Author: Kayla K

My First Shuttle Tatting Experience

My First Shuttle Tatting Experience

This, my friends, is my very first piece of anything tatted with a shuttle. People say knitting and crocheting is a dying art… tatting is on its deathbed.  I learned to needle tat quite a while ago and made a cross bookmark from an old Workbasket magazine.  Needle tatting is...

Thrifted Kitchen Love

Thrifted Kitchen Love

Next up on our wedding to-do list is registering for gifts.  I am not a fan of wedding registries, especially for people like me who have already established a household.  Besides, thrift shops do not offer registries. My Pyrex casseroles go from oven to table to fridge with style.  Here...

Estate Sale Purchases and Freebies

Estate Sale Purchases and Freebies

After my thrift tour Thursday my adventures continued at a weekend estate auction.  I met Spencer in Dyersville, Iowa on my way home from my parent’s home.  The sale took place Friday night and Saturday morning.  We found a lot of treasures at good prices. I purchased several flats of...

Thursday Thrift and Country Threads Visit

Thursday Thrift and Country Threads Visit

I was going to tell you about my epic weekend, but technically it is a since-last-Wednesday post.  I had a great time visiting and thrifting my way to my parent’s home, to Garner, Iowa, and back.  My thrift scores included: Several boxes of Trivial Pursuit @$1 each.  We will have...

Quick and Thrifty Pizza Dough

Quick and Thrifty Pizza Dough

Spencer and I love pizza from Happy Joe’s which is a pizza chain unfortunately close to our apartment.  We love the thick, soft, crust and the unique toppings.  Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato is our absolute favorite.  However, a large BLT pizza costs nearly $20!  It’s okay to indulge from time to time but...

Little Birds on the Meter Box

Little Birds on the Meter Box

We have a little family of birds living on our meter box.  They are right at eye level so we check on them whenever we do laundry. On Sunday afternoon I snapped a picture to share with you. Then other stuff happened and I didn’t get around to writing the...

Three Little Kittens-Inspired Blog Design

Three Little Kittens-Inspired Blog Design

Thanks for tolerating my recent dust.  I am still adding a few things but the overall layout is now complete. Although I love creating with Photoshop and Illustrator, I always start with tangible items. The inspiration for the new look is the Little Golden Book: Three Little Kittens. I love...

New Blog Project: Country Threads

New Blog Project: Country Threads

I am so happy to share my latest design project: Country Threads Chicken Scratch. Country Threads is an awesome quilt shop in Garner, Iowa.  It started in a chicken coop!  I have always adored their work and am basing my wedding decor off their “look” which I interpret as: Lots...

Considering Cost Per Wear with Wardrobe Staples

Considering Cost Per Wear with Wardrobe Staples

My summer uniform of choice is an old t-shirt, cut offs, and flip flops.  Although I love the ease of it, it was nice to dress up for a change. Last Friday night I wore: Gray V-Neck, $10 via Gap Peach tank, $6 via American Eagle Sterling Silver jeans, $5...

DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 3

DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 3

After DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 1, and DIY How to Make a Custom Wedding Map: Part 2, you now have a basic map to offer your guests.  Next you will be adding some extras to make your map unique. My invitation has a Victorian feel...