Archive | January, 2010

John’s Valentine’s Day Present

29 Jan

I’ve been spending all of my free time (when I have energy, anyway) working on John’s Valentine’s Day present! I bought a PDF kit from Corey Marie, that I can/could print out and make a mini album!

It’s sooo cute! I messed up on a couple pages though, so I guess it’s good that I can reprint and reprint to my heart’s desire. Well, only one page is really messed up… the other is a “mistake” that I might be the only one to notice.  I’m only posting close-ups now, but once John gets here, (he arrives on the 11th.) I’ll post better pictures, and I want to see if you guys can guess the “mistake.”  While I don’t think he reads my blog anyway, I’m almost positive he won’t read it once he’s home.  So no taking chances on ruining the surprise!  Even though he’s already guessed that he’s getting a scrap book.  *sigh*

I was looking at JoAnn’s during their winter sale, or something like that, and I noticed that the “Brights” mat stack (4.5″x6.5″) by DCWV matches this kit almost EXACTLY! Win!

Believe it or not, all of the pictures printed for this album were on the 4×6″ sheets (?) that you get for 41 cents or whatever from CVS. If you guys want, I can post a tutorial next week going over how I got the smaller pictures.

I guess that’s it for now!  Happy weekend everyone!


Birdie Earrings!

25 Jan

Kristi over at Spotted Octopus is having a no-shipping sale today, so if you’re in the market for jewelry, I would check it out. She makes really cute pieces, a lot with little characters, but other “serious” pieces as well.

I just bought the above earrings. The picture is by her, edited by me. I’m not sure if I’ll keep them or send them to my sister with her late Christmas present… I’ll have to decide when they get here. Aren’t they so cool though? I’m not really even a jewelry person (I usually wear the same pieces every day.) but I’ve always seen pieces I like in this shop.

How Cool is This???

18 Jan

How cool is this mirror? It’s like the ultimate hipster mirror; imagine all the MySpace pictures you’ll be able to take of yourself in the mirror w/o having to photoshop the Polaroid frame around it! LOL, and yet I want one. $20 isn’t bad, but I’m torn as to whether or not it’s too small to be practical… it’s the size of a real Polaroid. How do you see yourself?

(photo of mirror from site)


15 Jan

While John was in the hospital, I did a lot of scrapbook in his “Army – Year One” book. These aren’t all the pages, but they’re some of the finished (or more finished) ones. You can click on them to view a bigger picture.

(A group shot of my dad, brother, John, myself, and John’s mom is going to go on the blue square.)

The Only Sewing I’ve Been Doing…

14 Jan

…as of late has been fixing toys that Kipp has ripped apart.  XD Maybe I should use contrasting embroidery thread so you can actually SEE the stitches, huh?

Some toys are beyond saving. (Although she still likes to drag it around…)

And some get fixed…

…Only to need more fixing somewhere else later.  A never ending cycle.

The Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made

11 Jan

Despite the fact that I spent my nine year anniversary with John and my two year blogeversary in the hospital, I’m trying to stay positive about 2010.  One thing that is helping the year to look better is the coolest thing I’ve ever made, with a little help, of course:

I’m pregnant! I wanted to tell you guys for so long now, but was waiting until I was in my 2nd trimester to announce it to the internet; afraid of miscarriage and all that. I’m in my 15th week, and we’ve heard the heartbeat a couple times and have pictures, so I’m feeling confident that I can share now!

I’m due July 1st, and I really hope the baby is on time or late because John doesn’t get back in NY until the end of June. I mean, he can leave SC if the baby does come, but it would just be nicer if he could hang around after and not have to get recycled back into his class during the next go-around.

Oh, my little Nacho Libre. I love you so already.

PS: Having a kid around will give John a chance to brush up on his Disney movies. He is TERRIBLE with them. While trying to come up with the main song from Pocahontas, he said “What was it, ‘A Whole New World?’ No, wait, that was ‘Lion King’ right?” FAIL OMG.

Can Only Get Better

8 Jan

So 2010 has pretty much sucked so far… John and I were driving down to South Carolina on New Years Eve and he got really sick.  So sick that we had to stop at a hospital in West Virginia.  We spent NYE, new years day, and the day after there.  Once he was released, I drove us the rest of the way to South Carolina.

We had dinner, went to bed, woke up, had lunch with a couple friends, took a nap… and then I woke up sick.  I didn’t immediately know I was sick, but within an hour of being up I knew.  A couple hours or so after that we were in the hospital for me.  Jan. 3rd, 4th, 5th, and until 3pm on the 6th.

I flew back home on the 7th.  2010 can only get better, right?