Monday, December 21, 2009

So much to do, so little time!

Christmas is here in 4 days!!!!!!! Time to get going on all my Christmas chores! Luckily this is a short week for me so I only have work today and tomorrow, then I am free for 5 days! Monday and Tuesday will be spent cleaning and wrapping gifts.

This year, I bought Hallmark's Adhesive paper and I am pairing it with one of my greatest thrift store scores of the year, 25 yards of mustard yellow velvet ribbon. I am also adding a monogrammed tag, and I couldn't be happier with how they are turning out. I'll post pictures later this week.

Wednesday, I am starting my Christmas baking and I have a huge list of things to make:

Chocolate Mustaches for the kids, Santa has a mustache right? I purchased the mold at BakeItPretty and am wrapping them in silver and red foil.


Chocolate covered pretzels! I am going to use dark and white chocolate and sprinkles! Yum!


Next is cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and Poinsettia cupcake toppers from Martha Stewart.

I am also going to attempt these lovelies from Bakerella

And lastly, cookies, cookies, and MORE cookies, sugar, chocolate, cake, the whole shabang!

Ready, set, go!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ghost Pop Tutorial

We are having a Halloween party this weekend and I decided I wanted to make some cute treats while we watch scary movies!

Follow the directions below to make your own Ghost Pop!

1. Supplies:
Ribbon (I used black and pink)
Linen (any white fabric will do, or even tissue or napkins)
Black and Pink Craft Marker

2. Cut your fabric into 7X7 inch squares, they can be smaller or bigger depending on how much of a "train" you want your ghost to have. Also don't worry about precise lines of fraying, it just adds to the spook effect!

3. Take two kiddie corners and gather at center

4. Gather the other two corners

5. Tie off with your ribbon for a bow tie effect

6. Add two eyes and a mouth with black marker and rosy cheeks with your pink marker

Ta da! Cute Ghost!

I also have a freebie for you! Feel free to use this cute ghostiefor any Halloween projects!

Happy Halloween!

John Rambo Turns 1!

Our pretty little kitty is one year old today! He celebrated with lots of treats a new covered litter box! (click for better quality)
He very obviously is NOT enjoying his specially made birthday hat : (

Monday, October 19, 2009


Happy Monday!
Had a great weekend with the husband! Did a lot of this:

Hit up 7-11 for their Domo cups and straws and watched the first season of Domo-Kun!

Went on a double date to see this amazing movie and cried my eyes out. Not only sad tears but tears for the incredibly beautiful images I was watching and emotions I was experiencing! Cheesy, I know, but oh so great!

Also watched this movie, and I have to say I am severely disappointed. I was more scared when I got home, at just the thought of being possesed, then by this movie. I kept squeezing my husband's hand braving myself for the huge fright that never came. It was ok, but definitely NOT the "Most terrifying movie of the year." It was more hype than anything. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I closed my eyes for the last 30 seconds of the movie ; )

We also did a 2 hour drive around Ogden Canyon, looks like this right now:

And lastly, went to the parents house for dinner Sunday night. Afterwards Jake and I, snuck into the little sis' room, and left her a ransom note : )

This week will be all about cleaning, homework, and Halloween activities! Yay!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Is there anything cuter than kitties and bubbles?

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:

Let me at em'
And the cause of all this fun?
Ice Cream Cone Bubbles!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Fall is here and I couldn't be happier! Time for boots and cozy cardigans! And next, mittens and scarfs! Yay!

This weekend I was busy redecorating my dinning room and living room for fall, I love all the beautiful, rich colors this time of year!

