Thursday, July 28, 2011


I was featured in a Treasury!  Wow!  I am sooo excited!  You guys should check it out too, it is all about coffee.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

As I typed the tags for this post, I thought about how often I think of myself as not having style! Sometimes I try to look nice an accessorize, but usually I throw on whatever I can find that looks comfy. Lately I have been wearing more skirts because it has been SO HOT!!
Hamptons outfit
Today my coworker said I looked like I should be in the Hamptons; I think she meant at the boardwalk. Haha thanks to the iPhone front camera for these lunchbreak shots!
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I am super proud of my husband!  Today marks his last day of EMT class (actually he is just testing all day -- Monday was his last day of class!).  I started this post back when he started (6 weeks ago), but this has been such a whirlwind month and a half that I have not had time to post about it!

He is in a para-military EMT course where he had to be in uniform daily -- complete with pushups and laps if anything was lacking!

When we were up North for a family reunion, he took everyone's vitals!  Lucky for him, we were all willing subjects!

I am so proud of my husband for all of the HARD WORK that he put into this class.  We are one step closer towards him being a fire fighter now!  He is hoping to get into the Spring 2012 Fire Academy!  Have I said how proud of him I am?? :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Etsy Treasuries

I have a new love -- creating etsy treasuries!  Granted, I made this one back in June and I have not made one since.  haha I still love them!  Check out "I love California" if you want a peek at some sweet things from the state I love!

How fun is this??

Monday, July 25, 2011

Beat those Monday Blues

There is nothing worse than a Monday after a very long weekend! Somedays you need a little something to beat those Monday blues! Today, I chose to wear this fun fedora, which was a random gift from a coworker. Fedora How do you beat your Monday blues? BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Christmas in July Coasters

I was so excited about Christmas in July yesterday that I stayed up late getting pictures of my coasters!  Sadly, late night pictures are not always the best.  Poor lighting = poor pictures.  I took a few more pictures during my lunchbreak today to make up for it though!

Not too bad for 11 pm, right??
 Christmas Mittens Coasters -- only $9 for the next 2 weeks!

Taken at 12:15 pm -- much better lighting!
What is guarunteed to bring about that holiday spirit??  Pine trees, of course!  These could actually be winter or fall coasters.  If you have a cabin, these are perfect for the ambiance!

Into the Woods - $9 for a set of 4, that is 25% off!

Remember, this sale lasts for two weeks, so get to shopping!  You only have one week and six days left!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July Coaster Sale!

I am super excited to share that my etsy shop is having a Christmas in July Sale!  Woo hoo!  The Christmas coasters are 25% off!

If you look around and really want something else, just shoot me an email (contact me on the view my complete profile page), and I may just send you a coupon.  :)

Keep checking in on the shop, as I will be listing some new Christmas coasters later this week!  Woo hoo!  This sale will last a week, maybe a bit longer if I feel so inclined!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


I did not realize just how many scrubbies I had until I was doing laundry the other day....

Wow.  Want to see the two new ones closer up?  Here you go.

And then I took a picture in the kitchen.  Can you tell which one I was currently using?

Thanks to Laurie for the patterns -- I love the scrubbers.  I use them for a couple of days, then throw them in the wash!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lemons into lemonade

Or should it be grapes into wine? I was bummed when I got a call at 7 this morning that I had to head out to Temecula (about an hour from my home) to bring paperwork to my hubs. Instead of complaining, I called up a friend and she came with me to check out wine country (it's right there) and get some wine tasting in...
Meg Linds Renzoni
Megs and Linds at  Cougar
And a onesie that is perfect for my wino friend...
Wino onesie
It was a fun day after all!! How do you turn your lemons into lemonade, or rather grapes into wine? BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kitten Helpers

My aunt said my kittens have personality -- that is the truth!!  They both follow me around.  It's pretty cute.  They also hop into my lap when I sit down.  Matt's too.  That can be irritating if I am trying to crochet and they are pawing at the yarn, but that is the price you pay for the ones you love, right?  hehe 

The kittens (okay they are almost two years old -- not really kittens) also like small spaces.  Halvsies hopped off my lap and into this box the other day.  hahaha

There you have it -- two cats with a lot of personality!

Current Goings On

Hello!  I started this post a couple weeks ago (I think that's when I uploaded the picture) and it is high time I posted it!   So.  Here is some sweet fabric (I love the USA) and stickers that I got on sale at JoAnns.  The blue bear blanket is part of my business' tithe, it is being sent to my friend in Africa.  She works at an orphanage and the little babies will love it!

The other night I decided to whip up this bangle bracelet really quick.  One more project off of my list!  Woo hoo!  Sadly, it is too big for my little wrists.  Anyone want it?  I will mail!

I'm working on a super cute baby blanket for a coworker.  It is going quickly, but I put it down to do other quick projects as well!

Monday, July 11, 2011

iPhone Post

I am super excited because I got an iPhone today. Now I can write quick progress posts! Yay!
Pastel Doily

Tonight was worship practice and I got a little work done on my doily. Have a great night! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Patriotic Coaster Round Up!

I have been super busy and have not yet posted the coaster roundup.  It is finally here though!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated!  It was a lot of fun -- and quick!  I believe I promised some sort of prize, and I promise that I will think of something.  I'm just not sure what exactly to do yet!

Here are my coasters:

Holly Louise - 'Cause I'm a Blonde

I love how creative everyone is!  Each person made it their own -- in some way or another!  Thanks again to everyone for participating.  If I missed someone, please let me know in the comments and I will add you!