Friday, March 25, 2011

new blog

i made a new blog inspired by my last post about the paper cranes. You can read it at Craft Humanity

Paper cranes

A Swap-Bot friend just sent me this and I wanted to share: 
Fold Paper Cranes, Help Raise $200,00 to Rebuild Japan!

Mail your paper cranes to Students Rebuild and Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 per crane. Our goal is 100,000 cranes and $200,000 toward Architecture for Humanity’s support of Japanese rebuilding efforts.
mail to:
Students Rebuild 1700 7th Avenue STE 116 # 145 Seattle, WA 98101
Visit: OR
print to promote more paper crane folders:

Friday, March 11, 2011

the big 2-9

So, I am currently one year away from no longer being twenty-something. I was reading THIS BLOG and thought maybe I'd like to have a thirty things before I'm 30 list, but I am not sure exactly what I would do. If I come up with something, I'll post it. Happy Spring Break 
PS February was AWFUL for the no spending budget. With winter sport pictures, spring sport sign ups, spring sports gear, and gas at $3.50 a gallon,  I spent a whopping $444! Yikes!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


At first I was totally bummed that I would be shopping for my wedding dress with just my daughters. Don't get me wrong that would still be fun, and my daughter and I have very similar tastes, but wedding dress shopping almost REQUIRES at least one good friend or mother. 
Well, my prayers have been answered. My good friend Gini, whom I've known since junior high just moved to Austin! Bonus=my good friend Ashley is moving to Austin in the fall! Zoinks! Double bonus=THEY ARE BOTH BRIDESMAIDS! Triple bonus=The dress shop I want to go to (because they carry the designer I like) IS IN AUSTIN!!!!! How well did that fall together? :) 
For the dress: I am going with a vintage designer because I want a dress that covers my breasts. I have this huge set in stone feeling to not have my boobs showing in front of my father. I have always been that way, so I don't want to be doing the father/daughter dance with mile high cleavage (not that they are that big but you get the idea). 

Friday, February 18, 2011


I have always been a crafty person but recently I have come to terms with the fact that I am completely addicted to crafting. I spend hours thinking about crafts to do. Since I don't have very much time to actually do them, they get done piece by piece when I can get to them. I guess it's better than being addicted to something bad!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hittin' The Trail

Just before I got pregnant with my baby I was in the best physical condition of my life. Even better than when I was a high school and college athlete. My car was repo'd in October 2009 and I walked 10 miles to and from work everyday, and I only had about an hour and 30 minutes to do that. Then we moved closer in town, but I was still walking about 5 miles to and from work every day. On top of that I coached my son's basketball team 3 nights a week, then in the spring I  coached my son's volleyball team 3 nights a week and my daughter's softball team 2 nights a week. I couldn't sit still. My body always wanted to be moving. It had gotten so used to being on the move that it didn't know otherwise. Then midway through softball and volleyball I find out I am just over a month pregnant and the morning sickness kicked in BIG TIME. I pretty much spent May and June of last year ON THE COUCH! I was exhausted and sick to my stomach every minute of the day. Needless to say by the time my precious little baby was born I had gained close to 70 lbs. YIKES! and the little booger only weighed 7lbs 12 oz when she was born. 
She is 10 weeks old now and natural progression has caused me to lose some of the weight. I am also nursing which helps. Unfortunately it is not enough and besides basketball shorts, I fit back into only one pair of my old pants.  
TODAY I STARTED RUNNING! YAY! and it felt great! I didn't get very far before I was out of breath but at least I got my rear end moving!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Busy as a Bee!

I have been so exhausted lately. The baby is a good sleeper, but I have been staying up WAY too late and trying to do 50,000 things everyday. So this week I've pretty much been sleeping every time the baby is asleep, and loving our naps together. As for the wedding, I am already ready to say,'babe, meet me at the courthouse!' I just can't justify spending money on all kinds of non reusable stuff just for one 'party'. We've already changed the colors and theme. The colors are now black and white with a Rockabilly theme. I literally have not even thought about the wedding for the past week because there is simply too much to think about. By the way, the above picture is me and my babe 2 summers ago at our friend's house in Las Vegas.  
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