Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Earring Update - April 30

April 23 - These are from Claire's.  I call them my party earrings, because there's so much going on here.  Lots of fun shapes and colors.

April 24 - These are also from Claire's, but they did not come as this set.  There were actually 3 sets for sale, all with both earrings as the same word: Rock, Star, and Diva.  Of course, I don't want people to actually think I'm a diva, so I picked up a pair of Rock and a pair of Star and then combined them.  This means that I have another pair just like this, but I don't count them in my pairs of earrings.

April 25 - Salvation Army!  They came with two other pairs: rainbow hoops and rainbow circles.  But then I stepped on one of the circle ones, so that pair is out of commission.  As is my foot.

April 26 - These were my great-aunt Jane's.  They're clip-on, and rather tight, if you can tell by the redness around the earring - but they're so pretty and I'd love to successfully convert them to posts.  The only problem is that the hanging ball is pretty heavy, and that would stretch my holes if I made them posts.

April 27 - I really rarely wear gold, but these earrings always make me feel like a gypsy.  I got them in a little shop on vacation in North Carolina.

April 28 - These were from my friend Briana to wear in her wedding. I  wore them this day to dress up my t-shirt and jeans. :)

April 29 - There are actually two new pairs here.  The hoops were from Claire's, and the cubic zirconia studs are from my little brother.  

Love and Raisin Bran,
Leah Joy

Friday, April 26, 2013

More Magazine Bows

I shared on Wednesday about this newspaper bow I made as part of my 101 Things in 2013 project.

This was #28 on my list.

I liked it so much, I made one out of the local businesses coupon book, which turned out colorful, if weird because of a woman's face near the top.

Then, I cut a page out of an old map book I recently acquired (for free, of course), and made this one: 

Because these pages are so heavy, the Scotch tape isn't holding them together very well, so I'm considering shoving a brad through the whole thing.  I think that would make this bow so sturdy it could be reused over and over and over!  (And over some more.)

For now, however, they're decorating my mantel along with all of our picture frames that we have yet to hang.

Love and Ireland,
Leah Joy

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Having a 'Sink Window'

Doesn't it seem like every home has a window over the sink?  They are the most wonderful things, really, because who wants to stare at a wall while they're washing dishes?  I'd much rather stare at the sky, trees, road, anything really.

Well, at the apartment, if you remember, we had this instead:

I could try to supplement with a cute kitchen towel, but it just wasn't the same.

Sometimes, I think going without something for a while makes one appreciate it all the more when one gets it back.  (Hey, it works with 2-year-olds and toys, right?)

I love having a 'sink window' - and God doubly blessed us with one that faces east, so every morning, as I get my breakfast, I get to see the sunrise.  What a blessing!  And what a way to wake up!  (Remember, I like mornings.)

How fantastic to look out and see this every morning:

And okay, it often looks more like this next one, but still:

What are some everyday blessings for which you're grateful?

Love and Sunrises,
Leah Joy

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

101 Things Update - April 24

As I mentioned yesterday, I felt like crap for much of next week, which means (in my world) that when I didn't have to work or be anywhere in particular, I sat on the couch and watched Gilmore Girls.  After several episodes, though, I realized that I was sick of just sitting and watching, so I decided I needed a project I could do while I learned proper bantering techniques.  This is, of course, the precise moment for which I began this project: "Looking for a project? Well, here, pick one of these."

Except I picked three.  But one of them isn't finished yet, so that'll be done next week.

28. Magazine Gift Bow. 

The Original:

Source: 100layercake.com via Leah on Pinterest

 Okay, so I didn't have any magazines sitting around, but I did have the local town's weekly newspaper, so I made one with that.  I liked that so much I made a couple more.  Stay tuned a few more days to see the other ones!

57. "Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth Pattern" - I had one I had been using that I thought was perfect.  Then I tried this one and I am never going back!  The old pattern required mostly purling - there is no purling in this pattern!  Huzzah!

The Original: 

Okay, so I didn't have rainbow colors of yarn, which makes my project comparatively deficient, but I did have a skein of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton!, which is less expensive than Sugar 'n' Cream (which is not expensive to begin with, so now you know that I Love This Cotton! is an even better deal) and contains more yarn.  I got three dishcloths out of this skein.

