Wednesday, December 28, 2011

the camera purse update


camera bag update
So THIS is definitely one of the more popular posts that gets visited on this space of mine everyday. And I suppose for good reason, this camera purse has been a lifesaver for a year now! I've had quite a few people email me and ask for help in making theirs.. and most of the confusion seemed to come from not seeing the inserts out of the purse. So i thought i should make it a little more thorough and add a few new pictures to the post.
To see the full instructions, head on over to the original post.

p.s. This has held up surprisingly well.. i've been using it for exactly a year now. I use it daily and have also taken it on MANY trips and its still in great condition.. no wear on the padding, no tears or anything. easily one of the most useful and fun projects i've done!

camera bag update
camera bag update
camera bag update
camera bag update

Friday, December 23, 2011

one last advent date..

We put a starbucks giftcard to good use and decided on one last advent calendar date for the season. I had already had coffee so I got a peppermint hot chocolate which pretty much tastes like a melted peppermint patty.. not bad! I was also hoping for a cakepop but they were sold out!
Farewell advent calendar activities.. till next year!
one last..
one last..
one last..
one last..
one last..
one last..

--Merry Christmas eve!--

Thursday, December 22, 2011

peanut butter kiss cookies

peanut butter kiss cookies

I'm pretty sure you don't need another baked good recipe at this point in the season but these are one of my favorite sweets in the entire world and they happen to be easier than the rest too. So I'm giving it you to anyway.
There has been no shortage of sweets in our house these days.. and cinnamon rolls, cake pops, marshmallows, toffee and dulce de leche are still on the agenda before the weekend. Maybe it'll all balance out with the amount of brussel sprouts we're eating! (maybe?)

peanut butter kiss cookies

Peanut butter kiss cookies

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (i used half brown, half white)
1 egg
about 18 kisses

Combine peanut butter, sugar and egg.
Shape into 1" balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Press a kiss into the center of each cookie until edges crinkle.

I told you! So ridiculously easy..

p.s. josh decided to join the cookie photo shoot. nice pose!
peanut butter kiss cookies

Monday, December 19, 2011

christmas everywhere.

christmas time
christmas time

christmas time
christmas time
christmas time
christmas time
christmas time
christmas time
christmas time
christmas time


And we're less than a week away now! I hope your days are full of tons of christmasy activities this week.. I know ours is packed to the brim.
p.s. isn't peacock lane magical?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Library totes now available!

library tote
library tote
library tote
library tote
library tote

I've added a tote bag to my shop! These babies are adorable and heavy duty. Definitely my new favorite carry-all! I currently have the 4 prints you see above listed and more colors will be added in the near future. I've been obsessed over chevron prints so it was only a matter of time before something chevron made it to the shop.

Check them out here

p.s. I'm working on adding a few more accessories, and a few new dress designs to the shop before the new year.

Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY Terrarium ornaments


Hello! I just want to pop in real quick to let you know that I'm guest posting over on the lovely Sunshine and Carousels blog. I was so happy to be able to contribute to the Making Christmas series. I made the easiest ever terrarium ornament. Last minute gift idea? I think so! Take a peek!

diy
diy

Saturday, December 10, 2011

sunny winter days

We've been pretty spoiled for the past couple weeks with perfect weather. Blue skies, sun and freezing cold temperatures. It makes for some amazing walks around the neighborhood with this cute husband of mine.
We've been trying to take plenty of pictures this season, since it seems to fly by so quickly. But somehow they quickly turn into floating jump pictures..
winter walk
winter walk
winter walk
winter walk
winter walk
p.s. these shoes are my favorite thrift find this year. sometimes goodwill has a gem!
winter walk
hope you're weekend is relaxing!

Monday, December 5, 2011

crazy week ahead!

Hello! It's been a whirl wind of fabric and post office trips around here trying to get all of the Christmas orders out. I thought these dresses looked pretty hanging next to each other so I snapped some photos before I finished and sent them on their way. I'm aiming to be completely caught up by Thursday then it's a (much needed) 3 day weekend for me..!
colors
colors
colors
colors


Hope you're week is lovely!

Friday, December 2, 2011

a favorite tradition: advent calendar

Yesterday was December 1st which meant putting up and starting our advent calendar. It's easily one of our favorite christmas traditions, i almost wish we could keep it up all year. We take turns each day filling the envelope with a special christmasy date or activity, and the occasional small gift. I made a new one this year and I love it.. Simple and easy! It's definitely not too late to make one, even a 20 day calendar is better than none. i cannot stress enough how fun it is.. do it!
advent calendar
advent calendar
advent calendar
advent calendar
advent calendar
advent calendar

December, please go by slowly.