Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Black & White Wednesday

Last weekend my boyfriend Trevor came to visit!

His flight got in really late and then we were up even later driving to the lake where my family was camping.

Saturday morning we woke up and made some breakfast and then packed up the boat and headed to the lake. The weather was really nice all weekend. The lake was a little rough though so we headed to a little cove and found a nice beach to have lunch on.

When we got back from the lake we decided to go explore on our bikes. The only problem... we didn't want to ride uphill. So we loaded the bicycles in the back of my dads truck and he drove us a couple miles up a windy road. The area we went camping at is really pretty. I just love all the trees and lots of flowers were blooming on the side of the road. I stopped many times on my bike ride to take pictures :)

I won't see Trevor again for a few more weeks when we go on another camping trip :(

I'm so excited for the camping trip though!

Happy Wednesday!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sewing Project #2

My mom is going to a wedding shower this weekend and we decided to make these easy cute kitchen towels for part of our gift. 

Home-made gifts are so much better anyways! :)

I plan on making a lot more of these because they were so easy and fun to make! 

In the near future, I will post a tutorial on how to make them, but for now I'll just share some pictures!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Guess who's coming to visit this weekend!

So excited! 

We've got a fun weekend of camping and boating planned with the family!

Five years ago today Trevor asked me to be his girlfriend! Best decision I've ever made!
I love you so much Trevor! Thank you for putting up with me and being so good to me!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sewing Project #1

 A couple months back I went to a huge sale at Johanna's and purchased some sewing patterns. I didn't realize until I opened the pattern's how complicated this was going to be. I am never buying the McCall's brand again! Thank goodness I had my awesome talented mommy to help me!

In high school I took a sewing class but we never really learned how to follow a pattern and all the sewing lingo. I'm not wondering what I did learn in that class... lol

I've come to realize that the only real way to learn this skill is to practice!


 After I finished this strenuous project I felt very accomplished! I am very happy with the outcome! 
From now on though, I'm gonna stick to some simpler projects. 

 The inside is lined with the printed fabric. 

 It's hard to tell from the picture, but the part in between the straps is actually a pocket.


Project #2 Coming soon!