Thursday, August 27, 2009


this was one of my engagement photos. and can you believe i didn't use it for the wedding announcement? i would have now. probably a good thing we got married when we did.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

something i want to kill

a baby kimono pattern by martha. my befuddled mind can't handle interpreting sparse directions right now. grr... (yes thank you miranda for tempting me.)

anyway, on a positive note, found this site via how about orange and i found something for mallory to print off and put on her wall. probably by the periodic table.

curious what i want to put up?

this and possibly this for isaac.

oh and my friend jillian posted a note about free sewing patterns. use guest for login and pattern for the password.

and a picture to make this post even more random:

i was going to do an experiment with those green bags and see if they really live up to their claims. this was the before picture. and i forgot to take an after picture. so the jury is still out on those. anywho. i think i will go to bed. goodnight to anyone still up.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

smelling the lilacs

walgreen's is offering 20 free 4x6 prints today. you can select pick up at your local store and don't even have to pay for shipping.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

death to morning glories...

i believe they have another name, but they are definitely cursed around our house. mallory picked these. and wanted me to put in water. dandlelions fine, morning glories are another story. (but i thought they were pretty grouped up like this...i am a confused soul.)

another note, my mom sent this thought by email.

from GM Jerrard:

There are things that all men know are true on their face, things that require no explanation and no justification....We know, for example, that kindness is good and that cruelty is bad. There are other things that we learn from our own experience, from trial and error, truths that affect how we treat others. Moral truths.

There are scientific truths, tried and tested formulas that are true--at least for the moment--but which may be replaced with something else tomorrow. Researchers go to great length using the scientific method to eliminate error and to prove their hypotheses in an attempt to get at the truth. Through experimentation and trial and error, they try to discover truth. These are operational truths--assumptions and conclusions that are true to a 95% level of confidence with some possibility of error, give or take 5 percent. We use them as long as they are useful or until they are replaced by "newer"--and more accurate--truths.

Finally, there are revealed truths, specific knowledge given to man from a higher source. Sometimes they come as "the dew from heaven distilling," or as a still, small, even inaudible voice. Often, they come in a flash as an instant understanding of a concept inarticulated. On rare occasions, truth comes as a booming voice from heaven or in a vision brighter than the noonday sun. "The spirit enlighteneth every man through the world, that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spsirit."

Revealed truth dawns upon us when we are obedient...As we are obedient, God confirms to us that our actions are correct, and we are blessed with greater understanding. We call this testimony...

In other words, faith is essential to learning and recognizing truth. It is the essential first step.

Obedience brings more light and knowledge as a blessing to the obedient. Conversely, sin chases away the Spirit and our minds are darkened.

One of the reasons we came to this world is to learn to distinguish between the various shades of gray.

"When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he is not very good; a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, and not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly. While you are making them, you cannot see them. You can understand the nature of drunkenness when you are sober, not when you are drunk. Good people know about both good and evil. Bad people know about neither." CS Lewis

"Evil may not be referred to God for its origin. He is not its creator; it is one of those independent existences that is uncreate and stands in the catagory of qualities of eternal things...evil exists in the balance of natural forces...It is also the background of good, the incentive to good, and the trial of good, without which good could not be...No virtue could exist without its corresponding evil...In a world without evil-if such a world be really conceivable-all men would have perfect health, perfect intelligence and perfect morale. No one could gain or impart information, each one's cup of knowledge being full. The temperature would forever stand at 70 degrees, both heat and cold being evil. A world without evil would be as toil without exertion, as light without darkness, as a battle with no antagonist. It would be a world without meaning." BH Roberts.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

a smattering

i think i missed this one if it made the email rounds, but isn't this gross?

a cool new battery.

gourmet fast food.

what isaac needs in his room (it will match, someday). ok, so i pretty much want everything in this store. "If you're a nerd, there's a pretty good chance that your babies will be nerds too. Why fight it?" my type of store. on a side note, mallory has the first few lines of the sun is a mass of incandescent gas down. 'twas a great project to do in the car.

and how great is youtube? i found the original sun is a mass...

Monday, August 17, 2009

fabric hair clips

i made these for a friend last year. i think it was for her birthday. or Christmas. probably both.

i used this tutorial for the hair clips. except i used mod podge instead of hot glue. i have no idea how they worked or if they held together. but i think i will used this hand-sewn clip tutorial the next time along with the hot glue and compare. i might even do a scientific experiment on them. sounds like fun.

the necklace was from a kit i got off etsy. super easy.

the fabric i got from a thrift store. which was sad because i wanted a lot more of it. enough to do a cathedral window quilt out of it. like this one. sigh.
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Monday, August 03, 2009


what do you do with your stuff that means a lot but is broken and probably should be thrown away?

i am a bit of a packrat.

this is a picture of porcelain doll that was once my grandma's. and i loved playing with it as a kid. and mallory really liked it too. but the arm was broken off, and it really wasn't safe for the kids to play with.

so i took a picture and then threw it away.

someday i will have my dream contemporary home with minimal belongings.
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