Sunday, November 27, 2011

november the 27th

just a quick note: tomorrow is Cyber Monday and as a result I have a coupon for you.
Use code HURRAY at checkout for 20% off anything and everything!
and now for the real post...

today in photographs.


Thanksgiving has come and gone. I can't believe how fast the year has gone by. Every year around this time I say that. "My oh my. Time sure is flying." Perhaps it is really moving at regular speeds. Either way I am trying to be more aware of what is happening in the here and now and not look to the future constantly. I have so much to be thankful for and I don't want the hours, days and weeks to sneak by without my noticing and appreciating them.

Since I last saw him (about 2 months ago), my brother has gotten so much taller! I am afraid he'll be taller than me the next time I visit. How did that happen?

Family tradition, visiting Blake's grandparents before heading to Thanksgiving dinner. 
The darling Phoebe, my shiny, new niece, looking all cute in her pretty dress.

Me and mom playing with pocket photobooth!
I showed Caitlyn how to use the Cat ffects App and it provided quite a bit of entertainment.

And to end the day: hot chocolate, a round of Settlers of Catan and the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

a bit of rain

Today has been a day of rain here in Southern California. I love rain. Truly. I adore it. Especially when I have the day off. And today I was off!

Gingerbread latte! Yum.

After a rainy morning at church I took advantage of Starbucks' by one get one deal with the mister. He had to leave quickly for work but I decided to linger even though it meant walking home in the downpour. I actually liked that part. Also, I got lots of crocheting done. So all in all it was a lovely day.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

new friends

After getting so many lovely compliments on my octopus scarf and several inquiries as to where someone else could get one I have finally added them to my shop! 
The first one I posted sold within the first day to someone I didn't know! Definitely encouragement to make more. So I have. Currently there are two octopi in my shop and they are soon to be joined by three more! Hurray!

The last several times I have worn my octopus scarf out and about I have been lucky enough to have business cards on me to hand out. What a great way to promote my shop!

I love taking my supplies and camping out at a coffee shop to get lots done. I usually get to talk to a bunch of random people while I am working which is (almost) always fun.

Get one before it gets you!!

yellow octopus

purple octopus