Tuesday, August 30, 2011


my entire childhood I wore Minnetonka Moccasins. The ones pictured above to be exact. I don't know why, or how my parents decided these would be our ‘go to shoes’ when we were kids, but we always wore them. We wore them out. And got new pairs to replace them. Sometimes switching it up to pink or blue, but I mainly stayed with white.

I eventually grew into my teenage years and realized they were not ‘cool’ and nixed them.


Ironic that 10 years later, I have a newfound obsession with moccasins. They are so comfortable and effortless, you can really wear them with anything, anywhere. Well, except if you are going swimming, or to a wedding or work. But pretty much everywhere else. 


So I ask, what are your thoughts on moccasins? Are they too ‘hippie’? Are they really not as cool as I think?

Monday, August 29, 2011

horrible blogger

I think I should get the worst blogger award. I feel horrible, and I have no excuse. We have had a busy summer, but nothing so pressing that I cannot find time to blog. I really do enjoy it, and still read all my favorite blogs daily, but I just have not gotten around to it.

I have been reading though. I started this series when we went to the Cape in August, and am in LOVE. It is the Jenny Han series. The first one is the Summer I Turned Pretty, second is It’s Not Summer Without You and last is We’ll Always Have Summer. I know it is a ‘young adult’ read, but I do. not. care. I love young adult books. I am still a ‘young adult’ anyway, right?!?

If you like cheesy love stories, you will love this series. I just got the third book delivered on Saturday. I started reading it yesterday and am almost done. I definitely suggest it for a quick read.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Here is the LONG awaited, newly renovated, STUDIO! It is not 100% complete, we still need to finish the closet and work on the wall decor, but I have been so anxious to show you that I cannot wait any longer!

Lets start with a before picture. Remember it was a very full, tight-fitting guest room? There was nothing wrong with it, but I realized I didn't have much room to craft & learn to sew. The amount of time we use the guest room is not really worth it to have as a space 24/7.

Now! The big reveal. I could be hyping this us way more than necessary, but I am so happy with the results and I really just LOVE this space, if only I could keep it this clean all the time.

Even though it is a mess and not completed yet, I think you can still see the closet. Like I said, it is going to house all of my crafting supplies, and I am going to stencil it, so I think it will look really good. I have no stencil experience, so all tips are welcome.

So, what do you think of the transformation?!? Are you as psyched about it as I am?

Sewing Desk – ikea 

Craft Desk – ikea 

Yellow Chair – ikea 

Curtains – ikea 

Sewing Machine – brother 

File cabinet – Target (cant find it online)

Wall shelves – Ikea

*I will update paint color later, I am not positive about the names*

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

white wine sangria recipe

as I promised a long time ago, here is the recipe to the best sangria you will ever have. It really is so good, it tastes just like juice. If you make it for a party, definitely be prepared to quadruple the recipe.


Lemon, Lime, Orange, Strawberries/raspberries, Pink Lemonade Ice cubes, Riesling White Wine (I used Barefoot Riesling) it’s wicked cheap, like $7 a bottle, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 cups Ginger Ale

  1. In a pitcher, pour in the bottle of wine & sugar.
  2. Cut the lemon and lime in half and squeeze in the juice of them. TIP: hold the lemon/lime with the cut side on top so that the seeds or any of the fruit will not drop in.
  3. Cut the orange in half. Using one half of the orange, squeeze in the juice. Slice the other half of the orange and put in the sangria.
  4. Add additional fruit; strawberries and/or raspberries
  5. Let chill for minimum one hour.
  6. Add ginger ale just before serving….serve with pink lemonade ice cubes (ice cubes optional).
  7. ENJOY

[just so you can visualize, pictured above is a double batch. ]

*Linking up to i heart naptime, and not just a housewife*

Monday, August 8, 2011


I have not forgotten about you! I was away on vacation for a week. I went to Ogunquit, ME then to Yarmouth – Cape Cod. It was so nice and relaxing. We went to the beach, I read an entire book, shopped, went paddle boating, mini golfing and ate amazing seafood, which I think is mandatory.

I think I went into the water in Cape Cod for the first time in a long time. It was not numbingly cold, it was very nice and refreshing. We actually stayed in the water majority of the time we were at the beach, cause it was so hot out. I hope you have been enjoying your summer and having some beach days!