I haven't used them yet, because they went straight into my "Gift Box" (this is a box full of random items that I pull from when I need a last minute gift), but I have some that my aunt made me (at least I think it's this pattern) that work really well, so go forth and knit!

Love and Popsicle Sticks,
Leah Joy

P.S.  I also bought fabric for curtains yesterday (for the yellow bedroom)!  It was going to be a priority further down the list, but we have friends coming to stay in a month - and we'll probably put them in that room - so we wanted curtains.  However, I can't work on them until I wash the fabric - and I don't know how much the West Michigan flooding makes the news wherever you are, but I'm not supposed to be doing any non-essential laundry until the flood waters recede a bit.  We're not flooded where I live at all (we barely have any puddles), but I'm still trying to follow the law. :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earring Update - April 23

I spent most of last week feeling like crap, so yes, the only two pairs of earrings I wore this week are from Sunday and Monday.  I will say that my CD rack earring holder is starting to fill up and look really really pretty!  With my earring collection, it's like a functional piece of art.  I'll have to post a picture of that one of these weeks. 
April 21 - One year for my birthday or Christmas, my little brother (who was very very small at the time) got me a bag of colored craft feathers.  Why?  Because they're colorful.  And cheap.  After they sat unused in my craft supplies for years, I finally took pity on two fairly matching ones, shoved them into a crimp bead with some fishing line and made these earrings.  They are very fun. :)

April 22 - Oh look, another pair of pop tab earrings.  These ones have a slightly better story, though, because I was selling a pair like these at the Farmers' Market and a little boy came up to investigate and said, "Look, Dad - Dinosaurs!" They're actually bulls, from Red Bull, but dinosaurs are way cooler.

Love and Cinnamon,
Leah Joy

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Monday Rant: Inconsiderate Non-Schedulers

Today's rant is a full-fledged personal rant.  I usually try not to get too personal with these, but today is the exception.  I won't be naming names, but the hours I spent fuming over this issue will not be in vain, for lo, I can rant on my blog.

We have a college group that meets on Sundays after church.  We have met on Sundays after church since our inception in January of 2008.  For a while we met on Sunday evenings instead of right after church, but we have always met on Sunday.  While I was in college, I only missed once or twice because of illness (plus the whole semester when I was literally 1,000 miles away), despite being scheduled to work on Sundays.  I made it happen, because a small group is important.

Since I married the group leader in September of 2011, I have been rather in charge of cooking lunch for the group.  Since we meet right after church, we always have a nice meal together before diving into whatever we're studying.  And since we moved just down the road from the church, we've invited the group to meet at our house.  It's more comfortable, we have real plates, and it's just a nicer small group setting.

Well, starting a few months prior to our move, people started just not showing up regularly.  We finally discussed it and it was made clear that every week was too much commitment.  They had other places to be, other people to see on Sundays, but if we met only every other week, they could definitely do it.  So we decided to meet every first and third Sunday.  That's easy enough to remember and very easy to schedule.  Since we decided that, we've had 4 first or third Sundays that aren't major holidays or church-wide luncheons.

Of those 4, one person came twice, and another came once.  That's right, we've had 3 weeks of 3-person lunches where 2 of the people were Caleb and I, and 1 week of just us.  That is not a small group.  That's hardly a dinner party.

(They managed to come just fine to the church-wide luncheons.)

So why am I pissed off?  Oh, you couldn't tell?

Let's see what happens.

"Oh, certainly. I can definitely do 1st and 3rd Sundays; that makes it so much easier to schedule!"
"Oh, you say next week is a 3rd Sunday?  I can definitely be there!  I'm planning on it."
"Yes!  I'll definitely see you next Sunday for group!"

So many people definitely planning on it.  I break my back (figuratively) cleaning the house and cooking a nice meal and then only one person shows up.  (And I am very grateful to those one persons for helping cut back on our leftovers!  That one week, we ate mac & cheese for, well, a week!)

In fact, this week, it meant cleaning the house the night before, then getting up at 6:00 to go to church early with Caleb (he has to be there at 7:00), sitting around until the first service starts at 9:00, then leaving immediately afterwards (meaning I don't get to see my family who comes to 2nd service, whom I have not seen all week and am desperately missing), to go home and cook for a group of people who did not show up.

There are lots of adjectives I could use to describe this behavior and here are a few of them: rude, obnoxious, annoying, irresponsible, and inconsiderate.

