Bits & Pieces of Home

This is the small town Iowa house where I grew up. The governor of Iowa once lived in it. I remember when we moved into the house in 1990, we would find bits and pieces of history beneath the wall paper and in the attic. My parents have put a lot of work into it over the years and I love spending time there. While it seems my Mom and Dad are always building, changing and redecorating, it always feels like home.

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Girls Weekend

This past weekend, I packed my bags and headed south to spend time with good friends. Clear Lake has some quaint, affordable, little cottages on the lake for rent and we’ve made it tradition to stay there every winter. We prefer the Millie cottage. This year was especially relaxing, as we didn’t venture out much. Instead we stayed warm in our comfy clothes and watched movies, played card games, and had good conversation. I tried to drink in as much of it as possible, for it will be my last girl’s weekend sans-infant. Next year should be interesting!

Do you have any traditions with your BFF’s?

Flashy Things

Since I have been obsessing over She & Him for the past few months, I decided I better post a few photos from the show I went to back in May for my birthday. Darin and I didn’t try to get too close up, because the venue is relatively small and felt pretty crowded. We weren’t allowed to use flashes at the show, so, here are a few shots I got. Most of them weren’t very clear. Zooey and M. Ward were both extremely classy, witty, and cute. I also thoroughly enjoyed their opening band, The Chapin Sisters.

Last weekend, my sister and I traveled down to our home town in Iowa for a little Summerfest fun, which included a craft sale that we partook in. It was also nice to see the family and celebrate Father’s Day. Here are a few shots of our our craft table and jewelry. Most of the jewelry that didn’t sell will be added to our online store shortly.

As you can see, I’ve been keeping busy with jewelry making and the such. Sorry for the blog neglect. I hope to have some time this weekend to devote to it.