Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sending love your way...

Hope you had a swell Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

1.5 months ago...

I know, I know I'm really behind on posting! It's been a combination of things... 1. I no longer have my computer, so I've been having to share Joe's. Which isn't a problem, but he is often on it for school or checking Zags updates. 2. Since I've last posted I've been super busy with projects... helping with Tara's wedding, hosting a baby shower, handcrafting gifts for weddings, birthdays, Christmas & all the new babies that are on their way. All things I love doing, but now that I'm working 8-5,'s a little different from when I would be done with work at 10am. Although I still feel like I'm working on 20 different projects, for once I'm not pressed with a deadline. So I promise to write a little more... I have many pictures & projects to share with you!


< < Rewind. Christmas-time.

Joe & I went home for the holidays and spent Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's in Ohio. Of course it was great seeing my mom & brothers & sisters, but it was also nice to see all my aunts & cousins. It was a lot of fun and very relaxing. We played games, stayed up late, caught up on Greys, put together puzzles, did some antique shopping, and ate lots of food. Oddly enough I really didn't take that many pictures, but here are some of my favorites.

Fun with my brothers
{the hand on the chest is an inside joke}
a close up of Ryan...

...and his dog ~Silas. 

Melissa & my cousin, Trixy (who I've missed the passed 2 years I've come home)

Quentin & cousin, Bill

New Year's with ~most~ of the family.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

30 before Thirty

 {read a book} √

Ok, so the reason this is on my list, is not because I have never read a book before!! It's just that when I compiled my "30 before Thirty" list, I hadn't read a good book in a long time. I wanted to once again curl up with a cup of tea and read into the wee hours of the night... I really do love reading, but once I start a good book, it takes up every free minute I have...I get behind on house chores, crafts in progress come to a halt, and I've been know to get a little less sleep. Since I'm a little behind on my blogging, I have since read three books. I received some new books for Christmas, but I think next on my list is going to be Hunger Games.

visit a state I've never been to
run a 1/2 marathon in under 2 hours
cut hair (short or straight across bangs) 3/4/11
get Joe to organize his mail
take a cooking class
open up an etsy shop
get married ;)
refinish our dining room table
camp out in Yellowstone for a week
go fishing for a day
go skiing or snowboarding
make it to the coast 5/26/11
find the perfect pair of black boots
purchase a digital SLR 2/26/11
read a book
run a marathon
learn how to swim tread water
get Joe to try cream cheese
host a girls night
make a scrapbook for myself
learn how to sew... and sew something
take an exercise class with a friend
learn how to knit
s k y d i v e
put together a book of inspiration
make the perfect pot of chili
create a piece of jewelry
find the perfect letter E
throw myself a kickin' 30th birthday party