Friday, October 29, 2010
...update... I have since found out that this Etsy "Treasury" is a place where people on Etsy can make lists of some of their favorite things, and these are the lists that get featured on the home page! How cool that somebody picked one of my flowers?! And it would be even cooler if that list ended up on the front page!
The person that made the list that features me is part of a group from this blog (which is now in my sidebar) that is called Etsy Team Discover - Hidden Talent Uncovered. Cool! Check that out too!
Well hello, handsomest husband in the world :)
Love this, it makes me feel so glamorous (I had to sing the Fergie song to make sure I spelled that right)
How fabulously chic does our wedding party look?!
Heading back to the party...
Jack giving me kisses, he has me pinned down and his legs across my throat (and Winston is also sitting on my arm). Pardon the quality of this picture, I was busy whipping my head from side to side just trying to get a breath in. Oh, and I was laughing hysterically.
Look at this face. This is the face that's in my face all day.
I gave in and fed them early (they used to eat at 4... now I can't take it and I feed them at noon) and they are napping quietly. Hallelujah. I heart snuggle time :)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Patrick is a starer. He will sit and stare at people until it is uncomfortable, which is long past they've noticed. It gets really bad is when we're out to dinner. This next part is a scientific fact, it has been tested... We could sit through an entire dinner without speaking. Patrick will stare at people, and I will stare at him waiting for him to realize how he's neglecting his wife. I'm sure people out in public think we hate each other.
To avoid these awkward silences (awkward for the people Pat's staring at) we have instituted high/low. We tell each other the highs and lows of our day. Which luckily for us, leads to conversation.
Last night I couldn't decide what my high and lows were at dinner, and it made Pat mad. He kept telling me he could've thought of 15 highs and lows in the time it was taking me to think of one. Well in hind sight I see why it took me so long... My high/low didn't happen until after dinner, at the grocery store (is it weird that we go grocery shopping after dinner? I can't decide).
Ready for my high/low?
Since I like bad news first... I do my low first.
Low: In the checkout line I lost our little game of "how much do you think the total will be" by $1! I guessed $58, Pat (being the butt that he is) guessed $59. The total was $60. This didn't help me like grocery shopping any more. Confession: I hate grocery shopping with Pat because he has to go up and down EVERY aisle. In case we see something we didn't know we absolutely need. It takes hours.
Now for the high.
High: The banter we had going back and forth over our stupid "how much is the total?" game had us laughing so hard that even the cashiers were laughing with us and throwing in some trash talk of their own. I've never had so much fun grocery shopping, or losing! Huge nerd right?
Side note to all of my engaged friends out there... Enjoy it while it lasts. This is what you have to look forward to after the wedding. Ahhh, the joys of married life. Personally, I love it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Think back... oh yeah, there it is!
Well I'm finally getting to use all that knowledge I have been hiding. I'm working on advertising my Etsy shop! First stop: Team Boo. One of my favorite blogs to read. Carolyn, the owner of the aforementioned blog, has started accepting ads for her page (hooray!) and I'm putting together some possible badges/buttons to send in.
What I need from you is your opinion on the following gems. Which one is most aesthetically pleasing? Which one is easiest to read? Which one screams "click me!" ?
I can't get numbers in the middle of all of these guys for some reason so use the following format for voting:
Any tips/suggestions are also welcome! Thanks!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A big thank you to my models (an an apology to my husband who I'm sure will not approve). Love, love, love.
Friday, October 8, 2010
I was told several times of a service at www.missnowmrs.com which I can sort of say I looked into. But basically I'm stubborn and I wanted to do it on my own. It only took a cool 68 days, but it's almost done! I have a new social security card, a new license (finally!), a military ID, health insurance and car insurance that all believe I'm married. Oh, and my bank account knows, I'm just waiting on the new card (we already got the checks with both our names - oh the excitement married life brings). The only thing left is my passport, and that can wait til we have an international trip planned, which I already know won't be for a long, long time.
Check out my driver's license, new state and new name (I promise it's there, but I just don't want all my info out there for the world to see...)
So far I only have grey organza and navy tulle, but hopefully soon I can get more fabric to make lots of different color flowers, and put them on things like necklaces and headbands!
I can't wait to add them to my Etsy shop!
PS: I actually used a needle and thread on these. I don't think I've done that since home ec. class in 7th grade. Family and friends can definitely attest to that. Especially last year when getting ready for the USMC birthday ball my dress ripped and I had no idea what to do. My first thought was "Where can I go buy another dress!?" Then, my wonderful husband (then fiance) then pulled out HIS sewing kit and stitched it right up! God bless the military for teaching him how to sew (and iron)!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Jack says "ok Mom, let's do this" Jack trying to get cleaned up before going back insideI don't have pictures of Winston in the process because he's always running around instead of being my shadow (like Jack) until it's time to paint.
I have the best boys don't I?! I heart them.
Enter Mr. Lizard. When I let the dogs out the other morning he scurried across the deck and right up the column and just sat there watching me watch him. Thankfully he hung out while I ran inside to get my camera.
It wasn't long after my lizard friend had run off to bask in the sun somewhere quieter (and with less of a threat of being squashed by passing dogs) that I stumbled across the following odd site. This is a tree in our backyard. For as long as we've lived here I have never seen flowers on any of the handful of trees that are growing out of the sand.
Low and behold, one bright red flower, shining out all alone. I really appreciated this spot of color in the sea of green leaves; it made me smile. But was gone the next day...