mommyhood wishes

Weekend Wishes

yahoo!  today is a wonderful, amazing and oh so special day for our family! one we have been waiting on for almost 5 years!!!  we found out at 7am this morning that my hubby passed the big exam he has been working towards! a few more things he has to do and he will be a chartered accountant. so proud of you my love!

he has worked so very hard for our little family and i couldn't think of a better thing to happen to such a special man.  he's my best friend and i'm so proud of his huge accomplishment.  so instead of my normal weekend wishes i'm just wishing to enjoy this moment and savor every second of it.  i'll never forget waking up to seeing him say "i passed, i passed"!  it was so special and seeing as they make the poor students wait for months to find out (torture) we were so relieved to finally know the outcome of all of his hard work.  he has worked full time and studied since we had mackenzie and it hasn't always been easy, in fact it has been very hard on him and us but it has been so worth it.

so congratulations hun!!!!! i love you so much and the girls and i are so very proud of you.  we never doubted you for a second. thank you for doing all that you do for us. we can't wait to celebrate with you.

wishing you all a very happy and oh so special weekend.  see ya on monday :)

what are your weekend plans?  do you have a hubby or partner who is working/studying tons?  how do you cope with it?  what have you been crafting this week?  let's chat! i'm so excited!!!

weekend wishes

to break my pyrex dry spell...

to show you all my new quilt next week!!...

image luvinthemommyhood

to teach my kidlets this...

and that we all get over the evil cold/virus that has hit our house yet again :(

ok ladies.  my new quilt is done.  but now comes the hard part....photographing it.  taking images of quilts has proven to be trickier than i thought.  i am new to this and boy is it tough to capture a full quilt and also the small details.  anyone have any tips they can share with me or resources that they learned from?  i'm hoping to get it photographed this weekend so i can have the tutorial up next week for you all.

i'm also going to be busy sewing and finishing up my project for KIDS over on me sew crazy on monday! i can't wait to show you all mackenzie's project.  if you haven't checked out the other fab guests in this series you should. there is a lot of fun stuff!

we also just got back this past monday from a long weekend out of town visiting family and before we left our oldest got a bad virus/sinus thingie that had her knocked down for days and she's still under the weather.  now i have it and the wee one is fighting it off with just a bit of a stuffy nose. can i say i am sick of being sick? we've had a rough go of it since mack started kindergarten in the fall.  she's had 3 colds now!  that's a lot!  jeez louiz!  i already have a very low immune system due to my health problems so anything she brings home i catch for sure.  such is life.  i keep pumping them up with vitamins etc but it would help if they ate the food they get  i am stuck with 2 picky eaters and a mom who dislikes cooking...haha.  not a good combo. thankfully the hubs keeps us all alive..haha.

anyhoo this weekend is going to be busy but i'm hoping to carve out some time to take care of myself and get some extra rest.  for sure some reading and knitting is on the agenda as well.  can't have a weekend without knitting :P

what are your plans?  do you have any quilt photography tips?  what have you been working on this week?  fill me in! it's friday! wishing you all a cold free, sunshiney fall day, vintage finds, cozy blankets & snuggle filled kinda weekend. 

p.s. don't forget to enter to win a fab gift certificate to honeybegood!  you can never have enough fabric peeps!

weekend wishes

Einstein Mini-Notebook from Happy Dappy Bits
don't you just love the feel of a sharpened pencil or a brand new pen?  pair it with a new fave journal or notebook and i'm one happy lady.  this time of year always has me feeling so inspired and also has me sketching & taking lots of notes.  this week's weekend wishes is a short one because of that.  i've got some projects on the go that i really want to indulge in today :)

i thought it would be fun to hear what you all plan on indulging in this weekend? is their a project or activity that you plan on doing just for yourself this weekend?  what special thing are you making or creating that you can't stop doing?  it's like when you find that special book that you just can't put down....i get like that with the projects i'm loving too.  i just don't want to put them down.  they are always on my mind calling out to me.  you know....the ones that we stay up till late in the wee hours for....the ones that we will rip out or tink back over and over till they are as perfect as we can make them....the ones we will bore anyone who will listens with all the details because we can't contain our excitement...the ones that cause our eyes to light up and our hands to get twitchy to make....the ones that fill our souls with that moment of bliss when you stand back and go "yessssss....i made that"...ohhhh that feeling of fulfillment and joy, its so addictive and indulgent and i love every single amazing second of it. 

this weekend i'm hoping to indulge.  i'm going to hopefully get more sleep than normal, knit happily away on some new upcoming patterns (yay), and get my newest quilt bound. i'm a 1/4 of the way there and i'm so in love with it. i hope that by next week i'll have pics and a tutorial to share. so excited!

