Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The sewing expo I went to a few weeks back not only promised to be an awesome day, but I had really high hopes of meeting my blogging obsession Gertie of Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing. I tried to be realistic about the entire situation. I realized that the expo is a huge event and the odds of my coming across one certain person who was also perusing the stands were very slim. Still I made sure to have my family keep an eye out for her. We never did meet her. But here is the kicker. I later found out from reading her blog that she was at one of the mini fashion shows I attended! She was in the same room as me and I did not even notice her. This may have been because my family sat in the very front row. Oh the agony! So close yet nothing.... She is from New York so I do not foresee this opportunity happening again any time soon.
TODAY I found out that LAUREN CONRAD is coming to Portland for a book signing in 2 weeks!!!! It is on a Wed and an evening event which gives me time to drive down there after work. I was even able to convince Tyler to go with me! (Not that he would have let me go alone). I LOVE Lauren Conrad. I have watched all the seasons of The Hills more times than I can count. I have her fashion book. She is the reason I do cat eye makeup. She is the reason I LOVE my 6 inch heels. I love her style.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
WHAT???? No food? But I hungee? (that is how dogs talk)
After turning off the lights, they went back to bed! Oh yeah :)
In other news, construction has begun on my jacket. My mom thinks the deep purple fabric I bought won't go with the red and cream dress. We shall see...
Here is Ruby looking out our front window.
How much is that puggy in the window?
The one with the kinkaroo tail.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This has worked fine until Max started figuring something out. If he wakes up earlier and starts whining he gets his breakfast earlier! First he pushed us to 5AM. The past few days he was sounding the alarm at 4AM. BUT today he pushed me too far! He was up and whining at 2:30AM!!! No way Max! Oh, I took Ruby and Max out but it was right back to bed after that. When he realized that his evil plot had not worked he tried to get me back out of bed with more sighs of despair and collar shaking.
This is why Tyler and I have declared an intervention on the dogs. No more breakfast before 5AM! You are going down dogs! (And by down I mean lay down on your bed and go back to sleep!)
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I learned how to make pleats :) (After two books and a Youtube video...). Feeling super motivated I was about to take on the zipper when I realized I had bought the wrong kind... whoops... so here is what I have so far.
Monday, March 19, 2012
By the time Sunday came around Ruby was completely exhausted! No matter what position Tyler sat on the floor while setting up the rooms she was able to make some sort of bed out of him. Max was pretty tired too, but I think Ruby was more creative in her solutions to the problem. Max just grumbled and took out his frustration on us.
Finally the dogs found their paradise by the stove on a blanket. This picture was taken moments before they both just crashed. Don't worry I think the dogs will love their new home. There is much more room to run around and they have a yard to go crazy in. :) We are all excited and happy to be in our new home and thanks to our families who helped!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
What? You don't know what Pi day is? Well... neither do my parents.
Pi= the amount of times the diameter of a circle can fit around the circumference AKA 3.14 (and on from there)
March 14 = 3-14
How do you celebrate pi day? EAT PIE!
And where do you get the best pie in Enumclaw? The Pie Goddess!
Last night Tyler and I stopped by The Pie Goddess and picked up a Tollhouse Cookie Pie and a Chocolate Cream pie. We took them over to my parents to surprise them for Pi day. They had no idea what we were talking about. First they were convinced I had made the whole thing up. I told them EVERYONE knows about Pi day. To this my mom replied, oh you are on the internet a lot that is how you heard about it. Ha! Love it. But don't even get me started on when I then tried to tell them about Mole Day on October 23!
I was just kidding before by the way, I am sure you have heard of Pi day too. :) Please excuse me for doubting your knowledge of obscure holidays.
P.S. Ruby strikes again! This morning I could not figure out why the zipper on my winter coat kept splitting open. I finally noticed Ruby had chewed off a section of the zipper near the top. I will probably end up taking my coat to a dry cleaner to have them fix the zipper. It must be very exhausting to be her and having to constantly think of new and surprising things to destroy.
And here is Max. :)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Thank you to youtube. :) Life has certainly become a lot simpler since people started sharing their knowledge via the internet. I was listening to the radio this morning and heard that Encyclopedia Britannica is no longer going to be in print, which is just crazy to think about. I can remember watching the commercials for these books. My older sister even used to say if she had a daughter she was going to name her Britannica... but I digress.... The point is that there is so much more information available to us.
In elementary school, if I had to write a paper on airplanes, I would pull the encyclopedia off the shelf with the letter A and write based on the half page explanation of airplanes. Now a person can google airplanes, watch a video, complete a tutorial and even get a virtual tour of an airplane mock up. Pretty cool huh?
While I do sometimes miss the simplicity of searching through a library to find information, I love learning so many new things right at my fingertips... I will add though that most often I will read about a subject first (like understitching)... then, being completely lost, I watch a video and the light bulb clicks. Ohhhh that is what the book was talking about. (Youtube.... the Heaven-sent tutor for visual learners).
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The shirt has been passed down to Ruby which is fitting since she was born on July 4th.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The sound was the crunch munch of Ruby EATING MY PATTERN!!!! She must have snatched the pattern piece off the back of the chair and gone to town. She literally ate a third of the sleeve pattern. :(
Yeah you missy!
There is something about a pug face that is always a cross between guilt and remorse.
But next time you may find yourself wishing you hadn't messed with my sewing pattern bwa ha ha ! In other news....
Tyler and I are still playing Rayman. It is getting HARD. Some of the levels take us forever to complete. I think the game even loses faith in us. After so many times of dying over and over the game will pop up a message saying something like, 'Hey this level is pretty hard, do you want to take a break?' Hahaha.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
So awesome :)
Tyler came home from Arizona on Sunday. He went down there for his grandma's funeral and came back a cowboy.