Thursday, December 31, 2009


Freecycle. I love freecycle. Recently I snagged this 1940's secretary desk off there. I'm pretty stoked on it. I plan to spice it up a bit by painting it. Ill post pictures of it when I am done.
1940's secretary desk
Thrift stores. I love thrift stores. I got a bunch on vintage buttons at the thrift store the other day. Which is funny cause a day or two before I found these AMAZING buttons at the thrift store, I was thinking about how sadly pathetic my button collection had become. Here's some pictures.
Vintage buttons
Vintage buttons
These are a few of my favorite out of the bunch.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some cute, pretty and/or inspiring photos.

My super sweet, cute little nephew Felix! His mama blogs right over HERE.
I want this living room.
Love all this


I wish I had a whole room I could fill with my clothes!

All photos from unless noted.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A new tradition?

This year, instead of wasting a bunch of money on things no one wanted, we did THIS instead. Maybe it'll be our new Christmas tradition.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All gussied up for Christmas

We don't have a tree, but I have decorated for Christmas, a little. I'd like to get some tree branches and put them in a vase and hang Christmas lights off it. But considering it is the night before Christmas Eve, I doubt it'll happen. So these little things will have to do. Christmas Tree Garland, made from felt.

Little trees in snow, made with old cereal boxes and yarn.

I hung the stocking

Finger knit garland, with some felt and button stars I made last year.

and of course, GIFTS.
I hope everyone out there has a blessed Christmas.

10 things I love....

about my husband. I found this idea on a website, here, and just thought it was the sweetest thing. So I decided to make one for Dan for Christmas. It was fun coming up with the 10 things, I did use some from the idea on the website but they are things I truly love about Dan. Anyway, I spent hours making it and when I was finished I was to excited to wait for Christmas, so I caved in and gave it to him early. ha.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Solstice

was yesterday, which marks the shortest day of the year. I am personally very happy we are over the hump and making our way to longer days!!! The photo's are depicting the sunrise and set in Juneau yesterday.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I love this time of year!

The peacefulness of the snow is just so amazing. I love it. Not to mention all the quilt free laziness that accompanies that peaceful snow.
I have been spending a lot of time indoors this month. Occupying my time with some crafty things. I made various garland with yarn and felt. I also made a wreath (picture below) which I'm pretty proud of. Considering it was a tedious time consuming job that I actually finished.
Sadly it hasn't been snowing much this month. Its either been raining or just plain COLD. Although it has snowed the past two days, but its this very strange teeny tiny little balls of snow, almost like hail but softer. I need some light fluffy snow.
Skaters Cabin view of the Mendenhall Glacier

Monday, December 14, 2009

I really really like my 45

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a beautiful day.

all photo's taken with my super snazzy iPhone! Oh yeah, and all that white stuff is frost, NOT snow.

Monday, November 30, 2009

house update

Here is an update, from this post, on how our house is coming along
Thing are coming along with our new house. Its starting to look like a home. Above is one side of the living room, I still need to sew the fabric to the hoops on the wall.
here is the other side of the living room.
and our bedroom.
and the kitchen.
Still have lots to do.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My pops turned 60

on the 27th! Dan and I had him over to open gifts. I made him a birthday shirt that was mandatory for him to wear out to our planned evening events. So after gifts we took him out to Troxels, a new steak house in town that it delicious and fairly priced. After dinner we went to the movie 2012, birthday boy pick. Its was a good night and my pop said he had a really great time! I love him!
One bonus of turning 60, on Thursday nights he can now eat off of the senior menu at the Broiler. ha.

I love

this chair.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Today was a beautiful day

on the mountain. I have hiked up a handful of times this weekend and have earned some pretty sick turns. Some of the nicest I have had. Its nice to enjoy the area without a ton of people there. Although the mountain is getting pretty tracked up and sloppy. Some wind and snow would be welcome up there to make things better. It'll happen though! They are planning to open a week earlier than originally planned. I heard a rumor it was only for weekends until December 18thm if that is the case I will be greatly disappointed. I only bought a weekday seasons pass. It cost me nearly $400 for that and if they only open for weekends until December 18th, well, that means I am getting screwed out of a pretty good amount of days. I hope it all works out.
These are some pictures I managed to capture with my iPhone camera, on the mountain today!