my fitness pal

Created by MyFitnessPal - Free Weight Loss Tools

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2009 Christmas card

This is the Christmas card I made this year. It was fun & I love the adorable bear & moose.

red card stock - Provo craft
blue & white card stock - Michaels
bear & moose stamps - Imaginisce - polar expressions
paper - warm woolen mittens - polar express
ink - distress ink - tea dye - ranger
ink - soft sky - stampin' up
ink - white - stampin' up
mis. ribbon & staple

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cade " The sharp dressed man"

For all the ninth graders at Cade's school, they do a mock job interview.The kids need to dress up for the interview. Cade's turn was during english the last period for him of the day. So he had to go around all day in his suit. He did really well in the interview. One of Cade's friends Colin wore a plaid suit. I bet that was a hit!!!!! Anyway Cade thought he was stylin' and lots of the girls though he looked mighty nice!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I haven't posted is quite a while. I have been busy getting ready for the Holiday Boutique coming up on Saturday. There are a lot craft shows going on this weekend.
I hope we do well & have a fun time. Here are a few things I have been working on

My Peppermint Stick soaps with a candy cane.

This is one of the 3 - 2 pound soaps I made.It is Lemongrass Orange. It has added calendula flowers, chamomile flowers & oatmeal, and smells so awesome. It yeilds about 7 pieces when it is cut. I plan on doing custom orders for these soaps, during the holidays.

And here is one of the wood block sets I have been making. I think they turned out super cute.

We need the weather to change so we can get into the holiday spirit. It is really hard for me to when it has been such nice weather. I still want to go out and garden but can't.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Craig (my hubby) and I went to Las Vegas last weekend to celebrate our 16th anniversary. We stayed at my friend Robin's husbands appartment. Craig (Robins hubby) works in Vegas & comes home to Utah on the weekends. Craig & Robin to us out to west Vegas to check out Red Rock Canyon. What a beautiful place. The rock formations & picture graphs were cool.

Later Saturday night we went out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in the shopping place in Caesars Palace. I had yummy key lime cheesecake. Never meet a key lime I didn't like!!! After that we went to the Beatles "LOVE" Cirque Du Soleil.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was incredible.They Payed so much attention to every detail, it was awesome. I would love to take my kids to see it. I would recogmend it to anyone. It was the cooliest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Anniversary Baby!!!! You are the BEST!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I was asked to make a bunch of cards for my friend & boss to gives to send to our Curves ladies.To let them know how much we appriciated them in our lives. My friend Roxanne had to close the doors of our local Curves. She tried to sell for quite some time, but no luck! Now Rox will have the time to spend with her kids & hubby!!! It's sad, alot of the ladies count on Curves for their fitness. I will miss seeing the ladies. They have become such a big part of my life. Truly fantastic & inspiring woman. I am so thankful I had a chance to get to know them.

I made 12 cards, 2 of each!!!

I took pics of 3 each so they are easier to see. This was such a fun card to make.
They are all the same design, just different colors.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

farmers market

Here is a pic from yesterdays farmers market. This was the fifth week. A little slower this weekend, I think due to labor day. But fun anyway !!!

This is a few of the venders that turned out today. Next to me is Madge. She sells fruits & veggys. Last week I got a watermelon from her. WOW- It was the best melon ever. My kids loved it too, even my (non watermelon eating) husband liked it. Next to Madge are the peach selling couple. They brought their peaches down from Willard. Next to them was a guy selling his art. He teaches art up at Weber State University.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First day of School :)

Here is the traditional "First day of school" pic. Carch was a trooper. Cade was not. So Cade doesn't get his pic put on my blog, so there!!!

Newest soapies

This is one of the soaps I have made for the farmers market. It has 5 colors in it, and is scented with part cucumber melon & canteloupe cucumber. I call it fruit basket and it smells yummy!

Here is another soap. I made it with goats milk & oatmeal. It's called oatmeal, milk & honey. I really like what goats milk adds to a soap & oatmeal too. This soap rocks!

Here is another. This one is another goats milk soap. It is rosemary & peppermint.
It smells for fresh, and I like the tingle it gives. I got some red moroccon clay and added it to the top layer.

And another. This is lemongrass. When I first took of wiff of this one out of the bottle I thought what have i wasted my $$$ on. But I heard so much about it, people ranting how awesome it is in soap so I thought I just should try it. Once it is soaped it is yummy. More lemony scented that straight from the bottle. I added to the bottom layer dreid calendula flower petals from my yard. It looks pretty and smells great. I will definetly soap this again!!!

And last but not least.............................lavender raspberry.
What a yummy treat. I love the lavender & raspberry together. They smell so sweet.
I added grouns roses to the soap & for decoration on top!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I have been wanting to try my hand at doing my own crochet flowers for card's. I found a pattern online and tried it out. I used some of my DMC threads. I think they turned out pretty well for my first try at these.

Next I tried some more using diferent yarns and fibers I had in my stash. I like the dark blue varigated ribbon. I sure was easier to do than the hairy yarns :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Here is a pic of the next swap I joined. It is a Food Gift Swap.
This recipe is yummy!!!

