As Alex finishes off her travels across Europe, and I wrap up last minute preparations for my big move, we’ve decided that we’re going to take a two week break from the blog! We’re calling this a vacation because the blog is supposed to be a fun/creative outlet for both of us (and we don’t want it to become a chore). We hope you all are having a great end to your summer holidays!
I’ve been doing a lot of “goodbyes” lately. There are so many different reasons to say goodbye and so many different ways of doing so. The fact that I’m about to move across the country has proved to be a strong force for emotional goodbyes. I honestly never know what to say. Some people I’ve said goodbye to I know we’ll keep in touch and this will only be a blip in our relationship, while others are much more uncertain. How do you say goodbye when you think it might be the last time you see someone? How do you say goodbye when you really don’t want to?I’ve actually been avoiding the whole goodbye thing as much as I can. I’ve been avoiding those conversations and questions. I sometimes have a hard time facing the reality of things, and my coping mechanism is usually just to pretend that nothing is happening! It’s not that I’m not excited about my future plans, it’s more that I’d rather enjoy my present until I can’t avoid thinking about the future any longer. Some people are easier to say goodbye to than others, not because you will miss them less, but because of how they make you feel about the goodbye process. For me, these are the people that say, “see ya later”, or “I can’t wait to see your new place”. This kind of goodbye is more of a “until we meet again”. There are other people that make it really hard for you to say goodbye to them because they make it seem very permanent. I love my grandmother to pieces, but the fact that she keeps saying this may be the last time I see her since I’m moving so far away and she’s getting old… is not exactly the most comforting of things. It’s amazing how much the other person’s reaction to you leaving plays a role in how you feel about the process. I’m wearing- Wedges-gift, Dress- ShopRucheI’m trying to face the whole goodbye topic with positivity. These goodbyes are not always just physical “I”m moving across the country” goodbyes, but also contain emotional “what does our relationship mean to you” conversations. How you face these thoughts and issues is important in how you continue on in your relationships.
Besides, lots of goodbyes just mean more hellos on the other side… right?
Greetings from Prague! I know I said I would be gone from the blog for two weeks but I couldn’t help sharing some of these anniversary photos Paige took for us right before we left. Two years ago today Jordan and I got married in this little chapel. I’m hoping this becomes an annual thing (even though we missed the first year) because I think it would be so cool to have a collection of photos taken throughout the years at our wedding location. I’ll spare you all the mushy gushy love talk and instead just show you the photos! I hope you like ‘em!
Ps. oh yeah, I also got a hair cut… more on that later ;)
We leave for Europe in a few days! I’m getting super excited but also a little bit stressed about all the packing that still needs to be done. It will also be the longest time I have ever been away from my little pup so the departure is bitter sweet. I’m not quite sure how dogs think but I’m fearful that after the first few days he will think that we abandoned him. That thought alone is enough to make me feel a little sick to my stomach. The good news is that he will be spending the next two weeks with my parents and their golden retriever whom Wilco just adores. I’m sure it will all be a little bitter sweet for him as well. I’m also really looking forward to this trip because it will be our first big trip since our honeymoon two years ago! I’m really excited to be able to go on a vacation, just the two of us, to get away and enjoy each others company. We will be celebrating our second anniversary while there and I couldn’t think of a better place to be!I’m wearing: Dress: Winners / Shoes: Lotta From Stockholm / Lipstick: L’occitaneAll in all, I’m just really excited to experience a bunch of new places, cultures and food! There is nothing better than fully immersing yourself in the lifestyle of another country. We will be visiting Prague in Czech Republic and Zakopane and Krakow in Poland. If you have any tips on what to do, see or eat we would love to hear them!See you all in two weeks!
I’m back with another sewing post! This one is a little bit different though because it was somewhere in between a pattern review and drafted pattern. For this dress I took one of my current favourite dresses and replicated it using a different pattern (you’ll see the dress tomorrow!). I found this fabric for two dollars a meter at my local fabric store and had to pick it up. I love everything about it; the colours, pattern, feel… it’s one of those fabrics that never wrinkles too which is pretty handy for a girl like me that doesn’t like to iron.There’s a couple of things I did differently than the one you will see tomorrow. I made the shoulders of this dress a little bit bigger (probably about a quarter inch too big to be completely honest) and got rid of the button in the back. While making smock dresses like this I really like to keep it simple and easy to sew. It’s really nice being able to complete a project like this in only a few hours! I started this one while Jordan was at a gig last weekend and was finished it before he got home. I normally just turn on a t.v show to play in the background (achem Bob’s Burgers) and sew away.Another thing I discovered while making this dress is that sometimes having a contrasting thread isn’t always the best idea. I normally really like the way it looks but for some reason with this pattern it just didn’t look completely right to me on the neckline and arm holes. Lesson learned for next time!Have you been sewing anything lately? Any tips??