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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

grammys usher/bieber performance

so i knooow it's lame to like justin bieber, but one can't deny his talent.  tonight's grammy performance with usher was so fantastic, and i was so impressed with the way it all played out.  throughout the entire performance, usher said oh my gosh instead of god and i wonder if it was for justin bieber's sake as i believe he is a christian.  i think it's amazing that an artist can show that much respect for another to change a prominent lyric in one of their songs.  props to usher!

updated hair

my hair, more blonde, less yellow :)


my favorite song right now, my boy builds coffins by florence and the machine. 

Saturday, February 12, 2011


darlingtonia moccasins are all over blogland. they are incredibly adorable and i would love this pair, but i thought i would bring to light another amazing moccasin designer.

spirocreations.. need i say more?

back in the day #1

i came up with a new blog post series. enjoy!

every once in a while i get a random memory of a toy i had when i was young.  some didn't last long, but i had fun with every single one.  toys in the late 80's-early 90's were the best...


smooshees were little animals and people who had disproportionately large arms and legs and were made out of super soft fabric.  they came with tiny little houses into which they were stuffed.  this was the toy i brought camping as i could play with it in the dirt and it could be easily washed.  i remember having so much fun with my little mouse with cheese and puppy with his doghouse, i wish i knew where they ended up.
if you are looking for a little nostalgia, you can buy them here or here.


 life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "i'm with you, kid. let's go."
{maya angelou}

Friday, February 11, 2011


my best friend loves giraffes and i am instantly drawn to them since knowing her.  giraffe love!


the first little guy is from a cute little shop over at etsy called aicreatures. loooove the unique designs.

the second is just the cutest baby giraffe that has ever existed. i want him.

the third is from trafalgarssquare.  check out the etsy shop!

the final giraffe is one that a friend gave another friend at a baby shower i recently attended.  i almost bought it for myself, and i may have to order one :)


so where did i get the name puzzle & jewel?  puzzle is a naive silly little donkey and jewel is a unicorn in the last book of the chronicles of narnia, the last battle.  i just love the series (as previously mentioned in this post) and i loved both characters and it makes a perfect name, perfect for my little sewing business and blog!  not the most interesting story behind the title, but maybe it will make you interested to read the book if you haven't already.  i'll post a picture of the adorable little puzzle mascot i found at a thrift store in a future post.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

a godly woman

i love proverbs 31.  i know a lot of women find it to be degrading in some ways, or not relevant to today, but it is my favorite chapter of the bible.  one day i pray God will help me to become the proverbs 31 woman, a woman who fears the Lord and follows Jesus in every possible way.

{picture from weheartit}

Thursday, February 3, 2011

went shopping at the nearest {small} city today and bought some fabric from good ol' fabricland! i had a pretty busy day, but i'll leave you with a song i listened to on the drive..