Wednesday, April 17, 2013

sewing my life away

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I've been sewing up a storm...Renegade is coming up and I want to be ready waaaay before I need to be. 

But now I need to clean up my huge messes, Danny's sisters are coming to visit and the studio is where they'll stay.

Can you believe this pile of dolls? the most I've ever made at once is like 8, I think there are 20 in the works right now???

Monday, April 15, 2013

my kitchen aid has been busy

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I've never been to Swig, but I heard that their sugar cookies are off the hook. 

I found a recipe here, and oh man, are they goooooood.

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I love going to lunch with my man. We met up at the office and then headed to Super Duper. SO GOOD!!!

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Then I headed to the mall to get my hot fudge sundae on.

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Doing some baking, so I thought I'd let you in on some of my secret weapons. 

Sonoma Syrup Co. Vanilla is THE BEST VANILLA EVER, it will take your baking to a whole new level. Try it!

Vanilla Bean Paste. No more buying dried out beans and trying desperately to scrape out seeds. Use a tablespoon of this for maximum wow.

Butter Vanilla Emulsion is great for boosting cake mixes. 

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Mmmmm, I made salted caramel buttercream to fill brownie cookies....

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...and I made my raspberry buttercream cupcakes.

All of us that went to Jane and Visnu's wedding miss each other, so we are getting together for a party. Thailand reunion woooo!

Friday, April 5, 2013


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Have you heard of theRemakerie? OMG, can you even stand how cute this sock bunny is???

This is one of those things that I see and think "I could make that" but them I remember that I absolutely hate making anything out of a sock, and it's kind of a dick move to copy other people, so I just buy it from them. Support people like me! There are people out there that can do some truly amazing things with socks. 

Plus, this is part of my plan to buyallthecutethings.

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Eating these super kawaii cookies that I got in Thailand.

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I made this lion rattle for Charley for his Easter Basket.

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I found Magnum ice cream bars in Thailand- so of course I had to find them here. OMG get the double caramel. You're welcome.

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My neighbor found some spring outside!

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I made Jack a monkey for Easter....

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...and his sister Iris a doll. 

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My mom sent me a box full of Easter candy....

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And I made a velveteen rabbit for Henry. I made Van a bear at about this same age, so I thought I'd do the same but different for Henry. The velveteen rabbit is one of my favorite books ever. I ugly cry when I read it.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

jet lag

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I found some baht leftover from our trip. Colorful money is so much fun!

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I am a candy hoarder. Those little gummy cone thingies were amazing, and that Royce chocolate is to die for. Asians know how to do sugar.

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From scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches FTW. Not nearly as good as Pine State, but I'll take it.

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I can't sleep. So I'm gonna fix this crazy mess.

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Much better, but that didn't take long...

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I guess I'll eat cereal while Danny sleeps. Man, I hope this doesn't last long!

I went to quietly get a Dr Pepper out of the fridge, since I'll be up all night I might as well be productive. I'm lazy so I just stick the whole 6 pack of bottles in the fridge when I come home from the store. 

So when I want one I have to cut that stupid plastic ring to free it from the others. Well, while trying to be super quiet, I pierced the damn bottle and it sprayed everywhere. All over the fridge, the floor, until I wrangled it into the sink, hole side down. I thought for sure I'd woken Danny, but thankfully I didn't.

Sometimes living in a loft isn't the greatest. But I got a lot of sewing done!

Monday, April 1, 2013

i wish we had a wedding video

You haaaaaaaave to watch these. They perfectly portray our experience in Thailand, and they are just so beautiful.

I start tearing up after watching this one...

...and I pretty much bawl when I watch this one. 

Zach did such an amazing job at capturing all the amazing parts of this trip. I love seeing the Thai ceremony again and the dancing at the wedding? Kills me. Visnu and his mom. Jane and her brother. How Jane and Visnu are together? That's exactly how they are in real life.

OMG thank you so much guys, for letting us be a part of something so amazing.

Best wedding ever.

I wish so much that we had something like this from our wedding! But videographers at that time in Utah were just not that great, yet still insanely expensive. Ah well, we do have amazing photos!