Scripture Case Pattern

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Exciting Changes

Remember THIS post?  Well, I'm finally following through.  July 12 I will officially be a student again and I couldn't be more excited.  After going through a two year long mid-twenties crisis, trying to figure out if there's more to me than being a baby-maker, a has-been runner and dancer, a graduate with a degree that's worthless, and someone that has absolutely nothing to bring to the table in regards to talents and hobbies, I'm absolutely certain that cooking is a passion of mine that I would like to pursue and make into a life-long career.  In 2 years I will have another Bachelor of Science, but this time in something that brings me more joy and fulfillment than Psychology ever did. HOLLA!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Birds

These little guys have one of two fates.  Five lucky birds are going to Gavin's primary class.  This weeks lesson is on being thankful for birds.  The other 15?  Well, that's something you'll just have to wait and see. I'm super excited for this project!

Monday, March 15, 2010


I finally found a reason to break out the sewing machine.  Felt good.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's about time!

The fabulous Mrs. Courtney Buell told me about an almost as equally fabulous website called eShakti.  It's a clothing site that lets you get any of their pieces of clothing customized.  You can add sleeves, take sleeves off, change the neckline, the skirt/dress length, or even give them your measurements and they'll customize it to your body.  The charge for the alterations?  Just $15.  And they ship all clothing in 3 days.  It's pretty awesome and definitely worth checking out.  Especially if you have boobs the size of a 10 year old and the hips of a lady who's given birth twice.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Little Bit of Bub

Friday, March 5, 2010

Strange things are happening to me

That 3 month postpartum mark is weird on the body.  Why after 3 months does the body start to do these weird things?  Why 3 months?  What's with 3 months?  It baffles me.  My hair comes out in fist-fulls, and by the end of this shedding cycle, my hair tends to be 1/2 as thick as it was during pregnancy.  And then once it starts growing back in, I have all these silly, curly, little wispy hairs framing my face for months! Bah!  Totally annoying.  I know the hair thing is pretty much normal for every woman who has just had a baby, but what about my allergy to my wedding ring?  It's happened both times now, right at that 3 month mark.  My finger gets blisters underneath my ring, then gets super inflamed, and then after the blisters have popped it gets really swollen, dry and starts to crack, bleed and flake.  Gross.

I've had my wedding ring off for a week now and there hasn't been a bit of improvement.  I tried putting it on the other day, and after a couple of minutes my finger started burning.  When it happened after I had Gavin, I had to keep my ring off for 2 or 3 months.  I've googled it and happens to a bunch of women.  Some said that with their first pregnancy or so, it would clear up in a couple months and then with the last pregnancy, they never stopped reacting to their wedding ring and had to end up getting a platinum one.  So, just in case my allergy doesn't go away, I have a ring picked out.

I'd have the 2 side diamonds replaced with sapphires with a .75-1 ct center diamond.  Hopefully I stay allergic to my wedding ring so I can get a new one.  Wish me luck.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Little Improvements

Space in our kitchen is limited...very limited.  We have awkward sized drawers and cupboards and barely any counter space.  We finally did something about it... 

Spice racks for the walls with aesthetically pleasing spice jars
Racks from IKEA
Jars from Crate and Barrel

I wrote the name of the spice in permanent marker on the jar.  It washes off with soap and water.  Ever heard of the grocery store, WinCo?  It's pretty amazing.  You can buy spices in bulk.  To fill one of the jars with a spice costs about $1 or less.  It's alteast 1/3 of the price of McCormick spices.  Pretty cool.

Paper towel holder from Bed, Bath & Beyond
LOVE this paper towel holder.  You only need one hand to tear the paper towel off. 

All together now...

We've had a chandelier in our basement for a couple of years now.  It needed some welding done and most importantly it needed a light fixture, chain and canopy to be installed.  Tim finally was able to find a place that would do all of the above. It's got beautiful brass detailing and shell inlay. Love it.

Chandelier by Oly