so spill the beans ladies.....whatcha up to?  what have you got on the mind that you're wishing you were doing instead of chores/work/diaper changes/school pickup etc......i'd love to hear about it!  wishing you all a wonderfully indulgent and gorgeous fall weekend! monday is remembrance day here in canada and it's a holiday so i'll most likely be back on tuesday. xoxoxo


weekend wishes

to get working on all the projects that the new taylor swift album (i'm obsessed) has inspired...

taylor swift - red
to get myself some fun tights for the winter (these ones have foxes on them! cute!)...

to hang this in my house...
Coffee Tea Print
or this

Coffee Tea print by Noodlehug
to get crafting with know i love me a good pinecone...

to make some of these for the tree, for my keychain, for gifts, list goes on...

and that santa brings me these coffee stitch markers for my needles :)
java jive handmade stitch markers from lady danio
i on the brain today right! lol! i can't help myself. i'm all jacked up due to my first eggnog latte of the season. the red cups do me in every year. it accelerates my coffee addiction from somewhat excessive to  i just get coffee on the brain all day when the holiday crafting season starts.  i'm gonna control myself this year...or attempt to. not going overboard on handmade gifts and may just spoil myself silly with making lovely goodies for  too many wip's in my knitting baskets that i need to finish.  same with my sewing table. too many washi's and tova's that need to get sewn for this momma.  it's ok right?  if i make myself some indulgences and buy lovely goodies for my loved ones instead?  right?  please tell me it's

i've also be crazily addicted to the new taylor swift album. #4 is my fave. can't stop playing it. i'm a wee bit obsessed with some riffs/beats in it and find myself strangely inspired by the whole album and in particularly that song. some good stuff is gonna come out of it...i can feel it in my besides being inspired i am a big fan of hers and love that my girlies love her music as much as i do.  we all blast it in the car and sing at the top of our lungs.  it feels good and it's one of my fave things to do with my kidlets.

what are you all up to this weekend?  anyone else changing up how and who they are making handmade gifts for this year?  the hubs is in an all day course on sat so i'm going to attempt to work/sew with the kiddos home a bit (cross your fingers for me) and we're also going to be doing some cleaning and purging. we're behind on our pre-holiday organizing and desperately  need to get moving on decluttering and cleaning out our wee condo.  fun right? not. i hate cleaning. hate. dislike. don't ever want to do. funny thing is i dont like it when it's messy or cluttered in my place and it always is. so maybe i should clean more? but then that means i can't sew or knit or chat with you all as urns.  i think i need to work more so i can hire a maid. that would work right? lol. dear santa....please bring me a maid for christmas...purdy please?

wishing you all a maid, tons of coffee, laughs, fave song singing, crafty filled, self indulgent kinda weekend. you deserve it! luvs!  

ps. don't forget to enter to win the "simply color v and co. fabric giveaway from fat quarter shop"! you don't want to miss this line! those ombre solids kill me! love! enter here.

weekend wishes

to happily wear my glerups for the fall and winter again...
best slippers ever - glerups (image via luvinthemommyhood)
to go swimming...

to make mack some kind of faux bow and arrow for xmas (she loves brave)...

to remember how true this is...

to curl up and read...

and to someday knit a skirt or dress for myself.

it's friday! yessssss!  i'm totally looking forward to following along on twitter and instagram to check out all the fun going on during fall quilt market.  i love seeing all the booths, fabrics and goodies on display! i've also got 3 dresses on display at the birch fabrics booth again and i'm excited to see them on display.  say hi to them for me if you are there and spot them! i can't wait till spring market cause i'm hoping that i will be there in person!  i cannot resist the closeness nor the lure of portland. i loooove portland.  but in the meantime i'm going to happily follow along and cheer on all my peeps and hope they have an awesome weekend!

it's looking to be some of the same here...rain, gloom, and more rain.  the leaves have changed and when the sun does peek it's head out boy is it gorgeous but it's fleeting.  i keep waiting for that spectacular fall day when the air is crisp, the leaves are so bright you gotta wear shades and i'm holding the hubs hand with a coffee in the other while listening to my girlies run and play. yes....fall.....c'mon.....i'm ready for you.  take your rain and come back another day.

we're hoping to hit the pool up this weekend for some family swim time and i've got quilting on the agenda as well as finally (and i mean finally) finishing up my washi dress.  poppy the pfaff has been naughty with my elastic thread and while i should be done already i decided to go back and add one more row of shirring in.  yep, i couldn't just leave well enough alone and now i've got a dress that just needed to be hemmed to one that now has ripped open seams and a much needed row of shirring. oops.  i'm dying to wear it so hopefully i'll get that finished and some pics up soon.  i'm also almost done my summer sweater kal project.  that one darn sleeve has been taking me forever people...i hate sleeves so i'm not surprised but i really just need to focus on it and just get the friggin thing done so i can wear it already. i love it.  i'm gonna need help with my button choices though so i'll prolly be posting soon to get your awesome advice.

