Monthly Archives: May 2012

Enjoying an open-air house

So, we’re thinking about having an open-air concept house…OK. Not really. But we’ve been enjoying it while working on putting in our new sliding glass door… Continue reading

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Weekend fun on the water

Saturday, we rode the jet skis and went tubing with Wayne and Laura’s boat. We were out on the water for about six hours. The next day, we realized we didn’t plan well. We were all sunburned and sore, and we had the Warrior Dash to get through (see this post for details about the Warrior Dash)…

We even took Newton out on the skis with us. He has his own little life jacket and a pair of “doggles”, and he rides in front of one of us on the seat. He likes riding fast the best. Fear of the water used to be something that we could never quite shake him of, but now, he loves the water. Continue reading

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Raffle Winner and Warrior Dash Recap

Without further ado, let me announce the winner of the raffle. Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and/or donated money to St. Jude! Your generosity will go a long way toward helping to save lives. There were 21 raffle entries. I assigned numbers based on order of entry. The winner, chosen by random number generator is…

We hit mud right away, and some people next to me were somersaulting into the mud puddles and splashing everyone with mud. My shoes immediately soaked up the mud. They started to pull off every time I took a step in the mud, and we were less than a half mile into the race. At one point, I couldn’t get out of the deepest part of the mud, and a girl was kind enough to pull me up to the more solid part of the trail… Continue reading

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Wicked wasps, meet the Wasp Warrior

As you know, I am running in the Warrior Dash this Sunday. In preparation, I have been working on a costume.

Last year I suggested the possibility of making a bee/wasp inspired outfit (You can read the post if you would like to know the back story). So, I decided to channel my worst fear/enemy when creating my costume for the Warrior Dash. My friends, I am a Wasp Warrior! Continue reading

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Through My Lens

I thought I’d share what I do when I’m not working, cooking, gardening or sewing. Yep, it’s official, I’ve picked up another hobby: photography. Here are a few shots from this weekend. Continue reading

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Talking with Turtles 60s Mod Dress

This project is in honor of my turtle friend that I made last weekend (more details later in the post, if you’re interested)…I used McCalls 2390 (one of the patterns from the free batch I received) from the 1960s, a vintage thrifted double-knit and buttons from G Street Fabrics…The total cost for the dress was about $4.

I altered the neckline, added a bit of width to the hips, and shortened the hemline. Continue reading

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Floral wrap button back dress

I made this dress a couple of weeks ago, but neglected to share it…The dress was made with a cotton floral that was gifted to me by a friend (Thanks, Jan! :)) I used a pattern from the lot that I picked up for free through Craigslist, Simplicity 8827. So, the dress was essentially cost free, except for the thread. Man, I love it when that happens! Continue reading

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Daydreamer Dress Raffle for St. Jude

I mentioned a few months back that I was planning to do the Warrior Dash in May. I officially signed up for the race a couple of weeks ago, and I’m so excited that my husband will be doing it with me, along with my sister-in-law and her husband.

I also signed up to be a St. Jude Warrior. So, in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, I have planned a couple of raffles for this month…You are, of course, welcome to donate any amount to St. Jude without entering the raffle. Please follow this link if you would like to help.

The first raffle is for this fun and flirty sundress.

(Entry details at the bottom of the post) Continue reading

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