Monday, December 12, 2011

Bits of a Monday

I realized I hadn't blogged in a while,
and I thought I should rectify that situation.
So here it is . . .
My life,
right before finals week.
I've locked myself in my room,
and the only reason you're hearing from me now is because
FINISHED that essay!
Not only did I finish it though,
Anyway, this is my life.
In my room.
Cause I couldn't leave it.

This is my drawer,
that hold my goodies.
I have candy,
but I also have (had would be a more accurate statement)
oatmeal scotchies that I made last night
with a really cool person,
before we watched White Christmas.
(Love that movie!)

This is one of two packages that came today.
This is a gift for a really classy girl.
The other was scrapbooking things.
(Opps indulgence!)

This was breakfast on top of the book I had to write an essay about.
Did I mention I FINISHED that?!?
I'm still pretty excited!

Here is my window sill.
It's pretty neat.
I have rosemary and moustaches right next to the picture in a frame (my daddy!)

This is my dog,
a long time ago.
And my second sock.

(An update for the knitters:
I turned the heel
and I might actually finish a pair by the end of the year!
Go me right!
Never thought this could actually happen!)

This is my wrapping.
Cause it's completely free.

I hope you have a good Monday!
I'm going to get back to homework.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What Made Me Happy Today

Waking up to a light snowfall
Long names (hypens-included!)
My new(ish) boots
Exciting adventures planned (and also not) for this weekend
Blueberry bagels & raspberry tea
Plane tickets*
Ben & Jerry's finest

*that means an epic reunion, complete with running, squealing, hugs, and quite possibly tears

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Madness

I might have stayed up late,
but I got up late too.

Then . . .
I scrapbooked!

I finally scraped some of the long lost memories of Eau Claire!

I even made a card with some scraps I had lying around on my desk!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Throughly Modern Millie!

The show was nothing short of AMAZING!
I just wanted to share this picture from Saturday.
Four gorgious ladies,
thanks for a great night!
From Left to Right: Me, Jess, Emily, and Jessica.
This week is Thanksgiving!
I'll try to pop in and say something,
share some pictures,
between essays I procrastinated on.
= )

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lazy Saturday

November is getting busy,
and December is just around the corner!
Are you ready?
I'm so not.
I have some Christmas gifts,
but I don't even have ideas for some others!

Today though, I woke and my roommates made breakfast!
I put on my slippers and started my English project.

I got quite a bit done and decided it was time for a break.
I got drank some more tea and nibbled on fresh rye bread I got yesterday.
(I am in love with Amherst!)
Then I got started on my Christmas cards!
Here are a few:

Tonight I'm going to Throughly Modern Millie again tonight!
(I went last week too-it's just that good!)
If you live near by and you haven't seen it yet GO!
It's closing so get your tickets fast!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


We had our first snow fall yesterday.
After my day was done and the snow took a break I went for a walk with a new friend.
I had to stop at this point to take a picture,
the colors were beautiful,
the seasons,
for once,
were all together.
It was a perfect moment to hold on to,
to breathe with,
and to remember.
Yesterday was a good day.
Snow always makes me feel like a little kid again!
I stomped around in my new boots,
ate some Greek food like it was going out of style,
and painted my self a soup bowl for colder times.

I'm ready for this winter.
I'm ready for fun times,
and serious conversations.
For movie marathons,
and cookie baking.
I'm ready for ice skating,
hot chocolate,
and skiing.
I'm ready.

Hope you didn't get too angry at the snow.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I Made Robot Cupcakes!

A huge thanks to Dorrie for making this happen!
I LOVE them!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Perfect Fall Weekend: Part 2!

Bet you didn't see this one coming!
To be honest I didn't either.
But here it is:

I made a litter cake.

Then I dressed up as a crazy cat lady.
Claire helped but Sneakers really made it work,
you know-pulled the whole thing together.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Perfect Fall Weekend

I went home this weekend to see an old friend (and second father),
and to take care of my aunt's cat.
My sister had to work and I had some time to kill,
I decided that today was the perfect day for a nature walk.

I took advantage of the Ice Age Trail that meanders through Waupaca.

It was perfect,
and just what I needed this week.

Claire, Caity and I carved pumpkins this week.
Mine is winking!

Have a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm Joinin' Up

So, I have this ancestor . . .
He fought in the Revolutionary War.
Because he did, I am eligible to join some of the coolest ladies around!
They're in the DAR
(Daughters of the American Revolution).

I'll be joining my aunt's chapter Ah-Dah-Wa-Gam.
This is the official paper signing before I sent my application off to be reviewed.
I'm really excited to join these ladies.
It'll be a ton of fun!

My aunt is on the far left, me in the middle, and the chapter regent, Diana, on the right.

This is the chapter registrar, Char, and I going over the papers one last time.

I just wanted to share this with you.
I'm really excited about all of it!

Thanks to member Cindy for the photos!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cards on Friday!

This post is just for the eyes.

Oh, also I finally scraped our trip to Florida last winter.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Inspiration and the Final Card

When moving all of my scrapbooking/card supplies into my Point house
I started playing with some different papers.
This is what the playing turned up.

A few days later I realized that I needed a birthday card for a good friend of mine.
This is the final product.

Have a good weekend

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Eau Claire Visit

I made a road trip over to the UW in Eau Claire.
I saw some familiar faces,
met a few new people,
and watched a homecoming game that wasn't mine.
(Though mine was at the same time.)

I started my weekend downtown,
slurping tea and running my fingers across used book spines.
(My wallet was not having as much fun as I was.)

Then we all headed over to my ex-RA's new place.
It was a full out girl-party over there.
She was holding an Arbonne party and we all had a nice relaxing time.

Face masks and foot baths are the best way to end a Friday!

You round it all off with good friends and silly chat,
I couldn't have asked for a better time.

After a completely girly sleep-over it was time for the homecoming festivities to begin.
Starting with the parade.

Eau Claire played the UW-Oshkosh Titans.
The theme was "Sink the Titans"
There was a general lack of cloths in the warm mid-day collage town celebration.
No complaints here. =)

After a caf lunch-
in which I remembered how glad I am that I don't have to eat in a place like that anymore,
and that even if I did I truly believe that Point's food is generally better than Eau Claire's is/was-
we went to the game.

I don't actually have any photos of football but my friends and the band is more important.

Eau Claire lost by seven points.
So did Point (to Stout).
But the game was pretty intense,
and if our QB had remembered to drink water in the unseasonal heat,
and he hadn't gotten sick as a result,
he might have been able to throw the ball a little better,
therefore giving Eau Claire another touch-down,
and a homecoming win.

I don't know what Point's problem was.
It was probably as inexcusable.

So that was my weekend.
I'm making some stew now and I'm excited that fall is underway
even though it is so warm-
it means I can have stew and ice cream without feeling weird.
I just call it seasonal!