Sabrina Soto, from HGTV's Get It Sold and Real Estate Intervention, sat down today to do a couple of blogger interviews! I was beyond thrilled to be asked to participate and talk to her a little bit about trends. Here's a little clip:
Short and sweet. Thank you for the opportunity!
if the clip doesn't work - try this link.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Today I am grateful for:
- a good night sleep and lazy Sundays
- Craigslist and my husband's access to a truck
- Polly Pockets and the time that both girls spend together playing
- messy toy rooms and all the fun my kiddos have in there
- that it is still summer
- the music that fills our home - whether it is piano students, little voices singing, Taylor Swift, kids practicing the piano, classical music while I'm cooking dinner - I love it all
Friday, August 27, 2010
|from in the fun lane|
Because Tom is such a visual person, I pulled together a couple of photos that I find inspiring.
|I'm sorry - I can' t remember|
|Good Girl Gone Glad|
Have a great Friday!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
My new calendar just came! I love this day. I've been using the Busy Body Book for 3 years now and I don't think I could ever switch or adapt.
It's cute, it fits in my purse if I need it, I lay it on my kitchen desk and am not embarrassed.
Oh, I love a big, empty, blank calendar! I love filling all the important dates - I love picturing the year about to come. I also can never throw away the old calendar. They become journals to me.
It has several columns for every day. I usually divide it into KIDS, APPOINTMENTS, TO DO, PIANO LESSONS, and MEALS. But I'm a doodler, so there is plenty of space for notes and doodles on the other side. There are months-at-a-glance at the beginning, but I just take it a week at a time.
There are pages of tear out to-do lists in the back! I love these!!
There is a huge pocket on the back cover - I usually stuff coupons in there. or sweet cards from my family.
This is last years calendar - I clip my game plan and my chores to the front.
Guess I have to clean out the fridge and clean the kitchen today - my schedule says so!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Take a look at this:
Beautiful harvest - right? But what is this?
I did plant zucchini seeds - regular green zucchini seeds. Our gardening expert friend took one look and said, "um, Laurel, those are not zucchini."
So - do you know what they are? I've cut them open, and they look like a huge zucchini but after I peel them,they are the color of a cucumber. Our cucumbers are taking over the garden, so we've assumed there has been some sort of cross pollination going on and we have a new vegetable - the Cuke-ini.
So . . . I peeled it, grated it, and made Cuke-ini bread:
and it was delicious!
Posted by Laurel @ Ducks in a Row at 9:41 AM
Sunday, August 22, 2010
- a fun date night with my husband last night - dinner and a movie. I think the last movie we saw together in the theater (with only us) was The Bourne Identity. I left thinking that movies in the theaters are overrated - I'm grateful my husband thinks the same thing.
- I've got a good, happy, working, loving marriage.
- Sunday naps
Friday, August 20, 2010
I used this tutorial. I was able to use scraps that I had - LOVE that.
I embroidered a "d" on the front car, before I appliqued it on.
Only problem - M. picked out the cars to go in it. I think it would have worked better if she had chosen a flatter car, maybe a race car. But she didn't, and that's OK.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Today, I am grateful for:
I killed my last year's half marathon PR - I beat it by 13 minutes!!
We had a fun day in Breckenridge this week - so grateful I decided to bite the bullet and just go.
Tom has been called as a Seminary Teacher - which starts tomorrow morning. I'm grateful for the discussions around our home because of this calling.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The bottom looks like this - I'm spacing right now on what that is called.
I. wanted to wear this bag with the strap across her chest. I just made sure the strap was long enoughIt's darling - I don't mind carrying it. It's definitely not like any other bag I've seen around church! She's stylin'! Best part - she absolutely loves it!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Then, after receiving some measurements, I did what I could to sew the picture:
I sewed the polka dot to the denim, then sewed the brown strips directly on top. Next, I sewed lining to the back. I finished it off by top stitching all the way around.
Isn't that polka dot the cutest fabric?
Then, the treatment was put up over the window:
And, I was so proud:
I wasn't there when they hung this, but I believe it is just stapled to a piece of wood that is connected to the wall with L-brackets. Totally works - pretty inspiring!