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PS: Happy Bench Monday

3 May


I went thrift store shopping this weekend but couldn’t get these guys b/c I didn’t have any cash on me. So I went back today, and they were still there!

MINE! HBM indeed!


Bunny Napkin Rings

6 Apr

Here is the finished product of what I hinted about on the facebook fan page on Sunday! I wanted to post these yesterday, but I was having technical difficulties. Actually, now that I think about it, technology has pretty much been hating on me all week.

I made these bunny napkin rings for my friend Christine’s family, since they were nice enough to invite me over for Easter dinner. I was running late on Sunday though, and didn’t get a chance to take a picture of them before I left, but I had brought my camera over to Christine’s house, so I just figured I’d take them there. However, when I got there, I realized that my memory stick was still in the card reader at my house. Fail! So I had to take these crappy pictures with my cell phone. 😦

When I went to upload them yesterday, my phone just started rebooting. Over and over and over. I went to the AT&T store to see if they could fix it, and they couldn’t. Apparently, you’re not supposed to have the same phone that you used in 2006, who knew? (lol) But the girl at the store gave me a memory card adapter so I was able to get most of the pictures off of the camera. There were some casualties though. 😦

The colors are most true in this photo. Anyway, I am counting these as a destash-along project because I made these from mostly my stash. The only things that aren’t stash are the heat & bond (because I didn’t own it.) and the napkins. (For the same reason.) All together they took about 3.5 hours, and I was really happy with how they came out. And the women of Christine’s family liked them, so that’s cool. The boys thought they were goofy and were afraid of dirtying the napkins, lol.

I made 8 in all, but her aunt had already taken hers by the time I took the photo, ha.

The Easter Village

30 Mar

OMG did Easter sneak up on me. Last weekend, when my mom asked me what I had planned for it, (nothing) I didn’t really think anything of it, but then BAM, I realized yesterday that it’s THIS SUNDAY! And the only decorating I’ve done is set up my Easter village metropolis!

This might be the only decorating I do. Seems kind of like a waste to pull everything out for just the rest of the week. Who knows though, the end of the week is supposed to have amazing weather, so maybe I’ll put up the Easter egg tree.

Oh, how my little village has grown into a metropolis, as my friend Marya calls it. Once again though, Walgreens does not seem to be selling any new houses… not here, and not in Florida either! So sad!

Recap: Easter decorations in 2009 and 2008.

Happy Monday!

13 Apr

Hope your weekend was a good one. Ours was fantastic. I didn’t get any work done on the craft room per say but I did get it moving along. How can that be? Well, I found an awesome posting on craigslist for 3 white bookshelves for $50 and snatched them up. It might have taken 3 trips, but it was totally worth it. And my photography appointment for the Insider is the 21st, so I gotta start cracking!

Sunday I caught up on dishes, did some minor cleaning, and then John and I went exercising. He is doing everything he can to get ready for boot camp, and is bringing me along for the ride. (kinda) He really just wants me to exercise more because I never do. The the weather was beautiful, even if it was a bit cold.

I have a little Easter village that I am waaay too proud of, and I set it up as the centerpiece of our dining room table.  When I called my family to wish them a happy Easter, I told my mom how I didn’t see any new houses in my Walgreens this year.  She couldn’t believe that, because she had seen a bunch at hers.  And then I thought about it, and last year I didn’t find any houses either; just the fountain and the tree!  Could it be that WNY Walgreens don’t SELL my Easter village houses?  The horror!  But, my mom saved the day.  She went to Walgreens, took a bunch of pics with her camera phone and sent them my way.  I picked out 9 (!) new houses that will be joining my village next time she comes to visit.  Thanks, Mom!

The little take-out boxes are what served as our Easter baskets.  We are trying not to eat a lot of sweets, and these filled up quite quickly, which was nice.

Dinner turned out really well. I got out the nice china and everything actually was cooked all around the same time! I’m usually terrible when it comes to that. I end up having to reheats sides or something, but not yesterday!

