Friday, February 25, 2011

Tick Tock

I love before and after photos.
has some of the
ideas! I found this one
over the summer
and finally got to try it out!



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Facts of Life

1. The laundry is never done.
2. Dogs are one of God's happiest creations.
3. The sun will come out tomorrow (unless
you live in New Jersey,
then it will come out eventually. I promise.)
4. People are genuinely good and if you be nice to them
chances are, they will be nice back.
5. Yellow is quite possibly
the world's happiest color.
6. Everyone loves a good deal.
7. Gas prices will continue to rise.
8. Running makes you feel good.
9.Cleaning makes you feel good.
10. The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania actually smells
like chocolate.
11. Arizona is the best place to be between the
months of February and May.
12. The scriptures are true and "if ye know these things,
happy are ye if ye do them." (John 13:17)
13. My mom makes the most delicious Sunday dinners.
14. Yoga is the greatest invention ever.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

If you were 1' 3" and hairy

... you'd probably spend your day

ripping you your pillows
and spreading them
all over my bedroom floor
creating a wintery looking wonderland.

Then you'd probably catch up on your reading.

You'd stick your head out the car window...

and then you would drive the car.

When you got home,
you'd chew up some more of my stuff
and spread it all over the
family room floor.

Then it would probably be time for a nap.

You'd get your hair done.

And play dress up.

Then you'd take another nap.

When you woke up,
you'd chew up my Tupperware.

And just before you called it a day, you'd
probably eat something else you
weren't supposed to
and leave the evidence hanging out of
your mouth!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hot Air Balloon

This is probably one of
the happiest songs ever written.
I don't know who drew all the
cartoons but they
are pretty darn cute!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Harriot's family has been found!
(I named her Harriot because she's kinda a grumpy and
has a few missing teeth!)
We posted an add on Craigslist early Friday morning.
That evening I got a call from a VERY
excited family! Hooray for Harriot!
You're back where you belong!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I was driving down a busy street
in my neighborhood and this old gal was playing on the street corner
next to the road.. ALONE!
So I pulled into the nearest parking lot only
to find she had used the crosswalk
to play in the grass in front of the tire shop across the street!

If by chance she looks familiar to you, please help me find her home!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things

Ok so this link is pretty cool!
Check it out :]

Absolutely Adorable Kitchen Curtains

Collin gave me a Barnes & Noble gift card this year for Christmas! So
we've spent some time the past couple of weeks browsing
the bookshelves, looking for the perfect book to buy.
I still haven't found it, BUT I did discover
an absolutely adorable idea for our kitchen curtains!

I found it in this book.
Who knew Marie Osmond could sing and sew?

They took a little longer than I expected, probably about 5 hours
or so once all was said and done. But they are totally worth it!

You're going to need (depending on your window size):

- 10 strips of cute fabric to match your kitchen
- 2 pieces of background fabric (approximately the size of your window)
- 2 pieces of extra fabric (about the width of each piece of background fabric)
- Curtain rod and hanging supplies

I started out by first drawing the dimensions of the window.
My suggestion would be to cut each of the 10 strips of fabric about
8 to 10 inches wider and 2 inches taller (since you will be layering them)
than your window actually is... you'll want to have some wiggle room!
The pattern is designed to sew each side separately.

After you've determined your window dimensions, you're going to cut
and iron each of your fabric strips. The pattern I
drew out calls for 5 ruffles, a total of 10 strips of fabric. I used
3 different fabric colors and
alternated them.

While ironing, I folded the edges over (if you look real close you can see it
in the picture!) so that I could sew each of the sides
and make it look a little more finished.
For this I used a simple straight stitch.

Once you've cut and ironed your 10 strips you're
going to need to cut 2 pieces
of background material. These pieces of fabric should be cut to almost the exact
height of your window and about 2 inches wider (per piece.)

From here you will begin layering your fabric strips!

Sewing them on is quite simple! Ya just
pinch and pin the fabric strips to the
background fabric and sew
straight across! I used a zig-zag
stitch, but a simple straight stitch would probably suffice!

You're going to continue that pinch-and-sew pattern
ten times, layering the fabric as
you go. I overlapped each of them about one inch.

The last sewing step is to sew a loop-of sorts-along the top
for your curtain rod to go through. You're
going to use those two extra pieces of fabric approximately
the width of each piece of background fabric.
(You just have to eyeball this depending on how
large your curtain rod is.)

Annnnd... Wa-La!
The finished product!