I understand that being in college, one can't always schedule out their week perfectly.  And I'm not asking for 2 weeks' notice, or even 1 week's notice.  I would like to know by Saturday evening at 8:00.  Do I need to get up early, miss seeing my family, and cook and clean for you?  If you are going to show up, I will do it gladly. I enjoy having company over and I love to cook for people.  Seriously, I'm like a giddy schoolgirl when we have company!  But if you're not going to show up, just tell me, for Pete's sake!  Surely you can know that by Saturday evening!

Love and Day-Timers,
Leah Joy

Friday, April 19, 2013


You have all been so patient, not that you had a choice, and I have been obnoxiously holding on to these pictures for a couple weeks now, but it is finally time to show you my adorable curtains!

Now, I doubt I'll ever be a seamstress, but I managed to make 4 semi-straight lines 4 times!

Check 'em out!

Over the sink.

You can see that they don't keep out a lot of light, but I didn't need them to be room-darkening curtains.  I just wanted something to block the view - especially since the lights from the road come straight through one of the windows and right down the hallway to our bedroom.  Even with the door closed, these lights still shone under the door and kept me awake.  This curtain, thin as it is, helps block that.

Over the kitchen table.
I spent a lot of time trying to figure out exactly what I wanted, but I'm really glad I chose this option.  We have beautiful trim and molding, and I wanted to show that off, so short curtains on tension rods was the best choice for me.  (Short curtains were the only option in the kitchen, anyway.)

I had a strip of fabric left, and I'll be using it to make tie-backs, which will only make them cuter (and even more like the curtains I always drew as a kid).

Now, they're not perfect, but with curtains, you can hardly tell.  (If you're wondering, I sort of followed this tutorial.  I strayed from it in that the store width of the fabric was my curtain length since my windows are only 35" tall.  I made my panels about 35" wide by 35" long.  This meant that when I sewed the top and bottom parts, I sewed the rod pocket before the bottom part, so that whatever was left could just go to the bottom - if that makes any sense.)  And I'm so proud of them!  

The best part is I got exactly what I wanted for fairly cheap!  The fabric cost me about $17 at Hobby Lobby and the tension rods were $5 for the pair at Big Lots.  There's no way I could have found curtains this perfect for our windows anywhere for that price, let alone ones that I love this much!

Love and Strawberries,
Leah Joy

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scarves from Pants!

Yes, you read that correctly.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest, and mostly followed it to make some scarves.

This was also #51 on my 101 Things in 2013 list.

We did do a few things differently from the tutorial, and I'll try to explain it here.

First of all, we just went out to Salvation Army to purchase the pants, and all the men's pajama pants were either not flannel or really ugly.  And we really wanted actual flannel (which is actually not synonymous with plaid, contrary to popular belief), because we wanted them to be super soft and warm.  So we found these two cute pairs in the women's department, but they weren't as long.  Mine was the shorter pair of the two, and was actually too short to make into an infinity scarf.  But that's okay, because I like straight scarves better anyway.

Chloe's, however, I could make into an infinity scarf.  When I got to the part where I made it into a loop, I was a bit confused by the original directions.  I couldn't figure out why I need to fold over the end if I already had the factory finished edge.  But I guess she didn't save that part in the original tutorial.  Anyway, after breaking two sewing machine needles (even after not folding over the one edge), I decided to hand stitch through the whole thing.  Not the neatest job, but once it's on, you can hardly tell.

The next time I brought my camera, I asked Chloe if she'd let me take a picture of us in our matching scarves, and she said yes, but figured I'd want her to change her shirt, since it was a clashing plaid.  Then I realized I wore a clashing plaid, too, so we decided to flaunt our four clashing plaids for your amusement:

Isn't she the cutest?

Her shirt was 69-cents at a Salvation Army Super Saturday sale!
Love and Pants,
Leah Joy

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

101 Things Update - April 17

You know how I spent my week?  Lamely, apparently.  I only completed one thing and it's kind of pathetic.  But I'm doing a whole post about it anyway.  Because that's how it is today.  

56. Flower with instructions in Finnish.

But you know what makes this post even more pathetic?  They had English instructions right underneath the Finnish instructions.  Not to mention there was a comment with a different version of English instructions.  So it wasn't even like I had to translate.  I just had to pick the comment or the blog instructions.  I chose the comment because they looked slightly more accurate compared to the pictures.

