Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jackie's Wedding!

I went home last week to my parent's house in Pennsylvania for my best friend Jackie's wedding.  I have a few best friends, whom I love for different reasons.  Jackie is a forever caring and forgiving friend who's love has no boundaries.  We took our driving test together in high school, and got each other through college, so of course I had to fly home for her wedding this spring.

While I was home, my sister and mom threw me a wedding shower, too!  It was so great to see all of the people I love so much from home, and to spend lots of time with my parents and sister.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A History of Vintage Sewing Patterns

I'm a great lover of history and old vintage patterns, so when I saw this article about the history of paper patterns, I nearly keeled over with joy!
Great read.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

So, it's Mother's Day in the good ol' U. S. of A.!  Call your Ma, your Grandma, or any mother for that matter, and give them a great big "thank you!"

And when you're done with that, read this super cute set of interviews from Paste Magazine:

 Photo by Chrissy Piper.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday; 5/6

1.   What I love most about my home is      coming home to Jason and that cats .

2.  I'm excited because,    I'm going back to Pennsylvania next weekend for one of my oldest friend's wedding, then Oklahoma the following weekend (can you believe that?  I'm finally meeting Jason's family!) .

3.  My preferred method for blowing  off steam when I'm frustrated is     playing some music or picking up some knitting needles for some good old fashioned mindless knitting.

4.  Currently I am craving   a scone...or two...or ten  .

5.  The thing I love most about my mom is     how she is a humble artist.  It wasn't until last year when I planted my first garden that I realized how much of an art gardening truly was.  Gardening is modest, and it come from the most primal of needs -- needing to eat.  I find myself most admiring any art that is practical, first and foremost, lately .

6.  If I was going to write a book about my life, the title would be       "How to not let asthma ruin your life." Asthma attacks happen...but they don't have to make you boring. 

7.  If I were to eat one thing for the rest of eternity it would be       Eggplant Parmesan.  But it can only be made by me or someone in my family, because we've worked out all the quirks.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wedding Dress.

A lovely bit of detail to wet your whistle until August.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tandem bike!

Jason and I bought a tandem bike as our wedding gift to each other.  We thought it would be a great activity that we could do together, and add onto once we plan our family.  It's a little early, but we found a great deal on craigslist, so we couldn't turn it down.  So in the meantime, we've been getting some good use out of it!

Today we biked around our neighborhood for a half hour, followed by a spontaneous bikeride around Lake Monona.
All together we traveled about 9 miles and leisurely biked for two hours!  Not too shabby.

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