Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas (Eve)!

Hope everyone has a safe, relaxing holiday!
God Bless!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

new stuff


check it out here at my etsy shop.

Monday, December 1, 2008

happy thanksgiving!


hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving!

i was so excited to have a few days off work and we were able to go home to st. louis to spend time with family and friends. it was a much needed break and i can't wait to do it all over again for christmas!

we were able to do alot in the few days that we were at home: saw tommy's band (the marquette weekend) play once again, ate 3 thanksgiving meals, got up at 4 in the morning to christmas shop on black friday, did a boot camp with my mom and sister (to work off all of the thanksgiving food! lol!), had a get together with a bunch of old highschool friends, whew...i'm exhausted just thinking about it again. lol! it was worth it though i'll be making up for it the next few days!
here are a few pics from our trip below.

dad and b:mom and me:
skyler and kendra:miranda and zach:

kendra, bradley (cousin), and mirandadad, uncle ken, and bjess (cousin), aunt debbie, grandpa c., and grandma c.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

wow.

thanksgiving is next thursday! the month has flown by!

i've been busy knitting lately. check out some of my projects for sale over at my etsy shop.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mini Christmas Stockings

look what i made!!!...cute little christmas stockings. i found the pattern here.
they are just so adorable, don't you think?

Costumes!

Braden and I went to a get together on Halloween night over at Scott and April's apartment. We had chili and a bunch of other great foods and played some fun games. Here are a couple pictures of our costumes:
Braden and ISpikeBraden and Josh
April and I We had another party to go to afterwards and Braden switched it up and dressed up as Burt with another friend who dressed up as ErnieHere's the whole gang What did you dress up as?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Last night we walked down a particularly spooky street close to where we live called Hillcrest Ave. Most of the houses on that street decorate with a different Halloween theme. Here are some pictures I took:
Creepy huh?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

apples everywhere!

Apples, apples, apples! All day on Sunday I stayed busy making apple butter and canning it. It actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. First you take the apples:
Peel, slice, core:
In a large pot add apples with cider, sugar, cinnamon, and some other spices: Simmer for several hours, until it looks like this: The canning process was the hardest part, but well worth it:I've also made apple bread, which I highly reccommend! It's soooo good! I've already made 7 loaves. Don't worry, we're not eating all of them....I'm sharing with people at my work.
Right now the last batch of apple bread is in the oven...my apt. smells so yummy! Oh, and I still have MORE apples...I guess next it'll be apple crisp, or apple pie....apples, apples, apples!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Fun!

Drove over to Indiana yesterday afternoon and visited Huber's Orchard.

We took a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and picked our own pumpkins:



We also bought a huge bag of apples....and some apple cider....I'm planning on making some apple butter soon...so more to come on that (if it turns out! lol!).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

the shop

new earrings at the shop.

go check it out!

Lacrosse

My brother Skyler plays lacrosse for his school and I was able to go to one of his practice games while we were at home last week. I took a couple pics, Skyler is in the red shorts:I've never played lacrosse and it looks like a really rough sport, but I'd like to learn the rules for future reference. Anyone out there have any insight?

Cute or Not?

For some reason (not really sure why) I've been wanting to learn how to cross stitch. While rummaging through the sale isle recently at Michael's I found this kit:
I got it for real cheap and was excited to start my new project (one of dozens that I've already started and haven't completed! haha!). Here's what it looked like in the beginning:In progress: And here's what it looks like now:
Not completely done, but it's coming along very nicely. It's actually way easier than I expected and I think it's really cute...but maybe I'm old-fashioned!

So here's the question: Cross stitch, hot or not?