Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Blue moon!

Ok this  is really not a blue moon but a super blue sky.

The moon and the sky was stunning to look at  last night.
The shade of blue was incredible.
Mother nature just amazes me sometimes.

One size fits all or two..

Yesterday Shelly got a package from my lovely mother.
She sent some amazing things for Shelly to take with her for her summer job in Ketchikan.
Among the treasures was a night shirt Shelly was very excited because she hasn't had a night shirt since she was 7.
She put it on and it was huge, we looked at the size and it said one size fits all.
Shelly said it looks like it could fit me and one other person.
Then she said get in Missy we can be Siamese twins.
She then proclaimed that this was the coolest night shirt ever!!

Lets just say these two had too much fun modeling the night shirt.
If the neighbors thought I was insane modeling all my aprons they must have thought the girls needed to be put in the looney bin.

They do look like they are in a strait jacket .
We are going to miss Shelly and here since of humor this summer..
She is always good for a laugh.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dale and I the younger years.

Warning you might get 80;s flash backs.
Dale brought up from the crawl space a very old album of our from when we were dating and first married.
My kids and neighbors couldn't stop laughing at some of our pix.
Dan Kadies man thought this pic was super funny for some reason.
He kept pointing out both Dale and my hair, A. for the fact that Dale had hair and B. because mine was so big and wild.
I kept reminding him it was the 80's and we were very styling back then.
He also got a giggle out of my plaid dress and Dales plaid pants.
The sad part is this plaid dress is back in style we saw the exact same plaid dress at forever 21.

pic # 2 this was taken shortly after we were married at some dance.
This is 1990 when the 80's clothes were going out and the even uglier 90's style was coming in.
I can't believe I ever wore a dress that looked like a big shirt. Yuck!
Oh but I thought I was cool back then.
Now lets talk about Dales glasses that covered his whole face.
I still cant believe those were in.
Now all kidding aside I love these old pix because they A show how very young we once were and B they just prove that if we can get through bad hair styles and bad clothing styles we can get through any thing.
PS The one nice thing I have to say about the 80's was the music.
There is nothing like welcome to the jungle and Shout to the hart!
My question of the Day what is your favorite 80's song?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Upcycled apron tutorials

I made this apron to day out of a skirt I was going to toss because of a busted zipper.
It was super easy and took no time at all.

Things you need.
an old skirt
about a half of yard of fabric
scissors, rotary cutter
Sewing machine and thread

First step cut the skirt in half.

next press the raw edge you just cut the sew a 1/4 seam on both sides.
Now make a pocket any shape you want I did mine square cutting a piece of fabric10X4 folded it in half right

sides together then sewed it all the way around leaving an opening to turn it.
I then put a premade ruffle on the top over the opening then sewed it shut.

I the place the pocket on the apron how ever I wanted then sewed it on.

Next I made ties by cutting 2 strips 28x8 (you can make your ties how ever long or wide you want them or even use ribbon)

Next I folded the ties right sides together then sewed it all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom

Atere I turned it I ironed it then top stiched all the way around the ties.

Then I sewed them on to the side of the top of the apron

Then your done.

Now put it on model on your front porch so all your neighbors think you are insane.



Get your craft on Thurs.

Transformation Thursday


The foot pop

One of my readers Beth asked me if I new what this pose was called and were it originated.
Believe it or not I new the answer.
It's called the Foot Pop .

Traditionally, when a woman and a man kiss, the woman tends to lift her leg to show just how hot and heavy it's getting or to demonstrate how much she trusts the man to hold her up.
This was often done in the movies when they Hays code was more strict and you had to be careful what you said or showed.

The foot pop is borne out by numerous posed "cheesecake" photographs from the 1930's through the 1960's where the model is striking a Foot Popping-style pose without actually kissing anyone (generally she's the only one in the picture). Many old hosiery advertisements (stockings and pantyhose) also used the trope in this way, to showcase their wares by calling attention to the legs wearing them.
One of the most famous foot popping poses is titled the The kiss

The story behind this photo is pretty amazing as well.

I just Love to do the foot poping pose  and think I look some what glamorous when I do it.
It was become a trademark thing that my husband and I do when we take pictures.

Who knows maybe one day one of my foot popping pictures will become famous.
Beth I hope this answered your question.

So my question of the day!
How many of you new this pose was called the Foot Pop?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A happy day!!!

Not only was Friday my birthday it was dales graduation day!
After many years of off and on school he finally got his 2nd associates  degree and his bachelors in management.

Our kiddos were quite proud as well the dean was laughing so hard when she gave Dale his diploma because our kids and my soon to be Son were hollering so loud , I wish I would have looked over in time to get a picture of Ben setting on Dan shoulders waling his arms as he was scream you go Dad.