This is how many swap recipes I have as of now. I had the recipes in 4x6 binders, but I thought I would use the recipes more if they were handier.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Park Strip :)

Here is the beginning of our Rip The Strip project. Craig and I decided to just go out and weed the main part of our park strip. We both had a long weekend with the 24 of July being in Friday, and we both had it off from work. So we went out at 6 am to weed before it got to hot!!! We got it done in a few hours. So (I decided) to get cleaned up and head to Sandee's to look at their rock again. So we got ready and went. We both liked the Western Sierra rock so we went with that. We scheduled them to deliver the next morning. Then we went to Valley Nursery to get some of the plants we need for the strip. They had two of the kinds we need. The Elijah Blue Fescue and Slow Grow Sumac. Then we went to Lowe's to get the landscape fabric. While we were there, they had several plants for 80% off. So we picked up a few Mugo Pines. We got them for 87 cents, what a deal!!! I like when that happens.

We got the plants in and the landscape fabric in too. Waiting for the rock to get here!

Craig & Cade did the shoveling. Carch made sure the rock was close to the edges. I was the raker. Craig did a final quick rake. What a team!!!

We watered the plants really good & the rock to get off all the dust. I think we have the nicest Park Strip around!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Calvin

Happy 21st Birthday Calvin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We all wish a super happy day!!!
We LOVE YOU bunches!!!

One of Calvin's favorite pics. I like it too!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer fun

The kids love going to Browning pool in the summer.
Carch about to hit the water!!!

Cade havin' some fun too!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

While Calvin was in town visiting with us, I wanted for us to make a soap he could share with his friend Josh & his family. I haven't done a 6 color soap yet, so Calvin was nice enough to help me make one!!!
Nice pic Calvin!!! Thought you would especially like this one:)

Pic of the whole loaf.

Here is a side Pic. I think it turned out way cool. Hope you like Calvin.

Here is a pic of the family. We took it over at Sandridge Park!!!
Hope you are having a great Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I taught a soap making for the Weber County extension offices. I was so nervous, but everything turned out great. I was ready to start making a cold press soap & I couldn't find one of the oils. We were doing a 4 oil soap so it should have been simple, right? Not for me!!! The night before I measured out the oils in separate containers, so it would be easier. I didn't want to take the big buckets I get most bulk oils in. So this would save on time. I panicked looking all over for the oil.
Dori offered to run out to my home & pick it up and bring back. So she headed out. In the mean time I called Craig & he said he would bring to me, thank goodness!!! So Suzie called Dori & told her what was the new plan. So in the mean time we made sugar scrubs.The ladies had fun creating their own scrubs. About the time we finished with that Craig & Carch arrived with the oil. They saved the day!!!!!! Now I owe Craig big time.

Here is the soap I made for the class a few days ahead of thime so they could see the whole cold press soap making process from start to finish!! It is Peppermint, Orange & Eucalyptus EO's with ground peppermint leaves threwout. It has 3 colors, red, orange & green. We had a piece leftover, I am using it now. Yahoo for cp soap!!!

This is the soap we made during the class. It was scented with Pearberry. I forgot how fast the kind of pearberry traces, it is fast. I was throwing in the french green clay & had to stir like crazy. It is a 2 color soap (yellow & moss green) with a little fg clay on top. I barely had time to swirl on the top.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cade decided to get his hair cut. He has talked about it in the past, but really decided to go through with it this time. What a shocker!!! We were really surprised. I told him long hair is alot of work, more than you think. It was always getting in his eyes when he skates, so he started wearing a hat all the time to help keep it back. I used to tell him he has better hair than alot of girls do :)!!! A couple girls he knows used to play with it at school.

Anyway, I thought he would wait until after the Def Leppard concert, we are all going to in August!!! I guess it was finally time. This picture was taken on our way to go get it cut. Here he goes :)

It's going....................................................................


Gone!!! He looks so handsome!!!! Lookin good Cade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Cade!!!! WOW 14 way hard to believe.
All Cade wanted for his B-day was cash. He has been saving for
a new Zune.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

divider swap

The newest swap I am doing is the 4x6 divider swap at SCS. I have been doing lots of 4x6 swaps and dividers will be way nice to organize all my recipes in!!!
I am excited to see what others come up with :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Plant Sale Soaps

The past few years I make 4 or 5 soaps for the Master Gardener's I belong to, to sale during the yearly plant sale. They use the money from the plant sale for new plants at the Ogden Botanical Gardens. This year I donated 5 different soaps.
The yellow bow-Oatmeal, Milk & Honey,
purple bow-Lavender & Raspberry,
red & white bow-Orange & Peppermint Essential Oil,
green bow-Pearberry,
raffea bow-Clean Breeze.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Babies are here!!!

The babies made it!!! I had Daisy going crazy when Mom & Dad birds were in the yard looking for worms. One of the babies was is our backyard in a tansy plant. Daisy chased it out & it just sat by the fence really still.I think it was way acared!!! We didn't dare go & get a closer look cuz Momma & Daddy would fly at us. So, I had to lock Daisy in her dog run for the night, so the babies had a chance to get out of our yard.
I tried to zoom in on the babies but they were quite high up in our tree. By the way there were 3 new Robin babies. I told my friend Robin we had named our Momma Robin, Robin!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Here is what I have been working on for Mothers Day.
They were a lot of fun to make!!! I love the Butterfly!

Carch has been practicing his front-flip like crazy. It took me a few tries, but I got a pic of him in mid-air!!! WAY TO GO CAR!!!!!!!

Daisy wanted me to update her pic on my blog! She has lost a little weight (lol) and is having a great hair day.

We have bird nest in the willow tree in our yard. We have been watching it the past few days, and Momma has spending alot of time sitting on her eggs. The other day Cade, got a ball stuck in the tree and went up to get it. As soon as he stepped foot in the tree birds came a flyin'. They are pretty protective & and don't take their eyes off the nest. We are excited to see how many babies they have!!!