February 28, 2011

Weekend Projects

What a difference $20 makes!
Old mirror- trying to take a picture of my Valentine's shirt!

New mirror! Yay!

This weekend my future Mr. and I made a little update to my bedroom! We got rid of my old mirror, that I'm pretty sure I got in like 8th grade. The actual mirror was not connected to the backer board or the frame, they were 3 seperate pieces. I had painted the frame from it's original brown to black so that it would match the things in my room in my college rental house. It had a cute strawberry shortcake sticker on it :) That old mirror and I had been through a lot together! But she had seen better days.

You can't see it in that picture but all of my make-up/getting ready supplies (brush, comb. hairspray, bobby pins, moisturizer, curling iron, etc.) are on the floor around the bottom of the mirror. And there's a Tommy Hilfiger bag off the right of the mirror that it being used as a garbage bag.

So on Friday night my future Mr. and I went to Wal*Mart where we found a pretty white full length mirror for $6.50! Then we bought some eye hooks for the back ($0.97 for 8 of them!) and I had some ribbon at home. The future Mr. put a nail in the wall and I hung the mirror from the ribbon.

We had also bought the cool cube storage things that Wal*Mart had. They're from this build your own storage system line. Anyway, you're suppose to be able to buy these cubes then they sell shelf inserts and drawer inserts so they really are customizable. Well apparently this northern girl can't read! All of the ones that I bought were "innerds". So they were the inserts: dividers, shelfs, drawers. I had gotten everything BUT the actual cubes. So on Saturday we returned them and headed over to K-Mart becuase they has shelfs on sale and I picked out this low to the ground 2 shelf model. I think it was made for shoes but it looks great with all of my make-up/getting ready supplies on it! And it was only $10! And my Tommy garbage bag is now off to the left and it looks more at home.

So, less then $20 made a huge impact on my bedroom!

I also made huge strides on my button pillow project this weekend. (Although I don't think my future Mr. is as excited about this as the mirror!)

Supplies: White fabric, thread, needle, white buttons

I started working on this with no hoop and it was really hard and really slow going!

After I added the hoop it went much faster!

Just showing porgress

One full hoop= 1/4 of the pillow. Maybe at 12x12 pillow was the wrong size to start with...

Finally! The whole thing is covered!

This one took almost a whole month! I started on Feb. 6th and I got the hoop on the 7th. I've worked a little bit here and there and I finally got it done! Well I got the buttons done. Now I'll sew it onto another piece of white fabric and then use a third piece to make a pillow case out of it.

My future Mr. can't figure this project out. I don't think he understands the concept of a decorative pillow. He keeps asking me- won't the buttons hurt your face? How are you suppose to lay on that? I tried to explain to him that it's just for looks but he doesn't understand.

On top of looking cool there is another reason that I love this pillow. All of the buttons were donated and have been used before. Most of them are from the ladies that go to my church. Shh! I told them it was for a craft project with little kids! And the rest of the buttons still will be- I just used the white ones! But some of the buttons are from my Grandma. There is something to special to me about the ones from my Grandma. Because she's used them before it's like we're connected through this craft. And I love it. But not nearly as much as I love her.

I hope you're having a great day!

February 25, 2011

Marriage Nerves

I'm scared.

There are lots of things about marriage that scare me. Nothing else in my life has ever been as permenent as teh decision to get married. The future Mr. and I have talked about how divorce is only an option if abuse someone forces its way into our relationship. So this decision really is forever. No decision that I have ever made before has had this kind of weight. My hair color? I can change that at any time. Where I live? I can move. My job? I can learn to do something else. My car? Let's be real- they die. My friends? Yeah, they'll be around for most of my life but I won't live with them or spend every day with them. So marriage is a huge deal!

I don't want to come across sounding like I don't love my future Mr. because I do, I love him a lot, I love him more then I have ever loved any one else (sorry Mom, but it's a different kind of love!). But marriage scares me.

