Thursday, October 25, 2012


I can't help it. I'm addicted to Instagram.  It's handy and fun and well... instant.  I used to walk hunched over because I carried my big Canon in my purse all. the. time.  Though I still use it daily, I love having my phone handy for a quick moment capture.
 I've still been doing my #dailythankfuls on Instagram... and my Etsy store is a definite thankful.  I have a fun new print for the holidays in stock right now... absolutely LOVE it.  (11x14 in size, just slip it into a standard sized 11 x 14 frame and you're good to go!) And Yes... I had to drag all of this cute stuff onto my front porch to stage and photograph this sign for my shop, due to the drizzly weather.  I'm sure I give the neighbors a good laugh constantly.  Isn't this a fun collection of festivity though? It was so cute it almost pained me to put it all back, and at the very least I think I know what direction I want my Christmas decor to go now.  
 Don't you think I need one of these?  I would put "LMM" on the license plate. Ha!
 I had no idea zinnias would become one of my favorite planted flowers.  Bright and long lasting, they are still blooming in my garden!  I keep thinking I've got the last of them... but a few more pop up.  I am planting a ton more next year.
 Ah my neighborhood.  Always love this little spot.
 Last year Martha inspired Ava and I to make this.  I took it down when Lucy died because it was sad... and how funny is it that we have another black little girl dog to step right into Lucy's place in this project?  We rehung it and all smiled.  Smiling's our favorite.
 Sweet bloggy/Instagram buddy gave me this pattern for a ruffled scarf.  I'm pretty sure my knitting is forever changed.  I will never knit the same plain scarf again!  (Just don't ask me to explain it for you.)
 You would never know that this smiling-faced-cutie-pie-little person had caused so much trouble on this day would you?  I posted that I was seriously in need of a long nap... yeah... never did that that nap. Ha!
 I had leftover bay leaves from cooking... twisted them into a sweet little wreath... now I want more.  Many more.  Why didn't I plant a bay leaf bush in my yard??  Why?  I have a need for many bay leaf wreaths.... Did I mention that already?
 I know... you've seen it before.  In "real" photos...  Twas just so cute... had to show it again.  Sometimes my blog and Instagram walk hand-in-hand... sometimes they don't.  You just never know what you're gonna get. 
Sometimes I need the reminder..... don't we all?

Do you Instagram?  Give me a shout in comments so I know your Insta name... I love following you guys back I just don't always know who goes with what names out there!

Go forth and capture those little moments.  So very much to be thankful for and appreciate, isn't there? 


Joann said...

love your blog! read it all the time! I follow you on IG and I'm joannfeeney on IG. I love that wreath! I'm not good at this stuff but get some great ideas from you! You are so creative! Have a Happy Thursday!

Sally said...

Love, love, love. Wish I did Instagram, but my phone isn't smart. Oh well. Have a great day Sweet Friend. In prayer for you! ~Sally

Alisa Lamb said...

My Instagram is alisalamb. You are so much fun to follow! Love the new Christmas print!Thanks for the reminder to "come and adore Him" today!

Lorraine and Jessica said...

I am addicted to Instagram as well!! So quick and easy!! I am crzyhous2001!!! Follow your blog and instagrams <3


Jen@Living a Listful{l} Life said...

Instagram is so awesome. Might take a little TOO much of my time. :) I'm jenlives! :)

Rox said...

I love all your 'stuff' !! I am ROX4AU on Instagram. Love checking in on your blog everyday. You are so very talented and your family is lovely and I want to hug your dog!! LOL Anyway, thank you for blogging and being creative and keeping it real :)

Chrissy said...

Love instagram! I'm Wickedchrissy on IG

Jessica said...

I'm a knitter and love that scarf!! Any chance you would share the pattern? Pretty please :)

Amy said...

I'm just getting into instagram...but ♥ it! I am creature39

D said...

Would you believe me if I told you I have no Instagram/ iphone:-( Everyone seems to be having such a fun time with it, sigh. Maybe one day, but for now, I'll have to stick with my dinosaur phone and regular camera (giggles) and continue to admire everyone's beautiful photos:-)
I do love that van for ya, oh and LMM, how fun would that be? I can picture you now, beautiful decor inside with cozy blankets and cute drapes and camping trips with the kids. I've wanted one forever, but where I live, they are so hard to come by.

Mrs.Marie Lester said...

I love IG as well :) I just started following you recently love seeing the pics you post! my name on IG is mrslester21

Kristen Oudman said...

I would also know if your willing to share the knitting pattern.

Jessie May said...

I have no instagram or iphone either, just a regular camera! But I love love love your photos Sasha! You continue to inspire with your photos. I have a question if you don't mind? what did you do to the pine cones in the first picture to make them so aesthetically pleasing?

April said...

I just found your blog last week and spent the last few days going all through your archives! My son was bullied in the 6th grade, so I definitely know how your heart hurts over it. So..I love the cross stitch of your family, would you mind sharing where you got the pattern?

Tracey Bower- Bower Studio said...

I now prefer IG over Facebook! I'm bowerstudio on there!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I spray painted them. :) Yep. You can spray paint just about anything. I used "heirloom white" paint from joAnns.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

We got the idea In Martha Stewart Living a couple of years ago... and we had to get graph paper and color our own little people in the pattern. It was a blast though! Once we got it all drawn out we just stitched normal cross stitch style.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I can tell you what she sent me... but I had to see her do the "turn" (flipping the needles backward?) in a You Tube clip to figure it out...
Any yarn (approx. 300 yards)
Any needle (use whatever is recommended by yarn)

Gauge not important!!

