Monday, October 25, 2010

End of October Musings

When you live in Wyoming sometimes you see crazy this antelope wearing what appears to be a clown wig (really it's just plastic chicken coop mesh). I think he picked it up to try and charm his lady friend...I guess mating is getting a little tougher all around I see (haha). Anyways, after I watched him and snapped photos I called the game warden to make sure all would be well. He assured me that things like this happen all the time and that usually they can get it to break off rubbing against sage brush-which consequently is how they get into the problem in the first place. They are constantly rubbing their horns on things to show their masculinity. Leave it up to male egotism and the rut...haha, at least it provided entertainment.

I had the awesome opportunity to go to the scraphouse with my mom, sister, and lots of great friends. I was soooo happy when I found out that it was the same weekend as our hunting holiday this year so that I could finally go again. I learned how to make flowers and watchbands (which is why there is a massive photo of my self {also thanks Amber for the shirt...I luv it}), and I got 17 pages done. It's funny though-all of my favorite pages were made during the witching hours. It was super fun to hang out with Kira and Kristen...just like old times. 2 sets of sisters+2 sets of friends=double the fun for sure!! On my way there I passed this was crazy, just acres away from houses! Eric had a great time fishing with my dad and seeing his family in Rexburg/Rigby while I was gone.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Check me out...I'm goin' LIVE!

I have been working for a while now with a place called Ella. I love the amazing inspirations I find...and it's even better that it's all free. Most people who know me well, know I am a scrapbook junkie. I love's not even just the creating pages that I love, but all aspects. I love shopping, I love looking at other scrappers work, I love teaching-I really just love it all. It has been a pleasure to work with Angie Lucas and Wendy Smedley, they are super talented women who work hard at something they love-what's not to admire there? I have recently had the opportunity to do a 3 week series for them on how to get texture in paper crafting...this week I went live with paper. I will have a new post come out each Friday for the next 2 Fridays. I had a great time making this page...I hope you will all check it out and join me for a challenge!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


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Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Review has been crazy lately. Even as I post this I know I should be doing a million other things, but such is life right? Anyways, these past couple months have been a bit of a blur. We have started school, gotten older, and see Fall come and go. We had the opportunity to spend my birthday weekend in Utah(the big 26...the year I always thought would be best). We hung out with Chad, Jessica, Caydence, Peggy, and Cameron. We all went to Lagoon for Frightmares and had a blast! Eric has been able to go fishing and hunting. He killed an average sized buck on some private property that made for easy hunting...except dragging it back across a river. The worst part I think was hanging it when he got home. He was the muscle that picked it up...while I tried to pull the rope tight. It was pretty humorous because we had it tied off to 2 anchors and a freezer. Eric was supposed to go with a friend the week before, but then his friend hurt his knee and couldn't go. Although he was bummed he made the most of it and went fishing instead. The mouse photo is kinda funny because I put up 2 traps and had them full within 20 minutes...but we haven't seen a mouse since. Eric was freaking out because he had to help clean them out to reset them...the only reason we even knew was because the one was caught at the mid-section but still alive. I really hate mice, but I guess that's part of living in the country without a cat (which I refuse to get-yuck!). Beside mouse catching and laughing my head off working in K-1, I have been crafting and editing like a crazy woman. A friend from school and I put together a basket for another friend who was getting married. We went with a cooking theme and made bathroom people aprons...that went perfect with the card I had made. I have 2 upcoming posts at Ella this week which kept me busy creating this weekend. I also had the opportunity to trade my photo services for getting my car detailed...which turned out amazing! I haven't had it cleaned really well since we bought it...because it was a lease to a family it was kinda dirty in places I couldn't reach. It has been so awesome, although hard, because now I almost don't even want to drive in it because I know it will get dirty. We have also done some work on the house...including cleaning up the rock and getting the deck done. We only have to do a bit more to get the deck done which will be nice. I have also almost finished up the upstairs and have most of our things hung. The crazy thing about all of this is we are for sure going to sell. It's no longer an if, but a when. We are super excited about this though and already planning the next house (at least I am-hehe). I am looking forward to being able to go to the scrapbook retreat with family and friends this weekend...and will have more to post about soon I am sure. Although it has been a crazy fast fall, we have been super blessed and are having an amazing time way out here in Wyoming.
Until next time...Fall love to all my friends!