Getaway Weekend

My sweet husband, of four years this week, and I are headed out this morning to Tybee Island.
Hopefully we will soak up some sun & have a really lovely time!
It's hard to believe I've been married for 4 years... time really flies!!
So, I will miss the rain thats coming in today and I will be beachside.
When I get back... I've got some amazing news to share with you guys!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Eazy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Homemade Lemonade

Sometimes it's the simple things in life that are the absolute best. Like Homemade Lemonade. No one comes close to homemade lemonade, except Perk's Pool (which is homemade) and Chik-fil-a Lemonade.
If you've never ever made homemade lemonade is super easy.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy (haha!!)
1. Juice 4-5 lemons
2. In a pitcher of your choice add one cup of sugar with hot tap water & stir. Then add ice cube to cool it back down!
3. Add the juice from your lemons, stir & enjoy!

Lemonade is fun, so if it's not sweet enough, just add more sugar! If it's not lemon-y enough add some more juice! And ladies, use some real lemons, it's not the same with store bought juice! I promise!


A Baby Shower Weekend

This weekend was spend making crazy cut sugar cookies till 2.30am, speed grocery shopping, getting balloons and sunglowers, setting up for family and friends to meet our new Nephew, Joshua! We had a tno of fun and the weather was just perfect, a little hot even! It was a lovely day! Here's some eye candy for you! Looking at the pictures I can't believe I decorated all this! It looks so fancy! ;D


Luck O'the Irish

kiss me, I'm irish
I really am. :) Well, half. I'm half Irish (mom's side.. all red heads too & I missed out.) and half Scottish. I make for a very volitle mix. ;)

It's days like today that I really miss living in New Orleans. The St. Patrick's Day Parade was AMAZING! Men with flowers would come and kiss you on the cheek & give you a flower. The floats would toss cabbage, carrots and other veggies from their platforms. And moon pie's too! YUM!  People were dressed up as leprecauns and danced in the street. It was a fun parade to go to and laugh. Free food is a plus too, right? Lol.
I think tonight I will celebrate by renting this movie:
I've been wanting to see it for ages and ages and just haven't did it yet. Has anyone seen it? Did you like it?
Today is so much fun though. When I was on my way to work, I passed the pre-school and all the kids on the playground were wearing green, except one little girl who was wearing tie dye! lol! How crazy would it be if everyone wore the same colors on a different day? Like Maroon Monday. Teal Tuesday. Wintergreen Wednesday. Uh, whats another T color? Fire-Red Fridays.. haha! Just imagine. Or better yet, what if we were color coded like charts?! We had to wear certain colors based on our birthday or last name! CRAZY. Ok. My imagination is getting away from me.

Tonight I'm headed to the craft store for some Baby Shower decorations for this weekend! Jungle themed. Hopefully it will turn out adorable!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you are partaking in Lent, today you are excused to eat Meat! Hooray! If you like/eat meat ;)


Handwriting Game

Hello gang! How's everyone's week going?
The ever lovely Courtney over at You Will Won't You tagged me in a cool Handwriting Game! So here is my CRAZY handwriting. I really feel like these don't do me justice. Every handwriting I do looks different. But anywhoo...
1. What is your name / blogger name?
Heather McGinnis / heatherxdawn (i really hate the x, but I've used it since I was in highschool & it just seemed to stick. heatherdawn is usually always taken too :( ) but dawn is my middle name.
2. What is your blog URL?
http://www.heatherxdawn.blogspot.com/ seriously, any site search heatherxdawn, it's probably me. ;) except for ravelry i'm heatherdawn there ;)
3. Write "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog"
4. Write Your Favorite Quote
All good things are wild and free. -Thoreau
5. What is your favorite song?
Something In The Water -Brooke Fraser
6. What is your favorite music right now?
Brooke Fraser / Jon Foreman / Eisley
7. Is there anything else you would like to add about your handwriting?
My handwriting always looks different. Depending on my mood and the amount of time I have changes the way it looks.
8. Choose Thee Bloggers to follow suit.

Hope you guys have fun with it!! ;)

Good news, you all can rest assured that I am back to normal... I crocheted! WOOT! Right? There was definately something wrong with me the last few weeks. I worked on my Granny Square blanket that I started last year.. I really need to work on finishing projects that I start. ;)
What are you guys up to?



Okay. So I've been really lazy lately. Robin and I have turned into old people. We get in the bed by 10 p.m. everynight now and do absolutely nothing once we get home from work. I personally feel super exausted latetly. I have hardly any energy or an attention span. I haven't crocheted since 2 weeks ago when I made some cotton candy inspired hats. I haven't taken pictures of them yet because the battery is dead and I haven't charged it. Ha.. you see what I mean? I'm a complete lazy bum! 
doodlec oloring
doodles abstract art
In other news, Autumn is a genius. She isn't even two yet and she is talking in full sentences, asking questions, remembering where things are and locations we've been. Everytime she see's truitt's grill she says she wants to see Daniel. (We've been eating with him lately there) She is a spectacular abstract colorist.  Right now she'sholding a hand full of crayons and coloring her paper!

new bedroom
I really want to start on a new blanket for our new bed in some pretty pastel colors, but I still haven't finished the 50 projects I've already started. My yarn stash looks like a diaster area. It's horrible. We're thinking about paintin the wall behind our bed a grey or teal color! What do you guys think?

I hope you're all having a great weekend!


Flickr Faves

Mason Jar Cozies

Mason Jar Cozies
these crochet jars are the prettiest thing in the world!!
pretty pillow
spring afghan
Crochet flowers

It seems like all I have time for is inspirational posts lately! I'm getting busy with Autumn, who will be TWO in two month. Oh lord.. where does the time go? Needless to say, she doesn't nap a lot anymore so my time is occupied with her. But I still have something up my sleeve centered around my last cotton candy post! I'll share super soon! If any of you come across the PERFECT mint green color yarn, let me know! I'm on the look out for certain colors of yarn that I can't seem to find. Like the Mint and I'm looking for a soft lavender... not quite lavender... Okay I can't put to words that one, but soft sweet pastels are what I'm looking for.;)
What is going on with everyone else? What are you working on lately?
I really feel like I need a "project" to be working on.. I'm working on small stuff, but I really need to get back to something a little bit.. bigger.. I still need to finish my granny square blanket. How do all of you finish making so many squares? I get so bored!!