Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Spontaneous scrap page!

On my days off, I went to Michael's and Hobby Lobby. I originally was looking for a Jo-Ann's Fabric, but got never found it. I got lost and my phone was dead, so I could not look it up. I ended driving to Hobby Lobby instead hoping I would find some good stuff and I did. Between Michael's yesterday and Hobby Lobby today.. well, I bought some new stuff, ya'll! Tonight I made a page with some of it the new papers I got:

 This is a picture of my friend Kat on her wedding day posing with my parents. We have known each other since college and are still friends to this day. I lived at home in college, so my parents got to know Kat well. The journaling talks a little about my parents watching Kat and I "grow up" (;

I did a close up on the details on the second picture. I like the mini collage I did with the elephants.

The products I used were Recollections: Rooster Provincial paper (Michael's), My  Mind's Eye: The Station paper, MME: Follow your heart brads and happy day tag, Amy Tangerine: Hello letters, Amy Tangerine brad (I think from the Daybook collection),  a dollie sprayed with Mister Huey: Pumpkin Spice, Tim Holtz tape, the elephants are a Martha Stewart punch, the fabric tape is from Freckled Fawn, the journaling tag is from K&Co.:Classic K Bailey tag pad.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Gap Year

I think travel is important. It opens your eyes and humbles you in many ways. It shows you how small you really are, but also how we are all inter-connected. It opens your mind and broadens your horizons. In Europe, they have the concept of the gap year. You travel after you finish college/high school for a year before you start working. I like it! I think students in the United States could benefit from this. You don't always know what you want to do at 18 or even what career you want to do even after you finish college. Why not travel and learn about your world?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Scrap page dump

So I have been doing scrapping, but not uploading. That is about to change. View the pretties below:

This is a picture that I took at Madeline's birthday party. She and her mama have since moved. Little Madeline is growing up fast. Little ones can't be young forever. Tear. 

 This is Kat and Marty on their wedding day dancing the day away. I like the look on Marty's face in this picture. He is totally in LOOOOVE. (;

This is Sam and I at the drawing booth at Chuck E Cheese. Several of our friends with children choose Chuck Cheese as the birthday party spot, so we get to go quite often.

The is Neal and Malaney on their wedding day. I love the balcony picture and you can even see their photographer in the background.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

10 Baby Things

On the 10th of the month I try and do Shimelle's 10th on the 10th. We essentially make a list of 10 anythings. Since I have had baby on the brain, below are 10 things that I think are cool things for babies:

3 Sprouts owl caddy to hold diaper items or anything you want, really.

Baby Bjorn Travel bed

 Trumpette's baby high top sneaker socks

A baby book with a bit more. This book gives you space to talk about what was going on at the time your baby was growing up. For example, the price of gas at the time, etc.

Cool Texas onesie from Locally Grown Clothing

The Fly Baby Hammock for airplane rides

Rad onesie! From Little Atoms on Etsy

Owl wet/dry bag for cloth diapering. You can hold both wet and dry stuff in the same bag. Woah, woah. (Have you guessed my theme for the nursery is owls?!) From Planet Wise.

O is for Owl huggable blanket. By Kid Preferred.

The Nest by Phil and Ted. Awesome portable baby bed.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

10 Fiesta pictures

Since Fiesta just tied up in April I thought I would share 10 photos from Fiesta 2010 (which I just recently found as I was printing photos from Fiesta 2012.) I think all these picture are from the  King William event. Fiesta is the name for one large event. Essentially two weeks of parties. There are many events/parties going on each day and you can pick and choose which ones you want to go to or even go too many in one day! (: You can read more about Fiesta by clicking on the word"fiesta" in the first sentence at the top of this blog entry. Viva Fiesta!
See more 10 Things on the 10th at Shimelle's blog
 You need to have dramatic hats at Fiesta

 This guy pulled my sister off the street to do her hair.  She has beautiful Rapunzel hair.

 People also like to dress up their dogs. There is a parade before King William of pretty pooches.

 This is me with a cut out of the Dos Equis guy. I love this guy and all the ads with him in them. Yes, I have Dos Equis in my hand.

 Funnel cake is a must have at any Fiesta event

 Fancy dressed up ladies. Not sure where they are going or coming from. Then again it's Fiesta, so they may just dress up just because.

