You were wondering what Whippets do all day, here’s the low-down:
Synchronized laziness indoors…
Once again, my dogs prove how difficult a sunny, warm day can be. I mean look at their faces…how do they do it?
As you read this post, I’m on my way to grandma’s house to chill out and knit! I’m happy to report that I finished the retro baby blanket!!!
I was so sure that I would put blanket binding on the edge but after pinning…
I hated it! I’m going to ask my grandma how to crochet on an edge. For now, it’s on display in the spawncave:
Now on to more knitting!!! Enjoy the weekend!
The Harvest has come… the Hair Harvest that is! Finally after more than a year of growing it out, my hair is now on it’s way to becoming someone else’s problem! I kid, I mean it’s well on it’s way to becoming apart of a wig for someone who needs it!
This time around, I decided to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I did a lot of research because I knew I wasn’t going to go with Locks of Love. I had a lack-luster experience with them the last time and blamed it on the salon, but after reading some articles, I’m not happy with Locks of Love. If you would like to do some reading, here are just a couple of articles to educate yourself:
There are several other articles out there and other allegations against Locks of Love and I’m just not comfortable supporting them anymore. But enough soapboxing, here’s the fun stuff:
Here I am with before the big chop chop…
Because I know good blog material when I see it, I had the husbeast record the big moment so I could share it with you all:
Here I am post chop with my harvest:
And here I am just back from the Salon. Shout out to Casey at Salon Nova!
I seriously feel ten pounds lighter! I’m so glad to hack it all off before it gets too hot! Yay, short hair again!!!!!
I’m disobeying Doctor’s order today! I had my weekly serving of Tuna fish at my grandma’s mother’s day luncheon over the weekend and today I’m making myself a giant tuna salad sammich. I deserve it. Last week was rough work-wise and with this week unfolding, I crave my no-no foods.
Here is my classic tuna salad recipe with a preggo-twist. Sorry Doc, but it was delicious!!!
Here’s my flavor staples:
Okay first the classics: top is finely chopped celery and dill relish is to the right. Dill relish is the only acceptable relish in my opinion. Sweet relish is an insult to pickles but I digress…
Because of my delicate condition, the next ingredients have pretty much taken over my life. To the left is horserashish and in the middle is capers. Seriously. Horseradish has always been a big part of my life and there’s a very good chance this kid just may come out smelling like it. Capers are a pantry staple in my house but now I find myself drinking its brine and debating on if it’s gross to sprinkle them on my cereal. Anyway, add the mayo and a few cracks of pepper…
BOOM sammich time!
The only thing I was missing was potato chips. This should hold me over for a while!
I haven’t had a knitting post in a while. Here’s the progress on Cletus the Fetus’s retro blankie. I’m more than halfway there!
I’ve got a lot of knitting planned this week, so here’s hoping I finish so I can get on to the blanket binding. Wish me good knitting mojo, my knitting to-do list is a mile long and I just wanna finish!!!
Hope all the moms, furmoms, moms to be, honorary moms and mom figures have an awesome day!!
I’m not even technically a real mom yet and I am having THE BEST DAY EVER! The hubs and the hounds got me a card. Dev, Emma, the husbeast and I went out for breakfast this morning.
In what is becoming a family tradition, the husbeast also marked the occasion with a celebratory round of minigolf!
Who knows what I’m doing the rest of the day, the husbeast seems to have a good handle on this!
I could get used to this!!!!! Again, shout out to all the moms out there!! Enjoy your day!!!!
Another craft project for the nursery down and I’m not even nesting yet!
I noticed one of the recent nursery decorating fads is displaying fabric in a hanging hoop. Amazon and Etsy have very nice examples for upwards of 30 bucks!
psssssshhhhhhh, I can do that myself AND customize it to my theme! Here’s what I did:
Supplies!!!! I got some cheap embroidery hoops from the craft store as well as some animal-themed fat squares. As I’ve stated before, I am going for a clear theme that isn’t too literal or juvenile. I want you to be able to walk in the room and say, “Ah, Zoo/jungle theme” without getting hit in the face with cheesy stuff. I also want my kid to be able to grow with the theme. If I do this right, I won’t have to redecorate until the kid hits elementary school. I’ve also left room to add gender-specific accent colors once we know what I’m going to have.
I trimmed away the excess and so far, so good!
Here they are drying after I got my trusty glue out to finish the edges:
I’m still deciding which wall to put them on but thanks to the previous owners, there is no shortage of existing nail holes to test the placement out:
If I find any other fat squares that would work with my theme, I might add another hoop. I wish I had found tiger stripes when I think about it….
Anyway, If you see something cool on Etsy, don’t think you can’t make your own version or use it as inspiration. I pretty much go everywhere looking for a cool idea that I can put my own spin on. Anyone who has gone shopping with me, will tell you that I’m the person who walks around a store saying, “I could make that myself…”
So there you have it, another DIY detail in my nursery. Don’t worry, I still have a few more up my sleeve!