My future Mr. and I decided that we would not live together before we got married for religious reasons and because of my job, I live in a small town and everyone knows my business. So I live in my apartment here and he lives 100 miles away at his parents house. The entire time we have been dating (just over 3 years) we have only lived in the same town for 3 months! So I'm scared that being together all the time will be bad for us. What if we don't like each other when we see each other every day?

We talk on the phone every night for 30-45 minutes, sometimes an hour. What are we going to talk about when he moves here? That's a lot more then an hour a day! What happens if we run out of stuff to talk about?

What if our schedules don't mesh? I'm not really a morning person, I like to shower at night, I come home from work and I like my quiet time to decompress (working with kids is hard!). What if that doesn't fit with his schedule? What if he does things differently?

What if we have different levels of comfort? What if he likes to keep the house colder then I do? What if he gets mad that my dirty clothes don't always make it to the hamper right away- it sometimes takes a day or 2? What if he needs clean clothes more often then I do (right now I only do laundry when I run out of clean bras because thats what I have the least of!)?

Where are we going to put his stuff? Granted, he doesn't have a ton because he lives at his parents house but he has clothes! My closet is full! And it just has my stuff in it (obviously).

I'm comfortable with my life how it is. I have come to like living by myself. The whole house is mine. I can leave my crafting stuff out for days if I want. I don't have to do the dishes if I don't want to. I don't have to pick up my dirty clothes until I'm ready to do laundry. I can make whatever I want for dinner. I can eat whenever I want. I know what I need at the grocery store, I don't have to confir with someone else.

Like I said, I love my future Mr. A LOT. But I'm scared of all of these things. I suppose I'll just have to really enjoy the next 9 months because they'll be the last 9 months that I ever get to live by myself. Then I have to live with a boy! (What this clip from FRIENDS- so funny! And totally how I feel about having to live with a boy that isn't my daddy!)

Hope you're having a great day!

February 23, 2011

So What Wednesday


Here's what I'm saying "So What" to this week:

*if I still havn't made it to the gym. I know that if I want to see results I need to put in effort, but it's so dang boring

*if I didn't eat dinner last night, I wasn't really hungry so I had a piece of beef jerky instead

*if I can't stop looking at my left hand

*if I'm a little bummed that Ashley called this morning to cancel our lunch date for Friday

*if a small part of me is dreading dress shopping because I'm scared that I won't find anything and that nothing will look good on me

*if I do NOT want to go to the lock-in that I planned for kids at church tonight. I really don't like lock-ins and I don't know why the kids do

*if I'm at home watching a Jersey Shore marathon right now, I like shows that I don't have to think about when I'm watching them and I'm not going to work anytime soon because I'll be working til 8 am tomorrow morning

*if I feel the need to explain why I'm saying so what to all of these things

*if I'm a little scared to live with a boy. The only one I've ever lived with is my daddy

What are you saying "So What" to this week?
Head on over to Life After I Dew to see what everyone else is saying "So What" to this week!
Hope you're having a great day!

February 22, 2011

What's wrong with me?

I was wasting time on facebook today and I came across an update from a friend from elementary/jr. high/sr. high. She was my first friend when my family moved to our northern town. We probably would have been friends anyway but the principal made me her be nice to me and show me around since we only lived two houses down from each other (and the principal lived just across the alley in between us!). She and I don't really see each other a whole lot anymore, we just drifted apart. But today on her facebook I saw that she had gotten engaged this weekend. I didn't even know she was in a relationship. Which I'm not hurt about, I did just say that we drifted apart. But I had a feeling of jealously like I havn't felt in a long time, if I've ever even felt it before. I don't want her to be engaged. I want my engagement to be all about me and my future Mr. I don't want anyone to take away from that. Which is stupid Ashlee and I probably won't invite any of the same people to our weddings and who's to say that hers will be any where close to mine (time wise)? And besides- I already have the good reception spot for a big wedding in our northern town that weekend! And my rooms are already booked. It's not like it's going to be bride wars and we're going to have to fight over these things!

I feel so stupid for this jealousy that washed over me when I saw that on her facebook.

Did anyone else feel this way? Or am I the only crazy one?

