This is my nephew. He is amazing, perfect and beautiful in every possible way.
But like any infant he can get a little fussy. So, for Halloween I decided to make him a monster costume.
I had a lot of ideas floating around but when I got to the fabric store and saw what was available I just went for what was softest. The price was a little steep, but it is so worth it.
&& Monster Two
I got a basic onsie pattern and just added little details like the contrast soles and the patches on the tummy. And i wanted to make them unique so the first one has ears and teeth, but the second just has “spikes”.
His best friend needed one too. #monsterbestie
&& the final product with the cutest babe ever!
Just a bunch of random idea meshed together. I started out calling it “Wednesday Adams New Look”. It’s a conceptual kids line and is still evolving, but for now it’s quite fun.
A very pretty garden-esque garland made of crepe paper and yarn
Crepe paper tassels like the ones at Confetti System
Super easy and modern Christmas decorations
3D Wall decor
And a make your own lattern garland store. (of course it’s in France) :(
Retraction!!! you can also make them on line here!!! http://www.lacasedecousinpaul.com/composez-vos-guirlandes-et-luminaires/guirlandes
Wait! Wait! Let your waiting be on the Lord! He is worth waiting for. He never disappoints the waiting soul.
While waiting keep up your spirits, Expect a great deliverance, and be ready to praise God for it.
The promise which should cheer you is in the middle of the verse—”He shall strengthen thine heart.” This goes at once to the place where you need help. If the heart be sound, all the rest of the system will work well. The heart wants calming and cheering, and both of these will come if it be strengthened. A forceful heart rests and rejoices and throbs force into the whole man.
No one else can get at that secret urn of life, the heart, so as to pour strength into it. He alone who made it can make it strong. God is full of strength, and, therefore, He can impart it to those who need it. Oh, be brave; for the Lord will impart His strength to you, and you shall be calm in tempest and glad in sorrow.
He who penned these lines can write as David did—”Wait, I say, on the Lord.” I do, indeed, say it. I know by long and deep experience that it is good for me to wait upon the Lord.
I found this chair on this street, and I’ll admit it was pretty hagard.
But with a little deconstruction…
and a whole lot of staple removal…
plus some cute new fabric..
it turned out like this :)
I even recovered another chair to match.
I like it !
I have a million friends getting married (uber exaggeration) and a couple of them even love me enough to have me in their wedding parties. So, I went looking for fancy Black and Grey dresses to wear to these occasions and this is what I found.
Bridesmaid dress for under 30. Never underestimate the awesomeness of Buffalo Exchange. There’s rows and rows of tiny ruffles around the waist and the bottom pleats and flows out. I’m so excited to wear this!
I got this photo at Goodwill for 5 bucks. The picture isn’t my style but I loved the frame.
So I painted over it with chalkboard paint.
It’s funny how I always think I know exactly what I want. Since I’ve started at B&Y I’ve interviewed with 5 companies. I thought I wanted each of them. After every interview I would pray the Lord would open the door if He wanted me there but if that wasn’t His plan for me He would close the door. And, even though most of them we’re practically gift wrapped to me He continued to close doors. I threw a couple temper tantrums but I continued to trust that He has a perfect plan for my individual life and that includes where I work.
After 2 years and serious discouragement I decided to throw my interview at one particular craigslist post. Mostly because the ad called for a sense of humor. It was for a western denim and tee shirt brand that needed a part-time assistant designer. After the interview. I KNEW I wanted this job. Everyone was friendly the job would be a bit mundane at first but I would be made an associate in 6 mos. and I would get to work part time for the first 6 mos which would allow me to go on campus for YL. When I got the offer I started dancing. I honestly have stopped since. Tomorrow is my last day at B&Y and my butt is still wiggling.
It’s crazy how the Lord works but I truly believe this next job is going to be a huge blessing. I’m thankful He opened the door for me two years ago when I first began working at B&Y and I’m thankful for everything I’ve learned here. But I am so excited to leave, and even though I’m going to be in a market that I quite frankly know nothing about. I can not wait to dive in.
So for better or worse I guess I’m going Country?