what are you all up to this weekend?  any fall plans?  getting ready for halloween?  whatcha busy making? all know i love hearing your weekend wishes :)  wishing you all a cozy, fall, loved ones and cuddles, books, naps, and laughs kinda weekend.

ps. my new knitting pattern will be out on monday!!!! woot woot! can't wait to show you all!!!! head over to my fb page for a sneaky peeky!

weekend wishes

to make these AWESOME wristwarmers from tiny owl knits asap...(the tails kill me!)..

to bite into these right now...

to try making these this xmas...

that i can continue my love of pine cone decor with crochet...

to frame this to look at when i'm

and to have this exact outfit.

oh ladies...the weather here is atrocious right now.  the rain is killing me and it's only just begun.  yes, fall is amazing and i LOVE it but when you throw the monsoon like rains (i'm not exaggerating) in i can easily forget about the gorgeous leaves, knitwear and hot coffee.  it makes me want to hole up inside and snuggle up under my quilt.  it's yucky.  hopefully the rains will die down a bit after a few weeks of this madness.  we're crossing our fingers.  believe me i can deal with rain, after having grown up in one of the rainiest towns and living for years in the rainiest city i can handle it, but i just can't like it.

the rains have also been interrupting the release of a new knitting pattern of mine.  i need to do the photo shoot and the weather is just not cooperating.  it's torturing!  i'm so excited to show it to you guys so hopefully soon i'll get a nice weather day and can get the pics done. i think it's a super fun project that would make a great xmas gift!

 i was also super excited yesterday when my first order from joanns (woot woot) arrived and i got a nice big box of batting for 50% off!!! thank you joanns for finally shipping to canada (the shipping rates are not bad at all!) - it's about time!  so this weekend i will be busy quilting a new fave quilt that i will be sharing a free tutorial with you all for!  yay!  the sandwich is done and now it's quilting time!!! yay! my fave part!  i can't wait to show you all!

my folks and omi have been here visiting for the last few weeks and it's been amazing to have them around.  they leave after this weekend and i have to admit i will be a mess.  it's going to be so strange not having them here anymore and we will all miss them and my omi horribly.  i will prolly need some virtual hugs and some online consoling....wahhh!!!  makes me teary eyed just thinking about it already. 

so this weekend i will be spending as much time as possible with them, working on my quilt, knitting up a storm (2 new designs in the works) and cuddling up nice & warm with my little fam.  wishing you all chocolate goodies, steaming coffee, sunshine filled fall days, warm mittens and lots of hugs kind of weekend. 

what are you up to?  what kind of fall weather are you dealing with?  do you fall apart when your family leaves after visiting?  what crafty projects are you up to this weekend?  come...pull up a chair....the coffees brewing and i've got a cute mug with your name on it!

weekend wishes

that my order gets here really fast so i can don my unicorn farts...

to drink lots of tea to fight my cold...

to remember this daily...

that all you fellow canadians have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend...

give thanks by anna tovar

that i might actually get to sew along with kcwc next week on elsie marley...

it's thanksgiving weekend here in canada.  i always find it so weird that we have a different thanksgiving date than the us.  i sometimes forget that they aren't on the same day.  so this weekend i'm lucky to have thanksgiving dinner with my parents and omi for the first time in oh......about 12 years maybe???  i'm excited!  i've got a new nephew to spoil and lots of food to eat.  we're not doing turkey though, we're keeping it easy and going delish with my hubs famous slow cooker ham recipe.  so juicy and yummy!!! 

i'll also be finishing up some fun sewing for quilt market that will be in the birch fabrics booth again this year! super excited about that.  i'm also crossing my fingers i can get my last sleeve done for my kal project (i'm past deadline...oops) and hopefully, hopefully, hopefully join in with kcwc this year!  i miss out on it every time!  for some reason life just always gets in the way.  i've got an insane week next week but i'm hoping to get at least one or two things made for harper next week.  if you haven't signed up yet it's not too late!  you can find more info on kids clothes week challenge on elsie marley here.

i hope to finally be over this cold, sipping tea, knitting and sewing up a storm and relishing in the company of my family.  happy gobble gobble!!!  what are your plans this weekend?  any fellow canadians out there celebrating thanksgiving? are you planning on joining in for kcwc?

wishing you all a wonderful, yummy, gobbly, tea filled, cozy fall day kinda weekend.  see you next week! xoxo

