Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Where I've Been Hiding the Last Few Days...


My lovely to-do list!! (and list of random things to remember...and the sticker from the banana one of us ate the other day haha) I try really hard to by Type-A.  I made a list...that's Type-A right? But by the looks of this list, you can tell I'm waaaaay on the other side....I'm most definitely a Type-B personality haha.

Tomorrow I have a semi-busy day (really just afternoon)...Class, the go to Wal-mart to get food for the Volleyball Tailgate...followed by the Volleyball Tailgate & game....then I have duty nights tomorrow night.  So I'm thinking I'm going to work on finishing some draft posts on my blog to give you all something more interesting to read than my to-do list! (At least it's on pretty paper right? haha)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

An Award from Mandy's Yellow Corner!

I love love love this blog! I know I've blogged about her cute creations before (I won a necklace of hers on one of her giveaways! Which, by the way, she has a giveaway going on right now, so head over there!)

This week she passed three awards on to me! :)


The day she passed them to me, she was tagged with 8 questions, which are perfect for answering 7 random facts....so....I'm going to answer those too (because coming up with random facts about yourself is mind-boggling! hahaha!...and I like the questions. :) )

1. Would you rather live in a big home or a tiny cottage?
Considering I live in a relatively tiny space now, I want to say "big home" but at the same time, I've always wanted a cute little place...so as long as I have a place for all my future kids to sleep, a kitchen, and an office with enough space for all my sewing/crafting stuff...I'll be happy. :)

2. Your favorite season and why?
mmm....Fall.  Not too hot, not too cold.  I live in Alabama, so summer and winter are pretty extreme.  Spring is pretty much summer with another name around here.  But in the fall, I can ride my bike around campus without sweating up a storm, and I can walk to class without having to bundle up in clothes that keep me protected from the cold and wind (that make you sweat while you're walking to class....)

3. Disney or Vegas?
Disney Disney Disney.  I'm a princess..... :)  When Beauty and the Beast came out, I would purposely try to keep a strand of hair our of my ponytail so I'd look more like Belle. And last year for my birthday, Adam gave me at least one Disney movie a month for a year...he usually wound up giving me two or three unless it was a new movie that cost more.  I was pretty proud of him because he started shopping on eBay and Amazon for them! :) :)

4. Your favorite hobby?
Sewing...painting...cooking....crafting....photography....designing stuff on the computer...
((One of these things is not-that-much-like the other... haha))

5. Favorite family activity?
Speaking of Fall....I love it when me and Adam go walking around campus when it's perfect weather outside. It usually involves walking to Five Guys or somewhere else to eat....and now we have two frozen yogurt places downtown...so they will probably be added to the walking trips. :)

6. Dream Job?
Stay at home mom. :) With a clothing shop...and a coffee shop connected to the clothing shop that one of my best friends Catherine could manage because she's a coffe coniseur.  I try to be, but she's better.  And a gym in the back so people could come to me for personal training.  So basically, if I could be mom+seamstress+drink coffee+personal trainer all in one. :) mmm...and French tutor.  Overambitious??

7. When did you last laugh so hard that you cried?
I don't remember specifically, but I'm quite sure it involved Adam saying or doing something to absolutely crack me up.  I'm pretty sure his goal in life is to make me laugh!

8. What do you do to relax?
Prop up on our super comfy couch and drink some coffee or orange juice...and read a magazine or read the blogs I follow (better than magazines usually!!)


And now who should I pass these awards to?? I follow a kajillion blogs and I love reading them all (even if I don't get to every day).  Here are some that I read often, but I haven't passed an award onto yet. :)


If you want to pass it on, go for it! I just wanted all of you to be recognized and I wanted to send some people over to your blogs!! :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

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Mom in her new apron!! :)

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Oreo Balls (my sister's specialty)

My sister started making these oreo balls a few Christmas' ago to take to my Grandmother's house.  They are soooo good.  The other day, the other RA in my building made Cake Balls (delicious.) and some residents started talking about how great oreo balls would be one day.  I picked up the hint! We're having them at a floor mingler where we're playing "People Bingo."  We're not using the same board that's in that link, but you get the drift!

