August 6, 2013

what i wore...

we*fest edition!
night one
dress- made by me *see Monday's post for the low down on this dress
necklace- target
night two
that's my little sister with me- isn't she cute? i did her hair :)
tank- old navy (old!! got it the summer of 2009!), cardi- target, earrings- forever 21
not pictured- old navy skinny rockstar jeans and white target sandals
night three
me and the mr, us with my sister and a friend of her's from high school
necklace- the vintage wanna bee, tee- old navy, shorts- gap,
earrings- forever 21, cardi- target, purse- old navy
the mr's shirt is from h&m, jeans are prob american eagle
love, mrs. k

August 5, 2013

from inspiration to creation

this is kind of along the same vein as project pinterest only my inspiration didn't come from pinterest this time.
a little over a week ago, we were in hometown, mn and i decided to wander around some shops downtown. and wouldn't you know it- i found some great things that i really wanted to take home with me. including a great new maxi dress.
but it was $44.
the next day, back in our new town, i was browsing at joann's with a friend. and inspiration hit. i could make myself a maxi dress just like the one i fell in love with. and probably for a lot less than $44.
so i found the fabric i needed. two different color blues, got thread to match, 1 1/4" elastic for the top, thin elastic to go under my bust, and $35 later i was set to sew.
the one from the cute little shop on the right, mine on the left
i like how it turned out but good lord was that a lot of work! and i think the one from the shop is more flattering.
chevron is hard yo. and they are going across my legs, not down hill.
and for what i spent on fabric and time making it, i probably should've just bought it. but i think i'll keep tweaking this one. the bust area needs to be a little tighter on the one that i made. i know it's a maxi dress but it looks a little too hippie and flow-ey for me.
and i need a new strapless bra. mine sucks.
but i overestimated how much fabric i needed so i have enough to make another one.
not sure if i'll make another dress or find another project that i could use jersey knit fabric for...
love, mrs. k

July 31, 2013

so what wednesday

So What Wednesday
linking up with Shannon for another go 'round-
so what...
*if this is my first post this week? i got to go to bible camp earlier this week with kids from church. sorry friends, but that totally trumps blogging.
*if i only use the self check-outs at wal*mart?
*if today can not go fast enough? because my weekend starts tomorrow and i'm going here.
be jealous.
but follow me on twitter and instagram to keep up with the action :)
*if i prefer our bed to almost all other beds in the whole world?
*if i've got 7 new pair of shorts this summer? oops.
*if i found a new maxi dress that i want but didn't want to spend $45 on it so i went to joann fabric and got supplies to make my own? come back next week for an update!
what are you saying so what to this week?
head on over to life after i dew to link up and see what
everyone else is so what-ing this week!
love, mrs. k

July 24, 2013

so what wednesday

So What Wednesday
linking up with Shannon again :)
so what...
*if it's 3:45 pm local time and i'm just now writing my post for the day? oops.
*if i haven't changed the flowers in the center piece on our dining room table since the week before easter? chill out- they're fake. obv.
*if i'm jealous of the new royal parents? i want to be a parent.
*if i made myself sick because i didn't drink enough water while we were on the lake this weekend? you can bet your sweet booty i bought bottled water to take with this weekend.
*if i failed at the nautical theme cara box this month?
my partner got a very sweet box and note. it just wasn't very nautical. sorry lindsey. then i got my box in the mail and whitney nailed it. she thought of such cute ideas to go with the theme. come back tomorrow to see what i got.
what are you saying so what to this week?
head on over to life after i dew to link up and see
what everyone else is so what-ing this week.
love, mrs. k