Weekend Wishes

we're going to be chilling out in the mommyhood today.  the hubs finished his last exam yesterday and we are all riding off the high of major stress this week.  we're dropping mack off at school and spending the day together.  our first day with no looming school stress.  it feels great but also weird at the same time.  i hope it's the first day of many days now where our little family can

can you feel me breathing again...phew.  holding my breath for 3 days was hard.  it's hard watching someone you love deal with all that stress/pressure and feeling helpless in the fact that you can't take the burden off of them.  we survived though and i have to admit....i may have had a stiff drink in there  thank you for all your kind words and emails during the last few weeks - you guys rock!

our weekend is going to be filled with more breathing...haha.  i'm also working on some upcoming patterns, a secret project with one of my besties and some knitting.  my knitting has been sadly neglected.  i'm also going to keep hugging the heck out of my hubs and kids and just being thankful that we made it this far.  

wishing you all a relaxing, stress free, breathing filled, knitting/sewing & coffee goodness kind of weekend.

what are your plans this weekend?  are any of you dealing with a big family deadline that you've now made it through?  are you working on any fun projects?  let's chat m'dears.  fill me in on your week!  i've missed you guys.

p.s. the winner of the petite kids pattern giveaway will be announced next week.
p.p.s. watch on monday for my new fat quarter gang project for art gallery fabrics!

weekend wishes

to drink a lot of lattes...

to hang out and knit here with my besties...

to make an origamied wall...

Source: via Jan on Pinterest

to give this fun diy a try...

that everyone believed this...

and to finally make some leg warmers this year.

i'm pooped.  i have to admit that i will be a way happier momma after next week is over.   with all we have going on in our little place i'm just not sleeping well.  i keep  having nightmares and am having such a hard time getting a good nights sleep lately.    i'm also excited because my baby sister is due to have her first baby any day now and i can't wait to meet the little one and get some new baby snuggles.  my folks and omi are also coming for a month long visit!!!! it will be our first thanksgiving with them for eons and eons.  we're very excited!

we'll also be adjusting to a new routine around our place with mackenzie starting kindergarten full time on monday.  she had her first day yesterday and did amazingly well.  she loved it so much and cannot wait to go back.  haper on the other hand did not take it so good.  i've never seen my baby girl cry like she did on thursday.  she must have wailed and sobbed her big sisters name for at least an hour.  she cried so hard she fell asleep when we got home all curled up in my lap holding on for dear life with her little fingers.  i think she thought we left mackenzie there.  no matter what we said she just seemed to think that we forgot her sister and was doing everything she could to get us to go back and get her.  it was heartbreaking and we both had a good cry together.  

the best part of the day was picking mackenzie up.  we were both so excited to see that twinkle in her eye and to hear her tell us all of her tales of her first day of kindergarten.  when we saw her little head pop into view i swear i thought my heart would burst.  harper starting screaming out her name and ran as fast as she could to grab her big sister and jump into the biggest set of hugs i have ever seen them give each other. i had to even wait a few minutes to get a hug....they just wouldn't let go of each other.  it was a moment i don't think i'll ever forget and i'm so happy to have seen that love between them.  it's such a special bond.  don't get me wrong though...they are fighting as i type  back to their old  my - my barbie...give me my barbie...MOMMMM!!! oh gotta luv'em.

wishing you a hugs and luvs filled weekend topped with pumpkin spice lattes, creative time, sunshine, smiles & lots of sleep.

what are your weekend wishes?  how did your wee one's first days of kindergarten go?  what are you up to this weekend?  pull up a chair and let's chat...i love hearing your weekend wishes <3

weekend wishes

that i remember to do this in order to survive september...

that my house wouldn't shock mrs. hughes with it's disorderliness...

image via b-side blog
to finish getting the kid fall wardrobes ready for school...

to get my new quilt and pillows done for our sofa...

to try making these...

to pick up some mason jars so i can actually use my new awesome "cuppow"!

heck ya it's the weekend!  i've got lots of crafty goodies going on this weekend.  sewing and knitting...yah, yah! i love those kind of weekends.  we're also going to be busy getting the kids ready for fall and for mack to start kindergarten!  she's so excited!  i'm still having mixed emotions about my first kiddo going to kindergarten but i'm also super happy for her and know she will love it!

i've been busy working on a few new tutorials and upcoming sewing and knitting patterns! can't wait to reveal them all too.  i'm also hoping to get the leftover goodies from fibrations up in the etsy shop next week.  i shipped out a few orders already but there are some rockin' commuter cowls, reversible sock bags, zippered pouches and needlebooks left in case anyone is interested.  they are cute, cute, cute!  i'm half tempted to just keep em'for

we're hoping to have some family time tomorrow and maybe hit up a pool or beach before the summer has passed us by :)  wishing you all a cuppow sipping kind of weekend filled with sunshine (but not sunburns..wink wink), cuddles, laughs, nice seams and good stitches :)  see ya on monday m'dears <3

what are you up to?  any big crafting or back to school plans going on?  what are you doing to soak up the last rays of summer fun?  chat....i swear i have enough coffee and tea for all of us...

