Sunday, February 21, 2010

Knits for The Girls

Knitting for girls is so much fun, especially for little ones! There's just so much you can knit for them ... little pocket books, hats, totes, sweaters, sun dresses, etc...

I just finished a sweet little kimono and a beanie hat for Adalei and a darling little hat with a flower for Layla.

It's fun to take a basic hat pattern and add your own design. With Adalei's hat, I added a picot edging to match the edging on the kimono and then added a large flower.

With Layla's hat, I added a little lace look to the edging with the picot border. The purple and pink flower really made it pop! Layla was very specific with her request for a hat with a purple and pink flower.

We have another little blessing on the way in October and we're so excited! I can't wait to knit something special for our newest addition.

God is so good and we continue to thank Him for His many blessings in our lives.

Happy Knitting!

May every stitch you knit bring you a little closer

to that calm, clear space in the center of your soul.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wedding Shoes ~ 2010 Top Picks

Every young lady has dreamed of the perfect wedding attire for her wedding day. From head to toe, she has imagined herself to be a work of exquisite beauty. Yes, beauty and dreams have to be within our budgets. You may want to be in a Vera Wang gown and Channel shoes but all may not be possible. But it is true, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event and should be as grand as possible.
Do you notice a bride's shoes? I do, they tell me a lot about the bride and her personal style. Finding THE perfect pair of shoes is just as important as finding THE perfect dress.

Here are some of my top picks for 2010 wedding shoes.

1. Pierre Dumas - Excelent $49

2. Badgley Mischka - Tai $200

3. Nina - Elijah $89

4. Badgley Mischka - Randall $200

5. Badgley Mischka - Randee $215

6.Nina - Paladin $89

7. Badgley Mischka - Randee (Pink) $215

8. Badgley Mischka - Randee (White) $215

9. Paris Hilton - Senorita $120

10. Paris Hilton - Destiny $120

11. Diane Hassall - Pompom De Paris $339.01

12. Diane Hassall - Cressida $321.97

13. Diane Hassall - Sweat Briar $323.68

14. Kate Spade - Lover $295

What style is your style?

• Feminine, elegant, ankle straps and dangling rhinestones taking you off to a Cinderella world

• Pink bridal shoes with exquisite pink stone work that refracts a beautiful color of rainbow every time that light reflects from

• Sleek, shiny, thin and tall heels - they are not for the weak-hearted

• Crystal trim, satin work, ivory color or pure white - the elegance of simplicity, the touch of design and exquisite craftsmanship

• Are you more into sandals and pumps - more traditional but with elegance and style without the heels that shows you don't have to wear stilettos to say you know fashion

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