Monday, October 26, 2009

LinnieBell Cake Stands and Candy Dishes and More!

Tom & Lucy's Art Shoppe is coming up and mom and I will be there selling cake stands/candy dishes made from antique dishes, journals made from old books and some cards! It's going to be a busy brother will be getting married the same weekend (hooray!!!!) so I'm sure we'll be running from one thing to another! This is just a quick pic of some of the cake stands...kinda fun and quirky and are perfect for holiday parties! Come stop by the boutique and say hi!

Tom and Lucy's Art Shoppe
November 19th - 21st
Ivory Ridge Country Club
32 East Clubview Lane
Lehi, UT 84043

Trunk or Treat!

Our ward was having a "Trunk or Treat" for children in the area at our apartment complex and I've been dying to see Claire in her costume! I begged Katie to bring her over, and I was so glad they came! Claire rocked the boots in her little outfit...she couldn't have been cuter! The best part was when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was playing and Claire was totally shakin' her booty...she was definitely the cutest girl there!

I think I'm done with candy for the year...I think today alone I had a month's worth of candy! I have a feeling it's going to be hard to fall asleep tonight! :)

What Happens in Britt's Car...

...doesn't stay in Britt's Car!

Roomie Britt needed to run an errand tonight (to delay studying for a major exam tomorrow) and being the funny girls that we are, we put wigs (yes, the wig from here and here) on to run the errand. The cashier at Rite Aid did not know what to do! We did *such* a good job keeping straight faces (which I'm not usually good at!), but as soon as we got outside, we could hardly contain ourselves! People were looking at us wondering what the heck we were doing!

Britt decided that we should make a couple more stops before going home, so we ran by the Tanner Building at BYU and snapped a quick pic:

Ha, ha...we're so funny! As we were pulling out of the parking lot, red and blue lights started flashing behind us...

Yes, we were being pulled over. Lame. We both ripped the wigs off as fast as possible and tried to figure out why we were being pulled over. Reason: forgetting to turn the head lights on! Lame. Officer Lamehead was nice to let Britt off with just a warning, but told her that she'd better not make a habit of forgetting to turn her lights on! Needless to say, we went straight home without making any more stops. What a night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Slice of Rexburg

Behold, the goodness that is Craigo's Pizza:
Welcome to Provo, Craigo's!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

From Sharon's Back Porch

To say that it's been a crazy month would be an understatement!

Mom and I took the most wonderful vacation a couple weeks ago back East to tag along with my Aunt Sharon and her gang to go antiquing in Pennsylvania! We had such a great time and it was so fun getting to know Sharon and her family a little better over the two weeks that we were there! The first week was filled with antiquing--literally all day long! I tried to keep track of all the places we went, but I lost track after the first day!

I've been looking for a hope chest/blanket chest for a few years now, and I finally found one that I fell in love with! It's very simple, but it's exactly what I wanted. The dealer thought that it was built in the 1850's or 1860's. Unfortunately I won't be enjoying it for a while. It's currently still back East; mom and I will be needing to make another trip back there next year to pick up all of our goods that didn't fit in our luggage!

The second week we spent down in Virginia at Sharon's place and visited a handful of historical places--Stratford (Robert E Lee's birthplace), Monticello, the local pizza parlor, the library, the ice cream shop. (Trust me...the last three places were historical places of interest!) I think that my favorite place that we spent time was down at the lake off Sharon's back quiet and peaceful!

Mom and I went down to the lake one night just as the sun was setting, the moon was coming up over the hills and a flock of noisy geese were coming in to land on the lake. We couldn't stop laughing at these's as if there was a huge reunion between them all and they were having a huge party! Sharon warned us that there might be snakes down by the lake, and so Mom and I did our fair share of scaring each other as we were walking to and from the lake!

It was such a great break to just take off and try not to worry about anything else. It's such a beautiful time of year. The trees were just starting to turn and the weather couldn't have been more perfect! Thanks Mom and Sharon for letting me tag along this trip! How about next year???

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Watch Out!

This girl is officially 16 and is ready to drive!!! Sarah turned 16 a week and a half ago, but due to a lost SS card, had to wait a little longer than she probably wanted to get her license, but the day has come! Tomorrow Sarah's going in for her license...good luck baby cakes!! :)

(I think the person MOST excited about this is more driving kids around!)

*Update: Sarah can officially drive without parental supervision! Watch out! Congrats, Sarah!!!!

Lovin' Me Some Elmo

Little Claire is sick with a double ear infection right sad! This little monkey hasn't ever been this sick, so it's kind of weird having her be cuddly and just want to be held! SO, in honor of happier times, I thought it'd be appropriate to share some funny pics of Claire when she was over here the other night. :)

She had just gotten out of the tub and I sat her down so I could get her PJs, and when I turned around to get her, the little jay-bird had climbed up on the chair and had somehow hit the right keys on the keyboard to get an Elmo video to start playing on youtube--her favorite!

She has a couple faves right now: Elmo with Feist singing "1, 2, 3, 4," Elmo's Song, and Elmo with the Ducks. She loves to dance and whistle along to the songs!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Did you know...

• that members of the mafia have summer homes in New Jersey and drive black Hummers with tinted windows?

• that when gas stations have their lights out, that it means they're being robbed and you should just keep on driving?

• that when you see a good deal at an antique shop, you should just buy it right then? (If you vocalize that it's a good deal, someone *without fail* will have heard you and swipe the said item out from under you.)

• that shopping without a fanny pack isn't essential? (I survived--and spent plenty of money--without using a a fanny pack!)

• that my mom hasn't changed in 35 years (according to her junior high school friend)?

• that sitting in the back seat (where you can't see what's going on up ahead) is the best place to be?

• that eating ice cream (especially from McDonald's) every day is essential to a well-balanced diet? And that when you pour hot fudge on ice cream, it'll melt a little?

• that change (according to some people) is NOT a good thing?

• that "keep it on the double-nickels" means keep your speed under 55 -OR- keep at least two wheels of the car on the ground at all times?

• that I love my Aunt Sharon and Uncle (Leo!) Cliff and have loved spending the last week and a half with them?