Thursday, September 30, 2010

new office!

i rented a new space for an office/workspace/retail sales area...
i'm so very excited!
hopefully next week i'll have pictures once it's filled with all my stuff!! :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

to do...

i am going to north carolina
for my cousins wedding.
i am so excited!!
i also get to be the photographer.
extra extra exciting!!
anyways.
i need to paint my nails tonight. my fingers & my toes.
i need to run tonight.
i need to dye my hair tonight.
i need to cut my hair tonight.
i need to pack.
i need to charge my camera batteries.
i need to buy food for the trip.
i need to get directions to where i am supposed to be staying.
i need to take time and do devotions.
i need to go downstairs and hug my brothers.
i need to breathe.

.... tonight & tomorrow should be chaotic.
maybe i'll have time to take a picture to post....
maybe.

Monday, September 27, 2010

vintage clothing??

i know it says "daily dose of dress"
and i know i have been very bad at posting my vintage clothing finds
on a daily {or weekly?!} basis
but here are some amazing websites to browse through
while you wait for me to SOMEDAY get some pictures up.

chictopia.com

lookbook.nu

there are so many beautiful people and clothes in the world! eek!!

skies & sweetie-pies



our new obsession is going out in our field and playing hide&seek.
it was beautiful out the other night.
and i had all four of my brothers at home.
and we had steak & sweet potato fries for dinner.
it was the perfect night.

i'm so very blessed.

little girl sweetness.




finally a little girl to take pictures of!
and what a beautiful little girl indeed!
this is the boys little cousin.
her two brothers & my three little brothers & her had a playdate.
and i was so happy to have a little girl around since i don't have a sister of my own.

i love that little girls want to sit with you
and talk to you
and hold your hand
and give you huggies.
boys are not sweet and cuddly so much.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

purple circle.



this dress is in a little rough condition. because its so old and the material is so thin..
but i just love it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

habitat house.

current habitat house:





... i'm loving my new job working for habitat.

tight & textured

i love getting new free clothes.
like this sweet little dress.

{and i mean little literally - this along with the other dresses i got BARELY fit.}

Friday, September 17, 2010

baby lace skirt.

i started with a headband {left over from the headbands i made - see this}
added some lace
and i made a couple of skirts.
don't tell my dad that i made levi try these on...
I NEED A SISTER!
i just needed to size them out... i'd say 6 mnths to 1 year depending on how chubby the baby is
the yellow one was falling off weebs. and he's a big bub.
anyways... fun. these might be one of my new obsessions to make {as well as the headbands}.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

headbands!

yesterday and today i spent my afternoons being crafty
one of the projects i started was making these headbands
i've made 14 so far.
they are so fun and i love using my vintage buttons in the middle of the flowers.
i tried them on levi because he's the only baby around :)
he looked so cute! {dad was not a fan though}
hopefully they will be for sale in a little shop soon. or i'll just put them on etsy.

sweetness.

funny trunk baby.





what a sweet happy boy!
i LOVE this trunk lined with sunday comics.
i think it was my mom's when she went to college... at least that's what grandma said
i should ask my dad if that's true haha

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

cute & cream

i got a new vintage sweater. with cute diamond designs down the arms and on the front.
i really like it.

also... it has been chilly enough to start wearing boots again.
i've missed you sweet boots.

vintage swimsuits!! LOVE.

so long have i been looking for vintage bathing suits that don't cost a TON of money...
and in a dansville salvation army my search came to a beautiful end.
two amazing vintage bathing suits for $2.50 each!!
ahhh love.


can't forget the vintage swim caps! i started collecting these too! :)
the top part can lift up a little from the bottom... but it's not really separate


BEST FIND OF THE YEAR!
eek. i love them. they're even better than the pictures make them out to be.
my whitey skin doesn't add to the quality either haha.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

dear caitlin, from paul.

in the women's bible study i am in with a few close friends
we have been studying the book of colossians > see {this}

paul was such an amazing servant of God
it's hard to think how anyone can become that incredibly faithful
everything he writes encourages me and makes me feel revitalized
and motivated to become a stronger follower of Christ.

Colossians 1:9-10
"So we have continued praying for you ever since we first heard about you.
We ask God to give you a complete understanding of what he wants to do in your lives,
and we ask him to make you wise with spiritual wisdom.
Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord,
and you will continually do good, kind things for others.
All the while, you will learn to know God better and better."

Colossians 2:5
"For though I am far away from you, my heart is with you. And I am very
happy because you are living as you should and because of your strong faith in Christ."


these verses makes me feel especially encouraged
i'm sure that as paul wrote this letter he prayed for each person
that would soon {and not so soon} read/hear it
EVEN ME.
wow. what a thought.

God is good.

Monday, September 13, 2010

sweet sands.

i did a pregnancy shoot of this sweet lady.
and now her precious little boy is here.
and i got to visit them and see their new house yesterday.
the house is beautiful, as is nicholas. but i wish they lived closer!





Friday, September 10, 2010

lemon freeze.


so i had planned on making lemonade over labor day weekend and bought some lemons
...well that plan never ended up happening
so i had to figure out something to do with these!
so i hand squeezed them since we don't have a little lemon juicer
then i threw the juice in the blender with vanilla ice cream, ice, and lots of sugar
it actually turned out quite delicious...
next time i would add even more sugar or ice cream though
because those lemons were EXTRA sour.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

cute & vintage-y pacifier clips.

what you'd need:
cute ribbon - vintage or new will do {i used both}
matching colored threads
sweet vintage buttons
sewing needle
scissors
matches
hammer
snaps {w/ tool in package}
suspender clips, or other clips {i used some vintage and some new}

i have made 12 so far. they are so fun to make!
the one i attempted to sew levi's name on didn't get finished because i ran out of clips!
and i had to make a bills one... i hate football. but if you live this close... it just has to be done.
{these pictures did not turn out well! ick.}

how they look with pacifiers!
cutesy striped vintage ribbon for the girl
and adorable new ribbon for the little farmer boy.

weebs tried this one out since his wasn't done yet... it was too small for his big mouth
and just kept falling out! i'll have to go buy him a bigger pacifier.
still... what a SWEETIE!

hopefully i'll start selling these soon... at some craft fairs or on etsy.
or to YOU?!