So...here's how to make oreo balls :)

1 package of oreos
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 package white almond bar

Put the cream cheese in a bowl and let it start to soften while you make good use of your food processor for the next few minutes.  Put your oreos in your food processor and chop 'em up till they're tiny.  After I finished, I realized it probably would have been a good idea to crush them in a ziploc bag beforehand, but oh well!  Once they're all crumbs, add the oreos to your cream cheese and mix it as well as you can. (I did this pat slowly, adding about 8 or 10 crushed oreos at a time).  You'll get to a point where you just can't mix with a spoon anymore, so push up your sleeves, put on your apron and mix with your hands.

Once everything is mixed nicely,  roll the mixture into about 1 inch balls.  (I used a melon scoop to make them about the same size).  Chill them in the refrigerator about one hour.  Just before you take the oreo balls out, melt your delicious almond bar.  Now coat the oreo balls and let them set to harden before eating sampling serving. :)  I think when my sister does this, she rolls them in the bowl with the melted almond bar, but I stuck a toothpick in them and used that to dip them and pull them back out.  I made two batches and came up with 75 oreo balls.  Perfect for the 26 people that came to my activity tonight!!!




Oreos in the food processer



Mixing oreos and cream cheese



yummmmmm



oreo balls minus chocolate



Yummy yummy yummy yummy



Some of the people left when I remembered to get a group picture

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Homemade Calzones!

These were so good...and such a money saver!  I figured up the cost in my head while we were eating and it came out to about $6 for the whole thing.  We cut the calzone in half, and each half was about the size of a calzone from Johnny Brusco's, just a smidgen smaller.  So for roughly $3 each (with leftovers), we ate for what we would've had to pay $8 each (with leftovers still).  Of course, if you just make a pepperoni and cheese one, it would come out super cheap!!

Our calzones had sauce, ground beef, chopped yellow peppers, pepperoni, spinach, mozzarella cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese. Soo yummy. :) And so easy to make!

Next time you go grocery shopping, look over by the canned biscuits...top row...you'll see pizza crusts and Italian bread, and French bread too I think!  Get the thick crust pizza crust.  Spray your cookie sheet (or, if you do like me and always line your cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spray the aluminum foil...the middle of the calzone gets heavy and wants to stick.)  Roll out the pizza crust onto your pan.  Spread some sauce onto half of the pizza crust, and top that half with whatever you want! (If you're adding meats, precook them).  My suggestions for cheese, is put some on between different layers of other toppings so that everything melts together really well.  Once you've got everything piled on, fold the other half of the pizza crust over and press it closed around the edges.  Get your kitchen scissors out, and cut a slice in the top of the calzone so it doesn't do anything crazy, like explode in the oven....that'd be no good!  Bake according to the instructions on the pizza crust can.  The one we bought was at 425 for 14 minutes I believe and it was perfect. :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lots of free samples!

I love free samples...They're such a nice way to try new stuff! (And a nice way to get something you like for free too!!)  :) Today we got Cheeto's Mighty Zingers in the mail and some Atkins Snack bars.  Yesterday we got a free sample of Krill Oil (no longer available) and Pantene shampoo and conditioner.

Today I signed up for IdeaPaint, which is like chalkboard paint, except it's dry erase board paint.  I figure I'll find some good use for it! :) And I've got some Aveeno shampoo and conditioner on the way...and some Post-It Tabs... some Pledge furniture polish wipes...and I signed up for these Gummie Vitamins for Adults a while back!  Yay for getting lots of mail and trying out some fun stuff! :)

((Oh wait, here's one for Free Instant Taster's Choice Coffee I got a while back...I LOVE it! :) ))

Anywho, that's about all I can think of today! Right now I'm just relaxing (about to pour a cup of coffee) and going to read over some notes for class this week.  My brain is so tired right now! hahhahah!  Our first RHA meeting of the year is tonight and I'm really excited about it because it's the first meeting where I'll be the Advisor!! :) I started as an "attendee" (is there a better word for that?) my freshman year of college, then I was "Social Co-Chair" spring semester...worked my way up to Co-President, then Area Coordinator - Hill (I think that's what we called it at the time...now it's essentially a part of the Public Relations group), then National Communications Coordinator, then I was a "I'm here if you need me, I can answer lots of questions, I don't have an official title because I have successfully watched this organization become a student-run organization" person. :)  Needless to say, I'm pretty excited to have watched this student organization grow into something so big, that people want to come and be a part of it! :)

That said, I'm going to relax until 7pm when it's time for me to go pick up the Firehouse Subs, then off to the RHA Meeting!! :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Coffee Cozy

I started this coffee cozy (with hand appliquéd initial because I picked some finicky fabric to use....hahah)  a while back for a friend and I didn't finish it because somehow, it just wasn't going to be big enough.  Well I was thinking the other day....I really like the cozies that Laura at along for the ride makes and sells on her etsy shop.  They were the inspiration for my passport covers on my etsy page (I needed a good way of keeping my passport closed, so my boarding passes wouldn't fall out!)  I decided that since the cozy I was making my friend was just a smidgen too small for a coffee cup, I'd take out the last seam I'd sewn and attempt to make it as cute as Laura's!

