Friday, October 30, 2009

Quick sewing project

I haven't been able to make this tank work since I bought it at Old Navy last summer. So I added a ribbon and now I'm lovin it!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

This is my kinda humor...


If you know me well, you know I don't laugh at slap stick comedy,
like ever. It goes way over my head. But I can't get enough of real-life practical joking. THIS CLIP had me in hand clapping-table slapping-chair rocking laughter today (luckily I'm all by myself at work). I LOVE this kinda humor! Luuuv it! Thanks for emailing it to me Christy :)!
Oh and if you've never seen the show "Punk'd" you must. Haaaalarious. (However, not all share my humor, but I bet you'd like to watch me laugh. Stephen does.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Face-lifting my first pillow...

Remember this pillow



After much convincing, Peyton agreed to let me face lift her pillow. Now it looks like this:




In the process of learning how to sew, I've learned a lot about myself. For one, I love to give personalized gifts. So when I loosely learn a new craft, I immediately want to make a gift for someone. Even if I'm not very good yet. (Which leads me to my Side Note: I showed my master seamstress mother my first pillow. And she smiled (which I could see right through) and said, "Honey, I can teach you how to make roses. Let's do that together sometime." Yeah mom, so you didn't like my roses?). So now that I'm a tad better at sewing, not only am I redeeming my family name, but my gifts have improved a little. And Peyton now has a prettier pillow (you lucky girl you).

Monday, October 19, 2009

Day 11: On Board the Ship

Our final Alaska Post (and it only took three days of being laid up with the flu to finish it). Oh and be prepared for image overload. I had over 2,000 images total to choose from (the boy's click happy):


Day 11 was probably my favorite for two reasons: I've never seen such untouched beauty and the icy chill lent itself to snuggles galore (my love language).


It was 4am (but it felt like 10am b/c it's so bright in Alaska).




The Inside Passage.




Hot Liquid was a must.




Givin Sexy Back





I literally felt like I was on the set of a movie.




Well worth the 4am wake up call.




Our friends from Australia.




Our Table (we LOVED these people).






Our next door neighbors, Patti and Mike. We shared a deck with them and enjoyed every minute of it. They shared so much with us in the 7 days we were together. They've been married for almost 30 years, so you can imagine the wisdom. Few couples have left such an impression on us. And here they are with Jimmy and Karen Evans (the hosts of the conference):



And this one was from Day 8 that I left out:

Day 12: Victoria Canada

On our final excursion, we visited Butchard Gardens and it was nothing short of breathtaking. Pictures don't touch it's beauty.









Made Stephen drool....





After walking 6+ miles in these shoes...



...I was not about to walk out to this lighthouse. But I did. He has a way of convincing me, don't know how he does it. Every. Single. Time.



I mean look at this wind blown hair, you seein' those six+ miles?!

Day 13: Final Night on the ship







Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 14: Seattle





Visited an old friend Barbara & her hubby Ryan.



They took us to where they dock "The Deadliest Catch".



The End. It was the vacation of a lifetime.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas Garland

Design Sponge did a cool post on Christmas garland and I happened upon it today. These pictures made me want to start decorating! (I know I know it's only October 15th, but these are begging me to make them).

Anthropologie's window display was their initial inspiration





And then they made their own:







I just had to share the love.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Products Review

I have been working on several little projects and I will post pics later. But for now, how about a product review?

After my third day of trying my homemade dry shampoo I was pretty much grossed out by scratching my head to find baking soda underneath my fingernails. Ick. Double ick. So, my friend mentioned this very cheap alternative from Bed Bath & Beyond (and I bought three cans & used a $5 off coupon). I now couple this with lil baby powder and it works really nicely as a dry shampoo. And my hair has so much more body!



I'm lovin this Maybelline Seashell color eye shadow:



And I occasionally line my eyes with Antique Jade:



I've had these tweezers for over four years and they still work like a charm. They are sharp & able to grab the little guys:



I tried to cheat on my beloved Vitamin C cleanser with Mary Kay and it was a big mistake HUGE (my pores were suffocated):




Lately, the podiatrist has been very mean to my left foot (I'll spare you the details), so I've needed these for cushioning. And they were worth every single penny. They're amazing on blisters too.



I'm liking this spray gel because it doesn't make my hair crunchy, but tames the frizz in my wave.



Floss picks. Did I tell you flossing has changed my life? Well, yes, since my last review here are the three types I've tried:

Two thumbs up (the cloth floss is key)



Two Thumb down (plastic, so they stretch out and break)



Three Thumbs down (they are too taut, so they snap)



And what would a product review be from yours truly without my main makeup staple, Origins Lipgloss:



Please share your staple product(s)....