weekend wishes

this weekend i'm wishing that i get to see some of your lovely faces at fibrations fibre festival on sunday!  i've been busy working away on my little half table.  that's right! eeeee!  i'm going to be selling goodies & patterns at fibrations.  i thought it would be fun to be a vendor there and besides my sewing & knitting patterns i really wanted to have some fun accessories for knitters & sewers for sale.  i've got totes & reversible totes, sock knitting project bags (and jumbo ones too), plus commuter cowls & my fave - needlebooks! 

so if you are in victoria or in the mood for a day trip on vancouver island come swing by fibrations.  it's held in the gorgeous orchard of st.anne's academy on sunday, august 19th from 10am - 4pm.  hope to see you there!!!

you can find more info about fibrations below:

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wishing you all a yummy, sunny, fun, fibre filled kinda weekend!  have you ever sold at a market before?  any tips you'd love to share to help us newbies out?  i'd love to hear them!

p.s. don't forget to get your entry in for the amazing lunden designs & birch organic fabrics giveaway!!!  this is a prize you don't want to miss!!!

weekend wishes

to finish decorating my new sewing wall so i can finally reveal it all to you guys...

to one day make the kids an awesome doll house...

to make dana's drool worthy ice cream cookie sandwiches for the kidlets...

image src: ice cream cookie sandwiches tutorial from made
that this chair finds a way into my home...

that i could steal the pillows and quilt from this room...

that you all smile after you see this adorable hipster bunny...
Source: via PiscesOlya on Pinterest

and to get to enjoy the opening ceremonies with my hubs & knitting tonight.

img src: olympic ring candy jars from nobiggie

ahhhhhh's the weekend!  i cannot wait.  i'm so excited to watch the opening ceremonies tonight!!!!  i love the summer olympics!  so exciting!!  i can't wait to sit down with a cold bevvie, my knitting and the hubs after a very long week.  i also have a soft spot for london.  i was lucky enough to go to london & paris on a school trip when i was a teenager and since then have always wanted to go back.  i loved it there.

we had a sick wee one here all week.  poor little harper had a really bad bout of diarrhea this week (not too be gross).  it was a rough one on her and on me and our house.  needless to say i spent a fair amount of our day this week cleaning. yuck.  she's doing a bit better now today and no longer has a fever.  we've stayed pretty close to home all week and have been in survival mode as it was also the hubs first week of very intensive studying for his exam.  he has to study full time all summer for a giant 3 day exam in september.  to say he is tired is an understatement.  he's exhausted.  so i'm just trying to keep the house afloat and the kids happy.

i'm also busy trying to madly whip up some lovelies to sell at fibrations next month.  there will be some handmade goodies and also my knitting & sewing patterns.  i'll be there sharing a table with my pal arika as well as jane and rebecca (nook) will be there with tables as well.  so if you live in town or on the island pop on over - it's a gorgeous location!  what better place to have a fibre festival than in a beautiful orchard?!  here's some pics from last years event.

we're hoping this weekend to have a tiny bit of family time amongst the studying/working and grocery shopping :)  we may...just may get a chance to hit up the beach.  it's been wayyyyyy too long.  i'm looking forward to it and hope it's a relaxing weekend - i could use it :)

wishing you all a ice cream, beach, sunshine, laughs, crafty, family & good friends, olympic excitement kinda weekend!

what's your fave sport of the summer olympics?  have you always wanted to go to london?  what are your weekend plans?  anything fun going on?  fill me in on your week.....what have you been crafting?  i've got a nice iced coffee here with your name on it <3

p.s. make sure to get your name in for the simpatico (cloud 9 fabrics) fat quarter bundle giveaway from fat quarter shop!!!!!  seriously!!! awesome giveaway for this lovely organic fabric line!!!! love!

weekend wishes

that my blog doesn't crash this weekend while i do some online housekeeping...

Source: via Jonathan on Pinterest

to have a wonderful & romantic evening with my hubby...

that i can figure out why i all of a sudden enjoy watching golf on tv???

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that the housekeeping fairy cleans up and unpacks our laundry...

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that i get to do some more sippin' and knittin'...