Cast on 20 stitches

Row 1: k20
Row 2: k8, turn, k8
Row 3: k6, turn, k6
Row 4: k4, turn, k4

Repeat all four rows to desired length

For a more finished look sew ends

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I can tell you what she sent me... but I had to see her do the "turn" (flipping the needles backward?) in a You Tube clip to figure it out...
Any yarn (approx. 300 yards)
Any needle (use whatever is recommended by yarn)

Gauge not important!!

Cast on 20 stitches

Row 1: k20
Row 2: k8, turn, k8
Row 3: k6, turn, k6
Row 4: k4, turn, k4

Repeat all four rows to desired length

For a more finished look sew ends

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I totally mean to add thank you for the sweet words with my son. It's been hard and then he gets mad and takes it out on us at home so it's like the behavior reverses... not good. He can't bully his little sister... just a nasty circle of yuck. We're working through it though. Thanks again for the encouragement.

wendy said...

Thanks for sharing the knitting pattern. I recently took a class and learned to knit and I am working on my second scarf. I am also on instagram and my name is WSK1104. Thanks again and love your pictures!

Cathy said...

I love your blog and I love Instagram! I just started following you this week. I'm Cathyy_33 over there. I can crochet but don't know how to knit. I would love to learn. That scarf is so adorable! I love the yarn you are using, too.

danae said...

you have such a gift for photography, for seeing things in ways that no one else does but that inspires everyone else. love it! i enjoy following your blog & you on IG. i'm danaeIXTHYS, although my pics are not nearly so evocative!

Farmgirl Paints said...

your scarf looks so much better! i've got scarf envy;)

Wendy said...

I just love all your photos! Thanks for sharing with all of us without smartphones. Ü LOVE your key ring. Did you make it?

Jessie May said...

Thank you :)

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i just started
and am loving it

you can find me at


p.s. missing our doggie
and am loving that little
stitched wall hanging!

Flor said...

oh my goodness, I just love that bay wreath!
I make wreaths for around the house during Christmas time when
Costco sells the big long strand of ?? (I totally blanked on the name of the greenery. durr) and it makes the house smelly all piney and Christmasy :)

I'm on IG as well, I just started a bit ago and love it.
wait, i think i follow you already. i'm flor_lifeinprogress.
#imaddicted :)

Victoria said...

Love IG too! I don't share, just follow though.

All these snippets are like a mini 365. :) So, I managed not to bake that cake the first time around. I am reading this hungry. I will be making it very soon, complete with salted caramel. You win! ;)

brockey said...

I prefer IG over Facebook! I'm BROCKEY2 on there!

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I have just started IG and I love it. My husband threatens to hide my camera every time we go out! I IG at PATTYMARKER61.

Jill said...

I love to IG- I've been slacking so much on blogging since I started! I IG at jilltomala

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this works out well, because i love seeing your ig pics!!! win-win! : ) xoxo!

Christina said...

I've said this before, but I can't wait to upgrade my phone so that I can take better pics with it! InstaGram can't even help with this one! :)
Love your pics! And I am pretty sure I just bought that same shirt in the zinnia picture that you are wearing...super cute! :)

reFresh reStyle said...

I received my order today and I love the cows! I got one for my daughter!!
I love Instagram too, I'm refresh restyle, not sure if I'm following but I will :)

Koren said...

Can you post a link to the scarf pattern instructions? Or post the instructions directly? Love the ruffle!!

Ciao Marezy said...

I'm ciaomarezy on IG. :) I love it, just wish my phone was better!!

Holly said...

IG is completely addictive (in the good way)! I love seeing your pics since you are from the other side of our beautiful country from me! follow me at hollymccall!! see you there!

Holly said...

Oh, and I would love to see how you made the bay leaf wreath (say that 3 times fast)!! It is fabulous!!!

Deborah said...

I never tire of reading your blog!
I wonder~where do you find the time to do all you do..and with such beauty? Lol
Everything you set your hands to is lovely.
Thanks for sharing all that you do and today you made me wish I knew how to knit...that ruffled scarf is gorgeous!!! Wow!
Have a wonder-full weekend!

In His love,
Deborah xoxo

Jackie at Roots and Wings said...

Just joined IG--so much fun! I'm jackiekirsche. Love that bay leaf wreath; I see some of those in my future! :)

terrid614 said...

i seriously love your blog. it always makes me smile and your pictures are just fun and uplifting! i am glad you are loving instagram! my zinnias did not do good this year and i am so jealous that yours are still blooming!!! have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Happy Hodge Podge said...

I'm ckiser1192

Jessica said...

Is it a wrap and turn? Or could you share the You Tube clip? I love that scarf. Too cute!

kate said...

I'm kdguier on IG. Thanks for the fun pics and the scarf recipe!! "See" you soon on IG!

Gypsy Heart said...

Well, I read in the comments that there really is another person without an iphone. :) I think I will switch over when my current contract is over with my plain vanilla phone.

I honestly don't understand how you do so you ever sleep? ;-) I love the little wreaths with the bay leaves ~ what a great idea for the holidays! Your creations are always awesome ~


Mary said...

Where did you get that lovely blue ribbon for the bay leaf wreath?

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Mary, It's actually a dark gray and I got it from a blanket... the blanket came wrapped in it! How's that for saving things?! :)

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