Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm sure you've seen this. I saw it recently via the blog world and I thought it was awesome. It made me feel good about taking the little blogging break that I did. I love to blog. Simply because I love you and I want you to KNOW and feel that although we left you so very long ago, we still want you to be in our lives. Or, I guess, we still want to be in yours.

That's why i blog. My first blog, i began when I left CO 10 years ago for college in California. Then, for my friends in CA that I left behind, I blogged when I returned to CO. Then... well, you've maybe been following since we lived in Kenya, then CO, then Illinois, and now we are beginning our 3rd year in Utah. So, you see, we do a lot of leaving which translates to the never-ending blog.  Neither of us have lived in our home towns since we graduated high school and Landon has been especially far away from GA loved ones (which are now my loved ones just as much!).

So I do feel obligated to blog. But I also LOVE it because I so dearly love you and feel like this ties us somehow...

But sometimes.... I find myself enjoying something and needing to document it with detailed step-by-step pictures for the blog. Or, I  am in an amazing moment and without noticing, I realize I am drafting a post here on the blogosphere. How dumb. Life is not for sharing online to those you love and miss. Life is to live and love and enjoy and learn.  And i honestly sort of lneeded a few months of keeping every little thing to myself - everything non-consequential and everything brilliant. My thoughts were only for me and my life was something that I reserved for my husband and I.

And I missed you. Honestly, I did. But it was also good for me to just go out and live a bit (or a lot - we've been having a heck of a good time!) without writing it down.

I love you though (have I made that clear?), dear family and friends that we never see... We both love you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Dress a Day

So this woman is brilliant.

Crafty, on a budget, and with a thirst for style, this chica buys a dress from the thrift store for each day and makes it into something fashionable and wearable. And she shares it on her fantastic blog: new dress a day.

Here's just a taste:



Pretty inspiring. Don't know how she does it again and again.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Harry Potter is kind of a big deal around here

Doons and I were not two of the bazillion people to see the midnight showing of the final "Harry Potter" movie (we're way too old for that kind of thing these days!). But we do love the movies, and we saw it opening week. And in order to get us ready, I made us t-shirts of the Deathly Hallows.
(oopsie, dooney's is a little crooked)

 It was easy. I just printed out a Deathly Hallows symbol that I found on the internet.

Then I took FREEZER PAPER and traced the symbol onto it and cut it out exactly. 

Did you know that freezer paper can be ironed on to fabric easily? It can. It was my stencil.

I painted a couple layers of white fabric paint within my stencil and the next day I just peeled the freezer paper off of the tshirt. Very easy. 


Before you think I'm too awesome, you must know that I simply followed Dana's instructions. Her tutorials rock.

And that's pretty much the only craft I've done in the past two months. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's been a long while since I've been blogging. I've been busy working and having fun, honestly. And just feeling unmotivated because of my lack of blogging ideas and I haven't been taking pictures much this year.

so.... I'm going to try to do this again. No, no, no - i'm going to DO this again. But maybe just a few days a week instead of every day. And to start things off easy, I'm going to share some things that I found online that matter to me. That way I don't have to be too original just yet ;). But we'll get personal soon.

If you actually are reading this - YOU ARE AMAZING - for sticking with me. You truly are. THANK YOU!
Eat Smart Chart. Eat smart your food choices affect the climate

Monday, July 18, 2011