Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Can you sew a Oven glove?

I have an odd love and fascination with all things British. Someday I want to spend a summer there and just eat up their hipness. These oven mitten are from this store and I love everything there. I would love to purchase them but I don't want to pay shipping across the ocean. So my question to you all is--could I make this??? Are there patterns out there or would I have to wing it? Are there any expert sewers out there who could figure this out and give me a lesson??? I want to make my own if possible. Or you can just connect me to another cool website that has junk like this.

Monday, July 30, 2007


OK moms, I know you're looking, so if you have any info on this I need you to comment--and quick. I currently have Red signed up for Franklin West for Kindergarten. However, I now live closer to the Franklin that is on Gilbert/8th. Should I transfer her??? I don't know if it matters because it's the same curriculum. I assume the difference would be principals and facility. I haven't seen the Franklin on 8th but the West facility wasn't the greatest so I assume it would be the same or better. Before you suggest a school other than that--I am already a fan of Franklin. I'm old school and so are they so I think my kids will do well. So does anyone out there go to either of these schools or know anyone who does??? I need input quick so I can tranfer her over before school starts. I looked them up on greatschools.net and they both have the same scores. Franklin West had more parent opinions to read but there weren't many to read for the 8th Avenue one. Please-input input input.

Friday, July 27, 2007

All Crammed In

I just love it when this happens. It happens quite often. I put Baby Kiz down to bed and then the girls go down to bed after her. We leave them to fall asleep and then as most mothers do--I have to check them. This is how I find them. it's very cute--and yes my kids are all super tiny and fit together well. I usually pull the older girls out and put them in their beds. It's fun to see that they love each other this much. I just hope it lasts into the years when girls really get mean.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Tonight's snack is PB&J and a cold glass of milk. I have anti-cows milk friends who drink soy crap and that makes me sad. Because there ain't nuttin' better than a pb&j and a cold glass of milk. Now I'm geared up for hours of photo editing. Wish me luck


I got my first copy of Eliza today!!! It's the coolest magazine e-ver. It's hip modest fashion. I've been waiting for it for years. I found it on Amelia Lyon's' blog (I blogstalk her). Hyrum's cousin knows her so I started blogstalking her months ago because she is a kick-a photographer. She did some photos for it. Then as I was telling my uber good friend Darcy, she said that her sister Suener (pictured below in article) had been interviewed for it. You can check out her hip designs here. Coo-Li-O. So now I had to have it. I signed up and here it is. So now it is my job to tell the world. I have no other connection to this magazine other than what I've listed, so take my word. It Frickin Rocks. So I want you all to plug it. Sign up, get your copy and plug it. You can plug it before then if you want--just send people to this blog and they can connect. The stuff is awesome, everything I wear (when I finally leave the house) or at least the stuff I wish I had. It is our jobs as awesome modest women to keep this magazine alive. Pass it on ladies.

If you are visiting this post while it is new and fresh, you'll notice the happy music. This is how I'm feeling right now. So by playing the Housemartins I can show that--I occasionally am cool.



Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wow . . . .wow *WARNING-SPOILERS*

Ok Ok so much to say, so little space. First of all--I'm done. I was done last night by midnight but I as too tired and mentally exhausted to post. I have been trying to post all day but for some reason my pictures wouldn't upload. Here I am now though. If you haven't read the book or finished it don't read on WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! Where do I start???? I can't really . . . I don't . .. I'm stuttering .. there was so much. She packed so much info in that book and wow what a way to start it out. I was up and down and up and down. I was amazed at how many things she addressed and gave a sufficient close to. So instead of going on and on I will just list my favorite parts. I don't have time to explain why, I'll just list.

