Saturday, June 13, 2009

Aruba, here I come

I will be laying on the beach with my hot hubby for 10 days!! starting Monday. I can't wait.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What kept me busy...Every Fifteen Minutes

Seriously, my girls put this together. Along with a parent retreat, an overnight student retreat, this crash, and an assembly/"funeral" for the "walking dead" that were taken out of class the day of the crash to represent a life lost due to a drunk driving accident. This was a year long effort from 7 wonderful young ladies (my ASB EXC board) and myself.

Part 1:

Part 2:

I am so proud of them.

Thank you to all the individuals that made this happen. It was truly a community effort.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009


scalloped skirt. so cute.
Or something two-toned?

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I received mail this week!

From Estonia
From Taiwan

Friday, June 5, 2009

My babies


The "brothers"
They love to get dressed up. I had to make them some matching bandanas with my new machine. Love them.

I've Got Some Curves

I've got them in more than a few places. One of those being on top of my desk. No, I'm not lying on my desk as I type; I've got a new sewing machine!!!

I went from something like this (I would take a picture of my old one, but I'm too darn lazy to go upstairs and take a picture of the heavy monster and I don't want to mess with my blogging groove):

Yeah, seriously, it is almost this old school; metal, one stitch, heavy as a mountain.

I upgraded to this!!:

Singer Curvy. I'm high-tech yo!

What having curves means...lots of sewing projects this summer! I can't wait!! I'm jumping in my seat just thinking about it all! Knowing what a frugal girl I am, you wouldn't expect me to just go out and buy this heavenly creation! I found it for about half the price at my local Tuesday Morning outlet. I think it's originally like $400! I got my Curvy girl for $180 with tax!Woo. How's that for a deal?

Meet Moe

Moe's fallen on some bad times. I found him just hanging out at the local thrift shop just looking all sad and glum. He was asking for $15 to help him get home and maybe rid him of the blues (or should I say green and red plaid?!). I felt so bad, I couldn't just walk away. I decided to bring him home and help him get a new life. I hope the hubby will be okay with me bringing in a stranger!

A clean dark brown paint job on those legs (which I may completely change) and some crisp clean upholstery and I'm sure he'll be good as new. He might even have to change his name

Now, I only have to select some fabric....ugh, such a difficult task. I think I'll be needing some help.

I could just go with a nice white to match the couch. Maybe something like this:

Box Pleat Slipcovered Chair from BCC

or something like the two below

Fabric from Joanns

Diamante from Calico Corners

or something like this, which looks a bit like this

I snatched up a bit of this fabric at Joanns last weekend to make this pillow.

I'm kinda leaning towards the last option. I love the neutral tones and the geometric pattern. At $8.99 a yard and a 40% off coupon, it will definitely be a deal.

What do you think? Any suggestions?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's Tea Time!

I'm forcing myself to take a break at lunch. Take that, work!

I love tea. Seriously. It's been a lengthy love affair. The hubby knows about this. Although many people out there are coffee aficionados, I'm a true tea lover. One of the favorite things Oprah gave me years ago; a fabulous German tea pot and a gift certificate to I currently have about three teas in my rotation and the hubby and I enjoy a cup of tea almost every night before bed. 

So, when I saw this delightful tea-inspired project I decided I'm going to have to make this some day. Maybe if I have a little girl it would be just adorable in her room. How about a tea party under the teacup light fixture? Too cute. 



I have ONE week of school left and then the hubby and I are off on our honeymoon. As I type this, I should be working. Yup, work is kicking my butt and throwing me out with the trash. I told the hubby last night that I was going to blog since it's been FOREVER. Did I get around to it?...nope. I am too busy. I have so many little things that I've been working on around the house but pictures and details will have to wait. poop.

Every day next week is a short day since we get out at about 1, so perhaps I'll find some time to report on the projects, but, we'll see. This is how the schedule stands right now:

Monday: work till 3PM (7th period final), pack up classroom to move into the English hallway (finally!) and hopefully never have to move all my stuff ever again, probably be here till hmmm...6ish?? 
Tuesday: work till 1-ish, grade finals and projects, probably until 4. Go home and pick up dad from SFO...again.
Wednesday: work till 1-ish, grade finals, pick up graduation cake for brother, other brother coming into town-entertain.
Thursday: work till 1-ish, grade finals, prepare for graduation, reserve seats in the shade for family, graduation at 6PM, celebration dinner, staff end-of-the-school-year bash, chaperone senior grad night till 4AM! Yeah, 4AM!
Friday: be at work to clean-up, organize in new room, enter grades, get a clearance from the many people that need to sign forms, finally head home, family time, get ready to vacation.
Saturday: take brother to take placement tests in Sac (Steph, I hope la Chiquita is here by then!), make it to bridal shower for K, and pack...

umm...okay, so writing all this down is not making me feel better about how busy I am. Oh, and then there's the making dinner, cleaning the house, taking care of the doggies, and relaxing part of my day I left out. Yeah, blogging will have to wait. I'm going to try really hard to post at least pictures because seriously, I like to keep a journal of my projects.

It the mean time, I read this and felt compelled to pass it on. It explains the phenomena of Twilight as I would, if I had time. 

Grossy girl + hot guy = almost perfect picture

Elements of Style entry on "Pop Culture Digression: The Twilight Phenomenon Explained