Friday, March 29, 2013

Sweatshirt Remake

A couple weeks ago my sister and I decided to have a sister craft night. For this craft night we remade your everyday sweatshirt into something a little more special.

Sweatshirt #1 - This was my sister's sweatshirt. She added a leopard fabric collar and hearts on the elbows. HOW TO: 1. Cut out the shapes you want to add to your sweatshirt. 2. Pin the shapes onto the sweatshirt where you want them placed. 3. Then sew around the edges of them onto the sweatshirt.

Sweatshirt #2 - This was the sweatshirt I made for Matson. I changed the drawstring and changed the pocket from normal fabric to an old sweater. HOW TO: 1. Place your old sweater or other fabric on top of the sweatshirt's pocket. 2. Trace the sweatshirt's pocket onto the new fabric (or old sweater you're using for the pocket). Make sure to add about a 1/2 inch (at the least) for seam allowance. 3. Pin the new fabric (or old sweater) on top of the sweatshirt's pocket. 4. Sew the sweater just on top of the pocket. Which is a lot easier than taking off the old pocket, plus it makes the pocket stronger. 5. If your fabric is thick (like my old recycled sweater was), you may need a set of extra hands to feed in the sweater as you sew. 6. Remove the sweatshirt's normal drawstring and rethread a rope through the sweatshirt hood.

Sweatshirt #3 - This was my pocket sweatshirt and the simplest to make by far. HOW TO: 1. Find a pocket on a shirt that you like. 2. Trace that pocket shape onto a piece of paper or directly onto your fabric. Make sure to add about 1/4 to 1/2 inch for seam allowance. 3. Cut out your pocket. 4. Pin your pocket onto your sweatshirt wherever you want it placed. 5. Sew the pocket on. Obviously do not sew the top of the pocket so it is a functioning pocket.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Babysitting Party

A couple of weeks ago we watched one of my mom's good friend's kids while her and her husband went out of town. We have watched them multiple times before. The same time we were watching them, we were watching my family's dog, Rookie. The kids love Rook. We all had a blast while their mom and dad were gone. We watched a lot of good movies, went to the Riverwoods Fire+Ice Event, played a ton of video games, went to Provo Beach Resort, and took Rookie on walks!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Missionary Times Two

Matson's little brother got his LDS mission call. We had a little opening of his call party where everyone guessed on a map where he was going. I think I guessed he would go to Guatemala. WAY off because he will be going to New Jersey in July!

One of my good friends left on her mission a little while ago. Her farewell talk was so her and so good. She couldn't decide if going on a mission was right for her, but I remember when she told me a long time ago and I knew it was so right for her! She is already out (and has been for a month...shows you how behind on blogging I am) and I receive her weekly emails. They are hilarious and she sounds like she is doing so good!

The week before she left, she was over booked with all
her friends wanting some time with her!
So nice of her to spend some time with me on Valentine's Day getting pedicures!
Farewell Day.
The night before she left...excuse my dance class attire.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


If you have instagram then you know what I am talking about when I saw "5 things." I was such a weirdo about that. I loved reading everybody else's 5 things you don't know about me, but after getting tagged multiple times I just didn't want to post my own 5 things for everyone to read. I know...insta-lame. Mostly due to the fact that I had no idea what 5 things I would post. After months of thinking about it and after Nat the Fat Rat, one of my favorite blog chicks that I follow, giving me the idea of posting it on my blog, here are my 5 things about me. Enjoy.

1. I can eat a whole can of black olives in less than a minute without even realizing it...and would easily be open to eating another whole can.

2. I can pick my nose with my is not flattering and I don't usually brag about it.

3. The first time I asked Matson why he loved me when we were dating he said it was because I am "funny, fun, and fun to be around." So I guess I am just loads of fun.

4. I have laughed at my own jokes for as long as I can remember and more often than not I am the only one laughing.

5. Every parent teacher conference from kindergarten to high school my teachers told my mom that I talk too much...and if you know me then you know that not much has changed.