Unintended Hiatus

I’ve been gone for so long! I’m so very sorry! These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of CRAZY!

When I was in California I was lucky enough to share a Starkid experience with my friend C! I told her I bought general admission tickets when I really bought VIP tickets. I surprised her the day of the concert and told her about the VIP tickets. Needless to say, she was excited!

So here are some pictures! We had such a great time! I really can’t imagine not having spent this time with her. We used to just lay around on her bed or mine talking about everything, some days I really miss that. Most days I just miss having her within driving distance!

That’s us with all of the Starkids who were performing!

That’s me with Jim Povolo who is one of my favorite Starkids. Can you guess why? No, it’s not JSUT because he’s ridiculously attractive, it’s because he’s a tall guy! :) So what did we talk about? The fact that his ex-girlfriend from Montana had pet wolves. It’s a long story.

This picture is of me and Joey Richter. He’s such a nice guy!

That’s Joe Walker and myself! His outfit was HYSTERICAL. The whole concert had an archaeology vibe to it and he wore these super short khaki shorts!  Absolutely had me cracking up the whole time!

You can see Joe Walker’s shorts on the right!

Then I worked for a very long time (with some crafting!) Then it was time for a few days of birthday celebrations!

My birthday was this past Sunday June 10. I made a stop at the Starbucks in the morning and patiently waited for my aunt to text me the “all-clear.” My cousins are 6 and 9 years old right now and obsessed with surprising people on their birthdays!

I figured I’d play along and I played right into their hands. I thought that I would be working hard to act surprised by my cousins however I was completely floored by the fact that my mom and brother were sitting in the living room when I arrived!

We spent the past few days doing lots of things! We went out to eat, had fun with family, went to Holiday World, and I even made a stop at Trader Joe’s after I dropped my mom and brother off at the Louisville airport!

All in all, I was completely shocked and I had so much fun! It was a very good way to spend the past few days! Especially since the last two weeks I worked 81 hours! These upcoming 2 weeks I’ll be working 88 hours… Remind me not to overschedule myself again!

Don’t worry, amidst all of this crazy fun I have been crafting! I’ve been busy with yarn and floss (are you scared yet?) Within the next few weeks I’ll be trying to catch you guys up to speed on my crafting adventures!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas everyone!

This year I decided I really wanted to do something special for my Mom, Dad and brother, Joey. With my interest in needle arts growing it became quickly apparent that ornaments would be the perfect thing to make them!

Ornaments are easy to pack without taking up too much room, they can be adorable, and best of all, I could personalize them.

These ornaments were very hard for me to keep secret from my family (well, not a total secret! I told my mom about the ones for my dad and brother!) for so long. When I got off the plane I wanted to dig them out and chuck them at my family yet somehow (I don’t know how!) I was able to keep these a secret until I could give them to my family on the night before Christmas.

Without further ado, here are the ornaments that I finished in the beginning of November! (Talk about getting Christmas stuff done early!)

I did my Dad’s first. I’m ridiculously proud of this ornament due to the fact it’s the first one I did. It’s actually the first embroidery piece I ever tried my hand at.

My brother is on the Varisty Football team at his school. He was the starting center for two years. This summer he graduates high school!

I made this one for my Momma Bear because she loves snowmen. As long as I’ve known her (you know, all of my life) she has had an affinity for snowmen.

Happy Christmas to everyone! I hope that you are all sipping on a hot drink of your choice and enjoying the company of your friends, family, and significant others!

Have a wonderful day!

The Merry Family Gatherings

This year I gifted my Aunt, Uncle, Walker, and Mason the ornaments I made for them!

Can you tell that ornaments were sort of my thing this year?

For my Aunt and Uncle I made this:

I used  Paint to hide their last name, too much info for you lovely internet people! :P

For Mason I made this:

For Walker I made this:

Happy Christmas to my family in Evansville!

Have a wonderful day all!

Oh, Thank Cuteness!

I know I’ve been posting quite a bit however I couldn’t resist joining in on the OTC week that Quilt Dad blogged about. It’s being put on by Generation Q.

The premise is to post about what makes your world cute, and what makes my world cute is family!

My Evansville family consists of my Aunt, Uncle, and two younger cousins. I adore them and they make my life here in Evamsville so much better! Whether it’s running a 5k on Thanksgiving morning, babysitting, or having Sunday dinners with them, it makes my life that much sweeter here in the midwest.

Here’s my Aunt, cousin Walker and I at Thanksgiving run this year!


Here’s a picture I took of them last year for their holiday cards!

My immediate family also makes my life that much better! I miss them a whole bunch and can’t wait to see them! I thought I’d post some pictures of them when I was much younger, and one recent one of my brother!

That’s my Mom holding me!

That would be my father.

That’s me in the box and my brother, Joey, on top of it!

This is Joey nowadays! (The one on the right is our Mom’s cousin Challice!)

So that’s my cute family!

I hope you’ve enjoyed it and you go here to see what is cute in other bloggers lives!

Have a good day!

I hope you enjoyed this ‘cute’ post!