July 22, 2013

project pinterest

it's been a while since we've done a project pinterest update around here.
but i've still been doing things off of pinterest- here are a few of them:
YOGURT POPS  "Cake Pop" pan to good use. Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt and placed it in a plastic baggie for easy pouring. Clamped the cake pop pan with the two yellow rubber clips it came with...Filled the cake pop pan Make sure you shake and bang on the table or you will get air bubbles and add pop sticks when they are full. {Freeze} They are ready in an hour.  If they stick you can fill up your sink with warm water and place pan in the water just for a few seconds.
yogurt cake pops- these were a huge hit! and so much easier than real cake pops.
Must do!
messy twister was so much fun! for the first few spins. then it got to be too messy and you couldn't stand up anymore. it basically just dissolved into seeing how much paint you could get on other people. one boy went home from youth group with paint in his ear. oops.
Sidewalk paint
liquid chalk- big hit and more fun the regular chalk. feels cool when it dries too.
perfect bubbles via @petit_elefant
giant bubbles? i couldn't even make regular bubble with this recipe.
but it did look pretty cool when i dumped it out, i kind of threw the liquid in the bucket out onto the grass and it was like a stream of bubbles came out of the bucket.
Pour Capri Sun into popsicle mold, add sliced fruit, then freeze!
fruit pops- another super easy and yummie summer snack. the pin suggested using capri sun but i just used regular apple juice. i used canned mandarin oranges, grapes, strawberries, and apples in my pops.
 S’mores Bars
s'mores bars. these were super easy to make and they're ok. they don't really taste like s'mores though, not even close to an acceptable substitute. if you make these- be sure to watch close when you put them under the broiler- they will brown quickly!! my kitchen was kind of smokey because i left them in a little bit too long.
sorry i don't have any of my own pictures of these things. i have been so bad about taking pictures this summer.
**links to all these posts/pins/projects can be found on my pinterest boards**
love, mrs. k

July 18, 2013

finish the sentence!

linking up with jake and holly for finish the sentence!
if i had one extra hour in a the day...
i would sleep. or read. or craft. or bake.
basically anything. i'd just love to have more time!
i wish my name...
wasn't so common. i love being a sarah but
i'm not the biggest fan of having so many other sarahs in the world.
i think anything chevron...
needs to come home with me! i can't get enough,
i even painted my office curtains blue ombre chevron.
my last nightmare...
i can't remember it. but i'm sure it had something to do with snakes.
or someone trying to kill me.
jake and holly make their sentence prompts to vague and i don't know what to say.
my last meal on earth would be...
hopefully some unidentifiable goo because i'll be old and in a nursing home and it will be all that i can eat. if i'm not in a nursing home for my last meal i'd love steak and shrimp on grill. with sweet corn on the cobb. and moscoto. and cheesecake for dessert.
i would much rather be______ than _____...
a girl than a boy. thank goodness i am.
a lot of people here this evenin'
say it out loud.
jeff Foxworthy, blue collar comedy. look it up.
10 years ago, i didn't think...
i would be married to lindsay's older brother.
that's what you get for marrying your friend's big brother i guess.
i like to get my hair and nails did.
my favorite show on tv right now...
do friends re-runs count? no? ok, the bachelorette, it's the only thing i've watched this summer!
george zimmerman...
has gotten way to much attention.
love, mrs. k

July 17, 2013

so what wednesday

So What Wednesday
linking up with Shannon, you know the drill.
so what...
*if i'm forcing myself to write this before i read other blogs so that i actually write it?
*if i've been a total slacker about blogging lately? i'd blame it on summer but that doesn't seem to stop other people from blogging...
*if i haven't completely unpacked my suitcase and put it away in more than a month? when you use it every weekend it's so much easier to just leave it out.
*if i just admitted to using my suitcase every weekend? we live in an apartment, in a pretty good sized city, an hour away from where both sets of our parents live, which also happens to be in lake country. you do the math.
*if we bought a boat (did i forget to tell you about that?) a month ago and it's spent more time in the shop than on the lake since we bought it?
*if we've done lots of fun things this summer and i haven't really taken any pictures? if i didn't get all over IG and twitter does it mean it didn't happen?
*if i close my eyes when commercials come on for scary movies?
*if i like running the air conditioner enough that i can curl up under a blanket when i 'rest' on the couch after work even tho it's 85* outside?
*if i had tutti fruitti at 10:30 last night? when you're a youth director you have to hang out when the kids want to hang out.
head on over to life after i 'dew' to link up and
see what everyone else is so what-ing this week.
love, mrs. k

July 8, 2013

i'm not proud of that...

