Tuesday, November 24, 2009

be thankful

images found here, along with inspiration for creating some fun turkey day sweets.

i hope you have a great one!!! doesn't it feel good to be thankful?

i love this time of year :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

good stuff :)

i won all of this:

inspiration overload is contained in this loot. i'm so excited to start on some new projects!

thanks to the lovely and super talented lisa for such generosity.

the timing could not have been better

Monday, November 09, 2009


this weekend was the end of a great season of soccer for isaiah.

if you didn't know already, when he was 4 we tried soccer and he hated it. we quit mid-season.

but he wanted to try again... and he LOVED it.

and at the last game, he scored his first goal. way to go, isaiah!!!

i'm in the woodlands for a week with michael, who has to be here for work. i get to be here for fun :) spending lots of time catching up on by blog-reading and on the indie business class. doing a little shopping, movie-watching... and people-watching. it feels really weird to have so much time to myself. i'm really trying to embrace it.

we watched this last night.

i'm planning on seeing this sometime this week.

and when i get home i really REALLY want to try to make these. yum!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

dear blog

we have a lot of catching up to do...

october was a blur, so i'll share the highlights and leave out the stories of swine flu, lysol, and hand sanitizer.

my life was full of fun things like getting international mail...

i ordered a kit to make my own little clutch. it was my first attempt at such a project, and i have to say, it went pretty well. i'll share pictures soon. as well as another super exciting thing that happened resulting in more international packages. when they arrive, i'll share :)

i also did a little bit around the house... adding some autumn loveliness:

and artwork given to us by one of our dear art trail artist friends (the rose below). such a special piece merited an arrangement of other items that are special to us.

i was even able to get a lingerie bag done for a friend. she needed a special gift to give her future sis-in-law.

but the absolute highlight of october 2009 was a trip to vegas to see u2 and hang out with some great friends. words really cannot describe how amazing this concert was.

we also got to take a limo from the bellagio to downtown vegas for dinner at the swanky hugo's cellar. we're talking old school swanky here. they give each lady a long stemmed red rose. it was fantastic :)

and since vegas is so close to cedar city, utah... where jerrie & dean live, we had to make a day trip out of it. jerrie is a photographer and took us to this old mercedes for a little shoot.

and then there was halloween. isaiah was a tech baseball player and sarah was a kitty cat.

i resisted buying pre-made costumes this year because they seem to be getting more and more expensive every year. the baseball costume was easy... just a quick trip to academy sports and we're good to go. but sarah's took a trip to hobby lobby and a little creativity.

and there you have it... all the fun events from october and none of the yucky, swine flu-infested-couch-quarantined-puking-fever-coughing part of october. we survived with better memories that that :)

stay tuned for more on my first handmade clutch
xo, evan