February 21, 2011

Wedding Shoes

On Saturday I bought 2 wedding magazines to look for dresses that I liked because my mom, Katie, and my high school bestie Tasha and I are going dress shopping in 2 weeks. Well in one of them I found these shoes:
Sorry it's so small. I couldn't get it to copy from the website so I had to e-mail it to myself then copy from the e-mail but you can check them out for real here. They are Christian Louboutin's, they are a beautiful blue color and they're covered with crystals and they have the signature red sole. They are BEAUTIFUL!! And they only cost $3,095. That's more then my last car!!!!Actually I'm on my 5th car and only 1 of them has cost more then that. $3,100 for shoes?!?! That is crazy!! I wish I had that kind of money to spend on shoes but sadly I do not.

Since I love these shoes so much I'm thinking that I will get a pair of rounded toe pumped died royal blue to match my bridesmaid dresses and then I will cover them myself with super glue and clear crystals and they will be beautiful and cost less then $100. That's a savings of $3,000. I like saving money. And let's be real- they're pumps- I probably won't be able to wear them the whole day I'll probably switch to flip flops for the dance. I'll keep you posted on what I decide to do about shoes/ progess on making my dream shoes.

We (the future Mr., dad, and Katie) took a group of kids from church skiing yesterday and it went pretty well. We had one kid that took a digger on the first run of the day. I had to take him over to the ski patrol building and get him ckecked out and then he spent the rest of the day sitting in the lodge. But they did give us a refund on his lift ticket and rental so that was nice. The only other bad thing about the day was the bitter cold. Riding the chair lift up to the top was terrible!! My face got so cold! I ended up not skiing a ton and spending lots of time in the lodge.

I hope you're all having a great presidents day!
Peace from a future Mrs.!!

February 19, 2011


My future Mr. and I went to a wresteling match today to watch some of my boys from church. It was a sectional match so there were lots of teams from all over the region and the matches were taking place in the hockey arena here in town. Well the future Mr. and I ended up sitting one row behing and a few seats to the left of this couple that was old enough to have a kid in high school. I didn't recognize them. During the whole match the mom was yelling. Kind of like she was cheering the boys from her sons school on and kind of like she was pissed off that they weren't doing very well since we were beating them. I hate parents like this. And I hope I'm not one of them some day. Obviously your kid isn't trying to suck. And I would like to see the parents to better. I'm not a wresteler and I never have been so I don't know what it takes or hard it is. So I'm not going to yell at them. Don't get me wrong- I'm all for cheeing on your team and encouraging the kids. But there is a fine line between cheering and taunting.

On a happier note, Dad and Katie are here. We had a nice night. I made cheesy raviolli with maranara sauce, garlic bread, and a ceaser salad for dinner. Then the future Mr. did the dishes while Katie and I made brownies for my future Mr. to take in his lunch this week and banana chocolate chip muffins for breakfast tomorrow before we leave for our ski trip. I love my family. I wish mom was here. There is such a peaceful feeling that comes over me when they're here. I know that I only live 100 miles away but most days it feels like it's much more then that and that they are too far away.

I hope you're all having a great weekend!

Peace from a future Mrs.!!

February 18, 2011

Emily is a Queen!!!

Emily and her boyfriend Ben.
His shirt says "That's my girlfriend! Emily for queen!"

Cameron, Emily, and Natalie.
The queen with her parents! She's so sparkely!

So today was Snofest coronation at the high school here in my northern town. My friend Molly's oldest daughter Emily was up for queen. They do Snofest a little different here then they did at my high school. When I was in high school each of the underclass grade (fresh, soph, and jr) voted one boy and one girl from their grade to be the attendants. But the seniors got to vote in 5 or 6 boys and 5 or 6 girls. Then on Monday of Snofest week the whole school voted for the senior boy and senior girl from the 5 or 6 that they wanted to be king and queen. Then the king and queen got to reign over the week of activities. But here they do it different. Each grade, including seniors, just gets to vote for 1 boy and 1 girl. Then all week during snofest they have different competitions to get points. Some competitions include dress up days. Each day during the week is a different theme and they got points for how many people in their grade dressed up. They had a penny war this week and they got points for that, they got points for their grade if they showed up at sporting events, I'm sure there were other things that I didn't know about. Well, all week long they accumulate these points and on Friday afternoon they have coronation. Then they crown the king and queen which is decided by which grade had the most points. So the freshmen could end up being the king and queen. How dumb is that?!? But this year the seniors won which is great!

