Thursday, April 28, 2011

Okay, Okay

I indulged in a little retail therapy on Tuesday. I know I said that I was going to put off purchasing the materials for my next project until payday, but I didn't resist the urge. Especially when Peter said he'd go with me to pick up what I wanted. So we figured out the bus route down to the closest JoAnn's. I met him at home after work and then we took a little bus ride... We ended up picking out fabric and notions to make our own HP aprons. Though they won't look exactly like hers, I have faith that they're going to end up VERY cool. Maybe not as cutesy. I also picked up some velcro to (hopefully) repair Peter's sandals, and some other random things, because craft stores do that to me.

I'll be sure and post step by step  photos of what I do end up making. I'm looking forward to Bones tonight. Especially since it will actually be Bones and not "Finder" with a side of Bones. Here's to hoping they actually have a case!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weather: F - , Me: A +

Seriously weather? Are you joking? Today I've seen hail, snow, rain, sunshine and then more snow flurries. If any weather, all we should be getting is spring showers according to the calendar. But you? No, not you. Like a rebel teenager you don't realize that the proper time and place is not a terrible thing.
All I wanted was a nice spring segue into summer. I guess not this year.

In other news I've decided to stock up on my craft supplies. I ordered some canvases and a pretty large box of paint. :)
Next paycheck I'm probably going to be stocking up on sewing supplies.

I love pretty much anything I can make myself. The process of creation is so cathartic and unique to what I decide to do with the supplies. Once we do get into a house of our own, I fully expect to purchase some larger saws and tools to build things.
Projects. They make the world a better place.

I'm thinking of making this for a friend... because I might make one for me... So while I'm at it I should make one for her... Though hers might be a little more Bellatrix themed.

I'm trying to think up Halloween costumes for me and Peter. Hopefully something I can make. Nerdy, preferably.

I'm thinking of doing some monochromatic abstract paintings. Because who can tell when you mess up if you're just splattering paint everywhere anyway.

And someday soon I want to try making a Firefly plaque like this one.

I just may have to buy some more fun art stuff...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Extravaganza - Eggs.

So Peter and I headed down to Springville for some early Easter festivities with his mom. Basically: dyeing eggs + food = festivities. I'm rather proud of the way they turned out.
So of course with all the lovely shades of each color we had to arrange them according to saturation levels. ..
The traditional method as you all know can be quite messy. But we made it through without too much of a catastrophe striking.

 Ninja egg... you can see here with his rubberband-headbands and his squinty wax eyes and mouth.

 Finished! I have to say I think he turned out fantastically. I love him and I'll be sad to eat him. Though I'm looking forward to egg salad sandwiches.My other favorite egg = Brown Egg + Rubber bands + Wax + Green Dye.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Summer Dreams

I need to come up with a to-do list for the summer. Last year passed by SO quickly. We have lots that we're supposed to do already this year, but I'm thinking a want-to-do list is in order.

Swimming: I love water. It's the best exercise/sport for me. If only I could swim on a regular basis. I want to go at least once a month. Yeah.
Eat fresh: Veggies and local food from the Farmer's Market or a CSA is a must this year!
Also I want to make bread.
Go on more evening walks when it's finally cooled down after the midday heat.
Leave the state at least once. I don't care where we go or for how long, I just want to spend some time outside of UT.
Grow something: Herbs or flowers or something. Mold in my fridge does NOT count. Neither do dustbunnies.
Create an art space in my house: A place to be messy where screw ups and mistakes are good.
Eliminate useless stuff: Throw out or donate things that I don't need that clutter up my tiny house.
Be happy. 
Go someplace green. VERY green. 

Greener than this.

Yup. I think that's a good list for now.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

End of the week

I realize it's actually Tuesday. I happen to think that it's Thursday.
I know it's only 9:37 am. It seems as though it should be at least noon already.
Time: Why are you so confusing?

Luckily, I'm caught up here at work and I only have a few non-urgent projects to work on. Which is good, because my focus is all over the place.

Peter and I reorganized the other day. We made him an office in my favorite room of the house. Which means that I now have room in our bedroom to make a workspace/craft space for me.
So now I have to decide what exactly I want to do with this space. I know I need room for at least one work table. But I need room for crafty/artsy stuff too. Also I need storage space for tools, gadgets, and supplies.
But what sort of crafty things should I be focusing on? Photography? Writing? Sketching or Painting? Sewing? I need this all to be practical and interesting... I just have to narrow down my focus so I can really delve into the area I want to be working in.