i try to be a good wife. i really do.
and most of the time, i do a good job. i cook things that he likes to eat, i bake him homemade cookies to take in his lunch, i tell him when he does things that i really appreciate, i thank him for knowing how to fix small things, i try not to say no to often, i wear my hair the way he likes it (not that i don't like it that way too), i could go on.
and he is a GREAT husband. i'm sure that if we both made a list of what makes our spouse great my list about him would be longer than his about me.
because sometimes i do things i'm really not proud of.
like calling him a pansy.
yes, i called my husband that to his face. all because i was trying to get him to do what i wanted him to do and what i thought was best.
why did i feel the need to do that?? was it really so important that he did what i wanted him to do? i'm sure we would've come to the same outcome on the matter if he did it his way.
i apologized, but that doesn't change the fact that i said it. ugh.
seriously- isn't he the cutest? i'm so lucky.
now, if i could just get my ego & attitude in check and stop saying stupid things to get my way i'd be a lot better off.
love, mrs. k

June 26, 2013

so what wednesday

So What Wednesday
it's that time again.
linking up with shannon for so what wednesday!!
here's what i'm saying so what to this week:
*if i'm 26 & acting like a bit of a baby over what i think is an ear infection?
*if i LOVE thunderstorms?
*if i spent monday afternoon at the local pool and tuesday afternoon at the swimming pond of a family from church? i love working with kids :)
*if i chose not to put sunscreen on when i went to the pool with my friend last monday, got super burnt, and now i'm peeling? so far it's just two circles on my right shoulder that have peeled, hopefully that's all. and btw, i went to the store and bought sunscreen the next day.
*if i get annoyed when the weather channel interrupts tv shows to give us weather updates? yes, i know it's raining a lot, thank you weather channel.
and yes, i understand that these updates and be helpful and save lives for big weather issues. but really, it's raining here and they are giving us flash flood updates.
*if i don't know what i want to do with my life?
i'm questioning our move and my job. i don't know if this is what i should be doing. i don't know what i should be doing. all i really want to do is have babies and stay home with them. but that's not a reality because a) we don't have babies and b) even if we did have babies, i don't think it's a financial possibility for us right now.
*if this got real deep real fast??
what are you saying so what to?
head on over to life after i dew to see what everyone
else is so what-ing and to link up!
love, mrs. k

June 25, 2013

what i wore...

linking up with lindsay from the pleated poppy again for what i wore.
just three outfits to share this week, now that we're into summer it's mostly swimsuits or shorts with solid color v-neck tees. kinda boring to look at over and over ;)
i LOVE these shorts!! i wish i could wear them everyday without getting funny looks.
this outfit was for a day in the office.
necklace- target; white linen shirt- old navy; shorts- old navy
this was last friday, a quick meeting for a team i'm on where i met some new people. then the mr and i headed to the lake :)
peace tee- life after i dew; shorts- target
thanks to my instagram friends for confirming that these shorts are in fact NOT to short for a 26 year old who is not a size 2
another day at the office. well, just the morning. i spent the afternoon at the pool :) oh the joys of working with kids.
tee- gap; shorts- target
i feel like i'm kind of in a clothing rut this summer. it's easier to come up with outfit ideas in the winter/cooler months because i can layer things and i have more long sleeve shirts. and i have more 'warm' clothes. that's what you get for living in northern mn i guess.
love, mrs. k

June 24, 2013

summer lovin'

it FINALLY feels like summer in northern mn :)
and we are taking full advantage of it!
work is kind of getting in the way but we've made our way to lake country the past two weekend and we will the next three weekends for sure.
i love summer!!!
i wish i could just be outside all day everyday.
this afternoon i'm hold 'office hours' at the pool.
so i can be outside & call it work.
be jealous.
have a great afternoon!!
love, mrs. k

June 20, 2013

4th of july wreath!

as promised yesterday, here is my 4th of july wreath and instructions on how to make your own!
i did get the inspirations for this at wal*mart. they had a similar wreath for display and instructions on how to make it.

