Monday, October 31, 2011

Horror on Halloween

I almost got a diet coke again at Del Taco. 

I asked, "Cherry, right?"

She said, "Oh- I filled it with Diet.  Hold on."

Such a scary thing to almost have happen on Halloween.  I didn't appreciate the trick when I wanted a treat.

OK- I am done with the Halloween puns!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ha Ha... You say- FUNNY THING!

So- it's no secret that I am hilarious!  Kidding.  Totally kidding.  I like to think I am funny but sometimes I think that other people think I am just corny.  But anyway... last night I had a discouraging moment.  I felt broken down and just a little sad.  Well- then I looked through my board on Pinterest (seriously if you don't have an account yet... you are missing out) that is all about funny stuff.  I pin stuff on there that is funny, humorous, funny because it's true, and sometimes a little off color.  Well- I cheered back up after seeing some of these things.  I thought I would share my amusement with you!  ENJOY!  I hope you literally LOL!

So- when life seems like it is hopeless and you feel like you are the worst person or most unloved person in the world.... look at these and remember that life is funny, sarcastic, and pretty easy if you let it be!

Have a wonderful weekend PEEPS!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Twilight Zone

So last night I could not for the life of me sleep.  At all.  I kept looking over at the clock and it was 1am then 2am then 3am.  ARG.  I think I fell asleep fully somewhere between 3.30 and 4am.  Well- while I was half awake and half asleep, I was thinking about things.  And at the time- my ideas seemed genius!  They all made sense.  I had my next blog post all set up in my mind and I came up with a  catchy title too!  It had something to do with an Ice Bath or Ice Ice Baby or something like that... well whatever it was... it was stupid now that I think about it in my full consciousness and not in THE TWILIGHT ZONE.  

I do remember what I was going to blog about though.  Being hot... hence the ice bath thought.  I was put on some hormone therapy a couple of weeks ago to help with some issues I have been having with my girly plumbing (like you wanted to know that).  Well- one of the lovely side effects of this therapy is hot flashes.  And I mean HOT flashes.  I thought I knew the extent of hot flashes... but I didn't until now.  I will be sitting somewhere just minding my own business and all of the sudden... BAM... I start to sweat like crazy and there isn't enough air conditioning in the world that can cool me off!  Even my scalp starts sweating (which is the sweat I hate the most... head sweat).  It lasts about 5-10 minutes or so and then all of the sudden I am freezing!  It is like I was sent into a deep freeze or something.  These lovely little events happen about every few hours or so during the day and night.  So annoying.
So annoying.
Well I was obviously sweating last night when I was thinking about this blog post.
Anyway- Harrison and I really have been watching the original series of The Twilight Zone from the 50's.  It is fun.  Did you know that they didn't have the "do do do do" music until the second season??  Well- they didn't.  We have watched almost half of the first season I think and Harrison and I have to just add the "do do do do" in ourselves.  

Also- I pilfered through the house today to find some spare change to go get a cherry coke. I have been craving them like MAD on this dang hormone shot thing.  So- I found some quarters and a ton of dimes and booked it to Del Taco to get a Cherry Coke.  I love that they have it in the fountain.  Well- I went through the drive-thru (mainly because I have been cleaning the house in my PJ's all morning and I didn't want to get dressed and I have baking soda paste dried to my legs right now and I didn't want to walk into the restaurant). Well- I pulled away and headed back home and I took a swig.  


Which I hate.  Really bad.  And I have a huge cup of it.  And it was too much of a hassle to turn around and tell them what a sad mistake they had made.  So- I am suffering through a diet coke.  It serves me right though.  I have been drinking too much of the stuff lately.  It is my "manna from heaven" (which I should get around to telling you about that story someday).  So- I am sure that Harrison will agree (because he is always getting on my case about drinking too much CC... which he should) that I was punished with Diet Coke today because it is a sign to stop drinking soda!!!!!!

I have been crafting more since my post about craft weekend.  I made myself a laptop case... which I love!  Like a lot.  Like to the point that I want to make one for everyday of the week.

I also busted out my mad banner skills for our friend Stephanie who just had a birthday.  She is in love with Halloween and her birthday is in October!  FABULOUS!  I made this SPOOKY banner for her.  Harrison gave it to her in class today and he sent me these pics of lovely Stephanie with the banner... since I didn't snap any when I was actually making it.

Tell me what you think about this.  So- I made this banner for Steph... and it turned out SUPER CUTE... cuter than the ones I make for myself.  I made our friend Vicki her laptop cover a couple of weeks ago and it went off without a hitch.  It turned out perfect and I loved it.  My laptop case took FOREVER and I made mistake after mistake and there were hiccups and hang-ups left and right when I made mine.  I thought about this.  I think the reason that the things I made for other people turned out so well was because I was acting in the spirit of charity and service.  I believe that the good Lord blessed me with patience and with smooth sailing in my crafting efforts.  Now- you can choose whether you believe this as well... or not... but I like to think it.  I am glad that the things I made for my friends turned out so great!  It makes me feel very proud of myself and very accomplished. 

