Thursday, July 22, 2010

Craft Time!

Here are some of the random projects I have been working on. Anything to keep me from going insane. :)

This lovely beach bag I added a few bells and whistles toDSC_7833DSC_8288
I just added some roses and ruffles to it. What more could a girl want!? The bag already had this fun bright pink on the inside that I wanted to incorporate on the outsideDSC_8292
I found another use for those square metal tins that I have. I made a magnet board! The photos I tried to make old and vintage looking to go with the rest of the look. I then outlined it in lace and put the bigger rose on the corner. Oh and the magnets are those twisty roses that I put on the bag above. Super easy!DSC_8295
These lovelies I found at Ross on clearance for $8.99. Now I'm not sure but I am going to say they were on clearance because of that awful pink color they came in.
so viola! I spray painted them yellow! It actually worked better than I anticipated. Tip: If any of you are wanting to make over your shoes I sprayed a cotton pad and then wiped it on the shoe. Much easier!
However my hands did take a tole but it's all in the name of cute shoes!
Last but not least. I bought this adorable dress at Ross (have I ever mentioned I love that store?) but like most their dresses there it was too short! So I added some lace to the bottom of the dress and sleeves. disclaimer: this pic make me look like I have a bad gut. I have one but it's not that big! I shot this using my new tripod! :) So tell me what you guys think of my new creations!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Spanish Fork Hot Pots

All my time living in Utah I never knew that there were hot pots up Spanish Fork canyon. Well Ty and Bre gave us the pleasure the other night of being our guide to the pots and let me tell you they felt GREAT! as for the smell..... lets just say I am still smelling rotten eggs. There was a nice leisurely 2 mile hike/walk to the pots and then there are several different ones to choose from once you get there. For those of you who have never been I HIGHLY suggest you go!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bear Lake

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hummingbird Sanctuary

I have to blog about this because after this happened Nick said "hey you can blog about this" so I don't want to let him down. SO as Nick and I were walking in from church today then we see this poor little hummingbird with its wings expanded, lifeless in our breezeway. The poor little bugga was still alive but barely. So me having the mother Theresa heart that I have, took the bird in to nurture it. You know if a hummingbird is letting me approach it, it must not feel well. I love animals and I especially like miniature things so I couldn't resist. Especially since Nick told me a dog or cat would probably get to it if I left it. I brought it in in this little tupperware that we had and sat some sugar water in a pop lid for it to drink. To my disappointment it didn't even acknowledge it was there so I went and found a red flower knowing that they are attracted to red.... still, nothing. So i tried poring a little down the side of the tupperware where the birds beak was resting. Sure enough I see this string like tongue come out and lap the water off the side. This apparently gave it enough energy to fly up to our hanging basket so I followed it up there with a little cup full of sugar water and basically dunked its beak in the water. It drank a little then sat up on the rim of the cup. It sat there as it stared at me wide eyed and I was calling for Nick to get a pic of me holding it but as Nick came out.... it flew away! My little guy was all better. It was so gratifying seeing him fly up into the trees. I am sure it's comparable to sending your kid off for their first day of school. :) Nick is pretty sure it was diabetic and just needed a little sugar. A few things I learned through this experience. One, humming birds have actual beaks. I always thought they were tube like beaks that didn't open. Two, hummingbirds have freaky really long, really skinny tongues. And Three, everyone/thing deserves a second chance! :)