Friday, November 15, 2013


What is the point in blogging/keeping a record of my life when simple and quick to use instagram tells the same story.  Instagram has ruined blogging for me.  I don't like it when people take their instagram picture and then post it to facebook, snapchat, blogs, twitter, etc.  Stick with one social media outlet and be done.  The photos I choose to instagram tell a fun story about my life but why would I repeat that same thing on my blog.  That just means that I am so narcissistic that I need every media type telling the same story about the same picture.  It drives me nuts.  Thus, instagram has ruined blogging for me.  Putting pictures up and describing the surrounding events is just easier through insta than blogger. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Shocking alert: I love Utah.  Here is some proof in the Utah crafts I have made as of late:

1. Wooden Lake Powell Utah - I whittled down a block of wood, painted it pink and painted on LP

2. Utah Hashtag plate - made this beauty at a Relief Society activity

3. Laser engraved wooden map of Lake Powell - used the laser engraver at OJH, thanks to Gary (greatest shop teacher and personal dating coach) for teaching me

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Last summer I painted my kitchen cabinets white. I had to live with white cabinets and white floors for six months as I "worked hard for the money" to buy some new floors.  January was the month of floors.  February was the month of little fixes here and there.  March has been the month of re-decorating.  From the start to finish, here is the kitchen:

Cabinets before the paint

Right before the floor destruction

so much white tile
I will NEVER remove tile again.  Thank heavens for my college degree

The messiest job ever.  This dust and dirt was awful.  I was blowing gray snot for weeks.
All cleared and ready for new floors

Josh working so hard as my floor slave

These little transition devil pieces really sucked
Only shot I have of the old table and chairs

After building the table and chairs, I am DONE assembling furniture!

My luscious hand-scraped floors

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I try really hard to stay politically neutral in my classroom.  It's not easy with all the material Obama has given us the past few years.  Today is the first time I ever broke that stance and I totally didn't mean to.  Oooooops. 

This occurred during the last class period of the day.  Teachers, you know how those go.  You have just kind of given up on the day a little bit and tend to be a bit more relaxed because you are as ready, if not more, to leave than the children.  Today's topic in 9th grade World History was the Persian Gulf War/War in Iraq.  I started out class by asking students if they had heard of the War in Iraq before.  Everyone raised their hands.  Then I asked if they understood the causes of the war and what is going on in Iraq today.  Zero hands.  Then just quietly out of the front row one of my students mutters this: "Yeah because Obama doesn't tell us anything.  Libya, anyone?" I BURST OUT LAUGHING!  It was just so funny.  He was dead serious about it and his comment actually made sense (which doesn't happen often) and I couldn't help myself.  I didn't want the kids to know that I thought it was funny so I covered my face with the papers I was passing out to them.  I couldn't even breath I was laughing so much.  They all said my face was turning red so I said, "that's because I am not supposed to think that was funny but it really was."  

It took about 3-4 minutes to get the class back on track after my little giggle fit.  It will NEVER happen again (please bless that it won't) but it was funny/awkward while it lasted. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I am the same thing every year for Halloween - Breast Cancer Awareness.  This year I had a raccoon, spider man, yoda, and a cowboy come visit me at school for this last day of BC awareness month.

My last smattering of Breast Cancer paraphernalia:

BC timer - used frequently as you can tell by all the baking crap on it

Given to me by my friend Nancy

Allison and Kizzle brought this guy back from Africa - it is actually for AIDS but it totally works for BC awareness
Cutest apron every - made by my friend Laura

And the final one - I think it is my most dedicated piece of BC awareness: my darling license plate


Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Jewelry of the breast cancer awareness variety is very easy to come by actually.  These are some of my favorite pieces:

The bracelet in the upper right hand corner was a gift from my mother that she got for all the girls to wear to my grandmother's funeral. The top clasp bracelet was a gift from a student.  Actually two students in two separate years both gave me a bracelet like this one.  The bottom two clasp bracelets are so darling - one being from my works friends Debbie and Kathe and one is from Holly. This grouping obviously doesn't include the probably 35 rubber bracelets I have from all over the place. Now those are SUPER easy to come by.

Just to round out the night, take your groceries home in one of these:

Monday, October 29, 2012


I cannot believe October aka National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close!  I still have so many items to show.  Here is a random smattering - very random!

Key chain that rotates through pictures

Breast cancer cookie cutter

THE.  BEST.  HAIRSPRAY.  EVER!  big sexy hair Spray and Stay BC style

The BC umbrella I keep at home
BC slippers Janet got me


Weirdest BC items that can be found at the grocery store:

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Dick's Sporting goods is a hot bed for Breast Cancer Awareness items.  They also have official NFL Breast Cancer items for sale on their website here.  If you are going to buy football crap, you might as well buy it with a pink ribbon. Take a look at what they had in their stores:

I brought this guy and a few other items home with me