Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So this is what I hope to inspire myself to do...

sewing :D, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

when I get back from my trip...

I did sew my dress, but lately in all honesty I have been feeling pretty drained crafty wise. I need to make some rigid thing for myself to create on Saturdays when Ryan is at work. Sometimes it is just easier to take a nap. But that is the worst attitude ever.

BUT... I think that this trip is the kick in the booty that we both need, some R&R with our fams and some good food and swimming and sunshine and ice cream and roller coasters and all of that. It will be lovely, and much needed. I think it will give us both a little creative spark :D

I have been drawing some ladies, but I really would like to try and paint them to see if I could. I have a boyfriend who paints and shades and makes things pretty colors. maybe he will help.

So if you'll forgive me until after my trip cause, I am just going to be lazy and drink this Aranciata, cause I am not sure they have these in Ohio...

Monday, July 20, 2009

3 more wakeups

till I leave for my vacay... Yes I am going to say how much time everyday. I am excited!

Too bad we are leaving this lovely lady here while we go. :( She will be well taken care of though so please don't worry. And we all know she will sleep on our bed every night :D

So in preparation, I think I am going to do laundry tomorrow and go to get my suitcase from the storage unit. Exciting stuff. I was going to get it today but I was sucked into the t.v. void, which I hate, with the boys. Makes me so mad. I am trying to make a skirt before we go, but it may have to be a project that I work on with my momma's sewing machine. After I eat waffles. hint hint again. :D

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Renegade Craft San Francisco

I went and had a blast on Saturday working at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art's booth. So. much. fun. I love the crafty ladies that are involved, and I love doing craft with the peeps all around :D

I even dragged my boyfriend and dog back there today so they could look at all of the stuff. haha. my dog hated it, but I think it was because I didn't let her sniff all of the merchandise.

Today my mission is finishing that freaking dress. And to make some eggplant parmesean. And maybe try and work out.

Our vacation is in 4 days! woo hoo. I can't wait to lay around for 10 days. And I hope my mom makes me some waffles. hint hint. :D

Monday, July 13, 2009

working on my dress

working on my dress, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

today was a day filled with Arrested Development episodes and working on my dress. It is the one on the left in the picture. I am making mine maroon though. I was having a hard time for a little bit with the pattern instructions, but I think that I am on my way! I am trying not to rush myself through it, that is something I definitely have a tendency to do because I just want to finish everything so quick. I am still trying to teach myself that it is about enjoying the process too!

Last night was nice, Ryan and I watched movies for awhile and went to sleep. We slept in too much though. I am so lazy on the weekends.

We also worked on our mopeds. Mine is giving me a huge hassle starting it, we have to look into that a little further.

I can't believe we are going home in less than two weeks! I am so excited. I love being on airplanes and being in the airport. I am such a nerd. We are still figuring out what to do with our dog. We were going to fly her but it costs so much money that we are trying to weigh our options. We are running out of time though!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My birthday was lovely!

So, I had a very relaxing lovely birthday! We went to a restaurant called Weird Fish and ate fried pickles. yum. If it wasn't super dark in there I would have taken a pic of the pickles. they were lovely. But then I ordered more fried food for dinner and it was gross. Too much. I never want to eat fried food again.

I did have a lovely apple sangria though. It was divine.

So now, I am just looking forward to our vacay in less than 2 weeks and working on my dress for Ryan's cousin's wedding.

Look at his silly beard and his silly hair. :D I love him. He still needs a haircut.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

One more day!

One more day!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Till my birthday!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hey look at my new bathing suit!

My new bathing suit!, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

and my messy room hmmm. I am going to have to get a better pic of this when my camera battery is charged. The phone camera had to do for now.

I *looovvvvvee* this bathing suit! I bought it from TheRedDolly.etsy.com. She was a dream to work with and the suit fits like a charm. Now if I can keep up my workout to ensure that I don't get too fat for it in the 2 weeks before our trip! I mean it fits *just* right. More front lunges and burpees for me!

Hope all is well out there! I am just trying to hang in there and get my self together for Ohio. I have a vet appointment to make, shorts to buy, and a birthday to have!

Did I mention that my birthday is in *2* days!