Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crocheted Baby Blanket - After a 3 year crocheting break!

Wow!  It's been forever it seems............I wanted to put my latest crochet project here.  After 3.5 years working for a custom builder, ending as Sales Manager and then the company suddenly closing, I went back to my love of crochet as I regroup.    I have so much yarn and decided to use up this gorgeous pastel choice into a blanket.....

Baby Blanket

Started off with a free pattern found here.

I was really proud of myself - when I found an error, I carefully and calmly pulled it out and started over.  I bet I crocheted this blanket 3 times if I counted all the times I redid areas but I thought - why hurry?  Why not just relax?  So I did!

When I was done with the "blanket" it was so small it was more like a play pad.  I decided to add borders until I was happy.  Here is a photo of the different ones I added.

I decided on a scalloped edging with the original multi-color yard from the interior of the blanket.

Final Product not blocked yet.

All my crocheted projects can be found at Ravelry - there is a box to the right or you can click HERE.

Do you crochet?  And do you use Ravelry?


Monday, August 19, 2013

Are You Hurting? Listen to this song......

Especially at the 3:20 mark.......


Friday, August 9, 2013

Cute Video - Girl Singing to Elvis


Monday, June 10, 2013

Media Room Ideas

From the beginnings of our home design experience, I have had a dream about the main great room wall and what I would love to design it.  And then I go back and forth thinking maybe I'll just incorporate all my ideas in what we do upstairs in the bonus room/media room "some day".  I've explained "stone wall" of some sort, linear gas fireplace, flush large TV screen......and when I saw this tonight, I HAD to embed it on the blog, so I can find it anytime I want AND can make this come true!

Here is a similar design with a stone wall, minus the fireplace:

What do you love in home theaters or media walls for your home?


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Inspirational Words

Hi to's been a while.  Lots going on......and I've been meaning to "get back at it" much to share in all areas...but for now, I saw this quote and loved it:

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Is this true for you or someone you know?


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Flooring Inspiration - New Rugs

New rugs at our house.....when I decided to put all that hand-scraped hardwood, I didn't realize it would take me 8 months to find the rugs I liked....

But we are really happy with these and the blue undertone gray rugs go perfectly with the rug we bought for the great room.

Got these at RugsUSA for an incredible price and 50% off...yay!!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Eye Shadow Tutorials

This particular make up artist is Erin Ashley......Her Website.

Love Eye Shadow or other make up looks?

 Follow my board, Makeup Artistry, on Pinterest!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Affair with Turquoise and Soft Blue

Here are some of my favorite photos from Pinterest:

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary
Source: via Cheri on Pinterest

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary

Pinterest, CheriQuiteContrary

I still go back and forth on whether I should have used soft blue as my accent color in the new house....may still some day.....EngineerHubby not a huge for now, I will enjoy photos!

To see more of my
"Love Affair with Turquoise and Soft Blue"
please visit me HERE.