A Time For Love...

After yesterday's not so fun post, I needed to create my space here with some light & pretty images full of creativity and love.  After reading every comment on my last post, and being overwhelmed with the response, I feel fully confirmed in knowing I am not just being crazy about this situation.  It feels like someone came into my home and stole all of my most precious things and took them home to put on their own walls, and then told everyone who came by that they were their own family heirlooms.  Its such a weird feeling.

But, I have allowed this girl to eat me up for too long now.  She is not deserving of any of my energy, even negative energy.  She will get what she deserves in the end.  I have known people like that throughout my life, and trust me, I have seen them burn bridge after bridge until they are left standing alone.  You do not create a life full of love and honesty by living that way.

So, like most of you have encouraged me, I am taking this situation and turning it into something beautiful.  Isnt that what I always tell you guys to do with hard life situations?  I would be a hypocrite if I did not do the same thing here.  I have allowed myself to become a ball of stress over the past few weeks, between her, the unknowing of moving and packing, friends and families situations, and now japan.  It is time I allow myself to shed these things and breathe lightly for a while again.  It is starting to effect me at home, and I cant allow that to happen anymore.  So, lets move on to some happy things!

I have been creating these beautiful crochet vests for a magazine called Cowboys and Indians.  It is in the Miranda Lambert issue.  I originally started making them for my shop, you may remember this awesome photoshoot I did as a sort of advertisement for them.  Well, before they even made it into the shop, a local shop owner snatched them up and sent one off to the magazine to see if they would publish it out of tons of prospective clients and items.  And it made it!  So, needless to say, I have to spend most of my time making them for them, and not for my own shop.  But they can be special ordered through Gunslinger online or by phone.  As soon as it settles down, Id love to make some for my own shop in fun colors!  I cant wait.  I made this one below for my bestie out of her great grandmothers linens.  I think its the prettiest one so far!  I of course had to try it out before sending it off to her :)  I wore it out for my daddy's b-day outing at the wine bar.


I think the back floral piece is my favorite part of this one.  And the back crochet piece has a bird on it.

I wore my mom's sandels with this outfit, I love them so much.  She had them for like 20 years.

Bella was hanging out on the porch while we were taking some photos, so we gave her some camera love too :)

And then we gave each other some camera love.  Which we havent done in far too long.

Here is one for Cowboys and Indians.  Each one is different and unique but all with neutral tones.

I made some new fun long layering earrings this week too!  They should be up in the shop soon.

and of course, phone camera love.  I wish I had my own phone that took pics like this, Id go crazy with it!  I have to steal my boy's phone when he is around.

Thank you again to everyone who showed their support on my last post.  Means the world to me.

PEACE,
Laura
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