Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Higher and Higher, Baby!

As part of my new year's resolutions I am trying to come up with some fun ideas for our monthly dates! Last year our go to date was Disneyland. Now that our passes have expired we need to get creative!
We went on our January date last weekend and we had so much fun!

I got a groupon for Hangar 18 an indoor rock climbing gym! I had never been before and I will definately be going back.

I was impressed by Nick's ability to climb! He conquered a part of the wall that I was only able to get up about 2 feet. Pathetic. I tried so hard and so many times! I kept falling off and I felt like Tarzan swinging from the vines. So failing was actually fun, good thing Nick kept the rope tight! I'll get you next time super sloped wall!

Also, my dad is helping me is making a special project for a special little guy. Here is a sneak preview:

I will post when it's all done! Koda can't wait!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First Crafts of 2012!

In my last post I told you I've made 3 crafts this year, so here they are. 

I've decided to start early on any holiday decorating I want to do. Christmas came and passed so quick and I completed ZERO Christmas projects for my home. Sad. Sad. Sad. Especially after falling in love with so many awesome projects on pinterest.
 So in preparation for Valentines Day I made these pillows for our papasan:

Amy from Diary of a Quilter did an awesome guest post at Ucreate on how to make the pillow on top. It was an easy project and didn't take long at all. I used the same technique to make the "LOVE" pillow to go with it.

Next, one of the littles from church was baptized Saturday. I found this tutorial on The Rachel Berry Blog for how to make a CTR towel and she also has a cute poem to go with it. I went to Walmart and bought a towel and figured I could use some fabric scraps I had at home. When I got home I could only find girly flowery fabrics. Not going to work for a boy. Then I rememberd a green apron I made 6 YEARS AGO! Yep, I still had some leftover fabric! Yay! So save your fabric scraps! They WILL come in handy some day. And pinterest has some great ideas on how to store these in an organized way.

And for my last project I used my precious Silhouette! This is my first time using heat transfer vinyl to make a t-shirt and I loved how it turned out. And even though I reminded myself a million times to flip the image before cutting ... I forgot. But at least I don't have any words on my shirt so it wasn't too bad. Is anyone else completely obsessed with the Hunger Games? I am so excited for the movie! And please ignore my awkwardness, sadly this picture was the least awkward of all the ones I tried to take hah!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

It's that time again! Time to make my new year's resolutions ... 
well, actually that time was a week ago but I put it off. Maybe my resolution should be not to procrastinate ... naw maybe next year. 

In 2012 I want to .... 
1. Read The Book of Mormon - We are teaching our primary kiddies from The Book of Mormon this year. I want to encourage them to read at home and be able to tell them I am doing the same. 
2. Complete 52 crafty crafts - I will be keeping track of these on pinterest by changing the captions to "DONE 2012 craft # xx"  I've already done 3 this year so 49 to go!
3. Go to the gym 3 times a week - time to get fit :)
4. Have Koda take and pass the CGC test 
5. Go on a planned date with Nicholas every month 
This will NOT be me ... this year
I am excited to keep track of my goals and see what this year has in store for me!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Time to Declutter!

Happy New Year everyone!

The holidays are over and I finally have a spare moment to clean the chaos I call "home." I find myself asking how did my house get in this condition in the 6 months we've lived here? I want to get organized. I NEED to get organized! I don't want to be featured on an episode of "Hoarders" hah! I loved this guest post from iheart Organizing. Just what I needed to get me going.

Also, I got a gym membership! Yayayay! They offer so many classes that look like a lot of fun! I can't wait to check them out.