A Simple DIY: Fall Wreath

24 September 2011

I finally finished the fall wreath I've been working on and wanted to share the process with you all. It was very easy to create, a little time consuming, but simple nonetheless. 

What you'll need: 


  • A foam wreath (Found mine at Hobby Lobby) 
  • Yarn (in assorted colors, as many different colors as you'd like) 
  • Floral Arrangements (I found these on sale at Hobby Lobby!) 


Begin by wrapping the yarn color of choice around the foam wreath. I usually take a little piece of tape to secure the first part of the yarn. You will cover the tape with yarn eventually as you keep going. 


Keep alternating your yarn colors as much as you'd like. This doesn't have to be perfect as long as the foam wreath is completely covered and the color spacing is to your liking. 


Next, I cut the stems off of the floral arrangements from Hobby Lobby and used a glue gun to attached the leaves/flowers to the wreath in whatever way I felt was best. 

I think it turned out great and really makes our front door pop! Wrapping the yarn is a tad time consuming, but catch up on your favorite TV show and relax. The end result is exactly what I was looking for! 



Fall is in the Air: An Outfit Post

19 September 2011

I can feel fall coming. It's seeping into my bones. Scarves, boots, lattes, leaves. My favorite time of year. 

In an effort to wear more color (Number Twenty) , I picked up this dress the other day. I've been really attracted to outfits with a lot of print and huge earrings. 





Outfit Details: 
Dress & Earrings: Charming Charlie's
Shoes: Payless, I think? 

Also, I finished my fall garland the other night (Based off of Elsie's garland) . I love how it turned out and it's a perfect fit for our piano. 



Check back soon for a new Fall Wreath DIY that I've been working on! 


The A to Z of Me

14 September 2011

I saw this over on this blog. I figured I'd try it out. Random facts about random people are always fascinating. 



A. Age: 25
B. Bed size: Queen 
C. Chore that you hate: Laundry. I loathe folding laundry. 
D. Dogs: I married a kitty guy. We’re working on that one. 
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee.Coffee.Coffee.
F. Favorite color: Aqua! 
G. Gold or Silver:  Silver. But, I’ve been wearing more gold jewelry lately. 
H. Height: 5’7”? 5’8”? 
I. Instruments you play: Guitar, keys, drums. Listen to some of our music here. 
J. Job title: Day Job: Corporate Assistant Any other time: Musician, photographer
K. Kids: None yet. Soon? 
L. Live: Fort Collins, CO. 
M. Mother’s name: Lori. She rocks. 
N. Nicknames: Bails, Hay Bail, Balls (long story), Bazzle, Baybahloo. 
O. Overnight hospital stays: None. Thank heavens! 
P. Pet peeves:  If people are late to everything! I can’t tolerate that. I’m always early. 
Q. Quote from a movie: Hmmm. Playing in bands with a bunch of dudes, I usually hear something along the lines of Dumb & Dumber and something that left the mouth of Ron Burgundy at some point or another. 
R. Right or left handed: Lefty
S. Siblings: 1 little sis. She is awesome. She makes my hair look good. 
U. Underwear: I wear it? 
V. Vegetable you hate: Onions. Ick. Other than that, I love me some veggies! 
W. What makes you run late: I try to make sure that never happens. I am usually prepared for just about anything. 
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Xrays when I’ve gone to the dentist. I think that’s about it. 
Y. Yummy food that you make: I’ve just started baking. I think I’m pretty good at making some bread. But, that’s about as far as I go. 
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes. 

LINK LOVE: A Hodgepodge

12 September 2011

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I have been all over the place lately, from dreaming up fall decor, to reading too many baby blogs, to writing about being a vagabond. (yeah, that would be in another lifetime.) 

Here's what has caught my eye as of late......


This book and this concept. The longing to travel has never been quenched in my heart and it arises quite often. That's usually when reality smacks me in the face and I'm left pondering. 
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New fall wreath ideas. I want something different and unique this year. 
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I also am planning on doing this fall garland, found on Elsie's blog. I want to string it across our piano. 

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This Easy Little Bread recipe from one of my favorite websites. I made this simple recipe last week when we made a pot of chili. Delicious. 
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And last but not least, I've been watching a lot of documentaries on Netflix lately. I fit them in between MadMen episodes while I'm folding laundry. The two that most recently caught my eye are: 

The Business of Being Born: I was an emotional mess. It documents the idea of birth in a hospital vs a home birth. 

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(I will note, that it is fairly graphic.)

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead: This documents one mans journey into completely changing the way he eats by going on a strictly juice diet. It makes me want to go out and buy a juicer right now. Christmas present idea perhaps? 
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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

11 September 2011

I've really enjoyed baking lately. Which is also on the items on my 25 before 26 list. I even have endured heating up my house to desert temperatures just to bake a loaf of bread lately. Luckily, the weather is finally beginning to cool down and the process of baking isn't quite so sweaty. Fall is coming. I welcome it with open arms. 

Last night, we went to a shindig for this guy's birthday. Listen to his music. I promise you will not be disappointed. For the festivities, I baked some of my grandmother's chocolate zucchini bread. Granted, it's not the healthiest thing ever (stuff with chocolate chips loaded into its goodness, rarely ever is too good for you,) but it's delicious. 

I even was able to use some of the zucchini from our very own garden. Most of that sad little garden fought a good fight this year, but I sure do have a lot of zucchini to go around. 

Here is the recipe for the bread: 




On another note, I changed my hair for fall. It's quite the change from the strawberry blond I've been rocking for a while. My sister is awesome enough to do my hair! I'm very red right now and love it! I'm also wearing the awesome apron my mother in law picked up for me. 

There is nothing quite like having a home filled with the smell of this bread. 
Enjoy!