(Don't hate on the bad photography skills this morning...I took the pictures pretty soon after I woke up...and my contacts weren't in...and I don't photograph well with glasses...so I had to take them off and see what happened hahahahaha)


PS I have most definitely gotten my money's worth out of that reusable au bon pain cup! We have an au bon pain on campus (that I might visit more frequently this semester since I have class near it) and they had these cups for sale for about 3 or 4 dollars, and when you bought it the first time, you got a free cup of coffee.  it came with a punch card, that after you refilled it 5 or 6 times, you got another free cup of coffee...and as you can see from the worn out scratchiness around the bottom, it's made it into my car's cupholder quite a few times for those trips to Birmingham and back!! :)  Not many cups fit in my cupholder for some reason, and this is one of two or three that I have that do! :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Chicken with Herbes de Provence

Look what we had for dinner last night.....

Cell phone picture... :)

It was soooo good! We just put a little olive oil on the chicken and then covered it with Herbes de Provence.  Adam said the seasoning reminded him of Italian seasoning, which makes sense because Italy is right there next to Provence.  When I toured le Palais de Papes in Avignon, I learned that for a little parts of the south of France were part of the Roman Empire (hence the Italian influence).  Of course, I don't remember the specific dates or anything, but I thought it was cool!! :)



Saturday, August 21, 2010

Grow Hair Grow!




Hair Length ChartI'm growing my hair back out again to donate!  I had already been planning on it, and when Beverly got sick again, I knew I wanted to for sure.  In the past, I've donated my hair to Locks of Love in honor of my cousin Jenna, a friend of mine Ellen, and in honor of Beverly as well.  Since this time I'm specifically donating in honor of Beverly, I wanted to find an organization that focuses more on giving wigs to women with cancer.  I found out that Pantene Beautiful Lengths does!  They provide wigs to the American Cancer Society to give women who have lost hair due to cancer treatment. To help me keep up with how long my hair is getting, I'm going to keep a measurement on the side of my blog!  I need at least an 8-inch ponytail to donate, so I'm going to keep up with the length of my hair past my chin (because that's probably how short I'll cut it when I do!)  I could probably go ahead and donate now, but it'd be cutting it close.  My shortest layer by the sides of my face comes about 6 inches past my chin.  When I put my hair in a ponytail and pull it out some (like I normally do when I cut it), my ponytail is RIGHT at 8 inches.  So we'll give it some time so I can donate another long ponytail! :)


July 2002 beginning of Sophomore year of high school - First time I donated hair!
I cut off 12 inches of hair that day...it was so long!!

And this is how it happened the second time!
August 2007 - beginning of Junior year of College


What we cut off.  Those scissors weren't hair-cutting scissors...it was a little difficult!
The before and after from that day



And the most recent hair cut....where the ponytail wasn't long enough...
Yep, that's really how it happened...



Friday, August 20, 2010

France Flashback

Megan and I went shopping today (in the rain...).  We haven't been shopping since before training and people moving in.
My main goal was to get some free coffee from World Market.  They've always had a program where you buy a bag of coffee, you get a punch on your coffee card.  After six punches, you get a free 12 oz bag of coffee! Now they're getting rid of the paper card and combining the coffee rewards with the World Market Explorer program.  And....if you had at least 3 punches on your card, they'd go ahead and give you a free bag now for turning in your cards! ((So I did!))  While we were wandering around, I found this...


Mine wasn't in this pretty jar though! World Market has all sorts of spices for 99cents a bag, and each bag is the perfect size to refill our spice jars, so I got one of those.  It smells sooooo wonderful and reminds me of the South of France!!! :) It's made up of marjoram, savory, thyme, rosemary, basil, fennel, sage, and lavender. I can't wait to put it on some chicken!


