Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bridal Shower Game

I've had several people request this game, so Ive posted it here.  
I got the idea from pinterest here :
And then we pulled questions from these websites:

These were our final questions we gave the couple, and then we used the ones we had time for.
1.     If you were a cartoon or Disney character, what would you be?
2.     How old were you when you had your first kiss?
3.     What is one thing you do that one of your parents is notorious for doing as well?
4.     What is the #1 most played song on your iPod or other device?
5.     What would be the name of the autobiography of your life?
6.     What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
7.     What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever received?
8.     What is something you’ve learned about your finance since you've been engaged?
9.     What was the first thing that attracted me to her/him?
10.                        What was your favorite part about the day you got engaged?
11.                        If you had a whole day of free time to spend it however you liked, what would you do?
12.                        On your first date, what were you nervous about?
13.                        In 5 years, how do you see the two of you?
14.                        What are you looking forward to the most about your wedding?
15.                        What is the most annoying thing you do to him/her?
16.                        When did you know you were in love?
17.                        What movies makes you teary?
18.                        What would you do if you won a million dollars?
19.                        What have you always wanted to name a child?
20.                        What is one thing he/she does that makes you laugh?
21.                        Share an awkward moment you've had in your relationship.

22.                        What household duty are you best at?

Then we found lips and a moustache clipart from the internet.  It's really fun!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Rich and I have been working hard on some projects.  Here it is all completed (with little N-man joining in on the fun):

We got a new bed in May.  So we needed something for the bed, and I originally wanted a beautiful comforter.  But I was not a fan of how bulky and heavy they are.  So then I got this crazy idea to make a quilt.  After searching for weeks, I decided on this pattern by Miss Rosie. found here.  

First I picked the fabrics.  I got them all at Cactus Quilt Shop on Orange Grove and Oracle.  I was in love with their whole selection. 

Fabric all cut out


First squares all sewn

Big center star.  If you look closely, you can see that I had to unpick it after taking this picture.  I'm not telling how many times I unpicked the stiches in this one big square so the seams would match. 

It's actually looking like a quilt!

Almost done...This was all the piecing that I used the pattern for.  Just have to add the borders to make it fit the bed.  

In the meantime, Rich built this beautiful headboard for our bed.  I am so in love with it!
See more of his project here:

Completed quilt!  Such a great feeling.  The borders are on, it's been quilted, and the binding is complete.  I am sooo happy with it.  

One more final image of the completed quilt with the headboard.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Strawberry Deliciousness!

So this blog is set aside for things that I actually make.  I haven't made these crepes, YET!  They look delicious, and I'm planning on whipping them up soon.  But, i needed a place to save this recipe where I won't lose it.  Plus, then I can pin it to pinterest where I have most of my recipes.

This is a weight watchers recipe...i'm back on the band wagon.  If these crepes turn out, then maybe I can actually be successful.

Fresh Strawberry Crepes

Fresh Strawberry Crepes



  • In a medium bowl, whisk together egg whites, salt, vanilla extract, melted butter, milk and flour until just combined.
  • Coat an 8- or 9-inch skillet with cooking spray; set over medium heat. When pan is hot, add 1/4 cup of batter and tilt skillet to cover entire bottom of pan with a thin layer of batter. Cook for 2 minutes; flip over. Top with about 1/3 cup strawberries; cook for 2 minutes more. Fold crepe over and slide onto a serving plate; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining ingredients; sprinkle with sugar. Yields 1 crepe per serving.


  • To see if the pan is hot, add a few droplets of water – if they sizzle, the pan is ready.These crepes can be filled with any berries you have on hand – or spread them with fruit preserves.
    Having a party? Make the crepes ahead of time, then heat them up and top them when you’re ready to serve.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reupholstered chairs

We found these chairs years ago.  We've been planning to redo them for quite some time now.  As you can see, they weren't in very good shape when we found them, but they were good quality.  Plus, they were free.  I am happy to show that they are finally done!


ripping out hundreds of staples
stripping the paint
re-staining the wood
buying new padding
selecting fabric
two staples guns
hundreds of more staples


I love how they turned out.  And they are really comfortable!  Rich and I had fun doing we're on the look out for more furniture to redo.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby, Baby, Baby

With a new baby on the way, I was excited to make a lot of things.  Between all the time I have to wait for baby and the excitement of my first little one, I was definitely in the crafting mood.  Here's a few things that I made for the nursery...

Fabric Canvas Animals.
I cut the shapes out with my Silhouette - I used Lori Whitlock's shapes.
11/04/2009,  giraffe_C20091104221056_20509
11/04/2009, and lion_C20091104221210_20509

Baby Bumpers!
They're hard to see here, but I had the animal fabric (the inspiration for my nursery) on one side, and then the leftover fabric from the fabric canvases on the other side.  I borrowed my friend's baby bumpers and copied her pattern.  

Stuffed elephant!
It's a little funny shaped, but it is supposed to be an elephant.    I used the pattern found here: 

The finished product!  

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shower Curtain

This project has been in the works for months. I bought a clear curtain lining when we moved in, intending to make a shower curtain. Time got away from me and we had a lot of friends and family come to visit. I'm sad to say they showered with a clear shower curtain liner and no shower curtain. :(

But it's fixed now!

I used this inspiration/tutorial and made my own shower curtain!

So now everyone should come visit. Showers are guaranteed to be better!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boxwood Topiary

I love these things. They're so adorable. And expensive. And then I found one I loved...but it wasn't the right size.


Make my own, thank you very much.

I used this tutorial to figure it out.

Here is my final product. I think I like it best because I made it. Mine. Ownership baby.

I love it.