Sunday, November 13, 2016

Idaho Trip

In September i got the chance to go on my first mini vacation all on my own No Kids!
Can i get a hallelujah?
It was the best first trip ever because i got to go visit my sister in Idaho!
On our way the pilot made a special turn so we could marvel at the beauty of Mount Rainier.
When i got there we wasted NO time in keeping busy every minute.
The first couple days were full of Thrift store shopping!
My top favorite place to shop you just never know what kind of deals you'll find, and we found A LOT of great deals!!
I also go to have my first taste of Smashburger....and let me tell you it did not disappoint!
And the huckleberry die for!
On Saturday my sister and i got up bright and early so that we could go hike up Table Rock.
It was the perfect weather, neither of us had ever done it before......
 And these pictures don't do the view any justice you just had to be there.

Made it!

 The 'rare' selfie

It was pretty funny because when we got there neither of us knew which path to take to go up, because there were multiple ones, but we ended up taking the steep route on the way up.....and it was hilarious....right Allison?   ;)
After we hiked up and hiked down we headed to the Boise Farmers market, 
and then we met my sister at ZUPA'S for far it's my favorite place to eat and im so sad they don't have any in WA ........yet.
But that s'mores mouth waters just thinking about it.
After lunch we headed to Craft Warehouse to shop/look around and i ended up getting some cute fabric!
Saturday evening consisted of a pizza/lula roe party....all in all a great day!
Sunday we went to listen to Evan give his homecoming talk, 
Evan you did a great job!
Then Allison and i headed to a baby shower of one of her friends.
Later that evening my sister picked me up to go to the parents house for dinner.
Dinner is always good if Dad is cooking!

Lookin cute in her Halloween dress!

Cutest smile ever!

On monday guess what we did?
More thrift shopping and we stopped in the fabric shop and i fell in love with the blue fabric combo on the left.....kind of wishing i had bought a little bit.......
I was able to get to zupa's one more time before heading to the airport, for my short flight home.

And as much as i was sad to leave Idaho....It was sure nice to have a warm welcome home.
And to see the kids survived.
And that shawn survived.....hahaha

I still can't believe how much travel we've done this year.....SO MUCH! 
And we might sneak in one more trip before the year's end.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Summer Sewing

I was thinking about the name of my blog last night ' Sew Fantastic ' and realized i haven't posted anything very crafty, or shown what i've been sewing lately. 
So i thought i'd do a little recap of what i've been sewing over the summer.
I had a lot of fun trying out new patterns, and learned so many new sewing skills.
A lot of the patterns i tried i will be making again next summer!

So lets get started!

Bow Dress 
i loved this one!

 This one was a little maybe i should say a lot more time consuming and i probably wouldn't make any of these for my shop unless it was a special order. But i do love how it criss-cross ties in the back!

 This one was kind of a mashup of 2 different patterns, first time ive ever added ruffle sleeves without a pattern.

Oh, i love me some baby rompers! I couldn't get enough of making these and i can't wait to make more!

This one is the same as the one a couple pictures up with the criss-cross back,this was my first 'test' of sewing this pattern.

Shorts! Definate must next summer!

Oh my goodness these little summer sets,were so fun and quick to make and super cute! Sold a couple and will definetly be making more!

And what kind of summer would it be if i didn't make at least 1 puffy tulle skirt?
I mean come on....i can't resist.

 And to end the roundup of summer fashion i made some light knit rompers.

And that is where my love of sewing with knits began.

So there you got it the highlights of my summer sewing.
Stick around and i'll be doing a sneak peak of what im sewing for fall!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Fair and a little update.....

Hello you wonderful blog world out there!
It's been to long, and I'm going to try and change that!
A little current update on us......
Right now in our house Hailey and her Dad are currently recovering from tonsillectomies.
For adults the recovery process is a little longer and more painful, though Shawn's tonsils are feeling a lot better his tongue is the thing causing him the most pain, making it hard to talk. We read that, that is a common side affect and that it will feel better over time.
For kids, it's supposed to be a quicker recovery, we're on day 3 for Hailey and she seems to be doing pretty good and in pretty good spirits (at least today) but I'm guessing that all the jello,pudding, pancakes, otter pops,shaved ice, Popsicles, smoothies and mac and cheese....have had something to do with it, plus watching movies all day and no school? what could be better than that?.....haha
Well we'll see how she is in a couple days, they say it gets worse before it gets better.
As for me taking care of 2 people after times it's been overwhelming, but i keep reminding myself
' This to shall pass '
Anyways....Onto happier times before tonsils were being ripped out of throats...

We headed to the fair- The State Fair!
It was our first time going to the state fair, and we made sure to leave bright and early so we could beat the crowds.

