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Now and then we like to play this guitar together…

Now and then we like to play this guitar together…

Unfortunately there is no audio for this picture as my siblings Karl and Kalissa are quite talented. My drums were not terrible but I don’t think I’ll be invited on tour. Seriously, these kids are the next Jack and Meg. Surely you have heard Gotye’s song. However, I heard Walk...

Crafting Inspiration

Crafting Inspiration

I met a fantastic person yesterday who I am so excited to tell you about. I dropped in to our local Benjamin Franklin-esque drugstore to pick up a bulk cone of crochet thread. I overheard a telephone conversation of a woman trying to figure out which crochet hook to purchase....

Beer and Pizza Knitters

Beer and Pizza Knitters

I am constantly losing things at my parent’s house- including knitting projects. Now Mom keeps a scrap bucket and big knitting needles so I just work on a rug whenever I am home. This time, when I was home for Easter, my little brother mentioned that he would like to...

The. Cut.

The. Cut.

I finally “pulled the trigger” and got the cut I have always wanted! Why it has taken me 10 years to do so is a long story, but one I think a lot of women can relate to. As a freshman in high school I cut my hair very short....

Congrats, Spenc! – Electrician Lightbulb Cake

Congrats, Spenc! – Electrician Lightbulb Cake

I’m so proud of my Spencer! Spencer passed his licensing test and is now a journeyman electrician. He has worked hard for the past five years… I can’t believe he is graduating already! He also received an award for his outstanding academic performance. I can’t lie- I am proud of...

Crocheting Rocks!

Crocheting Rocks!

Not to be confused with, “Heck Yeah! Crocheting ROCKS!” I am literally crocheting rocks. See? This just might be my newest addiction. You can’t make just one! Crocheted rocks have been popular for awhile on Etsy and Pinterest but I have not found a pattern. (Not yet, that is! Comment...

What’s Up Monday

What’s Up Monday

Here’s what’s happenin’ ’round here… Sewin’ I am working on sorting my fabric into standard widths using Bonnie Hunter’s scrap system. I got distracted into cutting slivers for my knitting project… Knittin’ I am making a rag rug inspired by this ravelry project. I have not read the pattern to...

Bad Baby Pictures

Bad Baby Pictures

Love him though I do, my boyfriend, Spencer, is quite annoying to go antiquing with. He treats antique malls like some kind of museum, carefully inspecting every item. Every item. Me, I’m more of a browser. What kind of girl complains about her boyfriend antique shopping, right? To accommodate his...

Why- Hello, Hello!

Why- Hello, Hello!

Thank you so much for joining me for this, my very first post on my very own blog! Kayla La-La Land is inspired by my childhood “happy place.” My mom could often be heard saying, “Earth to Kayla! Come in please!” and “She’s off to Kayla La-La Land!” If children...

Weekend with Mom & Girls

Weekend with Mom & Girls

I am reporting this morning from my parent’s home!  I am on SPRING BREAK so I will be here another day before headed home to Spencer, who is coincidentally laid off this week. I have had quite the weekend with Kalissa’s play, shopping in Decorah, My friend’s bridal shower and...