Monday, April 14, 2014

Knitting Project: GOYA Writsters

GOYA wristers
GOYA wristers

Last fall I finally finished these fingerless mitts that I started knitting for my sister's birthday the year before. I really like how they turned out.

Here are the details:

Pattern: GOYA wristers
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in "Edamame"
Needles: US size 0
Ravelry Project Page

I would say that this pattern was intermediate. It's not particularly hard if you know how to knit in the round and pick up stitches for the thumb, but the yarn and needles are quite small and it takes a while to knit.

Here's hoping that the warm weather is here to stay and Katelyn won't have to use these until the fall!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How to Easily Resize a Shirt or Jacket | Tutorial

How to Resize a Shirt
Jacket and jeans: thredUP | Nursing top

In case you guys didn't know, I'm in love with thredUP. It's basically an online thrift store. I love scoring designer pieces for a fraction of the retail price.

One of the problems with buying anything online is the risk of getting the right fit. I'm sure this jacket was meant to fit a little looser, but I prefer a more snug fit since I'm on the shorter side (5'2") and I don't want to be swallowed by my clothing.

It's super easy to take in a knit jacket or shirt. Let me show you how!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Messy Eater

Messy Eater

Helen has really started to enjoy her food over that past few weeks. She loves to feed herself, and that makes for a very messy little girl. Especially when she eats blueberries, like in this photo.

This is my entry for the I Hear Faces Black and White photo contest.

You can see all of the entries HERE.

Photo Challenge Submission

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fresh Cut

New Haircut
Top: Milk Nursingwear in Coral

I love my new cut, you guys! 

My hair feels so much lighter and softer. And I can still pull it into a ponytail. I asked the hair stylist give me "soft" layers. Overall I was quite pleased with my first experience at a hair salon.

Though I'm sure I was pretty awkward. I told the lady right away that this was the first time that I had had my hair professionally cut and she said, "You'll be just fine, dear." She thought I was 19 or 20.

She offered to curl my hair for three more dollars, and I decided to go for it rather than pull out all of my stuff at home (we were going to my family's later that day and I didn't know if I would have time to curl it myself).

Before & After

Anyway, here's a before and after shot of the back. My hair was pretty scraggly, wasn't it? I don't think it had been trimmed for over a year. 

How do you have your hair cut at the moment? Do you like it?

Note: links are affiliate.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm Going to Chop It!

Cut it or Keep It

You guys decided, by a land slide, that I'm going to chop off my hair!

I'm excited because I've decided to get it cut at a salon, and I have NEVER had my hair professionally cut.

The look I'm going for is collarbone length with soft layers. I'm still on the fence about whether or not I should try bangs again...

Here are some of the inspiration photos I want to show my stylist (whoever it may be):

Image from Box No. 216

This is very pretty. I wish I was brave enough to try a bit of ombre. Maybe I'll have to give lemon juice a whirl this summer.

Edgy and sexy hair cut this winter is the collar bone length hair cute with a heavy side bang.  #sexyedgyhair #winterlook2013
Image from Alex Crabtree

I really like this one as well. I know my hair wouldn't be this fluffy unless I curled it, but it shows me the potential. :)

Now I just need to find someone willing to watch Helen (I may just go after she's in bed some night) and set up an appointment.

Thank you all for helping me decide!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cut It or Keep It? YOU Decide!

Cut It or Keep It
I have been thinking about getting my hair cut for quite some time. The last time I had an appreciable amount lopped off was a couple of summers ago. The ends are getting split, so I'm definitely due for a trim. 

Here's my dilemma: My hair is at a length right now that is very easy to braid and put into a bun. However, my head starts to hurt if my hair is in a bun for very long. Also, I never curl my hair anymore because there's no point: the curls just fall out of my heavy hair.

So, I've decided to let YOU, dear readers, decide for me!

I would get my hair cut to about the length in the photo to the left - maybe a little longer (I would be going for collarbone length). Right now my hair is almost as long as it is in the photo on the right (maybe a bit shorter). BTW, that photo was taken when I was 17. Woot.

So, just leave a comment saying, "Cut it!" or "Keep it!" You can give me your reasons for chopping it or letting it stick around if you like.

I'll tally up the answers next Tuesday and let you know the results!

My fate is in your hands.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My Project 52: Completed

Helen, Weeks 1 - 52

I forgot to tell you guys that I completed my project 52!

Last year I committed to taking a picture of Helen every week until her first birthday. It's wonderful to look back at the photos and see her change.

Here is a short video compiling all 52 of the photos. Enjoy!

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