Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yarn Along

Wednesday is my second favorite day of the week (Sunday is my favorite day). Why, you ask? Well, Wednesday is the day I get to talk and read about my two favorite hobbies, knitting and reading.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Happy Sunday! Today is the start of Chris's week off from work. Yay! We went to Mass this morning and then spent the day in the yard. I pulled weeds, and he tried to get  the power washer to work. It never did start! Then I made dinner and dessert. I thought about not posting what I wore to Mass today because it is so blah, but Holden took the picture this morning, so I figured I might as well post it.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Craft completed: a bracelet for Erin

Chris's cousin, Erin, is visiting from Kentucky. She shares the same birthday as Chris's sister, Abby. Abby turned 19 years old, and Erin turned 21 years old this week. They decided to have an Alice in Wonderland themed party. It was fun! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

7 Quick Takes (vol 4)

1. I mentioned last week that I would write about wearing skirts and my body issues, but honestly, I can not wrap my brain around that post right now. This week has been one rollercoaster ride, and I am feeling negative about my body, and its inability to work properly. 

2. I ran a few errands on Monday, and one of the places I visited was the thrift store. Below is a picture of me wearing the new skirt I bought for $3.75. I think it was a great find!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Yarn Along

Last week, we found out that we will meet our new niece after Thanksgiving!  In the last twelve years, my in-laws have happily celebrated the birth of seven grandsons. Their only granddaughter turns thirteen years old next month. Needless to say, we love our boys, but everyone is excited to welcome another girl into the family. Hannah Marie is due to arrive in November. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yarn and Garden

I finally finished knitting my scarf! I am very happy with how it turned out. I sewed a couple of small buttons to one end so I could close it. There are many different ways to wear it. I am not sure which way I like best!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Kohlrabi - from the garden to the table

This year is the first year that I grew kohlrabi in my garden. I like a variety of vegetables and I enjoy trying new to me foods. Kohlrabi is popular in Central European and Asian cuisine. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is described as having a similar flavor to broccoli, mixed with cabbage and radish.

I read that it should be eaten when it is on the young side. The bulb that grows above the ground should be eaten when it is a little smaller than a tennis ball.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Happy Sunday! We just returned home from Mass, and we are looking forward to spending the day together as a family. I just wanted to take a minute to post a picture of what I wore to Mass this week, and ask you ladies a question.

First the picture.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Craft completed: rose charm earrings and bracelet

I loved these rose charms the first time I saw them. I knew I wanted to make an earrings and bracelet set with them. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

July Skirt Challenge

Rosie at A blog for my Mom wrote about her mom style and her decision go pants free for the month of July. She asked if anyone wanted to join her little experiment. I decided it would be a great way for me to make some decisions about the feelings that I have been wrestling with about my body and my wardrobe.

I will start by telling you that I love skirts. When we came back to the Church almost ten years ago, I wore only skirts for many years. I got away from wearing skirts about three years ago when I started losing the weight from second and third pregnancies. At that time, I received hand me downs from friends that were mostly pants and shorts. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Off Of The Needles

I finished the Garden Trellis Dress.  I think this is a great little dress. I will definitely knit another one.

I had some trouble with the chart for the diamond eyelet. I was reading the chart like the dress was knit flat instead of in the round, and I did not realize my mistake until I was finished the first two rows of diamonds! Even though I had figured out my mistake, I decided that I was going to leave the diamonds out of the dress and just knit the dress in stockinette stitch until the yoke. It was totally my mistake, and not the pattern!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Five years ago Ralph made his entrance into the world!

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 What a fun filled, action packed five years it has been!

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