It's been a while since I did some mini letters. I think it's time.
Dear Raelene (my exercise teacher & friend),
You are a fierce trainer. Your class is tough and I love it! You still have me in awe over your perfect form on everything. Will I ever get there? Maybe. I'm sad that we only have three more weeks of your course. I want more!
Thanks for working overtime for me this week. It's always good!
I'm glad to see that you have finally arrived. I love that my kids are happily playing outside in the water not freezing to death. I don't, however, love all those weeds in my yard.
It's hard for me to find motiviation when I am not a competitive person. You see, I feel off the band wagon this weekend and I've just hopped back on. I like it better on the wagon instead of off, but how to keep myself there? That is my question.
Dear 4th of July,
Really? Is it time for you already? Wow. Time is sure flying fast. And speaking of the 4th, I must apologize to Erin for not getting her tassel to her. I saw Teryn THREE times last week and never thought of it. So sorry.
Dear Crafting Self,
I'm feeling a project coming on and I'm excited to do it. Now, if the house work would just get out of the way!
You know that you have to get weeding in your yard sometime soon. I know you are still patting yourself on the back for the little bit of work you did last week, but you still have the whole side yard to do. You know, the worst of the yard. Don't forget, it's only three weeks until you host a bridal shower in that side yard. THREE WEEKS !
Me: "Jackie dearest, I have to embellish an apron to wear for work. I was thinking black and white houndstooth. What do you think, oh master fabric fanicifier?"
Jackie-dearest: "Yes, love houndstooth! And you should get this great bright green and pink floral fabric from Hobby Lobby. And I will serge you ruffles and cut waistbands and make you extra long ties."The fabric was fantastic, because she is so very clever. And she very generously serged ruffles and made ties with no effort at all.
I have no before pictures of the apron of course. Just imagine a very cheaply made, oddly narrow on top and too long full apron made of polyester goodness. We cut the apron in half, sewed a waistband with extra long ties that can tie in front or back, added the houndstooth and pink ruffle. Today I made a pocket and sewed it together. I think it's cute!
I had a mini photoshoot with my favorite 10 year old photographer because that's what us dorkey bloggers do. He kept telling me "Work it! Work it! Yess! That's great! Show off that apron! Woo-ooo!!" (He says, YOUR WELCOME MOM!) Here I show off the back tie option and how to akwardly use a pocket.
And the front tie version. (Maybe I should of changed out my favorite baggy lounge pants? Nah, too comfy!)
Check out her oldest daughter adorable room! I'm in love with the bold harlequin pattern on the walls, vintage bed and antique door. And the bedding, banner and well, everything in this room.
And what's a babies nursery without cute tissue paper pom poms. I don't think that I will ever get sick of these. You can make your own with these instructions or buy a DIY kit from many Etsy sellers such as this one and this one.
Monday, June 21st so come on over and get in on the fun!
I was on the Anthropologie site the other night looking at rugs and I found the rug that I have been looking for. Isn't it great? Now, if I just had a spare $900 laying around.
And this cute wallpaper which is very close to my fabric wall in my bedroom.
And I think this rug is fantastic and wish it came in a bigger size.