Sunday, November 29, 2009

how are your retinas?

if you're reading this, would you please let me know if the new colors are okay? if your screen settings or different than mine and you've been blinded, just put your fingers on the home row and tell me. i'm trying out some new colors to make the blargh look more interesting, but i don't want you to be uncomfortable.
when time becomes less scarce and i can move to typepad where i think i have more artistic freedom with my limited html knowledge, i have all sorts of cute blog designs planned. but until then i'm gonna make due with shenaniganing with the font colors.

thanks and goodnight!
love, kayla

Monday, November 23, 2009

i can't hug my sewing machine

words can't express how much i'm lusting after this little sewing machine.
yes, that's right, lusting. i am feeling crazy crafting lust for this adorable piece of goodness. i mean, i don't even know what i'd do with it, except cozy up to it at night and dream of other non-fluffy small appliances made fluffy.
here's the maker's, caitlin bell's, etsy, but the shop is closed for some reason. for you utah peoples, though, she'll be at the Beehive Bazaar in provo next week. i'm thinking of going, and not just to steal the sewing machine. i owe it to myself, don't i? i can sort of be considered a crafty person - but not if i don't go to crafty things like bazaars and meet other people who can be considered crafty. if anyone wants to go too, let me know. seriously.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

break for cute!

taking a break from the dress to browse etsy (and also stand up for quality control. i.e. no i will not revoke my neutral rating for a neutral transaction. i didn't spend $50 for me to be dissatisfied and her to get a positive rating. the nice person in me says to forget it because it's not a big deal, but the smarter person in me says to stick it to her. for justice!)

anyway, here's some pretty for you to look at, and, you know, christmas is coming up, so...
pillow, wall hanging, and pin cushion from olive.
cool wooden earrings from carpedraco.

scarab beetle necklace from nouveaumotley.
back to work!
love, kayla

Friday, November 20, 2009

gotta get this wedding planned!

big busy weekend coming up! i have two goals: 1) finally just decide on wedding invitation wording and design and get a prototype completed, and 2) completely finish the first mockup of the dress. i know it's just two things, but i expect to be drained within like five minutes of getting started, because my creative energy usually depletes likes...well i can't think of an analogy right now, but the point is it goes fast. alas, things have to get done and i have to do them. (ignore the negativity because i'm EXCITED! just exhausted.)

i want to use this weekend to my advantage because on tuesday, my favorite extended family members + 1 are coming to visit, which is exciting not only because i LOVE them and haven't seen them in really long time, but because the + 1 is someone completely new and i can't can't can't wait to meet her.

xoxo times billions for that little dollface.

well, the boy just got home and i have to tell him about all the space pirates i fought today. see you monday.

love, kayla

Thursday, November 5, 2009

3, no 4, things i love saturday

i'm totally ripping off this idea from a number of sources. i hope that's okay with you.
sometimes i don't have anything to say. or, rather, i have lots to say but when it goes into word form i lose something in the translation. i already know it's because of me and not the things i want to say, but anyway some things just cross over better with pictures. so let's nix the talk, and get on to some things i'm really loving right now.
(p.s. there were originally going to be 10 things cause that seems to be the norm, but i lost steam when dealing with blogger's stupid-small post writing window and how difficult it is to put pictures into a post. grrr.)

anyway, in no particular order, i love:


textiles. pretty, pretty textiles. mmm.


zooey deschanel. i almost hate her, she's so cute.


adorable homemade stuffed animals, i.e. not lame-o mass produced storebought ones. (i especially love the whole mish-mashed cutesy vintagey fabric thing.)

4. the mall during the holidays.
i didn't think to snap a cameraphone picture of this today, but i was definitely loving the spirit of the season in the mall whilst shopping for engagement photoshoot details. there's something really special and happy to me about strolling down big mall-y hallways around christmas. it would have been better if my mom and sisters were with me. hopefully we'll all get to go shopping together closer to the big holiday.
this kindof goes along with #4, so i guess:
4.a - having the excuse of getting married to allow me to splurge on jewelery and new shoes. i LOVE getting new things, especially jewelery and shoes. i got big bright earrings (which tony says are too big, but what does he know?) and bold, colorful necklaces, and purple shoes. i. love. purple. i am now so excited to do our engagement session, until i start to think of what the heck tony will wear. i don't want to dress him up so he doesn't look like himself, but i don't want us to clash for the pictures. would it look bad if i were all colorful and he were in blacks and greys? must we be all matchy matchy?
here's a sweet wedding blog i found. i'm a little sad that all of my great blogging ambitions haven't really come to fruition yet. i wish i had the guts and know-how to make a cute, artsy, frequently used blog, but most of all i wish i had the time. maybe i've set my sights too high for now, and am lusting after a goal i have no way of achieving right now. with this whole wedding planning thing going on, i feel guilty if i spend my creative energy on things other than the dress and the flowers and the cake and the decorations and the photos. and the bouttonieres and the ties and the invitations. oh crap, the invitations!
oh and i have to plan my lesson for church tomorrow.
uhmm, what things do you love?