Sunday, December 31, 2006

Online Shopping

I was looking at Anthropologie's website this morning because I aquired a gift card from there this Christmas (Thanks Titos!) and found the coooolest furniture piece.
It looks like a five dresser drawer but is really a cupboard! I wish they could have provided more photos of what's inside. If only I had $1998.00

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Cloning the Cow

I just heard from our local news that the FDA just approved cloning animals for food. And there is no label on packaging to differentiate between cloned and non-cloned. WHAT?!? Does this scare anyone else? This just seems totally wrong to me! What is the purpose of doing this? We still don't know how adding growth hormones to food really affects us in the long run. What would cloned animals do? Yikes!
Currently the FDA is seeking public comments on this issue. This is the FDA information:

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Only 363 days to go!

I am so grateful that Christmas is over! On Christmas, I received the best card from my boyfriend which I will post tomorrow. Libby made breakfast for the family and in the afternoon we all went over to my half-brother's house to party with his family. Not long after we arrived Libby found Ashley's (my niece) American Idol mic and started singing. Here she is with Ashley playing piano in the background.

Later on in the afternoon my half-brother Scott wanted to take a family picture by a lake that was close by. After much debate between my father and him we hauled ourselves down there to discover that the entire area was covered in duck poop. None of us had ever seen so much crap in our lives but Scott still wanted to take the picture. On the way home Scott ran out of gas in his car and had to have his sister and brother-in-law bring him some more.

Aunt Betty, Bryn, Bryn's children, Andee, and their boyfriends finally showed up. I was glad because I had made Aunt Betty a Black Santa cake since she didn't have a man to go home to this year.

As the day continued into evening Libby had more wine and continued to butcher Christmas carols. For a small preview of the torture we experienced please click on this link.

All in all it was a good Christmas. I am very glad that we have 363 days until the next one!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve

Yesterday was a very good day! Not only was it raining all day but my boyfriend took off of work and we tooled around. I had two large boxes of books that I cleaned out of my closet that aren't worth selling on Amazon and I wanted to get rid of them. Leslie and I took them to Changing Hands first and then Bookmans. Changing hands gives you 30% cash of the books that they take and they gave me 37 dollars for the five or six or so that they wanted. Yeah! Bookmans ended up giving me 60 dollars for almost the rest of them and I think it helped that Leslie used to work with the buyer. I was soo happy! Almost 100 dollars for books that were just gathering dust and taking up space in the closet.
Also, I wore one of my new necklaces that I made and the buyer from Changing Hands loved it! I can't wait to finish them so I can list them in my shop.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Okay I finally figured out how to get on my blog with the new Google email. Whew! This weekend Leslie and I helped my mother decorate gingerbread cookies to bring to her employees. It was so surreal seeing 160 gingerbread cookies on the dining room table. It took us hours to decorate all of the cookies. Here are a couple of pics.

Leslie decorated all of the mouths, scarves, and buttons. I don't care what he says- he is really creative.
Also I just received a request for this picture taken a couple of weeks ago. It's the brokeback boys- "I can't quit you!"

Love ya Titos!

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Productive Day!

This weekend I went to a couple of estate sales in Sun City. If your want to ever travel back in time to the 50's or 60's you should go estate saling there. It's like a time warp inside some of those houses! A lot of those people have never thrown anything away for decades.
Anyway, I found an old lined wicker basket with a hinged lid, some vintage scarves, a wooden bracelet, a purse, and a vintage skirt. I also found a necklace with a bunch of plastic elephant charms and I would like to use them to make bracelets with some other charms. I have been working on more scarves and even thought of making some pillows. When they are completed (hopefully today or tomorrow) I can start listing stuff on my Etsy store.
Close up of scarf.
Front of pillow.

Yesterday I also finished my first shirt for my sewing class at Mesa CC.

Close up of stitching and snap button.

Overall I am happy that it turned out as well as it did for my first shirt. I don't love the fabric but it was what I had and I didn't want to buy any more. The collar was the most difficult part of the shirt but I'm sure next time it will be easier.
Yesterday I also made lemon cookies. (Boy, was I in a productive state!) The recipe states that the cookies should be in a ring shape but I decided to try the tried and true round shape. They came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The glaze on top is also lemon flavored. YUM!