See how deserted it looks behind these two cute kids?

Them baby pouty lips...i can't handle it lol

When we got there we purchased some tickets and went on the some rides before to many people came. Shawn and Hailey went on the Ferris wheel.
And then Hailey and i went on some faster rides after that.

After we had our fill of rides we headed to the kids section of the fair where they had lots of fun hands on activities and crafts for the kids.

Aubrey Loved the bean section!

Hailey milkin the cow ;)

Snack Break.

And a picture with the fair mascot- it was really funny  because while we were waiting off to the side Aubrey kept getting really close to ropes so she could wave to the mascot....rofl 

We ended up using the rest of our tickets on games and shawn won this big turtle!

We also walked around and looked at animals and  all sorts of crafty things that people entered.
We walked and walked until our feet could take No More!
But before we left we stopped and got a Dole Whip and it was delicious, but while in line we saw this stand for DEEP FRIED BUTTER
I was shocked! 
Do people really eat deep fried butter?
I have no words!

After treats we headed home, it was definitely a fun day at the fair!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

20 Birthday Questions

Happy 7th Birthday to this sweet girl!
Going to stick to the yearly tradition of our 20 questions interview so here goes!

Favorite TV Show: Alvin and the Chipmunks
Favorite Lunch: Mac N Cheese
Favorite Outfit: Anything she can play sports in!
Favorite Game: Monopoly
Favorite Snack: Chips and Salsa
Favorite Animal: Puppies and Bunnies
Favorite Song: Taylor Swift Fan in the house.
Favorite Book: American Girl Books
Best Friend: Tiffanie
Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms (which im not sure how,because we never buy it)
Favorite Outside Activity: Swimming
Favorite Drink: Chocolate Milk
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Sport: Tennis and Soccer
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Place to Vacation: Missouri (since we just took a trip there!)
Favorite Restaurant: Red Robin
Favorite Fruit: Cantaloupe 
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Rockstar

Check out last year's questions HERE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Salad In A Jar

Salads in a jar, something I've always wanted to try 
(and as part of my quest to eat healthy seemed like a good idea)
 so last week i did it.
It was a lot of prep work, and i told myself - NEVER again.
But in the end it was actually worth it because they tasted amazing, they were filling and we ate them throughout the week
Here's some of the ingredients i used.
I did a chicken bacon salad and a chef salad, both tasted great!

6 made.

Before eating turn it over and let the dressing seep through everything.


Hailey gave me her stamp of approval and was able to eat all of hers!

Next i want to try overnight oats....
Have you tried making a meal in jar?


Thursday, March 3, 2016


Hello and happy March!
I feel like the days and the weeks fly by, and i never have enough time to do anything!
So I thought id do a little different kind of blog post and share some of my current favorites with you,because right now i just have a lot of those.

First up
Colgate Optic White Toothpaste.
I was actually planning to use white strips but in the past my teeth have been pretty sensitive to those, so i thought id give this toothpaste a try first.
It says it starts working in 3 days....and that was the truth!
love it and love the price even more $3.96 
thank you walmart.

Next up the 
Urban Decay 24/7 concealer.
Now, I'm not one for buying super expensive makeup but my last concealer lasted me for years - so long that they don't even carry it anymore.
So i did my research browsed around a little and decided id try this one out and I LOVE it! It does an amazing job of covering up my scars,discoloration and any darkness under my eyes.
So even for the price of $18*shudder* for me it will be/IS worth EVERY penny!
Best concealer I've ever used and i know it will last me a long time too.
So if you feel like splurging on a concealer i Highly recommend Urban Decay

Another favorite right now is the
 Revlon volume+length mascara.
I love this one because it really works! I've used a lot of mascara throughout my life and this one for me is a keeper. Plus it doesn't go on clumpy and doesn't feel heavy on my eyelashes.

This is one of my new favorites that i got for my birthday!
It's been a couple years since Ive had a pair of Tom's the last pair i had i wore into the ground- literally there is no life left in my last pair, and since then I've been longing for a new pair.
Fast forward 2 years and i got these beauties my favorite pair of shoes!

The Shark Vacuum.
We've needed a new vacuum for a long time our last one was 7 years old!
So we got this one and it is amazing!
and moves like a dream!

Another favorite of mine lately is the
  'Santa Monica Street Taco' with cilantro lime dressing.
Try saying that 5 times fast!
Sounds like a lot of work, but it actually is a pretty easy meal, and is so delicious!

Last favorite is this little guy.
I'm loving my essential oil diffuser  and was really able to use it a lot when i got allergies!
It also changes all sorts of pretty colors.

So there you got it.
What have been some of your favorite things?

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