Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This past week Dave worked for a couple, Matt and Diana, who wanted a pantry and a table/island made for their kitchen. They are such a sweet couple, and he really enjoyed working for them. This past Saturday he was planning on going over to their house in the afternoon and putting the finishing touches on the furniture. Meanwhile, Matt and Diana decided that they were going to have a bonfire w/ all the brush and dead trees that Matt had been cutting down and invited us to come over for a brush burning and hot dog roast :) we had such a fun evening w/ them! I never would have expected to enjoy a hot dog roast in negative degree weather, but the fire did a good job of keeping us warm. My feet were definitely numb and frozen and hurt like crazy when they thawed out, but it was worth it :)

the beginnings of the fire...

it grew...

and grew...

and grew!!! i think it may have just been the biggest bonfire i've ever been too! needless to say, because most of it was brush, the flames died down pretty quickly, but it sure was fun to see!

ashes raining down...

standing on the snow-covered lake, watching the fire.

Matt and Diana own and live on an island :) It's not a very big island, but it sure is cool! They live in a log cabin that they have been working on for the past 4 years. They don't have any running water!!! I don't think I would be too fond of having to use an outhouse in these temperatures, but they do it! During the winter they can use an ice road to get off their island, but in the summer, they boat :) Their cabin is pretty basic, and their isn't a lot of storage space which is why they wanted Dave to build a pantry for them.

the finished product :) notice the little spice racks on the doors? i'm jealous lol

and lastly, another little snapshot of my project :)
little by little!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

couldn't wait!!!

i so loved how my latest project turned out that i couln't wait to post some pics :)
i just finished a pair of adult mary-jane slippers!!! so absolutely cute...i feel like a hippie/flower child wearing them lol

a while back somebody commented on one of my posts about my baby mary-janes, wondering if i made adult ones...at the time i didn't, but thought i'd look around for a pattern and see what i could find...and these cross-over strappers is what i found :) they are quite the time consuming project, and not the cheapest of projects either, but o so worth it :)

the bottom layer of the slippers is made out of jute, so they are pretty sturdy little boogers...the pattern says that you can even wear them outside!!! :) :) :) you just have to be careful not to get them wet.

the layer on top of the jute layer is made out of 3 strands of 100% cotton yarn, making them nice and soft :) i actually put a shoe insert inside of mine to give me some arch support, and i am absolutely in love!!! ready to get started on my next pair ;)

happy feet :)

before i made this pair, i actually made another pair out of 100% acylic yarn. this was before i had any jute, so i just made the bottom layer out of yarn too.

unfortunately, these are a size 5.5, so my feet can't be happy in them, but not going to lie, they sure are adorable!! :)

happy thursday everyone!!!!

The mary-janes were handmade using a Hook Candy crochet pattern, available at http://hookcandy.com

Friday, March 11, 2011

just what a girl needed...

...when she wasn't sure she could take another cold wintery day

thanx baby :) i love you too :)

now when winter seems overwhelming, i have these beautiful orchids to remind me that one of these days, spring will come :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


for about 4 months out of the year, skidoos become a choice method of travel around these parts

on sunday, our friend/neighbor/landlord lamar weaver took us on a little skidooing excursion :)
he has 2 skidoos, so he took one, and dave and i took the other

it's a fun, but cold ride!!!!
i actually did stay warm for the most part...my face was the only thing that felt frozen by the end of our little journey

the picture was taken on top of a little hill that overlooks the lake.
one cool thing about the lakes being froze over is you have access to all these little places that would be extremely hard to get to otherwise.

my very handsome driver :)

until next time!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

haircut :)

this is for those of you who have been wanting a better picture of my new hair :)

i got it cut on valentines day as a surprise for dave...and he loved it! yay!
needless to say, i'm enjoying it too :)