Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reflections on 2011


This year has really been something else. It started out  pretty quietly, slow even. I was crocheting quite a bit, sharing lots of pretties and music. I participated in my first charity Caps for Good, which helped provide hats to keep babies warm and ultimately reduce newborn deaths in the developing world.

In mid-March life around here got turned upside down! My Mom was in an accident. Long Story short a woman was turning into a parking space and instead of braking when she saw my Mom and her co-worker, she hit the gas. So my Mom was hospitalized for a little over a month and eventually   lost her right leg (below the knee) while there. To be honest April, May and June were a blur insomnia, stress anxiety and frustration as fill in Mom. So I took a little break in April.
My Mom is doing well, Thank God!

It surprised me when I looked back, that I was even able to keep blogging. I know that I blogged though as a distraction from all the was going on at home. And I got through it!

I signed myself to a few art journaling classes over the summer, took Elsie's Blog Love course, enjoyed the cooler than normal summer days. Drank lots of iced coffee, and iced chai's!

Enjoyed Fall but it definitely flew by because it got cold fast! I got busy crocheting since I ignored my yarn and hooks all spring and summer really. 

I'm definitely looking forward to what the New Year has in store. I'm hoping to get some much needed "me" time!

xo
Alicia

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Some Pictures

This is the cake my Uncle bought for me. Love him! My Grandmother made one of my favorite Mexican dishes Posole. Sorry no picture of that. I was too busy digging in, lol.
But looks something like this
My Mom took this of me, my brother and my crochet is in there too.

This is a house we drove by.

A close up of the Blythes.

xo
Alicia


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thirty-Three




 I'm 33 today!


xo
Alicia



Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Pretties....





all via pinterest

This weeks pretties are a sort wishlist list for me.

xo
Alicia








Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

All Inspiration...



I think since Christmas is finally almost here, I find myself not having quite as much motivation as I did a few days ago. But I know I'll get it back with all my new year planning.

xo
Alicia

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree....






I love the glow of the Christmas tree!
It's all going by way too soon!

xo
Alicia


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yay, Disneyland!

Monday was actually not too bad!
I went to Disneyland! With my youngest brother and parents.

It was his first time visiting! He was so excited.

I'm not even sure he had a specific favorite.

I think he was just surprised and happy to be there.

Disneyland was fun and we're hoping to go again soon.
I know I could have taken more photos but it was hard with all the people there for the holiday celebrations and keeping an eye on the little guy.

xo
Alicia


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mostly, I Just....


No, I'm not completely true.  But some days you just feel awesome! lol
I've gotten a lot of crocheting done and plan on somke more this weekend.

Happy Weekend!
Unbelieveable that next weekend is Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm on a Roll...

These are my recent completed projects:





2 scarves and a cowl all in three days!
I'm working on a few more things as well.

xo
Alicia
 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

In October I signed up for the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts swap.
It's a way to make new friends in the blog world by sending your swap partner a pair of gloves and any other goodies they might like.
My swap partner was Katie, visit her cute blog here.
This was my package


Cute warm gloves from Italy!



Sweet treats! There was a red wrapped biscuit but the baby brother got to it
as soon as I opened the package!

 
Cute wrapper detail around an Amaretti biscuit.

Thanks so much Katie! I love it all!
I hope you loved your package!

xo
Alicia


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday Pretties....






I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before, I just really love Christmas lights!
I think they make things feel nice and cozy inside.
Outside against the darkness they look magical.

xo
Alicia









Friday, December 9, 2011

Don't Ruin Today....


Have a good weekend!
I'll be setting up the Christmas tree, shopping and crocheting.
And drinking lots of coffee!

xo
Alicia



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blythe Swap!!!

These are all the goodies I received fromk my swap partner Elizabeth.
Yummy chocolate from the UK!


These cute little hair clip, that I might just have to wear too!

This wrapping paper is darling!

I really love this cupcake bag! My candy was in there.


xo
Alicia