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Project Life: First Pages

I’ve decided to start project life. All digital of course, because paper is my nemesis. I’ve enjoyed inconsistent digital scrapbooking for a number of years but have never been very regular or “album oriented”. I’ve only managed to make two books, ever, and my wedding book took like 4 years to complete and get made. I finished a book for Guinevere’s second year shortly after her second birthday when I noticed a coupon for a free book from shutterfly.

I finally heard about “project life” and “pocket style” enough for it to sink in and for me to start to “get” what it is. So I started where I was and have done a couple of the prior weeks and I already have 3 pages fully completed and 3 more mostly done (like pictures in, but no papers, etc). I’m basically doing a page per week, but I’m giving myself the option of flexibility for like a double page for a really big week or a page dedicated just to a holiday.

Here’s what I’ve got so far.
March 17-23, 2013. St Patrick’s Day and Guinevere’s Birthday and Party

March 24-30, 2013. The week between Guinevere’s birthday and Easter

March 31-April 5, 2013. Easter Week!
Easter WeekI like that this style is very linear, simple, and photo-centric. It feels like “me”!



Lots of Crochet Projects!

I started crocheting almost a month ago and now I’m crocheting a bunch of gifts for the upcoming birthdays and Christmas.

I made this “cane cozy” for my grandfather’s birthday(Dec 15). It was my first improvised project.

This scarf is my sister’s Christmas present. Her favorite color is Yellow. This is my first scarf. Ravelry Project.

My first “amigurumi” project! I made this cat for my mom’s birthday present(Dec 20). It’s made to resemble her real cat. I was surprised by how quick the pieces were to make. The hardest part was putting everything together. Ravelry Project.

I made this star to go in a Christmas card for my husband’s Granny. Ravelry Project.

These wrist warmers are my mom’s Christmas present. The bamboo yarn I used was my first “fancier” yarn. It’s really soft! Ravelry Project.


Jerrod’s Birthday

Yesterday was Jerrod’s 27th birthday. Since Disneyland is having the free ticket on your birthday promotion and I have an Annual Pass, we went to Disneyland. We had some lunch at Del Taco before Disneyland.

jerrodputman: About to head out with @shannonkay to have lunch and go to Disneyland for a few hours. Space Mountain, here I come!1:36 PM Aug 8th from Tweetie
shannonkay: On our way to Disneyland for @jerrodputman‘s birthday2:13 PM Aug 8th from Tweetie


jerrodputman: We’re in. Space Mountain here we come! 3:03 PM Aug 8th from Tweetie


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Erin’s Birthday at Disneyland

  • 09:40 On my way to pick up my bff and go to Disneyland for her birthday. #
  • 10:51 On the tram #Disneyland #
  • 11:34 Waiting for small world. #Disneyland #
  • 11:50 Pleased with the new small world. #disneyland #
  • 12:58 @DavilaDraws have a pass but here to celebrate a friend’s birthday. #
  • 15:11 In line for new toy story ride. #Disneyland #
  • 15:46 Getting on toy story mania. #Disneyland #
  • 16:13 Toy story mania was so fun! Here’s my score #Disneyland #
  • 16:15 @ijustine no. I usually lock my doors… #
  • 16:18 In line for soaring. *heart* that ride! #Disneyland #
  • 18:08 Did Indiana jones. Now waiting for star tours. Maybe I’ll get to Endor this time. #Disneyland #
  • 18:29 Didn’t make it to Endor. Now going to astro blasters. #Disneyland #
  • 19:21 First chicken fusilli in months! #Disneyland #
  • 20:25 Waiting for the fireworks. #disneyland #

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Birthday = Shopping

Hello there, all. I haven’t blogged in forever. The main reason being my birthday! My 21st birthday was Sunday.

On Saturday, Jerrod came over and I went and got my nails done. We then proceeded to go to South Coast Plaza where we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe there.

I explored Tiffany, admiring lovely pearls and diamonds. You have to go into Tiffany when there is one there. It’s, like, the law. I browsed with no possibility of buying in high-end stores like Charles David shoes. I love Charles David more than any other fancy shoes, and I think my first expensive shoes would be them. I passed another store with pink sparkly converse, which must be new because I’ve never seen these sparkly ones before, but of course, they didn’t come in my small size. The plain pink converse I was wearing were a kids’ 3. Converse goes by, like, Men’s sizes or something.

After a long day wandering around, and getting freaked out that the snakeskin on a pair of sandals I looked at used to be on an actual snake, I went back to Nordstrom, deciding I wanted a new top and a lipgloss. I ended up picking out two shirts, a nicer lilac top and a pink ribbed tank. I ventured to the MAC counter to pick out a nice new gloss. I started looking at a lipglass display when the lady behind the counter said to me “Those are all flavored.” flavored? neat! and the flavors were good too. I can recommend the MAC lipgloss tasti. The color, flavor, and shine were all great. It was between the strawberry and the berry, but I ended up getting the strawberry.


21 is Coming

I haven’t blogged in forever, and I don’t even know why. Today is June 1. My 21st birthday is on Sunday, June 6. My parents seem to be varying between wanting to get me a car for my birthday and wanting to give me a card and a hug. When my dad asked what I wanted, I told him that I want a pink ipod mini. Pink was an important feature. Not many electronics come in pink, and when they do, that’s the color I want it in. For whatever reason, pink seems to be hard to come by. My dad mentioned that maybe they should be getting me something like nice jewelry or something for my 21st birthday. So I made a list of “big ticket” items that I would like;
Mini Cooper, electric blue
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3200 and motherboard

I told my dad the list and he said that he was inclinded to get me the less expensive processor and motherboard, and I also wanted a new case that I saw at fry’s to go with them. So my dad and I went to Fry’s and I pointed out the processor and the motherboard that I wanted to go with it, and the case. For good measure, I also pointed out a 250gb hard drive which was only $199. You know, in case he wanted to get something extra. Anyway, we got back to my parents’ house, and my uncle Eric came over. My dad told me to convince him that what I wanted was a good idea. I told Eric that I wanted a new cpu and motherboard. He said that “it’s not time yet.” and the 64 bits are too expensive now, and I should wait 3 months. Now that makes sense except that in 3 months it won’t be my 21st birthday. The chips are a little more expensive now, but that is okay with me seeing as it is my birthday and someone else would be buying it for me. Last year my parents gave me an open DVD for my birthday. I don’t think that was very nice.

I am currently running an AMD Athlon 1.4, and that was before they started the new naming convention so I think that’s actual clock speed, but it was almost 3 years ago. I even started looking up neat addons that I would like to have later on.

And I’d really like to know what to ask my grandparents for. If I don’t tell them what I want I sometimes get strange things.