Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ribbon Necklace

One of my favorite blogs Samster Mommy had the cutest tutorial for a ribbon necklace. I fell in LOVE with it and decided I was going to make it. I went to Michael's today to buy the supplies. I wanted to make it with cream ribbon and black beads. They didn't have the right size black beads, so I went with pearl. I just LOVE how it turned out. Natasha is the best at replicating fashions to help save money.
Here is the link for the tutorial.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pillow Case

I started making this pillow case with Art and I initials 3 yrs ago when we had started dating. I found it today still uncompleted. I decided to finish it. I don't think I will even bother starting the second one. I used three different designs of brown fabric. Hand stitched all around them.

Completed Crafts

I made this necklace today. I have wanted to make this for over a year. I really like how it turned out. I might even wear it for my first day of work.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stinkerpants Giveaway

Check out the link below and participate in the give away. How cute are these cards? I would love to send out these Holiday cards!!!! Adorable designs.

You can find stinkerpants and EAD websites below.

End of one chapter beginning of another

Yesterday was my last day at my job. I liked my last job, but I felt it wasn't a challenge anymore. In 3 months I felt I was able to get everything organized and running smoothly. I couldn't see myeslf there for years to come. I think they are a great company, offer a great service and have awesome employees. My boss was so incredible. I thanked her yesterday numerous times. I said I just feel worth while again by a boss. Something I haven't felt in years. My boss said I hope you don't ever take abuse in the future like you had in the past. She gave me some very encouraging and caring words before I left. She tried to convince me to stay and I thought it was very sweet. When I left she said if you ever need a job I will hire you in a second.

Monday I start at the new company. I am so very excited. I sent this new company my resume back in May. They contacted me in July and I interviewed with them 3 times. When they called to offer me the job I was jumping up and down. I am sooo very excited. I will be taking Bart to work each day. This past Saturday Art and I made a trail run. I set up my Bart ezrider card today for fare and parking fees.

I am excited to be traveling to the city. I ordered myself a wool coat. I haven't bought a new coat in about 7 yrs. I don't even have a winter coat anymore. I left my coat at my parents house in North Dakota. When I fly in I will have them bring the coat with them and I will hang it in the closet before I leave. The city is VERY cold in the winter. Wool coat and scarves here I come!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Celebrity News

I am not one to usually like things celebs say about abortion, but this article is different. I have been thinking about it the past few days. I thought I would post it. It's from

Kourtney Kardashian Agonized Over Whether to Keep Her Baby
By David Caplan
Originally posted Wednesday August 19, 2009 08:00 AM EDT

Kourtney Kardashian's unplanned pregnancy forced the shocked reality TV star to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life: Would she have the baby or terminate the pregnancy? "I definitely thought about it long and hard, about if I wanted to keep the baby or not, and I wasn't thinking about adoption," Kardashian, 30, who was shooting E!'s Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami at the time, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I do think every woman should have the right to do what they want, but I don't think it's talked through enough. I can't even tell you how many people just say, 'Oh, get an abortion.' Like it's not a big deal." Scott Disick, the baby's 26-year-old father, was supportive either way. The pair had split in November after two years of dating, but reconciled shortly after finding out she was pregnant. "He wanted me to talk about it more, but I just kept to myself," she says. "He said, 'I really want you to keep it, but I will support you whatever you decide to do.'" Confused and concerned, Kardashian says, "I called my best friend crying, and I was like, 'I don't know what to do.' She said, 'Call your doctor, and at least find out the risks and stuff.' " So Kardashian discussed abortion with her physician, and then headed to the Internet to do further research. "I looked online, and I was sitting on the bed hysterically crying, reading these stories of people who felt so guilty from having an abortion," she recalls. "I was reading these things of how many people are traumatized by it afterwards." After scouring the Internet, Kardashian says she started to realize that an abortion wasn't an option for her. "I was just sitting there crying, thinking, 'I can't do that,' " she says. "And I felt in my body, this is meant to be. God does things for a reason, and I just felt like it was the right thing that was happening in my life." Kardashian says she did some intense soul-searching. "For me, all the reasons why I wouldn't keep the baby were so selfish: It wasn't like I was raped, it's not like I'm 16. I'm 30 years old, I make my own money, I support myself, I can afford to have a baby. And I am with someone who I love, and have been with for a long time." Although Kardashian sought out the advice of others, she says it was her decision – and hers alone – that was the most important. "I really wanted to think it through for myself, and not hear what my sisters were saying, or what Scott was saying. Even though I took it all in, I wanted it to be my decision," she says. "My doctor told me there is nothing you will ever regret about having the baby, but he was like, 'You may regret not having the baby.' And I was like: That is so true. And it just hit me. I got so excited, and when I told Scott he was so excited. But I think if I had said I'm not going to keep it, I really think he would have pushed me into keeping it."

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I went to get my lunch out of the fridge today and what do I see....a snake. Back in July my employer had a picnic at the zoo. Art found this snake in the gift shop and HAD to have it. I find this snake in my purse, work bag, under my pillow, by the foot of the bed, by the front name it he has put the snake around the house trying to scare me. I pick it up and throw it across the room screaming I HATE SNAKES!!!! He thinks it's hysterical. He wanted to put the snake in my car this morning, but ran out of time.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brett Favre is a Viking!

What in the world was Brett Favre thinking???? A Viking???? Doesn't he know I HATE the Vikings??? Well seems I will be watching football one more year. Brett and I have one think in common...we both went to work for rivals. LOL

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cindy's Baby Shower

On Saturday I cohosted a baby shower for my good friend Cindy. Cindy is due on September 24. I can hardly wait for the baby to arrive. It's a surprise and it's killing me!!!!!

I made the diaper cake in the middle of the table. I wish I had taken another picture of the gift table. There were soooo many gifts!

Becky & Cindy


Here are some pictures from our camping trip. My first camping trip. I survived!!!!

Art & Becky's tent

Amber's Tent

First night we arrived

I woke up to Art cooking sausages on the grill. Art washing the pan.

Our Campsite

Art grilling hot dogs over the stove.

Our wonderful lantern. It didn't hardly give any light. The moon was so bright that night.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


So our computer at home took a dive! I haven't been able to add any camping pictures or updates on sewing projects. I added a couple pictures I took from my cell phone. Hopefully in the next couple weeks we will buy a new computer. Thank goodness for my blackberry or I might have gone crazy. =)

New Skirt

Last weekend I sewed myself this new skirt. It's sooo comfy! I just love it. I used one of my jean skirts as a pattern. Added a few inches, made a waste band, and added elestic to the back. I was very pleased with how it turned out. I want to make a couple more.

My New Hair Cut

I cute my hair a couple weeks ago with shorterly layers and added bangs. I am honestly still trying to get use to the bangs.