Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Leavenworth, Washington

My DH and I took a little get away last weekend to Leavenworth, WA. We had not gone away together for at least 2 years! I was dying to go somewhere! No kids, just us alone!!
It took us about 5 1/2 hours to get there, but it was so nice and sunny on the way there. We really enjoyed it! We stopped at a hole in the wall Mexican Restaurant in Hood River, OR. The food was yummy!
On the way to Leavenworth we stopped at a replica of Stonehenge. It was actually pretty cool. We walked around a bit, I took a few pictures, then we were off to Leavenworth. If you have never been to Leavenworth or heard of it, let me tell you it is the cutest little Bavarian town in Washington! A long time ago the town was going to pot and the community gathered together and decided to redo the whole town. Everything is in Bavarian decor. It is so adorable! I am including a picture of our hotel, and the mountains. They were beautiful, just like the Alps.....Snow and everything!
The weather was gorgeous. Sunshine the whole time. It was pretty cold, but not so bad that we couldn't walk around and shop, etc.
I was pretty disappointed though to not see someone in Lederhosen! Those are the cute little suspenders, with the shorts and long socks. I was really hoping to see someone dressed like that. Oh well....the closest I got was a magnet.
I highly recommend this town for a weekend getaway. You will love it!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Goodies!!

This week has been super crazy! At our church I work with the Teenage girls ages 12-18. Every Summer they go to girls camp for a week. They needed to do a fundraiser this year to help pay for their camp, so we sold Valentine -O- Grams!

We made these cute little cards (I designed them, and the girls put them together). Then we filled up a cellophane bag with candy and put a mylar balloon with it. Each one sold for $5. It was pretty chaotic the night we had to put them all together, but I think the girls had fun and I like the way the cards turned out!

I included some cute pictures of what the cards looked like, and how we assembled them together. Each card had a sentiment inside or was left blank, whatever the person ordered.

Well, tonight is the Valentine's Dance I mentioned earlier and I have no idea what to wear! I think I am going to head down to Salvation Army today and see what I can find. I want something that will go with that cute pink and black purse in the previous post!

Have a great V day tomorrow and be sure and tell someone you LOVE them:)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Do you like my FELTED PURSE??

My friend Tammy made me this purse a few days ago and I absolutely LOVE it!!
I don't know much about crocheting, but she crocheted it, then felted it. I know that means she washed the yarn in the washing machine. It sounds a little crazy to me, but I don't really care. I love it and I think the matching button and the fabric that she lined it with are so pretty!

Now, I want to use this purse and not just have it sit around my bedroom, so I am wondering what sort of occasion it would be good for. I am going to a Valentine's Dance with my husband on the 13th, so I thought I might take it there. I need the perfect outfit to wear it with though! Looks like an excuse for some clothes shopping:) I LOVE to do that. I know this sounds a little cheap, but one of my favorite places to shop is the Salvation Army. I can always find a cute outfit there! Gosh, I hope they are having a 1/2 off SALE soon....

Just in case you are interested, there are a few of these felted purses for SALE in my ETSY shop. They are super cute too! Let me know what you think, by making a comment here!! Tammy was a little unsure about the purses, but I keep telling her people will love them. What do you think??
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