Emily did not wear the corsage that I made for her. The school got ones for all of them that match. So I told her she could just keep it and wear it for something else if she wants or I could make it into a necklace for her.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!
I know I will! My future Mr. is coming up tonight and my dad and sister are coming tomorrow!! Then on Sunday we're all going skiing with kids from church. :)


February 17, 2011

A Gift for Emily

So Molly's oldest daughter, Emily, was nominated to be the senior class attendant on the Snoball court at out local high school. Tomorrow we will find out if she gets to be the queen. I think she will be. Everyone loves her, she is such a sweet girl!

Well, last Friday when I got to play mom to Molly's other children while she and Blaine to Emily to do some college stuff, they also went shopping and got Emily a dress for coronation and the Snoball dance. It's a beautiful blue and green dress that hits her just above the knee- it's beautiful.

While I was looking through Meg's Blog I found these cute crafty flowers from Little Miss Momma. So that inspired me to start making some cute flowers. I couldn't decide if I wanted a necklace or not but I knew I wanted to do something with these flowers. So I thought I would make enough to cover the front of a pillow to help change the look of my couch. Then I bought some Zebra strip fabric to see what the flowers look like if you use a patterned fabric. Still super cute. And my sister loves Zebra print so I thought I'd maybe make something for her. But the more that I looked at that Zebra flower the more it reminded me of Emily. So I made a bright blue fabric flower and a third flower with some green fabric that looks like water was spilled on it while it was drying so it isn't a solid color. Then I glued them all to felt like LMM has you do in her tutorial. But instead of adding a chain for a necklace I added some ribbon to make it a corsage for her to wear to coronation on Friday!

That's on my wrist just so I could show you some pictures before I gave it to her. 

Emily said that she isn't sure if they get corsages or not. So I'll give you an update later as to weather or not she wears it with her dress for coronation. I told her that if she doesn't like it she doesn't have to wear it. I just thought that the Zebra flower looked like her and I thought she might like it. So hopefully she does and hopefully she gets to wear it. Who knows, maybe she and her friends will all like them and I'll get tons of orders for prom, maybe they'll all want my fabric flowers instead of the expensive real ones from the flower shop. A girl can dream, right?


So What Wednesday

Here's what I'm saying "So What" to this week:

*if it's Thursday and I'm just now getting around to this list

*if I haven't cooked a thing since Friday night

*if my parents came to visit and we didn't really do anything. Mom and I talked wedding stuff but that was about it

*if we've been engaged for less then a week and I already have the date set, the church booked, and the Holiday Inn booked for the reception

*if I'm super excited that my dad is coming back to visit me (and my future Mr.!!) on Saturday and he's bringing my little sister with!!!!!!

*if I almost always blog at work

Even though it's a little late:
What are you saying "So What?" to this week?
You can head on over here
to see what everyone else said "So What" to.

Hope you're having a great week!
Peace from a future Mrs.!!

February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day 2011

So a while ago I told you about Valentine's Day 2010 and today I'm going to tell you about Valentine's Day 2011.

Last year Mr. Boyfriend faked me out. He "fake" proposed. He started to get down on one knee and then stood back up and proclaimed "Just kidding!!" NOT FUNNY!

Fast forward to last Friday night, Feb. 11th 2011, one year to the day after he did that. I was at home making dinner and heart shaped muffins for V-day. Mr. Boyfriend was on his way to my house. I asked him to stop and pick up eggs since I was out. He got to my house, put the eggs away for me and suprised me with roses. Then he asked if I would come into the living room because he had another gift for me. I turned down the heat on the groud beef that I was browning for spaghetti and followed him to the living room.

