06 August 2010

heat wave

It seems as though summer is dragging on. The heat zaps my energy, appetite, and general desire to do any outdoor activity. ...sigh. I'm ready for Christmas! So, I'll have to settle for the next best thing - the smell of Christmas. Last night I made some oatmeal raisin cookies. The cinnamon and cloves made my apartment smell absolutely festive! 
We're going on a mini-road trip to visit family this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it. It feels like it's been ages since we went anywhere. 

Happy Weekend!

26 July 2010

oh happy day!

I have been wanting to collect vintage paint by numbers for oh so long. I go thrifting fairly often, but never seem to come across any. Soooo, you will understand my excitement when I found one at Goodwill this weekend for a mere $2!

Although the frame isn't in great shape, it could be replaced... and the colors are still so bright and vibrant.

On an unrelated note, I made blueberry scones for Sunday breakfast. They were delish! Next time I'll use raisins and a bit of cinnamon.

15 July 2010


Few things are better than iced coffee in the summertime with one's sweetheart. :)

14 July 2010

out of the heat

I love waking up in the morning with a project on my mind that I can't wait to start! It's blazing hot outside, so I feel no guilt at all about staying inside allllll day and sewing to my heart's content.

08 July 2010

a few peeks from my apartment

I think carnations get a bad rap. They're very pretty flowers. (Not to mention affordable.)

<-- some placemats waiting on quilting. and apparently a good pressing.

It's going to be a good crafting day... I can feel it!

01 July 2010

happy anniversary

Charles and I recently celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. I am a little late with this post, as our actual anniversary was last Saturday... but, better late than never, right?
Anyway, I thought I'd post a few pictures. 

We went to Pink Elephant Cafe for lunch (which is now my new favorite local restaurant). The decor is so charming and vintage, and the food is delicious!

Then, we went to Cuppies & Joe. Of course it didn't occur to me to take a picture before we ate the cupcake... but trust me, it was just as pretty as it was tasty.

Then we had dinner in Bricktown and walked around a bit. It was an absolutely lovely day. I love you honeypie! Happy six years!

19 June 2010

a bit of sewing

New project... a baby quilt. (for no baby in particular) I'm in love with the colors, but not in love with the lighting in my apartment. I really need to start taking pictures outdoors.

Happy weekend!

11 June 2010


Yesterday was my birthday. It was a wonderful day! We went to The Diner (one of my favorite local restaurants) for breakfast. Then, we drove to Fort Worth to have dinner with some dear friends and to see Imogen Heap in concert. Dinner was lovely and the concert was absolutely fantastic.

I got up early this morning to hit up some garage sales. Unfortunately, no treasures were found. Oh well. win some, lose some.

Charles always jokes with me that I did not get the girl gene of being able to take a decent outstretched-arm picture. :) I'm working on it.

08 June 2010

back to real life

We're back from Myrtle. It feels SO good to be home. Especially since I left the apartment so neat and tidy. (Doesn't that make coming home so much better?)
My first order of business (after unpacking, of course) was to give my sewing machine a much needed cleaning. For the rest of the day I will be tackling all the quilting bee blocks that I am ridiculously behind on. Here goes!

Oh, and here's a pic of myself and the hubby after graduation. :)

26 May 2010

blogging break

I'm on vacation! in Myrtle Beach ...so that's my excuse for the severe lack of blogging. I realized that I haven't even posted a picture from graduation! I would do it now, but I'm not currently using my computer. Will be back soon, hope everyone is enjoying the beginnings of summer.