Monday, January 31, 2011

It's here! It's here!

I am so excited to finally be able to make a blog post about my etsy store! I put up my first few items for sale over the weekend, and I am going to be adding stuff as fast as I can make it!

I knit headbands. All are unique, and look super cute on just about anyone. I love mixing colors and really just making statement pieces for everyday wear. Here are a few of the headbands that I have up for sale currently:

Here is the link to my store (Ah! So happy!)

I also can do custom orders if there is a specific headband your heart desires!

Be back tomorrow for day 5 of project 31.


Project 31: Day 4

Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit

Picking out a favorite outfit is really difficult! I'm not usually one to wear the same thing twice very often. I always mix and match my clothes to keep it fun and interesting. Plus, it keeps me from feeling the need to buy new clothing all the time! Luckily, I had a coworker who captured a picture of an outfit that really describes my style the other day. P.S. Isn't the wallpaper at my salon awesome??

This is pretty much me. I love dresses and skirts more than pants. And I wear jeans very rarely.I think I find that dresses and skirts are much more flattering to my body type than pants. I guess I kind of have an hourglass shape, and certain pants make me look kind of frumpy and odd shaped! I almost always have tights on with boots. Boots seem to be an essential when living in Seattle and just the Northwest in general. Otherwise I would have a lot of days of having wet feet from all the rain. My style is a mixture of old and new.  For example, I love mixing vintage with modern pieces. Or wearing a modern shaped dress that has a vintage-style patten to it. I wear a lot of grey and black, and usually pop some color in there. I wear brights too, but sometimes I feel like they compete with my crazy bright hair!

So there you go, one of my favorite things to wear! Do you want to join in and do Project 31? Check out She Breathes Deeply  for all the info on it. She's got the button and everything!

I'll be making another blog post today, and it will be an exciting one!! So you should probably come back to check it out :).


She Breathes Deeply

Friday, January 28, 2011

Project 31: Day 3

 Today was a busy one. Worked all day, and took pictures of all my headbands to put onto my etsy site. Hoping to have them up by the end of the weekend. Anyways, here is day three of Project 31!

Day 3: Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?

There is a person I thought of right away when I read this question. Who is it, you ask? My best friend, Sharla. No doubt she is a beautiful girl inside and out. Sharla has always been gorgeous, I mean seriously gorgeous. She also looks just like Reese Witherspoon, which people point out to her all the time. Not only is she beautiful looking, but she is an absolutely beautiful person on the inside. Sharla lives her life with so much passion. Her life is dedicated to living for Jesus, and her heart just oozes with love for Him. She is a kind and caring person, and loves spending time with people and encouraging them. She always listens to me, and gives such sound and wise advice about life. She always is inspirational to me, and I always look up to her for her beauty, and am so lucky to have known a girl like her for the majority of my life.  I hope she reads this, and can be reminded about how awesome she is!

She Breathes Deeply

I'm hoping to squeeze Day 4 in tomorrow.  It's a busy day! I have to work, and then my hubby's band is having their EP release show. Want to check them out? I have no problem with shamless plugs :). Check them out!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Project 31: Day 2

So I definitely skipped a day of blogging, so I am still only on day two of Project 31. But no worries, as long as I do it eventually, right? OK, question two!

What makes you uniquely you?

So, this question is a blast! I love learning what makes people unique, and what fun quirks people have!

Here are some random and unique facts about me:

-I have bright red hair. Like, really red. I almost always have red hair.  My sister's hair is red naturally, and I've always been secretly jealous. I'm blonde naturally, but it's not as fun :).

-I'm a bookaholic. I love love love to read. My husband and I have an overflow of books at our apartment.

- I love Disney Princesses. Especially Ariel. She is my favorite. (Maybe that's why I love red hair so much!) I know I'm way too old to like them her as much as I do, but I can't help myself. Its my only way to hang on to my inner five year old.

-I love to bake.

-I'm a very laid back person, but high strung all at the same time. Weird, right?

-I love showtunes and musicals. I wanted to be a professional stage actor for a few years when I was growing up.

Hope those were fun to read! Tune in tomorrow for day three!


She Breathes Deeply

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Project 31: Day 1

Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?

This is a question I had to think about for awhile. Beauty to me means a lot of different things. For one, I work in the industry of beauty, so my days are consumed with hair color, makeup, hairspray, and mirrors. I absolutely love making someone feel beautiful. Sure, outward appearance is not everything, but there is something fabulous about looking in the mirror and loving what you see. I can't tell you how awesome it feels when I see someone's face light up when they see their hair after their service is over. Beauty is also something that is not always physically seen. There is beauty in the way someone speaks, the way they treat others, and the way they live their life. I always find beauty in someone who is selfless, and people who have love just pouring out of them. Beauty to me is found in knowing God, and having a personal relationship with Him. He makes me feel beautiful, and reminds me my gifts and abilities are what make me a beautiful girl inside and out. 

Hope you enjoyed day one! Stay tuned for tomorrow.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Beauty Series.

Hello everyone!

