Archive for November, 2011

stocking redo.

surprise surprise,

destiny is bored of her stockings she made 2 years ago.

i guess i just decided i wanted different stockings this year.

i had been seeing people use burlap for their stockings and it turns out i still have  7 coffee bags left.

so……i had to make stockings out of the bags….i had no other choice really.

and guess who helped?


he cut out his own stocking and made it bigger than mine, which means i have to give him more stocking stuffers than he gives me.(well played avery, well played.)





i might just give him coal and snowman poop this year though.

if you did the math 7 bags-2 bags= 5 bags

which means i have more crafts i will be doing involving coffee bags.

stay tuned for that.

i will give you a hint:

i will be using one of them to make something that rhymes with shwreath.



if you are wondering if i made the wall sconces, the answer is NO.

my sister in law jessica did. they were an early christmas present….if you want some go to her website


Mister Rodgers called…

…and he wants his sweater back.

i wanted to say the joke first because i know you are all thinking it.

i am aware i just aged my sweater 30 years, but that is what i wanted.

my first go around with sewing on the patches wasn’t as smooth as i would have liked it to be.

one was placed nicely on my elbow and the other was placed on the crease of the inside of my arm, so i had to redo that one.

…it looked weird.

second time is a charm.

i am not quite sure how to model elbow patches.

….but i am sure that i want to put elbow patches on everything.

avery better hide his clothes if he doesn’t want matching ones.

we ruin dish towels like it’s our job.

…and yes i say WE because both avery and i have been the culprits of ruining our dish towels. i sometimes forget how harsh bleach really is and avery thinks that washing our car is the same as washing dishes, so we should use the same towels for that. with all that to say we need new dish towels. i wanted to keep them simple so i just took my rubber stamps and went stamp happy on these towels. i think this time around we are going to be a little bit more careful.

…who am i kdding, we will have ruined these towels by spring of 2012

progressive dinner take two.

it is the first of the month…

…which means avery and i went on another progressive dinner date;

this time we stayed close to home…we didn’t even take our car keys. ok that’s a lie we did but that is because they are attached to our house key.

there are several neat places in our hood that are walking distance from our house.

3 to be exact:

biddy’s, our local bar

caldera, our local public house

cooper’s, our local coffee shop

we got on our winter gear and hit the pavement.

first stop was biddy’s for drinks and darts. you can tell we were only doing things that started with the letter “D”

avery won!

second stop was caldera for dinner.

…we really are sticking with our “D” rule

it is about 1/4 of a mile walk from biddy’s, so that to me justified my over eating at dinner.

it was a cute place and not too expensive.

i recommend it.

you know what else i recommend?

bringing an umbrella with you when you go on a progressive dinner during the rainy season in oregon.


lucky for us our final destination was right next door, so the rain didn’t faze us.

there we were able to pick up a piece of triple chocolate cake….

side note: when we were purchasing our cake avery asked the barista if there biscotti’s were any good, “because i love a good biscotti”

that’s a direct quote.

and when we got home to eat our cake guess what was in the box too?

a biscotti.

avery is sooo smooth.

we decided to take the cake home because we had an almost unlimited supply of milk, and a recorded episode of parks and recreation.

total for the evening:

drinks 11

dinner 26

dessert 5

total 42

that ain’t bad.

side note: avery didn’t really spoon feed me the cake, that was just for show.