Monday, April 15, 2013

Peach Top and Leopard Skirt

I got this shirt fooorrreeevvverrr ago.I actually got it my first semester at BYUH. I even wore it in our engagement pictures.
This skirt I also made forever ago.
I finally decided to changed up the ties, shortened the sleeves and added elastic.
The skirt was the same pattern as this blue one
And because I know you want to see the very first inception of this shirt into my life...
 (I will not tell you how long ago this was, ha. perfect)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Stripped, Scrubbed, and Restained Dresser

This has been sitting in the draft section so I'll just go ahead an post it....many months overdue...

I bought this awesome vintage dresser at an estate sale. There was a little tag on the back that even said 1952. Cute! We have been in desperate need of a dresser for a long time (I don't want to admit how long), and so I'm always on the look out. Then I saw this guy and thought: project time. Oh, boy.
This dresser was. . . kind of a nightmare. I was excited to refinish it, which was the enjoyable part. It was the hauling it in and out of apartment that was brutal. If we had a small outdoor space, a patio for instance, this would have been much less painful. (Literally. I kinda sorta had to put it down suddenly, incidentally in the same space Chris' foot was occupying.) And this thing is HEAVY. Did I mention it's solid wood?
 At first when we were staining it and the drawers started looking crazy and burnt I almost lost it, thinking: I'm killing myself stripping and sanding and hauling and it looks terrible! But then I decided I like it. I made myself like it.

So maybe there is one handle missing. . .Here's the thing. At first we were planning on buying new handles and then decided that cool ones are really expensive so why not just paint the ones we have, right? Right. But I didn't keep super close tabs on all the screws and so when we put the handles on we were exactly two screws short. Nothing that can't be easily, but not lazily, remedied.

All in all I'm happy with how it turned out. Plus, I'm really glad we have a place to put our clothes instead of in the built in cabinets. No more camping for us!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Coral Skirt

Dyed my hair red! It was so dark - this was a few days after I did it. 

I wore this a few Sundays ago for our talks in Sacrament meeting. I had so many people say they didn't recognize me. I think that was because I was getting flashy in my lacy top, not the hair. I re-did this skirt  I got at the thrift store. It started out it's life as a size 22. I like these skirts with a built in pocket & buttons instead of a zipper, because let's be honest, where else us ladies gonna keep our chapstick and tissues, amiright?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marigold Dress

I made this dress a long time ago...but I haven't worn it very many times. I used the same pattern for this dress as for the cream floral and the red lace one. I made this one even before the other two, that's how long ago it was. I hadn't changed the back or the sleeves as I did on the other one a just followed the pattern. I don't really love the sleeves- with their sticky-out-ness. When I made the other ones I made them drop shoulder instead of these lil' cap sleeve things. Whatever they are. 
I don't have any good pictures of the back, so just enjoy it's brightness as is.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

Since it's been forever, I figured I'd post something great. This great thing is called the Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. It's outside Tuscon, AZ. It's pretty amazing. And I bet if it hadn't been 100+ degrees that would have been an extra perk.

We were joined by my brother-in-law, who we were visiting in Tucson, my niece and nephew, and various other in laws.

And one more fantastic thing:

(ostriches are terrifying, giant dinosaurs)

Saturday, March 10, 2012


This rocks.
Makes me want to make those statistics even higher.

Friday, March 2, 2012

crazy google earth pictures

Some are weird. Some are funny. Some are sad.

 It's a tie for my favorite between this one:
 and this one:

(some are a little risque, so be aware of that . . . quite a few contain prostitutes)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

black paperbag waist skirt

me: So how does it look?
Chris: I like it. There's just something about it that's weird though.
me: Well...what?
Chris: The bottom is nice but the top kind of looks like a sack.
me: It's called a paper bag waist skirt.

P.S. Happy Leap Day William!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pantone 2012 Color of the year- Tangerine Tango

Hmmm. I'm on the fence. I think I like it if it's not too fluorescent. I definitely like this:
(not like I can paint my apartment or anything...)

I didn't even realize that pantone had a whole color scheme to go along with it for spring and fall. Interesting.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bamboo Nails

This time black and yellow.  I dress-I actually thought it was a bamboo pattern when I first saw it so that's what I did. They were labor intensive but worth it. Alas, as all nail polish, it's fleeting.