Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bells will Ring

     In case you don't follow along with my other social medias, I'd like to take a minute to shout it from the roof tops (again) that this gal is getting married!!!  After almost four years of dating (and 23 years of messing around *wink*wink*), this crazy guy and I have decided that it's about time to make it official. 

Here's a flash back to 4 summers ago when we first started dating.  If you'd have told me then that I would eventually marry this man, I would have never believed it.  In fact, I'm still can't quite believe it's real.

If you're not down for a post with a ton of pictures, you may want to click away right now.  

     As much as I love this man, thank goodness he grew his goatee back.  I still curse that crappy job that he shaved his face for.  

We may have very different interests and hobbies but, somehow, it is the perfect blend for us.  I'm just as happy in his leather-clad world as he is in my vintage world.

      Especially if it involves a photo bomb!!

      If he's not taking the picture, he's being silly behind me.  Not a day goes by that he doesn't make me laugh and smile.  Even with all my health problems over the last few years, he has never stopped, for a second, supporting, comforting, and entertaining me.

We may both me only children and therefor always think that we are right and that we own the spotlight but we have found a balance.  He's the only person I have ever been with who shares the light with me and who I want to share with.  

You all know that Cupcake is the light of my life and my official She Knits in Pearls mascot but she is also the center of Daddy's attention too.  Our favorite moments of the day are the 3 of us in bed snuggling together.  I'm so happy I found a partner who is just as obsessed with her as I am.

     Here's to the next stage of our life together.  We're not running out to the Justice of the Peace any time soon.  So you can expect, over the next year to see a few more posts about planning and the big day it's self. 

For you married gals out there, what do you wish you would have known during your wedding planning?  What did you love about your day?  Did you make any mistakes? 


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's a Disney Halloween

She Knits in Pearls - Halloween
     I'm not sure if I was the fairest in the land, but I sure felt the enchantment on this year's Halloween.  In all honesty, I was really doubting that this would all pull together in the end.  I had all the pieces, mind you, however, I was severely lacking in the health department.  

She Knits in Pearls - Halloween

     You'd never know (hopefully) by the photos that I had spent the entire week prior to Halloween in bed sick with a flu.  It is now 4 days after the big day and I am just starting to feel like a real human again.  No matter how sick I was, I wasn't about to miss out on the festivities and the opportunity to put together all the pieces of my hand made costume.  Check out those brooches!!  Snow White needs her woodland creatures with her wherever she goes.  I love making hand made brooches out of Shrinky Dinks  and thought this was a great opportunity to have a bit of fun with it.
She Knits in Pearls
   I'd love to say that the entire outfit is "Me Made", but that wouldn't be accurate.  My Mom is the fabulous seamstress who made the lovely peasant top.  She already had a great pattern in her arsenal so she kindly agreed to help me out (isn't she the greatest?)

She Knits in Pearls - Halloween

     In order to make the skirt extra full, I added 2 extra panels to it (usually my skirts are 4 panels).  This definitely make it a lot more full but I had a heck of a time getting all that fabric to fit in the elastic waist band.  To help with this, I added some pleats to it as well.  All in all, it worked but I don't think I'll be using that technique in the future.    
She Knits in Pearls - Halloween

She Knits in Pearls - Halloween
     Check out these cute earrings I got from White Rabbit Clothing (check her out on Instagram).  I couldn't decide if I loved the Bashful Dwarf or the Evil Queen more, so I bought both and wore one of each.  Not the best photo's, I know, but I hope you get the idea.
She Knits in Pearls - Halloween

     This is the first year that I can remember not having a sinister vibe to my costume and playing this innocent role was quite different for me.  I liked it, no, I LOVED it.  What little girl doesn't want to be a Disney princess when they grow up.  Maybe it was just for one night, but the little girl in me was ecstatic.  Me, the grown-up was pretty happy as well.

     I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween season and are looking forward to Thanksgiving and the rest of the Holiday's.  I know I have a lot to be thankful for and I look forward to sharing that with you soon.

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