Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Favorite Things: August

I LOVE cardigans. Last summer I bought a open cardigan that could tie in the front and I wore it out. I have just discovered that Jockey Person to Person makes a line of clothing and one of the items is the convertible cardigan. I was sent one to review and fell in love! It is made of THE softest jersey kit fabric, the color is vibrant (I have the fuschia), and it is the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. It is the perfect item to dress up a pair of pants and tank top and is the ideal piece to grab when temperatures change (I have worn mine to the movies, out to dinner, to church, and over a dress to a school function). It is a piece that I want in every color and with as much use as I've gotten from it, I think this is justifiable! They have an extensive line of beautiful clothing and I have several pieces earmarked for Christmas.

Teenage skin caught up with me after having children. As a teenager I rarely had an issue with blemishes, but after kids I have had a lot of problems. While my skin is dry, it is also fair, thin, and sensitive. Add acne on to that and I was at a total loss as how to treat my skin. When I found Elizabeth's products, I was at my wit's end. Her shea butter cream and serum have DRAMATICALLY changed my skin's tone, clarity, and dryness. I am amazed at what three little weeks have done in using these products. The smell great and feel great. The shea butter has natural antibiotic properties and is gentle; I've used it on some of Emma Kate's eczema and it soothes the inflamation. The serum gives your skin a glowy, dewy look and instantly refreshes tired looking skin. The bottles and labels are beautiful and she also has a sweet little make-up bag which would make her line the perfect gift ( blemishes or clear skin, it matters not). I could go on and on, but I think it would be better for you to try her out yourself! If you are a follower of this little 'ol blog, leave me a comment telling me that you want this shea cream and she will gift one lucky winner one!
Quilting and sewing are my new obessions...look at this lovely quilt! Katy walked me through it and assured me I could do it...and guess what? I did! I am almost done (more extensive blog post on that later!). She even helped me with some math so I could make it to fit a twin or queen size bed. I am thrilled to have found Katy and her pattern!
{this is Katy's lovely quilt and picture...mine isn't photo ready}

Step into my dining room sewing room and you will see evidence that I am a wee bit bitten by the fabric bug. I am not ashamed to say that I have become a full-fledged fabric hoarder. My favorites right now are jelly rolls! There is so much that you can do with them! One great place to get a great price on jelly rolls and fabric in general is Quilting Whimsy. She has great prices, a great selection, and is the nicest of nice! She even made a coupon code for readers of this blog...
enter { THREEINTHENEST20} to receive 20% off your purchase...don't you love that?! I love coupons, but one with my blog name?! LOVE IT!


  1. I am loving that top. :) I have like 4 of those jelly roll and a stack of fat quarters still trying to figure out what to do with them. :)

  2. Cardigans are great to wear when the weather is just getting cooler so you can still wear summer tops. I wish I knew how to make a quilt...can't wait to see it once you are finished!

  3. Oooo love everything you love!!!
    I am dying to see your quilt!!!

  4. The Quilt is gorgeous! Especially with Jennifer Paganelli's fabrics!
    I LOVE cardigans too...my hubby always smiles knowingly when I see a cute one in a shop window :)
    have a lovely day!

  5. I'm a cardigan girl too! I'm ready for Fall! The quilt is adorable :)

  6. I LOVE Jockey Person to Person! Their stuff is amazing quality. I have the bootcut pants and I am able to dress them up to substitute teach or work out in them if I want. I just got the convertible cardigan and I can't wait to use it!