Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Or this sour.....eeerrr, I mean sweet face!! :)
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Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
After much discussion, we decided that trying to find a parking pass and a spot to tailgate would be a huge freaking hassle. So we decided to just tailgate hop. Sarah and I both knew people tailgating so we figured we would just find a home base for our stuff (and awesome rolling cooler). Luckily, Sarah's family had an awesome tailgating spread so we left the cooler there and walked around the golf course and then over to Slayter Hill.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Finally, I was able to get some headbands done. I had these two pink sparkly headbands that needed a girly touch. I love rosettes and I'm loving the way these turned out. I tried to fray them on purpose to give them a more weathered look. I think these would look absoutely adorable on the head of any little girl out there! :)
Hope everyone else had a great weekend!
Friday, September 10, 2010
I called my dad. I couldn't get a hold of him. Dad had left the week before (also on my 20th birthday) for a job in Canada. He's also a Fed. He was doing government work. I couldn't reach him. Where the heck was my family?
I remember not wanting to leave my TV. At this point, people from my hall had gathered in my room. We were completely mesmorized. It felt like a bad dream. I remember writing down the date in my planner...I didn't want to forget what had happened....like I could.
Finally got a hold of Burgess. I went to pick her up. We decided to get our gas tanks filled up, just in case the worst happened. We beat the crowds and got both cars topped off.
God. Bless. America!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
where the boy serves in the US Air Force.
Two Wheels. One City.
What do you get when you combine beer and bicycles? A rolling good time, of course! INDYCOG and Sun King Brewery present this one-of-a-kind event to celebrate "all things bicycle." There will be bike competitions and demonstrations and food and drinks from West Coast Tacos, A Taste of Philly and Natural Born Juicers, among other local vendors. Got an old bike you don't use? Bring it down for the bicycle drive to benefit Freewheelin' Community Bikes.
Details: 3pm; City Market, 222 E. Market Street; Free Admission; www.theindycog.com
Bonjour. Oui Oui. Quelle heure est-til?? Our French language may need some work, but our taste for French cuisine is in full force. That's why we'll be heading to the 20th annual French Market for some quiche, escarot and crawfish etouffee. There will be some good ol' American food there too, along with music, artisan booths and more.
Details: Noon to 10pm; St. Joan of Arc Church, 4217 Central Avenue; Free Admission; www.sjoa.org
The Penrod Arts Fair
One of the country's biggest single-day art fairs showcases top-notch artists, great food from local restaurants and six stages of live performances on the IMA grounds.
Details: 9am to 5pm; Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road; $12/advance or $17/day of show; www.penrod.org
Indianapolis Greek Festival
The Mediterranean meets the Midwest in this 37th annual event. Sure, we all know that gyros and baklava are some of the food that makes Greece famous, but what about meze, dolmades and calamari?? Plus, pick up a few new dance moves from the Holy Trinity Hellenic Dance Troupe.
Details: 4pm to 11pm on Friday and noon to 11pm on Saturday; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3500 W. 106th Street, Carmel; $5/advance or $7/day of; www.indygreekfest.org
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I love Labor Day weekend!! No work on Monday. Short work week. And of course...my birthday!!! I turned the big 2-9 this year...what?? How do I only have one year left of my twenties?? I remember turning 20--mainly because it was a week before September 11. But how have 9 years flown by?? My life is not at all where I thought it would be nearing the end of this decade, but I've been on many great adventures and I can only hope that more are in store for me!
To kick off the birthday weekend festivities, me and the gang went to the Kings of Leon concert Friday night! I LOOOOOVVVEEEEE me some Kings of Leon!! They are so good live, and this has become a yearly tradition for the posse. Brian and Melissa came in from Nash-Vegas, and met Kyle, Michelle, Eric and I at Scotty's Brew-ha-ha for dinner/beer before the concert. Then it was off to Verizon for the show. Can you believe that Mel and I actually got cold that night??! We were in the pavilion...with some awesome seats of course...and there was a breeze that could cut you like a knife. Thank goodness Eric had enough sense to bring a jacket....that I wore the entire night! Glad you didn't get cold E!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Since Kelby did a Link Party earlier on little girl stuff she's made, I thought I'd join in on today's Link Party over at 733 ("What are Little Boys Made of?). I made Big W a super-hero cape back around Valentine's Day. I based it on a tutorial I found on MarthaStewart.com, and made it from satin, with a big "W" on the back. Recently, Big W's two best "shriends" (his word) were turning four, and one was having a super-hero-themed birthday party, so I made each boy a cape as well. THEN, Big W and I decided that his favorite stuffed "shriend," Bear, should have a cape, too. So I made Bear "super" with leftover satin. I LOVE these. I am especially pleased with the two most recent capes because I used felt for the emblems on the back instead of satin, and I think they look so much sharper. (Also, personal plug, for local readers, I will have some of these for sale at Two Tulips closer to Halloween. For boys AND girls!) Have a Super-Thursday!
last night was a night of finishing up projects that I've been working on for awhile. I got my new Silhouette machine a few weeks ago, and one of the first projects I wanted to make was some Subway Art for my "dining room" (hello, I live in a one-bedroom apartment. I don't have a lot of room for a dining room). Anywho, I finally finished up both pieces last night and am LOVING the way they turned out. I'll get some better pictures of the actual pieces when it's not 11pm and I have some natural light to work with. (I already had the chandelier up, so I wanted to make two pieces to compliment it).
I wanted to make something that was very representative of me during this point in my life...so all of the words are things that describe me right now.
KMH--my initials (Kelby Miller Hicks)
aunt kelbs--my sweet nephew calls me this
yankee--my dog :)
american honey--my "jersey shore" name
beloved--my tattoo (and favorite Bible verse Song of Solomon 2:16)
princess--representing the 500 Princesses!
faith hope love
chelbs--what everyone calls me!
I'm seriously so pleased with how these turned out! Love Subway Art!
My second Linky Party....I think I'm getting the hang of this! :)
So my best friend Ambra had her third baby...first girl...on Wednesday! Baby Brinley Nicholle came into the world weighing in at 6lbs 10oz. I'm heading up to the hospital today on my lunch to see her...and of course, I cannot go empty handed! So I whipped up a few things for baby Brin!
Crocheting is my love. Seriously, nothing soothes my soul more than taking a skein of yarn and making something so cute and so fun out of it. I made this Love Bird (with a rattle inside) for Brin...mainly because her mama's favorite color is purple! And even though it is finally September, fall and winter are right around the corner. Every little girl needs a girly hat!
Ahh!! Who does't love ruffles??!?!?!!? Even more to the point, who doesn't love a ruffly little baby's butt?? I can't wait to see Brin in these! So fun to make and super easy (got the jeans and the OshKosh onesie from Kohl's...and they were SUPER on sale!)
My little Brin will be the best dressed baby ever!!