About Us

Andy and I met on a blind date in Dec. 2005. One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up. Go figure. We saw each other every day after that! We were engaged by June and married in September of 2006. In January, 2008, we welcomed little Ethan into our home, and in August, 2010, little Addison arrived.

Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My New Website

I've just recently started a new website where I am selling some of my jewelry creations, and some of my sewing creations. Take a few minutes and check it out!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Deck the Halls - yes, I know it's early, but I LOVE christmas.

I decided that I wanted some new ornaments for my small Christmas tree this year, and since I LOVE Paris, I decided that should be the theme.  So, I made glittered Eiffel Towers and Fleur De Lis for the tree.  Silver glitter bulbs, and a silver garland came next.  With a silver and black tree, I also needed some new decorations for that room that matched.
So, I made the following items to match: 
I think this framed subway art below and the paper christmas trees are my favorite.  The paper trees only cost about $2.00 to make.  The picture frame was purchased from the DI for $2.00 and painted, and then I used scrapbook paper as a border. 
 More Christmas to come!  I got most of it put up this weekend, but still haven't conquered the main Christmas tree.  That just might have to wait until next weekend.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Birthday Calendar

I am HORRIBLE at remembering birthdays.  Quite some time ago I even created a birthday binder, but who pulls out a binder all the time to look at birthdays?  Not me.  So, I was browsing the DI the other day (becoming my favorite hangout) when I came across this little gem. . .

Nice huh?  It was only $1.00, and I immediately thought birthday calendar! And, here is the finished product.  There is a page for each month with all the birthdays for the month listed.  With this on my counter every single day I am bound to notice and remember to send cards or gifts right?