Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Must Have

Remember my green room? Wouldn't this white vase with green fuzzy things look great in it?
I mean, ya, the TV would be nice too.

from here

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fannie May Candies?

A package was left on our porch from Fannie May Candies. My first thought..."Is this the same Fannie May that lent money too loosely and started our economic implosion?"

Yep. Fannie May sent us a box of chocolates. I wonder how many people they sent chocolates to and how much money that adds up to be. Are they trying to get me to like them so I won't blame them for inadvertently ruining our economy?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the tree

I made ornaments for my our tree! Here is my best attempt at getting photos. The paper ornament came from here and the other ornament is actually a pin cushion!

Monday, December 15, 2008

12 Days Giveaway

Hey... it's the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway at Design Mom. I won a giveaway there once. It was awesome. So go enter, and don't be intimidated by the number of entries... woot!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Thing's like this make's me so happiness!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

green room please!

I want to do our bedroom green! I love green if you didn't know. This photo will be my primary inspiration (thanks Molly). I can't wait! To start, I'll need a bed spread, pillows, curtains, paint, and a rug. Ohhhhhhh thats a pretty heafty start. Darn! I think I'll recover some throw pillows that I already have. I'll also paint something greenish onto my lamp shades. YAY!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Giveaway Day

Did you hear? It's Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew. Our blog is hosting a giveaway (along with a billion others) but I'd have to say we're definitely giving away one of the best prizes. So check it out.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Black Friday

I hate Black Friday. I'm always so disgusted with the news clips of people racing through doors to get to the good deals. Of course they only show the really extreme videos, but still. Until this year I had never ventured out at 3:00 a.m. to get a good deal. What changed me you ask? We needed a washer and dryer badly! We took advantage of the incredible deal going on at Sears. We were home by 6:00 a.m.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I feel like I have to do the fourth folder tag since all my sisters did it

Wanna know what's so great about this picture? It's MY piano and it has been living at Molly's house since before we moved to Georgia. Well, since WE ARE CLOSING ON OUR NEW HOUSE ON MONDAY, I'm getting my piano back just in time for Christmas! Can't wait!

update: the fourth folder tag is where you go to your fourth photo/picture folder and
post the fourth picture...or however you want to do it really.

Friday, November 14, 2008


He turned 2 years old this past week.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

our family grows

Our family is finally growing! It's a pretty big commitment and one that we finally decided to move forward with. Our lives will never be the same.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I love my Mac

I'm dying over the new Mac commercials that make fun of the PC ad campaign!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Yo. Hop on over to my other blog and check out the awesome giveaway we're having!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"dressing" up

Someone recently had surgery, but lets not talk about that. Just look at him in that dress! I think I might start calling him Grandma Brooks. Hah!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

vegas = shopping

It was love at first sight:

And while I had my eye on the above, an acquaintance bought this BORING handbag for $595.00! No offense Gucci, but come on!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

a bit more summer

As if I need an excuse to ignore my blog more than I have been lately.... I'm in Las Vegas until Friday.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

hello Callie Ann

I took a quick trip to Logan the other night to see my new niece Callie Ann. It was nice for all 4 sisters to be together. Congrats Josh and Abbey! The last pic is my fav. She peed all over the bed right after it.

This is us: left to right, oldest to youngest: Jenny (Ringmaster), Molly, Abbey (Smokin' Hot Mama), and ME

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Hearing Liz Murray speak about her life. Check out this video.

Seeing my BIL finish his 4th marathon under very different circumstances than the other three.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

a long weekend

I love long weekends. This one felt especially long because we did so much fun stuff. On Saturday, we went to Lagoon. I think everyone's favorite part was watching the little ones on the kiddie rides.

We were supposed to go camping Sunday to Monday, but Mother Nature had other plans. Instead, we had fun making these cute apple bites that I saw in a magazine.

And we can never pass up an opportunity to play with Zibby. Isn't he the cutest?

Saturday, August 30, 2008



Thursday, August 28, 2008


Neko Case put on a good show last night. We had some nice standing room at the very front! Good thing, cuz otherwise I wouldn't have been able to see anything...and surely I'd have come home grumpy. The trade off: too close to the speakers, I kinda have a headache.

(see the cheeser in the background?)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I think...

In case you want to know what I'm thinking more often than when I blog about it, you can follow me on Twitter. I might be boring. See the sidebar button? The birdie is so cute.

Monday, August 18, 2008

the betrayal

Number 66 of my photo scavenger hung is 'a dog.' Perfect, I thought. I'll just get a great shot of my lovely Zibby. After all my trying, the lighting was bad and he wouldn't hold still for long enough. This was the best I could do:

The bottom two are the best contenders for scavenger hunt inclusion, but I'm just not thrilled about either of them. Amid my struggle, I met the local quilt shop dog, Stella. She's a 3 month old miniature Shih Tzu (is that even possible?). Just look at her!

So that was my betrayal. I didn't love my pictures of Zibby and couldn't resist using Stella and the picture on the left. Oh Zibby, please forgive me!

Friday, August 15, 2008

my new lovely

Don't you love my new purse? That's okay if you don't. It's so smooth and smells like soft leather! It even does an awesome diagonal sling making my bike riding a million times easier. I'm so happy I could eat it! wait....no.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

more from sh 101

We had a nice day on Saturday at the farmer's market. I even got a few good pics for the flickr scavenger hunt. We also walked around the Gateway and Temple Square. We spent the rest of the day watching the Olympics. It was a great day.

#88 a license plate
(how about 48 license plates?)
#47 a place of worship

#48 the tallest building in your city

#71 summer

#41 someone you love
Find out more about the scavenger hunt here.
See the rest of my photos here.