this is the finished project hanging outside our door :)
first you'll need to assemble your supplies
i had the wreath laying around for last fall- i found it in the dollar aisle at target for $0.25!! but any styrofoam or green foam wreath will work. you'll need to figure out quarters of your wreath and mark them off so you can make 1/4 of it blue.
you'll need floral craft pins- i used almost 300. so get more than you think you'll need.
red, white, and blue tulle. i found sparkley blue tulle :) i used less than (1) 12.5 yard roll of blue, (1) 25 yard roll of red (the whole thing), and a similar amount of white tulle.
cut your tulle to 6.5 inch lengths
i used 50 blue pieces and probably about 100 red and 100 white
then roll each piece, one at a time & put a floral craft pin in the middle of the roll
the push the pin into your wreath form
repeat. lots of times.
once you fill the first quarter with blue, start making red & white stripes. i just eyeballed this, my stripes are not equal but that's ok.
my floral pins were longer than my wreath was deep so i needed to bend each pin on the back so it didn't stick out any & wouldn't scratch the wall.
then once i was all done, i added a piece of flannel to the back to make double sure that it wouldn't scratch the wall.
i hot glued a ribbon to hang it from. make sure that you put your ribbon in the right spot so that the flag looks right when you hang it up.
i might have had to redo my ribbon. oops.
then removed your last wreath from the doorway.
don't judge me for still having the st. pattie's day wreath up.
i never claimed to be on top of it all.
hang your new wreath,
and enjoy!!
love, mrs. k

June 19, 2013

so what wednesday

quick note before we get started today- this is my 400th post!! whoop whoop!!

So What Wednesday
linking up with shannon for another go round.
i love this link up :)
here's what i'm saying so what to this week...
*if i didn't really make the bed (i just put the sheets and blankets back in about the right spot) on monday and i didn't do it until almost 10 pm?
*if i spent monday afternoon at the pool instead of work & i didn't wear sunscreen? i'm a rose-y red color & i'm paying for it now.

*if since monday I've tried to figure out a way to spend afternoons at the pool and call it work?

*if i haven't really cooked anything since thurs? we spent the weekend in hometown, mn which included lots of eating out with my parents. i guess i did make potato salad on sun afternoon for father's day dinner. i'm sure the mr thinks i'm an awesome wife.

*if i haven't cooked but i did bake cookies yesterday for the mr's lunch? he requested white choco macadamia nut because another guy at work loves them but he doesn't have a lady in his life so he has to buy them at the store. for a split second i thought the mr was going to be a nice guy & share with him. nope, he just wants to rub it in the other guys face. nice guy, huh?

*if we're going to the lake (either hometown, or the cabin) every weekend this summer?

*if when i buy things online i sometimes put them on my credit card so the mr doesn't know right away? not healthy, i know...

*if i made two 4th of july wreaths because the first one was to big? come back tomorrow to learn how to make the smaller one!!

what are you saying so what to this week?
head on over to life after i 'dew' to see what everyone else
is so whating and to link up!!

love, mrs. k 

June 17, 2013

tv tuesday

as i sat by the pool with my friend ashley yesterday, we chatted about how each cycle of the bachelorette/bachelor is basically the same.
hot tub dates, over the top shenanigans, around the world trips, contestants falling in 'love' on the third date, the weird wedding episode, and on and on.
last night didn't disappoint, it was right on track.
and i'm not really into it. like so not into it, that i don't even know who the guy was that left last night.
mr. america? really? for dumb. but i did love that she and james gave up their fancy date in atlantic city to the couple that lost so much in hurricane/super storm sandy and they went for pizza and beer instead. they acted like it was spur of the moment but i'm sure it was planned. either way- i really love when they go on 'real' dates.
but mistresses- now that show has got me hooked.
i cried at the end of last night's episode and every monday i find myself saying 'is it 10 o'clock already?'
even though the ladies on this show do some questionable things and things that i don't agree with or wouldn't do myself, i still find myself feeling for them.
when there is adultery in a relationship we rarely think about the 'other' woman, or what a person goes through after they cheat on their spouse.
i cried when alyssa milano's character, savi cried because she cheated on her husband one time and doesn't know how to deal with it now. she wants to make things right and she doesn't want a relationship with the man she slept with, but she doesn't know how to handle any of those things.
the one character that i can't understand is karen the therapist.
she just needs to distance herself from her ex-lovers family and she won't.
she seems to have feelings for the son and i think it has bad news written all over it. move on with your life already.
i can't imagine how april feels. after her hubby died she found out that he had cheated and a love child had come from the relationship. and now the mistress wants part of the life insurance payment from april. oh my gosh. i would fall apart. i would not be able to go on with my day to day life.
joss, the party girl relator is in a class by herself. and not that i want to be like her but i wish i had some of her confidence. she knows what she wants and she's good at what she does. she's balls-y.
hopefully this show won't be like GCB and only last for 6 episodes. i'd really love more than that.