Let's see . . .Kingsley's patronus at the wedding. The simplicity and urgency of the message, When Ron returned and instead of kissing him--she started hitting him (which made me remember that feeling as a teenage girl), Pottercast, Dobby's heroism, the Snape/Lily memories, Ron being able to smash the locket . . there is so much information I can't think. Maybe I'll remember more later---but one of my favorite favorite parts is when they are at Hogwarts and Harry leaves the room of requirement and goes up to Ravenclaw commonroom and then we he gets back it's full of all the people ready to fight. Then the whole fight with the teachers. We never get to see what the teachers actually can do because they were always in Dumbledore's shadow, but we get to see (especially Magonnagall) their magical prowess. That was just cool. I'll think of more later--then I'll post them. I was very sad though about Fred, but I knew that one of the Weasley's was going to get it because it was too unlikely that they would all come out of it unscathed. Dobby didn't hit me as hard although it should have--I think the kids were running around at the time or something. I liked how Malfoy didn't really make it out good or bad, just in the middle because it was more believeable. So that's it for now.

If you want to read something cool read this. It is two writers for The Onion who stayed up reading and blogging back and forth. it takes you through the same emotions as reading it--it was great.

And HOORAY!!! MaGonagall is not a spy. Sorry I even suspected her--Hyrum planted the idea.

The Line at Wal Mart

Almost there

Yes, we took the time to take a photo--and I AM an adult

Hyrum reading it on the way home from Wal Mart in the car (sorry it's sideways)

Monday, July 23, 2007


Hooray! I'm reading and just stopped to make a phone call. I'm half done with the book and can't put it down. J.K. has got me sucked in with every chapter. I'll report when I surface.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Etsy Find

I was keeping myself busy not reading Harry Potter by bloghopping. I found the coolest link on Tara Whitney's blog. Aren't these the cutest prints? I want to redo the girl's room and I want this top photo. So freaking cute. If you haven't checked out Etsy--it rocks. I would also love the little rocker girls but they are all sold out

It 12:50 and all is well

I just had to show everyone that is is almost 1 a.m. and I have my book. Actually in this picture Hyrum is reading it. But I am about to stay up for as long as I can and read as much as I can. I promise not to post any spoilers for at least a while. lay-uz peeps. Oh and the picture is not the best, but I just came from a swim part and it 1 a. m., and I'm over 30.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


I have this IKEA coupon and it's free to anyone who wants it. It is $25 off a purchase of $250 or more. It expires July 31st. Just let me know and you can come pick it up or something.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What's that sound????

What's that you hear??? The call of Harry Potter. Why yes it is. As of this post I have 2 hours 49 minutes and 30 seconds. 29. . 28. . 27 . .

Your very own Wallpaper

How frickin coolio is this? You can send your photo in and they will make it into wallpaper . . . .WALLPAPER. Seriously, they can do anything now a days. I want to do this so bad, but then again---I don't own any walls.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Quote of the day at breakfast. Little Vanilla said, "Ketchup toots on people's eggs" It was her response to the ketchup bottle making a squirting noise.

Monday, July 16, 2007

J.K. Speaks

J.K. Rowling will be interviewed on the today show about a week after the book comes out. I'm stoked about it because I will have read the book and can find out a little bit about her perspective and such. Yes, I'm that nerdy. She's a freakin' genius and if you haven't read the books yet--you're missing out high time. Check out the info on the interview here.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Who are these people and what are they doing????? I have no idea. But that's the beauty of flickrvision. It's mesmorizing--You just sit and watch different photos pop up on your screen and you don't know who the people are. One of these is from Denmark and one from Hong Kong and one from Singapore, and then Italy. I don't know why I love it--but I find myself just staring at my screen for minutes at a time.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Is Professor McGonagall a . . . SPY?

It hurts me to say so, but it's possible. Read this article and you too may think otherwise. It will break my heart, but at the same time would be a very clever thing to do by J.K.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My late night snack

Holy crap I love these cookies. Any normal vanilla cookie does not appeal at all. But these are from Trader Joes. They are so creamy and good. The filling even has little vanilla bean flecks. And yes I am so uncool that I stopped and took a picture with photo booth

I'm a Muggle

Not ashamed to say it. We will be in line at midnight on July 20th. Just like we were for the last book. It shall be bitter sweet to read the last page. J.K. Rowling has a gift. And do we sit around and talk theories????? U betcha.