Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Going to be a PUG Christmas

So far Angie's favorite thing about Christmastime is that she has fancy lights behind her bed.
I have a feeling all those ornaments we hang on our tree are going to be much more tempting for her.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mondays with Angie

Happy Monday!
Love, Angie

Want to see another adorable pup? Head on over to Carrotspeak to see Brinks!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Easy DIY Painted Bulbs (Two versions)

Anthony has some people over for the Raider game today so I'm attempting to get some Christmas crafting done (I don't really like football)
I've had this box of clear bulbs for literally like four years now so I decided to try out something I've seen on Pinterest. 
It's so easy.
Step One - remove the top of the bulbs
Step Two - drop some craft paint into the bulb 
Step Three - add about three drops of water
Step Four - swirl the paint around inside the bulb
Step Five - pour out the excess paint

As you can see - they turned out kind of crappy
so I found a second tutorial and tried it.
It's even easier.

Step One - remove the top of the bulbs
Step Two - drop a good amount of craft paint into the bulb 
Step Three - swirl the paint around inside the bulb
Step Four - pour out the excess paint / or leave it in (up to you)

Major difference! 
Now I just need to decide if I'm going to add any words or drawings to the outside of them.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks v.2

NERD v.1

Trying to start an ongoing project...

Because Pearl Jam formed in 1990
and I was old enough to appreciate their music by 2000
but I didn't start listening to them until 2011
and now Eddie Vedder is the lock screen on my iPhone
and I have a small crush on his 1993 self
but a larger one on his current self
wow, I'm a late band-wagonner.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

I've been thinking for awhile now about what I'm really thankful for this year. I try and be thankful all the time but I know that this time of year is the time to really celebrate thanks. I guess it's the weather and the coming of the holidays that make us think about what we are grateful for... I don't know. 

Right now I'm thankful for:

A husband who cares about what I think and my feelings. Who takes care of our dog and waits up for me to get off of school. Who enjoys being around his family and gets me out of the house to socialize.

Animals who snuggle up with me and avoid getting hit by cars. Who exhibit good behavior and avoid acting like snobby brats.

Parents who take care of me even when I don't need it. Who like having us over and treat our dog like a grandchild. Who always do what's best for their kids.

For in laws who allow me to banter all day long and drop in unannounced like I live there. Who feed me breakfast when I'm too lazy to go shopping and always ask how my family is doing.

For brothers who leave me alone because they knows I'm too busy to hang out with them at this very moment. Who text me instead of calling.

For sister in laws who spoil my dog with kisses and enjoy spending time with me. Who put up with my incessant babble with their mother and give it to me straight... most of the time.

For job security in a time when the concept is basically non existent. For a steady paycheck every week for both myself and my hub. For benefits that allow us to go to the doctor. For doctors in general.

For the health of my father who was smart enough to listen to the signs. For his healthy eating habits... Let's hope they continue.

For food on the table and hot water in the shower. For showers... And Jammies. And coffee... oh my.

For God and the Church and all future possibilities.

Just thanks. My life is very blessed. Amen.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Photo Dump Tuesday - iPhone

 Me and Angie getting all snuggly 
 This had has been in my possession for about 20 years. Thanks mom!
 Eli's Mile High Club for Joey's show

 Hot Cocoa
 Jammy time
Happy Birthday Mary!!

 Chocolate plastic straws are not yummy
 Kylie Marie

 Vrinder's Birthday at Santana Row

 Dinner time!

 New beanie - Old Navy $5
 Ant working on a new project

Angie thinks she is an artist too

Work in progress.

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Mondays with Angie

 Someone got jammies. It's pretty funny.
 Angie has no decency. She was practicing that pose from Titanic I think.
Happy Monday!
Love, Angie

Want to see another adorable pup? Head on over to Carrotspeak to see Brinks!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Box of Princesses

Recently we had a 2 year old's birthday party to attend. The mom (our friend Nicole) is a pretty crafty chick so I really wanted to give little Saige something handmade. My mother in law pinned a princess doll craft on Pinterest and I fell in love. I figure most little girls like princesses and if they don't it's unlikely that they HATE them so it was a pretty safe bet. The original idea came from this website. I bought the materials at Joann Fabrics and Anthony set to work making them. May I add that this was the night before so I was kind of on edge thinking they wouldn't get done in time. But anyway.. the finished product. 

Sorry if the photos aren't very good - I had to rush taking them before the party. 

Sleeping Beauty



Snow White





My favorite is Snow White. She is pretty cool looking.

Isn't he adorable?