Thursday, February 16, 2012

valentine's day

My least favorite holiday.
Really, I don't like it at all.
And this year really wasn't any different.
I went to work at 7AM, and John disappeared.
Not kidding.
I tried to get a hold of him for over four hours, and before I went to class I decided I had to go make sure he wasn't dead.
As I was driving to our house (this is after noon), he calls me.
He was asleep.
I had a panic attack for no reason.
I was kind of livid.
We both got off about six, came home, and the dinner I had in the crock-pot was ruined. 
Burned, nasty, NOT orange, chicken.
So we went to sushi. And that was actually delicious.
Then we came home and John started cleaning.
So I started making chocolate covered strawberries with cheese cake (pictured below).
By the time I was done with them, it was ten, and of course, we got a call from a tenant who had locked herself out.
Dumb holiday.
There isn't a picture of flowers in this collage...that's because I didn't get any.
Someone drop a hint. 
I made these fun treats for our Valentine exchange at the Lawrence's on Sunday. They are so easy, and they tasted so yummy!!
Anyway, we will be attending Monster Jam (monster truck rally) next weekend. That was John's gift.
I'm so thrilled. I just have to keep reminding myself it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make for my husband to enjoy himself.

we were social

It's true.
Usually it's just Daniel and Mandy, but we went out with all four couples this weekend!
Yes, it was to welcome Austin and celebrate him and Marianne getting ENGAGED, 
but, it still happened.
We ventured to Red Robin, and then went and hung out at the Baucom's.
Marianne, Mel, and Mandy 
Of course we had to get one of the whole group!
And of course Daniel and Bryan were so cooperative!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


So, I've always wanted to be crafty, I just have never done it.
But, thanks to Pinterest, I get all these fun ideas, and have learned how easier they are to make!
And it doesn't hurt that I have to build a website for class, and DIY is my subject.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
This is the first project.
It's going to be a key holder.
We lose keys on the daily in our house. 
Obviously not quite done yet, but it will look like what I made for Kate for Christmas.
Which is this.

Next project was for V-Day, figured I could decorate.

I just bought wood hearts form Michael's 
Painted them different colors, just with acrylic craft paint. 
Used the handy-dandy Cricut to make our names. 
Connected the ribbon with the hot glue gun. 
And, ta-da! 
It is now hanging on our wall. 
I made this during the Superbowl. 
I honestly didn't care enough to just watch it, so I made this while I watched.
I didn't have my camera so I don't have step by step, I will though. I will have to make Kate's or my mom's. 
It's simple though, styrofoam heart, felt circles (hardest part), and push pins.