Thursday, September 29, 2011

Give Away!

Yes, it's just a little early to have Valentine's Day on the mind, but Pebbles' latest collection With Love was just released today! I might be just a little biased in my opinion, but I think it's a pretty sweet love line! The paper is always my favorite part of a collection, and this paper definitely doesn't disappoint. Four of the papers are printed on kraft and add some fun variety to the line. I'm totally into making garlands for holidays these days (remember how I don't really scrapbook? oops...) and have a couple other cute ideas in mind for this collection.

The giveaway is over on the Pebbles me, the pictures don't really do the paper justice! Just leave a comment to enter to win the whole collection!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Too Slow!

Claire beat me at a game of "high-five" this weekend when she pulled her hand out from under mine and yelled, "too slow!" She asked me for an "iPad 2 for kwis-mas" when we had a sleep over last weekend. Claire teaches my mom how to use the iPad! (Right, mom?) Getting this girl to sit still to get a decent picture is nearly impossible...and don't even try to get her to look at the camera. Claire is practicing holding up 3 fingers for her upcoming birthday. It's going to be a sad day when she no longer says, "peace out!" when you ask her how old she is. I love being able to tease her and she teases right back. Asking Claire to sing for you is one of the funniest, sweetest things ever.

Love this kid.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Twinkle Lights

I don't think I've closed the window in my room for the last month or so because we've had such beautiful weather lately! It makes me want to go get some sparkly lights and put them out on my bedroom balcony and just enjoy the warm weather before winter sets in.

And dinner tonight consisted of a cookie, cupcake and milkshake. Wowsers. Yikes. No bueno. Gym tomorrow? We shall see.

Current fave song: I Would Do Anything For You by Foster the People. Love it!

Animated gif via From Me To You tumblr.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Dang it, Pinterest! I (literally) put on a timer for 2 minutes, but kept hitting the snooze button and that two minutes turned into 10 minutes. But, I came across this kitchen in that extra 8 minutes. Perfection. Love it. It's pictures like these that make me want my own little house. Someday.

Image via House of Turquoise.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Just FYI...

If you get towed in Provo, it'll cost you $175 to get your car back. It should have been more, but the guy was "kind enough" to not charge me a "storage" fee. I picked up the kiddos to have a sleep over last Saturday night. We've learned (Katie and I) that it's easier to just switch cars instead of switching car seats. I parked my car in visitor parking at Katie's house, and apparently you'll get towed from that one parking spot if you're there between 2 and 6 am. Didn't know that. Expensive lesson to learn.

Oh, and in case you didn't hear, BYU lost last week to the U. Pretty bad. I'm listening to the BYU/UCF game on the radio right now, but I can also hear the crowd from the stadium--hoping they pull through this time around. UCF just scored again, making it 17-10. Yikes. It's kind of funny listening to the 13-ish second delay on the radio.

Monday was a sick day. I was at work for exactly 58 minutes, and had to come back home. Highlight of the day was when Katie showed up with a cherry limeade from Sonic, which makes everything better! 

Then I ordered my mom's birthday presents earlier this week, and had them scheduled to be delivered today, just in time for her birthday on Sunday. Forgot to change the shipping address, so my planning ended up not paying off. Sorry mom--be expecting a package next week! Promise it'll be worth the wait! :)

Enough of the not-so-good stuff. There were some pretty awesome things this week. Painting my nails a pretty shade of red always makes things better. Dole Whip from Farr's is pretty fantastic. Attending the lecture by the *crazy talented* Jessica Hische was pretty awesome. (She's a big deal. Love her.) Most definitely a highlight of the week. Finishing a collection at work that I love and starting another collection that I'm totally loving is always a good thing.

Life is hard, but it can be so good. I've felt so loved by so many friends and family recently. Notes, texts, phone calls, emails all seem to come at just the right moment. Our relationships with others are so important.

Ok, 93 yard-kick off return for a touchdown! Things are looking up!

Sure glad it's the weekend :) Oh, and it's the first day of fall. We've had the most gorgeous weather this week. I'm hoping to take a drive up the canyon this weekend. The trees are turning and it's just beautiful. I love, love, love fall!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quilt Inspiration

A friend asked me to help him put together a quilt for his girlfriend (soon-to-be fiancee!!), so we spent a couple hours going to quilt shops looking for fabric and pulling things together. I found these quilts on poppytalk and thought they were so, so sweet. They're the inspiration for the quilt, so we'll see how it turns out!

images via poppytalk via comma workshop

Friday, September 16, 2011


Long time, no real blog. Perhaps this weekend? Loving the cooler temps and ready for fall. Happy Friday!