Friday, January 29, 2010


You're never beaten until you admit it. - George S. Patton
It's been an emotionally tough day. Rough, frustrating, defeating.
You see, I have a goal. My larger goals rely upon this goal...which is large in itself.
Really, my dreams depend on my least to acheive my dreams responsibly.
I've been struggling to acheive this said goal nearly my entire life.
Some victories, some defeats.
I had a defeat today. The second one in a week.
I know I can get to where I want to go someday, but today I am at a loss of how. I feel it's out of my control and I don't know what to do.
I have not given up, I have not been beaten, just wounded.

Looking for that's somewhere.
Right now, I just want to curl up and take a nap.
Perseverance can wait until tomorrow.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

anthropologie love.

So the most fabulous store in the world...Anthropologie...has a new line that is 1950s inspired.
I'm loving it...

This dress, shoes, bag is just perfect.
I wish I could dress like this everyday.

(and stay at home and take care of babies and bake macaroons...but that's another story)

I would probably pair it with a lovely little cardi, cute barrette, and the bag & shoes they have in the photo <3.

I could live in this store.

Monday, January 25, 2010

motivation monday.

Monday's are rough! So I've decided to take a minute every Monday, to motivate me to get me excited about the week ahead. Attitude is all in your noodle, I say!
So here are some things that are motivating me today...

I've decided to start Weight Watchers. Medifast works, but is semi-torturous and Atkins, well, doesn't have enough limits on my caloric intake, soo....I gained 3 lbs last week. That ain't happening again sister!
I'm totally motivated and relaxed about my weightloss right now. I know that this is a healthy lifestyle, and honestly, it feels so much more "normal" than other diets. Craig and I want babies, but we want to lose a little more weight (Craig wants to bulk up and be a tough lookin' daddy) :)
I will keep you updated!

This pendant is fabulous. It's from MarKhed on Etsy. They use transparencies to layer their pendants.
I have a soldering kit, but am never quite sure where to go with it...I now have a little direction.
They have a whole series on different cities around the world.
The Paris ones are to die for {they have pretty transparent red hearts over photographs!}

I got a sewing machine!! <3 Yay!
I made some really quick and easy pillows, which was the most fun EVER!
My goal is to start making quilts. I think they are beautiful, traditional, and if made right could last for generations.
I of course am loving Amy Butler's Fabric {but who isn't!?}

I love art.
I was an art major.
I should create art.
I WANT to create art.
While I was an art major, I never took a painting class....can you believe it!? It wasn't required.
{this is because my focus areas were graphic design and printmaking}

I am thinking of making something simple like this for our bedroom. I found out recently {yesterday} that Craig does not like headboards because he likes to "hug" the mattress when he sleeps. I'm going to have to be creative.
I like's minimal, but cozy and special.

Ahh...I actually do feel motivated. Now if there were only more hours in the day! <3

Sunday, January 24, 2010

she's crafty.

Welcome to my fresh & new blog. I thought it would be a good idea, to erase the old and start with a clean slate.
She's Crafty comes from Craig...of course. It's very, um, loosely based on the Beastie Boys song.
I'm looking forward to sharing craftiness :), fashion fun and just daily happenings of the little (and new) Brown family.
Talk to you soon!
{fyi...the photo above is in Yachats, OR after Craig and I hiked Cape Perpetua...that big flippin' hill the distance}