So I thought I’d give you some updates on what’s been going on around here behind the scenes – a little bonus look for you. :)
August has been a little bit crazy! (I think I say that every month.)
I have totally been on a sewing kick. Do you get in grooves with your crafting?
I love to do lots of things – but sometimes I get in a groove and I’m a little obsessive. Right now for me it’s sewing. I want to sew up my entire stash (that would be silly, then I’d have to buy a new stash, wait, hmmmm) and make all sorts of things. Bags, clothes, dishtowels, hoops for days – you name it!
I’ve made a cute new dress – I can’t wait to show you in our Sew Our Stash post at the end of the month! (How’s your sewing going??)
I am loving this Pattern Runway pattern for the Easy Kimono Dress. The dress goes together super fast and the sizing was spot-on. I didn’t have to make any wonky adjustments or taping. Which was good because I was lazy and didn’t make a muslin. ;)
(Also, washi tape for pattern piecing makes that whole boring process so much more fun don’t you think?)
We were in Arizona in July helping my sister move into her awesome new house. I had SO much fun. It was kind of insane week with everything we wanted to get done, but it was still a blast to help her get kind of settled and semi-decorated. I think my favorite thing we did was to change out her Dining Room light fixture. She’s going for a kind of an industrial farm look in there and this cool green colander looks sooo much better as a light fixture than the previous one.
It was really easy to do too with a pendant light kit from Lowe’s! We just slipped the end in through the large hole in the bottom of the colander and then Mr. F.T. in all his awesomeness rewired the thing.
We are also in full-on Back To School mode here! Jake is getting ready for his senior year (copious tears being shed in quiet so I don’t embarrass him or me) and Becka’s already trucking along at the CC. So we’re doing the whole school supply-clothes-shoes shopping thing. Which even at their age is a little crazy.
Especially since we don’t start for another week and Jake won’t get his list until for the first couple days, and by then all the stores look like they’ve been attacked by wolves and you’re lucky to find a pencil stub floating in the bottom of the cardboard display. Fun times.
Since we’re all getting ready for school I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway! I’ve teamed up with Roo from Neon Fresh (formerly Nice Girl Notes) who is, by the way, my favorite blog writer on the interwebs (seriously – she’s funny and awesome. Go. Follow.) and we are bringing you a giveaway from Famous Footwear!
If you are in the New York area, they have three new stores opening, in White Plains, Selden, and the Bronx. If you’re not in New York just check out their website and you can find the one closest to you! We’re giving away FOUR $50 gift cards! Woohooo! So back-to-school-shopping-for-shoes gets super easy. Or maybe momma-needs-new-boots-sorry-kid shopping. That’s ok too. Just enter below in the Rafflecopter box. Easy peasy!
(Giveaway is open to entries 18 years and older and residents of the US)
As a last note, I apologize for the excessive use of parenthesis in this post. (not really, I just felt like I should because wow. Lots.)