Archive for January 2012

Scenes from the Weekend

January 30, 2012

Happy Monday everyone. I totally could have used one more day in my weekend. We didn't do much, but it seemed to fly by!

On Saturday night the husband and I went to see a production of Harvey downtown. It was so cute. Have you seen the old movie staring Jimmy Stewart? If not, go out right now and rent it right now....it's a classic. 

It's about a man who's best friend is an invisible six foot tall rabbit. Everyone thinks he is crazy, but he turns out to be the most sane person in the movie/play. The best parts are when Jimmy Stewart keeps looking up to Harvey to talk to him and then tries to introduce him to someone who can't see him....obsessed.

In other news, we got a ton of snow over the weekend. This has been the weirdest winter ever....we get a ton of snow, then it gets warm and it all melts, and then we get a ton more. Miss Sophie was begging to go out and investigate so I finally let her....and she loved it!

All week the husband and I have been craving ginger ale, so we finally went to target to pick some up, but couldn't decide which kind....so we had a taste test! I think I prefer Canada Dry. 

How was your weekend?

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Easy DIY Dog Silhouette

January 23, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I finally got around to a mini project that's been on my to-do list since November....a DIY dog silhouette! My mom has been wanting one of her sweet collie Sydney for awhile now. Sydney is 13 years old and can no longer hear...but she's such a sweetheart. This project was really easy, so I thought I'd share how I did it with all of you.

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First, try to get a profile photo of your dog. This was really hard to do since Sydney could not hear us and kept getting confused. So I made do with what I had!

Adjust the photo on your computer screen until it is the size you want. I wanted mine to fit into a 5x7 frame. Then, turn up the brightness on your computer so you can see the photo really well. From there, simply use computer paper to trace the outline of the dog. 

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Since Sydney is sort of at an angle and her mouth is open (I wanted it closed for the silhouette) I had to fudge it a bit and draw a few parts free hand. I am no artist...but I think it turned out pretty good!

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Then, flip over your drawing and use the old-school tracing method. I made sure I had pencil marks all around the outline of the silhouette. Then flip it back over and trace it on to black card stock. You'll be able to see a faint pencil outline on your black paper. Then cut it out!

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Here is the finished product! I taped the silhouette onto a 5x7 piece of white card stock and stuck it in a frame.

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Easy and simple gift for any dog lover! I'm going to make one of Wrigley next....as long as I can get him to sit still for a photo, that is.

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The Weekend in Photos

January 9, 2012

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend flew by! We finally got all of our Christmas decorations down and packed away. We usually take things down during the first few days of January...but just didn't have time this year. Are you the type of person who puts everything away the day after Christmas? Or do you wait forever to take it all down like me? Putting away Christmas stuff always makes me really sad.

Our poor empty tree waiting to be recycled.

 All of our Christmas stuff packed up and ready for next year! 
Despite being sad, it always feels good to have a fresh clean house after everything is put away.

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I worked most of Saturday, so we had a pretty low key weekend and spent lots of time snuggling with sweet Sophie. She's grown so much in two weeks! I keep telling her to stop so that she can stay a baby forever.

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She's become quite good buds with Wrigley...she's even tried to eat his food! It makes me so happy that everyone gets along.

How was your weekend?

P.S.  Did anyone watch the new TV show The Firm, on NBC? I watched the first half of the premiere and really liked it. It is the same characters from the movie, just 10 years later. I hope it sticks around!

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Crazy Cat Lady

January 3, 2012

I didn't mean to take another blogging break yesterday....but the weekend just got away with me! Going back to work after a week off is SO hard....it's especially hard when everyone else still has the day off!

We had a great New Year's Eve....usually we have a party at our house but decided against it this year. It was so nice to not have to stay up until midnight. That's right, I said it. I'm totally not a party girl. I went to bed at 10:30!

The rest of the weekend was spent lovin' on Miss Sophie. I just can't get enough. I'm SO that mom.

Seriously, look at those feet! Can you blame me for being obsessed?

For those of you who've asked, Henry and Wrigley seem to love Sophie just as much as I do. Well, maybe "love" isn't the right word. Henry spent the first two days alternating between hating her and being afraid of her. Luckily he came around and seems to like her. He still won't snuggle up to her for a picture....much to my dismay.

Wrigley, on the other hand, is OBSESSED with Sophie. He wants to know where she is at all times. He wants to play so badly with her....but he totally freaks her out. The above picture was taken on day 4 when Sophie could finally be in the same room as Wrigley without either of them freaking out. Her out of fear, and Wrigley out of excitement. 

And now, we're here. Full on puppy kisses. I'm not sure Sophie liked this...but it's progress!

Did anyone do anything fun for New Year's? Or were you like me and in bed before the ball dropped?

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