The diploma
Dan Kadies Man giving Dale a big kiss on his bald but beautiful head.
The university had a small reception afterwards They had several yummy cakes.
And here we are all together except Shelly she was in the middle of Convention for FFA.
Hopefully the next family pic will be with all my family.
Probably at Shelly graduation in a few weeks.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


This is posted by the Baptist University That Dale attends.
I really want to go there and say someting naughty but for the sake of not embarrassing my self I won't .
But feel free to in the comments. LOL

Friday, April 23, 2010

37 years I have been alive today!

So I thought I would tell you 37 things about me.

1. I was born during a blizzard and my mom made it to the hospital but not the delivery room.

2. I have 2 sisters and one brother.

3. I was married when I was 16

4.In high school I was the president of FHA (future homemakers of America)

5. I saved a stranger's life after she fell off a curb and cut open her radial artery , she later became on of my greatest friends .

6. I have great style

7. I love fresh ripe strawberries

8. I have beautiful blue eyes
9. I am not afraid to loose weight.
I am keeping what I just wrote because it's typical me
I was watching TV while I was writing this and they just said loose weight.
Ok the real # 9 I am not afraid to die.

10.When I die I want all my best girl friends to wear red stilettos to my funeral.

11. I am still madly in love with my husband after 21 years.

12.I cant stand hypocritical people.

13.I love my baths so hot that you can barley stand to get in them.

14.When I was a little girl I always said I wanted 10 little girls. I am so grateful that Heavenly father saw fit to only give me 4

15.I love musicals, when I was little me and my siblings would make up our own musicals. None of us sing very well but it was tons of fun.

16.I love rollercoaster especially fast ones.

17.I love girls nights out, I haven't had one in way too long.

18. I am a chocolate snob

19. Dale proposed to me with a ring he bought in a .25cent machine

20. I love being bare foot

21. I have never gone skinny dipping ( but I have gone swimming topless)

I love eating the lunch special at Vagabond Blues.
salad, a big hunk of bread and homemade soup

23. this one kills me to admit, but right now I weigh what I weighed when I gave birth to Kadie and more than I weighed when I gave birth to Shelly.

24. When i was little I swore I was adopted, then in my early 20's I was reading my medical records from birth and they were for another baby girl named Jennifer Peterson born on the same day in the same hospital I questioned if they switched our birth records or am I really the other Jennifer Peterson.

25. I love snuggling with my kiddos

26. I wish I could have one more baby.

27. When I am driving in the car alone I turn the radio up  and sing at the top of my lungs.

I love this view I drive by it 3 or 4 times a week and I always think one day I will get a family picture taken here.

29. I think I am one of the girliest girls I know

30. I often wonder how life would be if William didn't have Trisomy 18

31. I can honestly say Dale is my best friend in the whole world!

I love being with him.

32. I love trying new foods

When I was a little girl I thought I was Snow White

34. I love the smell of rain

35. I love to read romance novels and murder mysteries

36. I love fresh flowers especially pink roses

37. last but not least I hate ice cream.

My question of the day.
What is one thing you want to know about me?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Prom cuties!

Last weekend was the prom!
My daughter and her friend spent hours getting ready.
The end result was 3 stunning girls!
Shelly went for a 80's look!
Her wild and crazy.
It totally worked for her.
Shelly and her Date , I think they look very cute together.
I just love that my girls go to prom and have so much fun doing it.
I never went.
My question to you all is did you ever go to prom?
If yes What was your dress like?
If no why didnt you go?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New color, what do you think?

I went a little darker than my usual color.

I am not sure yet how I feel about it.
But I do know I need a trim..
It's a good thing i have an appointment next week.
But there's a catch My daughter already warned my stylist that she 's not aloud to let me cut it shorter.
Because I promised Kadie that I would grow it shoulder length for her wedding.
So i guess I better let it keep growing.
because you just never know when she could be engaged.

Monday, April 19, 2010

T -shirt remake.

I bought some long sleaved shirts on clearnce for Maddie at the end of january planing on dressing them up but never got around to it.
So today i decided to pull them out and make them into cute spring shirts.
I cut the sleaves off this one and made them short and flirty.
Then I took the exstra fabric from the sleaves and turned them into flowers.
Madeline tottaly loved moddeling for me.
And I loved having her model for me:)
I also made this cute one..
Now she want's me to make a skirt to match ..
Tomarrow I will make remake the rest of the shirts I bought.
Hmm mabe I will take pictuers and show you how.
Sumo Sweet Stuff

Keeping It Simple