Now, you might look at that flower and think it's pretty normal sized.  No.  It's not.  I wanted to take a picture of it next to something so you could see how ridiculously huge this thing is and the closest standard-sized thing was this gift card, so that's what you get.

Seriously, it's ginormous.

And the worst part?  I have no idea what I'm going to do with this.  It's way too big for a hair thing, or a brooch (I wear so many brooches, you know), or a necklace.... Any ideas?

Love and Dubstep,
Leah Joy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Earring Update - April 16

I'm pretty excited to share this week's pictures with you.  4 out of 5 of these earrings are really cool and/or have great stories!

April 9 - I made these out of bassoon reeds!  Before you freak out on me for wasting perfectly good bassoon reeds, let me tell you why I used these ones.  In high school, my teacher insisted I purchase this brand, and since the music store that sold them wasn't super close, I bought several extras.  Then, I started lessons in college with a new teacher and he told me these were crap and I should never use them again.  I had 2 reeds I hadn't even opened!  So I drilled a couple holes, added some fishing line and made these!  (And yes, they still play - though they probably wouldn't be great to use for real.)

April 12 - These are another pair from my friend Kayla.  They're so cute!  The only bad thing about them is that instead of being both correct like this, one is a mirror image.

April 13 - Aren't these fabulous?!  I picked these up at Meijer on clearance for a few dollars.  They're not too heavy, and they make lovely noises when I move my head!

April 14 - Claire's clearance rack.  It's impossible to have a bad day when you have unicorns on your earrings.  :)

April 15 - The only pair with a poor story.  There was this cool yellow necklace for sale at Salvation Army and these came with it.  Turns out the necklace is the kind that grabs your hairs and pinches you, so that stunk.  I'm not sure if I'll keep these or not.

Love and Peach Cobbler,
Leah Joy

P.S.  In case you were wondering, the end is in sight!  I have a lot of really big pairs yet that I've been saving for warmer weather because they get stuck on scarves.  But I also can't wear big earrings to work because they clank against the phone, so I better get them in soon before I work 5 days a week! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Monday Rant: Can You Read?!

Before I begin today's rant, I would like to introduce you to a very neat project called Freecycle.  They're very cool community organizations whose goal is to keep stuff out of landfills.  Lots of stuff can be recycled, reused, repurposed, sold for scrap metal, or composted, but what about your bedside fan that just stopped working after several years?  Or that old guitar sitting around that you're never going to use?  Some people would just throw them out, but by joining your local Freecycle community, you can offer these things there.  You'd be surprised who wants that broken fan and blade-less food chopper (to teach their kid about electricity!).

You can also post wanted ads.  This is actually how I got my first guitar when I was in high school.  Was it a fantastic guitar?  Heck no!  But it was a very good starter guitar and I loved it!  (And it was free!)  

I highly recommend going to the Freecycle website and joining your community's group.  There are some amazing finds, and it's really a great opportunity to be a good steward of the earth!

Now, a little background.

I've been a member of the Grand Rapids area Freecycle since 2004.  When Caleb and I got married in 2011 and I moved to Cedar Springs, I joined that Freecycle, but also stayed a member of the Grand Rapids one.  After all, we visited our parents in Grand Rapids a lot, so if we wanted to pick something up, we could make a trip down that way.  And only once did I accidentally post something to offer for pick-up on the Grand Rapids one instead of the Cedar Springs one.  Because it was pick up in Cedar Springs, the moderator freaked out on me and told me I had to leave the group.  I didn't, because I knew we were moving back to the Grand Rapids area soon.  

Now that I am back in the Grand Rapids area, I feel like I can post in there again.  Just yesterday, I tried to post this message to both the Cedar Springs freecycle (since I still work up there) and the Grand Rapids freecycle: 

"If you have some paint stripper sitting around that you won't be using, I'd love to take it off your hands for a project for my house.  I could pick up in Northview, Rockford, or Cedar Springs.  Thank you so much!"

Concise, to-the-point, and includes all necessary information.  Or so I thought.