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it's friday! yeehaw! this week felt sooooo long to me.  it just dragged and dragged.  i've got post mini vacay hangover fo'sure.  i did manage to find a new bathing suit at superstore (joefresh) of all places on the weekend so i conned my sister into coming swimming with me so i could soak in the pool and let the kidlets have a splash.  my boobies didn't fall out so all is good on the  i've also been busy making some plans for this weekend that involve the blog.  i'm going to be doing some housekeeping and some revamping around here so cross your fingers that the html gods are shining down on me and the blog doesn't crash.  if you pop by excuse the mess k?

we have a pga tour golf game for our ps3 system and the hubs and i like to play it together when the kids are asleep and for some reason now i adore watching golf on tv.  it scares  usually i'll only watch tennis and some hockey but i keep getting really into the golf...i mean full on yelling at the tv and everything.  i'm like a drunk fan but minus the  not sure why because i've never even played golf just mini-golf and i suck. so who will remain an unsolved mystery.

i'm also super excited to watch project runway today.  it killed me last night to see all the chat going on about it and having to avoid social media.  i still haven't had a chance to watch yet so i'm avoiding FB & twitter right now so I don't find out what happens.  i hope it was good cause i've been missing pr.  i heart that show.

one of my fave pics of our wedding - we call it our harlequin cover

it's also my wedding anniversary today.  yeppers. (love you honey!!!) we got married 4 years ago on mackenzie beach in tofino, bc.  it was gorgeous and very romantic and a such a special day for us (more pics here on this post). the hubs and i are going out on a date tonight to celebrate!!!!!  first one on our anniversary in years.  it's going to be awesome.  we're planning on going out for a nice dinner.  i owe my pal baljinder for hooking me up with an awesome babysitter - thanks bal!!  we've been searching for one that our wee family could afford since we moved here 4 years ago and we finally found one.  she helped me out when my back was bad the other week and the girls loved her.

the hubs also has a baseball tournament this weekend so rebecca (nook) and i will be on the sidelines with our kiddos and knitting cheering our men on.  i'm hoping for sun :)  we also get to have a yummy team bbq on sunday as well and somewhere in there i need to get some sewing done so it should be a busy one this weekend.  at least it's busy with fun stuff and not chores....but wait...i need to do those too..bah - life's too short for chores :)

what are your weekend plans?  what are you up to?  anyone else hoping the cleaning fairy visits their house? do you choose fun over chores too?  i hope i'm not you all a yummy, sunny, cuddly, cozy, crafty, lovey, happy, kinda weekend! now let's have coffee & chat! come say hi!

weekend wishes

to head out on our roadtrip...

that we actually pack just the right amount...

to finish working on my new knitting pattern...

and to get a bit of rest in our friend's awesomely comfy bed :)

keeping this one short and sweet this week.  we're hitting the road today for a little mini road trip.  we're heading up island to visit with some good friends.  i'm hoping we can teach our oldest that road trips really are fun and that you don't need to cry and wail the whole ya never know with her.  we're looking forward to it regardless and hoping my back hold out and allows us to do a few fun things while we are gone.  the hubs gets to go golfing and this mama gets to spend some time chillaxing, talking with friends, basking in the sun and of course - knitting :)  wishing you all a friend filled, giggly, sunshiny, toes in the grass, drinks in your glass and crafts galore kind of weekend.

what are you all up to this weekend?  any fun plans?  any crafty projects you're excited to whip up this weekend?  what's your fave thing about road trips? come keep me company! i'll be bringing the ipad along on the road and hope to get some fun snapshots of our journey.  you can follow me on instagram under "luvinthemommyhood".

p.s. don't forget to enter our "Stella Collection" giveaway from tanis fiber arts and knitted bliss!  those shawl patterns are not to be missed!

weekend wishes

to welcome the sunshine...
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to have fun at the beach...

to get this necklace...
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to sport some sassy red for canada day this weekend...
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and to convince the hubs this is

img src: shelter's friday peeps!  and it's a long weekend here in canada! we've got canada day on july 1st! so i won't be popping in on monday but i will be thinking of you all :)  doesn't that pic above of the camping tent look fab?  i could so camp like that i tell ya!  i love camping but i'm deathly afraid of bears.  i've almost been attacked by a bear more times than i'd like..serioulsy...and i don't mean like i saw a bear out the car window i mean standing in front of me on it's hind legs roaring with it's mouth open kind of bear.  fo'reals.  so  needless to say i get really anxoius when camping in a tent now. i much prefer trailers and such but i may be co-oerced into this lovely set up.  doesn't that look fab? you could get all dirty camping and eating smores on the fire and then climb into that gorgeous  ah well...a girl can dream right? i don't think my die hard hike in the bush set up camp in the middle of nowhere come eat me bear kinda camper hubby will ever change his ways :)  for now...we just don't

this weekend i plan on knitting, knitting, knitting, knitting & more knitting. did i say knitting yet? haha.  i'm obsessed with my summer sweater kal project. i've been slacking on all my other blog/sewing duties to work on my lovely pink grapefruit cardi. so in love with it's yummy squishyness.  i'm also teaching mackenzie to knit. my pal rebecca of nook helped get her started yesterday and now i've got to keep the ball rolling. so far she seems like a natural (yessssssss!!!!) and has been loving it! 