He said I love you. I said aww, that's sweet, I love you too. Then he said, No, forever. Again I said aww, that's sweet. Then he started to get down on one knee. I stopped him and said, are you serious? Because this will not be funny for a second year in a row. And he said, I'm for real this year!! Then he said, Sarah, you're the only woman I'll ever love and he pulled out the ring and said will you marry me? I cried and said yes! Then he stood up and hugged me and put the ring on my finger :) Then told me that he was more nervous to ask my dad then he was to ask me. Oh fer cute!!! He asked my dad!!

How cute does he look proposing? (Yes I made him pose for this picture after the fact!!)
My engagement ring on the left and wedding band on the right :)

 1-3/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Framed Bridal Set in 14K White Gold - Zales
My ring from the Zales website. I can't get a good picture of it :(

Then the phone calls begin. We had to call both sets of parents, my sister, his brother and sister, my grandparents, friend, aunts, uncles the list goes on and on. Then we went over to Molly's to show her and Blaine in person.

On Saturday my future Mr. and I (did you see that nice transition from boyfriend to future mr.?) went to Grand Forks for dinner and a movie. We went to see "No strings attached" which was cute. I'd rent it but I wouldn't pay to see it in the theater again. Then we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Yummie!

Yesterday I went to Fargo for an LYO meeting. Then I went to the hospital to see my future Mr.'s grandpa who has pnomenia (I know that's not how you spell that but I'm to lazy to look it up) then I went to Barnes and Noble with my high school bestie Tasha where I spent my first $65 on wedding stuff! I got a wedding planner binder and a crafty wedding book.

I'm so excited!
I'm going to be a Mrs. on Dec. 3rd or Dec. 10th of this year!! I feel like such a grown up!

I hope you're having a great day!
Peace from a future Mrs.!!!

February 11, 2011


I miss weekends. Oh, they still come every week but I hardly ever get to enjoy them anymore.

Yesterday we did calendar planning as a staff. We planning things from now through the end of August. And this spring is going to kill me. I have something just about every weekend. I know that this makes me sound whiney and I kind of am. I knew what I was getting myself into. This is the job that I went to college to do and the job that I want to be doing. But after a year and a half, I'm tired. It's no wonder that youth directors have such a high burn out rate. I feel like I have to be here all the time (I'm in my office right now, on my day off, making sure that things are ready for my children's sermon on Sunday and checking/returning e-mails). This week Mr. Boyfriend and I were trying to decide what we should do for Valentine's day this weekend since we won't see each other on Monday. Well Saturday I'm taking the elementary school aged kids from church sledding and Sunday I'm giving a chilren's sermon at both services and then I need to be back at church by 5 because the confirmation kids are working at our sweetheart dinner and I need to make sure that they're well behaved.

I'm tired.

Next week I'll be at work until 9 on Tuesday night, at least 9:30 on Wednesday night, and probably 11 on Thursday. Then I'll work for 12 hours on Sunday because it's our yearly lock in, and then next Wednesday I'll work almost 24 because it's our jr. hi lock in.

I'm tired.

How do people do this job for so long? One of my college professors has been in youth ministry for 25 years! That's longer then I've been alive!!

Again, I know that this makes me sound whiney and I'm sorry. I am happy that I have a job in my field (and one that I think I'm at least half way decent at). And I did know what I was getting myself into but I have no idea how to deal with it.

My house is a mess. There are clean clothes in the dryer and clean clothes on the floor in my bedroom and dirty ones in the hamper, clean dishes waiting to be put away, dirty ones waiting to be washed, scrappbooking supplies all over the dining room table that I havn't touched in a month, mail to go through on the ottoman, crafting supplies all over the sunroom floor, my computer desk is full of crap, my bed is not made, I couldn't tell you the last time I cleaned my tub, it's a good thing no one is coming to stay at my house anytime soon because you can't even get into my guest room... I could go on.

