Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Aren't these the cutest? I found these adorable prints at the thrift store for 3 bucks each including the frames! They are a great addition to Carmen's room. Gotta love great thrift store finds :)
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I wore this to church before I knew we were going to the pier...
I'm just good like that :P
I have a healthy love and appreciation for seafood ;)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
P.S. thats my sis and her bump. I stole it from her FB. hah! Sorry!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I love love apples. I wasn't such a big fan of them until I got preggers with Carmen. I was lucky enough to crave something healthy and delicious. Now I am addicted to apples. So I thought it was pretty clever when I came across this Apple A Day Poster on Etsy. Basically, you put the little stickers from your apples on the grid poster and when its all filled up-viola! Instant pop-art. I'd have one of these babies filled up in no time ;)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I couldn't stop giggling while I sewed her sweet little face on :) She's just a wee bunna because Lord knows Carmen has a whole plethora of stuffed animals, so I wanted to keep this one pocket size.
(Kyle chasing Carmen around the house)
Carmen: "HELP ME AMERICA!!!!"
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1. A vanilla colored bike with a matching seat. (The black seats don't scream "beachy" enough for me.) I was contemplating a pink or teal one, but I think they are too flashy for my taste.
2. The cruiser should have the sweet fender thingies over the wheels. AND...
3. The ability to accessorize it with basket!
I plan on testing some out @ the local bike shops, but for now I'll have to browse online shops for beauties like this one.
Bella Fashionista?! Thats Twilight and Fashion all wrapped up in a beach cruiser :P haha...I'm a nerd I know...If anyone knows of any good local bike shops...lemme know ;)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Check it out! My Washi Eggs are featured as one of the Easter crafts for Kiddio's Kid Craft Jamboree. Head on over to see all the other great entries and fun stuff to do with the little ones this Easter season. Enjoy!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I have felt quite deprived of the childhood right of passage that is- the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. I've never had peanut butter and I really really want to know what it tastes like. Mainly because I have a major sweet tooth and I know the combo of chocolate and PB is quite a popular one. I simply can't relate because of the mere fact that I've never had the opportunity of tasting it. I've never had a Reese's Peanut Buttter or cup or any other favorite treats.
So I was quite excited when I stumbled upon Soy Nut Butter, which is "supposed" to be an equivalent to PB for us that are PB intolerant. I figured, this is it! I'm going to know what PB tastes like. Well, lets just say...if PB tastes like straight up wet cement...then I'm okay with my peanut allergy. I had my PB expert (the boyfriend) taste it and he informed me that Soy Nut Butter is definitely NOT the equivalent to Peanut Butter. You'd figure with all the awareness of peanut allergies within the few years like the "Peanut Free" tables in elementary schools and advancements with trying to build peanut immunities that they could come up with a peanut butter equivalent that actually tasted good. If anyone else has had better experiences with PB "equivalents" please educate me. If not, I guess I'll never know the creamy taste of a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich...sigh.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I whipped this little tote up last night. Its actually the first sewing project I've finished in awhile. Matter of fact, I started this tote a few months ago and I just finished it last night by adding the inner liner. I haven't really done much sewing for sometime. I've just been busy with life and what not, and I guess it shows by how some of my stitching looks :P I attempted to do some abstract stitch work to accent the heart, it didn't turn out quite as I wanted but ahh well...its not much, but hey its a functioning bag that I plan to just throw whatever overflow doesn't fit in my purse. Which is pretty sad because my bag is already pretty huge and pretty heavy. Its a good couple pounds. I don't do small bags. Happy Friday!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
My daughter's grandparents (on Dad's side) were stationed in Okinawa, Japan for sometime and when her grandmother came back, she brought over the most beautiful handblown Washi Eggs. So I decided to make a few of my own for Easter :) I used this set of directions I found online. They were the most detailed. I posted some of my own pics so you could see action shots versus illustrations. But for all measurements and instructions I suggest to refer to the PDF. So let's get crackin'...hah get it...eggs...ok...
Washi eggs are traditionally made out of real eggshells. But I wanted something that would withstand my 3 year old. Plus, I just don't have that sort of time to blow out eggs and let them dry and all that jazz. So I opted for the slacker way and used woooden eggs from Michael's. They were about 79 cents a piece, plus you have the option of picking up smaller or larger goose eggs.
For the wooden Washi Eggs you'll need the following which can all be found @ Michael's or your local craft store:
-sponge applicator/standard brushes
First measure your egg so you know what size to cut your origami paper. The PDF says to halve the second measurement. I didn't, I left all measurements as measured and it worked out fine for me. Matter of preference I suppose. Cut and mark your paper according to the nicely drawn PDF illustration.
This is what your paper should look like opened up.
Put a generous amout of Mod Podge on the egg and paper. Gently wrap the paper around the egg, making sure there is enough to cover both the top and bottom.
Paste down the "fenced" edges making sure to overlap the previous strip.
Continue all around top and bottom until egg
is covered and viola! Washi Eggs in time for Easter!