New Friend Fridays

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An Apron for my Mom!! :)

I've been working on this off and on all summer and I finally finished!! :)
I didn't have a pattern or anything, I was pretty much making it up as I go! And I'm really happy with it! :)
I lined the back (because Mom likes things lined! I'm bad about forgetting it's a possibility hahaha! Things always look so nice and finished when they're lined! :) ).
Also, the pockets are actually "double-pockets" if that's a technical term.  And I appliquéd flowers onto the pockets, made out of paisley shapes. :)
















make it wear it

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Keep the Easley's in your Prayers

Beverly passed away tonight around 9pm.  Bryan updated the CaringBridge page tonight and said that all 8 children were at home, and they were all singing Beulah Land at the time.  He said that her last words were
"The angels are here to get me!"
How wonderful is that? :)  Pray for the two oldest kids as they go to college in the next week.  One is returning, and one is going to be a first-year student.  Pray for the younger kids as they continue going to school at their church (their first year doing this, since Beverly has home schooled all her children).  Just keep praying for Bryan and the kids (and the rest of her family and friends) during this time! Thanks!

My Review of Specialties Nonstick Aluminum 18" x 10" Double Burner Griddle

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

The low sides of this two burner griddle gives you maximum access to the cooking surface of the pan. This makes them ideal for foods like pancakes, eggs or French toast as well as grilled sandwiches. The nonstick surface makes clean up a breeze.

Features:

  • Uni...


Heats up Quickly

By ib05au from Auburn, AL on 8/15/2010

 

4out of 5

Pros: Retains Heat, Easy To Clean, Heats Quickly, Non-Stick, Durable

Cons: Uneven Heating, Handle Gets Hot

Best Uses: Simple Meals, Elaborate Meals, Gifts

Describe Yourself: Casual Cook

We got this to use when cooking pancakes so we could cook more than three at a time. I was able to cook 5 or 6 at a time, depending on the size of the pancakes. The handles do get a bit warm, even though they are covered. They are still cool enough to touch though. My stove is set up to where I had to put this on a small eye and a large eye, so naturally the two ends of the pan heated unevenly. To help with that, I turned the heat on the smaller eye up a little higher than the heat on the larger eye.

(legalese)

Week Recap! :)

Ok so sorry my only blog this week was a picture of a cup of coffee...but the first week with residents/week of training doesn't leave much time to do any creative cooking or sewing to blog about.  So let's see...what did I do this week?

Sunday - Rested and relaxed in my apartment with Megan...watching Netflix and periodically checking on the girls who had moved in (although they were all pretty busy for the most part).
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Monday - Training. I got a new book to read too (Three Cups of Tea).  Every incoming student at Auburn (whether they are a Freshman or Transfer student) was assigned to read this book because some of their introductory classes are supposed to incorporate the book into lesson plans.  Since I have a pretty large group of incoming students this year, my boss gave me (and the rest of the staff members) a copy of the book to read.
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Tuesday - Training.  We learned about our new online system for submitting documents and such for work! I like it! :)
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Wednesday - Training.  Listened to some guest speakers who gave us information about on-campus services and......
I got another blog award!!! :) Megan at A Ruffle in Time gave me...
Yay! Thank you!! :)
To accept I need to
1. Thank the person that gave me the award and link back to them (done!)
2.  Name 7 things about myself.
3. Give the award to at least 4 bloggers who inspire me.
4. Let the new recipients know that I gave them an award.
So here goes! I'm picking a topic for myself...when I learned things....

