Sunday, January 31, 2010

:: i snowshoe ::

these cold winter days.
i like to bundle up.
and GET OUTSIDE!

the air is brisk and oh-so-fresh.

there's nothing quite like...

standing in the middle of snowy woods,
all sounds muffled by the fluffy snow piled high.
watching snowflakes fall all around us...

just me and my very best friend.

tromping through the woods together.

leaving love notes on our favorite trail.

it's so good for your soul. do yourself a favor.
grab someone you love...

and GET OUTSIDE!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

do you eat it?

this made me laugh...
i'm not too scared of germs or dirt, so i tend to eat it...

You Dropped Food on the Floor.

(via minordetails)

catching up: o christmas day.

christmas morning tree..

stockings!..

brando! aka uncle steve..

tim tams! ..
[is that an unfinished 'christmas' present half knitted behind me? why yes it is. did i still wrap it? you bet.]

he spoils me..

and he knows me so well. my favorite vintage pattern..

t-bomber. . [how we got from jake to t-bomber, you'll never know.]

our tree had grapevine growing it in. we thought that was neat-o. it stayed..

it was a very merry day.
we had our traditional christmas brunch. southern style. biscuits, grits [oops, i ran out], pork jowl, etc. we had a nice relaxing day playing with new toys and hanging out with family.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

catching up: o christmas eve.

[at least it's not february yet...]

christmas eve was full of goodness, as always...
...our first christmas eve at sweethome
...around a cozy fire
...hamburgers [+1 veggie burger]...latkes...milkshakes...gram's cobb salad w/ homemade dressing
...family from out of town [uncle steve! linc's nickname for brandon?!]
...happy little boys tearing open gifts
...grams & gramps
...corn hole for the mcgraths! those grimms are nifty...
...a lovely gift from japan...hiro!...yummy, yummy tea
...thrify crafty...my thrifted yellow cashmere cardi...an exquisite vintage turquoise china set...thrifted dresses i must show off very soon...my sister knows me so well!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

happy weekend!

You don't have a soul.
You are a soul.
You have a body.
C.S.Lewis

i love that soul in the reflection.
i'm missing that soul like crazy right now.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

raveling...

getting a bit more acquainted with the ravelry site.
so much inspiration to be found.
some day [very soon, i'm sure...] i will be making...




perhaps i should work on the mittens currently on my needles...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

thrifty crafty.

this year for christmas, the fam decided we would do thrifty crafty christmas. all gifts would be thrifted or handmade. j & i had andy & leeko this year. a couple of the handmade goods we...hand made:
branch necklace holder...

portable fly tying bench...

[so basically i held things while j did all the handiwork...
somebody has to assist.]

Friday, January 15, 2010

catching up: o sugar, sugar.

[i know it's practically valentines day, but i'm still catching up on my december photos. at least i had our christmas tree down the 1st week in jan...]
an essential part of christmasing: sugar cookies.
all my favorite cookie cutters are out...

the boys are sitting by the fire...

the girls are in the kitchen...

some only working when the camera comes out...

some look like they just got caught....

some working hard...or hardly working?

o sugar, sugar...

it's a sickness people. no matter how much my brain says just throw the sprinkles on there, the cookie will be devoured in a matter of seconds. my hands say no can do. the toothpick comes out. the sprinkles are placed with care and precision [just like meema]. and 2 1/2 hours later i have 3 dozen cookies ready to be devoured...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

twenty ten.

2010.
twenty ten.
o ten.
whatever you call it, this year i'd like to see...
more letter writing.

more knitting.

more garlands. [my latest obsession]

more outdoors.

more reading.

more thrifting.

more love notes.

Monday, January 4, 2010

catching up: o christmas tree.

it was a perfect winter day. fluffy snow was piled high.
i put on my pink puffy coat & we were off to find our tree.

a couple little munchkins showed up. i gave them lots of kisses.

some wonderful friends showed up also.
we helped each other find the perfect tree.
and laughed lots [we watched a couple try to shove a tree in their car].
seriously.

i had a good looking lumberjack help me.

timber!

the best part of the day...

was the handsome fella who held my hand as we wandered through the trees.