Sunday, March 14, 2010

I Finally Have A Hobby

Well, this sounds pretty pathetic because this sort of thing I think is supposed to come naturally, but I have chosen a hobby. Mack has been telling me that I need one for a long time. It mostly comes up when he wants to buy a bunch of things for golf or the latest thing he is into. It's usually after him convincing me that I can buy myself something if he gets something that he urges me to get a hobby.

I have been trying to figure out what I could do or get into that wouldn't break the bank. I was thinking long and hard and one day a couple weeks ago it hit me. I want to make my own cards. You know like greeting cards or birthday cards or get well cards. I thought about it some more and realized that I would be good at it because I'm a perfectionist and I like that kind of cutsy stuff. I don't know, it's hard to explain why I think I'd enjoy it, but I've already started to have fun just looking online at pictures of homemade cards.

The first card I made was for my nephew Davis's birthday. I had all these grand ideas and cute paper, but after realizing I didn't have any cool tools to make it, it ended up being pretty plain. I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it, but you're not missing out on anything there. I wanted to redeem myself and make a nice one for my Mom's birthday.
I saw this cute card online...

And this is my version of it with paper I had.

I just bought a paper cutter so I am excited to start making some more cards. Now all I need is cute paper and another birthday or holiday.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to the World's Greatest Mom!
We love you and hope that you have an awesome day.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Extra Credit

So I am taking this floral design class and sometimes our teacher offers us extra credit if we do certain things with the flower stuff we made. A couple weeks ago we made boutonnieres and we could get extra credit if we had somebody wear it. Well I tried convincing Mack to wear my boutonneire on his birthday at church but he didn't go for that. So, there went those extra credit points.

Last week we made Japanese floral designs which look kind of funny. My teacher offered us extra credit if we made a Japanese dinner and used our floral design as a centerpiece. I thought this was something I could do so I invited Cherie and her friends over for dinner.

We didn't really make Japanese food, more like Asian stuff and local food. I made lettuce wraps and Cherie made spam musibi and fried saimin. We also had some butter mochi.

I needed to take a picture for proof so the girls first took this picture. Can you see my design on the table?

Then they decided it would be even more authentic to act like Japanese tourists with their peace signs.

I used the second picture for my little report. Thanks to Cherie and her friends for helping me get that extra credit!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Glued It!

March 8-12th is glue gun week. You make anything with your glue gun. I struggled with what I could make and what I came up with isn't all that exciting or difficult but, it was very practical for me. I made these little flower magnets for my fridge. I have too much stuff on my fridge and not enough magnets so it was perfect.

First, I bought different colored felt from the store and a pack of big magnets.

Next, I drew different flower shapes on the felt and cut them out.

After cutting out all my shapes I stacked some flowers on top of each other and glued them. I added a black button to the middle of one of them and added felt leaves to the back of another.

Lastly, I glued the magnets to the back of the flowers.

It was really fast and easy. I only used a handful of my magnets so I think I am going to make some more and give some away.
I also thought about cutting out letters from the felt that would spell out our last name or possibly doing other fun things like stars or a sun.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Today, March 7, is Mack's 24th birthday. It kind of stinks to have a birthday on Sunday because all celebrations have to be the day before or after and in Mack's case, he got to work on his birthday.

On Saturday Mack wanted to celebrate and go out for some sushi. We went to Sakura and stuffed ourselves. And yes, I did have sushi with fish. It was good, real good. After Sakura we went to see this comedian, Daniel Tosh, that Mack found out about from his friend. It was hilarious. So that was kind of his birthday celebrations.

This morning we went to church and then came home and opened his present. Then it was time for his birthday surprise. On Saturday I realized that I had no cake or brownies for him so I went to Cold Stone and got these cupcakes that are supposed to be really good. I hid them in the fridge and was so excited to surprise Mack the next day. Well I brought them out of the fridge to put the candles on and they had completely melted and gooed everywhere. I was so sad. When I got them I wasn't sure if I should put them in the fridge or freezer, but at Cold Stone it seemed like they were just in the fridge. Well I thought wrong. And I didn't read the part of the description where it said they were made out of ICE CREAM. Well, Mack still blew out the candles and then asked what these were because they were not recognizable as cupcakes. We put them in the freezer so hopefully they'll be eatable later.

Well, I'm sure it wasn't his best birthday ever, but the good thing is that it can only go up from here next year!