Friday, December 30, 2011
I LOVE the one she made for Jake and I! She made 5 different quilts, all with a variety of Christmas fabrics! I feel Jake and I got the cutest one :) I have never had a minky quilt of my own and never knew how cozy this fabric is! My next quilt I make I want to do a cotton front so I can do a cute quilting pattern and a minky back so the quilt will be extra cozy to snuggle with and have a nice weight to the quilt. I think this quilt will stay out year round, rather than just Christmas :)
This blanket is big and cozy for several people to use while watching a fun movie!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
After a long trip being away from home...like a whole month...it feels so nice to be home. I am so proud of Jake, he kept the house so clean while I was gone. I had such wonderful time with my family, friends and holidays, but it sure does feel so nice to be back home. I am soooooooo looking forward to hitting the ski slopes ASAP and reorganizing the house! Sometimes I get in go mood, and want to change things up...so that is this weeks plan for our home! Time to put decorations away and reorganize! I need to find places for Jake and I to put our bikes up on our stands to we can ride them because it is way to cold out side for me to ride. I also want to repaint some furniture! I am ready for some more color, because outside it is to cold to see lots of color out there during this time of year :)
Wednesday was a very productive day. You know those days you feel on a roll and so energized and keep going? Today was one of those days! I got done everything, and more I wanted to! It was amazing! Maybe thats what happens when I don't sleep in....... I got all my Christmas decorations packed up. I forgot I made a tone of these snow globes and never got to use them this year! Well, next year for sure!
When Jake got home, for some reason I was on a kick and wanted to make 72 hour kits. Its been something on my mind for a while and all of a sudden a felt the urge and want to do it...so I did. I rummaged the house and found things that would work for them and then made a grocery list of things to get to finish the kits off. Jake and I went to Walmart and then came home and packed our backpacks full of items for our 72 hour kits! Wahoo! Something I have really wanted to do finally checked off my list!
If you are a reader who likes a book to end and conclude..this book is not for you. (just kidding...I am trying to sound like the author of the book ;) This book feels like it is going to end several times and never does. You have questions unanswered and new plots twisting......(back to Kelsey tone) But I think that made this book really fun! It defiantly is mysterious, hence the title of this book. I found this book so entertaining, I started reading it this morning, and couldn't stop reading it until I just finished it now! I am going to have to start the next book tonight....because I still don't know the secret and want to know what it is! The author did a good job of wrapping everything up so if you didn't want to read the next book you would be fine.
This seems so far like a fun, light hearted series to read, but there is lots of suspense to keep you reading! A lot of suspense! The author "Pseudonymous Bosch"-secret writer..... is quite entertaining. His writing is clever and he has fun tidbits he adds in the story. I think this book could give some kids some interesting ideas, but thats probably what makes it fun. I feel like this book is something new, a new idea and something I have not read even though I made relatable characters in my own mind below.
One of the main characters reminded me a little bit of the Grand High Witch in Roald Dahls book Wicthes. Probably only because she wears white gloves. And the two kids kinda reminded me of the brother and sister in Rick Riordians The Kane series. I think that is why I really enjoyed the "secret" book so much. The author kinda of presents the book as he wants you to imagine what the characters look like, where they live, things about them and I think thats why I came up with what I did. I want to talk to someone else who has read the book, because I am sure there Cass and Max-Ernest are completely different than the ones I imagine. I am excited to start the next book tonight!
Book 2: I was disappointed in book 2. It was good, but I was so excited to read the next book in this series, I was bummed. It was my least favorite of the series. I would still read it though to it will fill you in on whats going on in the story! Now that your expectations are low...you will probably really like the book :)
This series was really fun! I dont know if I would recommend reading them one after the other though. I think they would be more enjoyable mixing up other books in between!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Last Christmas, Aimee and I got together to make our first quilt. I decided to do a quilt that was going to take way to long.... and just barley finished it this Christmas (a year later) because I decided not to really finish it... If that makes sense. Here was the top of my quilt, and I was making huge pop out flowers I would have had to hand sew onto this blanket after it was quilted. After struggling with the back of this quilt and finding the right fabric for it and making large flowers that took forever, I decided after I got the quilt quilted I was no longer going to make the pop out flowers for it. I am happy with that decision! Maybe someday I will venture to make a pop out quilt, but for now....no way!
When Jake and I left Arizona and headed back to Utah we made a stop in VEGAS! We love Vegas! We bought tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld three months ago and have been looking forward to this trip for some time. We love trying new hotels, so this time we stayed in the MGM. I am shocked to say..I think this may be one of my favorite Vegas Hotels.
We then went shopping at Caesars Palace! I love the Forum Shops there! They have awesome stores! Then we grabbed a quick slice of pizza before we went to see Jerry!