Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday!

The Weekend of Crochet

I had such a crafty weekend! On Saturday, I spent two hours at the car dealership getting my car worked on and crocheting.  Afterwards, Nicole & I went to the Sugar Plum Bazaar - a hip little craft show.  It was pretty crowded/congested, but I was able to buy a cute little pair of earrings.  I love the picture of them below - Oliver is way too used to being the only subject of photographs...he was jealous. Nicole & Wyatt came over after the show and Wyatt got stuck in my couch, but I think he loved it.  He is just the cutest!

On Sunday, Loren came over and we crocheted for a few hours.  I always love to see what she's working on! 
I also spent the entire weekend watching Breaking Bad.  It's not the most relaxing show to crochet to, but I can't stop watching.  I only have one episode left of the latest season and it's going to be insane!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Variations on a Theme

I bought the dish towel, pictured below, and then started to notice a theme of sorts.  Thanks to Beth for adding the Santa hat to Oliver for my new header.  I can't look at it without laughing.  Poor little Santa Oliver.

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Friday, November 18, 2011


I'm starting a new blanket that is so perfect, but here's the pattern.  It actually comes with a chart too, so I think I can swing it.  The last big pattern I used was from Australia, so I'm becoming a  pretty international crafter.  Maybe when I actually find a US crochet pattern, it will seem easy (or I'll be clueless, because I'm always converting).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oliver loves The XFactor

Oliver is not a big TV watcher.  He's usually cuddled up in a ball or sleeping under the covers and always oblivious to the television, but there is one show he's into - The XFactor.
I've stumbled upon that show twice now, and those are the two times he's actually stared at the TV.

This was last month.....

And this was last night.

Here is Beth's theory. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Roey + Steve + Mary + Oliver

Last weekend, Roey & Steve came to visit us! We had a really fun weekend! Dog park, Chinese with friends, Football, Nightline Mysteries, White Christmas, Dress shopping, Coors Brewery, Snooze, P10, Bubba Gump's, Senor Ricks, Starbucks, Estes Park, IKEA - what am I missing? I think I got most of it! Anyway, we had a grand ole time & I'll see them both in a month, so I can't really complain!


Monday, November 14, 2011

One picture

I have a lot of pictures to share from my weekend with Roey & Steve, but this one sort of sums it all up.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Button Collar

Last week I saw a tutorial for a button collar on the Freckled Nest blog.  Oliver had to have one, of course!  When I find a cute collar, it's always so expensive, so this was the perfect solution.  I really wanted to add red buttons for the Christmas season, but I resisted...for now anyway.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Pink Tree!

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I've been wanting a pink Christmas tree forever! Last year, I had this exact one in my cart and took it out at the last minute.  Yesterday, Marie didn't let me make that mistake again.
It's not quite decorated yet, but Oliver is still in awe of it.
P.S. I still had all of my Halloween decorations up, so I decided to take them down, but then I still had pumpkins around that can stay through Thanksgiving...maybe this means I'm decorating too early!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More snow!

We had another snowy day yesterday, and another snowy morning walk.  I wore my North Dakota winter coat for the first time this season! I think it was only 18 degrees when I left my apt.  I almost put Oliver's little coat on, but I knew he'd be embarassed in front of all the huskys and labs of the neighborhood.