Monday, January 17, 2011

GOLDEN Weekend

This weekend, I was busy finishing up a few projects that have been in my "need to finish" pile for quite some time. I finished a skirt for Belle. I used Izzy & Ivy's Addie Jo Skirt Pattern. SO EASY! She wore it to church yesterday but managed to get it off so she could go sledding before I could snap a pic! So, when she gets home this afternoon, I'll throw it on her so I can show ya. I also finished up an apron I've been working on. Love it and all its vintagey, anthropologie-ness! Pics of that coming soon as well!
While it felt good to be busy, it felt even better to kick back and watch The Golden Globes...Red Carpet! I love all of the gowns, jewels and shoes! So quickly, here are my faves and winner...
Second Runner up for me was Natalie Portman (her little baby bump is so cute)
First Runner up for me was Donna Agron from Glee (Love the color, the bib necklace and her dark nails)
But my winner is Kyra Sedgwick! I love the bold mustard color with the gold and turquoise jewelry and underplayed hair. I thought she stood out in a sea of nudes, reds and greens.
Who was your Red Carpet Winner? Oh and has anyone seen Black Swan yet? I wanna see it! Have a golden Monday!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Good Deals Make Me Wanna Share!

I love me a good deal! I just had to share. I went shopping with a good friend of mine the other day. We were on a mission to find some yummy fabrics to make curtains for her new photography studio. With any shopping trip, stopping at Target is a must. Keep in mind, the nearest Target is about 1 1/2 hours away. I know, tragic! Anyway, we made a pit stop at the shoe section. OMG! The sales were crazy! I haven't bought a new pair of shoes since, well, never mind. Its been way too long. So, I might have went a bit crazy. I'll show ya a few...
I got these super cute rainboots for my Belle. LOVE! She lives in these things. Can't wait for this snow to melt so she can play in them. They were a little under $10. However, I just looked online and they are still $19.99...weird! Next, I got these for only $17.48 (originally $49.99)! I AM IN LOVE!
The zipper in the back is t.d.f!!!
Okay, so like I said, I LOVE a good deal. But I also LOVE to give a good deal. So, for the first 2 readers who comment below, they will get a free Izzy & Ivy Pattern! You can choose between the Nicole Arm Bag or the Petunia Bag!
These patterns are too fun! Have a fabulous weekend! Morgan

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One Word 2011

I've been inspired by this post and this post to choose one word for the year 2011. It is a word for me. Not for my family or friends but for me. A word that I can focus on in my life. A word to go back to when I need it. It didn't take me long to choose the word...TRUST. Why? Well, I'll try to explain it but in case you haven't noticed...I'm not the best at putting things into words (one reason I decided to blog was to get better at this...anytime that better part wants to kick in would be great!) So, here goes...This year I aim for peace in as many aspects in my life as possible and know that I can only find this through Jesus. I have a strong desire to draw closer to Him and know that through TRUSTing Him and being close to Him, I can find peace. Peace in so many ways. Instead of trying to do things my way, I am choosing to TRUST His way, His will! For those of you that know me, you know that I tend to like things done my way. So, I am looking forward to leaving things to God and TRUSTing that I will find peace with His decisions for me. He knows what is best for my life, why do I tend to fight it if it doesn't seem to be in my plan? So, TRUST with in my spiritual walk with God. TRUST that change is good as I have a feeling 2011 will be bringing many changes to my life. TRUSTing myself that I am bringing my babies up the best way that I know how. TRUSTing my husband with all my heart. TRUSTing that its okay for relationships to change but still be maintained. TRUSTing that forgiveness is the only path to freedom from hurt. TRUST!
This verse has been one of my favorites and was a big part in my decision to make TRUST my word for 2011:
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:8 )
I hope this challenges you to choose a word for your 2011. It sure does make you think! Leave me a comment and let me know what word you decide on and why. I would love to hear what you have chosen!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Just got in a few bolts from Adornit's new line, Vintage Groove. I love the dots! I also love gray, yellow and red together! Check them out:
Need a couple yards? Visit my shop to get yours!