Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Trevor's Birthday

Okay, don't make fun of me. I'm just discovering Picasa and how to do collages and this is my very first attempt. Anyways, on Sunday we went to Jackie's mom's house for Trevor's birthday. The weather was great and we had a wonderful BBQ. The kids were playing nicely together and I was able to snap a few pics of the cuties. I'm going to play around with this Picasa software and try to get something a little better than this, but at least I don't have to wait hours for my computer to upload a bunch of different photos. How do the rest of you do your collages? Do you all have Photoshop? Is there another free software out there that I should know about?

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Monday, March 23, 2009

The Seven Pillars

I finally finished The Seven Pillars of Health by Don Colbert, MD. I give it two thumbs up. He really goes over so many important aspects of health and many are very eye opening. It's laid out so that you read one chapter a day and it takes 50 days. He's a Christian author, which is kind of weird at times, but also kinda nice to put it all in perspective. The information in this book goes along with most other research and reading I've done on the subject, so I trust what he has to say. But it's nice that it's all in one place. I intend to read it a second time...that's how good the information is. I recommend everyone reading this book, even if you're not that health conscious, just to know how our bodies are affected by food/exercise/stress/etc. We've heard so much information before, but he really breaks it down so that it makes sense.

A Few Cute Ideas

It seems as though I am often finding cute ideas on other peoples' blogs and I keep forgetting them. So I've decided to post about some of these great finds so that I can at least go to one place and see them all rather than trying to find them when I need to. I didn't want links to all of them in case someone's blog becomes private or something, but some of the pictures I couldn't download.

I liked this great idea to turn an old globe in to a potpourri bowl:

And seriously...how fun is this cake? I love it. Who would have thought you could have a pizza cake?
I found another adorable fish cake. Go take a look. It is so cute.
And who doesn't love chocolate pretzels?
And super yummy cupcakes.
And I love the glass etching below. This is just one of the fun things this person did with a little glass etching cream. She put vinyl lettering on and a border or painters tape and applied the cream and it turned out so cute. She also had a picture of a window that was adorable. There was a fish bowl on the window seal and then the window had circle cut outs and the rest was etched so it looked like bubbles. So cute.

I thought this was a cute idea when dying easter eggs in a few weeks. Put vinyl letter on and then dye them.

Okay, so this isn't really a project. I just love the syle of the dress and I wanna make one some day and I want to be able to remember what it looks like. Just add some sleeves and it would be perfect for a Christmas party or something.

This is like the vinyl lettering idea. You actually stick painter's tape to the glossy side of freezer paper and then use craft punches to punch out different designs. Then you unstick them from the paper and stick the tape to the egg. Aren't they cute?

I love this baby's room. It's so soft and cute and stylish. I just want to remember it when I can finally decorate a nursery.

I love the lady at Thrifty Decor Chic. I'd love to spend a week with her and check out her house and have her teach me everything she knows. She has the cutest rooms. The above baby's room is in her house and check out her cute laundry room. She also has an amazing den and bedroom. I don't know where she comes up with all her ideas, but I'm glad I found her.
And last, but not least, here's a cute project on lettering.
So here's an idea...go through the blogs you love and post about the great recipes/crafts/ideas that have inspired you. That way we can inspire each other!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I know...it seems random to be creating a post about Cher. But there really is a perfectly good explanation. You see, my mom called me yesterday and told me that she got a couple of free tickets to see her show at Caesar's Palace and wanted to know if I'd go with her. I don't really know a whole lot about Cher, but I know a couple of her songs and have seen her in a few movies and I've heard that she's very entertaining. So although the show didn't start until the time I usually am hopping in to bed, I decided to make the drive to Vegas.
Ya...amazing. Seriously. Loved it. I have to say, Cher did a great job and I loved all the crazy outfits and wigs, but her dancers ROCKED! It's one of the few shows that I've seen where the male dancers are just as good, if not better, than the female dancers. They were pulling out some crazy moves. They did a lot of Cirque du Soleil kind of crazy acrobatic stuff. A lot of it was in the air, hanging from ropes and fabric and netting. All of the costumes were great. It was just a fabulous show. Cher changes outfits between every one to two songs, so for 5 minutes in between the dancers kept the audience fully engaged. The dancers were around with Cher on stage as well and the entire ensemble just worked. They all complimented each other so well. And throughout most of the show pictures and video were playing on these huge screens to the left and right of the stage.
Now, I don't know that I'd pay $200 to see the show (okay, I totally wouldn't), but if you get a two for one deal or get free tickets, check her out. It makes for a great evening.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mrs. Horn

On Saturday one of my bestest friends got married in San Diego. I met Erin 18 years ago and was so excited to see her meet and fall in love with her now husband, Harold. They are so great together. 

I drove down after work on Thursday and stayed in a cute little hotel/condo across the street from Sea World. Friday was the rehearsal dinner, then dessert at Extraordinary Desserts (YUM!), and then a few of us went dancing afterwards. I hadn't been dancing in YEARS. It strangely took a little while before I felt comfortable doing it. But after five, ten minutes I was shakin' my tail feathers with the rest of them. Saturday was BUSY. My mom, grandma, and I did a session at the San Diego temple and then went to the wedding, and then the reception...it was a long, but great day. Congratulations Erin and Harold!

Here are a few pictures at the wedding:

Harold and Erin greeting everyone right after the ceremony.

Keiya, Erin's super cute daughter.

I don't remember the little boy's name, but Keiya is just in love with him. As soon as he got there she went up to him and took him by the hand and walked hand in hand with him. Then when they stopped to talk to people, he put his arm around her and she just went right along with it by grabbing his hand. How adorable are they?! 

Keiya was starting to get a little crazy and wouldn't sit still for long. I don't know if you can see it in Erin and Harold's eyes, but they were getting that, "Knock it off and sit still or else..." kind of look.

Erin and me at the reception. And yes, I got my haircut again! This time it was by a professional, though.