Friday, March 22, 2013

West Virginia Fun!

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting my two most favorite people ever, Will and Amanda, out in their West Virginia home! I was almost a little too excited because I've not seen them in forever and Amanda always makes us crazy waffles for breakfast (this time she made us Cinnamon Sugar waffles, whaaaaaaaat!?). 

We woke up Saturday morning and were kind of lazing around. Amanda had to go outside for something and all the sudden I hear "oooooh" and the door shut. She yelled for Will and I to come look and when we did, we saw the cutest little raccoon on their doorstep!

I stole their instagram karma with this photo. But don't be fooled, they totally got better shots of the little dude!

After all that excitement, we ventured to the local Alamo Drafthouse to see Oz the Great and Powerful. Local, meaning, an hour and a half away (I can't say much, we don't really have any near me). And let me tell you, if you've never experienced one, you need to. It's kind of the best place ever!

Image taken from GeekyRant
Quick movie review: it wasn't as bad as all the reviews I'd read said. In fact, I really enjoyed the movie and some of the subtle things throughout (I kept noticing a ton of rainbows, for instance).

Honestly, though, the highlight of my weekend there was when we went hiking on Sunday. I'd kind of set out to try to find a pair of antlers for Nick, but wasn't dead-set on it. Figured if we saw some, that'd be awesome and I could surprise him.Our hike was pretty much done and we were just heading back to their house when I glanced down and noticed a very white branch. I stopped and kind of did a whole "Is that- I think it's- oh man!" Yep, totally spotted an entire skull with antlers still attached!!! 

It's a pretty small skull, and the right side is missing but whatever. This is seriously the best find (especially because I was just hoping for, you know, one antler). I can't wait to get it mounted and hung on our wall!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Etsy Photos

So I'm going to admit something: I'm not the best photographer nor do I have the best camera. I rely on friends to help me out with this sort of thing. I'm going to consider it my part in "giving back" or whatever....

Anyway, so for the newest listings, my good friend Sean Scheidt helped me with the photos and I couldn't be any happier with the results! He mostly does fashion photography but has been known to dabble in the world of product photography.

I really can't wait to work with him again and hopefully I'll have more to list and more items to have fun with on our next shoot!

Below are a few of the photos he took for me, if you'd not had a chance to take a look at the listings. And I mean, if you haven't, what are you waiting for?!

Also, don't forget to head over to Bossy Italian Wife to enter to win one of my knit dish towels!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Giveaway time!!

I'm so so excited to announce that my good friend, Billie of Bossy Italian Wife is doing a giveaway on her blog featuring my dish towels!

Head on over to her blog (linked above) to enter for a chance to win!

If you don't win, though, FEAR NOT! I've listed some more in my etsy!! If you aren't fond of the colors available, please reach out to me! I'd love to work with you on a piece that suits your needs!

(This was my big surprise, guys! Hope you're as excited about it as I am!!)

Friday, March 15, 2013

New Etsy Listings!

Good morning!! Just wanted to pop in to let you know about the new listings I just put up on my etsy! Head on over to check them out!

And stay tuned for a little surprise in the next day or two :)

Friday Photo(s)

When I was little, we found a kitten on the side of the road, covered in fleas and ticks and just sad and pathetic. After we cleaned him up and got him healthy, we were able to play with him more. One day we were out back and kicking around the wood chips from my mom's garden. The cat went up to sniff one and immediately jumped about 10 feet in the air. That's when we named him Spooky. He was a pretty great cat who let me hold him like a baby. He also loved to swing on our swing set with me (as shown above). 

Sidenote: I love the multiple ruffles going on in my outfit. Not only did I have shoulder ruffles but the skirt had like two layers of ruffly jeans. Oh man, early 90s, come back to me.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sneak Preview

Lately I've been working on some pretty basic items for my etsy shop and I'm so very excited to share them with you!

They're 100% cotton dish cloths and dish towels!

The cloths are 10 inches by 10 inches and the towels are 21 inches by 11 inches.

I've also got a little surprise coming up, but that'll have to wait until the weekend :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Funday

Just a few things I've been enjoying over the week:

Caged Turquoise Necklace from This Enchanted Pixie

Bilbo Cardigan (ravelry link)
Twinkle and Tweed Heel from Modcloth. I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding where the colors are blue and yellow. Our dresses are blue and these shoes would be the perfect match! 

I was recently exposed to PB2 and I'm obsessed. It's a healthier, reasonably priced alternative to regular old peanut butter. And it tastes JUST the same as regular pb! Oh and they make a chocolate peanut butter that I've not yet tried, but sounds amazing!