Blue Moon

So, last night we had a BLUE MOON, which only happens every 2 1/2 years, and wont fall on new years eve again for more than 20 years...

...hence the saying 'once in a blue moon'...

Now is the time to reflect on what you want for your life over the next two years. Make some amazing life goals and go at them with positivity and love.

These next two photos explain my personal transition I am dreaming for:

LESS of this:
And MORE of this:
I made this Blue Moon ritual circle, which was suppose to be burned last night, however I chose to keep, so I could reflect on it throughout the year ahead.

Outside the circle includes all of the thoughts I would like to let go of.
Inside the circle are all of the things I want to focus on this coming year.
Appreciate the good times...
But dont take the worst for granted...
Cause you only get so many second chances.

~The Ataris

Since my aunt taught me the basic chains of crocheting on christmas, I have completed my first two things!

This one turned out too small, it still goes around my neck, but needs to be longer. I thought it was pretty cute though :)

These are the only 3 colors I have right now...

And I have been saving this button for something special, so I think my first crochet piece is special enough :)
I love the way this one turned out, I had fun with the orange scalloped edges.
As you can see, I started on the left side and as I went along my stitches became nicer and tighter over on the right side.
On this scarf, I just kept making the stitches up and went with it.

I wore my teal scarf that Renea made me last night and I got sooooooo many compliments on it! Everyone adored it!


And I actually got my butt out of the house last night for a bit!
I went to see Renea at the wine bar, which made me realize just how long its been since Ive been in there. I had 1/2 a glass of wine.

Then I went with my Dad to some friends house, and had the other half of the glass :)
We stood out by a campfire under the bright Blue Moon.
James came over after getting out of work, so he enjoyed the fire for a bit too.

Then we went home and made French Toast :)
We were watching the stupid New Years stuff on TV, (I hate that crap), but James wanted to, said he used to all the time at his parents house...but it was so boring, I talked him into stepping out into the yard for a kiss under the moon at midnight.
It was cold, and he hates the cold, so it was a shivered super quick kiss with a jolt back inside for him! I could of layed outside forever, it felt great!

Then we watched more Criminal Minds and then off to bed around 1.

A good blend of socializing and comfy home life, perfect.

Now, to the start of something great!




  1. So much beautiful stuff, girl! I went out and looked at the moon for a bit last nite. So beautiful! I had no idea that's where the "blue moon" phrase came from until my friend said it last nite and it clicked, lol. I love your pictures! Beautiful representations for the coming year! And I love your ritual circle. Very cool!
    Seriously love your crocheting! Those colors are gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see all that you create in the coming year! Happy New Year, Laura!!! So thankful to have you as a friend. xo

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  3. Sorry, it posted twice for some reason!

  4. i can't get over how cute your blog is. i added your button!

    hope your new year's was great!

  5. I love the ritual circle! I should have done that this year hmmmm. That is so cool. great idea!

  6. adorable items you crocheted laura! you are off to a great start! last night was so good to see you. thank you again for coming out. happy new year, my lovely lovely friend! *mwah*

  7. we did that exact same ritual with the circle! we must read the same websites! happy new year...on to bigger and better everything :)

  8. I like your Blue Moon ritual circle, I saw a lot of things inside it that made me go ‘hey me too’ like whole foods and yoga and crocheting and socializing and biking :)

    It’s funny actually, that you should mention whole foods and yoga together, because walking through the yoga section of whole foods always reminds me of your shop. It’s the atmosphere, something I really love about Violet Bella and that yoga section (I think I’ll take pictures of what I’m talking about next time I go).

    Another thing I like about that Blue Moon ritual circle is how the negative thoughts are locked outside it, right where they belong. The background noise and not the main focus.

    Nice quote, you only get so many second chances. I love how the Ataris redid that song boys of summer, it’s one of my faves :)

    Your Crochet projects are coming out so well for first trys! Your going to be a pro like that *snap of a finger*

    Happy New Year Laura! Rock 2010 :D


  9. eeek, had no idea I'd written so much...sorry for the rambles ^_^

  10. thanks to everyone who loved the ritual circle, i got it from a good friend of mine.

    and thanks for the love on my crochet pieces. i think this is something i just want to do for fun when i can, i just really enjoy doing it.


  11. Laura! You have no idea how much I love you! That blue moon circle Idea is a really good one! I have a lot of the same thoughts. I'm so glad you're letting go of them and focusing on the inner circle. You are such an AMAZING person! I wish you could see that! mistakes? We ALL make them! It's part of being human, but the thing is there is forgiveness! Oftentimes we're too hard on ourselves to accept it! but those mistakes, make you wiser! You can give advice to someone struggling with something similar because you've been there! but you are a kind, beautiful, creative, loving, inspiring person!!

    and omg! Your crotchet pieces are amazing! love the button on it too ;)
    I can't wait to see all the new beautiful things you are going to make!!! Keep posting them up for us my beautiful friend!

  12. I can't believe I missed the blue moon! Boo!
    I just wanted to encourage you in all your goals, they are AWESOME and they sound like they will lead to more uplifted you!
    Your crocheted pieces are so cute, you have such a unique style and it really comes out in whatever medium you choose.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful new years eve :)



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