So recently, I saw a series on this lovely gal's blog. I've been following her for a few months, and she is awesome. The series is called "Project 31." It's 31 days of celebrating beauty in a way that is very inspiring and special. The whole idea behind the project is the passage in Proverbs that says this:

Description of a Worthy Woman
10 An excellent wife, who can find?
          For her worth is far above jewels.

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
          And he will have no lack of gain.

12 She does him good and not evil
          All the days of her life.

13 She looks for wool and flax
          And works with her hands in delight.

14 She is like merchant ships;
          She brings her food from afar.

15 She rises also while it is still night
          And gives food to her household
          And portions to her maidens.

16 She considers a field and buys it;
          From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She girds herself with strength
          And makes her arms strong.

18 She senses that her gain is good;
          Her lamp does not go out at night.

19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
          And her hands grasp the spindle.

20 She extends her hand to the poor,
          And she stretches out her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
         For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for herself;
          Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates,
          When he sits among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
          And supplies belts to the tradesmen.

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
          And she smiles at the future.

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,
          And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
          And does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up and bless her;
          Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:

29 “Many daughters have done nobly,
          But you excel them all.”

30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
          But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

31 Give her the product of her hands,
          And let her works praise her in the gates.

Now if that is not an awesome woman, who is? I strive to be like this everyday. Not exactly easy. I am so inspired by Project 31, here are the daily questions I'll be answering:

Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6.  Jaded beauty.  Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10.  What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18.  Describe your personality.
Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?
Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!

So tomorrow will be Day 1, and I cannot wait! If you are feeling inspired, you can get more information about  Project 31 here. She explains it wonderfully!

Until tomorrow,

She Breathes Deeply

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Today was a good day. Worked at my favorite salon, enjoyed my awesome coworkers, ate some Thai food, and am now relaxing at home. Here is my Outfit of the Day.

No idea where my head went in the last picture. Ask my photographer/husband.
But, I guess my head has nothing to do with my clothing.

I am off to finish coloring my hair, because I just can't get away from hair 
color, even after coming home from a salon all day!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Back from another illness/Cleaning and Baking.

Ok, so I am finally making another post. I just recovered from illness number two, and it kicked my butt. I am so  thankful for my health, and to be feeling (almost) normal again. Hopefully that is the last illness for a looong time, so I can actual stay consistent in making posts.

Today was a day off for me, and I was so excited to spend it cleaning and baking. Yes, I know, I am one of those weird people that enjoy cleaning. So now I have a shiny apartment, and some yummy cookies in the oven!

I had all intentions of posting an outfit of the day today, but unfortunately, I don't think a t-shirt and jeans counts as an outfit. So, how about an "Apron of the Day" post?

Another post soon. Hopefully everyone is staying healthy!


P.S. Only 12 days until my etsy shop goes live. I cannot wait, I've been knitting and gluing and sewing like crazy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Today, I really miss my best friend. She is the coolest girl I know, and I love her to death. But sadly, she is currently living on the other side of the world. Which especially doesn't help with the whole missing her situation.

So what do I do when I miss her? I look at awesome (and slightly dorky) pictures of us. And I remember why we've been BFF's since 1st grade. There is no one else that gets me the way she does, and I'm blessed to have her in my life.

So Sharla, if you are reading this. This is a tribute to you, and how much I love us!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 1 (Monday)

Hello, everyone! I am finally back. After a week of feeling not so hot, I'm able to finally get back to work.

Here it goes:

This is what I wore yesterday (Monday). It was snowing outside, and pretty freaking cold. This is my best "I'm totally comfortable, and not freezing my butt off " face. Convincing? Probably not, haha! The pictures are a bit blurry, but I think it's because my hubby was messing with the camera settings :).

 I've been hanging out with my mom for the past few days, and I LOVE having her in Seattle. We drove all the way to Portland yesterday to go to Powell's bookstore. Somewhere in our minds, we were able to justify our over 2 hour drive for the love of books. Ok, maybe it's more like a sick obsession with books. Although, we did make a pit stop for donuts, to further justify the long trip.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hey guys.

So I've wanted to start on my new series really badly, but I am really sick. I had all intentions of taking daily pictures, and posting them each day. But, unfortunately no one would want to see a girl who looks kind of ill and incredibly sleepy.

I hope to start feeling better soon, so I can get back on track with my blog.

Hope everyone is happy and healthy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Passion for fashion.

I mentioned in my last post, I am going to start a series on this blog of mine. I am constantly inspired by the beautiful and unique style and clothing that is shared in the blogging community. And for me, getting dressed is something that I look forward to every single day! So, why not share that love with everyone else? Now, I don't think I'm a fashion guru or anything, I just love it in general. I'm not sure if every outfit will get posted daily, or weekly. Heck, I don't even have a name for it. So, I guess for now you will just be on your toes to see how this all works out, yes?

Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful week so far. I've been busy hanging out with one of my little brothers. I'm so thankful he came up to visit. Be back soon!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Six years (1/1/11)

 Today marks the 6 year anniversary of Ian and I being together. It has been quite the adventure, and I've loved every minute of it. So, to commemorate this occasion, here are a few old (REALLY old) and newer photos of our time together.

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve/Day. Cheers to a year full of fun and excitement.
I will be posting tomorrow about a new weekly series that I am starting. Can't wait!
Goodnight xoxo