Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

: / :( :D

I have been having some mixed emotions this last week about my computer. One day I was on the computer for a while, then I got off to go eat dinner. When I came back, my computer was turned off. I thought to myself, "Self, that's weird! Why is the computer off?" So I pushed the power button to find that instead of showing one big screen, I could now see SIX little ones! The message showing on all six screens basically told me that my computer was dead. I was so sad! :( Russell and I tried everything to revive it, but we were unsuccessful...although putting it in the freezer did seem to help!

So a couple days later we built our own computer at hp.com and placed the order. I'm sad about my old computer, but I'm getting pretty excited to get the new one in the mail! :D It's going to look a whole lot like this...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Love At First Sight

Quite some time ago, when Ikea first came to Utah, my sister took me there for the first time. Krystle showed me a table that she claimed she would someday own, and I loved it as soon as I saw it! I know what you're thinking right now, but I'm pretty sure that wanting the same table as my sister doesn't mean I'm a copycat...

Anyway, I never had any reason to buy it, but I admired it every time I went on an Ikea adventure. Over the break Krystle and I went to Ikea, and we were astonished to see that our table was being cleared out. Yep, they were going to stop carrying it! We both panicked a little bit, and before we knew what was happening Krystle had purchased one and we were loading it into the car.

I, on the other hand, did not purchase the amazing table. Time passed, and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I was having some major regrets! So last week Russell and I were driving to his parents house and I might have made him stop at Ikea against his will. I was pretty sure there wouldn't be any tables left because it had been too long, but I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if I didn't at least try!

Only the display table was left, so I quickly asked if I could buy it. The worker told me no...and I was sad. :( Then he told me that he had just sent one of these tables to the "As Is" section, so it
might still be there.

We went to check it out, and then we were buying it! Russell and I are now the proud owners of this amazing table and I couldn't be happier about it! It was regularly $179.00, and I got it for $74.90. Yay! :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm An Addict...

I'd like to take a minute or so to tell you a little story. I have four older sisters and one younger brother. I always got to help my dad outside while everyone else helped my mom in the house. While my sisters were learning to cook, I was often mowing the lawn or weeding the garden. It was our little joke that I got to work outside because I wasn't domestic enough to do the inside stuff. When I was in high school, I took a home ec class--mostly because I had to. In the sewing half of this class we could choose to make a quilt, or to make three other items. I chose to make a quilt because I thought it would be easier than making THREE things. So it ended up looking like this...

I learned a lot in that class, but mostly that I love to make quilts! I have made several since then, and I love them all! Anyway, last week I went to Walmart and somehow ended up in the fabric department. I wasn't really looking to make a quilt, but I ended up purchasing fabric that I'm really excited about. I've spent a lot of the week working on a new quilt! Yay! I'm pretty sure it will be amazing. This is what my fabric looks like--not the blue, that's just carpet...
The blocks are going to look like this...in every color except for the flower stuff. I'll have to post pictures if I ever find time to finish it since school is starting next week! :) I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited for this one! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Year

I have an announcement to make! If you're not already sitting down I suggest you do that because you're about to be shocked. Are you sitting? I hope so! Here it goes...

I am addicted to facebook.

There, I said it. Anyway, today when I was wasting time of facebook I saw these things that my sister had done, so I clicked on it. Before I knew what was happening I had added a couple of new applications and had these things... Pretty cool, huh? I think some of my old status updates are funny! You should probably vote on which one is your favorite.... :)