Friday, December 28, 2012

Knittin' Like a Mother Effer!

I spent the last year teaching myself to knit using a combination of books and youtube videos. It has been a grueling process and I almost gave up the first time I tried to read a knitting pattern. That stuff looks like algebra, guys.

But, I actually did it and I felt confident taking on a huge project for Christmas. I decided to give all the lovely ladies on my Christmas list a handmade scarf. I started in August and managed to accomplish knitting 8 scarves by Christmas Eve. I was derailed a little bit by the house thing so I still have two scarves left to knit. It's ok though. One is for me and one is for someone we do a late Christmas with so it will be ready in time.

My mom showing off the "presentation"

My lovely sister modeling her scarf
It felt so personal giving everyone something that I put so much time and effort into and it seemed like everyone appreciated it. I really want to make this a tradition and knit something special every year. Maybe by next Christmas I'll be able to knit mittens or hats!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What a Merry Christmas We Had!

After getting the house we waited so long for right at Christmas time, in a complete "Miracle on 34th Street" manner, we could barely ask for more. But, we were still blessed with a wonderful Christmas too. My whole family came over to the house Christmas morning to open presents and have a huge breakfast.

Santa found his way to our new house!
I made homemade hot chocolate that was INCREDIBLE

Pecan tarts
Table setting and cranberry orange bread
Cinnamon rolls

I was originally planning to wear the dress I was wearing in the above pictures but, I didn't have my brown tights. So, I threw this together to go to my Husband's family Christmas. My mom gave me the sweater that morning and I was so excited to finally have a reason to wear this amazing modcloth skirt that I got on sale.Our Christmas day is a little more casual so, I kept it comfy with the socks and sweater with the skirt being a little special touch. I didn't pictures of my sparkly party dress that I wore on Christmas Eve which means I will have to recreate it to show you all!

Obviously, I still had to wear my Christmas socks

Merry Christmas, Y'all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Oh, What's This? A Post? Well, I'll Be!

Oh, boy! What a month it has been so far! After six months of wishing, waiting, and worrying, we finally got our house! We closed on December 3rd and since that day, we have been packing, pulling down wallpaper, painting, and cleaning to get ready to move in. We did the big move this Saturday and I now have spent two whole days in my house. It's coming together very slowly and we are trying to live around giant piles of boxes but, I am thrilled it finally happened. After moving around a lot when I was a kid, it feels so good to have a home I can call mine.

I probably won't be posting much in the next few weeks as I have so much to do and a bunch of Christmas presents to make. I'm really hoping life will return to normal in a couple of weeks.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Style Imitating Art Time!: Hello Sports Fans!

Tree of Life, Henri Matisse
Stained glass, 1951

Fellow Wisconsinites, please forgive my unintentional nod to the ol' green and gold. Green and mustard yellow are two of my favorite colors and I have piles of clothes in both colors. But, I religiously avoid pairing them together because I know Green Bay Packer Chic is not a thing. Not that I don't like the Packers, because I do,  I just don't want to feel like I am going tailgating in a dress and heels. Despite this fact, I knew I had to wear this dress for SIA this week. The print is reminiscent of the pattern on the stained glass and I needed a nice dose of yellow to bring it home.

Check out the real sun flares, guys! Score!