Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thank You Cards

So I have had a huge pile of cards sitting in my kitchen, and every day I look at them and think I need to get thank you cards out. I may have jumped the gun to get it done, and I designed a dumb thank you card. Square One was way too efficient and printed them before I could change it. I know it doesn't make sense, it needs "from" on the card somewhere, but it didn't look good. I showed Cole and he thought it didn't make sense and it was too late. So just pretend when you get it, that it makes sense! I had to put this disclaimer on it, because I am embarrassed to send them out and didn't want to pay to re-print them.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Holga's {Fly Fishing}

Cole loves to fly fish, we went up Blacksmith Canyon with my brother Justin. I decided to take the Holga and it was a lot of fun. In one of the photos you can see a moose, we rounded the corner of the river and there he was a little scary. Usually when you see a wild animal you go away from it, we were not so smart, we went closer to get photos because I didn't have my bigger camera.

ooops....I forgot to wind it.....

Holga's {Lake Powell}

We went to Lake Powell with Cole's family, it was a lot of fun. I had never been, so I didn't know what to expect. It was beautiful down there! Loved it!

Holga's {Costa Rica}

When I was in school for photography, I hated film after Photo 2!! We had a grad student for a professor and he had no clue what he was talking about, so I waisted a ton of film and money. Since then I have kind of boycotted film. Since I graduated, I have kind of wanted to try the Holga's (A $30 plastic camera with 120mm film). We took them on our trips and they were a lot of fun.

Ice Cream Ball

This has been one of our favorite wedding presents! (We got a lot of fun stuff, eventually I will post something with all of our fun kitchen gadgets!) When we were in Costa Rica, the resort had cinnamon ice cream, so we decided to add cinnamon to the mix and it was fantastic. We make it a couple of times a week and just eat it out of the ball and watch a movie! So fun, we love it!

Which pattern should I choose???

I found this fabric at antique and thrift stores. I love the vintage patterns. I originally pictured it being a pinwheel quilt, but I didn't want it to be a normal old pattern. It is crazy how it can look so different by just turning the same pieces. I took pictures of some different options, they will be arranged better once I decide the pattern. Leave your comments and help me decide! Or if you have any other ideas to arrange them let me know, it is almost starting to look like an old grandmas table clothe.....

{Option A}

{Option B}

{Option C}

{Option D}

{Option E}

Finish A Project A Day!!! {Twenty-Eight}

I finally got this blanket finished for my neice...I now have neices, yeah! Pyper is one of five of my new neices.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Finish a Project A Day!!! {Twenty-Seven}

We refinished this dresser for the wedding. It looked so cute with all of the desserts on it. I knew we would need a place for Cole's clothes, so when we started the dressers the end goal was for our room. I think it turned out great!

The process....

The original.....

Monday, August 1, 2011

Costa Freakin Rica

When I go on trips I usually have something that intrigues me, on his trip it was signs. I don't know why. And isn't that lady so cute?? I wanted to take more photos of people, but I am too chicken to ask. Cole was the reason we stopped these ladies and I am glad that he did!

Got to love the monkeys! I wanted to take them home! We saw these while on the jungle cruise. The boat we were on looked exactly like the ones that you find at Disney Land...other than these animals are not battery operated!

We went on a jungle cruise and the Costa Rican driving the boat kept luring the crocodiles close to the boat, the crocodile had its nose on the boat right in front of me.

We went sailing on a catamaran, it was so beautiful. They dropped us off in a little cove and let us snorkel. One of the guys with the boat kept coming up to us with these weird creatures (Blow fish and some Brittle Star Fish) to hold, I freaked out a lot, they were so weird feeling! We decided to go explore the beach to see what we could find and when we looked back to the boat we saw a crocodile looming in the water. We freaked out, we still had to swim back to the boat. By the time we got back to the boat we were out of breathe! Crazy...but cool experience!

We went deep sea fishing, Cole had a blast catching this gigantic Rooster fish that weighed around 50 lbs!

These are pictures from out zip line trip near the Arenal Volcano. The longest stretch of zip line was 1/2 mile long and we went 40-50 mph on this little cable. We were 600 feet above the rainforest floor. It was such a rush to be so high and go so fast!

This is the sign that was close to our hotel.

This is our beautiful hotel, tucked back in its own little cove!