Monday, February 28, 2011


my tutorial converting worked like a charm!
so i saw this amazing tutorial on how to make dragon slippers for little kids and just couldn't help myself.
i HAD to have these slippers!
only i wanted them to be dino slippers!
and even though the tutorial was made for little kids, i couldn't let them have all the fun.
the pattern on the tutorial worked pretty well for adult sizes.
i wish i had done a couple of things differently but all in all my feet are cozy and happy!
look at those little dinos hanging out!
i do believe i consider these guys my best sewing project yet!
and i couldn't just let my feet be the only happy ones around here so i also made some for Christine for her bday!
only Christine's are the opposite color of mine, lime green on the outside and blue on the inside because i know Christine looooooooooves lime green!
it's one of the amazing things we have in common.
i was a little on the stupid side when i gave them to her though because i didn't have my camera ready when she tried them on so no picture for the blog.
sad day.
but everyone should know they looked incredible on her!
i feel like i should be watching The Land Before Time while wearing these.
maybe i should go do that!

Friday, February 25, 2011

fainting for Franco

went and saw 127 Hours again last night before it's taken out of theaters.
man i LOOOOOVE that movie!
everything about it!
the music, the sweet camera views, the craziness, the dialogue with himself.
plus James Franco is the star and he's amazing!
and even though there's that whole cutting his arm off thing it's okay because then he repels a wall and walks really far and finds people and they give him water and he gets rescued it makes me so happy.
and makes hubsy cry.
and makes sari laugh at me for saying i love when the people give him water.
it's just an all around great movie!
and now i'm going to spend the rest of the night trying to sew something amazing.
the only problem is the tutorial i'm following was made for little children so i'm trying to convert everything into adult size.
but if it works man oh man will it be worth it!
p.s. Matt came up with the title of this post and he's very proud of it

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

projects and things

this weekend was really fun!
Friday night we went out to dinner with some friends and then because we're two old and married couples (and because for some reason Matt really really wanted to) we sat around and played Scrabble.
best question of the night "how do people in China play Scrabble?"

then Matt and i spent all Saturday walking through thrift stores and antique malls!
antique malls are my new favorite places!
they have the weirdest and craziest things!
Matt and i have been talking about redecorating our whole downstairs family room/dining room/kitchen area for a long time now and we finally decided to start doing it so we went looking for unique pieces to spice up the place and if i had a million dollars i swear i would buy practically everything in those malls to decorate with!
after all our fun searching and buying we spent the rest of the weekend buying wood, drywall, screws, contact paper, etc for a HUGE project we're doing to start off the redecorating process.
it's only about halfway finished at the moment so no details until it's finished and we can unveil it in all its glory.
but Matt slaved away all weekend being a man with power tools and i pretended to help by holding things and telling him if it looks good.
ya know, the important jobs.
our house is going to seem like an entirely new place after we're done with all the redecorating we're talking about.
i can't wait!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

valentine's day

sometimes Matt and i like to pretend we're cool and know how to cook.
so yesterday we cooked our valentine's day dinner together.
we made these amazing pizza roll thingies that i found on this blog.
it was super easy and super delicious!
you just buy one of those refrigerated pizza rolls and roll it out.
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then cut it into squares.
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then pile all your pizza fixings on top of each square.
(we had pepperoni, sausage and pineapple which we mixed and matched)
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and then close the dough around your fixings to make a ball.
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place the balls in a pie pan and brush with olive oil and sprinkle on garlic powder, italian seasoning and parmesan cheese and then bake.
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then they come out all golden brown and taaaaaasty looking!
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Matt was so excited to try them!
i think he was especially excited because you get to dip them in marinara sauce and that makes it extra fun!
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they were the bomb diggity!
dare i say they're even better than making pizza on the grill.
that's right!!

so we ate our pizza rolls while watching Pretty in Pink which was part of Matt's valentine's day gift.
i had never seen it before but i'm a sucker for all things 80s so of course i liked it!
especially when Duckie does this dance.
talk about amazing!

and then to make the evening true perfection Matt got me Dairy Queen!
hellooooooooooo mint oreo blizzard!
how i have missed you!
and then i spent the rest of the night with a tummy ache.
it was the best valentine's day ever!

oh and presents!
i gave Matt his present on Friday so we could have all valentine's weekend to enjoy it.
he got a basket of goodness!
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teddy bear, Jones soda, red velvet cookie mix, mini Reeses cups, Sweet Tart candy hearts, 500 Days of Summer (one of his favorite love movies), Pretty in Pink (basically just because i wanted it) and a little Boba Fett plushy i made to hang from his car rearview mirror.
we weren't supposed to get each other gifts this year so i figured this was a good thing for both of us to enjoy but of course Matt cheated and got me super expensive gifts.
he noticed me reading my scriptures the other night and saw that they are completely falling apart.
they're the ones i got when i was baptized so they're a little sad after 14 years of use.
so he surprised me with brand new fancy pants scriptures!
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because he cares about my spirit.
and he also got me an ice cream maker so we can make dairy free ice cream.
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we tried it out this weekend and so far our dairy free ice cream tastes a lot like a Big Hunk candy bar because the cream and milk we have to use is made from nuts.
we need to perfect the recipe a little bit more.

basically this was one of the all time greatest valentine's days!
love you Matt!

Monday, February 14, 2011

love day!

right now i'm listening to Owl City's song he wrote for Taylor Swift which i think is ridiculously cute!
it combines my love for Adam Young and his dreamy voice with my girlish love for Taylor Swift.
plus i can't get over how adorable Adam's face is in this picture.
now i'm feeling all valentinesy inside!

plus, Matt sent me this picture today.
i love my little star wars dork!
we have a fun evening of dinner making and movie watching planned tonight.
we go all out on valentine's day!

ps. happy Arizona's birthday!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

devil house

it has recently come to my attention that my house hates me.
it started with little things.
a creepy noise while i was home alone.
ice randomly shooting out of the refrigerator when no one had used the ice thingy for hours.
ya know, things like that.
but now the house has taken it to the next level.
yesterday morning the devil house made the devil stairs trip me as i walked down them and my foot bent completely backwards resulting in pain and awkward walking for the next couple days.
and as if that wasn't bad enough, the house then electrocuted me when i plugged in my blow dryer later that same day.
and i don't mean a little tiny shock like when you rub your socks on the carpet.
i mean like full blown i saw a spark, the jolt went through my finger and all the way up my arm, i got an instant headache and felt super dizzy and my hand has felt like it's asleep ever since.
this is getting personal.
we need to move.