Friday, January 25, 2008


I lurve this quilt from Anna Maria Horner's blog (which she gives the pattern for, by the way). Now if I only knew how to sew.... can suck it.

Grrrr, it's that time again! While I'm not totally upset because I do believe we gave Uncle Sam a tax free loan this year and will thus be getting a refund I am still appalled that while the hubster and I paid over $4,400 in student loan interest we only get to deduct a whopping $160 of it! Is that not penalizing those Americans who aspire to do well for themselves and work hard to attain their goals or what? Geesh, maybe DH should have never gone to pharmacy school and we could still be rockin' out in that beautiful trailer we lived in while he was finishing his degree (more on that later). Ahhh, the sacrifices we made so that we and our (future) children could someday have a better life than we had growing up.......and this is how our government encourages us?

***On a good note, however, I did get my hair cut and highlighted today and it feels wonderful!

A Yo-Yo Quilt

Yes, I'm fully aware that I'm not the only American obsessed with winning this year's HGTV Dream Home. After watching the tv special last week I have become even more obsessed. I am especially fond of the guest room featuring a beautiful yo-yo quilt (not sure if this is what it's really called, but it's what I'm naming it). 
I do believe I've seen a quilt like this before somewhere in my grandmother's house (her house is a museum from the 50's/60's/70's) and always thought it was funky and kinda cool. Then a few weeks ago I was lurking about on other people's blogs and came across this on Heather Bailey's blog. Side note: her blog is freakin awesome. I actually made one of these out of some old scrap fabric and it was very easy. Although I'm sure making 500 of them for a quilt would be somewhat annoying. I might just be willing to try it though if I knew it would turn out as awesome as the one above. if I could only find the motivation...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hello! Hello!

Ahhh, I finally decided to join the blogging world after months of lurking about and being inspired by so many others. I have so many random thoughts running through my head as well as so many goals and dreams that I wish to accomplish. I figure writing about these is one way of holding myself accountable and making sure I never forget them.

So let me tell you a little about me....
I am a stay-at-home-wife to a great guy who definitely tries his hardest to make me happy and yet still stay sane at the same time! I am currently finishing my bachelor's degree in History although I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. Hopefully nothing since hubby and I are trying to start a family and we always planned on me being a SAHM. I used to work for a bank but quit about a year ago because at the time my school schedule wouldn't allow me enough time to do both. Although I sometimes get bored if I haven't planned my day accordingly I LOVE the freedom of not working and being able to spend time caring for the hubster and our home. Which leads me to my next point...I am a planner. I love to plan things...even when I don't follow through with them. It is really sad how obsessive I am about planning things. I plan my daily, weekly, and monthly schedules, what I plan on wearing for the day, my exercise routine, and our finances (almost every penny) among many other things. 

I have many interests most of which are things I aspire to get more involved with and learn more about including: photography, sewing, blogging, digital scrapbooking, church, running, fashion, cooking (baking especially), and caring for my home and minature dachshund Frank...he's weinerlicious! Oh yeah, I also have this slight obsession and have always wanted to be like June Cleaver, that perfect 50's housewife. I've always looked back on the 40s & 50s with so much nostalgia (even though I wasn't born till the early 80s). Everything from that era seemed so much simpler and was a time when families, God, and morals were still important. I am far from achieving this goal, but I really look to women of this generation for inspiration.

This introductory post has certainly gotten much longer than I intended it to be and I still have so much more I would like to write about. I suppose it will have to wait...I'm off to feed our children (we also have a kitty, but she's not nearly as cool as the weiner dog!)