  1. I really can't remember when I learned to sew.  There are pictures of my sister and I helping my mom stuff stuffing into a lot of baby dolls she was making.  Granted, I wasn't using a needle and thread, I was still learning some necessary sewing skills! :)
  2. Once again, I don't really know when I started learning to play the piano...My Dad always played, and at some point, I decided I wanted to learn to play.  I started taking piano lessons when I was in Kindergarten.  I stopped lessons in the eighth grade, but still play from time to time when I go to my parent's house.
  3. I started dance classes the summer before my eighth grade year.  My sister was taking lessons and my mom went to sign her up.  While she was there, she was entered in a drawing for free summer lessons and won! I figured since it was free, I might as well try it!!  I kept taking lessons through high school and danced off and on in undergrad as well.
  4. I started learning to speak French in the ninth grade.  To be a candidate for the IB diploma, you had to take 4 years of a foreign language, so I did!  When I got to Auburn, I wound up getting my minor in French as well! :)
  5. I learned to drive a little later than most.  Since I was going to a demanding high school (30 minutes from home) and taking dance lessons, I didn't really have much time (or energy) to learn to drive...therefore, I got my license a few months before I turned 18, rather than right after I turned 16 like everyone else!
  6. I learned to swim....hhaha. I still can't swim to save my life.  I tell everyone I learned to swim when I was around 14 or something.  I took swimming lessons one summer, but I got demoted to the class below my younger sister...and she got promoted to my class.  Slightly humiliating haha.
  7. I learned to make a latte when I got an espresso machine after we got married. :) I'd make them more often, but then I have to clean the machine haha (lazy, I know).  But, when I do make them, I feel like they turn out pretty good! (Some of my barista friends have agreed with me, so that makes me feel better!!)
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Thursday - Training.  We did a really neat activity called "The Story of Us" where everyone in the group (about seven of us) shared whatever we wanted with everyone about our life story.  We did a lot of laughing, but a good bit of crying too.  I definitely got to know those folks better! :)
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Friday - Training.  We listened to a couple of police officers talk about safety on campus.  We then did an activity called "Behind Closed Doors" where the returning RAs act out scenarios that new RAs may encounter  in their first year and the new RAs get a chance to practice comforting residents, approaching residents, and referring residents.
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Saturday - Check-Ins!!!! :)  We didn't have very many check-in today because almost everyone was here already!! :)  Megan and I also cleaned out our office again and rearranged it so it's more like an "office" and less like a "storage closet."

Saturday night was the most fun I'm sure!!  We cooked up a pasta feast for our girls who didn't have plans tonight and had "Family Game Night."  We had 25 girls come to dinner! It was an absolute blast and everyone seemed like they were having so much fun! When everyone was getting ready to leave they were all swapping phone numbers.  Seeing that makes me smile and remember why I love my job. :)  Not that I forgot, but when you don't have your regular residents for about three months, you really get to missing having girls hanging out in the lobby.

Anywho, now that I've gotten you completely caught up in what's likely my longest blog entry ever, I'll leave you with some pictures from this week. :) (mostly tonight obviously!)

Cupcakes we made last Saturday for check-ins...inspired by M&Ms :)



Maybe not the prettiest way, but for sure the easiest way to cook Marinara and Alfredo sauce to feed 25 people....especially if you're trying to cook noodles and toast for all those people at the same time!!

Side note: The crock-pot on the left was a wedding gift my parents were given when they got married...and the one on the right was a wedding gift Adam and I got when we got married!



Look at all those girls! :) This is 16 of the people who came.  Before the end of the night, we had 25 people!  When 1/4 of your building come to an activity, that's AWESOME! Especially when they don't know each other for the most part! :) :) It just put smiles all over mine and Megan's face! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Coffee



Halfway through a week of waking up early to go to training.  Grad school has spoiled me because I have the luxury of sleeping in most days if needed/wanted.  This cup was one of Paw-Paws and I love it love it love it :)  Yes, I'm the sentimental one in the family!!  I found some scrubs from Carraway yesterday that I think Adam got from a friend in high school who's mom worked there maybe?? I don't really know where they came from, but it made me smile a little when I saw them. :)

So maybe this wasn't so wordless haha! :)  :)

The plan for tomorrow after training is to do a little sewing with Megan while we finish watching Pushing Daisies...our new Netflix favorite haha. :)  If any good sewing results, I'll put up some pictures! :)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blog Award! Sunshine Award!

I saw this yesterday but we were busy busy busy getting ready for our girls to move in today. ((I'm so excited about this year!))

Emily over at Emerging Em gave me and award!


Now I get to tell you seven things about me!

1. I love coffee.  I have an espresso machine in my apartment and my kitchen is currently decorated with a French Cafe theme. :)

2. I've taught two people to sew in the past year...and I'm pretty sure they can both sew better than me now!

3.  My lifelong desire is to be a stay-at-home mom. :) Until then, I'll keep schooling and working! :)

4.  I love Jesus (in case that wasn't obvious yet, we'll throw that one out there!! :) )

5.  M&Ms are on my brain right now.  We made M&M inspired cupcakes and doortags for our residents...and our t-shirt is going to be M&M themed as well. :) ((I'll post pictures of the cupcakes later).

6.  I tend to wear jeans/tshirt everyday...or short/tshirt.  I try to be better and look nicer, but it just never happens.  When it does, I'll start doing one of the "What I Wore Wednesday" blog parties!

