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Aug. 25th, 2016 @ 09:47 pm Belvidere
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Starting to get excited for Belvidere this year. I have a plan, fabric should arrive tomorrow. TV patterns already arrived. So who's going? We're planning to invade on Saturday, if you're in the area it's really one of my favorite events.


I know it's not my typical LOUDness but somehow this dress spoke to me. I've doing natural form as our friend Mick has an amazing camp that's set up for 1882. But honestly Belvidere is pretty much anything from hoops to 80s prom dresses to gorgeous bustles. Anything goes.

This weekend: WE PLEAT ENDLESSLY!
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Jun. 21st, 2016 @ 10:19 am nom nom nom
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Rob thinks fresh sugar snap peas from the garden are a strange breakfast. Clearly he's a heathen as they are quite possibly my very favorite food. Somehow snap peas grown at home are completely different than the dried out ones at the store. Ah well more for me.

I ran out to the garden this morning to do a little weeding and pick peas...by 9am it was already so hot I only lasted 20 min. I hate summer. I'm just a WIMP in heat. fully admit it. How I grew up in a house with no AC I'll never really know.  so instead of being outside gardening and passing out I've been painting in the dining room.

Oh and today Ellie turns 5 months! My baby is growing up so fast. 
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Jun. 14th, 2016 @ 11:01 pm I forgot
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The BEST photo from Sunday
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Jun. 14th, 2016 @ 06:04 pm oh hey look..
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
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..I actually still have a blog. Who knew...

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Jun. 14th, 2016 @ 03:51 pm Romantic era ridiculousness
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The Philly contingent of the Fabulocity club invaded Allaire for misspeachum's fake wedding as Maria Allaire. We of course had to attend the wedding...in STYLE. And we all even made new dresses!

I arrived around 11ish..heavy on the ish...hiraimi was already mostly dressed in the parking lot. By the time I had most of my bits on mandie_rw and miss_philomena rolled in fully dressed.

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Aren't we dashing?

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Jun. 6th, 2016 @ 11:02 pm Today I win at adulting
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
I got up 15 min earlier than normal, packed my lunch and went in for my 12 hour day. Last two check ups cancelled so my 12 hour day was 11 hours which was awesome as we were down two nurses and I was pooped.

Came home, put dinner in the oven (fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe's) while Rob ran to the store for a few things. Ate dinner. GOT OFF MY BUTT ON THE COUCH and sewed two more rows of the cording that never ends. Played with the dog.

I win at adulting today!


Crap I just remembered I didn't put the trash at the curb...wait I'm married! still winning at adulting! 
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Jun. 6th, 2016 @ 07:56 am the petticoat that never ends..
If I ever say I'm going to make a corded petticoat again someone smack me :-p It never ends!

Also today we're working with two nurses off so it's going to be a hella hard day...send me some good thoughts and energy please. 
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May. 28th, 2016 @ 12:26 am Fridaaaay
Current Mood: contentcontent
Today was a zoo at work in the morning and then quiet in the afternoon, I guess everyone headed to the shore? Won't catch me complaining.

We waited till it was after 7 and snuck out the dog park to tire out the dog, it's been HOT here and I was worried about her if we went earlier. She played, had a good time. and then we took her out for ice cream! really frozen yogurt. Feeding my dog vanilla off a spoon might be my new favorite hobby. 
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May. 26th, 2016 @ 10:08 pm irises
Current Mood: calmcalm
Don't get me wrong I do love irises. My childhood home had beautiful old breed yellow ones (that annoyed my mom to death as they fall over) I just prefer flowers with more color punch...I'm sure this shocks you all known my fabric choices.




Muuuuch better. The yellow is my first knock out rose to open. I thiiiink one of the three bushes is hot pink and the other two are yellow but not positive. I'm not sure what the giant purple balls are but I do adore them. And my first peony!

Work today was odd and busy. We only had two doctors as LY and EG are always off thursday and PnP is at a wedding this week. THEN my doctor left for two hours in the middle of the afternoon to go have lunch with the govenor. I figured it was y'know a big group..nope four people sitting to discuss things...o.O My doctor is important people. Trying to be productive outside work today I loaded the dishwasher and ran it before work, brought leftovers (packing lunch is a big indicator of how out of control my life is), went to the dog park and installed the AC.

The previous homeowners left us the ACs which was super nice but the windows in the living room/ dining room are those tall crank out windows and we were really unsure how the heck they go in. At settlement the daughter told me they units were in the garage with "the board they go with"...turns out it's a two peice system. You take the window off (one hilarious hurdle) then you put the frame they made that perfectly fits the window and screw it in where you took the hardware off. Then there's a heavy peice of solid wood door that matches the window trim that sits flush and is screwed in. This has a hole cut perfectly for the AC unit. All in all a really impressive system. 
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May. 25th, 2016 @ 11:07 pm chug chug
Current Mood: goodgood
So I'm chugging along and trying to forgive myself the little things. And I realized that I'll be off my normal weekend this coming weekend and then Monday is memorial day..and my other normal day off is tuesday..HELLO FOUR DAY WEEKEND.

I'm setting simple goals for myself:
1. Weed the flower bed and side bed.
2. weed wack the veggie garden.
3. paint the dining room.
4. make a corded petticoat.

I dunno if I can do them all but that's like one thing a day.  In the mean time here's come pictures of my life lately:


Ellie at the vet waiting for her latest round of shots. She's officially 28 lbs over twice what she was when we got her. My baby is growing up so fast!!


There are irises in my garden and they're blooming! Frankly I don't really like the color as they scream old lady but it was still a fun surprise to walk out the door and see. You can see all the poppies behind that are past and I need to deadhead. hence the working in the garden. 
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