Sunday, August 31, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Joining Taryn from Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.

~ Early morning walks with some women in the hood
~ Coffee with cream and sugar
~ Khan academy
~ Finding time to do my studies
~ Opening myself up to new experiences
~ Learning to be more relaxed, it is such a process for me
~ My children's laughs
~ Great girlfriends
~ Power baking so we have goodies for a whole month in the freezer
~ Eggs
~ Afternoon naps

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yarn Along

Joining Ginny from Small Things for the weekly Yarn Along.

This summer I have NOT been in much of a knitting mood, but I did get inspired to knit up these super sweet little tops for the girls. I used Cotlin from knitpicks (which is super awesome! and really inexpensive).
Love how it looks, but I think I might need to make Nuala a new one already, LOL, she just keeps growing too fast!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keep Calm and Craft On

I have been collecting different 1/2 yards of Fabric from Fabric Worm over the course of a few months and I think I have the right bunch to make Nuala a super easy quilt. I got the idea from Ginny of Small Things, and I have made three of them so far over the last couple years. They don't take long, but finding the time to sit and do it seems almost impossible. I also picked out some cute fabrics to make Fiona the Lazy Day skirt from Oliver and S. Such an easy pattern and takes me only about 1 hour to whip up. I think I have made her about 6 of these. I am also going to try and make Nuala some pants using the instructions from Soulemama (they are in one of her books). I didn't take a photo of those fabrics, but they are lovely jersey cotton, nice and soft and great for baby pants.
Really excited about getting started.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gratitude Sunday

Joining Taryn from Wooly Moss Roots for a Sunday tradition. A time to slowdown, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.

 ~ Fiona's continued love of books
~ Nuala, just for being a sweet little bundle of awesome
~ Logan for his music
~ Sagan for his constant pushing to open me up to new ways of doing things
~ Caelan for his smile and laugh... it is constant around here
~ Rowan for his cuddling
~ Mike for allowing me to rant, vent, and grow

It was nice taking some time off of the blog and some time off the internet (although I did watch trashy movies). Now I feel all put back together after the move, and ready to begin again. Have a wonderful week.

Friday, August 22, 2014

{ This Moment }

Joining Amanda from Soulemama for This Moment. A single photograph from the week, a moment I wish to pause, savor, and remember.