7.  I've lived in this college town for about a third of my life now.  How crazy is that? Mom figured that one out the other day.  Watching all these new girls moving in today reminds me of when I moved in back in 05.  I was on the third floor, no elevator.  We spoil our girls!! We have cupcakes and cold water out here for them to drink....and we have an elevator! :)


And now I'm going to tag some of the blogs that I read that really brighten my day!
(since it's the Sunshine Award)

1. Melissa at Ador
2. Dawn at Beat Until Fluffy
3. Sumo at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
4. Heather at Mrs. Southern Bride


Thanks Emily!! :)

Praying Expecting for Beverly

Some of you may have seen the link in my side bar to my cousin's CaringBridge Page.   Beverly's been on my mind all day.  Make that all week.  A few years ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and it has really spread the last month or so.  She had surgery to remove her gallbladder recently, but she still had jaundice afterwards (evidence that her liver isn't as it should be).  She's married to my dad's cousin and they have eight children who she's homeschooled in the past.  The two oldest are in college now, and the next three oldest are going to their church's private school this year.  Please keep praying for Beverly that she will not get sick during the day, and that she will be able to sleep well at night.  Her migraines are very painful most days.  Pray for her husband as he's taking care of her.  Pray for her children as they start at a new school for the first time.  I made a button, but I haven't formatted it yet.  (I've got a little editing I want to do, including adding a verse reference to the bottom - Psalm 40:1, and her name as well.  I want to clean up the edges some too.)  When I do format it with a link (to her CaringBridge page), I'll put it on my sidebar with the html so you can add it on your sidebar if you like!

Thanks so much again everyone!



I'll probably do some blogging tomorrow after another day of check-ins because I got an award today that I need to officially accept! Goodnight!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I got mail!!! I got mail!!!

I got my BEAUTIFUL necklace in the mail today from Mandy at Mandy's Yellow Corner!!! :)

I'll wear it soon and post pictures!!! :) I'm so so excited! Go check out her etsy store if you get a chance! She has adorable stuff like this......

Lovely, Ruffly Half Apron - Pretty Floral (FREE SHIPPING)  MandyBand Ebony (FREE SHIPPING) The Heather on the Hills - Dainty Rosette Necklace (FREE SHIPPING)

PS Can I go ahead and say I wish I could crochet that well? I used to try,
but never finished anything more than lots of chains and a nifty scraf haha! :)


Move-In Mania....Part One!

We have residents now!

Today, we're having about 20 of our 100 residents move in while we finish all our prep work in the building (finishing checking rooms and such).  Needless to say, it's pretty busy around here today!  Megan and I are taking a lunch break while we work on paperwork.  But....tonight we have staff dinner, so we get to see a lot of folks we haven't seen since May!

Anywho, here's a glimpse at what some of the dads/brothers/boyfriends/recruited guy friends are going through right now!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hoo are you Tuesday

1. What is your natural hair color?

Brown with some Auburn-ish highlight.

2. Which do you prefer, sunrises or sunsets?

mmmmm sunsets...They have soooo many colors!

3. What is the first thing you notice about people?

Hmm...probably if they remind me of anyone else. So not necessarily just eyes ir nose or something but "Do they remind me of anyone else I know?"

4. Do you prefer talking or texting on your cell phone?

Depends on the day and whatever else is going on.

5. What size of shoes do you wear?

Huge. haha. about a 9 or 10 but I still haven't quite grown into them. Adam calls me Ronald McDonald....


NightOwlCrafting



T-Shirt Quilt...Back at it!

The summer after my Freshman year of college I started a tshirt quilt with some of my elementary, middle, and high school tshirts.  Well, I kinda ignored it the last.....four-ish years?? Something like that.  I pulled it out of the closet and started working on it again!  I've added a few more shirts to it (still need to find one more, but I can do that a little later...maybe our Senior prom tshirt).  Also, I noticed that I've most definitely improved in my sewing skills (and patience) in the last few years.  There are several things I would do different if I started over.  For starters, don't use a permanent marker to outline where the seams will be....use a marker to mark the edge including seam allowances...preferable in washable disappearing ink...not Sharpie. hahhah.  Anywho, one of my friends is starting up her own tshirt quilt and I'm going to finish mine.  I plan on making a college one later and Adam wants one made of some of his old Fire shirts too (when they get old).  But, here's pretty much what it looks like right now...







AAAAAANNNNDDDDD guess what came in the mail today....


I do believe we'll have pancakes in the morning! :)