Weird things

Here are a bunch of weird things from my life:

My phone told me I had 240 new voicemails. WHAT?!?!?!

We did not not stuff it with onions...
Hope's crazy face!

Our family went to Tahoe with the Hahns after Christmas. There was no snow though!

We went hiking! (This is where I found the branches for my jewelry trees.)
Look how dedicated I am.

Okay, folks! I have sold 2 jewelry trees from my etsy shop! WOO! (I kinda feel bad though... they are just branches I found. And people are buying them.) If you would like to buy one (or a flannel baby blanket) browse around my shop!

For Christmas I gave my parents a gift of a hike and lunch (where we practiced the phone stack)! (I love Advent Conspiracy.)
We went to Monte Bello Open Space Preserve. The view was amazing!
We loved it.

I found this outside of my door at camp. Holy huge long-legged bug. 

Taking family photos has never been our strong point.
This was our most normal one in this sweet family photo shoot by the amazing Gavin Duffy:

Photo by Gavin Duffy

We went to get our Christmas tree in the mountains and wanted to get a family photo...

Once you start...
...others have to join in!
It's congtagious!

Melissa loved it.

I took a buttlong time to crochet a baby blanket for Hope. Walaa!

On Tuesday Michelle and I made Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls. They are THE BEST rolls I have ever had or made. She posted a picture and look how many comments it received. (Most of the comments are from 3 ridiculous people but STILL.)

I also made her Perfect Iced Coffee.

Photo by Ree Drummond

It's a cold brew so you just let it sit out for a lot of hours. It is less acidic than brewed coffee and really yummy. I tried her Vietnamese version and I LOVE IT. It is SO SO SO good. The sweetened condensed milk is ... I really have no words to properly describe it.

Photo by Ree Drummond

 NOW it is your turn. Please make the rolls and iced coffee and tell me what you think. Also- any weird things you want to share?

Some beautiful songs

The Purest Place- Watermark

Jesus Draw Me- Keith and Kristyn Getty

Restless- Audrey Assad

All I Can Say- David Crowder Band

Signature of the Divine [Yahweh] -NeedtoBreathe (I am going to see them in SF in March!!!)

Closer- Shawn McDonald

Also- go to Micah and Michelle's BandPage and listen to their songs. (especially Sharpened in Time.)

Do you have any music recommendations?

I am a sewer! (Or is it seamstress?)

(Before I start I must show you my dreamy new niece Mercy Jael. She was born at home in Zimbabwe to my amazing sister and brother-in-law.)

She is the sister of this crazy girl:

My sister told Hope to smile and this is the face she made.

Alright. Back to why I am writing.

I am crafty. Here are some things I have been working on. Get excited.

I sew! I have been sewing since I was in high school and I love giving away blankets to people who had tiny little babies come. Meow I am selling them on etsy. WOO!

So if you have the desire to buy one please check out my etsy site! I have wanted to make one for a while and I finally did it!

My incredibly talented and cute friend Amy and I gathered some Manzanitas from Lake Tahoe and made jewelry trees! So neat- right? (My photography is not thaaat good. You know how a photo of a sunset never can capture how it truly looks... kinda like that.)

I love the shape of this one!

ALSO I crocheted some hippie headbands. SO freaking cute.

If you would like one please email me at naturegirlcreates {at} gmail {dot} com and I will mail you one! Fo free99. Just because I like you. And because you are reading the words that are coming out of my mouth the letters that my fingers are pushing.

Here are my brothers in them. But you can be a girl and wear them too and be transformed into a hippie. or hipster. or both!

(In your email please say which color(s) you would like and what is the girth of your head. (Just measure around where you will wear the headband and tell me how many inches. Or you can tell me small, medium, or large head.) Plus also maybe your name and address.)

The end. Love ya!