Sunday, November 27, 2011


Thanksgiving was fun! we went to moms and ate a ton of delish food. the kids made turkeys out of mallows, pretzels, candy corns and melting chocolate. some turned out looking less like turkeys than others, but hey you gotta love their creative freedom. AND we got to skype with spud, robin and OLLI MAY!!! our new baby neice! she is beautiful and so alert already. love!


Halloween this year was a sad one. We were running late and didnt plan well so i gave myself crazy hair with a black streak at the last minute and maggie wore a cute skeleton sleeper that aunt carla sent her. John had to work til 9 so he didnt get to be anything. at least mags looked cute for her first halloween!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

.first vacation.

Maggie went on her very first vacation at one month old. We had a girls trip with my mom, Keri, Lisa, Cindy and Cassidy. We flew to Detroit
This was a GIANT pile of squash that we found.
This is an adorable handmade doll I bought at a halloween art show called ghoultide Gathering.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

.magnolia mae.

Magnolia Mae

August 27

6:54 pm

8lb 8oz

21 3/4 in

prettiest baby ever invented!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

.big belly.

Here is a photo of my belly, I keep forgetting to take one so you get me in my pjs.

And here is a before and after of the new fabric on my free dining room chairs, I've got connections.
I took off the arms because our space is too small to get in and out with them on.

I like the new fabric and it was way easy. John wants to sand and restain them to match the table we built.

Monday, August 22, 2011

.add some paint.

Today I have a post over at

I am giving a tutorial on how I made this cutie patootie bow clip holder for my baby girls room.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

.placemat pillows.

We moved into an apartment about 2 months ago and I've been slowly making it home, one craft project at a time. Here's how I made two simple pillows.

-I had two double-sided placemats that matched the general color scheme of my life/living room, green and blue.

-I carefully used a seam ripper to seperate the front and back. opened them a few inches, enough to fit my hand through.

-Then I stole stuffing from a pillow that I was not so fond of.

-I Stuffed the pillows pretty full cuz hubby is hard on things and I didn't want them to go flat. Then I pinned the edge shut to keep the seams even and sewed them closed trying to match the original thread used.

viola! sooo quick and I got the placemats for like 50 cents and the old pillows that I used the stuffing out of were free. I love them.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

.preggie pic.

I am 26 weeks pregnant. Its a girl! Our due date is August 28th. Her favorite place to kick (or punch) is the edge of my right side ribs, and she is most active in the evenings (during american idol).
Here is an ultrasound picture of her cute little face. She looks like shes wearing a hat, she was inspired by the royal wedding. Like mother like daughter!
Here are some photos of my belly.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


We went to boston last weekend for Johns dads bday. It was super fun. We walked pretty much the entire city and saw paul reveres home and the church he hung the lanterns in. and i was told that the pic of the building below is where the declaration of independance was read off that balcony to the people. this is us in Cape Cod. we found two good size sand dollars that didnt even break on the way home! Thaniel Hall
My personal favorite part of boston.
The Aquarium.
Giant sea turtle. he was at least 3 1/2 feet wide.
we ate his cousin for lunch the day before.
coolest sea horse ever. it took me a minute to find him in the tank with all his leafy goodness to hide him.
The penguins were the best.
the penguins were so super fast and the stingray had to be at least 4 ft across wing to wing. crazy huge!

.Party Time.

Valentines Party 2011! They had a lovelyful lunch (fruit dip was the favorite, hands down), Cupcake decorating, scavenger hunt, bingo, obstacle course,lots of random games, decorating goodie bags and making tissue paper flowers.

Pizza Pies! this was fun the kids loved it. so did i. emma put so many toppings on hers that it looked like a mountain of nasty when it was cooked and she helped someone else eat theirs instead.

Magans party face
macadamia nut, banana pudding parfaits! Double yummo.
Momma's bday.
Johnnys 22nd bday. im really good with candles.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

.suns game.

Lucky for me, John won tickets to a suns game at his work christmas party. It was a really fun date! mostly because it was the gorillas birthday so a bunch of his mascot buddies were there to celebrate. which was obviously the best part. Oh and the Suns beat the Cavaliers like 100 to 106, it was really close the whole game.


Christmas was great, All the family was in town because hayden and megans wedding was the week before and that made it so fun. I made a rudolph pinata for the christmas eve party, it was a hit. haha, get it.

John got a pez dispenser that looks just like him and a violin, and i got lots of clothes!

Dear Keri or Megan, If you have a morning hall picture on your camera please send it my way. on moms camera its blurry and somehow mine didnt save whatever picture was taken. Thanks a bunch.

Katie Joe


For halloween I was actually at the International Quilt Festival and Market with Abbey Lane Quilts. It was great and hopefully I will be posting progress on my first quilting project soon. Before halloween though we...

carved pumpkins with Nicole & Kevy and Weston & Anna. Nicole had an awesome party complete with goodie baskets.
Made decorations for the house out of cardboard and paint

Made a devil costume for Guy. he looks really happy to be wearing it.

and went monster mini golfing. It was indoor and the walls were painted with special paint that made them glow when the black lights were on. Super cool.