My intention was to clean this morning and maybe craft for a while. But then yesterday Molly told me that she and her husby had to take their oldest to Moorhead to look at a college and they were wondering if I could be at their house by 5 so their younger children wouldn't be home alone and so I could make sure they got up and ready and then take them to school. So I was up at 4:30 to go to their house. I did sleep a little on and off at their house between 5:30 and 7 but not much. Then I was home by 8:30 and I laid back down in my bed where I slept on and off until noon. Then I ate lunch, brushed my teeth, put my hair in a pony tail and came to work.

I'm tired. My body is telling me that I have to do something different. This isn't working. But where do I find the balance of being me, a healthy 24 year old woman, and being a youth director who is good at her job and well liked? I have no idea where that middle ground is.

Mom and Dad are coming to visit next week. They're staying in a hotel which means that I don't have to worry about my guest room. Hopefully I can be real with them and not just put on a fake smile and say that everything is ok.

This tension between being great at my job and having a personal life is a sore spot in my relationship with Mr. Boyfriend. He doesn't really understand because his job is 7:00a-5:30p Mon-Fri. There aren't any late nights, there aren't any weekends, and he works with his dad and uncle (which I know brings a different set of stressors) so he doesn't have an entire congregation to please. I tell him how I feel and how tired I am and how much stress I'm under. Then when I stay here longer then I should on weekends or I ask to much of him he tries to be a nice boyfriend and remind me that this is why I feel the way that I do, and that in turn causes a fight because I think it's totally personal and that he doesn't think I'm doing a good job. It's messed up, I know.

I know that that was kind of rambe-ly and whiney and I'm sorry. It's just how I feel today.

And this is why I haven't told my church kids about my blog.

I hope you're having a better day then me and that you have great plans for Valentine's weekend :)


PS- I had 10 kids show up for Sr. Hi youth group on Wednesday AND we got through an entire Bible Study! That almost never happens! Yay!

February 9, 2011


So, through different blogs that I read I have been inspired to craft more. I've always been kind of craft-y but it's been a while since I really made things. Meg over at Whatever has TONS of fun ideas down the right hand side of her blog and even more great ideas from her girls crafting weekend a while back. I jotted down some ideas last week and got supplies this weekend while I was at mom and dad's (hence the multiple trips to Ben Franklin and Wal*Mart's fabric department!). And I'd like to share with you some of the things that I have made/started making.

Valentine's Shirt (I found this idea on Meg's blog- see the link above):
White shirt, heart shaped doilys, paint brush. paint, rolling pin, and newspaper (not pictured)
1. Lay the doily face up on newspaper, paint evenly with more paint then you think you need. I just painted the doily and there wasn't enough paint to transfer to the shirt
2. Lay the painted doily, paint side down, on your shirt (I put newspaper in between the front and back of the shirt so the paint didn't bleed through)
3. Set newspaper on top of your doily and roll with the rolling pin to transfer the paint to the shirt.
4. Remove the newspaper and doily to reveal your painted shirt
5. Repeat with other shapes/colors
6. Let dry. Wear. And enjoy!
*Please pretend that this picture is up and down since I'm wearing the shirt :)

Button pillow case:
Since I want to completely re-do my living room but I don't have lots of money I've been trying to think of ways to make little changes. So I'm making pillow cases for each of the pillows on my couch. This one was inspired by a bracelet that I made with kids at Bible Camp this summer- the button bracelet! I had the little old ladies from my church donate buttons to make these bracelets and the ladies DELIVLERED! I have soooo many buttons. So now I'm make a cool pillow case.

White fabric (mine is a little larger 12x12 since that's what my pillows are), buttons of desired color (I went with all white), needle and thread.
Sew the buttons on all over the fabric.
In random order.
I suppose you could do a pattern or make letters. That would be cool.
The first night I just tried putting the buttons the the fabric.
This was really hard.
I couldn't keep the fabric flat or tight and I just had a really hard time.
So the next day I went and got an embrodery (sp?) hoop.
Now we're talking AND making progress!!!
This picture is after day 2 of work.
Today is day 4.
There are lots more buttons on it now :)
In fact I had to move the hoop this morning after crafting for a while!
But it's slow going. This is much more time consuming then I thought it would be. I'm not sure why I thought it would be so easy/quick. I've sewed lots of buttons on in my life and I know how long it takes to put one on. I don't know why I thought 100's would go quick!
But I love it.
And I think it will be really beautiful when it's all done.
More pictures later/when it's finished!

