Saturday, April 17, 2010

Easter outfits and a weekly review

William and I took some Family Easter Pics:


On a less awkward note, I want to start making lists of things that I do on a weekly basis. Not only will it give me a chance to brag at how eventful my life is, but I can also cross out 'write in your journal' off my to do list.

Here's a taste of this last week:
1. Fryday at Jack in the Box: William and I dressed up in our Easter outfits and went to Jack in the Box to try their new, free fries. We gave their fries a 'C+'. We miss their thick-cut ones.
2. AIMS testing: Thank you 'No Child Left Behind' Act for not leaving children behind, but stealing their childhood.
3. I made this cake (Thank you cousin Jane!) and it's a hit with both William, the missionaries, and the staff at Canyon Rim Elementary.
4. William and I had a lengthy discussion of who should be Robin in the next Batman movie. We both agreed on Casey Affleck.
5. I finally cleaned out my car after months. It was really frightening what accumulates in there after a long period of time.
6. Watched the critically-acclaimed movie "Bandslam" (83% on Rotten Tomatoes!) The movie was awful, but the quotes were life-changing: "Do the thing that scares you." Thanks Bandslam!
7. Went to the nephew's baseball game. Easton hit one out in left field and ran to 3rd base. Mitch wouldn't let me have any of his Cool Ranch Doritos. London didn't play baseball but managed to look super bad:

And that about covers it! Tune in for next week's events which might include buying a bathroom rug and playing Mario Bros 3!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our house is a very very very fine house

We'll show more photos of our house as we continue the unpacking process.
Until then, this is it.
Deal wit it. -Tweety

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Watch Jenny Make Stuff: Part 1

This has been what I've been waiting for... the reason I started this blog. And I know you've been waiting too... all 2 of you.

I actually re-upholstered a couch. A COUCH! I took a couch apart and put it back together again. By the way, thank you mom for the couch.

Well, here's it is!



My favorite part are the knobs on the arms:

It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. There were injuries (sore back, William stepped on nails barefoot) and tears (it took forever to complete and there was nowhere to sit).

I also learned that you can't learn how to sew by re-upholstering an entire couch. My cushions looked like a beached whale had made its home on top of them. So I had a guy named Armento help me with that (and by 'help' I mean I paid him to fix it).

Now... on to the next couch!

We picked it up for free in someone's yard.
I promise it doesn't smell like the way it looks.
When I'm done re-upholstering it, I'll show you.
See you in 6 months!

Craft Room

Peeps: Do you have a craft room in your new home?
Me: Sort of.
Peeps: What's that supposed to mean?
Me: Well, I have a room that houses my barely-used sewing machine, box of tangled up ribbons, outdated scrapbook paper, and art supplies I've collected over the years that have still gone unused.
Peeps: So you DO have a craft room!
Me: It's not a craft room.
Peeps: What is it?
Me: An office/project/art room...and when I learn to sew, it'll change to my sewing/office/project/art room.
Peeps: Why can't you call it a craft room?
Me: Because I don't like the word 'craft'. The word 'craft' is associated with witches and Martha Stewart...both in whom coincidently fall in the same category.
Peeps: Hey I like Martha Stewart.
Me: So do I! I have an office/project/art room because I want to be her someday... minus the witch part.
Peeps: You're dead to me.
Me: Fine. It's a craft room.