I had the joy of having a slumber party last night with my sister in law, my niece Lucy, nephew Rigby and the 3 fur babies: Nellie, Olive & Daisy. We had an awesome time and I loved that my "kids" wanted their hair spray painted with colors like mine :) So here's my little lucy snuggled up to me with her pink & orange hair......those kids steal my heart :)
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Well I have to say of all the inspiration weeks this would unfortunately be my least fave....just because I don't have a love of the beach. I can't be in the sun, and can't get too hot so beach.....not really ideal. However I think the beach is beautiful, the smell, the colors, the breeze and the feel of the ocean on a warm day. So thanks Gussy Sews for the challenge!
So I went on pinterest and found a few images that made me kinda want to fall in love with the beach. Enjoy - and I hope those of you who love the beach get a chance to go before the summer is up!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
***I apologize in advance for the heavy pics, I couldn't pick just a few and remember no judging of hair or outfits it has been a decade afterall :) - and I might ramble...but it will be worth it....read to the end :)
honeymoon....we look like babies :)
11 years ago tomorrow (corey's birthday) Corey and I met in Atlanta. It was a whirlwind romance knowing from the very beginning that this relationship was different. This one was "it." We got married one year later (today, the day before Corey's birthday). Hard to believe that was 10 years ago. We eloped to Asheville, NC which later would become our home for 4 years. After that chapter we would settle in Chattanooga and feel blessed that we have truly found our home. We have had quite the last decade. I am so proud of how strong Corey and I have become throughout our marriage. We have had deaths of family and best friends, loss of (several) adoptions, a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, surgeries, lost jobs, 3 moves, nursing school, but through it all we remember WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER and have come out on the other side more in love and stronger than ever. I look around this crazy world and see so many relationships that don't make it....we are one of the lucky ones. I look forward to the next many decades with my best friend. I don't know what I did to deserve you, but Corey I thank you for loving me unconditionally - I couldn't have gone on this last 10 year journey without you. All my love....forever and ever.
*don't forget to read all the way to the end
and one last little announcement for our 10th Anniversary:
That's right last week we were OFFICIALLY accepted to adopt from Ethiopia. You can find out more details here. This will be a long journey, and it may be too early to tell our friends but honestly we need ALL the support we can get. We love you and so thankful for each of you for being a part of our world. And to my blog readers out there - thanks for reading :) My business started almost 5 years ago as an adoption fundraiser and now we pray that we will get to bring our "ivey" home.
This week for the inspiration workshop Gussy Sews gave us the prompt of "your inspiration". What inspires us....I am inspired all around me-nature, food, artwork, my friends & family - I see everything as an inspiration for something in my life. For this inspiration day - I chose to use pattern & fabric. It's funny I have quite the fabric collection and I don't even love to sew with a machine. I just love the textures, the colors and the patterns. I am ALWAYS inspired by fabric. So I went to my trusty pinterest for photos :)
Here are my faves:
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This weeks prompt for Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop was SUNSHINE!!! I am not a big sun lover but I do love the feeling of sunshine, the light, the color, the way it makes people smile. Sunshine always brings happiness. So this week I thought I would go to my pinterest boards and pick something from each board that spoke sunshine to me - without adding anything new! So here are my picks from each of my boards.
Have fun - and I wish all of you sunshiny days! xoxo
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Pamper Yourself....I try to do this often I think it is so important to having a great life. When Gussy Sews prompted us this week I was excited...but unfortunately I have been sick so pampering myself has been a little out of the question - even though I have gotten quite the good rest lately :) So in my dream world and when I feel better I think this will be in order!
***First I wake up after a lovely long nights sleep and have my every day oatmeal (made with half vanilla almond milk and half water, and 1 tbsp of honey peanut butter) and a heaping cup of coffee while I catch up with my favorite blogs and social media.
***At some point in the day there would be a massage in this beautiful outdoor oasis. Can you imagine? Back when I lived in Asheville my dear friend who was a massage therapist would come to my house and give me a massage under my gazebo under the trees. It was perfection...and I miss it.
***after my massage I would have to take a nap with these two :) Besides my hubby these are the best napping partners a girl could ask for.
***that night would include a picnic outside at my house with movies playing on this awesome movie screen. We would have our favorite foods, snacks and good wine - the only guest would be my hubby and our fur babies.
Thanks Gussy for the prompt - until next week ;)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
this week has been kinda blah....had sinus stuff, now a summer cold....but this little girl on my shoulder has kept me company. I know I post A LOT of pics like this....but well this week she really has been there for me, so I thought it was important she was in the pic. Hope everyone has a most wonderful weekend. xoxo