Angora Sweater

I’ve had this Angora sweater just sitting in my closet that I had picked up at a thrift store a few years ago.  Every time I clean my closet, you know  “out with the old – in with the new”, I can never seem to part with it.  I’ve only worn it once (just after purchasing it), but I didn’t feel like the style of the sweater fit me quite right.  It’s SOOOO soft, I thought maybe I’d chop it up and make a hat and scarf out of it . . . but I couldn’t bear to.

Then I saw this photo of a Free People Angora Sweater for sale and knew what I needed to do!

I needed to find another sweater and merge the two.  The night before New Year’s Eve I went Thrift Town and found an ugly $2 turtleneck sweater with just the right coloring! I cut off 3 inches of each sleeve and the bottom 3 inches of the torso.  I then cut the peplum off (which I still think is adorable and somewhat sad to see it go!) my Angora Sweater and sewed the turtleneck sleeves and torso pieces directly on.  In less than 2 hours total, I had a whole new sweater!  I wish I had taken photos of the process (very sorry) but I was in such a hurry to get my idea finished!

Free People Angora Cropped Sweater

Free People Angora Cropped Sweater

$3 Thrift Store Find -  Angora Sweater

$3 Thrift Store Find – Angora Sweater

$2 Thrift Store Sweater

$2 Thrift Store Sweater

My Finished Sweater – What do you think?

My version, all finished!

My upcycled Angora sweater, all finished!


I then wore it on New Year’s Eve!  We were having a little too much fun taking photos of our window reflection – the city lights made great bokeh!

MIYO New Year's Eve

MIYO New Year’s Eve

After the Rain

It had been raining since yesterday morning, and today the clouds parted just as I arrived home.  The sun peeped out long enough for me to sneak in a few photos of the raindrops around the yard.  And then we ran inside before it started again.  I’m wishing for sun and warmth to get here, but I can’t help loving the little things that rain brings like galoshes, bright colored umbrellas, soft ground to start a garden, and indoor DIY projects.  I have a few DIYs to post soon, thanks to the rain! {A}

Easter Treats

Salt Lake City does not skimp on treats during holiday seasons, so if you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, try some of our favorites:

Hatch Family Chocolates
376 8th Avenue, Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(801) 532-4912

10" Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny by Hatch Family Chocolates

Les Madeleines
216 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Raspberry Buttons at Les Madeleines

Gourmandise – The Bakery
250 South 300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
6191 S State St, Ste 364
Murray, UT

See’s Candies
Fashion Place Mall
6191 S State St
Murray, UT 84107

Novelty Egg at See's Candy

Chocolate Cottage
720 East 10600 South
Sandy (801) 572-7706

Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage
609 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 967-9766

Cummings Studio Chocolate
679 East 900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

If it’s not sweet treats you’re looking for, but more of a savory gourmet meal on the upcoming holiday, we highly recommend the Oasis Cafe Easter Brunch. “Mirroring the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and freshest seafood, the buffet is a favorite with locals.  The buffet will also include the popular Prime Rib Carving Station and a Chocolate Fountain for dessert.  Reservations are highly suggested.”

Some other great suggestions for Easter Brunch:

202 S. Main

454 E., 300 S.

6263 S. Holladay Blvd.

Gardner Village
1100 W. 7800 S., West Jordan

Little America
500 S. Main St.

Log Haven
6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd.

Market Street Grill
Three locations:
Downtown             801-322-4668
Cottonwood             801-942-8860
South Jordan             801-302-2262

Piñon Market & Café
2095 E. 1300 S.

Let us know where you went and what your favorites were!