Sunday, November 28, 2010

Harvest Holiday

This thanksgiving my parents took our entire family (sister and boyfriend included) up to Grand Marais, Mn.  It was an awesome vacation!  We didn't even have to jump out of any gondola's (for those of you who don't know, last year on our trip up to Lutsen we went on a gondola ride.  The gondola broke down, and we got stuck for a few hours until finally being emergency evacuated by jumping out.  This wouldn't have been so scary had we not had our 3 month old baby with us!...) 

We couldn't believe how much easier the trip was this year compared with last year.  Like I said, last year Ingrid was 3 months old-so the trip included bringing a TON with us to accomodate Ingrid, a lot of stops to nurse, a lot of fact I'm still a little stressed just thinking about it.  This year Ingrid was 15 months, and she did wonderful on our car ride, which surprised me a lot considering she is constantly on the move.  We got up to Grand Marais (an 8 hour car ride) with ease.  She slept great,  She ate well.  We overall just had a blast.  We can definitley tell that Ingrid has a spirit that will chase adventure.  She loved being in and exploring a new place.  Did I mention we had our own private condo equiped with a full kitchen, fireplace, and beautiful view of the lake?  It rocked!

It was so cold out that we didn't "do" a lot of anything, which was just fine with me.  Ingrid got to spend tons of time with her Aunt Mary, and even learned to say her name! (Mare-mee)...which most definitley made me tear up!  We had a great time with Ben, my sister's boyfriend-he's pretty much the and it's always a good time when he's around.  We enjoyed spending time together, watching movies, going on walks, and sharing our thanksgiving meal.  
Here are a few photo's from our trip!

Me and my babe thanksgiving morning...

Ingrid loved her new toy we got her for the car ride...can you tell?!

This was Ingrid expression going through the made me laugh!

I love Duluth...

Finally at the resort!


Where it all went down

The rest of these are snap shots of beautiful Lake Superior..

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Picture of the day

My mom just thinks I look "extra" cute today.  

Monday, November 22, 2010

Laura DeMars Photography

Hello friends!  Check out my photoblog!  I have been hard at work with re-edit's...lots of "new" photo's to take a peak at!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wordless Wendesday Catch Up

New Stuff

Remember when I said I was going to crochet a credit card holder to go with this...

Well I did....and it looks like this!

Ingrid loves puppets, so I decided to craft her my own.  How goofy looking is this guy!?

There's my craft post for the week!  I'm still busy working on a bunch of fun things (more slippers, napkin rings, cowls, and bags!)

Friday, November 19, 2010


Last weekend Michael and I FINALLY decorated for Christmas (usually this happens sometime in October).  We decided to scale back our decorating this year because we will be spending the majority of December packing-yes, we are moving, again!  We are so excited about our new apartment, it has everything we were hoping and praying for.  Anyway, I thought I'd snap a few photos of the Christmas fun this's fun to think that next christmas Ingrid will be old enough to really "get" the whole charade.  

Our sad little 3 footer.  (Next year we plan to set up the 12ft, 6ft, AND 3ft Christmas Tree)

I'm an addict.  Who doesn't love eggnog?!  (answer: Michael)

Ingrid loved the cookies....(and her pops)

These are my FAVORITE christmas cookie!

Helping decorate the tree...(in reality she was about to pull it down on herself)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crocheted Clutch

How adorable is this!?!  I crocheted a hand clutch....I'm not sure what I will put in it yet, but it's something fun to have!  I might crochet matching card holders to put in the clutch so I can actually use it functionally....yeah.  That's what I am going to do.  Okay, off to crochet those!  

New Photos!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010


I've been nuts lately.  Really.  I've been crocheting likes nuts.  It's a relaxing past time while Ingrid snoozes.  Yesterday I whipped up a headband.  I'm thinking of doing more.  But right now I'm busy crocheting a pocket book....I hope it turns out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Crocheted Aviator Hat

My attempt at a crocheted aviator's fun to try out new things! 

Ingrid was not into being my model this morning...

(I look forward to soon getting together with my cousin Katie......she is going to teach me to crochet a hat! Whoo hoo!)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crocheted Mukluks

So I have finished the trial version of my first "mukluk boot".  There are many imperfections, and I'm slightly bummed that if I really knew how to follow a pattern, the boot would be pretty awesome.  BUT I think for not knowing what I'm doing it turned out okay.  (My second half of this pair was all kinds of wrong, so I have to start over).  Here it is!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tis' the Season for crafting

I always go into crafting overdrive when fall & winter hits.  I love that I have a little girl to wear my creations!  I am no expert.  When it comes to crocheting I really only know how to do one stitch.  I can crochet the hell out of a square or rectangle shape.  One day I hope to really learn to crochet, so that I can follow a pattern, but for now I have to get creative to make what I want.  I recently made a "Cindy-Lou" hat for Ingrid, and I am almost done crocheting a pair of mukluk's for myself (more on that later).  Here are a few pictures!

Here is Ingrid's new hat!  She actually keeps it on too! 

This is the only good picture I could get of her wearing the hat, it was before I sewed the flower on.

I got this adorable boy sweatshirt on clearance several months ago, I "girled" it up by sewing some cute flowers on...

In my mental bank I plan on doing some baby mukluks, mary jane's (the shoe style, that is), and an aviator style hat.