Saturday, July 31, 2010

79 Shirt

So here is the shirt all done. I really like it and the merging of 2 patterns was successful I do have to say! I kind of feel like the frankenstein of this shirt.

I don't love this pic of me, but it does show you what the shirt looks like on. Tomorrow I hope to get a better pic of it. I went to Renegade today and it was ok. I got something from Giant Dwarf, a star hair comb thing. I will show you later. It is amazing and beautiful. I also saw a lot of awesome people and had fun with the Museum girls.

Tomorrow we will hopefully be going to the Alameda Flea market cause that is what I would like to do on a lazy Sunday. But, I may want to just be lazy tomorrow and sew too. I feel like my weekends have been flying by! I need a little more time off for sure.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

78 My dog eats corn on the cob

Baby loves corn on the cob. She eats it like a person. So now when we have some, she gets an ear too!

I realize that this is weird. But it is also amusing.


Now I am going to drink some coffee and work on my shirt while simultaneously doing laundry. I live on the wild side...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

77 Working on stuff for me :)

Here is the shirt I am working on all cut out! It is a mixture of 2 patterns I have right now that I like. We will see how it goes. I hope to finish it tonight. I have a few other projects in the works, I just need to give myself the kick in the booty to get them worked on. The scarves and the twinsies' scarves are still on the plan for me in the near future.

It is so chilly here it is easy to start dreaming about fall and winter! I know other parts of the country are not so lucky, but we have the good old fog out here in San Francisco to keep us coooool.

I have also been reading a new book cause it is fun for me to read at the gym. It is Peter Straub and Steven King and it is called the Black House. It is amazing to me how difficult Steven King can be to read. He is SO detailed. And coming off of the Twilight books is a HUGE change. Those are so easy and quick and this is making me slow down a bit. I like it. More book for my buck :) I am waiting for the last Twilight book to come out in paperback before I spend money on it. I don't really like hardback books anyways. I am glad to be reading again after a break from it. I get to a point where I am like, geez I read so fast that it feels like I wasted money. But this summer and both my trips got me back! and now while I am on the elliptical I have something to do besides read closed captioned sports. ewww.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

76 Just a few funny pics...

This is how adults sometimes use silly bandz if they can't find any hair bands...

This is my bf with his equally adorable daddy-o

This is all the cute boys in my boyfriend's one side of the family. Or most of them anyways...

And here is how it would look if Ryan, Rafe, Carys and I were walking in a wind tunnel...

We are starting to get excited, the person in the apartment upstairs moved out and we may get the space. It is going to be more money but we are going to make it work! Or try to anyways, depending on how much it is...

Also, I am very proud of Ryan, he has some posters in a store on Haight, he is consigning for the first time! Yay!!!

This weekend will be fun, I am going shopping, for fabric and for clothes. My favorite!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

75 Better day

Hello there!

We went to sketch Tuesday this week and it was so much fun! Met up with friends, drew a little, hung out. It was good times. There they all are drawing while I take their picture from behind some flowers...

I am having a much better day today and am ready to start up a weight - loss marathon. Lately I have been feeling so much more heavy than usual and after the 2 weddings I went to this summer and looking at myself everyday, I have decided that I need to kick it up a notch. I am just not feeling great myself. I need more walking, more water, less sweets, planned out meals that make me feel good and to stop eating so late. That one is the hardest cause Ryan works late and I like to eat dinner with him. I am just not taking care of myself though and I am feeling it big time right now.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

74 Not having a good day

SO here is a funny pic of the girly girls from the Milwaukee adventure weekend. I am working today...

Monday, July 19, 2010

73 OMG it has been too long

This is the longest I have gone since I committed to every day! Well I am not perfect so there : ) Haha. I have just been enjoying getting back to California life. This weekend I even went to the fabric store! Woo Hoo!

