9 this week.


This has been kind of an unusual week for me.  My husband is at our camp for the week deer hunting, so I've been left to hold down the fort at home.  My sister Dani is home from school for a little while, so I've been spending a lot of time with my family.  Not much sewing has been done, but I've been doing other fun things like making Christmas decorations with two of my best girlfriends, cooking, and trying to remember how to knit.

I made 5 little trees on Saturday (not the bottle brush trees in the back!), and I really like how they turned out.
I made this little plaid tree by wrapping strips of plaid fabric around a styrofoam cone.  The gray tree was made using paper for the cone and just wrapping gray yarn around it.
The white tree was paper wrapped in burlap fabric, the green and white one is crochet yarn that looks like baker's twine around styrofoam, and the little gray one is crochet thread wrapped around paper.
After a day of holiday crafting, my friend Kate and I enjoyed some wine and cheese...
 roasted some veggies...
 and made bowtie pasta with chicken, cherry tomatoes, and pesto cream sauce for dinner.
 Last night my mom and sisters made homemade pizza with spinach, artichokes, olives and tomatoes.
I've been practicing my knitting with this simple scarf, but I really want to make one of these!
My little sisters are kind of crazy, as proven by this picture.
 Here we are all together.  I love these two girls so much!
It's been a pretty good week so far!


  1. That pasta looks delicious. And I'm glad that you've had time to spend with your family this past week, that's always the best. =)

  2. i have a sister named dani. i love her. i am so happy you have been having such a fun time with your family! your dinners look so delicious i wish i lived next door! ;) love those trees. the burlap one would be adorable with some lace wrapped around it as well. i love burlap.

  3. Love your trees, they're so cute! :) And seriously, drooling over all that yummy food!

  4. Holly, I can't even look at your pinterest feed because seriously all those pictures of food and recipes makes me hungry, and then I snack and then I gain weight. That pasta looks delicious, and don't even get me started on that pizza. If we lived closer, I would be crashing your house for dinner every night...with the two kids and husband in tow :) Ha ha!

  5. I love your tree!! I have two younger sister, too and they are my absolute best friends! I can't wait until we are all together at Christmas! :)

  6. Sounds like my kind of week! I sure do wish we lived closer -- I think we would have a lot of fun...how nice it must be to have sisters! :)

  7. It sounds like a very fun week! Roasted veggies are always incredible, and that pasta sounds tasty! Your sisters are just as cute as you are.

  8. the food looks mouth watering-ly delicious!! Especially the pasta. Yummm!

  9. So fun! And your pics are making me hungry! Enjoy your sweet family!


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