What (re)started it all.


It started sometime last year with an idea – a desire to do something different, something with my hands. So I picked up a free (incredibly geeky) pattern online, some hand-me-down materials my mom had sent home with me at some point, and just… 

Started stitching. 

And I haven’t really stopped.



How fun is the frame I found at Hobby Lobby for this old school Nintendo controller? It hangs over my newfangled electronics at home. 

I know I haven’t exactly been faithful to this little blog, but I’ve been a bit busy (Haven’t we all?). My idea is to catch you up on some of the crafty stuff I’ve done and show you what I’m working on. Talk about what’s going on in my life a little. No promises. I’m clearly not very good at them.


The halls are decked!


I had my annual-ish “friendsgiving” party on Sunday night! Everyone comes over, eats lots of Thanksgiving-type food, and helps me decorate my house. Always a good time. Here’s a glimpse of Christmas at my house:

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I made this fantastic wreath using this tutorial. Cute, right? And it only cost about $7 to make and took about 30 minutes!

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Stockings, Christmas village, tree! I put up significantly fewer village pieces this year than I usually do. Trying to scale back, you know.

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And here’s my Nativity and my Star Wars Advent calendar! Woo! (Yes, Jesus is already in the Nativity scene – He’s stuck in with double-sided foam tape.)

Just a peek. 🙂 What’s your favorite part of Holiday decorating?

My favorite things all week.


So… Yesterday I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. In 3D. I liked it. Didn’t love it. Half-Blood Prince remains my #1 favorite Harry Potter movie of all time. So of course there’s some HP hype in this list…

  • Rachel writes about how some of the dialogue in HP 7:2 should probably go. Probably the funniest Deathly Hallows 2 blog post I’ve read yet. (Neal and Rachel’s Wisconsin Adventures)
  • Also HP related, Malfoy Swaggered like a boss. (@Lord_Voldemort7)
  • A post about “WWII’s Badass Female Tattoo Artist” Jessie Knight. LOVE the photos! (Jezebel)
  • Yarn Bombing! What cool photos and… how do people even do this? (Apartment Therapy)

And, I leave you with two videos.

  • This is the new ad for our local Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The ad features local people, and I really like how it turned out.
Komen NELA Race for the Cure–September24, 2011


  • The second video is just ridiculous and hilarious. Enjoy!
She loves sponges. Really.