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Wearing my Origami Owl necklace

On Saturday it was actually pretty enough to walk around a bit outside. It was wonderful to feel the warm sun on my face! Fadra had been sick so I didn't want her to get too excited but she couldn't help herself. She still had to chase Fiona. Of course, you know how cats are, she likes to taunt her and then ignore her. It's funny! I kept our venture outdoors short and it was nice while it lasted. Fadra is so much like a baby I swear. Afterwards she wanted me to sit with her and slept about 2 hours. My son laughs at me and asks if I do realize that she is a dog. I realize she is but I don't think she realizes she is! 
While walking around and taking a few photos it occurred to me that I hadn't featured my Origami Owl necklace that I got for Christmas on the blog so since I had it on I thought I would take a picture and share. I really love it and it's such a novel idea. Pretty cool! It is a locket necklace that opens up for small personal charms. You can change…

New Baby Dress Crochet Pattern

I have been looking for a basic baby dress pattern which is quick, repetitive and something I can make while I watch tv. I don't have much time for crocheting and I don't like to use a pattern but if it's easy enough I can eventually memorize it. Reading a pattern takes the fun out of it for me. After all I am trying to watch tv! lol I don't want to miss a single zombie head being loped off or smashed on the Walking Dead just because I was trying to read. I'm sure you can identify. A girl can only sell so many hats and scarfs though and with mom selling her baby clothes herself now it was time I found something for baby that I could make easily. This pattern fit the bill for a girl. Now to find something for a boy. 
I was invited to join the Craftsy affiliate program awhile back and if you like to craft you should check it out. Very cool site! Free patterns and classes in lots of stuff along with whatever you might want to purchase. You can even upload your own pa…

This year's wedding anniversary

Time of year to celebrate our wedding anniversary once again and what happens two hours before we are to leave for reservations at our favorite restaurant? Well it starts to snow without stopping and there's no way we can drive an hour to eat. Oh, how I missed the Grand Finale Restaurantbut what is a girl to do. You can't fight mother nature! Since I have been changing things up I had decided to forego red this year and wear a blue sweater with my blue boots. The snow also took care of that. I could not wear my boots in the weather. We made the best of it and at least made it to town to eat. We went to the Florentine Hotel once more. We hadn't eaten there in awhile and then ended up going two times in two weeks. At least I got my own picture this time. Actually the reason I first went to the Grand Finale years ago was because the bar that used to be in the Florentine was sold to them when it was redecorated years ago. Delicious food and good conversation so all was not lo…

Blog anniversary

I just realized when I posted earlier today that it is the third anniversary of my first post and stab at blogging. Thank you to all my readers and friends I have made along the way. And a special thanks to all the other bloggers for all your inspiration. Thanks for dragging me out of my jeans and black clothing and giving me a sense of style again. Without you I wouldn't know what to put on everyday! I wish I had more time to stop by and say hello to you all more often but even if I don't I still check you out when I can and must say you all look fabulous! 
I became interested in blogging after I bought my first dress at Modcloth for my 13th wedding anniversary which lands on Valentine's Day. I stumbled upon all the awesome ladies inspiring others through blogging what they like to wear and I wanted to be a part of it all. Lord knows I needed some help in the inspiration department. It has taken some effort on my part but I've stuck with it and now I feel confident I…

Winter cardinals and a lone duck ~ photos

I have always loved birds in an odd sort of way. I find them amazingly beautiful and creepy all at the same time. I am envious and sorry for them all at the same time and I sometimes feel one will pick me out intentionally to taunt me or laugh at me. I also feel they are watching me at times. Once again this probably stems from my love of scary stories. Of course there is most always some wicked bird either as part of the story or one lurking in the shadows. One thing you never want is a big black crow following you around, that's for sure! 
I had chickens when I was a girl and I tried having a small bird in the house when my kids were small but I just find birds of any kind to be too messy to be pets even outside so now I just watch them from afar.  I hope to have a bird feeder up and working before the next winter. They could have used a bit of help this winter. I did what I could with bread crumbs and such but wished I had placed a bird feeder out. Next year for sure my little…

A Night Out

We decided to brave the cold and finally venture out of the house and go to dinner the other night. We decided to keep it close to home and visited an old favorite, The Florentine Hotel. It has not been a hotel for many years but everyone still calls it the hotel. I used to work there when it was first remodeled in the 80's. The place was always packed with people coming for miles to eat there.  Bluegrass music always played live on the weekends. The old floor used to bounce up and down with people dancing. Good times for sure! I didn't get a chance to take a picture of my own of the outside so I borrowed one from the internet. I was quite pleased to have found a page that has many pictures of town you might enjoy checking out. You can see them all here. I've sure done a lot of driving, drinking and dancing around this old town but my first love was the skating rink! oh, the memories. 

Brown Blazer: (similar)///Jeans: Calvin Klein///Boots: Ugg

They've turned the old fi…

I've been crocheting!

I've been waiting until the first of the year to start listing items in my eBay store again. The last couple of years I have been helping my mom get established on her own page and I have only been listing a few things here and there. I have had so many other things going on that I've pushed it to the back of the burner. Now that things have settled down I'm ready to get back into the swing of it. I really do enjoy it! I made scarfs for all the ladies in the immediate family and a couple of friends and they loved them so much I thought I would make some to sell. You can find me at And you can find my mom's baby items at audreycrochet. Keep an eye out as I hope to continue to add items as I get them made. If you have something in mind you would like to have crocheted give me a holler, one of us may be able to make it for you.