Monday, February 25, 2013


The husband and I found out last weekend that Baby Meyer is a boy! We are so excited! 

The condo only has one bedroom so we will all be shacking up together for the next couple of years. So, my new task and latest obsession is designing our shared bedroom. So far these are a few of the things I've picked out for our little one. The grey arrows, grey chevron and black triangles are our fabric choices for Baby Meyer's crib bedding, changing pad cover and boppy pillow. I found the cutest baby bedding designer on Etsy, her shop is called Iviebaby. The orange aztec pattern is the area rug I've picked for the room. The rug and the two prints are from Urban Outfitters. I can't wait to actually purchase these items and see it the room come together! Can't wait to share with you the room development along the way!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


My moccasins were starting to look pretty sad and all the ones in the store were looking so cute. Normally, I'd just buy a newer cuter pair, but we are on a tighter budget now a days so I decided to revamp mine and I only spent $5 to do it!

You will need:
1. A pair of moccasins
2. Cute, durable fabric (mine is suede and I only needed about a foot of it)
3. New leather or suede string to go with your fabric
4. Scissors, paper and marker
5. Rubber cement or fabric glue

Once you have your supplies I'd suggest cleaning your moccasins with some vinegar to freshen them up. Here is how I went about this project...

1. Begin by tracing on paper the shape of the lip of your mocs, cut shape out.
2. Use paper stencil to cut fabric to shape. Flip the stencil over to use for other shoe. Place cut fabric on shoe and try your best to make it as accurate as possible. This took me a bit of time. My right shoe looks better than my left :)
3. Re-lace your moccasins. Cut strings to desired length. Then match up and cut holes in fabric so strings can go through.
4. Glue the fabric down. I used a thick coat of rubber cement. The first time I think the mocs absorbed all of it, because they didn't stick. I did a second coat and it seemed to work. If I did this again I might try fabric glue instead. Press edges down it all the right crevasses and let em dry.

I just love how they turned out!

Monday, February 18, 2013


I love blazers. With a well fitted blazer your once casual outfit can take on a classy and professional look. I love the lace blazer because it provides frilly, feminine touch and reminds me of spring. The black blazer gives a clean and professional touch. When I need an extra boost of confidence I like to throw that item on. And then there is the electric blue blazer, does anyone else love this wild color? I paired it up with black and white stripes here, but I also love to layer it over another bright color like coral. And then most importantly, layer on the accessories to make your blazer uniquely you. 


Thursday, February 14, 2013


1. Delightful Gold Maxi Dress >> Swell 2. Ikea Kitchen Cart >> Ikea 3. Adorable Home Print >> Etsy 4. Black and White Dress >> Sosie 5. Fringe Ankle Boots >> Lulu's 6. Heart Door Mat >> Ikea 7. Gold Pendant Light >> Shades of Light (Young House Love's new fabulous light line)

The husband and I love to exchange gifts, especially on Valentine's Day. Six years ago today he told me for the first time I was the cutest girl in the whole school (I'm still blushing). I'm not ashamed to let him know what item's I've been eyeing, but usually he comes up with something better to give me than I could ask. I thought I'd share with you my Valentine's Day Wishlist. 

Do you have any plans or gifts made for this lovely holiday?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


In this season of life I love Sunday afternoons. They are often unscripted and relaxed, which allows time for the husband and I to sing and play the guitar together. It is fun to think that Baby Meyer can maybe hear what we are playing. That doesn't mean we are playing lullabies or anything. Instead we crank up Jesus Culture and worship. Trying to remember these little, yet beautiful life moments. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Baking vegetables and fruit has been on my mind lately. Apples seemed like a good place to start. In the end, they turned out very pretty looking and pretty tasty. However, as you will see in my instructions I used nutmeg as a seasoning, but turns out I don't like nutmeg. I think my next batch I'll just use cinnamon and sugar or maybe even some maple syrup.

How to make baked apple chips...
1. Slice apples as thin as possible (no more than 1/8 of an inch thick)
2. Place apple slices on baking trays lined with wax paper. Make sure apples are spread out and not overlapping. 
3. Sprinkle on your seasonings. I used cinnamon/sugar and nutmeg this round.
4. Put in oven at 200 degrees for an 1.25 hours.
5. Take tray out and turn apples over. Put back in oven for another 1.25 hours. (Keep baking until nice and crispy.)
6. Enjoy your healthy and pretty treat!

Have you ever made chips out of fruit or vegetables?


Monday, February 4, 2013


I love lists and I love countdowns. So, with the anticipation of Baby Meyer's arrival I needed some sort of visual countdown that I could cross off as time went on. I grabbed an old frame I spray painted green a while back, my never-ending supply of twine, baby clothes pins and then went to Target and purchased 16 packs of $1.00 newborn socks and purchased some fabric paint and scrapbook paper from Michaels. Pictured above is what I came up with. Each week I get to giddily cross off a week. I've since crossed off 31-28 and in two days I'll cross of 27!

I was tempted to make some sort of giant daily countdown, but I stopped myself because that might be a little overboard. 

Do you love lists and countdowns, too? 


P.S. I'm still in love with black and white stripes and recently became fond of these burgundy leg warmers. I might be guilty of wearing them everyday. Have you been rocking the black and white stripes lately? 

Friday, February 1, 2013


I'm not one to decorate for holidays. (this year I didn't even put up a Christmas tree...shhh) But I got the itch to make something simple and sweet for Valentine's Day. So, I grabbed an old book, my scissors, twine and my glue gun and went at at. 

1. Figure out where you want to put your heart garland. Then, measure and cut the length of twine you need. You may choose to string them along something horizontally or hang them vertically from the light above your table or something.
2. Tear out pages from your old book, and cut the pages in half and then fold them in half and draw half a heart and cut along the line. (like pictured above) This way you get perfect little hearts. I made hearts of all different sizes, I recommend at least three.
3. Lay out your pattern and start hot gluing them to the twine. If you will be able to see both sides, than hot glue another heart to the back so the twine doesn't show.
4. Hang them up and admire your pretties

How are you decorating for Valentines Day?