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Thursday, August 28, 2008

i love to {K}nit

i'm not a typical 21 year old i guess, if i think knitting a hat and watching a couple episodes of survivor is funner than going let's say to the mall...well this is my new endeavour i'll have to let you know how it goes, i'm on the last couple rows now of a baby hat. of course after i'm done, i'll need a baby model...anyways here's what i have so far...
i am very tempted to just leave this little "air" hole. i really don't like using 4 freaking needles, it messes with my head. (please ignore the mess around the hat, i'm trying to be good and prepare my lesson for sunday before saturday night.)
and last but not least, i made the pratts a little frame (that ty dropped and kinda broke the corner of {i fixed it though})i used a floating frame and a vynal from Treasury of Memories and printed a 5x7 of one of my favorite pictures from their photoshoot.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


alright today is going to be A LOT of pictures. i used some pioneer woman actions on them (see right sidebar for link) and the Boutwells Totally Rad Actions on others. woohoo my favorite part of photography is photoshopping them after. i hope the pratts don't mind being on my blog...if they want to see them before hand this and facebook is the best way.

The End.
p.s. it helps a whole bunch when the family you are taking pictures of just natually looks nice, unlike our family where anytime we take any pictures we have funny faces and lots and lots of closed eyes. haha

Friday, August 15, 2008

Birthday Card

I haven't posted a card in a LOOOONG time. i've decided it was time. this is an acetate front card ( i don't know what to call it.) i used opaque stazon stamp pad and a piece of scratch paper for the "present" i might put some ribbon the the seam where the acetate meets the paper but i don't have time now. darn work.
anyways i hope everyone has a good day. i have to go to work so...well...ya.

Monday, August 11, 2008

"That's the best smell this house has ever had"

today, we are going to discuss the importance of good food. we all probably know that i like to cook/bake, then of course i have to EAT what i make, it's a horrid cycle. anyways, our new neighbors gave us this recipe a couple weeks ago and it couldn't be simpler, or taste better! i don't know what it's called, maybe chicken, with sauce. (very original) i'll walk you through the process. then you have to promise to go and make don't wait, don't pass go, don't collect 100 dollars...wait, nevermind. ok well. now that's out of the way..
what you need:
chicken breast
russian dressing (which i HATE except for in this recipe)

lipton dry onion soup mix- 1 packet

handfull of crasins

Now you can stop there and make it with rice or something, but we like to do things a little differently around these parts...
we get the guerrero hard shell things..see picutre


(added this time, green onions and raddishes...just b/c we can)
the first thing you do, is preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
stir together dressing and lipton onion stuff

put chicken into pan with the sauce. coat those bad boys ALL OVER with this stuff. seriously flop them around in there until every bit is covered.

add the crasins on top
now let it cook for about 1-1.5 hours it will get real tender like. that's how we like it. flip the chicken about every half hour, let it get in all that goodness. when there's about 10 minutes left of cook time, i take it out and shred it so it can soak up that sauce some more. then put it back in the oven for a little bit.

then you top your little shell with whatever you'd like and EAT IT!

last time we made this with rice too, but forgot this time and it was still good. shelley even asks for seconds.
my dad came in from outside and said, that's the best smell this house has ever had. everyone, including picky sam loved it.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Random: it's what's for dinner.

i'm kinda crazy. i just started a new blog, mostly meant for random thoughts. i'm keeping this one seperate so you don't get sucked into my craziness. you're welcome. if you dare to venture to that part of the blogisphere go at your own RISK. don't say i didn't warn you! muhahahaha

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Camera Straps.

For my birthday last month, i got a little tri-pod...thing. but it wasn't the right size for my SLR so we had to return it. to make up for that, i picked out a stinkin' cute strap for my camera. i LOVE it. i haven't gotten it yet since we just ordered it, but i already know i will enjoy it a heck of a lot better than my black, itchy, ugly strap that came with my camera. here is the one i got...

i know you're all probably jealous. i bought it here, Cotton Candy by Natalie. when i first found her website, i posted a link to it on the right hand side of my blog under SLR straps. you should check her site out, they are a pretty good price and no matter which one you choose, they are all cute. i will let you all know about it when i get it. i'm waiting anxiously for the mail everyday!
p.s. here is what we did golf and go-karts. yes we are 8.

of course i used the Totally Rad Actions, which i am in love with. (another shameless plug :)) oh well it's not like they pay me.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

scrapbook day!

yesterday we had a little scrapbook day!! friends came in from out of town come up and friends from around the area came too. we had it at Treasury of Memories. it was really fun, although in the 7 hours i was there, i got a total of 2 pages done. i mostly just watched jolie make hers, i was her scrapbooking cheerleader so that counts for something....right? anywho my mom banned me from taking this:

much to my chagrin, it probably would have been all i did! i am LOVING it. i wanted to take it slow, since it's the "last" book, but i'm finding it very hard i'm a little over halfway. i only was going to read 50 pages a day, but that flew out the window when...things...happened. haha i can't wait to finish it and discuss it with everyone!

these two ladies, anita and donna were like paparazzi again, much to my chagrin. i do NOT enjoy my picture being taken but i'll get anita back...haha (see end of post :))

nicole got to have a pretty sweet 25th birthday scrapbooking with her mom and friends.

ummm and PS, if anyone has the recipe to these suckers, please give it to me, ASAP. i loved them, it didn't last much longer after this picture was taken.
and finally, here is anita, this is my little revenge for her sly photo-taking skills.

i'm not quite sure how to change the song on this slide thing, and the look of it but oh well, it gets the job done :)

so later this week, i will post the 2, count them, 2 scrapbook pages i got done. bleh. i wasn't prepared with pictures whatsoever. also, being in TOM after it's closed, with all it's goodness at my fingertips is probably not very good for my wallet, but GREAT for my scrapbook-stuff collection. alright well, i can't stay away from that book for too long so i gotta go.


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