Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Lauren and the super fun Backyardigans-tea party-crazy house

Lauren, originally uploaded by missysioux.

I got to attend my 2 favorite people's birthday party this weekend. It was tons of fun. I was full and worn out at the end.

I can't believe my best friend's daughter is 4! And her son is 2. I can remember both of their births. Weird.

I remember Sydneys cause of the fact that I had never been around a real baby much before and I was so nervous of the fact that a baby was going to be around! And she really really is my best friend baby edition. I know she isn't mine but she is definitely family to me!

I mean, Missy and I *have* been friends for 13 years you know (wink wink)

And little Quinn! I thought that I wouldn't like him at first. I can't believe that. I was so nervous cause I was far away in California for most of his life and I thought he would never connect with me the way that Syd has. But as it turns out, we are the very best of friends and I get a new boyfriend out of the deal. Never have the words "My Lauren" made me feel so loved :D I just love that little guy so much. So sweet and charming already at 2!!

I love having all of the people around me around again! It makes me feel so good and surrounded by love and good things. I am so happy in that respect!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


baby storm cloud!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

They liked the monster from yesterday!! :D I am happy!

I am going to make a whole bunches of clouds for my shop! They are so much fun to make! I actually made a white fluffy cloud with a raindrop for my friend Bridgette. I forgot to take a picture of it though. I love these little guys!

Tonight, some hanging out with my best friends and more sewing. I am also going to have some quality time with my bike! Well, its not my bike but I love it anyways...

I think I broke my camera. That is going to suck if I did. It won't upload pics to my computer. I hate that. I need it to work for the well being of my sanity. Hopefully it will work out for me though!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Lauren 171, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I love trading art with fun people! This little guy's mouth is a pocket to hold some remotes! I love how he turned out. I hope that he is well received by his new home. :D

I have been steadily working and working out. Sewing, riding my bike and hanging out with my boy. It is so good to be back in Ohio. I have officially been here for 3 months now. Things are great. :D

I am starting to feel like I am in control. I am also having a great time now that it is warming up. I am outside as much as I can be and I am loving it. I think that summer is going to be especially rad.

I am excited because I am going to Florida in a month or two and I haven't been to Florida in a long time. It is one of my favorite places to be in the universe.

I think I am going to start a craft night with my friends. It would be a fun way to hang out and get stuff done at the same time. I think we could do a project a week. Hmmmm, I will have to find some

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fun Pictures

Helpful elephant!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

I took some fun pictures of my plush this weekend. I had them helping out! I am applying to some shows for this summer and I wanted to have some funny pics to remember!

I have had a great week so far! Lots of outside activity like riding my mom's beach cruiser bike all around! Also yesterday I had some sushi with Dan, we went somewhere in Lakewood. I never knew that I was going to love sushi so much! I don't eat fish so I am limited mostly to shitake mushroom, avacado and cucmber rolls, but yum, they are all super good.I had a Mai Tai. and some sake too!

Last night I watched some Arrested Development and a little bit of the movie City of God. I love that movie! It is so good. I want to watch the move City of Men, I think that is what it is called. It is about them when they grow up. I heard that was good too.

I have been watching reruns of the show Sabrina the Teenage witch. I am pretty sure that is my favorite show. I love that it is on and I love DVR for letting me record it and watch it when I get home from work. I am a total dork. and I love it.

I think tonight I am going to try and ride my bike, if I am being brave and want to go out in the cold. Also I am going to walk and then sew.

I think I am going to try and make cinnamon raisin bread this week. I think it would be really tasty to make cinnamon raisin french toast. I will let you know how it goes. :D

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hello April!

Monster coin purses, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Yay! Its april! That makes me pretty happy.

I made these Monster coin purses last night. They are version 1 :D They are a baby of my normal pouches with my plush toys. I like how they came out.

I have been thinking a lot about sewing lately and not sewing much. I was glad to get into a groove last night and make three things.

I have been getting into a groove in my life too, which is good. I am feeling like I am in charge and not just flailing around. I am starting to get some money saved to move out, and all of that.

I saw enchanted the other day with my sister and I loved that! Totally cute and girly. Amy Adams really gets the cartoon character moves down, its really impressive!

Tonight I get to watch a super fun cheesy movie called Chopper with my lovely boyfriend. I am definitely looking forward to it. We started the Netflix back up and it is awesome.

I saw enchanted the other day with my sister and I loved that! Totally cute and girly.