Monday, February 28, 2011

Shabby Apple

I like the new South Pacific collection at Shabby Apple.  Especially since I am a musical dork and so I keep singing along to every dress name . . . Bali Ha'i' . . . Nothing Like a Dame!

Anyway . . . here is my favorite dress.
Bali Ha'i'

Thursday, February 24, 2011


You know I am a true Portlander because of my love of fleece and hoodies.  They really are some of the most unfashionable items, but I love them.  Anyway, I discovered through Kendi some actually stylish hoodies!  Adorable.
Button Down Hoodie in Picnic Plaid
Oversized Hood Sweatshirt with Fabric Detail

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Update on 27 in 2011

So I haven't yet provided any updates on my 27 in 2011, so just thought I would share!

  1. top secret - working on it
  2. take banjo lessons (or start again) - haven't started
  3. rock climb at least once a month - haven't started
  4. run with Char at least once a week - done once (aka not doing so well)
  5. try at least 2 new recipes a month - this was a typo, it was supposed to be a month and so far I have been doing just that.  Two a month (pics below)
  6. floss daily - doing pretty well, flossing most days
  7. get pictures organized (finish printing 2009, wedding photos, create photo books, etc.) - kinda
  8. read 6 books - not doing so well
  9. lose XX lbs. (and keep 'em off!) - I don't think anyone needs to know this number! - no comment
  10. clean out my closet & back closet - no comment again
  11. learn to crochet and make cowl - done (see pics below)
  12. learn to make pasta
  13. learn to knit and make stirrup socks
  14. paint some furniture (the china cabinet, and redo the red table)
  15. re-learn to use my SLR camera
  16. develop a better understanding of my finances & create a budget
  17. pay off 2 debts - working on it
  18. learn to do my eye makeup
  19. try at least two new sewing projects a month
  20. go someplace with snow- may have to wait to the end of the year for this one
  21. organize my fabric and sewing supplies - almost finished
  22. update my wine file and keep it up to date
  23. get a massage
  24. get my files in order and keep them organized
  25. take vitamins daily - doing very well and keeping up
  26. get Rhubarb Baby off the ground (I'll talk more about this later)
  27. get a new blog up and going and post at least once a week - DONE! (at least partially)
So all in all I don't think I am doing great, so I think I need to keep it moving.  Here is some pics of what I have done.
Sewing project #1 January: fabric boxes for my brothers girlfriend who is a hairdresser.
Sewing Project #2 January: squeeky bone for my puppy
Learn to crochet and make cowl:

I also made a hat for Marsh and a ton of fingerless gloves, some for me and some for a friend.

Two new recipes in January: New recipe for cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole
Two new recipes February: For valentines dinner we made filet au poivre and au gratin potatoes

So there is my little update.

Cool ring

This ring is neat.
Curved Triangle Ring

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I actually won.

I love entering giveaways online and on blogs . . . plus it is so much fun when you actually win.  And I won two giveaways this week!  One on Noodlehead and the other on Sew, Mama, Sew!

Yay for me!

Lovely Dress

I want this dress!
Fuchsia Infusion Dress
And I look great in this color.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sweet Little Dress

I really like this sweet little dress.
Silk Bubble Print Drawstring Dress
I must admit that I would never wear it without tights or leggings . . . I think it would be WAY to short for me (I am almost 6 feet tall!) . . . anyway, still very cute.

I won!

My husband never wants to watch movies . . . I mean never!  I am not sure how, but I actually convinced him to watch a movie with me this weekend and it was AMAZING.  We watched Inception.  I thought it was really good . . . kinda Matrixy without the "powers" or whatever you want to call them.  Do you think they are going to make a sequel?  Kinda seemed like it.  But it was fun, the two five of us on the new couches together.  (five being hubby, me, the dog and two cats . . . yes everyone wanted to snuggle!
So, I am calling it a win for me!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fashion Friday

I covet . . . a lot.  And I liked my little post on fashion inspiration last Friday . . . so, here is another one.  Don't be surprised if you see similar faces (and clothing!).
Kendi Everyday
Love Ramsey
Love Ramsey
What Would a Nerd Wear
Notice that you are still seeing the blue buffalo print shirt??  That's cuz I still love it.  But want to know the exciting news?  It seemed to be sold out at JCrew, but then as I was browsing through the clearance section and guess what?  There is was!  And in my size no less.  So . . . I bought it and it is coming to live with me very soon!  There are a few left in very limited sizes if you need one too!  Buffalo Shirt.

Also all the boots and colored tights!  And I love the red stripes and red and blue button up, SO adorable . . . I think it is my new favorite outfit, although this one is still up there.  Which reminds me, I need to buy those jeans, actually I just need to go shopping. 

On a side note, do you have to have an unusual name to be super cute and fashionable?? Kendi, Ramsey, Sydney, Tania??  Adorable.

Kitchen Gadget

These seem like a really neat little kitchen gadget!
Pinch + Pour Silicone Prep Bowls

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Whipping Post

These might be the coolest guitar bags ever!  Not that many of you (or myself either) go shopping often for guitar bags. Although $800+ for a bag might be a bit excessive. 
Arizona Arena

Georgia Brown

Mojave Sand
Maybe someday I can get one for the hubby.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I have been a bit in love with plaid lately.  I bought a couple scraps of plaid wool at Pendleton the last time I was in Portland, although I have yet to create anything from them.  I promise to share when that time comes.  I also bought these boots right after Christmas . . . and I love them!

Anyway . . . here is another plaid item I would love to own.  So cute, huh?
Madras Camp Shirt Dress

I also like this shirt (although not as much as the dress)
Madras Check Shirt

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Steven Alan

These pants are pretty.  And I would like them.  But they are not yet on sale.
Mercer Pant

Monday, February 14, 2011

More stripes.

How adorable is this dress?
Beach-Bound Beauty Dress
It looks as comfy as it does adorable.

Striped Sweater

Stripes are definitely in right now, so maybe I should get this sweater?
Striped Cardigan
I liked it so much I sent a pic to my hubby asking if I should get it? (I didn't get it, I am going to wait ::eeek:: for a deal)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fashion inspiration

I have been falling in love with a few outfits lately, and have gotten some shopping inspiration.  Here are a few favs at the moment:
Kendi Everyday
What would a nerd wear
Kendi Everyday
Urban Weeds
What I Wore
The Joy of Living

So what is it that I want to buy?
1. Buffalo plaid button-down shirt (3 pics of it . . . want it a LOT)
2. Mustard yellow sweater
3. Striped shirt
4. Brown knee high boots
5. Trouser Jeans
6. Chunky scarf and hat (although I think I can make this)

And look at all the different ways I can restyle these same pieces!  Not that I am big into restyling thing, but maybe this is a good excuse for the hubby!

I have even fell in love with some fashions for the boy!  I FINALLY convinced him to get a Newsie hat (by giving it to him for his birthday!) . . . and he actually loves it.  Now I really want to get him a vest (and maybe that hat too).
100 Layer Cake

The perfect shoe

I believe I have found the perfect shoe!  Except it is not perfect, it is $250!! 
It still might be perfect!  I want it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I love color

I love color . . . someday I will take a picture of my kitchen cupboard, closet, living room to prove it!  So this necklace fits right in.
Gum Drop Necklace