i do plan on doing some sewing in there though and guess what.....the sweetheart dress sewing pattern is not far away!  i'm hoping for a release date in july! so stay tuned!!!! yay!!!!  and in between all that goodness i hope to drag the hubs away from his studies long enough for us to all go hit the beach or get outdoors.  should be a good one.

wishing all of you a wonderful, beachy, sunfilled, crafty, celebrating, snuggles and lots of fun kind of weekend.  what are you all up to? anyone else have a camping phobia?  are you teaching your wee one to knit? any tips to share?  come chat m'dears <3

p.s. don't forget to get your entry in to win the art gallery fabrics fat quarter bundle (yum!) and also your very own "ruby ruffle dress" from the cottage mama! 2 giveaways in one week - wowsa!

weekend wishes

to enjoy a special & yummy father's day brunch...

img src: lonny mag
to use my starbucks free drink card pronto...
image from mugwumpian
to have fun celebrating multiple bdays with friends this weekend...

img src: mr. wonderful shop
that summer hurried up and got here...

beach umbrella from alice b. gardens photography
to travel more with my loves...

the world in black and white from julie o'dell
and to try making some..ahem.. adult oriented popsicles.

margarita popsicles from matkonation

hellooo...summer.....where are you?  i see you sunshine...tricking me daily, popping out here and there and then bringing along cold ocean breezes and windy drizzly days.  why oh why have i been wearing sweaters everyday in june?  it's can come already.  we're excited to see you!  come hang out already :P  i'm seriously feeling the need for some good old fashioned vitamin d (with sunscreen of course).  we want to hang out at the beach without

we've got a few laid back plans for father's day this weekend that we're hoping to enjoy and i'm crossing my fingers for sun.  our weekend is jam packed and both the hubs and i are super busy with work to boot.  it's gonna be a long one but a good one.  i'm treating myself to a fancy new haircut on the weekend just in time to go out with the girls to celebrate my upcoming aging and a few other wonderful ladies bdays as well.  it's gonna be fun!!!  i'm in the mood for a change but am still on the fence about what i would like to do. this turning 35 soon is really messing with my  i still feel 20 in my my grey hairs and slowly forming wrinkles would like to say otherwise :)  i'm trying to remain positive about hitting the mid 30's and i'm hoping a new look will be the perfect thing to keep me on track.  wishing you all a wonderful family filled, margarita sipping, sunshine basking, brunch eating, lots of laughs kind of weekend :)

what are you guys up to this weekend? anyone else contemplating a big hair change?  what are you thinking of doing...long or short? pics to share?  wanna have a margarita popsicle with's come chat <3

weekend wishes

to indulge in some yummy coffee...

with enough coffee anything is possible print from caroline evans
to get time to work on my quilt....

Yellow & Grey Lady of the Lake Quilt by During Quiet Time
to decide which sweater to make for our next knit along...

that the darn sun would come out so i can bask in it...

to get all of our boxes unpacked & assembled...

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

and to miraculously wake up with my nails lookin' as awesome as these!

image from refinery 29
it's friday! yahoo!!!!!  it feels like this week dragged on and on. the weather has been gloomy and rainy here and it sure doesn't feel like summer.  i'm missing the sunshine.  we've been stuck inside living in our bad episode of  geez.....seriously....i need more time in my day so the hubs and i can get the energy to actually just finish our spring cleaning & get the rest of my new sewing wall revamp done. for now though there are laundry bombs everywhere, furniture askew, multiple desks floating around, partnered with lots and lots of stray craft supplies. only thing that is clean is our bathrooms (which i cleaned last night - bah) and our kitchen (kind of).  those are my safe  do any of you have safe zones?  my house can be a total disaster and i'll remain calm if i have a safe zone - meaning one room in the house that is clean where i can go gather my  

i'm looking forward to knit night tomorrow with my girls. i've missed the last 2 weekends so i am super happy to go this sat.  i'm in desperate need of 4+hours of straight knitting.  i've been sewing so much that my knitting has been sadly neglected.  in fact, it's been so untouched it's pretty pissed at me.  i can't even get to my shelf with the yarn right now so those lovely skeins are all whisper yelling at me "shannon...we know you know we are here....come and play with us....".  ok, wait...did i just type my yarn is talking to me here?  oh my....i think i may need more coffee/sleep  

we've got a bday party, carnival, baseball, cuddles, and cleaning planned for this weekend and we are sure hoping the sun comes out for it all.  i'm planning on getting a ton of catch up work done this sat to make up for all the luv my new quilt has been getting.  thank goodness there is lots of yellow in the quilt to make up for the lack of sunshine :)  it is june now after all can come out now :)

what are your weekend plans? wishes?  any of you working on some projects to brighten up your days?  i've got a new keurig....want a cup?? come chat...ya know you wanna...<3

weekend wishes

to go on a road trip...

to always remember this...

