Saturday, March 3, 2012

Baby Andrew

Things have been a bit busy here lately. My comprehensive exam for grad school is this Friday!! So I've been studying a lot, hence the lack of posts. :/

I also got to make a sweet newborn beanie and baby blanket for a wonderful friend!

Little Andrew has had some complications since being in the womb. The doctors gave his parents the news that he may not survive outside of the womb, or would have dwarfism when they went for their sonogram to find out the sex.

Since then, our church family has prayed hard for baby Andrew and his sweet parents. We've prayed for him to be healed. Specifically for his legs to be lengthened, his spine to be straight, they fluid to be removed and for him to be able to breathe on his own.

Andrew came on his own timing yesterday and had no fluid, a perfect little face and a strong heart!

They were still worried about his breathing and had x-rays done to see if his ribs were fully developed. Today the results came in and showed that his ribs were developed, his brain functioning looked great and he seemed to be a healthy baby that would breathe on his own!! What a MIRACLE baby! God is so faithful to provide healing for his children.

His parents are requesting prayer still for his spine since they will probably have to operate and the place of operation is very sensitive. Pray for that to be healed as well!

This is my FAVORITE thing about owning an etsy shop, crocheting, etc. Some days I ask my self .... should I continue to do this? But at times like these, I love being a part of people's lives and stories.

While it may be something small, the ability to provide some kind of comfort to a little one and his family is priceless. It's no longer just making a's making a hat for a baby boy to wear at the hospital while he gets well. One of the few things he can have of his own there.

So please PLEASE keep this family in your prayers for it is by this and God's glory that Andrew is here! Thank you Karis for the precious photos!

Friday, February 17, 2012

5 Friday Finds

Hope everyone had a great week. Mine was busy with studying for my exiting exams. I did, however, find time to go to a knit class and a yarn tasting! That was fun.
Well, here are 5 things that I found in cyberland this week that I though you'd enjoy!
25 collections to start for your daughter! Such great ideas.

this pretty scalloped nail tutorial posted by Meredith at One Sheepish Girl

super easy and very pretty braid tutorial at The Beauty Department

gorgeous chevron baby blanket knit pattern from The Purl Bee

a lovely photo of Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly from the movie High Society that I watched for the first time this week. such a great movie.

Monday, February 13, 2012

We Had A Party

This little girl turned one yesterday! If you don't know already ;) this is my niece, Bella! We had her party at our house, and had such a good time with family.

We went with a girly vintage theme, with pink, pearls, flowers and lace abounding everywhere. So naturally this is what her cake looked like...

The table was very pretty, with lots of yummy food. We had chocolate covered strawberries, cherry gelatin salad, grapes, nectarines, cheese, meat, crackers and spinach artichoke dip.

Everyone ate off of my vintage plate collection.

And we had flowers in a lovely pitcher.

Everyone drank out of ball jars with striped straws.

We also had a candy table for the party favors.

There were lots of pretty little shabby chic details...

...and a little girl with a ruffled hiney.

And she smashed her cake!

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Things

Have any of you been over to the shop lately? O, there's all kinds of pretty new things going on over there.

There's new colors in the clutches.

Rose Pink

and Charcoal Grey

All of the other items got new pictures.

AND there's new business cards and PACKAGING! I'm in love with it. They're so pretty!

So go check it out, and remember that the free shipping code is still going on until Valentine's!!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Hi eveyone! I'm so happy it's the weekend. This has been a crazy week of studying, crocheting, and other activities. Here's some instagram photos of the week:

My new favorite sweater. I'm in love with coral!

Snuggling with little Lucy.

Reading and snacking on some cuties in the morning.

Working on a fun project!

Milk and thin mints at night. Yummy.

Some dinner I made.

I tried out Lisa's tutorial that she did on the guest post. I turned out so sweet. Love it!

Sitting at my desk studying, and wishing I was crocheting instead.

Doodling in class.

Follow me on instagram @sweetlyyours!!

life rearranged

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Discount Code!

It's looking like Valentine's around here these days....

In honor of this special love holiday, and since I love you all so much ;), I'm offering a discount for the shop!!

From now through Valentine's there will be no shipping charge!! Awesome huh? Just put in the code "happyvalentine".

Now you can order that pretty little something you've been eyeing and not worry about paying to get it to your doorstep by Valentine's! And if you order a Valentine's present for yourself....I won't tell...