25 October 2013

traveling red dress

I finally did my red dress session back in April! 
I made this dress years ago for no reason and I never wore it.
I decided last December I wanted to wear it. 
I met a photographer. I'm in love with her. And her husband. And their kids.
Thanks to Jenny Lawson this idea came to mind.
It was perfect.
It made me feel perfect.
It was amazing.

This was the main shot I had in my head when I decided I wanted to do this! This is the one!

Look! Did I tell you how fabulous Kelly and Rey are yet? I'm in love with them.

08 October 2013

TruMoo Hollywood get away

Win a Hollywood vacation from TruMoo! From the 

easy way to enter over on the TruMoo® Facebook 

page to the instant Goosebumps DVD coupon you’ll 

get just for signing up, there’s no harm in entering 

(aside from the frights you’re sure to encounter on 

the all-expenses-paid trip). 

01 September 2013

September [A Lovely Year of Finishes]

So there's this blog that's like Hey, post a WIP at the beginning of the month and then post it finished at the end of the month and enter for a prize! You know me, I love the idea of getting prizes. And this chance encourages me to have goals, too. Yay goals. I'm joining this month. Look at my goals:

I almost have all of the fabric cut for this new quilt I'm wanting to finish the top for this month. And then I'll put in in my growing pile of quilt tops that I need to quilt. HA!

And I can only enter once/month but this is another goal I have this month. Some lady that comes to the farmer's market each week wants me to recreate that Pocahontas doll for her mother using some special fabric and stuff. At first I was a little intimidated but now I'm just getting really excited. I hope I do it justice! 

26 August 2013

Star Surround Quilt Top FINISHED!

 Contrary to Melissa's instructions, I am going to leave this in my To-Be-Quilted pile. It will make #3! Some day, hopefully before this year is out, I will have a quilt frame and a place to indefinitely keep a quilt up on a frame and I will have lots of people over at my house helping me quilt this for the Battle ALS with Flowers event in April. 
Just for fun, here's the block itself. Thanks Melissa for hosting this QAL! I can't wait for the next one.

22 August 2013

Star Surround: Building Block Surround

 I could easily build the blocks now but I have other things to do. Melissa has this set up in super awesome easy to follow bites! One week left! 

14 August 2013

Star Surround - Block Centers

Finished with this week's assignment! 
Now off to make more monkeys... Pbbt!

11 August 2013

Star Surround Quilt-A-Long, first 4 "weeks"

So I decided on Monday, August 5 mind you, that I should join this quilt a long and try to get in for this week's prize. I'm going for a 32" block, 3x3 block layout. It's going to be huge!
Week 1: Monday: Fabric reqs:
 Week 2: cutting:
 Week 3: Half Square Triangles:
 Week 4: finished 10 minutes ago: Flying Geese:

05 August 2013

I'm doing another Quilt-A-Long. Why? I don't know. I don't have time for it. But I do have a wonderful service project concept that I will need quilt tops for.

16 March 2013

Garnier Fructis: Not what I'm looking for.

I got a free full size sample of all three of those new Garnier Fructis Hyrda products. Ooh, they smell nice. Ooh, they feel nice in the shower. Ooh, it sparkles! (according to Alice, the "microbeads" look like sparkles). Ew, after 2 days I feel disgusting. Yes, it is designed to help your hair retain moisture which is something I desperately need, but being a stay at home mom of 3 little kids I don't get a shower every day like I should. Maybe if I'm not able to shower every day then that means I don't qualify for having non-breaking hair? I don't know. I just don't think it's for me. Sorry, Garnier. gotitfree# buzzagent#

14 March 2013


Sunday was the 2013 Day of Awesomeness and we tried a few things and it turned out to be a pretty awesome day.

First up: Quaker oatmeal. Ok, Ok, I know you're thinking "Oatmeal, YUCK! What the hell, Jessie?" But no! Oatmeal is really awesome. When we make it for the whole family G uses the Old Fashioned oats and Damn, Mary, they are tasty. We dump in some real maple syrup and then either some cinnamon or brown sugar and Mm, mm, mmmmmmm.... We also enjoy the instant oatmeal which they have started making not only in the individual packets but in a larger bag where you can get whatever size serving (including 1/2 servings) you need. But I digress! G made us Oatmeal to start our Day of Awesomeness and it was pretty great.

Then we went to church because Jesus is pretty awesome, right? (OK, obligatory, but whatever). Church snacks, you guessed it, Quaker Chewy granola bars. They've also introduced quite a few variations on the Chewy bar lately. They have Yogurt Dipped bars, and Chocolate or Peanut Butter "Dipps" bars, and now they are even making the regular Chewy bars in a BIG size that's 60% bigger than the original ones! Yes, I am a Quaker Oats fan, and not only because I'm involved in the BzzAgent campaign for them right now, though that might be why I keep talking about how awesome they were on the Day of Awesomeness.

OK, on with the Day of Awesome... We went to my in-laws which was pretty not awesome but the kids wanted to so we did. We watched a Scooby Doo movie which was so horrendous it was awesome, which is how good ole SD always is, right?

And then we came home and hung out for a while which I always enjoy because my kids are AWESOME. After just being together G decided we needed to celebrate the day with a movie. He suggested Star Wars but no, that might have ruined the greatness of the day for me so we watched Marvel's Avengers instead. Yay! Avengers! AND while we were watching it we ate chips and queso. No the healthiest dinner but healthy is so very rarely awesome I figured we could just forego that for the day. And you know what I thought was awesome? My 3 year old asking for "chips and queso?" in her perfect little tiny voice that doesn't mess anything up. Ooh, she's so great.

So there you have it, an awesome day.

08 March 2013

MOH fail

February was a horrible month for the Odd Holidays for me. I already have more celebrated in March than I did the entire month of February! I want to start making a record of our Odd adventures on here but we'll see what happens. Ooh, Sunday is the Day of Awesomeness and Mario day. I bet we can combine those to make something special...