Thursday, August 22, 2013

Last Weekend - Berry Fun!!!

Leah and I have had a friend date penciled on our calendars for over a month. - it is sooo lame to say:  "hey bestie, lets hang out... In five weeks."  I love being a planner, but dang!!!  Sometimes this busy life of mine is just plain ridiculous - and it is always the things and the ones I love that have to wait or be neglected.

We decided to meet and spend the day in Oak Glen picking berries. Fun!!! Riley's Farm lets you pick your own berries and the price varies depending on what size container you choose.

It was blazing hot, but we got some delicious raspberries!  And doesn't Leah look adorable???

See Justin in the background??? - he was there too!

Needless to say, we only spent an hour in the 92 degree sun and then headed back down the hill to Redlands - and dinner in air conditioning at Famous Dave's BBQ. Yum.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Messy Messy Bracelets

I just love when a random trip to the craft store yields a true treasure!!!

Last year I organized my necklaces using {this} Pinterest idea.  It was great to have all the necklaces organized and not just hanging on the doorknob/shelf/hangers in my closet.  *Although this photo makes me think I need to get some more!

Unfortunately, it didn't solve the problem of what to do with my messy bracelets. YIKES!

I was in the Joann store and was walking to the back when I passed the jewelry making aisle.  I do not make jewelry and don't think I have ever been even on that aisle, but the jewelry organizers/displays caught my eye...

Viola!!!  For $5.99 there was a perfect velvet bracelet stand.  Score!!! And I even had a 50% off coupon.  So, for three bucks I had a solution to the bracelet disorganization -- and everyone knows how much I despise disorganization. 

Now I just need to get one more stand - and then make a trip to the new Charming Charlie at the Tyler Mall to buy some more bracelets and fill it up!!!  Whoo hooo!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013


I love this blog.  I love showing off my cute craft projects (I'm so proud of my pin statistics on Pinterest -- maybe a little too proud?) and keeping a digital journal of all the travels/adventures Houston and I enjoy.

Would I want this to turn into a blog that people love to read?  Of course!!! (It would be freaking awesome to have this as a part time gig). Do I have an inspiring story to tell?  Nope.  A crazy-awesome talent? nu-uh.  So why does anyone reads this??? I have no idea, but I am glad you do!!! - If anything, it saves me some time -- re-telling vacation stories can get quite repetitive.

Jessica has her chalkboards and adorable baby, Yasi has fashion like a boss, and all my girlfriends seem to have a "thing" of some sort.  So what is my "thing"?  The truth is, I just enjoy writing (it is the best way for me to blow off some steam) and REALLY enjoy knowing that someone has read it.

On the downside, it apparently gives people a lot to talk about. - I am a talkative person, but this is the wrong kind of talk... if you catch my drift.

I do not like being a phony and I'm not about to start being one now, so if you don't like what I post, feel free to ignore my blog.  I would rather have no one read it than a bunch of busy-bodies.

[rant over]

And now.  Back to the antics -

I have decided I really want to learn how to sew.  Well, really I just want to be able to sew adorable paper garlands like {this} - but I figure I should be able to figure out how to hem a pair of pants while I am at it [thank you, youtube].  I picked up the EZ Sew machine from Joann a week ago when it was on sale for $24. Win!

I will let you know how it goes... I have high hopes, but my sewing skills are currently limited to repairing buttons and adding elastic and ribbons to ballet shoes. [ha!!!]

Remember how I said my Etsy shop was closed? - I have had the serious urge to re-open it with some items.  I have been praying about whether to jump in but I haven't yet decided.

Goooooo Blue!!! Houston, JR and I went to a Dodgers game on Friday night after work.  Those boys are like a comedy show - the poor guy sitting in front of us was trying so hard not to crack up.  The Dodgers won (barely) and it was a great start to the weekend. 

Houston's baseball game was cancelled this past weekend and threw off our Sunday "plans" - I am a list maker, and a sudden detour generally results in a LONG nap, which is fine with me.