I'm not sure who put the stick up the moderator's butt, but I got this reply back:

"We ask list members who are asking for "any... whatevers" or more than 1 of the same item or open-ended items to state in their message whether they intend to resell the items.  Some list members do not wish to have their exchanged items resold.  Because you are asking for more than one item, then people will probably assume you are going to resell them and might not be willing to give you the item you request.  Reselling is fine, you just need to say it up front.

Please just state in your post whether you intend to resell them (even if it seems obvious to you), then submit to grfreecycle@yahoogroups.com."

See, I'm pretty sure that I did state that.  "...for a project for my house."  It was certainly clear enough for the Cedar Springs freecycle because they put my post through just fine!

I resubmitted my post this way:

"If you have some paint stripper sitting around that you won't be using, I'd love to take it off your hands!  I won't be reselling it since I'll be using it for a project for my house. ..." (etc.)

I thought that was just passive aggressive enough for the moderator without any of the readers noticing.  Now just to wait and see if they let it through this time!

Happy Tax Day!

Love and Bubble Wrap,
Leah Joy

P.S. Here's a fun tax day quote for you: "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." -Albert Einstein-

Friday, April 12, 2013

Small Spaces - Little Victories

Every week, we get our house a little closer to tidy and organized.  Here are some of my recent victories:

This is the shelf currently supporting the TV.  Funny thing is, it's not even the shelf we plan on keeping there, but it was surrounded by cardboard boxes full of stuff, and that was driving me insane.  

And this is our closet/entryway.  (Not really an entryway, since no one ever comes in there, but we still keep our shoes there for now.)  For a while, we had just kind of thrown everything on the floor of the closet because, well, you would have, too. :)  It's amazing how much more room I had when I tossed out the trash, put things where they belonged, and just organized a bit.  (Do you like our "boot tray"?)

Happy Friday!

Love and Recycling,
Leah Joy

P.S.  If you're in the area, come check out my show tonight.  Details here!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sweater Legwarmers

I had so much fun taking pictures of these that I couldn't just post the one for the 101 Things Update. 

I didn't take any pictures of the process of making these legwarmers, so I'll do my best to describe the process.  Once I had the arms cut off the sweater (below the seam, so with raw edges on the sleeves), I cut down the arm (or is it a leg now?) about 4-5 inches on one side of the seam.  I then folded the top edge and the edge of the unfinished side over a bit and used a zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine to fasten them.  That way they can't unravel anymore.  I then put the legwarmers on my legs and figured out where I wanted the snaps to go. I used two sets of snaps at the top of each leg, so there's a keyhole effect.  Under my jeans, you can hardly tell, and over leggings, it just looks decorative.  Not that you can see it well in any of these pictures.

Despite being frugal and thrifty my whole life, it never ceases to thrill me when I make something I love for practically nothing but my time.  My mom was going to donate the sweater (but she originally purchased it from the thrift store, anyway), so that was free.  We didn't even waste the rest of the sweater, because Chloe made a scarf from it.  My mom had a whole bunch of snaps sitting around waiting to be used, and the little bit of thread I used is almost a negligible cost.  And even for time, they probably only took me about a half hour (and that's only because snaps are tricksy little devils).

And they complement my orange slippers.

Love and Gypsies,
Leah Joy

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

101 Things Update - April 10

Since Spring Break started, I've completed 5 projects.  Check 'em out!

25. Kitchen Curtains.  Yep, I'm going to be annoying and give you only this preview of the fabric!  I will post full pictures soon!  :)

39.  Make legwarmers.  I did these out of the arms of a blue sweater my mom was getting rid of.  Chloe used the body of the sweater to make a scarf.  We're thrifty.  Because of how baggy the arms were around my calves, I had to add some snaps, and the legwarmers have a keyhole in them, but they are very warm and comfortable!  I'll post more pictures of these later, too.

51. Flannel Infinity Scarf.  Okay, so you can clearly tell this is not an infinity scarf, but it was too short to put in two loops and too long to wear as one, so I just made it a straight scarf.  I made another one for Chloe that is an infinity scarf, but I haven't taken any pictures of her in it, yet, so yes, I will post more pictures of this project later! :)  This scarf is incredibly warm and soft!

73.  Read the Wheel of Time 4: Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan.  This is Caleb's favorite series, so when I started them I was doing it as a favor; I mean, he had read Little Women and Pride and Prejudice, right?  Then I really liked them.  However, they take me far longer to read than most books (like a week and half compared to two days), so I don't always read them one right after another.

