The other day, in a frustrated huff, I ran out to just "be alone."
(Don't worry, it was Saturday, so Curtis was there.)
I decided to hit up the local Good Will that just opened up down the street from us.
I got lucky and found some great stuff.
My favorite, was this little fitted jacket...however it wasn't until I got home that I realized it smelled all smokey.
Should dry cleaning get the job done?
Anyways, I also picked up some awesome corduroy pants.
I have wanted this pair from Ann Taylor Loft for a while now, but they never have my size!
That is seriously frustrating. Especially when they were 50% off on Black Friday.
Luckily, I found this other pair at Good Will.
They are plum in color and they fit great, but....they're mom pants.
Wide-ish leg, high waist, stretchy...
(And I totally forgot to take before and after pictures...I forget a lot of things lately, but I'm sure you can picture it!)
I really wanted to spiff them up a little so I found this tutorial on Youtube.com from the Modcloth blog.
It shows you how to turn regular or boot cut jeans into skinny jeans.
The tutorial makes it look SO easy.
I tried it, and it worked perfectly!
I think I'm even going to go back and make the upper legs a little tighter as well.
If you have some outdated jeans or pants, you should try this out and you'll be the hippest, mod-est, chick in town.
And now, cheers to a good weekend.
We are all decorated for Christmas, which brings a little more joy into the house.
I did most of the ornaments (or orguments ala Ande) last night while the boys were sleeping, but I left a choice few for Ande to do when he woke up.
I've been crocheting a lot lately.
It really helps me work off all the frustration I've been feeling.
I'd much rather work my fingers raw and end up accomplishing something I'm proud of, than let my frustrations out on my kids.
When I do that, I'm not proud.
I just want you to know that I really, really,really love my boys...no matter how much free time they deprive me of...no matter how much I complain...
Because in the long run...none of that really matters, does it?
Family is forever, and I love my babies just the way they are.
So moving on...
Fingerless gloves are ever so popular these days.
I guess that happens when every one has a touch screen gadget of some sort, and the gloves with the little patch on the pointer finger are not cute, whatsoever.
So, I worked up an easy little pattern for you if your hands are cold, but you need a little mobility without sacrificing style.
(Make sure your pdf reading software is up to date, or it might not open!)
You can easily add/subtract rows to the pattern depending on how long/short you like them.
I think they look best with a long sleeved shirt or under a coat.
They are fashionable and with the right color yarn, you can really spice up an otherwise ordinary outfit!
You could even pair them with a cute bow, sparkly bow, or flower pin.
***And don't forget about my new Get Hooked! series coming up in January!
Think Happy Thoughts will begin the first week of January and is a crochet series where I post a new Free pattern every week until the end of February. This time around, my patterns are focusing on all things fanciful and magical...think fairy tales, knights, and happy endings!
Hi, my name is Lindsay! I am a wife, mother, crocheter and craft enthusiast. This is my little chronicle of all the things that I love: my boys, my yarn, and my hooks. I hope you feel the love too. Thanks for stopping by!