Friday, May 20, 2011


So, things are getting expensive. Gas. Groceries. Life with six children. We just learned that our water rates are going up 9% across the county.

While I've always cut coupons (if and when I get a Sunday paper), I wasn't very diligent. I only cut the coupons of the things I regularly buy. And then I'd still buy generic. However, a co-worker of Joe's is really into couponing and has been getting Joe all pumped up about it.

I thought I'd show you my deals.

Um. Yeah. A cardigan and shoes. I'm pretty sure that when Joe was pumped about saving money, he thought I'd actually save the money instead of turning around and spending my savings. (But I got excellent deals on both!)

(Sorry for the dark photo. If it would ever stop raining here, I might have some decent sunlight. And it would help my severe vitamin-D deficiency.)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Lace Belt

I actually had a different idea for the (crocheted) lace, but when I thought of a lace-only belt, I threw my original idea out the window.

This belt is so springy. Light. Airy. Breezy. Feminine.

Spring, indeed.

I wore this exact outfit (plus jean capris) to here with Sawyer (and friends), here (to buy a few things for the garden), and out to tend the chickens. Pearls. To tend to chickens.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Ruffly Yellow Belt

You know, the yellow belt was going to be another tuxedo belt, but when I linked over to the original tuxedo belt, I spied another belt that I liked.

I made a little yellow bow for the front, but I have mixed feelings about it. I want it to be removable, yet look like it's actually a part of the belt.

I'm loving that vintage yellow button. It is perfect for this belt so I want to show that, too.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Sash Belt

I'm still on belts. One belt I wanted to make was a sash belt. I found a very quick and easy tutorial, although it's so simple you really don't need a tutorial.

It's a little floppy, but that's okay with me.

I made the belt with some polka-dotted polyester that I found on clearance at the fabric store.