Monday, November 24, 2008

Twilight Girl's Night

I had never before done the "movie at midnight" I thought it would be fun and ridiculously immature to see Twilight at 12:01 on Thursday with a huge group of ladies (all over age of 27). And it was fun! The movie was cute...but more importantly the company was great!

We had a delicious dinner at The Cheesecake Factory beforehand and then talked girltalk for hours while we waited in line. Some of the girls in our group dressed up as blood.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Heart Feathers And Glueguns

I knew these headbands would be fun to make! I have been having a blast making tons of them lately. Here are a few of my favorites:

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I received an email from Jennifer at Pasaii Design Studio this morning letting me know that they had featured one of my dresses on their blog today.

That made me smile!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Farm Filled Weekend

This past weekend we went home to Gridley and invited some friends to come along: the Bergers (Brooke and Christian), the Hansens (Brenley, Justin, Jorgen, and Shelley), and the Deans (Emily, Logan, Eva, and Jane Esther). We packed the weekend with all sorts of stuff, and we were exhausted by the end of the day Saturday!

We all took turns riding the three golf carts around the farm. I had forgotten how peaceful and relaxing golf cart rides can be :)
We all had our turns with the rifles and skeet shooter. I would just like it to be known that on my turn they launched two skeet simultaneously and I hit them both. Sharp shooter!
Christian tried to convince Brooke to ride with him on the dirt bike, but she preferred the stability of the four wheelers.
Our first order of business Saturday was to watch a walnut cracker in action. We all had jobs picking out the bad nuts or loading them into the cracker.
Brooke enjoyed the monotony of the sorting job on the belt. Brendon was able to handle touching the walnuts for a surprisingly long amount of time before his allergies kicked in.
What was most impressive was that this cracker was built by my dad's mechanic as a fun hobby.
My mom loved having all the babies around!
We ended up cracking and processing enough for all of us to take five ziploc bags full of walnuts home. We are quick workers!
We also saw the small persimmon orchard and ate some from the bin. Most of us had never tried persimmons before.
Brooke had a blast smashing all the rotten kiwis underfoot.
Eva and Jorgen obliged us by holding up their kiwis every time we asked them for pictures. Behind them is what kiwi vines in a kiwi orchard look like. We loaded up on our year supply of kiwis while we were there.
Some of the ladies took a quick trip up to my mom's dance studio to do a little tap dancing. Emily and I tried to remember our maxi-ford turns. Eva enjoyed prancing around in her new sequined costume.
We had a bonfire and made hot dogs and s'mores for dinner.

CB decided that a pitchfork worked much better than wire hangers. Ha.

We had such a great time. Thanks to our friends for coming along!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My Super Easy Sunday Meal

Now...I don't usually do cooking posts...because I am by no means a chef...not even an aspiring one. My idea of a great meal is one that takes less than 5 ingredients to make :)

Sunday I decided to use the yellow curry simmer sauce we bought at Trader Joe's (love TJ!). I chopped up two pork chops and three potatoes and threw them in the crockpot (on low) with one can of light coconut milk. After three hours I added a bottle of yellow curry simmer sauce and left it all in the crockpot for about 3 hours more. I whipped up some whole grain couscous (having a new love affair with couscous by the way...I've never really cooked with it before) and the meal turned out more delicious than I could hope for from a 5 ingredient meal. I encourage you to try it if you're lazy like me. any of you have great couscous recipes (think simple!) that I need to try??

Monday, November 03, 2008

Be Still My Heart

If I had an extra $655 burning a hole in my pocket...I would buy these. Because they are beautiful! And I LOVE bows.