Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Finished Baby Blanket

And voila! Here is the beautiful masterpiece all finished : )

These photos do not do it justice!
It looks amazing!!! I love that it's done and it looks so bright and comfy : ) I can't wait to see the look on my sister's face. It hasn't frayed as much as it will in the future. But it's still nice and really soft. Ummmm. Scrumptous. : ) Here's the tutorial that I found.
I changed it up a little. I went with the stripes on the front. And it's boy fabric not the girly fabric in the tutorial. But it's the same process. Hope you liked it : )

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunday Lesson Handouts

Many people who happen upon my blog may not know that I am a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints--I am. I actually have the wonderful opportunity to work with the wonderful young women in my ward. I actually have the opportunity to teach the lesson this coming Sunday and I made the simplest and cutest handouts to go along with it.

Now, if you are not a member or are not familiar with our church in any way I strongly suggest that you do a little research on or click my button on the side that'll take you to Otherwise you might not beable to keep up with this post.

My lesson is on temple marriage and I came up with these snazzy handouts to help the girls remember it : )

Front with a slight impression of the temple

and back where you can tell I made it in Sharpie.

I took two cut sheets of sketch paper and on the back I put a silhouette of a temple. I double-sided-taped it to a clean one. and then proceeded to stamp the front with two different sets of stamps I had. Then, I flipped them over and stamped the 'you are the best' to the very back to remind them of how wonderful they are and what state of being they need to be in to go to the temple. : )
Just to finish them up I laminated them with clear packing tape ; ) lol.
Cute, cute!

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Kitchen Lamp!

I'm am pleased to announce that in all of my wonderous efforts and dashing over town today, I scored a Goodwill find! : ) People always talk about finding great stuff at the Goodwill that they shop at, but ours isn't that great and it's fairly pricy for a Goodwill. But nevertheless, you never know when you'll score right? So I was checking to see if I could find a great deal on a new lamp for my kitchen because I had one in there and one in the living room that matched and I was hoping to swap lamps around and put the set in the bedroom. The only thing was I was a lamp short and I didn't want to pay a pretty penny, if you know what I mean ; )
ANYways, I found one and I even talked the lady into giving me the lamp and shade for $2.50 total especially because the bottom was duck tape (I don't care) and the knob to turn on the light was missing. Ha! It totally worked and voila! I knocked off a whole $1.50 off my price [you gotta love the little things in life ; )]! I ran over to Lowes picked up mettalic spray paint and headed for home!

This is what I came home with...

This is the lamp and shade combo I got for $2.50

A close up of the lamp part

A close up of the shade

So now that I had them home I took apart the lamp. It would have been easier if the whole lamp came apart but no. I ended up taping the white glassy part. I was originally going to paint the whole thing but I figured it wouldn't hurt to tape it off and if I didn't like it go back and paint over. Then I wiped it down good and spray painted. Let me tell you. A- always aleast try to scuff up the metal a touch and B- be happy with metalic spray imperfections on metal. I wanted it to be perfect and it wasn't coming out that way and I kept layering it on and I finally got so frustrated with it and myself that I ended up taking the whole thing off and starting over.
Finally, after 2 more hours of taking it off and 2 more hours of putting it back on and together I got the lamp where I wanted it to be. For the shade...that ugly green shade.... well, I completely torn it apart. You see that white color on the inside? It's actually a thin plastic and I took the green and peeled it off of the white. Peeled it completely apart. And then spray adhessived it to a scrap of fabric big enough that I love. It's light blue with a white floral design on it. And Viola!

This is what I got! : )

Keep in mind that the shade is NOT completely finished! I still have to put bias tape around the rims of the top and bottom, but I wanted to show this beauty off!

Not bad for one days work, huh? : )

Sunday, May 20, 2012


So yesterday after I posted I got onto Pintrest. Any of you who have an account know that it is absolutely addicting! But I get lots of great ideas from there. I actually don't just look just because I feel like it but I actually do some of the things that I like on there.  In fact, I found this great tute and I did it this morning! Well, I had to wait until Jamie was gone and I was done with church but I'm totally digging it.

This is the cute side

This is the other side
(Boy, do I look tan! This will be me after Florida ; ))

Another cute-side angle

I love it, but I have to wear it with my hair up otherwise it looks stupid. I have my hair pinned back all crazy and it kina reminds me of Medusa if her snakes stay closed to her head, lol! Now what do you think? Cute right?

PS-Thanks Meg for the pin ; )

Friday, May 18, 2012

And the Summer Begins!

Yay!!!    We are into the summer! And let me tell you we kicked it off with quite a bang!

We started with our finals week, which was crazy hectic! I even missed a final because the teacher AND my calendar said it was on the wrong day [I showed up but no one was there!] And then we had Jamie's graduation : ) I'm so proud of him. It might of only been his Associate's but I don't have to tell you that it's important to celebrate every milestone! And because he was graduating we had his Dad and brother Will in town for the weekend. And it was sad to see them go. : (  But we kept it together because my sister had her Baby #4! Man, oh, man! Didn't I tell you that we kicked it off with a bang! I even have a few things under my belt ; ) I reorganized the pantry/kitchen, including taking off the pantry door to give it more space. And we as a couple are doing awesome exercising everyday so far this summer. That's right, we're gonna get hot sexy beautiful skinny people! : ))
And best of all! I'm now making a wonderful baby quilt for my new nephew! Aren't I just a wonderful Aunt?! lol. So to give you a taste of what the blanket will look like is this picture and link ; )

found here!

Obviously, I'm not using those colors but that is the tutorial that I found and it is what I'm basing my actual blanket on. Pretty cute, huh?

Be sure to keep up with us over the next month every week I'm going to be posting about my crafts and fun things we're up to ; ) And I'll be sure to up date ya'll on how our vacation goes in two weeks! We are super excited and we can't wait to get on the road and visit our favorite places in the world! Alabama and Florida! Be sure to check back in with me soon!