what i wore

oh my gosh! it has been so long since i shared my outfits with you!!
if you follow along on IG you'll get to see them more regularly (mrs_knopf).
but here we go- linking up with Lindsey from the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday
wiww banner
doesn't she just have the cutest art work on her blog??
i love this outfit! i feel like a big girl, all professional when i wear it :)
necklace- target; shirt- old navy; jeans- old navy; shoes- Burlington coat factory
polka dot chambray and mint skinnies- what a happy outfit!
chambray- old navy; mint skinnies- JCPenny
i love baseball!
cardi- target; twins tshirt- JCPenny, skinnies- JCPenny; earrings- botny (they were a custom order but keep your eye on her shop- i hear she might be adding them to her collection!), watch- premier designs, cross bracelet- forever 21; baseball bracelet- made by me
new peace tee! woo-hoo!!
cardi- target; peace tee- shannon from life after i dew; skinnies- JCPenny

mixing some colors- pink & mint
pink chambray- old navy; mint cardi- target; shorts- target; flip flops- target

what i wore to the mr's 10 year reunion
right- friday night
scarf- wal*mart; jacket- american eagle; white tee- wal*mart; shorts- target
left- saturday night
necklace- target; top- old navy; shorts- old navy
love the saturday night outfit!! can't wait to wear it again!

don't forget to head over to the pleated poppy to check out everyone else's outfits this week!

love, mrs. k

10 years later

this weekend we went to the mr's 10 year high school reunion.
10 years!!
i keep calling him an old man ;)
friday night we met at local bar and restaurant for a meet and greet. the mr and i just live 45 miles from hometown, mn so we make it home fairly often. but it was nice to see some people that moved away and don't come home often.
the mr and i graduated from the same high school but he's two years older than me.
i recognized some people, but not very many. i was happy to see some of my friends at the same bar, not with the reunion, so i had someone to talk to.
saturday we had dinner and a dj. it was kind of weird.
the mr was not a social butterfly in high school (his words). so there weren't really a lot of people that he wanted to talk to. which i was not prepared for. when we go out for dinner or drinks he can talk to almost anyone in the place. but he kind of clammed up at this reunion. maybe it was a overwhelming for him. maybe he wasn't comfortable. i don't know.
but his reunion did do two things for me:
-made me excited for my 10 year reunion.
-made me so thankful that my mr is the way he is. i'm thankful that he wasn't one of the theater kids, or the nerdy computer boys, or the jocks, or whatever. i'm thankful he is who he is. very thankful.
and just for your enjoyment
the mr and from his senior year book.
isn't he cute?
he's got a super straight hair cut and round glasses and i've got blond hair that i tried so hard to get those scrunchy, gel-y curls/waves and a tan face (thank goodness for school pictures in sept!). don't forget my puca shell necklace and adidas t shirt :)
love, mrs. k

June 12, 2013


no secret, the mr and moved in march for me to take a new job.
i'm starting to find my groove. but it's hard in youth ministry. my job is so relational, that i just have to get to know to know kids. and kids are hard to get to know. they're are busy people. super busy. and you have to earn their trust.
it's hard.
and it's hard to learn the in's and out's of a new congregation. learning who's good side you really want to be on, who is connected to who, and what your job really is. i have a job description, but in ministry positions the description is usually just a starting point.
and in our northern town prior to this i got to go to camp with my kids as part of my job.
i don't here.
and i'm very sad about that.
i love going to camp with kids. it is so cool to watch them 'get' it and to not have to do the heavy lifting. i know it sounds as though i'm giving away part of my job, or passing the buck but it is so amazing to watch kids form relationships with other people who are helping to guide their path and write their faith stories. it's so cool to see them look up to the college age counselors that are devoting their summers to god's work.
can you tell i used to be a camp counselor and i miss it?
i miss tan lines, sunscreen, early mornings, late nights, little pay checks, good food, silly songs, silly skits, singing dinner prayers, the waterslide & pool, bible study every after noon, staff devotions, i miss it all.
and right now i'm feeling the pull to go to camp.
the first group of kids from my northern town is at camp this week.
how could you not want to spend multiple weeks a summer here?
i'm a little jealous of my northern town kids, but i'm super happy for them.
my kids in our new town go to camp too but they don't go til mid july, and it isn't really part of my job to go with with. i'll go visit them but i won't stay for the whole week.
maybe someday i'll get to  build camp into my job more.
love, mrs. k