This man has awesome flowers on his hat. Both men and women get into the fancy hats

 These guys have skeletons on their hats. These hats are super awesome and probably quite heavy. The guys are rockin' this look.

King William is a street/housing area that the fiesta is held on. It's just as fun to see the houses. I thought this one was pretty.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A Week in the Life: Sunday

Here is the final day of Week in the Life:

 After coffee I decided to put togethter the glider. It was rather dramatic and Sam had to help at different points. I am super excited about it and the wood matches perfectly in the nursery.

Sam made compost cookies! These are the best cookies in the world! They are full of crazy ingredients which makes them oh, so good. The recipe is from the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. If you are ever in NYC go there!

 This was my lunch; fish and salad

 I scrapped a page about the royal wedding

This is a house on our street that is decorated for Fiesta. I was taking the picture as I was driving. Hence the fog effect.

A week in the Life: Fiesta Sat.

Continuing a Week in the Life...
So from 10:30 ish to 3:00ish Johanna and I went to the King Williams Fiesta event. It was awesome. We ate, laughed and bought things. Fiesta is essentially a two week party that started out as an event to honor folks at San Jacinto and evolved into awesome. It was super fun and I love the spirit, crazy fun and costumes that go along with it every year. Here are pics of Fiesta Fun:

 As we were riding the bus downtown, we saw this sweet dog ready for Fiesta. There is a dog parade early in the morning, so at this event there is always a lot of cute dogs walking amongst the people.

 All dressed up and ready to go. I am sure there was some event she was part of or just finished up with an event. She could be dressed up because she is a kid and wanted to be. Hugs!

 Each event has their own medal and people collect them throughout the years. I have the UTSA ones from 2001 forward. People like to display them on sashes, much like this lady here. Woah! She has a lot of medals. 

 These great danes were awesome! So is this ladies shirt and flower headdress. I remember getting the headdresses at events when I was little. Okay, when I was big, too. All events in SA seem to have the headdresses because they are awesome!

Yea, for raspas! Johanna and I knew it was our destiny to have one and we found them right before we headed home.

People, how can you not love this dog?! Princessa? and awesome! 

After the fiesta event Sam and I had movie night. This is a pic of the theatre at night. We saw Cabin in the Woods and yes it was good. Two words Joss Weddon!

A Week in the Life: TGIF

Long story short, my router died and we had no internet over the weekend. OMG! I had to read books! (sarcasm.) Friday I somehow flaked completely on pictures. Did not take breakfast of lunch pictures and saw students all day. After work the fam went to get paletas at Paraiso. It was awesome good! So here is my Friday for A Week in the Life...a little late.

 Mom and my sister enjoy paletas

 loading up for Fiesta

 The store front

 The sign

The cart

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Week In the Life: Thurs.

So as I move forward with Week in the Life, I notice that I do have fewer pictures and my daily sheets are not as detailed as the beginning of the week. Some things are repetitive, but i still think you can capture the same thing just with a different picture or another angle to keep it fresh. Some pictures I have of Thursday and they will go in my Week in the Life album, but not on the internet. Mostly because I  know they would not like their picture on the internet. So I am respecting that wish. (ie my grandma, the Oxbow board and students in our lobby.) My Thursday:

12PM: lunch was the terakayi bowl at the JPL. I just discovered this and it's so good. The woman at the counter that makes it is so full of joy and I enjoy seeing her and talking with her.

6:PM the Land's End catalog is here and they have dresses now! The black notebook is my tiny watercolor/art journal. This is my first foray into art journaling. I will show more pictures once I finish my first page.

This agenda will represent the neighborhood association meeting I went to. It is a voluntary neighborhood association. I am the VP and the webperson.You can kinda see what we talked about. I did it at an angle to hide our names and phone numbers.

These puzzles will represent my grandma. She is the type of woman who will not leave the house without hair done and makeup on. Knowing this she would probably does not want her picture on the internet. However, I do have one of her and me to put in the WITL album. I took it with my phone (:

After the meeting I came home finished reading my catalog, hung out with the dogs and then went to bed. I never ate the dinner Sam brought home for me because my stomach hurt all day. I just went to bed early.