If only I knew where to start.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Green Things

I'm hoping this year to be able to grow a little indoor herb garden.
I bought these little starter pots at Target for that reason, and let me tell you... SO fun to watch the little insta-dirt tablet quadruple in size. :)

Aren't they the cutest little pots?

So hopefully I'll have a green thumb this year.
And  I'm really glad it warmed up, I'm loving the rain instead of snow. Hopefully everything will be green for a while now.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Finally! A little sunshine!!!

:( Now I feel the need to clean my windows.

Ah well. I'll just open them instead. If we could just continue on like this for a few more months and really enjoy spring ... Let's not get ahead of ourselves and jump into summer. Okay Utah?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I turn 25 this year. Gasp. Shock. Awe. I'm getting older just like everyone else.
I just realized I follow 125 blogs.
This is my 126th blog post.

I clearly need to follow another blog! Or not care. Hmmmm.
Not caring wins again!
Also, I'm really glad not everyone posts everyday. It's a bit much to sort through, though I manage it easily enough. After all there's always enough time on the interwebs.
Though I have been neglecting it recently in favor of real work, real play, and real relaxation.
Funny how that works.

Friday, April 8, 2011


So I've become far more erratic in posting, as you probably haven't noticed.
Yesterday we went skiing again. Yup. AGAIN.
And I didn't die. Again!!!
I'm pretty much a gold medal winner by now. Or at least a gold star. :)

It's spring.
But due to the fact that it's been snowing, yesterday and today, I'm really not feeling springy.
Yeah, Utah really hasn't caught that little fact.
But I've officially decided that I want to rent a tiny little house in our neighborhood with a yard I can do little gardeny things in. Now if only someone would put their house up for rent! That would be amazing... So amazing. Maybe soon. We'll see.
I hope you all have wonderful weekends. Sleep plenty and feel awake when you're up!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I'm Glad!

This phrase I use frequently.
Sometimes I use it sarcastically and sometimes I use it to mean I'm happy.
Rarely do I use it correctly.
What is it to be glad? How do we tell the difference in our state of being that determines what emotion we're feeling? I'm really not sure.
Em is moving out of the state. I may have to change my blog name as I will no longer be able to go on adventures with her. :( I'm not glad for me, but I am glad for her. Being closer to family can be such a good thing.
My family is slowly, person by person, moving closer to me. I am glad for them AND me. I'm a little sorry for them.
There are lots of things in my life to be glad about. So why aren't I glad more often? Because I let the little things get in the way. I'm working on that though. And I'm GLAD.

Isn't glad such a weird word?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Weird things

Strange things that happened over the weekend.
I saw David Archuleta at the Mall. Not performing or anything. Just walking around....
I saw three movies in three days. The Adjustment Bureau, Rango, and Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre was by FAR my favorite. Though Em doesn't like it. :(

I found out that my sister and brother in law are moving here - ish. Much much closer than before at least.
My other sister got a full time job. Yay!!!
I realized yesterday that I wanted a green salad. VERY strange.So much so that I ate two of them.
Also: Oranges.

Okay, so not all of those are weird. And not all of them happened on the weekend. But they are all things that happened since I last blogged.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

I saw this yesterday... ALL BY MYSELF. I find I'm by myself a lot, but it's increasingly rare that I take the time to DO something alone. If I'm doing something I usually bring along Peter, or Em (Yay Em!) or my sister... or another friend, etc. For example: Last weekend it wasn't enough to go to Logan. We (Peter and I) rented a car and brought along Emma to go visit friends. We don't leave the city very often so I felt the need to make it into an "event". And it was fun. Amazingly so.
But yesterday i was left to my own devices. So I picked a movie and went.
And this particular movie is all about decisions. Commitments. Choosing your own destiny. Making it so. hehe...
I liked the treatment of the plot until the last 5 minutes. It's like the screenwriters forget that we don't always need the moral subtext hammered into us. It would have been a much better movie if it had just ended a minute or two earlier.
Oh... And Emily Blunt and Matt Damon are rather easy on the eyes. That helps.