Tuesday, September 8, 2009


(All photos from Sweet Home Style)

These photos are inspiring me today :) I have been thinking about the type of theme (so to speak) that I would like to eventually have in my future home, and I believe what I would like most is a sort of rustic, woodsy, earthy feel. I'm talking log cabin. I want antlers on the wall, a fire place, worn wooden furniture and metal accents. Lots of earth tones and white fabrics. I don't know how well we'll be able to manage all this on a student's budget, but eventually is the operative word here.

Things that have been inspiring me lately are crafting! Anything and everything. I have been keeping a journal for Cade, doodling down little thoughts and feelings daily. I am giving it to him when I can see him again. Here are a few pages:

Yes, it is corny, I know. But I love it :)

I have been dying to learn how to knit, crochet and embroider. I have bought knitting needles, and started attempting to knit a scarf, but I just don't know if I am doing it right. My stitches are huge and mismatched, and none of them are the same size. I'm either doing it poorly, but correctly... or just completely wrong. I am hoping to get a crochet hook and another skein of yarn to take down to the beach with me next week so I can practice on my vacation. I also want to try my hand at embroidering. If only I had an unlimited supply of income to fund these endeavors!

(photo from Miniature Rhino)

I hope that one day I can become good enough at crocheting to try making an amigurumi. I have been reading blogs and tutorials about them for a while now, and they seem like they are fairly easy to complete if you are basically skilled with crocheting.

(photo from Cute Amigurumi)

I found this recipe on Kitty Genius and I think I'm going to try making it on Friday (my day off). I don't cook very often, but this seems simple (and delicious) enough for me to attempt. I'll let you know how it goes :)


  1. hello!

    your blog is super cute as well. i'm following!

    i'm dying to learn how to knit and crochet, but i am SO terrified. it seems so complicated!

    embroidery is pretty easy. it's frustrating when a knot appears OUT OF NOWHERE, and when there are tangles, but otherwise it's pretty relaxing (and a super easy way to make things cute).

  2. embroidery is super simple! you can learn different stitches from Sublime Stitching online! definitely worth trying..I did and now I'm hooked.

    Love the birch wood wallpaper from the first photo.

    cute blogg.