Flowers and vase from Michael's, arranged by me

Placemats, napkins, and napkin holders - Pier 1

Pumpkin Placemat Pier 1 - Black bird - Robert's

I also got to work on my favorite part of the house, the Clipboard Wall! I had so much fun picking out new papers for the clipboards, all paper from Robert's

Yay, Fall, I am so glad you are here : )

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ghost World

Who doesn't love this movie? Or the illustrated novel?Embroidery piece I did based on the comic.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Today, Jake and I are celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary! I can't believe its been 3 years already! That flew! Here is one of our engagement pictures, it looks so silly now, and we look so young!
And here is a behind the scenes one! You'll notice a theme throughout these pictures, Jake can't help but be a goof and make funny faces!
We don't get to do anything fun today, becuase I have a 3 hour tattoo appointment today, but we are going out to dinner tomorrow and heading to Montana for a 4 day weekend on Friday! Yay, can't wait!
Here we are at our favorite Vegan Pizza place, this was like 4 or 5 years ago, we look so funny!
Again with the sillyness, I woud say he's ruining the picture, he would say he's making it better!
Oh look! Almost a cute one, if I wasn't cut out!

Mexico 2007


Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Weekend Purchases!

I hope everyone had a happy weekend, my brother, sister, and I, went down to SLC and had a sibling bonding day, it was amazing : )
We started off by doing some shopping, I picked up these amazingly cute glasses at

This super cute skirt at UrbanOutfitters
It has POCKETS!!!
And this incredibly beautiful bag also at UrbanOutfitters
We then went out to eat at Thaifoon
And lastly, we finished off the night by watchign this beautiful movie:

The cinematogrophy was amazing and the blue theme throughtout the movie was beautifull done. Not to mention how gorgy Joseph Gordon-Levitt was and how cute Zooey Deschanel was, even though I wanted to kill her by the end of the movie.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Things making me happy this morning

My new Doc Marten Mary Janes : )
They're pretty dreamy! This lovely band is keeping me company at work today.
Vendors make me happy when they bring us donuts to work!
Yum, they way to my heart is through pudding filled maple bars!
Brand new pink nail polish!
My new GreenBottle water bottle : )

And this lovely creature!

Ok, back to work!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Halft way through the year!

Can you believe that we are officially half way done with 2009? This year is flying! A couple of things to mention, I added the two market totes mentioned in my post below to the Etsy Shop

I have 3 more completed totes that will most likely go up this weekend as well!

Also, I wanted to take a moment to talk about my long distance book club I have with my BFF Leanne. This has pretty much turned out to be the year of The Vampire or Immortals as some authors call them! I am on my 36th book for the year! My original goal was to read one book a week, for a total of 52 books this year, but its becoming more and more likely that i will surpass this goal! Here is my book list for 2009:


1. Peace Like A River
2. Pygmy
3. My Sweet Audrina

Twilight Series:

1. Twilight
2. Eclipse
3. New Moon
4. Breaking Dawn
5. Midnight Sun – Partial

Sookie Stackhouse Novels:

1. Dead Until Dark
2. Living Dead in Dallas
3. Club Dead
4. Dead to the World
5. Dead as a Doornail
6. Definitely Dead
7. All Together Dead
8. From Dead to Worse
9. Dead and Gone

The Immortals After Dark Series:

1. Playing Easy To Get
2. A Hunger Like No Other
3 No Rest For The Wicked
4. Wicked Deeds On A Winter’s Night
5. Dark Needs At Night’s Edge
6. Dark Desires After Dark
7. Kiss of A Demon King

Vampire Diaries:

1. The Awakening
2. The Struggle
3. The Fury
4. Dark Reunion

The Little Goddess Series:

1. Vulnerable

The Darkest Power Series:

1. The Summoning

Immortals Series:

1. Evermore

Cutler Family Saga

1. Dawn
2. Secrets of the Morning
3. Twilights Child
4. Midnight Whispers
5. Darkest Hour

Dollanganger Family Series

1. Flowers in the attic
2.Petals in the Wind

And what's a post without any pics! Here is some Etsy love:

Whimsical Nature Book Plates - The Poppy Tree

Pale Blue Washi Paper Bookmark - Nhubs
Pocket Notebook 3 pack - The Black Apple

Friday, June 19, 2009

Back in the game!

After my long and relaxing hiatus, I have decided to get back into the crafting game. To celebrate I created a new banner! Here a few things that will be in the shop in the next week or two:

No Hunting Market Tote

Dainty Bunny Market Tote
I'm on my way to Mexico next week, and will be picking up more totes while I'm there so keep an eye out for an update!