Monday, February 15, 2010

Dear Al Gore, suck on this

Last Thursday, we received record-breaking snowfall. Growing up in Salt Lake, this shouldn't have phased me, but I realized how quickly I became a softie living down here. Plus, we don't put up with the super hot-and-humid summers for nothing. We do it for a mild winter. But I can't complain too much. AJ has been in heaven and now it's all melted, save the gorey remains of what once was our snowman. Here is a boring video I uploaded for the grandparents to watch:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Red Umbrella

How my heart aches, because it can't convince my brain to spend $175 on this:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Crafting

Each year, I like Valentine's Day a little more. Not because of the romance and junk, but the pretty colors and decorations are so cheery. It really feels like love in the air.

I was always amazed at how much money people charge for homeade banners. They seemed easy to make and I figured I could do one quick and cheap. But now I know. Lots more time than I thought. Still worth the effort, I think. This is it:

I didn't take into account the space between each block, so it hangs a little lower than I wanted. I'll know better next time.

AJ has been obsessed lately with dressing up in dance clothes. I made her this valentine shirt so she could feel like she's wearing a tutu and still be allowed into school. Saw the tutorial here. (A.J. was clearly in rare form while posing for these pics)

And what's a new shirt without a new flower to go with it?

And while I was at it, I figured my niece in Utah might like one too.

Now I'm trying to decide if I have enough left in me to make Valentines for all my friends...(doubtful, but I love you all anyway!)

300th Blog Post

Wahoo! I don't think I've ever done 300 of anything. (Except I probably ate over 300 pieces of candy this week, but that's not something to blog about...)