Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
After they were done we headed to the home base, O'Reilly's, for a few drinks. Oh, and Brett & Regina were there too at the end of the night. They went to a concert and then ended up meeting us downtown. It was so fun to hang out with everyone, but we were out way later than we usually are! The bars in Indianapolis can stay open until 3, so of course we stayed until close. That means that we did some serious sleeping in today!
Once we were up and around we went to Kohl's for the wonderful purchase shown below and Wal-Mart for groceries. I did some cooking this afternoon. Hopefully I won't have to cook much this week, just throw something new in the oven.
T.J. and I decided to get some Chuck Taylors at Kohl's. We have both been wanting a pair and we finally caved. T got a gray pair and mine are blue. I LOVE them!!! I also found out about Poladroid from another blog. It is how I got the picture to look like a Polaroid.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I also got my ribbon all wrapped up. I saw this on another blog where you wrap ribbon around clothes pins instead of leaving them on the spools. It saves a lot of room and I think it looks good too!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Here are some instructions on how to make them yourself. She also puts the pups on bags or wall art. I really want to try it! I just had to share because I think this is so stinkin' cute!!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So sometimes I kind of have a hard time trying to think of things for Wish List Wednesday. It's not like I don't have tons of stuff that I wish for, it's just that when it's time to actually put it down, I can't think of anything. So I thought that I would theme my lists. This week it's the kitchen. Immediately I thought of Rachael Ray. I love watching her 30 Minute Meals on Food Network, so I went to her website and found all the stuff that she uses that I would love to have:)
Graters like these for cheese grating and garlic or zest grating.
I love these spoons. You can hook them on the pot, so you don't make a mess all over your stove like me:)
A GB -- garbage bowl:)
Super sharp knives. Although T.J. does like to pretend he is a chef and I am a little afraid for his fingers!
Monday, August 24, 2009
I would like to share with you some of my favorite sellers. They all have super cute stuff they are selling!
1. This and That from Japan
3. Paisley Pockets
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Herky was just sitting by these when I wanted to take the picture:) I had to offer him some cheese, though, to get him to look at me. The dogs hate the flash on my camera!
T.J. with Baxter & Herky
Mike and Julie with their grand-dogs, Baxter, Cocoa (Ben, T.J.'s brother's dog), and Herky.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
It was such an awesome feeling when Abby called and said they got their referral. I got so choked up. I am getting teary now just writing this. This has been such a long and frustrating journey. They aren't out of the woods yet. They won't be able to bring their baby home from Ethiopia for a few months. I just pray that he stays happy and healthy until they can bring him to his new home. I also hope that everything goes smoothly, they pass court on the first time, and the next few months go as fast a possible.
Congratulations, Mom and Dad! You guys are going to be great parents!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
All done. I hope that I made him strong enough for a little one to love, hug, and play with. The original sock monkey was made out of some of these socks. My sock monkey was made out of a pair of men's Dockers dress socks. Because of that, I had to sew on his facial feature since it wasn't built into the sock. I just love him and I hope that one of the preschoolers at the burn camp in Sacramento, CA will too. This blog has all the details. If you are interested in making one too, you should check it out!
Monday, August 17, 2009
I got pointy kitty done. His head is pretty big. I should have stuffed his front legs fuller b/c his head is weighing him down:)
And last but not least, I made another tag blankie. I figured this fabric could be for a boy or girl. I used white with black polka dots flannel fabric on the back.
I just loved the paw print and ruler ribbon!