DIY Holiday Wreath

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I decided it was about time that I got into the Holiday spirit so, I picked up a bunch of greenery to make a wreath with. I ended up buying far more greenery than I needed. I used a 14″ wreath frame, 18 gauge wire, greenery shears, wire cutters and gloves.

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I was pretty grateful for the gloves, the branches had a lot of splinters that were tearing apart my hands.DSCF2751

This was the first wreath I attempted to make and while I’m no expert, after you sort of get started you easily see how it all comes together as you build on top of each other.DSCF2758DSCF2767 DSCF2764

 

I am so sad, this is my wreath after the downpour we had in the city… now it’s a very droopy looking wreath.DSCF2782

oh well, with the rest of the week forecasting rain, there is no reason to try and fix it, I’ll just live with the imperfection.

Welp, Happy Holidays!

 

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

Halloween, it’s the best holiday right? Well I kind of think so. We went and got pumpkins recently and had a fun little pumpkin carving party with everyone at work.DSCF2535We went to the pumpkin patch by our house, we brought Duke with us, but we were told that dogs weren’t allowed so Cody and Duke sadly watched as I picked out our pumpkins. Awww…

DSCF2498 DSCF2500 DSCF2501  I made gift bags to take to the pumpkin carving party and filled them with candy, a few toys, and spider rings.DSCF2506 Pumpkin carving is no easy task, it took me awhile to get my design down. DSCF2512 Cody brewed up some ideas online and had a really cool design for his pumpkin. DSCF2517 Duke even joined in on the festivities! DSCF2530 Here are our final pumpkins! Pumpkin carving isn’t my strong point(as you can see!) but it was pretty fun anyway. DSCF2537

I did a camera pumpkin carving last year, which was far more planned and creative then this years! We just got our costumes and I am really excited that Cody, Duke and I are going to be 3 of the 4 Ninja Turtles! Don’t worry I’ll post pictures 😀

Weekend Snaps No. 3

San Francisco is my muse. I can walk out my door and head in any direction and find something new that I’ve never seen before. I did a little exploring of Golden Gate Park and ran across a few new spots in the park. behind every tree there is a new trail, bench or garden! On Sunday I was feeling pretty under the weather… it seems like I always catch something when the weather is the nicest outside, everyone at work has been passing a cold around and I guess it hit me over the weekend, convenient how that works. isn’t it?! Feeling crummy isn’t so bad when you’ve got a pup to cuddle up next to you though.dog walking in golden gate park

I don’t know if this is a normal occurrence, but there were Llamas in the park!?llamas in golden gate park san francisco

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Got some frozen yogurt too. The weather was sunny and hot this weekend! This place is fairly new to my neighborhood and serves frozen yogurt with you – pick – em’ toppings. Cody got Vanilla Bean and I got the non-dairy flavor option; Peanut Butter. I put some sprinkles on top of mine but Cody went with none, which is a crime if you ask me!frozen yogurt san francisco

And here is a pretty picture of the Sunrise and Duke. 🙂

nevada_sunriseWell that was my weekend, how was yours?

 

Weekend Snaps (Midweek post!)

Weekend Snaps well into the week is a good way to prep for the weekend! Right? That makes up for this post being late doesn’t it? I am working on some projects at home but none of them have finished yet so hopefully I’ll have some completed projects to report about soon and I am ACTUALLY going camping this weekend! *GASP* The last few months work has been crazy and my weekends have been completely full so finding time to go camping has been tough. But its happening guys! So I will surely have the trip to report on next week… Look at me making lofty promises.

Well on with the pictures. I went to the flea market again this weekend, its turning into a weekend tradition. I didn’t buy anything, however I did get a super sweet tarnished cup and spoon set for my boss… he is like the KING of tarnished props. Check out these first signs of Autumn here in San Francisco. It has been really pretty down the tree lined streets with all of the multicolored leaves.  I’ve actually been able to wear scarves and sweaters this last week. I think I am ready for Autumn, although for any of you living in San Francisco usually that means it will soon be our Summer… Although this last summer season was really weird so this Autumn might throw us all for a loop too.DSCF2207 DSCF2233

Who doesn’t love more pictures of Duke? The city put in this cool little park right by Kezar stadium with this wave bench made out of a single log… Duke seemed to like it. (Actually it took us a while to get him to just hangout there and let me take a photo, which he should be used to by now.) Since they redid this little piece of land there have been tons of dogs and dog owners bringing their dogs to play fetch and run around. If there is a piece of open land anywhere in the city, Dogs will be there, it is just how it goes.DSCF2253

This is a little street snap that I took just off Bryant St. I have been wanting to photograph the back of that billboard for AGES. I finally took a photo the other day when the lighting seemed pretty. My Tumblr is where I post all of my street snaps and other fun shots of my day to day if you want to see more.

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-PK

Weekend Snaps No. 2

This weekend was a weekend that could be defined by one word: LAZY.  Here are few highlights though:

I FINALLY got to bring home my new coffee table. I had been bothering Cody to make it for weeks after we had brought the piece of glass for the top home from Builders Resource a few weeks ago. Then finally, after a bit of begging he got all the metal and welded it all together. After a few coats of paint, it was looking completely different. I am so happy and thankful that I’ve got someone to make me amazing things! I think it’s the shining piece in our living room. Our apartment now is home to a couple of pieces that Cody has made: 1, & 2. I am hoping with some more coaxing I can get something that is the likes of any of these in the next month or two. I think I’ll have to keep my fingers AND toes crossed to get this to happen. I would love to do a DIY post on how he made this table but I’m afraid welding is WAY over my head.DSCF2197

I also got a bunch of mending done on some clothes that weren’t fitting me quite right. I brought in a few pairs of jeans and also brought in a jacket that was a little too big on me. I’ve really focused on re-purposing my current wardrobe rather than buying new pieces, with the cooler weather coming soon I am excited to where my *newly* edited jacket.DSCF2204This picture *technically* wasn’t from the weekend but we stopped at this cafe in South Park by our work to get a little breakfast on Friday morning, this is one of the advantages of working together.

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There were lots and lots of Duke naps this weekend.  DSCF2177Not much to report from the weekend but what I think those productive weekends-in feel great after a busy week at work.

 

-PK