Catching up….

oh my goodness, i am completely falling down on the job of posting weekly. geez. so let me tell you what has been happening as of late. i got totally sunburned at the Kite Festival on Sunday at Zilker. photos to come as soon as i can load them on the computer. the mister and i decided to move at the end of next month to a location closer to campus. we toyed with the idea of buying but don’t feel financially secure. i am gearing up for my next crochet class. i’m falling in love with Emma over at A Beautiful Mess and all her engagement photos/wedding planning. i’ve been trying to take more photos – usually with my iphone (it’s so handy!) so you can follow me on instagram if you’d like (happyhust). i’m getting ready to start saving up for a screen printing course at the Stitch Lab here in Austin. Umm..because it’s awesome. Be on the lookout for bags and t-shirt goodness on Etsy before the year is out! That’s all for now! Hope you’re having a super fabulous wonderful Wednesday! Hugs!!  


New Year’s Resolutions….are for weenies.

Haha. Just kidding. I, like most of you, have made New Year’s Resolutions. Am I aware that it’s January 29th? Yes. Have I maybe not been so good about my resolutions? Yes. And perhaps that is my reason for my lashing out in the title. I don’t think you are a weenie. In fact, I’m the weenie for not keeping up with my New Year Resolutions. So without further ado, I will share my New Year’s Resolutions.

1) Be fit and healthy

I’ve been thinking a lot more about the shape I was in about two years ago before me and the Mister met. I was in excellent shape. I ran two half marathons! But alas, he and I met and while I believe we still eat healthy, I need to start working on my fitness. I want to be healthy inside and out!

2) Be more CrEaTive!

I would like to aim to create 12 crafts this year – one every month. While I’m sure that I’ll create more than 12, I think 12 is a good number to start with.

3) Blog (I am now!)

I need to take some time and blog about life, crafts, big dreams and inspirations. Period. My goal is to blog once a week. Hmm..I’m sure you’re aware that I’ve fallen off the wagon just a tad bit with this one…I’ll get better!

4) My style

I love, adore even, dresses. I just do. Always have. Always will. I find them sophisticated, fun, flirty, retro, adorable, and comfortable. I can find a dress to fit almost any mood and that makes me feel very pleased in the world we live in. You must find comfort in the small things. So..I would like to take more risks. Perhaps wear more colorful tights, be more confident, and buy those oxfords that are pink and grey dammit!

5) Throw more parties!

I’d just like to have more get-togethers to celebrate friendship and life.

6) Organize. Organize. Organize.

I have so much stuff. A lot of odds and ends. Things from my childhood. I have so many things that when we moved in April, I didn’t even unbox some of it. That’s bad. I need to make myself unpack boxes, part with things that I don’t need, only hold on to things that I truly need, etc.

7) Financial Stability

My goal is to pay off ALL my credit cards. It is going to be hard friends but I am committed. Then I’ll start whittling away those pesky student loans!

8) Seek and Find a New Job

I have all sorts of experience that doesn’t really make me an ideal candidate for one position, I’m more like an ideal candidate for several different positions. And I don’t say that to toot my own horn. I’ve just dabbled in lots of things. Mostly education. And this brings me to my most important New Year’s Resolution.

9) Dream BIG

I want to create. I want to write. This year, I’m focusing on finding my passion. I love to sew. I’m not great at it..yet. But I will be. When I am, you’ll find me on Etsy. It’s going to happen. The second part of my Dream BIG is a children’s book. Personally, I’m more for young adult. I’ve already started with some ideas, etc. I’ll share them when I feel ready.

I know…only 9. I couldn’t think of another. Most people I know only create 5. Or just 1. Nope. I like odd numbers. Let me know some of your resolutions or if some of ours coincide!

xoxox jess