Happy crafting!
Hope you're having a great day!

So What Wednesday

Here's what I'm saying "So What" to this week:

*if I think my mom and dad's house smells weird

*if I want to completely re-do my living room and I've lived in my house for less then 18 months

*if I still haven't made it to the gym

*if I reuse "So Whats" from other weeks- they're still true!

*if I'm already excited for WE*Fest and it isn't until August

*if I wanted to spend to day at home in my pj's crafting

*if I don't think every baby is cute

*if I'm jealous of the life stage that my parents are in- what I wouldn't give to not have to worry about money

*if I made a list on paper of my "So Whats" before I made this list

What are you saying "So What" to this week?
to see what everyone else is saying "So What" to this week!


February 8, 2011

Used Car Lot?

These are all of the vehicles/things with motor that you can drive that were at my parents house this weekend:

Starting from the top: Dad's truck, Dad's new expedition, Mr. Boyfriend's truck, my old car     :(, sister's car, mom's car, my new car, dad's motorcycle, girl snowmobile (it has pink skis!!), boy snowmoblie. *None of these are pictures of the acutal vehicles that we own- these are all pictures off google images. But we really do own vehicles just like each of these. And yes, we know it is excessive.

Mr. Boyfriend walked into my parents house on Friday night and asked my dad if he was thinking of opening a used car lot.

And my dad already has his eye on another vehicle that will be coming up for auction soon.


February 5, 2011

Lonely Saturday

So normally I'm not on the computer on the weekend. Since I spend so much of my week in front of my computer at work, I'd rather not spend my weekend on it too. But today I am at my parents house and I'm bored. Mom, Dad, Katie (sister), and Katie's friend who came home for the weekend from college with Katie are all out working at the bar my mom manages. Today is the the big snowmobile run that Mr. Boyfriend is on and my mom's bar is one of the stops. Since it's a big snowmobile run they need extra help at the bar so everyone is working today. Except for me. I didn't make up my mind til Monday that I'd be coming home this weekend and by that time Mom had enough help for today. Then I found out about the baby shower this afternoon so it's probably good that I'm not working... But I'm bored waiting for this shower.

I've been reading blogs and clicking on other blogs that people follow. I've been finding lots of craft projects that I'd like to do. I've been listening to Pandora. I've been creeping on facebook.

I think I'll go get ready for this baby shower then go to Ben Franklin and Wal*Mart (again!) to get more crafty supplies, that way if everyone is still gone when I get back from the shower I'll have something to do. And if I don't get to any of these crafty projects this weekend I can start on them this week... Maybe. Or they'll wait for a rainy day :) (or snowy in my northern town!) Again- pictures and links when I'm done :)


Ps- It is so nice here in this northern town again today! I went out this morning and only wore my northface fleece! Yay!

February 4, 2011

Slow Down

As I was driving home to my parents house yesterday I couldn't help but notice how beautiful the scenery was. The sun was setting off to my right and there were so many snow covered trees that looked amazing with the sun shining through them. I statred wondering why I had never noticed before and then I remembered that I normally drive home at night, when it's much darker. Yesterday I left my town at 4 which is at least 2 hours earlier then normal. Then I found myself wishing I had a nicer camera so that I could take pictures of some of these beautiful trees, and then I found myself being jealous of some of the blogs I follow of women that take beautiful pictures with their nice cameras and all I have is a crappy $90 digital one.

Today I got my fill of craft stores/supplies. In my northern town I don't have a craft store- no Micheals, no JoAnn Fabric, no Ben Franklin. And our Wal*Mart doesn't have fabric which means that they don't really have a craft department :( But my parent's town has a Ben Franklin AND a Wal*Mart with fabric. So I went to both today. And I got supplies to make some cute crafts that I saw on other blogs. I'll post pictures and links when I actually get around to the crafts. I'll probably go back to one or both of the stores before the weekend is over, I'm sure I'll think of more things that I need.

