A few random thoughts on so and so...

posted on: Monday, October 28, 2013

1. My computer kicked the bucket and in my constant state of procrastination I put off buying a new one again AND again AND maybe again. When I finally ended up ordering a new one it got delayed somewhere between Virginia and Montana it finally got here a whooping 18 days later. go figure.

2. I got bangs. Lots of bangs. And a bombin' ombre hairstyle ta-boot. The first week was full of mixed feelings, cutters remorse and pinning those short little suckers back. Now, I'm adjusting and I kind of like them. I feel hip, if that's still possible.

3. I'm on the hunt for ankle boots. The options are endless I might add. Which has resulted into a oxford leather overload and no actual purchase of the before mentioned boots. Suggestions for a 5'2'' short fry are welcomed.

4. My overindulging side has started to kick in. I blame it on the cooler weather and the baggy-sweater wearing season. Whatever the case, I found a new favorite treat. Caramels are not usually my go-to treat but these Celtic sea salt morsels of heaven may be the end of me. It's kind of like caramel corn minus the corn. could you even imagine.

A post about printing and such...

posted on: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Folks, it's getting serious around here. Brecken's birthday is sneaking up on us and it's kind of a big deal for more than one reason. Mainly, we just love our spit ball of fire and we always seem to make a birthday spectacular of sorts for him. It's really the kick start to a three-month non-stop party that includes: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, more birthdays, and a few other celebrations here and there. whew. To say the least, we like to cel-a-brate.

And what type of birthday would it be if we didn't pull out all the stops with a one-of-kind invite. Recently I was approached by an online printing company, Signazon.com to review their company. And luck would have it that they had just what a needed for creating the perfect invitation. Guys, not only do they offer exceptional customer service but they're a go-to destination for everything from wedding banners to customizable stationery. And if that doesn't seem to fit your fancy they have a full line of banners for any occasion, because when it all comes down to it a banner will make any soiree that much better. 

More than anything I was impressed by their quality as in high-resolution-without-a-stitch-of-graininess-quality. Yeah, they're that good. Annnnd did I mention their online card/banner design program? It's kind of like Photoshop, a little like Illustrator and a whole lot of fun to play around in--believe me, you'll want to try it out. 

Anyway, check them out. They're rad, super fun to work with, and they provide excellent products and customer service. A simple one-stop-shop. I promise.

Let's talk about weather.

posted on: Monday, October 7, 2013

All things considered summer was really good to us. Traveling, fun adventures, babies old enough to hold their own, and a whole slew of other factors made the past four months comparatively easy. And like a broken record the ending of summer always makes me a bit anxious, like I didn't use my time as wisely as possible or I didn't appreciate every morsel of what it had to offer.  

But the welcoming of fall is awfully alluring after weeks of travel and the constant berating of the summer sun. The cooler nights and the opportunity to finally wear boots and beanies are always warmly greeted around these parts. And fall food, well it's the best (don't bother arguing against it, because it really is) it's totally comfort-meets-easy with lots of Crockpot dishes and soups. John is not much for soup (or the Crockpot) so it's about the only time of year where I can actually get away with serving it as a meal and even then I am pushing my food boundaries. 

Gosh, I feel like I talk about the weather in Montana a lot. I promise there really is more to my life than checking the barometer. There's this long standing joke and yes it is about the weather that Montana has two seasons: winter and road construction.  If the road construction doesn't ruin a windshield it can pretty much be taken care of by the gravel on the road during the winter. All joking aside, Mother Nature's temper tantrum last week was manifested in a whopper of a snow storm. I really shouldn't complain, even though the Interstate and parts of the valley got nearly two feet of snow our storm was nothing compared to what hit the Dakotas and Wyoming. If you have a chance send an extra prayer their way, especially for the agriculture community who was hit hard by such a devastating blizzard. 

For us, the sun finally came out after three days and by mid-afternoon all signs of snow had all but vanished leaving behind a ghastly sight of broken trees and branches still full of summer foliage. And ironically enough it's been forecast that we would have an Indian Summer this fall, but I'm beginning to have my doubts... ;)

On a happier note, it's officially boot season, hot chocolate mornings, and no-shave November if I was into that sort of thing and all... 

Fall (and winter) have officially arrived!

DIY: Scotch Duct Tape Clutch

posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape has definitely stepped up it's game. The new bold colors and patterns partnered with the history of reliability makes their products full of potential! So today I teamed up with them  again to create a fun project.
For this project I used Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape in Lace Vegas, Pearl White, and Jet Black. I also made sure to have Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors on hand as well as a small remnant of fabric, magnetic tape and a sewing machine! And as always, the instructions are simple. 
||I cut my "fabric" to be 8.5''x 15.5''||
 ||The angle was cut at 11 inches and the cut to the center||
 ||The binding was made by cutting Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape into 3/4'' strips. The strips were then wrapped around the edge of the entire project||
||Magnetic tape can be found at any hardware or craft store||

This post is a collaboration with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. To see more creative projects, visit www.ScotchDuctTape.com. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest.

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