Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Super Saturday Crafts

This past weekend we had our annual Super Saturday for Relief Society. My calling is on the Enrichment Committee so I was in charge of putting it together. I had the wonderful task of making a 20" antique clock. It didn't sound too bad at the time. After all how hard could making a clock be? How wrong I was....AFter many tries with crackle paint and different colors, finding all the clock parts, finding the middle of the circle to drill holes, stenciling the numbers on the clock, and finding the right hands, I realized it was ALOT of work. But thanks to help from vinyl lettering websites and inputs from friends I put together a clock I was very proud of. One of our other crafts were decopage signs. I chose to do the Happy Harvest one since I don't have many fall decorations. It was so easy to do and cheap too! The best kind of project! =)

For the clock I took a little bit of a different turn than I had originally planned. I didn't do crackle paint and I went a little darker than the original ivory I was planning on. I painted the base coat a dark espresso and then sponged on a country tan color on the top. I was very pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need to figure out where to put it!

Monday, November 3, 2008


So last year we started a little tradition with carving pumpkins with our friends so we decided to carry it on this year. Phil and Tiffany had us over to their apartment and we had a great time carving our pumpkins and eating yummy treats. I went for a goofy looking pumpkin and Dave went with a BYU in his pumpkin. It was a great time. I love the fall and Halloween!

Happy Birthday To ME!!!!

Well it was a GREAT birthday for me! Even though I am getting older, I still managed to have a good time. =) Dave was so cute and nice and got me great gifts, made me muffins in the morning and got me my favorite cereal. He even brought me flowers and cupcakes to my work! He got me fabulous presents along with others of you- and I loved them all. We finished the night off with a nice dinner at Claimjumper. It was the best birthday ever- but Dave is just glad this day is only once a year =) I'm already counting down the days til my next birthday...

If that wasn't enough my friends Jill, Haley, and Tiffany took me out to dinner at Bravo, an Italian restaurant and it was so yummy. I am so lucky to have such great friends and I love the time we get to spend with each other. It's always guaranteed a good time. Thanks girls!

Happy 22nd- Surprise!!

Well another birthday has come and gone and this little party definitely caught me by surprise. It was the day before my birthday and I was starting to feel like I was getting a cold. I went to the gym for a little bit and decided I just wanted to go home and take it easy for the night. I went to Walgreens on the way home to get some Airborne and Dave called me to see where I was. I told him I was on my way and I walked in the door and.....SURPRISE! All my friends were over at our apartment! I was definitely not expecting it! I mean I was in my gym clothes and not looking the cutest but it was so much fun. My friends Jill and Haley made some really yummy treats and Dave put up decorations and got me some balloons and ice cream for the party. He did an excellent job planning and thanks to Jill and Haley for completing the night! It was a great way to start off my birthday. Thanks honey!