Wednesday, November 30, 2011

christmas cards

It's that time of year send out Christmas cards. Last year (if you remember) was my very first year sending out cards. I know it's sad, I still have a hard time remembering I'm an adult most days. Anywho, I wanted to keep up the tradition this year, even though we are in the middle of moving.  I needed something quick, simple & within our small budget (we are saving all our pennies, moving is darn expensive!) 

So this year I picked up some blank non-Christmasy cards that were on clearance at Target ($2 for a 10 pack) & decided to jazz them up a bit to use as our Christmas cards.  I used my tool of choice - Sharpies - & the rest is history...well once I sign & address all of them. 



I'm quite pleased with the outcome - plus, you really can't complain for $2 a pack.  I'm hoping to get a few family photos printed up to slip inside as well.  Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! I'm still a little bit stunned that tomorrow is the 1st of December!  hugs & cheek pecks, Meghan ♥

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

house hunting & Happy Thanksgiving!!

We just recently took a quick trip out to Boulder, CO to do a little house hunting before we make the move...because, well, having a place to live when we get there is pretty important! We found a place that is perfect for us & our sweet puglets & I couldn't be happier or more excited!! I have so many things to be thankful for on this particular Thanksgiving & this new adventure is definitely pretty high on the list. 

I was kinda sad to leave Boulder but I know we will be back soon enough!! Here are some instagram photos from our little trip...

I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving with their loved ones!!  We are about to hop in the car for a late night road trip down to spend Thanksgiving with our families. It will be the last visit before the move so it will definitely be bittersweet. hugs & cheek pecks, Meghan ♥

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

slightly obsessed...big chunky knits

In honor of our new adventure, I thought it would be fun to share one of my newest obsessions....big CHUNKY knitwear!! 

Colorado's winters are going to be quite a bit colder than what we are used to in Georgia, this just gives me the excuse to knit some chunky warm things for myself!  I have casted on a few projects lately, one being a simple, chunky, seed stitch scarf that isn't finished yet & the second being this hat! It was such a quick & fun project & I love the outcome (I will definitely be making more & some for gifts)! 

If you would like to knit your own hat, I found the pattern on Ravelry & it is called the Cordova hat by Jen LaCroix. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in Cobalt & followed the pattern directly. 

I also have compiled a list of super chunky knitting patterns for future projects & to get you slightly obsessed as well...

The first being this over the top Triple Play Scarf Pattern from Lion Brand. (*all patterns listed here from Lion Brand are free but you have to sign up for a free login to access the actual pattern

Maybe it's just me...but this crazy-plump scarf makes me actually drool a little bit!! I know I tend to get overly excited about knitted items, but how can you not be in love with this! Despite the questionable practicality of the piece, I would love nothing less than to wrap myself up with this knitted beast on a cold winter day & have a Christmas-movie-marathon-snuggle-fest on the couch...just sayin'.  (p.s. this pattern apparently calls for 20 balls of yarn & size 50 knitting needles....yikes!) But seriously...I need to make this. 

Here are some other drool-worthy patterns on my must-make list:

Thank you for indulging me in my plump knits obsession! & for the non-knitters out there that are interested in learning (& you totally should), Knitting is a great, free resource to get you started! 

Here are some other things I am slightly obsessed with...paint chip diysbicyclesvintage fansvintage alarm clockspolaroid cameras & heather grey! Happy Day!! ♥

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Friday, November 11, 2011

we're moving!!!

There's been some big changes & planning going on in our household lately!!!  These last few months have been so busy & have flown by so fast....we have decided to take the plunge & move cross-country to Boulder, Colorado!!! 

photo credit: Emily P. (my awesome sis in-law)

We are so very excited! It's still slightly overwhelming for the ultra-control-planning freak that I am because it feels like a million things still need to be done but I am taking it day by day & trying to enjoy every second of it!  I will be sad to leave my friends & family that live nearby but I can't wait to start this new amazing chapter in our lives!! Being an air force brat growing up, I got used to moving about every 4 years of my life. I have lived in Georgia now for over 13 I am about 9 years overdue for a move, :) I am definitely ready for the change & adventure!

My husband-extraordinaire will be pursuing his Ph.D (mr. smarty pants!) & me & the puglets will be along for the awesome ride!!  I will try to keep everyone updated during our journey on here. We don't have an exact departure date yet, but if everything goes as planned we will be leaving Georgia for colorful Colorado in the first part of December! (I'm kinda hoping for a white Christmas this year!)

I have a feeling 2012 will be the best year yet!! Can't wait to experience this new adventure!
hugs & cheek pecks.

P.S. I will have my shop closed down off & on throughout this process until we get all settled. 
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