so what wednesday

So What Wednesday
after a loooooong break i'm linking up with Shannon for so what Wednesday!
so what...
*if i took a break from blogging?
*if i was super jealous of the 'nannies' that picked kids up from vacation bible school at church last week? i would love to spend my summer days hanging out with two or three little kids! going to the park, the pool, the walk up dq, sunscreen, bikes, sweaty toddlers, naps, picnics, ugh... what i wouldn't give to spend my summer days doing that.
*if i count my drinks when we go out to the bar? not sure why, it's just always something i've done.
*if i'm pretty sure i have adult add?
*if i sort out the utensils when putting them in the dishwasher? in addition to add i may also have ocd...
*if i hate hate hate putting away clean laundry? i would much rather let it sit on the floor for a week and just pick out what i need then put it away.
*if we're going to the mr's 10 year high school reunion this weekend? 10 YEARS!!
*if i'm basically counting down the days until we can go to the lake for the weekend?
what are you saying so what to this week?
head on over to life after i 'dew' to see what
everyone else is 'so what-ing' this week and to link up!
love, mrs. k

June 11, 2013

tv tuesday!

hi friends!!
i'm so sorry i've been gone for so long. life has just gotten in the way and my little slice of the internet has taken a backseat.
but i'm blogging at you today from a BRAND NEW computer!! the mr and i bit the bullet and bought a new laptop this weekend. finally!! the desktop that we have is the one that my parents bought for me when i moved to college, eight years ago. yea, it's seen better days. and now that we moved and we're actually paying for our internet instead of just sharing with the people upstairs we decided it was time for a new computer to actually make use of the high speed internet we're paying for.
anyway- long story short.
we've got a new computer. hopefully i can blog more now.
so, tv tuesday!
i've been watching the bahelorette again this season. and i can't say that i'm all that into it. i don't know if it's because it's nice out now, or if it's des, or if it's the guys. but the winter cycles are easier to watch.
loved the girlfriend drama last night.
at one point i almost felt bad for the guy- that girl would not let him get a word in and she was like a broken record.
i wasn't such a fan of the way des reacted when the weather wasn't so great for her roof top one on one date tho. who cares that it's chilly and windy? that date was more 'real life' than anything else we've seen this season.
however, i did like that she chose to have a pool party instead of a cocktail party. liked the laid back vibe it gave the episode, and it's summer now so who wouldn't want to go to a pool party?
i would!!
after the bachelorette i stayed on abc for mistresses.
two episodes in and i am hooked to this one.
it's very similar to desperate housewives. and contrary to the title, i wouldn't say that this is a show upholding and glorifying mistresses. one of the women is a widow who's husband cheated, one is single and sleeps around, one is the typical 'other woman', and one is married but cheats on her hubby and has to deal with the emotional aftermath of trying to decide if she should tell him.
it's a modern soap opera.
and i hope abc keeps it.
what are you watching this summer?
come back next week to see how i feel about next week's episodes.
love, mrs. k

May 20, 2013

overthinking it...

i'm an overthinker.
to the max.
that's why there aren't many things hanging up at my house. i can't decide where to hang them. will it look better here? or here? or maybe it's too big? too small?
it's why i take forever to get dressed. will i be warm? cold?
it's probably why i struggle with migranes. and why i have tense muscles in my neck and back.
i'm sure my overthing has protected me from some harm, but it's also probably caused me to miss out on some really get things too. it's pretty hard to be in the moment, enjoying things when you're thinking of what's coming next.
it causes knots in my stomach.
it keeps me awake at night.
and wakes me up in the middle of the night.
please pray for me (if you're the praying type).
i've got a few big things on my mind right now that are eating away at me.
love, mrs. k

May 15, 2013

so what wednesday!