I am going to make some scarves with scarves(you will see...) and these are the colors I have started out with for tiny patchworks. And because I am really good at being late to the party with things, I am going to get myself one of those little hexagon thingys and make myself some cute honeycomb-ness. But at JoAnn's they were $11 and I was being cheap :)

I also wanted to show you a pic of my gorgeous hunk that I live with in his Tux from the last wedding! There aren't any pics of us up so I have to get some posted if I see any! This pic is kind of terrible but you get the idea. My camera died 5 seconds after I took this.

This weekend was full of alone time and LAUNDRY and a laundry terrorist. SOMEONE who lives in my building is SUPER self righteous and thinks that no one should be able to use dryer sheets and therefore feels the need to SHAME us by writing TOXIC on the box. I feel slightly threatened and not at all sympathetic to the COWARD'S actions. I hate that! Live your own life, you know? Crafting and blogging is so supportive, its a wonder that people think that they are educators with their creepy terrorist actions. I will not budge or let someone tell me what to do. Sillyness. It is especially funny because the person would have gotten further with me had they spoken up. Now I just think they are hypocritical(oh what, you own TWO cars?) LAME dryer sheets for all! PS I am actually sensitive to the chemicals issue, but the way to my heart is not through defaming my property. So I am not swayed. I will use my dryer sheets until I feel it necessary not to.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

72 pics from the Ohio Trip

So here is a quick awful pic I took of my hair for the wedding. I love the flower! I seriously wish my camera did not die that night. Hurry up Jeff and Lisa's friends we need pics!

Also while in Ohio, I caught the Silly Bandz fever. What?! A 29 year old can't love the newest Elementry School fad? Well that is just unfair. NEED. MORE. SILLY BANDZ...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


OY. Happy to be back, miss the family. But I am TIRED! Can you believe it? A whirlwind Ohio vacay and here I am. A fancy wedding(hopefully there will be pics on facebook to borrow cause we were ADORABLE! and my camera died) A great birthday and some really quality family time with both my favorite nephews(due sometime later this year!) and I am exhausted. But I am also reminded of how lucky I am in life. I have a great family and the best most gorgeousest boyfriend you could ask for.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

70 3 more days

3 more days, originally uploaded by laurensmashtoys.

Work Birthday! YUM! cuppy cakes!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

67 Pancake loving

Not much went on today besides reading New Moon because I cannot stop myself from my new obsession... So here is my breakfast from yesterday:

I couldn't eat all of it even though I wanted to.

Tomorrow begins the second half of my trip! I am so excited to see my love and my fam! and eat good food and be spoiled and get my hair cut. WOO HOO!

PS: the birthday count down is 4 more!

Monday, July 5, 2010


I hope your fourth was as explosive as mine! I was invited to a fun barbeque with really nice people and lots of fireworks on a roof!

A sparkler was as brave as I could get...

Today is going to be about cleaning up the house and lazing around watching movies. I am also going to try and sneak some bunny and bear scarf sewing in. I want to do patchwork, I would like to see how it is going to turn out. I also have to finish up my mint chocolate chip dress cause it is now named my Birthday Dress. I love having the day off! Then 2 more days of work and I am on my way!

P.S. my birthday is in 5 days!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

65 HAPPY 4th of July!

This really just means Happy 6 more days till my birthday! but Happy 4th! I hope it is safe and fun for everyone!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

64 The Beach

Sitting in the sun reading Twilight(ugh...I am hooked!!)

Baby had a good time too! Running in the waves, soaking up some sun! A successful Saturday if I do say so myself :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

63 sew sew sew

More twin bunnies keeping me busy while my beloved is gone! I have two more cut out for this weekend. I may be working on some twins-y bears as well.

Baby is being lazy. Just look at her lazing about on the couch. She should really get a hobby.

Tomorrow I am going for lunch at the Market and then Baby and I are going to try and get some exercise and hang out at the beach!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

62 Occupied at home alone...

Baby and I have been keeping busy on our free nights!

Snuggling(and tv watching)...

Sewing(and tv watching)...

and all around being productive...

More sewing to come tonight!