyed jewelry
 tweed and emerald bow tie hair clips

 hand stitched bloom clips
 bow hats in gray, cobalt and cream
 the slouch cap in grey and sea foam

 more colors of chunky slouchy berets
 more colors of thick buttoning ear warmers
more colors of chunky buttoning headbands

also, today you can get 25% off the jennifer earrings using promo code: Day6

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

isla is cute

to break up all this shopping excitement i thought i would post a few pictures i took of my lil' 6 month-old. she's to die for. i can't stop loving on this babe. can you blame me?

also, the antiquated dress is 25% off (plus it's already on sale) today only using promo code: Day5

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

i heart the queen bee

here are some things i will be looking for at the queen bee market this weekend. please come! it will be epic. you can go to their website to checkout other vendors and get more market info.

oh, i am getting so excited!

also, the cider dress is 25% off at shabby apple today using promo code: Day4. i am pretty sure i will me taking advantage of this one! loving that orange.

Monday, November 14, 2011

i am thankful: vol 2

i am truly blessed person. this week i am thankful for:

8: my dishwasher
9: my bed
10: my family and bryan's for the support and love they give me and my family
11: a capable body
12: my ward family
13: the desire to learn and grow
14: jillian michaels 30 day shred (a fast and effective workout for the days i need to workout, but don't want to go running like today.)

(this is NOT in order of importance)