Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall Color

Wow, we are getting a little bit of color in town. The color is mostly coming from ornamental trees but I'll take any little bit of pretty leaves we can get.

Sunday was one of the last volleyball games of the season. Our girls are doing so well, 26 and 2 on the season. It's hard to believe the normal season is almost at an end, there are only two more games.

 I had been saving this dress I made for Thanksgiving but I couldn't wait anymore. I wore it to the match Sunday. While it isn't Seminole, is is a lovely southwestern native american print. I found the fabric for it at a thrift shop for $1. It was the perfect amount for Butterick 4443 and a little extra to give to my mom for quilting.
 My second attempt at victory rolls, not perfect but still getting better.

Outfit details:

Dress- Made by me, vintage fabric
Necklace- Made by me
Belt- From another dress
Shoes- Clark's (thifted)
time to paint my toenails again
Oh my goodness I love my Clark's shoes. They are my favorites right next to my Aerosole heels. They are so comfy. I really lucked out finding them at Goodwill, nothing like paying 10% (or slightly less) than retail price.

I'm trying out Poshmark, I'm listing some items so check out the widget on the side.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Like a Falling Leaf

Today has been hard. I am running on just a few hours sleep and my anxiety has been through the roof. Just before bed last night we heard lots of police cars, we live close to a station and are used to hearing sirens but last night was different. We shrugged it off and went inside (since it was freaking cold) to brush our teeth. While we brushed Hubby received a text message from FSU alerts, a dangerous situation was happening on campus and if we were on campus to stay inside and away from windows. We checked the alert website for details but no details came. As we lay in bed our curiosity got to us, we started sniffing around on social media and soon we knew what was happening. We called Hubby's mom (who also works on campus) to tell her that there was a shooter on campus and that people were injured. After the call we were wide awake so we got up to watch CNN for any more updates. Around 2 am we made ourselves breakfast while still following social media, we were running on adrenaline. At 3 the news seemed to drop off so we went to bed. This morning it was announced classes could be canceled and asked students to stay home, employees still were asked to come in.

Yesterday I was joyful as I baked bread for Hubby's office Thanksgiving party while planning my outfit for the event. Today I am sad and lost. I have been in touch with my friends and everyone is okay but that does not take away the grief of an event like this happening on our beautiful campus. I am thankful that my friends and family are safe but my heart goes out to the friends and family of the shooter, the wounded victims, and the 300 some people in the library at the time of the event. 

We had a lovely Thanksgiving feast today and we all had one more reason for being thankful- the police response was so quick that there weren't more injured or even killed.

There will be a gathering of unity tonight on campus.

No doubt it was a little hard to muster a smile or a pose today.
A wind sculpture on campus
Shirt- thrifted
Sweater- old 
(comfy and big, just the thing to wear for a Thanksgiving feast)
Skirt- made by me, fabric | similar 
Tights- Sock Dreams in rust
Shoes- Payless

Classes will resume tomorrow. I'm glad I'm not taking any classes right now, I would be too shaken up to concentrate. Please send prayers and good vibes to our students, they need it right now.

My giveaway is till going on.
Have you entered yet?

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Super Sweet Goody Giveaway

I'm still hauled up at home with a yucky cold. Just because I'm miserable doesn't mean the blog needs to be. So, since today marks one month till my birthday I decided to do a super sweet goody giveaway.

One lucky winner will win a goody bag of homemade (by moi) cupcake goodness.

Goody bag, pictured above, will contain:
1 crocheted cupcake hat
1 amigurumi cupcake
1 crocheted coffee cup sleeve
and 1 felt sugar cookie hair bow

All items are made from acrylic and polyester and are 100% vegan, gluten, and calorie free.
Made with love.

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Contest runs from Nov 17th till Nov 30th
winner will be contacted by e-mail
US entrants only please

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crumbling Memories

Part 2 of our little mini adventure, the cemeteries. The City Cemetery and Roseland Cemetery sit next to each other tucked away in the historic district of Monticello, Florida. The City Cemetery is dated 1827.

We first wandered through the City Cemetery. The graves are all starting to crumble and return to the earth. Some work has been done to restore some stones and plots. You can tell there is some love and care put into the uptake of the cemetery but with graves so old there is only so much you can do.
This one was rather creepy, it was open on one side and all the was inside was a bible from a Tallahassee church.

This one caught us off guard at first. Most likely it was left over from a Halloween prank or even placed there by the group that does ghost tours of the cemeteries.
These were my favorite graves 
 I'd never seen anything quite like them.

Three small children's graves in a family plot all were adorned with angels, pin wheels, and jump ropes.

A small fenced plot contained graves of confederate soldiers, one had a replaced military stone.

Next door to the City Cemetery was the Roseland Cemetery. Much of the cemetery was very old graves although, there were several very new burials.

Cane syrup left on on stone

Hubby and I are still sick. I am going to try to sew today but I don't know if my mind will unfuzz enough for me to process things straight. I would hate to ruin expensive fabric.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mini Adventure

For Veteran's day Hubby promised me we could go anywhere I wanted. I was torn on where to choose but I finally picked Monticello. Monticello is a small historic town east of Tallahassee, it is said to be the south's most haunted small town. I can believe it- the historic district is 27 square blocks of buildings most built before 1930.

We arrived in Monticello right before lunch. We had looked up restaurants the evening before and decided we wanted to go to Tupelo's Bakery and Cafe. The food was beyond amazing, everything is made to order from fresh, local ingredients. I had a pressed sandwich with seasoned apples and Hubby had an Italian Stallion. We got the whole sandwiches with chips, drink, and we spurged on deserts. To tell the truth we should have split a sandwich and desert but our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. I can't wait to go back to and try the pesto grilled cheese.

I chose a pumpkin cheesecake and Hubby got a triple chocolate brownie. 

After lunch we walked around the historic district in an attempt to work off part of our amazing lunch.
The court house 

My simple fall outfit:

Hat- gift
Cardie- Burlington
Dress- Made by me
Shoes- Clarks, thrifted for $7

There are so many antique shops in town but I was good and didn't shop, we went to explore.

I'm pretty sure this house wasn't residential since it is in the walking tour but I wasn't sure so we only took a picture in front of it. I fell in love with the pinky/salmon color.
This gorgeous church was built in 1885.

After this we wandered a little farther and found the old city cemetery. We explored and took lots of pictures but I'll save those for next post. After the cemetery we walked back to the car and looked at a few more churches before we looked up the location of the cemetery we had planned on visiting. Silly us, the other cemetery was right next to the one we had been to already so we drove back to explore.

Another beautiful old church, this one was founded in 1828.

The Monticello Opera House is included in the town's ghost tours. Orbs are often found in photos taken in and of the building.

As I mentioned I will post the cemetery photos soon, not only is this post rather photo intense, Hubby and I seem to have caught a cold and it is all I we can do to stay awake. 

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