Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Crafty-Goodness

I have to brag. I'm so excited. I actually made my own skirt. I have been toying with the idea of making my own clothes for a while now, but I wasn't sure I could do it. It turned out that it was much easier than I thought, and I'm quite pleased with the result.

This is Cool

Kinda like that "Find Your Ikea Style" thing I posted before. This is "Find Your Decorating Style" by Sproost. You get to rate pictures of rooms as "love it" or "hate it" or somewhere in between. Fun. Check it out here.

I am 50% Nantucket Style
36% Cottage Chic
14% Traditional Country.

What are you?

Weekend Update

Nothing too terribly exciting has happened here recently. Just the usual. Brett finished his 8th trimester last week. 8 of 10 down. That means he is 80% doctor. We both are having a hard time believing that our Palmer experience has gone by so quickly.

I wish I could tell you that we are jetting off to Tahiti for Spring Break, but sadly that is not the case. We will be staying here in Iowa, working (me) seeing patients (Brett) and shoveling snow (booo!). We got an inch or so Friday night, but nothing to get too excited about.

My relentless crafting continues. I was inspired by this fabric to make an apron. I think it turned out quite adorable. It's springy and fun and I love it. <3

Now I have begun to work on those previously mentioned place mats for our sun room.

Last night we went to Cracker Barrel for dinner with some friends and our friend Amber's parents who are in town. If you have never been to Cracker Barrel you need to find one (they're around) and go. Seriously, yum. Funny Story: We were running out of room for plates, so we decided to consolidate our two plates of bread into one plate. I was trying to be polite by not touching the food with my fingers. Here's what happened:

Brett: Why are you using your fork to move the bread?
Amy (In a frustrated voice): Because I'm TRYING to be POLITE and not use my fingers!
Clay: Isn't that the fork you used to eat your salad?

OOPS. Oh yeah. Forgot about that. I felt like a retard.

Yesterday Brett & I made the extra effort to get all of our errands done so that we could stay home and do absolutely nothing today. So that is the plan. This house needs to be cleaned, but we'll see about that. ;)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fabric Love!

Let me just say that if it were possible to be genuinely in love with a fabric, this fabric would be the one for me.

As a general rule, fabric has to be dirt cheap-like, they practically have to be giving it away- to be added to my fabric stash. This fabric was a recent exception to that rule, but if there were ever a fabric that says "Amy" this would be it.

To make up for the rule-breaking, I found this juicy little number for $.79! No projects planned just yet, but if you know me you know that won't be an issue.

I was shocked to learn today that Wal Mart is eliminating their fabric department!!!! Sad day. :( Now what? Oh well. Due to total fabric liquidation, two yards of this textile loveliness came home with me for under $3!!!! I am having visions of pillows for our sun room and coordinating place mats...

It was a good fabric day. ;)

Ikea Style

Check out this cool tool over at IKEA business that helps you to find your "IKEA Style." I felt like mine was pretty accurate.

You can find your own IKEA style here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Galena Weekend

Brett & I went to Galena, IL and stayed at a Bed & Breakfast for our anniversary. Neither of us had ever stayed at a B & B before, and I must say that we both really enjoyed the experience. We rented the cottage at the Captain Harris Guest House. The house was really interesting, the owners were wonderful, and the food was practically gourmet. Seriously, it was like eating at a five-star restaurant. Yum! I seriously can't say enough good things about them.

I also can't say enough good things about the restaurant Vinny Vanucchi's that we ate at for our anniversary dinner. It was one of the most interesting restaurants I've been in (in a very old building) and the food was AMAZING! They even had a card for us waiting at our table thanking us for celebrating our anniversary with them. Isn't that cool?

All in all it was an amazing, relaxing, and much needed weekend getaway.
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