Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a THANK YOU sale

Last week I reached my 150th sale in my store. I can't even begin to say how thankful I am but as promised, I lowered the prices of EVERYTHING in my shop for one whole week.

Dresses are $50
Blouses are $25
Solid skirts are $25
Geometric skirt $30
Totes are $10
Bow belts are $8
And the clutch is $18


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Regular prices will go back up next Wednesday morning (March 7)






Monday, February 20, 2012

cats & cats

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Today has been pretty great. I got more sewing work done than i planned (what?? that NEVER happens), tidied up our room (ahem.. messy husband), and tonight we're hanging out and having dinner with my parents. Also, how can the day be bad if you're wearing a cat print blouse and a mustard skirt? Not even a dark rainy day can bring me down!
Speaking of cats, I don't know if you can tell in the pictures I post of ours (his name is Mosey).. but he licks all the fur off his sides and its been that way for over a year now! We've taken him to the vet twice and they say nothing is wrong other than he likes to be really clean and excessively bathes himself. (We ruled out allergies by changing litter and food multiple times) The weird part is he has never had a hair ball. Does anyone elses cat do this? We still love him the same of course, but he looks pretty silly with just a mohawk and a huge fluffy tail.

P.s. I'd like to point out that I didn't work on a sewing project for myself, nor make a video over the weekend but we did in fact get the house we we're going to look at friday night! We're super excited to have a bigger place in a great neighborhood with our own workspaces that aren't in the living room! Thank you Jesus!!

pps: you can buy the skirt i'm wearing here!

Friday, February 17, 2012

this and that

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Happy friday friends!
I feel like i've been a funk all week.. I kept waking up late, which throws my entire work day off.. which in turn throws everything else off. I guess it happens! I tend to get stressed when i'm even a little bit behind which isn't fun. So I promised myself to wake up early this morning and get caught up, and i did just that and I feel SO much better.
We're also moving in a couple weeks to a better location and a hopefully bigger place, which we're REALLY excited about but i'm already over craigslist hunting every day. (Is there such thing as a renting equivalent to a real estate agent?) We're actually going to check out a place tonight in our most ideal location, i'm praying its "the one"!

Also, I was counting up my orders the other day and realized i was just a few away from 150, which is a huge deal! So i'll be having a giveaway soon to celebrate and say thanks..

I hope you're weekend is fantastic! I'll be taking the weekend off from sewing for the shop to do some pre-spring cleaning and de-cluttering, work on some sewing projects for myself, and making my first video with my new camera!




Saturday, February 11, 2012

baby lumen and links

So in keeping with one of my new years goals, i've been booking more and more photo sessions lately. I LOVE shooting so this makes me really happy. I'll be sharing more about this really soon and there's even a related giveaway in the very near future.. but for now i just wanted to pop in with a newborn session from a couple weeks ago. Her name is Lumen and she gave me baby fever like i've never had before!

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and a couple links i wanted to share with you..

Somehow I missed this tutorial from a couple years ago, I'm wanting to make one asap!

How to make a citrus scrub

Max's notes to his baby brother/sister are so cute I can't even handle it.

Homemade pho is on the menu for next week.

And last but not least, I love what Ashley had to say about marriage in this post! So honest and encouraging.

Friday, February 3, 2012

lately..

ready for some random photos from this week, accompanied by some thoughts..?
okay, here we go!

english muffin, sunflower seed butter, banana, all drizzled with honey, and a couple cups of french press (in my new favorite mug, thrift score!). it's my favorite breakfast right now.
of course, trader joes pumpkin pancakes aren't bad either.
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speaking of favorites.. Annie's! I am completely obsessed with their cheddar bunnies (among other products) and last week at 10pm or something i tweeted about wanting some delivered to my door because i needed a snack. The next day the CEO had replied and had a box of annie's goodies shipped to me. Is that crazy or what? I love that they appreciate people who love their stuff! (they obviously didn't ask me to tweet or blog about their kindness.. i just want to share the love!)
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i just watched this for the first time ever. ooooh my! In my top 5 favorite movies now! I feel like i should watch it 100 times to make up for lost time. I'm obsessed with Gwyneth Paltrow all over again.
(thanks for letting me borrow it sarah!)

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I was pretty upset when i found out the beloved sail boat print for the Float away dress was no longer being made, but after seeing this color combo in the same design those feelings have drifted away (pun?). In fact, i think i may like it better. The options are endless with solids! I'm wanting to make a mint/ivory one for myself sometime soon.
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a couple weeks ago the sky was hot pink and purple, it was incredible! Thank you sky for being clear enough to see this amazing sunset!
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