Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sewing (Almost) Fail

I wanted to try the Sew Weekly challenge for this last week, and had a great idea, but it did not turn out quite too good...I had wanted to make a pencil skirt with a shirt. The skirt turned out okay. I have never worked with a knit fabric before, so that was a little different. The shirt did not turn out at all. I did not consider that a non-stretchy fabric would need a lot more room to get my noggin and arms through. I thought of re-doing it, but do not really feel like it, I just want to work on something else.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hello! Just me, posting pictures of myself this last Sunday.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My New Camera

I got a new camera earlier this week. I have been having fun tinkering around with it. I think I am going to like it. It is a big step up from my last one.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vintage Makeup Video

My first video has been created! I had not realized just how long making and editing a video would take! But it is all done, finally!

 Some notes to go along with the video.
  • I have very sensitive skin and none of this makes me break out
  • I love the Cargo Blu_Ray powder. I am not such a huge fan of the liquid foundation. Cargo products are pretty pricey, but the powder is worth it. I don't think I would get the liquid foundation again though.
  • I put a lot of mascara on so that I do not feel the need to use fake eyelashes
  • The foundation combination that I use evens out my skin tone nicely and gives a pretty porcelain doll-like look, which is what you want if you like the 40s and 50s
  • If you have any questions or comments send me a message or comment
  • I will update this list of notes if need be. If I am feeling ambitious I will add a product list on here as well as in the movie.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

A New Baby

Two and a half years ago my now husband gave me a betta fish. It was about two weeks before he left and I named it Frenchy II, reason being that most people call him Frenchy. That fish passed away earlier this week and is now in betta heaven.

We decided that we were going to get another betta. My beau told me that he saw baby bettas at a local pet store, and sure enough, we found a baby betta! This little fish is about one inch long and is full of energy. It is cute to watch him eat because he has to hive very tiny pieces or else he can't eat it. I have decided not to name it until I know if it is a boy or girl. I am not sure how to tell as a baby because they all looked the same to me.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Frugal Friday 1

A few weeks ago I had my younger brother-he is four-over while my dad was out of town and my mom was at a scrapbooking crop. I wanted to do something fun for dinner, but the only suggestion he gave me was cereal. I decided I was going to override that idea and found a recipe for homemade pizza lunchables. I wish I had taken my own photos, but alas I did not, so instead I will just say how great they were. I used the recipe here and it is one I will definitely do again.

Total Cost:
Dough: I do not know really. I had everything on hand, so say maybe $2
Pizza sauce: The little jar was $2
Cheese: I got pre-shredded stuff. Each bag was $2, so $4 total
Total cost: $8

This made 18 little mini pizzas, so it was about $0.44 for each pizza. And it was so much fun to eat! I think the price is probably lower than that because I think I overestimated on the dough. I could have also shredded my own cheese to bring the cost down.

P.S. I ordered a new camera! It should be here by Tuesday. :]


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quotation Wednesday 1

Found here. Even has a tutorial to make it!

I love this quote from J.R.R. Tolkein. It is probably one of my top favorites. Enjoy!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Scalloped Skirt

I finished a skirt! I was not sure how much fabric to get, so I went on the higher side and got two yards. I only needed one though. The tutorial was really easy to follow. My only change would have been to make it longer. My beau said it looks like a tennis skirt. Also, the skirt is an odd color, but I just found a white shirt at a thrift store today that I think will match nicely. I think it is a half-circle skirt and I like it a bit more than a full-circle skirt for me, and it uses less fabric.{I know it is not quite Sunday, but in other time zones

Pattern: Vivat Veritas:Scallop Waist Skirt
Size Made: 12 (But added about two inches to the length)
Cost: I paid $12 for two yards, but only used about one-so $6 for the fabric, $1 for the thread (on sale!), $1 for the zipper (on sale too!), $2 for some white bias tape, but just used a little. Total cost=$9

It was a windy day, but I was determined to get pictures! Me channeling Marilyn Monroe! Haha!

I am just so photogenic....


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Craftaholics Anonymous Gift Exchange

I have been following the Craftaholics Anonymous blog for quite a while now. I believe I have participated in two (or three, I can't remember) of the gift exchanges. They are really fun and I enjoy doing them a lot, so I thought I would share it for anyone that has not heard of it yet! The sign-ups end on June 7th!

On another note, I am trying to re-vamp this blog. As in, I am going to try to organize a schedule to my postings. By the end of this week I should have something put together!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wedding Part Two

My amazing photographer posted some of the wedding pictures!  I was so excited to see them and cannot wait to see the rest! My mom is an avid scrapbooker, so pictures have definitely been a huge part of growing up. Though I do not scrapbook, I have grown to really love and appreciate having pictures of the various things I do, and my wedding was pretty high on the list of things-to-have-great-pictures-of and I would have to say that I think that is exactly what happened!

That's right, those are the petri dish favors!

Friday, June 1, 2012


For our honeymoon we went to my aunt and uncle's cabin at Lake Almanor. It was very nice and very relaxing. We went out o a canoe on the lake, went sand up paddle boarding, went to Lassen National Forest and relaxed!

It was a little too windy for me that day.

Catching crawdads, but we let them all go.

Lassen National Forrest

Lassen National Forest

Lassen National Forest

The steam coming off of the hot spring was warm.