So What Wednesday
linking up with shannon for so what wednesday!
here's what i'm saying so what to this week...
*if i'm 26 and i still call my dad 'daddy'? i'm a daddy's girl through and through, i love my momma a lot. but i'm for sure a daddy's girl.
*if it's 4:30 on wednesday and i'm just now sitting down to write this post?
*if i had a list in my head for today and i'm drawing a blank now?
*if i wish i had a fountain diet coke iv today?
*if i haven't really cooked anything to eat at home since friday night? ok, most days...
*if the mr and i only see each other for 30 mins each day? that's what happens when he works on a farm and they got a late start in the field this year... srsly- they didn't start turning dirt til last monday, may 6th, how crazy is that?
*if i have invites to 4 grad parties and i don't know what to give them? is it super tacky to just give money? how much money is appropriate?
what are you saying so what to this week?
head on over to life after i 'dew' to link up and
see what everyone else is so what-ing this week!
love, mrs. k

May 13, 2013

hey! that's pintastic!

ok, so it's no secret that i'm a little behind on blogging. oops!
so today you're getting a few pinterest projects because i did them so long ago that i need to share them before i forget about them :)
first- super hero shirts
my friend kristina and i ordered super hero shirts to wear at our synod's high school youth gathering. she got a robin shirt and i got wonder woman.
but when the shirts came there was a bit of an issue.
the white shirt is a (men's) large, like the kind you can buy in a 3 or 5 pack.
the wonder woman shirt is a women't XL. umm... i looked like a stuffed sausage in that thing.

seriously- it was probably the most uncomfortable thing i've ever worn. i could hardly breath.
and my friend kristina is bigger than i am so i knew these shirts weren't going to work.
but, i didn't have time to send them back and they didn't come in bigger sizes.
pinterest/crafty mcgee to the rescue.
i went to joann fabric and got some red jersey knit fabric to match the shirts.
i cut up the side seam on both sides of both shirts.
i guessed on how much fabric to add, then i cut strips of fabric out of the big piece i got at the store.
 i started adding the fabric at the top of the seam (the armpit). i sewed across the armpit then down each side. so now, the sides of my shirt had 2 seams instead of one.
then i hemmed the bottom to make it look as similar as possible to the exisiting seam.
then i did the other shirt.
i'm sorry those are terrible directions, if you want to make a shirt bigger and you're needing me to clarify just email me and i will break it down a little better for you.
out come?
a shirt that fits!!
kristina and i in our super hero shirts. didn't realize this picture was blurry until just now. oops.
ps- these shirts have capes! how cool is that!!
project numero dos- my kitchen pantry
which is working out very well btw
this is our pantry before.
what a mess. things were all over the place, you couldn't find anything. ugh.
off to the dollar store in search of baskets i went.
 and this is the outcome:
i promise you almost everyting is still in there. i threw out the burger buns that were moldy. and two bags of chips that were stale.
but other than that, it's all the same stuff.
isn't it beautiful??
the yellow baskets are snacky things and the blue baskets are 'real' food.
the mr doens't really understand/isn't a fan of the basket system. but i think it's great.
and it's working so far.
number three- administrative professionals day
we decided that we were going to have brunch here at church for our secretary to celebreate her and thank her for all that she does for us.
i was in charge of bringing fruit.
now being the crafty/blogger that i am, i couldn't just bring fruit and put it in a bowl right?
 so instead i made fruit kabobs!
i started by putting little washi tape flags on my mini bamboo skewers
(skewers from the grocery store, washi tape from target)
then i cut up my fruit choices
one of our pastors thought that these were cubes of cheese!!
i love this picture
and apples
then i skewed them all
and served them!
everyone loved them.

alright, i think we're pretty well caught up on pinterest projects for the time being. whew!!
if you're still reading-thanks for sticking with this long post!
love, mrs. k