While at Wal*Mart today I also got a set of white long sleeve onesies and cute pink pants with ruffles on the bottome for Mr. Boyfriend's cousin that had a baby right after Christmas. We had gotten them a cute red and pink sweater from Old Navy when the baby was born but I could never get their address to send it to them. Then on Wednesday night Mr. Boyfriend told me that an invite had come in the mail for his mom and sister for his cousin's baby shower. So I'll tag along and give her our gift then. Hopefully she likes it- I think it's really cute. And you should have seen the look on my mom's face when I showed the sweater to her. I didn't tell her who it was for so she thought that I was telling her I was preggo. Haha! Priceless! I already know how I will let my mother know when I am preggo- it will be great, and funny :)

Hope you're all having a great Friday- it's nice and warm here in northern MN- I didn't even have to wear a jacket outside this afternoon- just my sweatshirt!!!

February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day 2010

So here is the story of Valentine's Day 2010 that I hinted at yesterday:

Before I start the story there are some things you should know/remember: Valentine's Day was on a Sunday last year. Mr. Boyfriend comes to my house on Friday's after work and stays the weekend since we live in different towns, 100 miles apart.

Mr. Boyfriend and I decided that we were not going to do gifts for Valentine's last year becuase we had both spent too much on Christmas. So I didn't get him anything. Friday afternoon I got a delivery in my office of Gerber Daisys- my favorite. There were 7 flowers in the bouquet. I couldn't really figure out why there were 7 flowers. I thought maybe it was significant, then I felt bad cuz I had no idea why 7 would be signifcant to us. After work I went home to watch "Say Yes to the Dress" and wait for him. So he finally got to my house (I'm sure it took him the normal amount of time to get to my house, but it felt like forever!). I gave him a hug and kiss and thanked him for the flowers and asked why there were 7 of them. He told me that he wanted to send me a dozen but all that the flower shop had was 7. Haha! I wasn't missing out on anything! Then he asked me if I wanted my present now or later.

What?!? I thought we weren't doing gifts!

Well he had gotten me one anyway. So I told him it didn't matter he could give it to my whenever he wanted to. Then he told me that it was up to me. So I said, "Fine, I'd like it now." Cuz, I mean really, who doesn't like getting gifts? He said ok and started to get down on one knee. I started to cry. His knee got almost all the way to my living room floor and that's when he stood back up and said "Just kidding!" I'm pretty sure that I punched him. He asked why I was crying and I told him that I'm going to cry when it happens for real. Then he gave me a small red gift bag with a jewlery box inside. He had gotten me a diamond journey necklace that looks like this:
I love it. And I love him. Even though he's kind of a jerk sometimes. Any time I tell a boy this story he laughs like it's the funniest thing he's ever heard. Girls usually say "aww...." and then call him a jerk. Where do you stand?

So I don't know what to do for Valentine's Day this year. At first we said no gifts then we decided that we both like gifts so we should do them. But then last night when we were talking on the phone he told me that he didn't really need anything.

Any gift suggestions? Or what are you getting your Mr.s for V-day?

February 2, 2011

So What Wednesday

So What Wednesday
Here's what I'm saying "So What" to this week:
*if I pride myself on being neat and organized but my house and my office are both total messes
*if I set my alarm Mon and Tues early enough so I could go to the gym and both days I hit my snooze buttong and talked myself into staying in bed
*if I thought today was Mr. Boyfriend's dad b-day when it's really tomorrow- at least I was a day early instead of a day late!
*if I have no idea what to get Mr. Boyfriend for Valentine's day. Last year we decided to not do gifts... I'll tell you how that worked out tomorrow.
*if I read everyone else's SWW before I wrote my own
*if I'm checking all of the blogs I read and writing my own before I start working (yes, I did just get to work and yes it is 1:30 in the afternoon. I'm a youth director and it's Wednesday I'll be here til 9:30 or 10 tonight)
*if I'm really excited to go stay at my mom and dad's this weekend.

What are you saying "So What" to this week?
to see what everyone else is saying "So What" to this week!