Sunday, September 25, 2011

Date Night

Sorry that I haven't blogged in FOREVER, but seriously, not working any more you may think, "WOW she has way more time to blog and craft and read." But in reality, nope not true.  I seriously am reading and studying all afternoon before I pick Chris up from work around 6:30p.m. However, I wanted to post about our really most recent date night.

Chris works quite a bit, including a full shift of 9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. on Saturdays.  So, I am by myself... a lot and get lonely quite a bit too.  So we hadn't been on a real date in awhile because usually we just want to lay around the house and relax.

I usually make a lunch of Chris and I recently bought him his own lunch box.  On this particular day I thought I'd sent along with his lunch a little note asking him out on a date of dinner, movie, and ice cream. Please do not take notice of my bad spelling, it has never been a strength of mine.

I made this really yummy vegetable minestrone soup that I have been wanting to make for awhile.  After I picked him up from work we had a nice dinner with one another at home and then headed to the movies for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

Look at all that yummy veggieness and pasta!
I didn't get any pictures at the movie theatre but here is one of us at TCBY hittin' up the Fro Yo.

The movie and such was on a Thursday and the next day Friday the date kinda continued.  We attend a Florida State Volleyball game (FYI all games are FREE TO ALL).  It was WAY fun and I got a free shirt out of it. The game was apart of a tournament they were having.
While we were there across the way (basically the other side of the court from where we were sitting) We saw some FSU basketball players.  

Quick side story.  We went to a basketball game last year that was during the Winter break from school against Stetson (no one was there, very empty).  However, sitting behind us was EJ Manuel (FSU quaterback) and Chris asked me if we could go up there and if he could take a picture with him for his Dad.  I was too nervous and felt silly so I said no... and then EJ Manuel left and Chris was sad.  I promised him next time we see him or any one else that he would like to take a picture with I would let him.  So here is Chris with Bernard James in the white and Michael Snear in the the blue.  FYI they were all standing on the floor, that's all natural height in those boys (including Chris, haha!)

They played Kentucky and as you can see by the score they pretty much dominated the whole time.  Seriously you should go check out a volleyball game they are way fun and exciting.

With my new found or sometimes lost time I'll try and keep up.  We did just finally signed for our new home and will be moving in this week so I'll have that to blog about for sure.  Have a great Sabbath Day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Latest Crafting

Good Afternoon Fellow Bloggers!  I decided to share with you all my latest crafting/ sewing projects.  The first was this really awesome bib necklace.

I thought I would model if off for ya too so you get the idea.

I got this necklace idea from a good friend Mrs. Blimes ever since she posted this almost a year ago I have been wanting to make one REALLY bad.  I love the camel colors she used.  I had a few fabric scraps and felt around so I thought I could pull it off for sure now.  I went obviously for a mixture of colors.  I would have to say my favorite part are the cute buttons.  Thanks Marquases for the awesome idea!! I have gotten tuns of compliments on it.  One girl at the store said she really liked it because it was something totally different.  

Next project was really my first bag/tote.  I have been wanting to make a new bag for awhile now.  I only have two purses and I have been wanting to buy a new one but I'm strange... sometimes I think to myself why buy something I can make.  I haven't bought any jewelry myself since like 8th grade because I just look at some stuff and say "I could MAKE that."  So that kinda transfers to things like bags.

The idea/ pattern came from Make it and Love it blog that I have been recently following.  Her tote is a heavier duck cloth.  Mine is a kind of upholstery material but it worked out.  I love the rustic life pattern.  Chris hates it.  We went to Hobby Lobby the day after it opened here in Tally and I was looking at the fabric and saw some just like this and told him how much I love it.  He was not impressed.  So when I got it and was about to show him I said I know you won't like it but it's something for just me and you won't have to "use" it.  

What I am most proud of myself was the lining.  I didn't think I could do it but I just followed the directions and took my time and it turned out Great!

I think I'm going to use this as my new church bag.  Now that I was just called as the Relief Society Secretary I felt I needed a more grown up bag instead of my fun Primary panda bear bag. (I STILL LOVE YOU PANDA BEAR BAG!! You will be used don't worry)

The only other thing I have been working on and I haven't taken any pictures are my cloth napkins.  I am always trying to find ways for Chris and I to save money (and help the environment out along the way too) and I told him one day that I really wanted to make our own napkins so we can save money on constantly buying paper ones.  Plus, I want to save the earth!  =)

My best friend MacKenzie and her family have ALWAYS used cloth napkins and last Thanksgiving when I was visiting them in Michigan I told myself I wanted to do the same.  Sorry there are no pictures but their not as excited as the two things above.

I know all of you are WAY more crafty then me but I thought I'd show some of my simple things I have been working on with some of the time I have acquired. Happy Sewing/ Crafting!