Oh- and I found another "green" cleaning solution that is a miracle!  BAKING SODA AND WATER!  Seriously.  I have heard from a few bloggers and some awesome pins on Pinterest that a baking soda and water paste make the miracle soap scum remover.  They didn't lie.  I have tried so many products and solutions on my shower it's not even funny.  The soap scum just would not come off of the shower door and off the bottom of the shower.  Well- I made my paste (and I added a few drops of my peppermint scented Castile Soap for scent) and scrubbed my shower.  HOLY CRAP!  That stuff works!  Like fast too!  It took me about 30 minutes to scrub the entire shower and it is almost PERFECT!  The shower door is cleaner than it has ever been since we moved in almost 2 years ago!  Actually- I am kind of embarrassed to tell you that my bathroom was that dirty for so long.  Why is it that our own personal master bathrooms and bedrooms get the least amount of attention overall in our homes??  I think it is because it is the room that is hidden the most.  You don't really bring your friends into your bedroom for a dinner party (but maybe you do.. I dunno)... so these are the rooms that get neglected the most.

Now- there is still some work to be done in this shower.  I mean- it is going to take another treatment of "paste" I think... and a major dousing of hydrogen peroxide (which is a great mildew killer by the way) to get it all pearly white like it used to be when it was originally built 20 years ago.  Oh- and don't pay attention to the girl in the photo's reflection.  She didn't do her hair or get changed out of her pi's before taking this photo... and running to Del Taco.  But seriously- I don't remember when the door was so shiny and clear!  It's a miracle I tell ya... a Christmas miracle!

OK- I am done rambling on for today.  Oh wait- one last thing!  My brother, Brok... the football star in our family, made it to the Super Bowl in his league.  He plays tomorrow night.  I am excited for him.  Here he is with his fan club after his team won their last play off game last weekend.

FUN!  I am excited for him to play in his Super Bowl against... the Cowboys I think.  Good luck to them!  

OK- bye for now!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Craft Weekend!

So I crafted this weekend.  It was super fun.  Our friend, Vicki, had a birthday today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKI) and Harrison and I wanted to do something fun for her.  She recently bought the same laptop that I also recently purchased and so we decided that a rad laptop case would be a fun project.  You see... in my opinion... the covers they have in the stores for the MacBook Air are lame and really blah.  SO- this is what I made for dear and sweet Vicki!

It was super fun to make!  I kind of made up the pattern myself and it ended up turning out amazing!  I am really pleased with it.  I was kind of sad that I had to give it away- but I have some new fabric to make one for myself.  YAY

Harrison snapped a photo of me whirring away on my machine.

Harrison also decided to craft a bit this weekend. He got an itch to try out quilting.  I taught him all that I know... the seams have to be 1/4 inch.  That is all I know!  HA.  So- he made a pot holder of sorts... all by himself!  It was fun.

We had a good time. I think the best part of creating is when you think of an idea and when it is all done... it looks EXACTLY like it did in your head to begin with.  Yeah- that is my favorite part!  So- now I want to make laptop covers until they come out of my ears.  I should teach myself to make something else!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Project Snail Mail Winner!!!!!!

First off- thanks to all of those who entered into my first blog contest... and thank you for joining Project Snail Mail!  It is such a fun thing!

Well congrats to:


Emily said: GIMME NAO!!! Why? Umm...well... 

I got those Star Wars stamps too, just like I get every cool collection that comes out. 

I've gotten all the state rolls and use the state stamp that corresponds with the address I'm sending it to. 

I bought the quilt and (Pacific Coast) lighthouse sets specifically for sending letters to my mom 'cause she's into that stuff. 

My favorite stamps are the Legends of Hollywood series and am more stingy about who I send those to. 

My other stationary staple is STICKERS! I have a billion stickers, they're awesome, and everything must have stickers. 

This month I am sending out birthday cards, thank you notes, and correspondence with my relatives and pen pals abroad.

In summary: I have a sick addiction to all things stationary, so I need more more MORE!

P.S. You should totally give away the Send a Hello (Forever) stamps. It goes great with your theme.

So this was a super fun thing.  I really think that I will do giveaways more often!  I hope you all enter them too!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hope you don't get stuck!

I swear we had like 5 people say this to us by the time we left the office for lunch!

Working for an orthodontist has some really great perks... the best of which is braces for myself and for my immediate family.  I just had my 2 year anniversary with Feller Orthodontics and Harrison and I celebrated by having Harrison get his braces on!  YAY!

But really, it is such a generous thing that my boss does for his employees.  Harrison was pretty excited to have the opportunity to have braces... even if it might be for 2 years or so.

Waiting for the Dr to come put the brackets on!

Right after the brackets were put on.  Just need the wire in!!

And here we are with braces... the both of us!

It was kind of a weird thing.  I was super nervous for Harrison the entire day.  I sat next to him the entire time he had the braces put on and I knew what it felt like to be a parent (sort of) sitting next to their kid while they started treatment.  It was a fun thing though.

Until his mouth started to hurt.  It wasn't THAT long ago that I had that same pain and discomfort from the first couple of days of braces.  I hated that pain.  I wish that I could just take all the pain he is feeling and just feel it for him instead... since I have already had to go through it and I know how it feels.  I wish he didn't have to get used to them.  But- I know he won't regret it.  It will all be worth it in the end!

So now we both have braces and it is awesome.  And no... we didn't get stuck after kissing... we tried and it didn't happen!  HA