Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I don't buy clothes online because I worry they won't fit right but modcloth sure makes me want to break my rules!


I've always wondered what the difference was...

Monday, January 30, 2012


One in one hundred and seventy five million...and yet on days like today I am so desperate to quit my job I still ponder buying a ticket...

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Okay all you adult Lego lovers out there - I found the perfect toys for you! Nanoblocks are teeny tiny Legos that allow you to build small objects with a ton of detail! Soooooo cute!!!

Presents from Uncle

Mexican Wrestling Masks

Baby Quilt

My latest baby quilt

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Turtle Pincushion

Next time I get a chance to start a new sewing project I am going to make this adorable pincushion set!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Poor Stark

There is nothing sadder then a dog in a cone.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Check out my fun new iPhone case!

Flat Iron Curls

Trying something new - curling my hair the night before so that I don't have to get up as early tomorrow.

Note: I think I am finally figuring out this whole beach waves/curls with a flat iron technique. I found that alternating curl directions is important and I think the curls look better if you hold the iron horizontally instead of vertically.


Ahhhh this little device is totally impractical unless you journal yet I want one so bad! I love the idea of journaling but that is essentially what a blog is right? Besides there are so many cool ways to electronically journal now...and yet I am totally enamoured with the tiny printer *sigh*

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 3

I survived day 3. I did a lot of thinking about unhealthy food though. I got up early and knocked out a P90x cardio workout. I managed to resist eating crap food and finished the night with sushi with a girlfriend. Here's to avoiding the day 3 binge (130s in my 30s here I come).

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 2

Day 2: Another 2.5 miles under my belt

You know the problem with a new diet and exercise plan...day 3. The first day you are totally excited to get started. The second day you are determined to be good. By day 3 the junk food cravings hit and you start to feel like exercising takes too much time. So wish me luck tomorrow! (I would really like to bring in 30 in the <= 139 lb range instead of the 140 lb range - the 140s suck).

Sunday, January 22, 2012


(Note: Thumbs up nod to 125)

I have been reading 125's blog lately and have been inspired once again by her running (and since I have been a queso eating slug lately I felt it was time to get back on track). Unfortunately I learned that running head on into gusty winds with an energetic 35 lb puppy pulling behind you trying to get at the dog you just passed is even worse then running in freezing temperatures. But even so it was worth it and I feel good about myself today.

2.5 miles done and done

Angry Bird

Found this hoodie at Barnes and Noble of all places!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stark-y Doodle

Gotta love a puppy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kid Sewing Project

At Chase's school they did the cutest craft the other day (handmade pillows) so we decided to do it at home! We put two pieces of flannel right sides together and you make dots with a pen around the edges (as a guide). Then kiddos can use embroidery thread and a yarn or embroidery needle to whip stitch or running stitch around the edges. Turn inside out, stuff, and have a parent sew the hole closed. Done! A perfect pillow (your kids will be proud)!

Glitter Power

Nothing like a manicure with hot pink glitter polish to make a girl smile!

Pony Ride

We took Chase to the stock show and he went on his first pony ride!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I swear I have been doing stuff...just not blogging.

Life has been busy - I am back to running, we had to evict our renters, I have been struggling my way through Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we are training Stark, I knit a scarf that I wasn't happy with and now am knitting a cowl that I love, oh yah and I feel like work has been all consuming.

Hopefully blogging will re-enter the routine soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012