Source: via Carrie on Pinterest

to decide whether to keep it long or chop it off...

to have at least one nap...

to smell the ocean...

ebb and flow by my little pixels
and to make sure this is the year i finally get myself a yarn bowl.

yarn bowl from new moon studio
yes, the yarn bowl is back. i'm obsessing lately. i keep looking and looking for the perfect one but haven't come across it yet.  i'm waiting for it to find me but i'm getting antsy.  i need one.  i'm sick and tired of my yarn rolling around at home.  i'm trying to find something modern and clean and would rather just find it then have to order it online.  any of you recommend a shop where you got yours?

we've been chatting in the facebook group lately about me hitting my mid thirties next month...eeek! 35 here i come...bah!  i always have a hard time with the mid's.  i hated 25 and now i dread 35.  so now i've been hearing the hairdresser in me saying "get a change...freshen it'll feel younger"! damn you inner hairdresser.  plus i'm a gemini so i like mix it up with my hair.  i blame it on starting to work in a salon when i was 14.  lots and lots of years of hairdressing has engraved itself into my soul.  i cannot stick with one style for too long :)  unfortunately my absolute fave hairdresser is on a sabbatical so i'm trying out a coworker of hers.  my hairdresser has helped me grow my hair quite long which is a feat in itself since i have very fine hair that i like to say is bald.  so it's a miracle i haven't chopped it off earlier.  but i'm feeling the summer heat and thinking i would love to be able to wash and wear again.  longing for shoulder length.........what about you guys? anyone else contemplating a new change?  a shout out to rachael from imagine gnats who bit the bullet and chopper hers off after our fb convo! she looks fab!

i've also got naps and ocean breezes on the mind.  i need a break.  a mini holiday of sorts.  thankfully it's a long weekend here in canada so i most likely will be taking monday off to spend some much needed time with the fam. so i'm wishing you all blue skies, ocean breezes, sleepy daydreams, crafting galore and good times with family/friends!  see you all next week!

what are your weekend wishes?  any plans?  crafty projects you wish to accomplish?  hair cuts to get  come chat! there's a latte here and it's yours if you want it <3

weekend wishes

to have a wonderful easter weekend...

Easter Chicks Tutorial from Myrtle & Eunice's the weekend!  no long weekend here in our house though. the hubs works straight through the long weekend with no days off but we're still going for a yummy dinner at my sis's house on sunday.  i can't wait to eat easter dinner and not have to be the one worrying about doing the cooking :)  yay! i'm going to see how the kidlets and i are feeling after this weekend but hopefully i'll be back on monday.  we've got another giveaway for you all and i'm hoping another sewing tutorial too! so stay tuned!  wishing you all a wonderful, candy coated, bird dancing, crafty, family dinner, coffee sipping, egg hunting filled kinda weekend!

what are your plans?  do you get a long weekend with your family?  any special crafting you do with your kiddos for easter?  sun's out and i think we should meet at in?

weekend wishes

to stop feeling like this...

that one day this will be my reality...

image source: yellow heart art
to have a great time at the sewing show this weekend...

that the coffee fairy brings me a big cuppa coffee...

image source: second chance ceramics
to keep seeing signs of spring...

image source: shannon blue photography
and to finally get a yarn bowl.

ok mr. sunshine...where are you...i need you to stop the rain today for me please :P  i'm wishing the rain stops so i can get my photo shoot done. i'm seriously debating about doing an "anti rain dance" around the house braless....lmao.  ok, first off, don't judge me on my post today.   the hubs used up all of our coffee (ahhh!) and didn't tell me so when we got up this morning i am SANS caffeine!!!!!!! i know, i's a tragedy.  i'm going through makes me a bit goofy thus leading me to write out all these nutso thoughts to you guys.  it's ok though right?  you guys will forgive me and blame my hubby instead right?  upside of the story is he has to buy me a starbucks.  sounds like a fair trade for the headache i have

this weekend i'm hitting up a conference of sorts in town called "the creative stitches show" with a friend.  i am definitely planning on sewing & knitting up a storm.  i've got lots of projects to finish, a pattern to release and a new KAL to start for you guys!!!!  the hubs and i are also on a major cleaning/organizing kick and hope to get this house of ours under control for my sanity.  i also plan on cuddling with my girlies, laughing, beating the hubs at mario bros., eating a yummy breakfast and maybe, just maybe getting to sleep in one morning.

what are you fabulous ladies up to?  any fun weekend plans?  what do you do when you are out of coffee?  anybody else get a bit loopy like i do?  wishing you all a dry, fun, hilarious, crafty, belly filled, awesome weekend! xoxoxo

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