Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Pretties...






All of these gorgeous pretties can be found at Peppermint Pretty!

xo
Alicia





Friday, January 27, 2012

For Whatever We Lose


Maggie and Milly and Molly and May
e.e.cummings

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
Happy Weekend!
xo
Alicia


Thursday, January 26, 2012

In A Word...Delight

I really enjoy how this tree looks in the evening sky.
Every time I see it, it looks different against the sky.
 
xo
Alicia

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work In Progress...

This is the first one I'm sharing this year. It's been a little fustrating though, because I've had a few projects waiting to be finished up. For some reason it's been very hard to get to them, lack of movtivation but as feeling like I was on pause. Anyway, here's my new work in progress:


One almost done and one more to go!

I finally finished the first pair I started!


I can't wait for my Great Aunts to have them. They LOVED the pair I made for my Grandmother, so she asked, in the summer, if I would make them a pair.
Finally almost done!

xo
Alicia


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Pretties....


These socks are awesome!


I love this photograph!

These mittens are lovely.

Great photograph.

It's red, I love it!

xo
Alicia





Friday, January 20, 2012

Don't Get Discouraged


Have a good weekend!
xo
Alicia


Thursday, January 19, 2012

In A Word

This guy (my brother) brings delight into my life!
Love him!

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Guess I Needed That


What a weekend!
It started out with a good cry. I know I had been holding some stress in but boy did it hit me all at once!
I realized I NEED a VACATION!
For the last year (almost) I've taken care of everyone else in my family and have neglected myself.
I also realize that said vacation isn't going to happen right away. I'll just be over here dreaming of when and where. Luckily it wasn't all that bad, thanks to my lovely sista/friend C.C., who (let me cry a bit and heard about my other source of fustration) took me out for a few beers, sound advice and lots of laughs! Love her!


I meet a sweet and adorable boston terrier named Gizmo. The good thing is I get see him again because he belongs to my Aunt P. I won't get to see him often though, because they live in Northern California. He totally won he over, and now I want one! Isn't that little guy in the picture super adorable?

xo
Alicia

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Illustrated Love

source







Love all of these! I want to but them all!

all images via etsy

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In A Word

I decided that this year I would participate in The Dew Drop Inn's New Year tradition In A Word
My word is:



What a great word!
I'm going to try and delight in all the little things this year!

xo
Alicia


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Pretties...






I love Vintage posters! Whenever I see them in stores I want to but them!
xo
Alicia


Friday, January 6, 2012

Another Fresh New Year



"Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
" ~ William Arthur Ward.
xo
Alicia

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goals for 2012


These are my goals for the year.
* better blog prep: I want a better blogging schedule. Some post are prepped and ready to go,
but I procrastinate.
* try new crochet patterns: I want to keep expanding my crochet abilities.
* finally learn to use my sewing machine: seriously!!!
* take more pictures: I miss so many opportunities because I get self-conscious.

There are other goals but too many to list here.

xo
Alicia


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Few Faves


Just a few of my favorite pictures from this past year



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday Pretties...

Thought today's pretties should be past Parade floats, since the Parade is today:








There's a lot of history when it comes to the Tournament of Rose, click the link if you would like to know more.

Do you like the new look of the blog? It was completely unplanned. I played around with the available backgrounds but wasn't really liking anything. Until I found this gray chevron background!
I think a new banner is in order!
xo
Alicia