Monday, January 31, 2011

Shower Curtain

This summer Collin spent about 10 weeks in China.

So I got to spend the summer crafting with my Mom :]
(Can you tell we're related?)

One of the favorite projects I did,
I found on Design Sponge: Our Bathroom Shower Curtain

If you'd like the whole tutorial
you can click the link below!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Today Could Be Better Than You Though :]

(This is a picture of Collin in China. He took a ferry across
Hong Kong to this really beautiful
island and rented a bike and road it all over!)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A New Kind of Radio

Sometimes I get super sick of the same songs
being played over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.
So I set out on a quest to find something
new to listen to.
In doing so, I stumbled across
It has quickly become my favorite
radio station!
This station consists mostly of talk shows (I think that's what they're called?)
and a few music programs. I love it
because I learn from the people being
The messages have
a way of making my work day a little more uplifting, and
help me keep a positive
attitude for the rest of the day :]

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Nut and Blueberry Muffins

As of lately my favorite thing to bake is muffins!
So yesterday I tried two new recipes. They were seriously
way yummy. And super easy.

Banana Choco Chip Nut
(These were super quick!)


Here's the links to both of them


Friday, January 14, 2011


You know that Christmas movie,
where that kid gets his tong stuck on a frozen light pole?
that happened to me today.
On a popsicle.

Yep, that's my blood
on that popsicle.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Favorite Quote of the Day

I used to have a quote that I found on the back of
a cereal box hanging in my bedroom
that said,
"It is possible to please 100% of the people 100% of the time,"
I now realize the cereal box was probably bragging
about how delicious their cereal
was... and that there is actually no possible way to
REALLY please everyone, all the time.
Heart broken, I took the quote down.

But now, I have come to the conclusion, that if you can't
help everybody and save the world before dinner,
you can simply settle - in the most positive use
of the term possible - to
"do what you can, where you are,
with what you have!"

Thank you Teddy Roosevelt
for your kind words of wisdom.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BCS Champs

OK, so Organ didn't actually win the game..
but Collin sure looked cute in his jersey!

Collin and Joe in the ESPN "Pre-Game Tailgating Tent"

Monday, January 10, 2011

4 Secrets That Help My Work Day Fly By

1. Pack a healthy snack.
(Now we're not talking Lays BBQ chips or M&Ms or sugar cookies or even diet coke.
NO. We're talking popcorn and a sliced apple.
A bag of Pop Weaver Light Butter only has
200 Calories
That will keep you munching for quite a while.
OR. The other ladies at work like to snack on cucumbers or celery
soaked in lemon juice and sprinkled with salt.
>10 calories (depending on the serving size of course.)

2. Pin up a couple of pictures.
At our company Christmas dinner one of my friends went around and took
a picture of everyone with their spouse.
She then printed out a copy for each person to put in a frame
on their desk! She said, "It's so everyone can remember why
they come to work everyday. We do it for our loved ones!"
What a thoughtful gesture.

3. Make it a game.
Sometimes I try and race the clock.
I give myself a set amount of minutes to finish a task
go! I'm usually surprised at how much a can
actually get done when i do this.

4. Keep a running list.
I love list-making.
Thus, I make them at work:
grocery list
to-do list
gift list
wish list
why i love collin list
calorie list
and ect!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2 VERY excited boys!

BCS Championship Game!!!

Two Thousand and Eleven

The last time Jimmy Eat World played in the
Valley we didn't get to go to it and
Collin was so bummed! So there
was NO WAY we'd be missing out on New Years!

One very large bag of kettle corn and a few doughnuts later :]

I smell rain!

It went from this