Monday, November 28, 2011

Cobalt and Ruffles

Ever since I took my niece shopping in May, I've wanted a cobalt dress. I past up a cute dress, with rosette detailing. Why? I don't know. The same dress was also available in tangerine. And when I went back to Sears, a week later, they were all sold out!!!

But I haven't given up hope. I've been searching. Because there is just something about the color. Then, last night, I was doing some online shopping. And I found this dress at Old Navy! Only available online.

I wanted to cry, when I realized my beloved dress was sold out. At least in the color I wanted. I went on with my Christmas shopping. Then, I decided to check once more. That's when I found it in blue! In my size. I put it in my cart, and immediately checked out. Let's just say, I'll be stalking the delivery guy, until next week. ♥

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Sisters

Always In My Heart

It pains me to see you leave,
But I never forget what I've learned through the years we've gone through.

It hurts me to know,
After awhile you'll confide in someone else, not me.

I'll always be there for you,
Even after the end is heaven comes.
I'll always stay true to our bond as one and won’t ever let go.

You are my sister,
And my very best friend of all time,
It's so true.
We'll be that way even after the end has come for us.

You are a part of me,
And never will you ever leave my heart.
All the times we've shared,
Even when we didn't really care at all.

Don't let anyone take my place,
They'll never face or change our times together.

The laughs,
The tears,
The fears,
They have built up through the years.

I'll never let us part,
Because you'll always have a special place in my heart.

~Tiffany Van Epps

I miss my sisters. I've never been close to my older sister. We've spoken very few words to one another. But my other 2 sisters, for years and years, we were close. Especially my middle sister and I.

I haven't seen my middle sister in 10 1/2 years. I miss her terribly! We went from seeing each other at least once a day, to not at all. Family problems came between us. And my youngest sister, it's been years. I don't know what happened there.

But I have this hole in my heart. I miss my sisters. I want them in my life. I want to share my life with them. I want to just sit and talk. To share a meal. To catch up. To hug them. And tell them both, just how much, they mean to me. I miss my sisters, with all of my heart! I'll NEVER stop loving them. Not ever! ♥

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Daisy Blanket

Now that Matilda is here, I wanted to share something with you. The blanket I made her. The only difference is, I made it pink and green. Instead of the yellow and green, that the pattern asks for.

This is one my new favorite patterns! And I just love how it worked up. My only regret is, I forgot to get a picture of the blanket I made. This is such a fun pattern. And one that I'd definitely suggest. ♥

Monday, November 21, 2011

Softee Baby Crochet Blanket

I just got a call from Linda. She is so happy with the blanket, that I made Gabi. I whipped it up, before I left. This blanket. All soft and delicate. The perfect pattern! In a soft shade of lilac. Yes, it was gorgeous!

Linda called to tell me, they that they took Gabi's pictures today. And she laid on her new blankie. That makes me so happy! I just LOVE making things for my Goddaughters. Knowing that they love and enjoy them. So much! It makes my heart swell with love. I'm very blessed, to have these sweet girls, in my life!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mittens and Scarf

It's super chilly out! And I'm counting down the days, until we get some snow. I just LOVE snow! And playing in the snow. Bundling up is so much fun. And it got me thinking, I need a new pattern. How about this pattern from Bernat? Softee Chunky Mittens and Scarf.

I'm also thinking, this could be a GREAT treasure to add, to my Mom and I's stash. Because we're going to be selling, at our Church's Christmas Craft Fair. In 2 weeks! I guess I should get started then. :O) But honestly, I'm LOVING this scarf! ♥

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lacy Set and Esmeralda

Recently, I got to spend some much needed time, with my Goddaughter. Esmeralda. What a beauty she is! Her mommy and daddy always dress her in beautiful shades of green. Which make her gorgeous black hair, look amazing! And I've made her lots of pretty crochet things. In every type of green yarn that I can find!

After seeing this cute dress, that Amelia had dressed Esmeralda in, I knew that I had to make her a cute sweater set. Yes, this one! In a pretty, soft, and white yarn. Beautiful!

Before I left, I got to see Esmeralda, all dressed up. She looked like a little angel. I just wish, that I could spend more time with her. I didn't get enough baby cuddling, cooing, and love. Nope! This Nana, is going to have to go home, to visit this sweet angel. I already miss her. And it's only been hours since I last seen my sweet Esmeralda. ♥

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Kate's Style

Don't you just LOVE Kate Middleton's style? I know I do! And whenever a picture pops up, she looks amazing. Simply amazing! Whether it's couture fashion, or something from a mainstream store.

Like this red coat. Which I'm in LOVE with! Hello! It's is just so ladylike. Classic. And gorgeous. The red color, is so rich and gorgeous! I'm going to be on the hunt for something similar. ♥

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Chicken Fettuccine Carbonara

So the other day, My Guy and I went out to dinner. We decided on Applebee's. A little unusual for us. But it was a great choice! I was craving some pasta. And I decided to try out this new dish...

Doesn't it look yummy? Well, it was! And there was a ton of food. Maybe we should have skipped the appetizer and dessert. But it was so good! Everything was cooked perfectly. I even got this guy to try it out. He's already asking me to try and make it at home. I hope that Applebee's keeps this on the menu! ♥

Friday, November 4, 2011

Red Fridays and a Scarf

Have you ever heard about Red Fridays? It's something that My Guy and I have been supporters of. My Guy works closely with the military. And I've had many family members, that have served in the military. Red Fridays are something that we hold close to our hearts. Yes, we're always praying for our military.

I was talking to My Guy the other day. And I was telling him how I wanted to do something. For the families. I know that I wear red every single Friday. But I wanted to show my love, support, and patriotism. Then it hit me. I could make some scarves. For the spouses, that are waiting at home.

I wanted to make something. Something that felt personal. And made with love. So I started my hunt. And I found this pattern. By Bernat. Appropriately named, Red Friday Scarf. I'm on a mission, to make as many as possible. If you'd like to help, send me an e-mail, or leave me a comment.

Why is this cause so close to my heart? Like I said, I come from a military family. 2 of my brothers were in the military, I have 2 cousins now serving, my grandpa served, and many, many of my uncles were in the military. Our family has watched our loved ones go off to war. We've unfortunately lost some loved ones. And also celebrated others, after they retired from the military. Not to mention friends of mine. I still don't know how Jelly did it all those years. Or how Cassie still does it.

But I'm very proud of my country. Of our military. And if this little gesture, can help even one person, it is well worth it! Like I said, if you are interested in helping, let me know. I think we can make a big difference. My entire life, I've lived near Military Bases. And I know that these people, sacrifice so much for us. Every single day of the year! It's time to give something back!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Simple Fall Craft

Do you just put in random words, in Google search? Sometimes, I do! I have an idea of what I want. But I can't find it. So I Google random things. And this week, it worked out. Really well! I came across this picture.

I am sorta bummed though. I can't find the source. No, I don't need a tutorial for this cute craft. Nope! But I was hoping to stumble on some amazing blog. Ugh! Well, at least I have a new idea. And I'm going to get started. I need to go find me some branches. Happy Wednesday!