February 28, 2015

Photo-a-Day + Link-up | February {week four}

ONE | Hank took this last weekend.  I love fresh snow, so I was running around in it in my bare feet, being silly. *grin*

TWO | Cat nap.

THREE | Recently discovered how awesome this is in slow cooker recipes!

FOUR | The light was so pretty in the kitchen, and I love how my puppy sticks so close to me.  Example: she's laying right behind my chair as I type. *smile*

FIVE | My sweetheart brought me chocolate after I had a long (but wonderful) day on the Open Arms Mobile Clinic.

SIX | Working on getting pictures for my laptop sleeve pattern.

SEVEN, EIGHT, & NINE | Movie night at our house (we watched The Lego Movie) began with listening to records.



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Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

This link-y will be open until March 6th, so you have a whole week to get your post up and share your photos.

What did you do this week?  I want to know!

February 26, 2015

Pattern Testers Needed | New in the Shop

Hello lovelies!
After tossing the idea around for a while, and getting a request, I've decided to start selling the crochet pattern for my granny square laptop sleeves in my shop.  I'm really excited about this, but I need your help.

I need you to test my pattern!

The Granny Square Laptop Sleeve pattern is for a 13" computer.

The testers should have at least a basic knowledge of crochet and pattern reading.  The pattern is in basic US crochet terms.
It's an easy pattern, no fancy stitches.  You don't necessarily have to own a 13" computer for testing purposes - after selling a lot of these puppies, I know they're the right size. ;)

The first four ladies to comment and ask to be testers will receive the pattern for free.
I'll email it to you and you'll have two weeks to review and test the pattern.
I know that I can understand the pattern, but it's important that others can, too.
Once the two weeks are up, you'll send me your critiques and, if you like, pictures of your finished sleeves which I will share on the blog!

So, who's interested?
If you have any questions or want to test the pattern, leave me a comment below!

Also, and I wish I'd thought of this before, send me an email at:
edithmacalpine(at)gmail(dot).com

Tester 1: Emily
Tester 2: Cassie & Rebekah
Tester 3: Francesca
Tester 4: Lauren
Thank you ladies!  I'll contact you with details soon!

February 23, 2015

Reader, I married him. | Pt. 1


The wedding rehearsal was wonderful.  So wonderful, that I half wondered if something was going to go horribly wrong on the actual day! *grin*  It was good to know that everyone knew where to go and what to do at the prescribed times to minimize the stress the day of.   Mostly it was exciting, and a tiny bit scary, to know that by the same time tomorrow afternoon, I would be married.  After all, this is the big one - the "till death do we part" big one - that every girl dreams about.  Mostly, I was blissfully happy, and completely confident that this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of life with, that he was the one my Lord had designed me to be a wife and companion to.



My three flower girls, now my adorable nieces.  We had some trouble convincing them that being a flower girl would be fun, but in the end we succeeded.  Sometimes, I miss being a kid.  You get to roll around in the grass and no one thinks it's at all odd.


My dad insisted on filming everything with his camera.  Which was wonderful and fun.

Hank's folks, now my in-laws, whom I love dearly.

These two look way to much like brothers in this picture.  Except mine is cuter.  Sorry, Austin. *grin*


Adorable Peter is my favorite nephew...also, my only nephew.  At least, so far.



The Lord blessed us with a sunny afternoon, giving me hope that the next day would be wedding perfect.



The Osborn family did an amazing job on the music.  Anna's Theme from Leap Year?  Nailed it!

Hank's expression.  Nuff said.

One of my fabulous photographers and also my dear friend, Maria.


Since we had one more bridesmaid than groomsmen, Austin got to walk both Kellie and Abbie out.  What a hardship. *sarcasm*


You wouldn't believe how many wedding photos I've had to sort through.  It's a wonderful problem to have, if indeed it can be called a problem, but many, many hours of clicking, selecting, and moving are involved.  My photographers were very wonderful and very thorough. *smile*

Last photo of us before we became one.  *happy dance*

Stay tuned for Part Two next week!



February 21, 2015

Photo-a-Day + Link-up | February {week three}

ONE | Morning Bible reading.  I'm in Leviticus and definitely ready to be done reading about animal sacrifice. *grin*

TWO | The Girl in the Green Scarf birthday present I put together for Kellie. Everything in it was green. The crowning items were the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic and a long, luxurious, silky green scarf.

THREE | Kellie's surprise party.  Boy, did we surprise her! *huge grin*

FOUR | Lilly put together this lovely moss garden for Kellie.  She made that fox folks.  Talent.

FIVE | I got this wood sign from Hobby Lobby (gift card!) and painted it red.  You'll see the finished product when I do a house tour.

SIX | Fresh snow!  Finally!

SEVEN | Coffee cake and hot chocolate for breakfast.  I try not to share photos of food, but the colors were just so pretty, I had to. *smile*

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Include a link to my blog in your post.
Please link to your photo post, not your blog home page.
Most of all, have fun exploring and sharing the world around you through your camera lens!

This link-y will be open until February 27th, so you have a whole week to get your post up and share your photos.

What adventures have you been up to this week?