“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

wedding registry?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Jed and I haven't really discussed what we are going to do about the registry yet, but we're both a little unsure of how to go about it. You see, we'll be moving the end of the summer and it's going to be hard enough packing everything up and relocating. So having a bunch of extra things to pack and move on top of it isn't really very appealing. Any advice on what to do about a wedding registry if you're going to be relocating? I've heard of the "honeymoon registry" where people give you money for your honeymoon, but that doesn't really appeal to me. I have thought about signing up for something like Simple Registry but I'm not sure if people will be offended by this?? Any thoughts?

the pantry.

Thursday, February 17, 2011



Lately I've been agonizing over whether or not to purchase some items in bulk over at Amazon Grocery. I know most people will say it's cheaper to buy them at your local store, but it has been really hard figuring out Jed and my schedules to actually GET to a store! And I'm without a car, which makes it even more difficult. So finally I bit the bullet and ordered some items in bulk. I've heard mixed reviews about canned goods coming all bent up, which I'm not too worried about. Unless the dents open the seals. Hopefully in that case Amazon would send me new cans. But I am taking a little risk. The price is approximately the same as the store's cheapest brand. However, this way I can keep up a nice stock of tomatoes (we use a lot). And I also found some soup mixes by Bob's Red Mill that look fantastic. I've heard so many great reviews. It's hard enough to find time to make meals so anything that is healthy and EASY gets my vote! I'll give you a little update once my items arrive. By the way, I took advantage of a free month of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping. I'm going to cancel it as soon as I get the items, though. I don't want to risk being charged $80 after the free trial is over! Anyone else have experience buying groceries on Amazon? Or anywhere online for that matter?

february is a busy month.

Friday, February 11, 2011

homemade lotion.
homemade lotion.
reds + pinks
donuts.

It's been quiet here lately, but I've been busy at work. I'm working on two historical dresses this month that will be worn by conference speakers for this conference. I'm about to put the finishing touches on the first gown, then I will dive into the second gown. I get a little stressed when I have such a tight deadline. But I did make time for some lotion-making and donut-making. :) And what's this? The weekend already? Where has the time gone?? I'm going to work really hard to finish this dress today and then this afternoon I'm goin' sledding! Finally! Haven't gone yet this year and I'm itching to go. And look...it's snowing again!

Happy weekend and if I'm not back here before next week, have a delightful Valentine's Day, even if you don't celebrate it. It's always fun to eat candy, right? xoxo

blizzard!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

blizzard!
braids, of course.
braids, of course.
sewing details

Yesterday and through the night we had an awfully lot of snow falling and blowing around outside. Today when I woke up I saw mounds of snow and drifts everywhere! The snow plows won't be out this way for some time and I'm content just being here at home, sewing away on my sewing machine. I am hoping I will have time later to make up a batch of delicious donuts! It's a bit of a tradition in my family to make donuts on the first real blizzard (after all the holidays are over). Since I was home schooled growing up, we didn't really have to take a snow day, but since my mom is super nice, she decided to make one for us anyway. And she'd spend all morning making batches of donuts! So of course, I have to keep that tradition alive! Here's a recipe that looks mighty tasty...and easy!

p.s. speaking of donuts...