Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

How have you been? I feel like I haven't written you... in decades. My life has been pretty crazy lately. But in a good way.

I decided to dust off my blog again but keep my old habit of posting sporadically at best. So don't get any ideas that I've suddenly become one of those fancy bloggers that has a scheduled post every day. My life might be crazy but I haven't lost my mind. lol!

Why the sudden urge to blog again, you ask? Good question!!

I'm not quite sure why actually. But one of the reasons is that I have time again.

See, I started working at the beginning of June. Not my old job before I had Connor (thank the gods!!). It wasnt' a decision that I would have made (or that I wanted to make for that matter) and I cried for a week. Poor Connor was so upset that Mommy was so upset. Let's just say there were lots and lots of tears in our little home.

Starting work again was one of those things where I knew it was coming and I fought and fought against it but then everything just fell into place. Sitting across from my now boss, talking about the job description, job expectations and salary, I knew I couldn't say "No". And then cue tears.

Needless to say it's been a bit of a transition for all of us especially since James and I have done a role reversal. I'm working and he's staying home to take care of Connor. They are both loving it! So that's been a huge weight off my heart in terms of what's best for Connor.

Well I better go! xoxox, Melanie

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Crushing On // 02

Without further ado, here are some PIN's that I'm crushing on right now...

♥♥ I always love my tea in a mug. I only have 3 mugs right now but I'm looking to add more to my collection. I love this one, and definitely this one and this one too (NSFW).

♥♥ James and I have been talking about making some healthy noodle soup. In the past we would use Mr Noodle and that just isn't an option anymore. I love what Meryl has shared!

♥♥ Connor and I are fighting a nasty cold right now and these popsicles need to be made.

♥♥ I like my shoes to fit, be comfy and be practical. In the summer I live in my Havaianas and the rest of the year it's either my Converse shoes or Hunter boots. But I really love these shoes. I'm actually a little shocked by how much I love them.

♥♥ The urge to transform my home is still going strong. (I talked about it a bit here) I'm still transforming our living room and I'm loving it. This photo is so inspiring to me, I really want to work on our bedroom next. I have visions of white space, plants, and openness. It's going to be tricky as we have a dark brown 'black-out' drapes but I think we can manage to work around them.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Finished Project: Tiny Trees Baby Vest

I knit this adorable vest for my friend's 2nd baby (who was born back in November). I've been meaning to post about it, but kept forgetting. So forgive me for sharing the details so many months later. :)

I originally wanted to knit an adorable bear cardigan but I didn't have the right yarn so I opted for this sweet vest instead. It was an easy knit, and free, both bonuses in my book. I knew that the vest and the tweed would be a great unisex choice and I also knew I could add a bit of feminine detail to the vest if the baby turned out to be a girl. When baby Mahayla was born I tried to add some flowers by using embroidery floss but it just wasn't working out. It was really bad actually so after a quick search on Ravelry I found some cute flowers. I used some stash yarn and VOILA! instant girly-ness.

Pattern: Tiny Trees Baby Vest by Kylie Bates and Flower Pattern by Joanna Allport
Yarn:Knit Picks City Tweed DK in Tarantella
Needles: 5 mm (US 8)
Mods: added flowers
My Ravelry Page.

I love that this project is a perfect example that Plan B is sometimes exactly what you were looking for. The end product is nothing what I intended to knit, but I just love it. And more importantly my friend loved it too!

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