Thursday, January 31, 2008
I was trying a homemade, more natural dishwashing deturgent and Russ was dying. It left a gross film and I probably could have lived with it longer than he did, but he hated it. He asked if I could please buy normal detergent. So I went to the store and usually I get the cheapest kind (remember, I'm cheap) but this time I thought that I would make Russ happy and get something that worked. I saw this box that said "no pre-wash needed". Well I HATE to pre-wash my dishes. What is that all about, "pre"wash. Why don't we just call it what it is, washing your dishes twice. Once with soap and once without.
I came home with this stuff and said to myself and Russ, "I am going to put this to the test. I let pans sit and dry with the food in it and I did not rinse it or even get it wet and guess what? It came out clean!!! I love it! I never rinse anything. Just think of all the water I am saving! As soon as I am done using something I just throw it in the dishwasher. No more stuff in the sink. Sometimes I catch Russ rinsing and have to run in and turn the water off and scold him.
This may not be a big deal to anyone else, maybe you all have been living the good life for quite some time now. But, if you have been like me trying to save a few bucks let me tell you now- It is NOT worth it. Go and get Cascade Complete.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Can you imagine a different desk for every different kind of craft? I can.
Okay, this is a little too much. You can't really be a crafty person if you are this organized. I mean, after you have used the fabric once it can never look like that again. Unless of course it is someones full time job t make sure it looks like that. Which I am guessing this is the case.
If I had a room like this I would pee my pants everyday because I would not want to get up to go to the bathroom. (Russ actually peed behind his couch when he was a kid because he did not want to miss the show he was watching.) Maybe I could be like psycho, astronaut, kidnapper, lady and wear a diaper. Gross.
This is exactly what I want in a craft room, but I would need more curved lines and color. Martha Stewarts decor is so dang boring to me, but she sure knows how to craft, or at least her staff does. You could take a peak into other rooms in her house and nothing appealed to me execpt how would you like this little space in your kitchen?
Sad, huh. I don't feel too bad that it looks this terrible, because I have not even tried to organize it. I am getting this place in order a little bit at a time. I will probably have the whole place in order about the time we need to move.
I should probably stop covetting now, I am going to read my scriptures.
P.S. for some reason spell check won't work so, Jacie, go ahead and edit it for me.
Monday, January 28, 2008
These are some things that I made today. A sneak peak if you will. They are not done yet and won't be for awhile. They are fun party hats, in case you could not tell.
My goal is to post something on this blog every day this week. We will see if it happens.
I made the mistake of reverting back to my 4th grade ways, and said this to William. I in turn heard it back approximately 140 times in the next 15 min. William cracked up hysterically every time. It was an evening of silliness.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
William discussing a certain sword with Santa
Notice anything about this picture?
Her hair looks RED! I love it, it is my new favorite picture.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
A new and awesome electronic one.
Everyone was getting really into it and after a couple of rounds I decided I needed to get my camera out. It turns out when you are under pressure to get others to guess an action you are doing your faces become really over exaggerated. It was awesome. If you put the arrow on the pics in the slide show it will show you the word they were acting out. If it says "not sure" that is because I don't remember. If you are one of the party animals and you remember one I forgot or if I got one wrong, comment and let me know.
WARNING: The faces you are about to see are not expressions that are typically see on these faces. Enjoy.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Check out their statement on their my space page:
ELIZA magazine was created for women who want to be stylish, sexy, and still keep high standards in dress, entertainment, and lifestyle. In a media culture that frequently objectifies and commercializes women and their bodies, ELIZA strives to provide an alternative to the current mainstream media that emphasizes sex and skin in order to push products or sell magazines. ELIZA magazine was created for women who want high-fashion that encourages and inspires them, providing hip and current styles that enhance the whole woman. Each issue will provide exciting and informative features in Fashion, Beauty, Health,
I am all for anyone who is trying to change the image of women as sex symbols. Let's be stylish instead, shall we? And speaking of style, check out these gorgeous dresses-
These beauties come from a little place called Shabby Apple.
(visit them at http://shabbyapple.com/) And here is their purpose:
After years of not being able to find stylish dresses that covered enough skin to make you really feel comfortable (without wearing a tank top, cardigan or long slip), owners Emily and CK decided to do something about it.
They visited trade shows, marketplaces and designer studios only to discover the problem was not that department stores weren't buying the right dresses, but that designers weren't designing them.
Shabby Apple is proud to offer you fantastic dresses that allow you to look fabulous, without having to compromise anything else.
I found this funny because there is a dress hanging in my closet that I love, but have only worn twice because I have to wear an undershirt and a shrug and it is just not worth it to me. There dresses are a little pricey, but my man even said that once we have money I can buy them. Yeah. I will too because, even though I am cheap, I want to support those who are trying to change the way we look at fashion and make my life easier. Plus, it isn't just that they cover you up, they look great too (at least I think so).
Spread the word!
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sorry there are so many pictures, but what are you going to do when your husband is such a stud.