Friday, February 22, 2013

Exploring LA: January

Zach and I decided to try and explore one new place per month. For January, that meant a short drive to Balboa Park to see what all the fuss was about. Bike trails, roller bladers, park, paddle boats, joggers, playground, picnic was cool!  I didn't take many pictures, but we scored with an awesome parking spot and had a nice walk in great weather.
Great walk around the lake

Little gopher buddy hangin' out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Projects Lately

Well, my weekend included successfully packing up the Christmas Decor.  Finally.  I also half-heartedly decorated our mantle with a bunch of frames I didn't feel like hanging up on the wall (we had a long picture wall at our old house, but this house has a darker hallway and I haven't been as interested in recreating it.)  It does make the living room feel a little more homey, though. Except for the giant empty corner now, treeless and dull.

In other news, I practiced some  Ninjago skills lately, you know, copying whatever I could find on Pinterest for a special boy's 9th!!! birthday party.  The first were Ninjago suckers, just glued some tissue paper on and then some internet-printed eyes. 
 The next were a couple t-shirts. I used iron-on applique's like I did for the onesies and blindly tried to iron the eyes onto the center of the shirt, evenly. I think that is the toughest part for me about decorating clothes / iron-ons.  Being paranoid about it being even.  Oh well. :(

Also, I completed my first and last "big" sewing project, a quilted blanket for my sister for Christmas.  I bought the quilt squares pre-cut and pre-coordinated (a big must for me) then sewed them together, sewed on the brown outside...soft blankie material on the back and a #(*%%# satin blanket trim. Like I said...nothing that big again, ever.  That quilt better last, like, 20 years for my sister. Just sayin',

Have you been up to making anything lately???

Friday, February 15, 2013


Happy Weekend! Here's to putting away the DRAMARAMA of work for 48 hours and finally packing up my Christmas Tree and decorations. Just in time to decorate for Spring!

And if I'm lucky, I'll get to hang out with this guy a bit, if he doesn't have too much homework. Turn the Pandora Radio up and here's to the weekend!