Friday, April 6, 2012

moving house.

it's been almost six months since my last post. that's quite a chunk of time, no? i've missed you. and: i'm back.

we'll be making a move, though. follow me over to peepholes on grace! i'll see you there. :) xo and (as always) thanks for your presence here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

all things bright and beautiful.

 i now have a camera that fits in my pocket. my world is revolutionized.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men's hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." ecclesiastes 3:11, amp

Saturday, October 1, 2011

just for fun.

today i toyed with the idea of posting every day in october (for 31 days). then i wondered, why not post just to post? i haven't done that in a while.

so here i am. things going on here right now:

::amazing fall weather in the 60's...that's a good twenty degrees below where our thermometer has been the past few weeks. gorgeousness.

::finishing up some personal projects and brainstorming (and beginning to create) a stock for etsy...and loving the three huge spools of cotton thread sitting on my desk in apricot, white, and antique.

::i made pumpkin bars yesterday. yum. (i doubled the icing. very-much recommended.)

::a(nother) job interview which threw an unexpected kink in the middle of my week. apparently God isn't done teaching me about depending on Him. as if He ever will. heh. (thank goodness?)

::i hooped today for the first time in about a month. that combined with the weather was a wicked tonic. (i.e. very good.) and i got to use my new hoop, which is a featherweight (and small - 24") compared to my first (that link isn't to my exact hoop, which has now sold out. but it's the same size/weight). talk about a learning curve. talk about fun. :)

::i'm off to iron freshly pre-washed fabric.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

::summer recap::

in the past few months, i...

::celebrated the fourth of july (1&2)...and labor day. (3)
::also celebrated three birthdays (julie, 4; caroline, 5; and kat! 21. umm...the numbers are their pictures, not their ages. :D)
::kind of didn't have a hurricane irene. (6)
::drank lots and lots of tea in september. (7)
::had some job interviews...and some jobs! (8)
::made art. (9, 10, and 11)
::went to the beach. several times! this was one of the highlights. i fell in love with the beach in summer - i haven't been in this season for years. (12 and 13)
::spent some time with miss josie. actually, she's at my feet right now. (14)
::took instax photos! must continue this. it's worth it. (15)
::spent time with a certain almost-two-year-old who always makes my day. (16)
::loved the kitchen. i made more than apple cake and ice cream (ice cream!) but this is what figures in the pictures. (17 and 18)
::hooped. a lot. except for this past month. i really miss it. (19)
::made things like cool pillows and repurposed cloth napkins and a quilt top (to be quilted in autumn). with a new sewing machine. made other things, too. (20 and 21)
::watched soul surfer. prepared to dislike. oh my. i was wrong. (not pictured.)
::read this book, which i've mentioned before but is worth mentioning again. (also not pictured.)
::and tonight, sent my parents off to the big city (or one of them near us, anyway) to be there when my brother gets married tomorrow. yes! you read that correctly. just thought i might mention it. ;) i'm so excited for them, and i get to be there for the bigger, traditional celebration in january.

those are some highlights of my summer. what are yours? xo.

(p.s. click to see the picture bigger if you like. :D)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

on the 29th blog day of summer...

...a few of my favorite fall things. (i know. two days early. so sue me. i've been holding off on this forEVER.)

  1. scarves. this is actually slightly amusing to me. i love to wear scarves, mix them into my outfits, dress up shirts, etc. this is one of my favorites (in the dusk color. the only one i have. i'm thinking maybe a new one this year?). thing is, every year by the time spring rolls around, i am sick. and. tired. of the things, and i swear off scarves. then autumn hints around 7 months later (so, we have  a long summer down here in the south) and i glance at those scarves and think why not and here i am in love again. scarves are a deliciously seasonal relationship for me and i love that. 
  2. i actually don't have any other fall things i'd planned to talk about. mostly i wanted to tell you about scarves. maybe we'll just leave it at that? (i mean, obviously i like the cooler weather, and the rainy days, and clogs, and warm drinks, etc. but that's obvious. not whimsical like the dynamics between me and scarves.)
what are your favorite fall things? xo and see you tomorrow for the last day of summer. and for once, the blog day and the seasonal day will actually line up. last one. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

photo walk. (summer, day 28)

a little over a week ago, she and i took a little jaunt through the woods together with a camera. (well, two actually, but my battery died and so we were stuck with her dslr. such a pity. [ahem.]) this was the most beautimous result. (photo of the purple berries and all photos of me by the lovely caroline. xo.)