Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poppies and a Lack of Blogging

 Oh yes the long awaited blog post. I have been MIA this past week because I have been trying to figure out my job situation. Is it stressing me out ... yes! So many decisions to make. I will let you know what I decide to do soon. Here is a little recap of our weekend and the projects I have been working on. After that Martha Stewart issue came out with the poppies all over the cover I knew I needed to make me some flowers. I have been wanting to for a few weeks now. I have been loving them and wearing them a lot. I decided I wanted to sell some after I got a lot of comments on them. So if you are interested just let me know and all the prices are below the flowers. I can also do custom ones if you are looking for a certain color. I think they look cute on baby onesies and sweaters too. Then you can just unpin them and wash the onesie without wrecking the flower This is a necklace I made forever ago but had yet to document it. I have been making lots of these out of my vintage jewelry collection and I will probably start trying to sell them too. I just need to see if people are even interested in something like this. So I hope you enjoy lots of pictures!!

( this is the one I am wearing in our easter picture)
 $12.00 red silk
 $12.00 pink silk
$12.00  Peach and ivory silk
$8.00 blue and white cotton
$12.00 pale blue and pink silk

 Happy Easter

 What's a good blog post without these two beauties. Are they not the most precious children ever?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Week

So I know this is super lame but it took me a whole week to blog again. I guess it's a good thing we decided to do this FHE weekly recap or our blog would suffer. So last week I didn't have a day off and Mike was busy studying for school and the DAT. We didn't have that much time together... typical.  I started going through I'm stressed about paying for dental school syndrome again and now I have convinced myself that I need another part time job. I don't know how many people that read my blog actually have husbands that are or went through medical or dental school but how did you make it work financially? I know everyone says to take out loans and I know we will have to but how much should we be trying to save ahead of time? How much of our own money should we invest into it first? I have been doing a lot of reading in the past week about typical expenses and average cost of everything. It's so depressing. I go through these moments were I just try to come up with some sort of plan so that we won't be swimming in debt. Those have been the majority of my thoughts this week. So yes I am on the lookout for another part time job. I really love working with kids, but I don't know what my chances are of finding something else like that. If anyone hears of anything let me know. 

On a happier note our Friday night was the first time in seriously 2 months that we have been able to have a date night and just hang out with friends. We went to the temple with some of my favorite people the Heaps and then we went to this mexican place on University Avenue called El Giro Girro. It was really good. They had this pineapple drink that was heavenly. Then we went back to Jane and Brady's apartment and played some games. It was honestly such a fun night for us. We don't get to do things like that very often these days.  Saturday was Mike's final DAT prep class. Dayna and I also went running everyday last week! We went and exchanged out TV for one that worked and then Mike's friend Devin got us totally sucked into the show Prison Break. As a result I have had a hard time sleeping at night and I am afraid to be in the back part of the house by myself.

 Sunday was sweet baby Vinny's baby blessing. He is seriously so precious. I love it. I will post pictures of these things once I get them from my mom. 

Today I plan on doing crafts since I spent all day yesterday cleaning our house. I have the whole week off for spring break. It has been great so far. Sorry this is such a lengthy post. I won't blog about our FHE last night until next week because we have some goals to reach first. Lets hope I can get some more quality posts out there before next Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Family Goals

I know this is going to sound pretty pathetic but for the first time since we have been married Mike and I had our first serious official FHE. It's not that we didn't have FHE, it was just always something like playing cards with friends or watching a movie together or just some good bonding time with family. We decided we were going to sit down and talk about how we wanted our Monday nights to go. 

1. First we will always sing the family night song. I grew up  singing it with my family every Monday night and I want it to be a tradition we do with our own kids.

2. We will come up with some sort of spiritual thing to do. This week we read a talk about families. 

3. We will blog. This will be our family journal every Monday night. My mom always had a big binder where we wrote down the things we had done the past week and the important events going on in our lives. Since I need to be better about blogging we decided to blog instead of a journal for now.

Our first official FHE went really well and we came up with family goals/ motto. Our blog for the week was our trip down South. So here I am to do a recap of the last week. My mom and I planned a shower for my darling friend Hillary that we threw Tuesday night( pictures are coming). Mike studied that night and took a test. He also took a test on Thursday and kicked it in the butt! He has been having a really great semester. I caught up on biggest loser and cleaned a lot. Thursday Dayna and I did cycling and we both were feeling it big time. Friday Dayna and I did a Bob biggest loser work out and were so sore all weekend. I worked all day Friday until 10:00. Dayna and I went running twice( if you hadn't caught on yet Dayna and I are on a mission) We spent the rest of the weekend with the fam eating yummy food and watching conference. While the boys were at conference the girls had a night out at Dear Lizzie. It was a great week. 

I left my camera in Alpine so I decided to put some great inspiration pictures up until I get some of us!

I love little details like this.

Kate and I will be making these this week

Where we spent our girl's night out

I want a grey tufted couch like this one

Friday, April 1, 2011

Behold the I-Pad

For Max's blue and gold banquet each year they have to make a cake for the event. Last year we made a Calle soccer ball that was pretty good, but after the Angry Birds cake for Max's birthday we had to come up with something "cooler". So we thought about it and it turned into this beauty of a cake. It was a big group effort with my mom Susie and I. Not to mention some special guest appearances from Maximus with the calculator app and even Big E with the twitter app (impressed... I was). So our cake making skills are getting pretty good if I do say so myself. Lets see what Jo comes up with for her birthday.