Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday's Manicure

Hello my pretties!

Today's mani is brought to you by Nars and the color Disco Inferno.

This color is so cool! Its a holographic color.
You look at it one way and it's green, another way and its gray or purple.
Sometimes it is blue.
It took about 4 coats to get the opacity that I like,
but it lasted well. And it actually goes with more than you might think. 

Hope you are enjoying your week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Wrap-Up

Hello, my lovelies!
So glad your here!

I thought that I would give you a run down on a really fun and busy weekend!

As always, Friday kicks off the weekend.
I met "The Bride" (my girl) and we went over our 
design idea for "the big project"! Then it was on to 
Home Depot to get supplies and have the wood cut.
Those guys are so helpful!

We picked her colors and had the paint mixed. We then took all
of the supplies back to the house to get ready for a full Saturday.

Early Saturday morning we headed to the wedding venue to go over the
itinerary and make sure we have everything organized and ready to go
as far as the rentals, DJ, bar etc.
This picture was taken from the garage... It was the kind of day
that we are praying for on the 24th of November.

Then back to the house to work on "The Project".
We worked until 10:00pm but it all turned out perfectly!
I was amazed! I am dying to share the whole thing with 
you .... but I promised I wouldn't. I will 
later though. :)  
It's so CUTE! 

Sunday morning hubby and I made a unanimous decision to stay home from church.
I was gone all last weekend and he still had a lot of work left to do on a contract. 
So I got the Chemex out and made a pot. During the week we use the 
Keurig, but the weekends are perfect for the pour over! 
LOVE it!

I also did all the updates on my computer. I put it off as long as I 
could and just couldn't put it off any more. I hate doing them.
It takes forever and then there are always changes and things to 
be re-learned. UGH! 
Am I the only one that hates the updates? 

Sunday afternoon included a little bit of gardening. 
Fall really is like a second Spring here. 
The roses are coming back, the winter grass is coming in....

and everything is blooming! 

The weekend ended at Tutti Santi for a lovely
birthday dinner! I love this place. 

I have a few things to share this week, so come back and check in! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday's Manicure

I'm loving this gray with purple glitter number from Butter. 
No More Waity Katie.
So fun! Long wearing and such a pretty color. 
This is 3 coats with a top coat.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Simply Crochet

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no 
one ever becomes a master"
Ernest Hemingway

When I came across that quote, I knew I had to use it. It is so true!
We are all just on a journey, trying to hone our craft along the way.

I hope you have a crafty weekend. I'll see you on the other side.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday's Manicure

Hi ya, Gorgeous!
Glad your here!

Today's manincure is brought to you by Essies's Spin The Bottle. 
How about that? A nude called Spin The Bottle!  Har har har har!
These nail people crack me up! 
I have to tell you that I love to wear a pretty nude and this is one
of my all time favorites. The perfect shade. Not to pink, not to pale,
not to beige. Just right! 
This is two coats with a top coat. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fresh-Cut Friday October

Hello my friends!
I'm so glad you are here.

I don't know about you, but I am also glad that October is here. 

Fall just sort of lends itself to books and tea. 
Don't you think?

Are you reading anything?
I'm currently reading Three by Ted Dekker. 

Like my little silver tray? 
Bought that at Goodwill for $3.99.
It still had the Dillard's tag on it. 

We really don't have fall here in Phoenix. It really is more like 
a second spring. It is a whole new blooming season.

The sweet little teapot was a gift to me from my daughter from her trip to
Boston, years ago. 

I'm down right tickled that you joined me for Fresh-Cut Friday!

I can't wait to see your posts!

I'll be joining:

Sherry for Home Sweet Home
Cindy for Show and Tell
Courtney for Feather Your Nest

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Yay! October!

What about you?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday's Manicure

Today's manicure is brought to you
by Essie's Penny Talk

A lovely transitional fall color. I love this color. I wear a lot of rose gold and this polish 
looks great with it.  This is a nice thick formula that only took 2 coats. 
Of course I always add a top coat.

I know that we are barely under 100 here... but are you wearing your fall colors yet?

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Little Remembrance Gift

Hey there! 
Glad your here! :)

Today I'm showing you a little project that I made for my friend Laura of Decor to Adore.

If you read her blog then you know she is in the process 
of moving.  SO! she had a little Texodus party. You can read more about that here.

I wanted to give her a little remember-me gift. So I made her a sunglass case. 

This is another one of my wing it patterns. I just double crocheted into the back row. 
This is about 12 rows. I used my own sunglasses to fit. 

Folding it into a little more the thirds I stitched the sides together and added a single crochet 
to the edge so that it would look finished.  I then double crocheted the ruffle, added a button and a  chain stitch loop for the button hole.

And Voi-la! 

From this side.
And that side.

I stuffed it with a couple of items that will remind her of Arizona and me. :) 
Laura doesn't typically wear nail polish, so I gave her one of my favorite pale barely there pinks
from Essie and my all time favorite top coat ('cuz I'm a nail freak) 
I also gave her a gift card to In-n-Out Burger. I was thinking that there were no In-N-Outs in
Texas.... turns out, I was wrong.... Oh well! It happens.  :)
It's still the best darn cheese burger and chocolate shakes in fast food. 

I'll be sharing at these parties:
Cindy for Amaze Me Monday
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday
Abby for Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Angel for Wake up Wednesday
Marci for Tuesdays With A Twist
Brenda for Tweak It Tuesday
Kathy for A Return To Loveliness
Sherry for Home Sweet Home
Cindy for Show and Tell
Courtney for Feather Your Nest
Jann for Share Your Cup