100.  Grocery Bag Basket.  I felt like a 5-year-old when I was making this.  Apparently weaving is not my spiritual gift.  Or following directions.  I ended up having to line my basket to make it salvageable.  However, it's pretty sturdy, probably because it's mostly hot glue.  I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but it's cute in spite of my weaving incapabilities and the blobs of hot glue covering it.

This next few weeks, I'm going to work on projects that use things I already have.  My husband bought me a dryer (yay!), which means we have to really watch our spending for a bit.  No crafty purchases for me.  But I have a whole yarn stash, and four boxes of craft supplies calling my name, not to mention some closets/cupboards that could use some love, plus the entirety of the local lending library.

Have a marvelous Wednesday!

Love and Rainbows,
Leah Joy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Earring Update - April 9

March 26 - My sister made these for me.  They are tiny and cute.

March 28 - These are the one pair of pop tab earrings I own that I did not make.  I actually bought these at a church craft fair, and this is where I got the idea to make pop tab earrings.

March 29 - Yet another pair of my pop-tab earrings.

March 31 - The perfect Leah earrings, made by my lovely friend, Cara! :)

April 1 - I meant to wear these March 14, but forgot, so I wore them on April 1 instead.  My big brother gave these to me for a present one year.

April 2 - I bought these at Cedar Point when I was in high school. 

April 6 - Caleb's littlest sister made me this cool DNA-esque earrings.

April 7 - Yet another fabulous pair picked out by my little brother.

Come on back tomorrow to see what 101 Things projects I've been working on this week!  I have some pretty fun ones!

Love and Bedazzlement,
Leah Joy

Monday, April 8, 2013

Our Kitchen!

You've seen hints of it in photographs, now it's time to reveal the whole kitchen for you!  

If you look at these pictures and begin to feel depressed about the unclean state of your own kitchen, please note that I spent at least an hour and a half tidying and scrubbing so it would look perfect for the pictures.  Chloe even sardonically suggested that I fold my dishcloth into a swan, since that would be as believable.  

If, however, you look at these pictures and think it looks awfully bad, I think it might improve if you press "Ctrl+W".

The wall color in here is now Benjamin Moore's Amsterdam.  (Not that anyone who knows me is at all surprised by that color choice.)

Our appliances were generously donated to us by a friend.  Thank you so much!

The lower cabinets in the above picture were already there, but the uppers were the same older style. We decided to tear them out, and replace them with new when we could afford it, but my parents generously purchased the set of uppers for us.  (The one above the microwave was already there, too.)

The lower cabinets were pretty gross, but once we tore off the one panel, painted them white, and lined them, they turned out pretty nicely.  We do plan to replace them in the future (10 years?).

I don't actually call this the Small Appliance Counter, but I probably should. :)

Here's a look from the other way.

We have all memory foam bath mats in the kitchen (how is anyone supposed to know they're not kitchen mats?) because my feet get really sore standing on bare floor for a long time.  We were able to get the 2 green ones from a Groupon for pretty cheap and the 2 blue ones from ALDI for $5 each on one of their weekly special deals.

Here's a closer look at this counter where my chore chart lives.

Our breakfast nook has the table my mom had in our kitchen way back when I was a kid.  The chairs that match it are kind of rickety, but a friend gave us a kitchen table and chairs, too, so we're using the chairs from that.

Tim lives on the windowsill for now, with a suncatcher my friends made for us.

A close-up of our sink, with my dishcloth not folded into a swan.  

I have a window above my sink!!  I've always wanted one!  Except because we live at an intersection, there are usually cars out my window.  But still!

And that's our kitchen!  Since I took these pictures, I have added curtains, but that's for another day.

Happy Monday!

Love and Butterflies,
Leah Joy

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Break!

Hey all, it's Spring!

Okay, so this picture is from a week or two ago, but still.  It still looks this snowy up where I work. :)

So it's Spring Break (well, for the kids anyway, not the college crowd).  Not that that means anything different for me, but I'm going to be taking this week off from blogging.  I feel like I've hit a bit of a dry patch, so I'm going to take a week off to focus on life and sew curtains.

I'll see you next week!

Love and Raisin Bran,
Leah Joy

P.S. Don't forget to check your local grocery store for clearance Easter candy today! :)