Sunday, November 21, 2010

Leavin' On a Jet Plane

On Tuesday I will be heading out to the beautiful, sunny, WARM state of California for Thanksgiving! This will be the first Thanksgiving I have spent with my family since I left for college (meaning three years) so it's kind of a big exciting deal! Since I am currently planning my trip and packing, I thought I'd make a little "Perfect Traveling" list of my must-haves.

1. Comfy shoes. I love these cute pom-pom slippers from Gap

2. Pretty Luggage. Vintage is best ;)

3. A yummy snack. My favorites are Miss Vickie's Sea Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips and Honest Ade Pomegranate Juice

4. Excellent tunes. Tis the season for my favorite Christmas music: Sufjan Stevens' Songs for Christmas.

5. A good book. These are just a few on my must-read list

6. A cute & cozy pillow

7. Something to keep your hands busy. (P.S. I only dream of being able to create something so fantastic)

And as I was looking for the above image I found this:

I think I NEED that giant knitting machine!

Happy Holidays everyone! And if you are eating Tofu-Turkey, please load up extra on mashed potatoes or something that tastes good...

XOXO, Ashley

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The First Snow

It looks like this outside today:

And I am planning on sipping some of this

And cuddling under these

And all of this is making me really, really excited for this.

XOXO Ashley

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This semester is going by SO quickly! I feel like every day there is a long list of things I need to do and want to do and rarely any of it gets done.
This past weekend was Halloween, which happens to be the mister's birthday! We went to a place with laser tag, bumper cars, mini golf, an arcade, and batting cages. They were unlimited so we had a lot of fun :) We also played a game called Redneck Life on his birthday with his family. It was pretty hilarious.
Friday night we attended a little party, and I had to come up with some costumes in a few hours.

Noah and I went as Mr. and Mrs. Fox from Fantastic Mr. Fox...We didn't look very much like them but it was the best I could do with the time given. I sewed a little pouch on my dress that held scissors and paintbrushes like Felicity Fox's dress, but the scissors kept stabbing me so I took it off :)

AND the boyfriend got a HAIRCUT! He looks so handsome now :)

My cutest little nephews dressed up this year as well. Ian was a pirate and Colin was Justin Beiber. I wasn't too happy about that one, but he still looked adorable.

All of this chilly weather has me itching to start knitting and crocheting again, but I need a project! I'm thinking I want to try another blanket. I'm not too fond of the one I did last winter, so I might unravel it and reuse the yarn. I am so inspired by these blankets:

My biggest issue is I do not know what kind of yarn to use. With my other blanket, I just chose a soft one, but the blanket feels like it could fall apart at any minute. If anyone knows of any good blanket-making yarn that is soft and not too expensive, please let me know!

And finally, I wanted to show my last completed project.

I showed a photo of one of these a while back in one of my posts, and I finally made my own :) Noah's mom helped me a lot with the sewing because my hand-held machine doesn't work for this. I'm hoping to make a Minnesota one, but that probably won't get finished for a while.

Oy. I need to get some homework done, among other things. Have a fantastic, magical, adventurous day!

XOXO, Ashley