While we were eating, the kitties were gazing at our food eagerly. I ended up caving. Both Dune and Twilight got some Easter dinner too. They’re so spoiled. They even had little china plates, just like Mommy and Daddy.

So… I’ve been gone.

8 Apr

Life has been hectic.  First off, John joined the army.  (!!)  I’m an army wife now.

He is leaving for boot camp on May 6th, and will go to Officer Cadet School (OCS) after that.  He’ll be gone for about a year!  😦  I’ll be able to see him on weekends when he’s in OCS, but I can’t see him at all during boot camp.  He can’t get email or even use a cell phone!  Just snail mail.  But at least that’s something. The above photo is of him before he got his hair cut, and after his meeting with the Army Officer board. Such a difference!  Look at him try not to smile, lol.

We’ve been trying to spend as much time as we can together, which is part of the reason I’ve been gone. It’s going to be so weird being alone after 8 years of being together ALL THE TIME. The most time we’ve ever spent apart is a week, and that was only because my grandfather died and I was away helping my parents pack up his house. So this will be a shock to our systems, I’m sure. But it will be ok. I’m sure we’ll be fine. We’ll just have to keep in touch.

In other news, it snowed on Monday! Not cool, Mother Nature, not cool. My poor Easter egg tree looked so weird with snow on the eggs. But what did I expect; it’s western NY. Of course it’s snowing around Easter.

And finally, we’re moving into a new building at work, so everyone in the office is packing. My boss and the promotions people were cleaning up the basement and they found all kinds of scrapbooking stuff. They, of course, thought to give it to me! Thanks guys! I was AMAZED at all the stuff they found. How random is this collection, right?  (Scanner, printer, and phone not included in found collection.)

I guess they were items donated for a past auction? I’m not sure. The saddest part about the whole thing though was the $100 worth of gift certificates that expired in 2005. Such a waste! 😦

Aaaand… that’s pretty much it.  I’m going to be featured in the Rochester Insider sometime this month, so I’ve been working on getting my craft room fixed up. Hopefully it’ll be done by the time the photographer calls me to make an appointment. I would love for my pic to be taken in there!

I probably won’t be posting much until John leaves, so I’ll see you guys later!

Holiday Catch-up

14 Apr

Seems I’m ok at posting on Mondays & Wednesdays, but not Fridays. Ah well!

Here are some pictures from St. Patrick’s Day & Easter. Is it just me, or were these two holidays waaaaay too close together?! I didn’t even have time to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, let alone Easter which was the week after!

I made this Sash for 106.7 KISS-FM’s “Palest Male of Rochester” contest. I did it in one night while watching TV, and was pretty proud of my $5 creation. I was going to hand sew the letters on, but ran out of time, so I hot glued them. When the program director saw the sash he loved it so much he wants to use it every year now. Whoops! Well, maybe I can pull that “08” off for next year…  Anyway, our palest male wore the sash in the parade, which was cool.

This was all I got to do in terms of Easter decorations! 😦 I set up my little bunny village on the new table I bought on craigslist. I super cropped this photo because I’m posting more about the table on Wednesday. I was sad because I couldn’t find my bunny village church, and of all the buildings not to find on Easter!  The second picture is of the “basket” I got for John.  It’s really small because he’s on a diet.  The malted milk balls are (were?) for me!  I love that flower; it’s stem is all bendy and it was only a dollar.

I also made a new table cloth to replace my winter one. It’s ok. The center is a little bumpy. You can’t really tell once the place mats are on it.  Guess I didn’t make the seams quite straight enough. Oh, and I also bought new place mats since this photo was taken. I was going to make matching ones, but I didn’t have time. And then I found 4 brown ones at the dollar store, so I bought those in preparation for when my mom and sister come up next month.  Hahaha, I also bought actual glasses.  I realized, while taking this photo, that I was using our nice china, but didn’t even have glasses to go with them!  We only have plastic cups.  Way to be a grown up, Colleen.

I made a simple meal of ham, au gratin potatoes, corn, and biscuits (which aren’t in the picture, but that’s what the smaller plates are for.)