Monday, June 28, 2010


First of all...get your mind out of the gutter...secondly doesn't it look so much better already?

Levi has been a saint and has done all the hard work under my direction and only burned himself once. We are excited to sand it down and get it painted.


So the other week at the grocery store I splurged on a watermelon. I say splurge because it wasn't the greatest price I have ever seen on watermelon but it is summer and I LOVE THEM! I learned somewhere how to pick a good watermelon and so I practiced and looked and found one that was a pretty green and went to pick it up and boy was it heavy, which is a really good sign, after putting it in the cart and when my arms recovered I bought my groceries and naturally weighed it when I got home. I got on the scale first then held the watermelon and got on and it was exactly 17 pounds! Can you believe didn't look that big but it was heavy. I was very, very excited so when I cut it open (minutes later) it was the best color of red I had ever seen. It was of course the best watermelon I have ever tasted; I think I say that about the first one every year though.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


The other day I went to a RS meeting about finances, refurbishing furniture, and thrifting. I am just getting started with my thriftiness but I have enjoyed it so far. The whole meeting inspired me and when I was looking at craigslist at the free section this totally left an impression on me. Originally I thought I would have no room for it and no need....but then my creative juices started flowing and let's just say I have several ideas for this beauty and with the right touch it could be in the family a long time. I drove the 12 miles to get it, not knowing if it would be available, and when I got to the house it wasn't on the curb and I almost left...then the more bold side of me took over and I rang the doorbell and bluntly asked them about it and surprisingly enough it was there...a jewel in the midst of their garage. Thanks to the great family that gave it to me and for helping me put it in my little car, they really went above and beyond. People can be just so very nice:)

Probably not any time soon but in the future this piece is going to be an amazing blog post...and if not the journey has been fun so far.

P.S. Best part is that it has an old radio in it...not sure if I am keeping it but cool non the less.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crafty Envelopes

A while ago I made these cash envelopes to help us stay on budget and today I decided to go a step further with it. I don't like carrying a lot of cash on me so I made just a few envelopes to leave in my wallet and then made a little case for the other envelopes that we need for the rest of the month. I just revamped a free check book cover to store them in and it turned out way cute and was a fun easy project to do. Best of all it was a free craft since I just used what I already had:)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hershey Park Girls Weekend!

I had my first girls weekend during memorial day and I had a blast! I was a little worried leaving my child and husband but soon got over that and I had a great time. I went with a very good friend of mine, Catherine. We first stopped by chocolate world and stocked up on our supply and shared a wonderful dessert. Then we went to the Hershey Grill at the lodge...the food was to die for and I can't believe I didn't take any pictures there. It was great! We finished the evening with a little shopping then the next day after church we went to the gardens! Wow, was that so beautiful and relaxing but hot, hot, hot! I love the roses the best and I know I will be going back every time I go to Hershey. Then we walked around down town and took some fun pictures and did some window shopping. On our final day there we started off with about an hour at the hotel gym then went to the Hershey Hotel for manicures at the Hershey Spa and can I just say I am so glad we went! I love spas and I even bought the nail polish they used for my manicure....yes, I have vowed to wear red nails until I finish that bottle. I LOVE THEM! After the spa we went shopping for a few hours then out to lunch at a cute little cafe then headed home to see our loved ones right before they went to bed! It was a great time and I took a ton of pictures so enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Tote

The tote is done! I actually finished it pretty quickly too. It was a great simple sewing project to get done and out of the way so I can start on another baby quilt.

Here are some pictures of it being created!