Sunday, December 25, 2011

Some Big News!

So....I have some pretty exciting news! I am engaged! That's right, ten days after being home he proposed!

Here's the proposal story:

We went out on Monday, December 19th to cut down a Christmas tree. Because it is more manly my beau brought an axe. He was choppin' away at the tree and then asked if I wanted a turn. I began attempting not to cut my leg off and he was taking pictures of me. Then something fell on my head so I looked down and there was a pickle ornament-which had fallen out of the tree. Then I looked at it and there was a ring on it! And he went down on one knee and asked me to marry him and I said "yes"!

I am very excited to marry my best friend and the most amazing man I could ever hope for!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

He's Home

I have not actually fallen off the face of the Earth, my beau is just home. Right in time for finals! :]

I have mentioned before on here that my beau was serving a full-time mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Virginia. Well, after 737 days he is now home!

Awkward. :]


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"A date which will live in infamy"

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Unfortunately I cannot get the video to upload, but here's the link.

But, this is another one that I really like. 

I am so thankful for those who have served, both past and present.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Final Blues

The final blues have begun to set in. I start finals on the 12 and they run through the 21. I have a presentation this week and an Organic Chemistry test. Ugh. I did get some fabric over the Black Friday Weekend for this dress. The one on the right side. I am hoping for it to be my Christmas dress and to make a matching tie for my beau! The only thing is, it has a lining! Eek! (I believe I mentioned that before....) BUT, I think I am going to go to an open sewing class to work on it so they can help me! Merry December!

Here is my dress form and me! I need to add a little bustage to it...It is almost flat chested, and I am most definitely not!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pink Coat

I did a little shopping this weekend, but I really did not want to spend a lot of money on things I did not need. BUT, I did get a new coat! See! It is a light pink trench coat and only $10 at Savers! (It was half off of $20, I wouldn't have paid $20 for it...)

Here is another vintage umbrella my mom got me!

ALSO.....I got fabric for a little baby blanket and some fabric to make a new dress! Yay! I am thinking that it will be my Christmas dress. Thing is, it has a lining on the bust area and I don't understand linings. But I heard that a local sewing cafe has open sewing this month on Wednesdays for relatively inexpensive, so maybe I will do that!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Getting Ready

I love getting all ready. I love any excuse to "dress up". Today is Thanksgiving and I get to spend the day with my whole family! :] What a great reason to dress up! I have more to write about, but this is all for the moment.

I was trying to channel Betty Grable here!

I was getting a little carried away here! Trying to look sultry...HAHA!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

25 Days

712 days down, 25 more to go!
He's the tall, dark, and handsome man one on the right. :]

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ghost Walk in Carson City

 I love ghost walks/tours. I love learning the history of the people that once inhabited the various places and what they did in their lives. Much of this has probably stemmed from when I was young, my mom loved history things. I used to pretend I lived anywhere from the 1500s-1800s. Okay, back to the story at hand. I went to Carson City, my state's capital, last weekend on a ghost walk. It was so much fun! And pretty!

This is my friend Jeremy and I, I think he even enjoyed the tour! :]
This is just a picture of me and my car...No particular reason for this one.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Beau

 My mom recently found the pictures of what I consider the beginning of my beau and me dating. (This was in May 2009) Granted we did not start dating for another 6 or so months, but it was here that we actually spent time together in a date style instead of just a group hanging out without being on a "date". I thought I would share! He is currently serving a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and comes home on December 9th! I cannot wait to see him again.

I know that I look rather silly, but I love the way he is looking at me so I can't help but adore this picture

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pin Curls

 I am still on the fence with pin curls. I think I prefer sponge rollers or perming rods, but pin curls are a lot more comfortable! They seem to take a really long time to dry and they have more kinks in them than when I use other forms of wet sets. I think once I find my rollers I will have to try that again to compare the two!

I had my outfit all planned until I could not find my skirt! This was the backup.

I ended up putting a ribbon in my hair because it was on my face and I hate hair being on my face!

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Dress Pictures and Patterns

I wanted to post a few more pictures of the dress that I completed. It actually did rain today, so I thought that the umbrella was appropriate! :] 
There was a GREAT sale at the fabric store on patterns, so I stocked up big time! I got seven new patterns, most of them are vintage reproduction.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A New Dress

I finished a new dress! I went to see CAKE perform last night and wanted to make a new dress to wear for it and this was the product of that. I used  McCall's 5972 to make this little number. I added sleeves to it and did not put in a lining, but other than that I just made the pattern as written.

Here I am at about 2 am with my ticket stub

Monday, September 26, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

And an outfit post! I shall start with that...It is beginning to feel like fall here in my neck of the woods! Finally! This is a skirt I made with a little cardigan that I like quite a lot.

Okay, now for the decisions part. I am planning on going to a somewhat formal dance in December and I want to make a dress for this event, but I am torn between a few Vintage Vogue patterns. Here are the culprits.

1. Vogue 1094

2. Vogue 1044. I imagine this one with a lace top. Mmmm.

3. This is one that I may just make to wear for semi-dress up occasions.