Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quilt Block

I have way too many craft projects going on right now but as soon as I finish a few things I want to make this block.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fancy Tiger Fabric

I went to Fancy Tiger today and got a little carried away. I plan on making stockings! So excited!

All I Want For Christmas...

I am on the wait list for these two sweet Colorado Prison Program Goldendoodles...I've been waiting for over a month and all I can think about lately is how we should hear soon and how a Christmas pup would be perfect!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Living Canvas

Chase managed to color himself green from head to toe at school today. He even colored his feet and back. It's pretty impressive.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pinterest Fun

I was surfing pinterest tonight and I found the below picture with the comment "geez Ryan stop calling already!" LOL - while I am not a huge Ryan Gosling fan the idea of changing someone's name / pic to someone famous and taking a screen shot cracks me up for some reason. Changing your info to someone famous on a friend's phone would be a fun prank.

I also saw this series of shots from Horton Hears a Who... don't we all wish we lived in a world like that?

BTW anyone else freaking out about the fact that Christmas is right around the corner?!?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Accidents Happen

Tragedy struck yesterday. The exciting news is that it resulted in the purchase of a 4S (yay for the better camera)!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

This year was a somewhat tough year for us and yet at the end of it there is still plenty to be thankful for. How can you not feel thankful when you are surrounded by family and friends - the people in your life are really all that matter. So today I feel blessed and happy with everything I have, my life and heart are full.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving PJ Potluck

Chase had his class Thanksgiving PJ Potluck this week. It was over the top - one of the moms even made a turkey!

Here is a picture of Chase sitting on top of a bookshelf during story time before the feast.

Here is a picture of Chase and one of his best buds Aiden.

I am ready for our own little family feast tomorrow! YAY!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saved by a Dongle

Tonight my life felt a little too much like a page out of a stereotypical nightmare...

I had a meeting that I had spent days preparing for - I was going to do a demo to about 30 Anesthesiologists of a new electronic billing form and the discussion was the main agenda item for the meeting.
Handouts - Check
Laptop - Check
Screen - Check
Projector - Check
WiFi - Check
Form in a test environment - Check

I get there to set up (mind you for a 6 - 8pm meeting which is a bummer in itself) and WHAAA?!?! My wireless card doesn't work on my work laptop!!! I spent half an hour trying to get it to work or trying to find another laptop. I was finally able to secure a Mac ProBook (woohoo) only to discover that Macs can't hook up to projectors without a dongle (BOOOOO). So I ran to the Mac store (literally on foot) and bought a dongle (except oh yah I had to buy two because apparently there are different types).

An hour later we finally got the Mac hooked up to the projector (again woohoo) only to have the projector repeatedly shut down from overheating - seriously we had to stop for like 10 minute breaks 4 times (BOOOOOO).

All I needed was to be in my underwear or to have a giant stain on my shirt or food in my teeth and the night would have been very nightmare-esk. I keep telling myself "at least you didn't cry, at least you didn't cry".

Oh and the best part - I have to do it all over again tomorrow for a different group of Anesthesiologists!

Seriously this is what my week has been like! Friday evening can't get here soon enough.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Random Updates

I have been terrible about blogging lately. Honestly I think it is because there hasn't been much to report.

Here are a few things I have going on:

- I have been busy crafting but with the holidays right around the corner I can't post pictures! I promise I will post them after gifts have been given. I will give one hint about a project I did tonight though (mainly because it was really fun and everyone with kiddos should do it this year). I bought Shrinky Dink paper (yes flash back to your childhood) and I had Chase draw pictures on it and then I shrunk them down into ornaments! They are ADORABLE and I highly recommend trying it if you have young kiddos. Chase will be giving his ornaments as his gifts this year. So fun!

- Another "day one" on a diet around here...if only I had a nickel for every time I started a new weight loss attempt! My last attempt was derailed by a head cold which I still unfortunately have (but let's be honest all things are just excuses - just because my cold prevented me from exercising didn't really mean I had to start eating like crap too). Apparently I am not the only person with this problem as seen here...and here's to getting back on track (I just feel lucky that I only gained about a pound back from my last attempt so I am still somewhat ahead of the game)!

- I am feeling overwhelmed by the activities at Chase's school! We missed the auction we were suppose to set up for, tomorrow and the Monday after Thanksgiving they are having Teddybear tea parties, then the days before Thanksgiving they are having PJ potlucks, etc, etc, etc (the demands on parents never end!) Maybe it would be easier if work wasn't also insane right now or if there wasn't a holiday party every weekend from now until Christmas.

- We are hosting Thanksgiving and I am so excited! Turkey, sides, dessert, big family get together, YES PLEASE! I love the holidays.

- I put my name on the waiting list for two Colorado Prison dogs. Hopefully the wait lists aren't too long and we will get one!

- I am thrilled that the new seasons of Bones started and I am eagerly awaiting the new Twilight movie! I also am excited about the Hunger Games movie!

And with that random post I leave you with this.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Art by Chase

Chase's Marshmallow Toothpick art

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Some days need ice cream before dinner...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I've been on quite the knitting kick lately...I finished two more dish cloths and I made good progress on a pair of "two at a time socks" for Chase. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

So True

Chase Quote of the Week...

Daddy: Can I have a boy that listens?
Chase: No. You just have to live with me. I'm sorry, that's how it is.

Imagine when he is a teenager?!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Knit Rags

One of my coworkers bought a knit dishrag recently and she said she LOVES it. She wants to learn to knit and is hosting a crafting day tomorrow so I made her a few cotton dishrags as a hostess gift. I've read online that these rags are great for scrubbing glass.

They are very quick little projects, I used the below pattern (I tried both a size 8 and 10 needle and was happy with both gauges).

Materials: Sugar and Cream yarn; Size 6 or 7 needles (US)
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.
Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle.
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
You can now either bind off or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hang the cloth to dry when you are finished using it.


Bones DVD, Christmas tree cakes, Starbucks cup, Soft Pretzel, Baby Sitting two days in a row, and a sewing day! I have been spoiled lately. Soooo nice!