{before & after}


been wanting to create a shirt for a while but between 3 jobs and spending time with the boy,

this summer leaves no free time to be found

shirt was simple to make - sewed ruffles out of strips of fabric

created flowers from strips of fabric

attatched to plain white shirt from target

ta da new shirt

hopefully soon i will have the second shirt i have been working on -

it just needs beads added to it which will hopefully be done during the car ride on our trip this


more on that soon...


{Spring Breeze Cheesecake}

1 package cream cheese
1/3 cup of sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 container of whipped cream
1 graham cracker pie crust
fresh strawberries & blueberries

Beat cheese until smooth;
gradually beat in sugar.
Blend in sour cream and vanilla
Fold in whipped topping, blend well
Spoon into crust.
Chill until set- (at least 4 hours)
Garnish with fresh strawberries & blueberries

perfect for a 4th of July celebration


{on my mind}

finding this poster very inspiring lately
from this shop


how beautiful is this bride?
it didn't hurt that the setting was beautiful as well
i was lucky enough to help photograph this wedding reception
i'm in love with weddings
can't wait to do another





new bracelet in the shop
loving the simplicity of stretch bracelets right now.
slip them on and go.
love the vintage beads i just got for this one.
such cool summer colors that go with everything.
check it out here.


{weekend snapshot}

snapshot from this weekend
wedding, graduation party, lots of celebrating
love this dress
(looks so much better in person)
loving the warm weather & fun weekends so much right now.


i go through periods in my jewelry making where im stuck on making one type of thing
a lot of times it is necklaces
right now its bracelets
stretchy, simple, pink...
the problem is i don't want to give any of these up!

hope you have a lovely weekend


{daily inspiration}

been making these flowers out of fabric

so easy to make..but not 100% satisfied using glue to secure them..attempting to sew some

great way to dress up..anything... cards, scrapbooks, gift packages



newly listed.

find it here.

{june 1st}

the "21 things before 22" list re-visted.

it's june 1st which means there are 4 more months to complete the list

surprisingly i have crossed off several things

although i think the harder ones are the ones that remain

9 out of 21 done.

p.s. completed that running goal last week with 106%... unsure of whether i want to start another. :-)

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