Dream Vacation!
Dream Vacation!
I would love to go to Alaska!  look at that picture- so beautiful!  to take a cruise through the glaciers and hike in the wilderness.  That would just be amazing to me.  I would even love to go in the winter and see all the snow covered areas and participate in local celebrations. Dwight hates the cold so I am not sure that will happen but I would love to do it sometime!



  I have spent time sewing this past week with my friend Erica and on my own.  We got these wonderful patterns from Parksbird Patterns. They are great instruction based patterns with step by step pics and cutting instructions for several styles of dresses, pants, under things, crafty items even juice box crafts.    Any way I made the pillowcase dress for Jo and  shorter version for SarahAnn. I got the pillowcases for .69 at the thrift store - don't you love the fab retro prints?  I added some little ball fringe to Jo's dress (the yellow one).  I also made a white peasant dress for Jo using a flat sheet with a lace trim. she is wearing it under her pillowcase dress here.  Then I used the parksbird pattern to make SarahAnn a pair of Denim Capris with  floral cuffs made from the extra fabric from the pillowcase I used for her top.   I also made Seth a pair of shorts from 2 pirate bandanas- but have not got a pic yet.  Then finally I made myself a cute little summer top - but have not taken any pics.  I am really enjoying sewing - be on the look out for more projects!


what my color choices say about me

just a few snippets 
    Delights in the tasteful, the gracious, and the sensitive, but maintains her attitude of critical appraisal and refuses to be swept off her feet unless genuineness and integrity can be absolutely vouched for. 
    Trying to calm down and unwind after a period of over-agitation which has left her listless and devoid of energy. In need of peace and quiet; becomes irritable if this is denied her.
It seemed to think I was stressed out - which in general I am not , but I am today.  LOL


SarahAnn's first digi layout

(credits: Dani's Girls April 08 Template, butterfly and trail - love sprung kit by Dani Modstad and Traci Reed, everything else - Spring Chick kit - Dani Mogstad, shadows - Traci Murphy, Font: DJB Gail)

SarahAnn asked me to teach her to digital scrapbook this week. So today she made this layout using a template. She chose everything on it and the placement I just told her how to use the template and helped her to understand the shadows. She is 9 and I think she did a great job!


Teenage Crushes!

the blog challenge for SSD is to tell about our pre teen / teen celebrity crushes. My first crush that I can remember was Scott Baio - I thought he was the cutest ever and I had pics on my wall from my Tiger Beat Mags - Yes I am that old. look at that baby face - Who couldn't love him?

Then came A-Ha - the lead singer esp. I loved their music and well look how Hot he is! hmm may need to do some itunes searching.

I had more - Jon Bon Jovi, Johnny Depp -yummy still, Kirk Cameron, Ralph Macchio but these are ones that really stand out in my memory.

Have a Happy Friday


It rained today!

I love the rain and it is one of the things I really miss about Oregon. Utah rain is usually pretty pathetic a little drizzle here and there - snow is great here - but rain not so much. But this afternoon it really RAINED. For a few hours even - had a bit of thunder storms as well. It made me pretty happy. It however made Jo angry as she wanted to take her baby dolls out for a walk in their stroller. Tonight I made this layout of SarahAnn on her 9th birthday last November. Isn't she sweet? She got lots and lots of Littlest Petshop toys - they made her happy!
(click on layout to see credits)


What Your Latte Says About You

You are easygoing and pretty simple to please. You don't put up a fuss... ever.

You are a very frivolous person. You don't take anything too seriously. Why should you?

You have a good deal of energy, but you pace yourself. You never burn out too fast.

You're addicted to caffeine. There's no denying it.

You are a child at heart, and you don't ever miss the opportunity to do something playful.

You are expressive and friendly, but you are never pushy.

What Does Your Latte Say About You?

Yummy yummy Vanilla chilled latte!

You Are An INFP

The Idealist

You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.

Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.

It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.

But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.

You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.

At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.

You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak

What's Your Personality Type?

Hmm I do agree with much of this but not all.


Skate on Dude!

This is how Seth (an Jo and SarahAnn) spend most of their day after school. We got them roller skates for Easter and they have been outside rolling away ever since. It was a bit rocky at first an there was lots of tumbles and falls but pretty quickly they have all seemed to get the hang of it! By the way - why is it so hard to find reular old fashioned skates? you know the white or black leather boot kind? We searched all over but ended up having to get this kind with the plastic rollerblade looking boots. They work fine but I guess I was looking for the nostalgia factor! We have had lovely spring weather the past week with temps in the 60's and 70's. But on the night of April 31st we had a light dusting of SNOW! hello winter is over already! Glad I had not put out any flowers yet. Ok enough blabbing , we have school work to do (only about 6 more weeks till our official summer break!)