Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tah Dah ::: Doily DID!

So. I did it.
I made my very first doily....

According to my Mama -- and I QUOTE -- "I think that's your best work ever!"

I'm proud of this piece!
I even made my own blocking board:
{instructions for DIY Board via KnitKnoodler's Blog}

After blocked:

I used Aunt Lydia's Crochet 10 and 1.65mm hook.
The pattern is from this book.

Soooo...what do you think?! 
Do you LOVE it as much as I do?


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Follow Friiiday: Summer Reading

Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

Two books come to my mind immediately:
I also LOVED:
The Great Gatsby
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

What is your favorite required reading book?


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ooh, How Pintersting & What I'm Loving Wednesday!

What's Up?!
You know what time it is: 
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie

I'm LOVING that I'm soooooo close to 400 followers! Giveaway at 500? I dunno. You tell me.

I'm LOVING everything bagels with plain cream cheese and BACON! oh you know you like it too! Don't even look at the screen like that.

I'm LOVING that I'm almost done with my doily! I'm already ready to make my next big adventure ::: another doily {I know-SHOCKER} or maybe these cute little coasters that Barbara made:
{go here to get Barbara's pattern}
I'm LOVING the endless amount of amusement & Entertainment that I get from Pinterest!

Source: google.ca via Patricia on Pinterest
Source: ffffound.com via Carla on Pinterest

What are YOU Loving this week?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Follow Friday - Christmas in July?!

Hello Friday! 
I've waited alllllll week for you!
Especially since it's payday Friday :) woohoo!

ok. ok. I'll try to contain my excitement. Now on to Feature & Follow!

Q: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

Hmmm...I LOVE giftcards for books!
Right now I DO have a giftcard to Amazon {from my birthday} from my bud Jenn and I'm using that for the Fifty Shades of Grey series.

BUUUT if I were to get another gift card I would quickly buy:
I REALLY enjoyed the first book in the series - Across the Universe. I'm looking forward to reading this one. My library doesn't currently have it so this would truly be a great CHRISTMAS {in July} gift :).

My second pick would be:
I really want this. I've had the desire to read the Brother's Grimm stories they way the were intended to be read - with the darkness, folklore, strange & rich/deep stories. Not the Disney/Cartoonish version of the stories. Ooh-I'm getting excited just thinking about all the good stories that live in this book - I might have to move this to the top of my list soon!

How about you? If someone gave you a giftcard for two books, what would you buy?


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday!!

Yo-Yo-Yo! How are ya?!
I'm aiiight. 

Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING Wood Chuck Apple Juice Beer.

I'm LOVING my gratitude journal. Every day I write down 5 things I'm grateful for, one pit and one peak of the day.

I'm LOVING that I'm finally on the bandwagon for Fifty Shades of Grey. Although I hate the author's writing.

I'm LOVING that I got to face time with my little sisters (who are 10 &7 and I hardly ever get to see them) last night. They are just too dang cute!

I'm LOVING Pinterest!
Source: google.com via Valerie on Pinterest
Source: piccsy.com via Katie on Pinterest
What are YOU LOVING this week?

Monday, July 16, 2012


Yup. I'm on this doily kick again.
I realize I'm 29...not 92 but I can't help my attraction to these things.

I've made some progress on my own:

It's coming along. Slowly but surely.

Did you work on any of your projects over the weekend?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Oooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING doilies!

I'm LOVING that I have a few days off next week to get my stuff together.

I'm LOVING that the Joneses (aka my dad and his wife and girls) moved back to Florida. I can't wait to visit! Orlando is a MUCH better place for me to visit than Saint Louis for a vacation.

I'm LOVING Love and Hip Hop and Hollywood Exes on VH1.  Love and Hip Hop has me gripped by my collar. I can't wait each week to watch it! I'm not afraid to admit that :)

I'm LOVING the idea of starting a gratitude diary {and including daily peaks and pits}. I think I take a lot of stuff for granted and writing down daily or a couple times a week will help me see and appreciate all the stuff I have in life.

I'm LOVING Pinterest!
Source: jokideo.com via Erin on Pinterest
What are YOU LOVING this week?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ::: Across The Universe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.
"I must be dead. And this is my greatest fear: After 301 years, when they pull my glass coffin from this morgue, and they let my body thaw like chicken meat on the kitchen counter, I'll be just like I am now. I will spend all of eternity trapped in my dead body. There is nothing beyond this. I will be locked within myself forever."

Good right?
I just finished this book ... aaaaaannnnndddd ... I LOVED it. It was really good. Have you read this? I definitely recommend it!


What Do You Think About ...


Yes. Doilies.

Are they too old school?
I'm thinking of making a couple for myself.

Actually -- I'm considering making 3 after seeing this one:

 If you walked into my house and saw doilies -- would you question it? 
Like "what old lady lives here?!"
I'm on the fence - but I think I'm going to make them anyway. I think they're pretty. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ooh, How Pinteresting & What I'm Loving Wednesday - 4th of July Edition

Hello & Happy 4th of July! 
Today is a great day for fireworks and grilled food! But if you're like and/or near me there will be nooo grilled food (because I don't know how to grill) and nooo fireworks because they have been cancelled in the areas where I live and surrounding me because of the recent storms and the on going power outages. Whomp Whomp! (It's very unlikely that I would've watched fireworks anyway since it's not something I normally do on the 4th but still...having the option to see them would've been nice)
Time to link up with Michelle and Jamie
I'm LOVING that I have today off! The past two days at work have been like HELL. Literally. With the power outages in MD we are running on our generator at the office -- which means NO AC. It's been so painful. And everyone has been hot and grumpy (myself included). It's got to be in humane to make people work in such conditions....right?! 

I'm LOVING that work $$$ advice Troy gave me. I realize I need to grow a pair and ask for what I deserve. 

I'm LOVING that National Treasure (w/Nick Cage). I think that's a great 4th of July movie. Well anytime movie. 

I'm LOVING that a few of my friends are jetsetters and that they travel for work to all these cool places.  I couldn't do it because I'm such a homebody -- but I get excited for them. 

I'm LOVING that I'm going furniture shopping today! Trying to get a good 4th of July deal on this couch I want {and the accent chair} :).

I'm LOVING Pinterest -- and all the 4th of July pins that I'll mosty likely never make:

Source: flickr.com via Sarah on Pinterest

What are you  LOVING today?

I hope you have a happy 4th!