Friday, July 26, 2013

escape from utah

Danny's dad and his girlfriend Pam came to visit us! I found them a lovely little apartment right next to Union Square on airbnb to stay in since all we have room for is an air mattress on the floor.

They wanted to escape the Utah heat which is particularly horrible in July.

We played sightseers...

 photo IMG_0294_zps3e6c2f55.jpg
First up, Alcatraz. It was kind nippy that day! I was so, so glad that my camera got fixed before we went. I've missed it so much!

 photo IMG_9661_zps9890fcb3.jpg
The model of Alcatraz is pretty cool.

 photo IMG_9699_zps5497772a.jpg
Did you know that the island is also a bird refuge? Check out the fluffy baby seagull! He hatched a few days earlier.

 photo IMG_9720_zpsa74c1e5e.jpg
I've never seen a seagull from above before.

 photo IMG_0335_zpsde6c983c.jpg
You can see the Golden Gate bridge and....

 photo IMG_0334_zps7835e525.jpg
...the bay bridge. Pretty cool. Unless you were a prisoner. That would suck. On so many levels.

 photo IMG_9819_zps4a53bf4f.jpg
The famous hole....

 photo IMG_0336_zps2fbfc3ca.jpg
Cafeteria floor.

 photo IMG_0333_zpsdece966b.jpg
I loved all the textures....

 photo IMG_0322_zps1cc026d5.jpg
Danny taking the tour.

 photo IMG_9807_zpsec748514.jpg

Afterwards, we walked up to Ghirardelli Square for some hot fudge sundae's.

 photo IMG_0349_zps9a790b54.jpg
OMG so goooood.

We also drove to the golden gate bridge....

 photo IMG_0366_zpsb53420c3.jpg
To check it out in person. This rust is crazy!

 photo IMG_0357_zps5cfa0865.jpg
This is the first time I've been here, lame right? I'm lazy. I don't like driving up here.

It looks peaceful and calm, but it was windy and cold and wiiiiiindy.

 photo IMG_0361_zps97c56a87.jpg
The fort was pretty cool.

 photo IMG_0367_zpsb4551654.jpg

 photo IMG_0368_zps8fe7bcb8.jpg
Mmmmm, we took them to Umami burger. Seriously so delicious.

 photo IMG_0344_zpsda7dc673.jpg
On a trip to the mall- we showed them the amazingness that is Beard Papa cream puffs.

They had so much fun- of course so did we! It was fun playing tourist!

Monday, July 22, 2013

bunnies, kitties and cookies oh my!

Just checking in...
 photo IMG_0233_zpsd6073af1.jpg
I've been making bunnies, details on these cuties later.

 photo IMG_0235_zps3c668e54.jpg
My green eyed girl.

 photo IMG_0238_zps4bed3c13.jpg
I've also been sewing up a kitty storm....

 photo IMG_0243_zps866b1d95.jpg
.....and I'm making a super colorful felt ball mobile.

 photo IMG_0263_zpse6f421b0.jpg
Mmmmmm yummy cookies.

 photo IMG_0268_zps8e26171a.jpg
My camera broke awhile ago, and I had to send it in to Canon to get fixed. I finally got it back! Yea! Now I can photograph all the fun things I've been making for the shop!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

itchy and scratchy

 photo IMG_0126_zpsa1f356ef.jpg
I woke up with the worst hives ever. My whole body was so swollen and horribly itchy.

 photo IMG_0137_zps06ccf924.jpg
Good thing I got this cuddle bug to comfort me.

I did some research, and read that since antihistamines are all different, you can take them together.

 photo IMG_0151_zps25fb4f69.jpg
So I bought every one I could find.

I went to the dr about 3 days in. I got a cortisone shot, and the dr told me to take as many antihistamines as I could find.

 photo IMG_0152_zpsb720f6af.jpg
She is really, really good at taking care of me.

The shot helped take the swelling down considerably, but the hives were still there. I kept taking the pills, but...

 photo IMG_0150_zps63b284ee.jpg
Still pretty itchy.

 photo IMG_0202_zpsf476f516.jpg
Our new couch got delivered, and noodlebug approves!

She is the best at napping, isn't she?

 photo IMG_0232_zpse912aff2.jpg
I've had a bad case of hives before, and my friends mom suggested that I take l-lysine and vitamin c together a few times a day. It worked the first time, so I tried it again. 1000 mg's of each.

I took these once an hour, for 10 hours. My hives disappeared that day, and completely healed by day 3.