Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'm still here

I know I know, I've been rather absent lately. I haven't felt like being on the computer much at all since starting work much less blog. I'll try to be around more, starting with 10 things I love.

1. This cool diy deer head kit covered with maps.

2. Super cute suitcase

3. I can't decide what color Kitchenaid I want...

4. I would LOOOOVE this hot pink Kitchenaid but I can't find it for sale and when I did it wasn't for sale in America :( Help!

5. This beater blade would go perfectly with my Kitchenaid
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6. Love this, so adorable

7. This print

8. Donkey pinata

9. I bet I could diy this egg beater clock

10. I need this apron!
Happy weekend!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

10 things I love.. Friday?

10 things is a few days early this week due to the fact that Monday is my first day of work and I don't know if I'll feel like blogging that night!

Enjoy! (Click to enlarge as usual :)

1. Love this painted scarf DIY

2. I'm into the silhouette and chevron movements lately and both together is wonderful!

3. I wish I could paint my nails like this

4. This mirror would look great above my dresser or even the mantel if Blaine let me ;)

5. I want to make this fruit salsa and baked cinnamon chips soon! Have to wait until yummy summer fruit.

6. LOVE this!

7. I so want this couch. Like really bad.

8. Painted ceiling, so cool

9. This technique for DIY water color business cards could be cute for invites too

10. Love everything about this card

Have a great day! :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A girl should treat herself

So today I went to Target to get a card and gift bag for a bridal shower I'm going to this weekend and in the same shopping plaza is a DSW. I thought I'd go in and look for some new flats that I can wear to work but that's not what I walked out with....

As I'm walking through the store I see these babies

Gold glittery goodness. Of course I had to try them on (which was the beginning of the end) and realized I had to have them. Are they practical? Not really. Will I wear them all the time? Probably not. Do I NEED them? Not exactly. Are they super great? Yes. Were they 50% off? Yes.

A girl should treat herself after she finally got a job after 10 months of looking AND getting the job from the first interview she actually got to go to.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Out and About

Here is a recap of the week in pictures

I wanted to get some hanging flower baskets to put on the railing and this weekend Fred Meyer was having a buy 2 get 1 free sale and all of the flowers I got were $1/each.

My tulips are starting to bloom

My strawberries are doing well too

Simon watches whenever we are outside

Every night all night



then we took a break to swing

Ready for the job interview

Celebratory dinner at McMenamins. View from our table.

Walking at the river

I tried uploading a video but it's been over an hour and it still says uploading but I'm not sure if it's even doing anything. I'll ask Blaine and hopefully post some videos soon!

Monday, April 11, 2011

10 things I love

Of course I love the 10 things I pick every week but I really like this weeks!

1. I want this Thermos embroidery kit

2. Gold heart shaped sparklers would be great to take camping

3. Faux wood grain Thermos. I'm starting a vintage thermos collection and this would make a great addition :)

4. I would love this owl cookie jar

5. Oui ring

6. No sew flowers

7. I want to DIY these painted glass flower vases

8. Going to have to try this honey chicken recipe

9. These bee dessert plates are so pretty

10. These placemat aprons are for kids but I like them

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Trip (very picture heavy)

I know I know, I've been home for over a week and haven't posted pictures or anything. It's been a busy week. My trip was great! Lots of lunch/dinner dates and visiting with everyone! I got to meet my second cousin Staley, help my mom organize her sewing room which led to me mailing home a big box of sewing/craft goodies, have lunch with Laura, dinner with my Aunt Jo Anne, go to my second cousins soccer practice, have an Easter egg hunt, and lots of time with Emily!

Pictures from the plane:

I don't know where we were but the ground was snow covered

Turning as we were landing in Chicago

Coloring Easter eggs

After the Easter egg hunt

Emily, Kenny and I

I also went with Emily to the doctor. Before and after the doctor we went shopping and I found this really cool vintage Pyrex mixing bowl.

We had breakfast at Busy Corner and asked for a coloring sheet which we gave to Grandma Mary when we were done.

We played croquet

Two of Emily's cats, Spike and Oreo

My sister's rabbit, Butterscotch

My sister's sheep, Rosie

Emily's Grandma Mary is now home on hospice care and has started to give away some of her things. One of the things that she gave me was this apron. We used to walk up to grandma's house and play dice with her all the time in high school and before I moved I would go cook with her. She thought it was great and I learned a lot too. The first time I made dinner with her I found this fun little (literally) apron and fell in love. It has these Native American looking design on it with one tassel on the front. Every time we'd cook I'd want to wear the apron and every time grandma told me that I had to leave it at her house and that that would be mine to wear there. Now I have it in my own kitchen to wear when I cook. She'd always say that she didn't understand why I liked it so much and that she found it at a garage sale for 10 cents but it's not always WHAT it is, it's the memories behind it. I was really surprised and excited that she gave me the apron. She did say though that I had to "tell the story" of the apron and how I "learned to touch raw meat in it" :)

Making Alabama fried chicken

And that was my trip! I had a great time but I'm done with flying. Everyone can come out and see me now!!