Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thrift store win!

Tuesday I stopped by the Salvation Army thrift store and found a Kate Spade handbag!
These days many of the thrift stores have people check the labels and designer stuff is sold online for much higher prices. It makes complete sense for them,but it is much more difficult for me to find a super deal. This purse was obviously not known because it was only 6 dollars and handbags were also half price that day,so I paid 3 dollars for it! It is also in very good shape,which is nice. Anyone else out there have a great thrift store find lately?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

 Missing this man so very much,even after almost two and a half years I still feel so very lost without him. I know this rainy weather is adding to my sadness,I definitely don't do well with days and days of rain.
I talked with the boy yesterday and it will be weeks before I get to see him again,so I will be mailing his Valentine gift out to him soon. I'm making him some heart shaped hand warmers,and I know he will appreciate them. He's usually out waiting for the train at 6 in the morning and he says it's terribly cold,the warmers are small enough to slip inside his pockets or even in his gloves. I will try to remember and photograph them before I send them off. I was telling my friend Tammie about some of the things I've been mking,and she was reminding me to take photos throughout the process. I'm trying to be better about that,but honestly sometimes just getting a picture of the finished project is a miracle for me.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Look at this bowl of lemony lovliness!
My sweet nieghbors across the street,have a gorgeous lemon tree and they sent a large bag of the fruit over to me and my family. I have plans for a batch of lemon curd and lemon butter cookies.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Lovely Visit

This past week had been perfectly lovely,and the big reason was that the boy had been home with me! He had to leave yesterday to get back to school and work,and my heart is a bit broken. I miss him so terribly when he's gone. 

This is one of my favorite photos of the boy.
We spent time together cooking,cleaning,and got in a little bit of thrift store shopping. It's such fun spending time with someone who really gets you. We always have music,videos,and books that we want to share with each other,and he's always full of fashion advice,(whether I want it or not). *LOL*
The house is oh so quiet without the boy,but now I can start another list of stuff I want to share with him the next visit! 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Birthday Present

Going to one of my best friends 50th birthday party tonight! So thankful I'm feeling well enough to go,although I'll most likely come home fairly early. The photo is the journal I made for her present. I didn't have quite enough of either leather,so I sewed the two pieces together,and I love how it turned out!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Morning coffee

Sitting at my desk,looking out the window,watching the hummingbirds battle over the feeder. The holiday craziness seems to have finally passed and I am nearly over the horrible cold I've been battling. I've been thinking of some new ideas for classes,I have some new designs to try and work out. Oh,and Valentines Day is coming, absolute most favorite celebration! ;o)