Monday, December 27, 2010


The last month-ish or so, I've been dreaming of getting a sewing machine. Not because I really know how to sew, but because I really want to know how to sew. And because I believe in my ability to read, execute directions, and creatively think, I figured I could develop a new talent. Every time I mentioned it, Nathaniel would lovingly roll his eyes and tell me a sewing machine would result in one thing -- messes around the house. Of course, there was never much to say back -- he was right. I would create messes. But much to my delight, I was a happy girl to find a shiny new sewing machine under the Christmas tree. sewing adventures begin.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Christmas is such a beautiful time of year to reflect on not just the birth of the Savior, but his life and work as well. What can I say that hasn't already been said? The easiest thing...

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Freezer Paper Stencils

I've come to the conclusion over the last few years that A) Nobody actually likes wrapping themselves in toilet paper to pretend to be a bride at a bridal shower and B) Nobody wants to play a relay game of drinking soda from a baby bottle the quickest, or "who can change the diaper with one arm" the quickest at a baby shower. Really -- they don't. At least I don't. So when my sister-in-law got pregnant, and we started planning her baby shower, I made sure to ask her how interested she was in "the games." Turns out, she wasn't very interested. And being a crafty person myself, I figured maybe others would enjoy being craft, too!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Before It's Too Late

"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."
-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Monday, December 13, 2010

Most Improved

When I first started my life drawing class this semester I walked out of each class feeling defeated. Or like I told you before, a journalism major in a room full of art majors. When I looked around class at other student's drawings I felt a little silly and insignificant, and dare I say it, ashamed. I was encouraged by Terry's insistence that we all have brilliant, competent minds. I needed my teacher to fight for my confidence in the beginning, because let me tell you, I had none.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Food, part 2

Remember Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dicken's story the Christmas Carol (which by the way, is a wonderful book)?

Remember how he's a big grump who "ba humbug"s anything and everything Christmas until he's visited by three different Christmas spirits? And then do you remember how before he was visited he was stingy with his money and after he was visited he was generous with it?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Blog to End All Blogs (but not really)

I've taken a temporary break from blogging apparently...but I might be back. I'll summarize what I've been up to with photos (mostly just because I should be studying and not blogging right now, anyways)

My parents came in to town for Thanksgiving, and when my mom got here she surprised us with 50 pounds of mandarins. Yes, 50 pounds. Her other piece of luggage was mandarins. Proof that she loves me. For whatever reason, I hardly got any pictures of them while they were here...but this is proof they were. And man, the mandrins were good.

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