Mostly Happy

Checking in from planet awkward, just south of galactic center (aka) Jason’s laptop!

We are in a crazy mostly happy mess of a graduation speeches, parties & college plans (Alexa is the commencement speaker!), AP exams, (first ever non-volunteer) summer job hunting, prepping our one & only for a fall move out to Boston, oral surgery (Lex needs her wisdom teeth out!), financial planning (really more worrying) about all the expenses, not to mention the 1900 house and grounds needs some “pre-party” TLC (if you come to Alexa’s graduation party and the house looks like total crap, just know all that money we didn’t spend on the cosmetics, is helping put Alexa through school!) And finally my beautiful sister is heading into the second leg of surgery after surviving breast cancer, she will be heading down to the MAYO at the end of the month ♥ (on Jason’s birthday actually, I‘ll be sure to bring him home a super birthday sized bag of Carroll’s Corn!) …if you ever find yourself in the subway level of the Kahler Hotel, seek out Carroll‘s! ..I love you sister, but I would make the trip for the popcorn alone!
(xoxo)

But amidst all the freakouts, tears and frazzle induced arguments,  we are trying to keep things pretty light & loving around here and all that begins with making/keeping mom happy, so here is my happy lately…

I don’t even know what this is or where it came from ..LMAO.. I found it on Jason’s laptop
(this is why I adore him so :)

Every baby I will ever meet, will get this hat in their welcome bundle ♥ I love it that much! ♥ (it’s perfectly seamless from beginning to end & the included flower is really cleverly constructed too! Best of all it goes all the way up to ADULT sizes!)
Pattern is Perfectly Pixie Bonnet by Thomasina Cummings.

Little summer sandals, for little summer feet!
Pattern is Baby Sandals Espadrille Shoe Booties by Lorin Jean of Two Girls Patterns.

♥ very intellectual collegiate, with a pinch of Dr. Who meets Mr. Rogers (as a baby) ♥

A well-dressed little cardigan in a classic “old man” color, Bert’s slight albinism freaks out my camera every time! …so the bertless cardigan photo is most color accurate :)
Pattern is Bow Tie Baby by Rhiannon McCulloch.

This is an older lace project of mine and still one of my favorite photgraphs ♥ It’s my version of Motif J from the book Lacework Motif accessories モチーフ1枚で作れる、レース編みの小物

With my computer still a wreck, I have been getting most of my basic web happy from the nook hybrid, we’ve become BFF’s, all cozy sitting on my lazy end of the couch!

What’s this nook hybrid you ask? Well it’s completely AWESOME and turned the nookel or nooklet (term of endearment) into a android tablet! ..yes all the google play games and apps you’ll ever want! In our home, we have both a nook and a kindle and never have the 2 mingled, until now! ..with the apps we can read B&N books and Amazon ones too, along with using the overdrive library, my inside barely there bookworm is content!  You can customize the SD card with android jellybean, CM7.2 gingerbread, Miui or JOY and put it all on a 8,16 or 32 GB SD! (cripes did my inner nerd just flash ya!?) Oooh I almost forgot, it also gives it Bluetooth capabilities! Pop out the SD card and it’s back to a regular old nook, no harm.  AFN is where I got this magic!

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