Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
*boys who haven't seen each other since being overseas together
*only 20% off of all spa thingies that cost a bazillion dollars to begin with ( uh...we need money to eat and feed our children)
EQUALSmaking cheap fun in our hotel rooms
yes i think they had like 5 controllers and they brought their own flat screen tv
we had fun laughing and playing games
the hotel was grand.
Friday, April 24, 2009
go see it at the moda bake shop.
it's my latest tutorial for them.
go give me some love!
we're off to an army thing this weekend. we get to spend a couple days at snowbird ski resort. the kids are being watched by my wonderful brother and sister-in-law.
i know poor me.
i get to go to a spa...
i know go ahead and hate.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
online quilt festival.
tomorrow's the last day to enter.
a little about this quilt:
this was my first quilt that i made that had triangles in it. yes, that was only last year mind you. up to that point i had made a lot of square blocked quilts and one buggy barn quilt...and that's it. i finally got the nerve to try something a little more advance (for me).
i think of this quilt as my hurdle of finally getting over being scared of trying new things in quilting.
i still consider myself a very beginner quilter.
but most defitnitely i'm excited to keep going and learning.
and i'm not afraid anymore.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
i think you sort of get that on my blog.
i also love old quilts.
i don't have any in my family.
a while ago i decided to start making quilts so that the tradition can begin of having old heirloom quilts passed along the way in our family.
it's been so nice for the last two days that i can not justify staying indoors all day near the computer or on the sewing machine. so what better time to work on "hand work" like they did back then. soaking up some vitamin D at the same time as well as shedding the paste-i-ness i like to call my limbs.
i love how this dresden plate turned out. i'm either going to frame it put it in a hoop, or keep going and make more. either way i love it a lot.
you can get this pattern in the book: Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots
seriously the book is pretty sweet and the chicks are from down under.
they have nice weather down there.
like all the time.
they probably are always tan
and always doing hand work.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
but we did shop and sew, and drink a lot of dr. pepper (diet does taste the same as the real stuff i don't care what YOU say!) ;)
seriously camille thanks for giving my family to have the opportunity to miss me.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
and i have come to two conclusions:
a) martha is in hoots with the devil himself or
b) she has an awesome eye for things and has a huge team that she single handed picked out to work out her ideas and have them come up with ideas of their own that are "martha worthy"...
ooooh this book is so good that i can't refrain much longer, i must go and buy one for myself. i could just sit and stare at this book for hours. which i did yesterday. the day was so pretty we (the pasty things i call my children and my pasty self) spent a few good hours outside enjoying the sun. i also got to leaf through this lovely....sigh....
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
i'm so jealous.
Monday, April 6, 2009
we put her in her toddler bed.
this toddler bed was made by my father in law.
this bed is super sturdy and has survived
and now she gets it.
we anticipated a hard transition, but she's handled it pretty well and she even managed to take a nap or two in it as well.
boys vs girls : totally different breed
we also minimized their "stuff" remember the whole get rid of your crap motto? i do it every month with the boys room. they seem to think that rocks and dirt with an occasional lizard thrown into the mix need to be brought into the house. the husband is working on getting a "rock garden" going just for them to keep the "nature" outside of our house. i think we've convinced them (especially after they tragically killed the last lizard...probably scared it to death) that their nightstand drawer was not to be used as a holding cell for any more live animals...
Friday, April 3, 2009
CORRECT PLACEMENT OF WALL HANGINGS
i see it all the time. and really it's not their fault. they hear "eye level" and yeah we are taller these days, but too often i see pictures "floating" up on walls too high. and when asked by someone who wants my help to decorate their space i've had a couple of interesting "discussions" on what "eye level" in their house means. i often hear "my husband and i are taller than you."
uh yeah, well most of America is taller than me so what's your point?
it still doesn't change one HUGE point:
picture by pottery barn
plan accordingly when you start hanging your group up.
we're just chillin
i would like to point out that EDWARD has BEEN REPLACED.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
i just bought a few books so i can't just go out and buy this one. BUT my friend who everyone thinks we're related because we kind of look alike bought it...so i've already got first dibs on borrowing her book while i muscle up a little more money to get my own!