Friday, April 17, 2009

New knitting project

I still haven't finished Big Green - the cabled cardigan that I started last fall. I got frustrated redoing a sleeve about three times and set it aside for a bit.

In the meantime, I've just picked up the yarn to start a new project. I'm working on a shrug that I'm hoping to wear at my wedding in case it's a bit chilly. The pattern is from GlamKnits by Stefanie Japel and I'm working with a Debbie Bliss cotton yarn.

Fabrika in Savannah

One of my most favorite people has recently become the co-owner of Fabrika, a fabric and notions store in Savannah. Since taking over the store, in just a few weeks it's really popped. A couple of layers of new paint and some organizing and it feels like a totally new place. And how can you not want to shop in it when you see my little birdies in the window flying over some tubs of vintage buttons?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Getting down to accessories

I've picked up this cute necklace to wear for the wedding. I think that it will be a cute play on the whole autumn picnic idea. And I feel really pleased that I bought it from a fellow crafter off etsy.

Wedding Dress for $91 off Ebay!!!!!

I got my dress!!!! I decided to go with buying vs having one custom made for two main reasons - it would be way less costly and less to organize. If our situation were different, I would have loved to have Emily still make my dress and I loved her ideas. But ultimately my responsible nature won out. However....

I'm thrilled! When we first got engaged, I saw this dress from JCrew and loved it. I ordered it from their site and tried it on and loved it immediately. "I feel pretty and I can still play croquet!" I said to myself and I knew it was the one. I returned it though because I knew I had seen it online through and ebay for cheaper. Turns out I got it brand new and unworn off ebay from a girl who waited to long to return it to get a refund. And I got it for $91 including shipping. And it's perfect.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hooray for Vermont and Iowa Couples!

It must be spring fever because love (and human rights) are in the air! On April 3rd, Iowa Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry. And yesterday the Vermont legislators overruled the governor and voted to allow Gay marriage. (This is the first time it's gone through law makers instead of the courts.)

Why on earth would anyone want to deny two people from making a loving commitment to each other?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Less Debt = More Independence

One more card down! This morning, thanks to a generous engagement gift from my Grandmother, I was able to pay off my Discover card in full and send extra to my last (and biggest) credit card. I calculated the interest that I would save if I used the gift to pay off debt and it's as if she doubled the amount that she gave me I'm saving so much.

That means that in the past year that I have been seriously working to pay off my debt, I've eliminated two credit cards and my car payments to the tune of elimating $8000 in debt.

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