Monday, September 17, 2012

not only at I am a loss for material, I can't think of a title

I feel like I've been in a blogging rut lately. It's become my tradition whenever that happens to post a collection of mildly to moderately interesting photos. 

When we lived in the Virginia I was fighting a constant battle with necklace storage. In a stroke of brilliance I found just the thing.
The words you're looking for are "klassy and sophisticated".
Thanks to Hobby Lobby I now have a more, shall we say, normal people method of necklace display. 
There are no Hobby Lobby's where I grew up and now I live down the road from one so I feel the need to visit there every week. I will never forget Joann's and their "use as many coupons as you have" policy, but I've made a little room in my heart for Hobby Lobby. My house will be beautifully decorated by the time I'm done there. I'll be broke, but I'll have a beautiful house.

Just for fun, here's Elizabeth with the necklaces I took camping this summer. One must be properly accessorized, even while in the woods.
We have some new additions to our little porch. (I have to be very careful saying the words "new" and "addition" because Mom immediately thinks she's about to have another grandchild and she starts planning a baby shower.) Someone in our complex was selling two wicker chairs so I snatched them up. Aren't they pretty?
Both families I babysat for in New York had baby boys this month. (Let's not talk about how sad I am that I can't kiss their little cheeks.) I wanted to give them something they wouldn't be likely to get, so I bought some onesies and appliques at (where else?) Hobby Lobby and made these.
I was having trouble getting the applique to stick (apparently the towel I was ironing over was too thick) so I asked Christopher if he had any helpful ideas. He looked at it for about 3 seconds, took off his shirt and ironed over that. It worked like a charm. I honestly didn't think he'd have any ideas but I was wrong. I don't know why I'm always surprised when he's creative because he did propose with buttons. If that's not the definition of creative I don't know what is! 

5 comments:

Jenn said...

GOSH you are so crafty!!! Love those baby outfits. And your classy necklace holder looks eerily similar to my classy belt holder... We must shop at the same places.

Jen said...

I love those onesies!!! :) I wish we had a Hobby Lobby close (the closest one is 3 hours away ugh) I would live there and be broke as well haha.

Julie said...

I have a love/hate relationship with hobby lobby. I prefer Michael's but that wasn't in the area so I went to Hobby Lobby. My beef with Hobby Lobby? The prices. I swear they charge double suggested retail price so you can go in there and think the 50% off is a great deal. Most of the stuff is terribly overpriced. I saw the same (or extremely similar) vases I used for my wedding at Hobby Lobby. I got them for $2 each at Ikea. They are $3.99 from Michael's. $8 from Hobby Lobby. Sadly, I am not making this stuff up. All the knickknacks are SO much cheaper at Christmas Tree Shop too!

Rambling Momma said...

we dont have a hobby lobby here, so i go to Michaels alot.

those onesies are super cute.

Have a good one

Lisa said...

I think "The Creativity of Sarah" would have made a great post title! Those onesies are precious!!