Saturday, June 25, 2011

Family Pictures 2011

Finally got it together enough to do a photoshoot with the family! again by my amazing friend Amy is a wonderful photographer and is great with kids! I love the softness of her style, they are the kind of photo's you want to hang in your home and will treasure. She captures the little moments that not everyone sees. Love her. love these photo's

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New pictures.

New pictures of Addi. She is pretty cute these days. I can't complain. She still takes a nap and i love her for it. She loves her momma, loves to swing and loves to torture the cat. My dad bought her a "nerf" gun that shoots darts. It is the joy of her life to shoot darts at that cat. Half my day is spent screaming "leave that cat alone-what did it do to you" oh well the cat takes it in stride. sigh.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I know...I know!

I've been busy. Sew Busy. OK. Don't hate.
Doing the Etsy shoppe has been such a fun experience. I feel validated when people order from me. Crazy I know! It feels good when someone chooses my product out of 15,000 baby shoes.
Any who. I haven't posted because i have been sewing my little fingers to the bone. well not really. But any spare time has been sewing, shipping orders, or designing the new spring shoes. Pictures to come soon!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tea Party

Saturday Addison and I attended a Princess Tea Party. So we donned our princess attire and away we went for a magical Princessy time....
Decorated cupcakes. Then removed all the decorations and ate the cupcakes

Made Princess crowns.

a Cake walk. Addison's favorite.

Don't we look stunning. A fun way to spend a morning with my princess.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Princess Dress

Today I made Addison a Princess Dress for the "Princess Tea Party"
It turned out way better than I thought it would I got the tutorial here
Addi is in love. She will not take it off and keeps twirling around.
We made a trip to the store with it on. Oh well at least she is dressed....right?
She went into pose mode.

Very twirly skirt. Perfect for a Princess.

Cute little thing. I could squish her.

Doctor Addi.

Tux our cat has become "my patient" to Addi these last few days. I think it is hilarious. I'll turn around and she is pounding on him with the little hammer thingy in the doctor kit. listening to him on the stethoscope.
Funny little girl. Who knows she may be a veterinarian one day.

Spring Fever!

Doesn't the picture just about say it all. We are DONE with winter.
Aren't you?
I asked Heath if he would tale Addi out for a few minutes and I look outside and see...This.
Poor man needs golf like he needs air.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Organization Challenge #7 The Laundry Room

My least favorite room in the house.
Not that much different, took a few items out that didn't belong and sent them to the DI.
Containerized the Spray and Wash and starch. Not a hard challenge. But it still got done.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

For you Krista

I told my single gal friend that my life is laundry. She doesn't believe me. I told her once that there is law of physics that Newton did not discover but we mom's did. Something to the effect that at any given time there is at least 4 loads of laundry to be one. Even when you think you have done all of the laundry. There is STILL more. It's like the Bermuda Triangle I think. Physically impossible but it still happens anyway.
This picture is just a small glimpse of what you have to look forward to my sweet single friend. And this is just 3 days worth.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pudding Paint

Vanilla instant pudding, food coloring, and some freezer paper.
Make for one very happy girl.

and a messy table.
My friend and neighbor gave me this idea for finger painting. It was obviously a hit. And she was quiet for 1/2 hour.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today seemed to go by in slow motion. stuck in traffic going to work. work was eternal. Stuck in traffic going home. The check out lady at the grocery store was well....slow.
I get home tonight, excited to eat my dinner that was being "slow" cooked int the crock pot.
No way .
Yes ladies and gentlemen that is BLACK , CHARRED, Swiss Chicken.
I give up. I've taking NyQuil and headed to bed.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Why phone cameras were invented.

I never thought I would use a camera phone. I don't need a camera phone. I need a phone-phone. I have a camera. A nice one. But when it was completely impossible to buy a phone-phone without a camera. I was forced.
So when I see things in this fine bee-hive state....A culture unique, described only as Redneck meets Brady Bunch. I whip out my camera phone.
My small collection of all things Utah
Really dude. 1985 was 26 years ago. Not your best look. But you move to Utah and you suddenly feel the urge to grow a mud flap.
You know....words cannot express how I feel about this awesome use of a Cricut. I wonder if he came home one day...asked his mom/girlfriend/sister whoever "can I use your paper cutter thingy--i got a great idea!"
Yes you do sir. Yes you do.
This is Abby. She was freaking out because she thought I was taking her picture. Nope sorry honey. It was only to catch a picture for my collection.
Another proud owner of a mullet. He most likely combed and hair dried it just to come into the dentist. Is this man married? If so does she like the mullet?
Does he have a family? Does anyone care about you sir?

So this is a small sampling of my collection. more to come.
What a fine state I live in. Proud to be a Utahn.
Excuse me while i go clean my shot-gun.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Organization Challenge #5- The Pantry

I told you-I'm a mess. You didn't believe me. did you.
I had you fooled, didn't I! Ha! I knew it.
I have been dreading doing this challenge. This Pantry is the bain of my existence. It's big and I can fit alot of stuff in it. Maybe that's the problem.
I've organized it 7 ways from sideways and it always ends looking like .....
THIS. a complete disaster.

After removing some of my organizers and replacing them with these plastic drawers it looks much improved. As you can see I am low on sugar. :) That is the main idea isn't it. Be able to see things at a glance- not have to go through the whole damn thing before i go shopping.

Still room for improvement. I need to get a bigger box for the platic wear. There's always something.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Organization Challenge #5-Dresser Drawers

Unorganized Chaos- Everything everywhere. I really don't know how I function.
As you can see my underthings are a complete disaster.

I saw this on someone's blog I was stalking. She had rolled her camis and undershirts. smart. so i copied

Socks and Hosiery under control thanks to these honeycomb organizers that i got at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Bras and Sports Bras and ah hem...other things... all in a row.
We will revisit this in 6 months to see if I can keep it this way. Old habits die hard. But it is nice to know where everything is and that everything has a place.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dance Class

This is Addison's Dance Class
She calls her uniform her "dance unicorn" so funny. as you can see she dances to her own tune and rarely follows directions

Parents aren't aloud in so these pics are taken though a window. so they aren't that great. But Addi loves her little dance class. mostly she checks herself out in the mirror. Her little friend Makayla is in her dance class. I think their favorite part is the fruit snacks afterward.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Organization Challenge #4 -Under ze Sink

Isn't it amazing what I can stuff under a kitchen sink. The picture doesn't do it justice.
Hello nasty bottom of the cabinet. Yes that is an old dried up bunch of garlic.
Thank you for asking.

Clean, organized according to use- Dish Soap, House Cleaners, and Floor Cleaners.

I feel better now, don't you..?
Are you on the challenge?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Organization Challenge #3 The Linen closet-

Day 15
Linen Closet Before-Gosh it was a mess. I have always wanted to have all my sheets folded nicely -neatly-in size order etc. But I'm not Martha Stewart and Heath folds most of the laundry around here so we end up with this.
I did put Addi in a Rubbermaid container and labeled her also. just so you know.

Linen Closed after. I kept 2 sets of sheets per bed. Organized hand towels, pillowcases in the small bins and the sheets in the big ones. Found the olive green baskets at Shopko.

Much better. i am breathing easier and feel less stressed and this is just Day 3.