At the Edison Downtown – late April 2013
The Killers Concert – at the Honda Center, May 1, 2013
Ironman 3 – Opening Day, May 3, 2013
Meetup Group – early May 2013
Jocelyn’s birthday party – mid-May 2013
Brat’s Brothers, Sherman Oaks – mid May 2013
Beading pink satin shoes (not nearly done!!) – late May 2013
An epic burger – Grilled cheese for the buns, with 2 slices bacon, a 1/4 lb burger, a fried egg, lettuce, and tomato. It was epic. It was only a half sandwich, but I couldn’t even finish it!
Matt and I went to the Renaissance Faire last weekend with Gina and our friend Jacob. It was a lot of fun – I highly recommend it for a good time had by all.
Gina’s birthday was last Friday. We went to Yard House in Irvine. (I was not impressed with their menu! Everything had >700 calories!!)
Here are some pics from Friday.
This was an interesting weekend. We got a really, really nice desk from someone at Mom & Dad Cuff’s church. They dropped it off Saturday morning, and Matt assembled it yesterday. I’ll take pictures tonight and post them.
We got our income tax return, yay! We set half aside for a rainy day, and then we went and got some things we needed, like a DVD player, speakers for the computer, and a wedding ring for me. It’s being sized, but I should get it in two weeks. I’ll post pictures then.
I got this topcoat from Essie. It’s called “Good to Go!” It’s supposed to be one of the fastest drying top coats on the market. Actually, I’m rather impressed. My nails were dry within an hour, when it normally takes like, 3-4 hours to get a really HARD dry. It was $10, but I think it’s worth it!
I’ve been experimenting with self-tanner. I know. Lame, right? But my pasty white legs were bothering me, and honestly, with my family’s history of cancer, I’m not willing to risk a natural tan. I tried Banana Boat self tanner, and it doesn’t have quite as awful a smell as most self tanners, but it DID streak a bit. I’ll play with it a little more, but I’m not sure this is a winner. I actually had to wear pants today because my calves look terrible!
This weekend was mostly with Gina. On Saturday, we got a quote for the rentals for her wedding, then we booked her DJ. We got shepherd’s hooks for her wedding at Jo-Ann’s (much cheaper than I thought they would be!), as well as Styrofoam balls to make paper flower pomanders. These will line the aisle for the ceremony.
On Sunday, I came down, and we had an intensive wedding planning afternoon with Gina’s future mother-in-law and aunt-in-law. We got the budget hashed out for what still has to be done, as well as duties for prep the day of the wedding. Organization is key to making sure everything stays on track!
Matt has been sick with a cold, but he went to gaming on Saturday. Yesterday he had homework to do, plus he talked too much at gaming and lost his voice. He is in class today for his sheet metal apprenticeship. He’s been working in LA installing ductwork. This job is supposed to last at least five more weeks, Lord willing!
I’ve been sewing a lot lately, and I know I need to post my projects!
This is a quick project I did last night. I had this pair of jeans that were not as flared as I like, so I took out the inner seams, and turned it into a skirt! I added some heart patches to cover the rips from it being too distressed. The buttons on the back pocket were ripped off, so I put some patches there too, and sewed up the pocket. I think it’s super cute.
The pictures are terrible – Matt took them. I’ll post better ones later.
So I had planned on sewing all weekend long, since we had a 3 day weekend, but I have been sick, so instead I read 14 novels. Yes, I am a very fast reader.
Yesterday, we went to the corner bakery and I had delicious baked potato soup!! So yummy! Matt had a pesto pasta. He really liked it.
We had a very simple Valentine’s. Matt and I got heart pizzas, and we watched romantic comedies.
Who let me blog drunk? And why didn’t someone TELL ME I blogged drunk!?!
Had an awesome weekend.
I saw this lovely little dress on the Simplicity website yesterday.
I love the raglan sleeves, the princess seamed bodice, and the circle skirt. Unfortunately, I don’t look that great in a high necked dress (makes my bust look HUGE), plus, this pattern doesn’t come in my waist/hip size.
But I have this pattern:
It’s got the raglan sleeves and the princess seamed bodice. A circle skirt is super easy to hack, so that’s basically the only change I’d have to make. The lower neckline is flattering for me, and it comes in my waist/hip size.
So this is my project for the next week. I’ll need to lengthen the bodice of pattern 1800, and then add a circle skirt. I’ll take pictures as I go. I have some brown polka dot fabric sitting around, and that would perfectly match Matt’s brown satin vest (that I need to finish…erm….)