Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year

My birthday is on a leap year, which means my actual day (February 29th) comes once every 4 years. I'm not one for getting excited for my birthday on the off years. However, on a leap year, I'm giddy like a little kid. I'm turning 8 this year (32 in human years) so I've compiled a list of 32 things I'd like to accomplish by the next actual birthday:
  1. Make a batch of french macarons.
  2. Go on an overseas missions trip.
  3. Have Baby #3.
  4. Potty train Baby #3.
  5. Run more half marathons.
  6. Grow my hair out long. Not Crystal Gayle long, but long.
  7. Start selling my artwork.
  8. Make Thanksgiving dinner.
  9. Keep both the inside and outside of my car clean for at least a week.
  10. Memorize more of the Bible.
  11. In my car, keep a couple of ziploc bags packed with essentials that I can hand out to homeless people I see on the street. It would have stuff like a bottled water, travel shampoo, and a toothbrush in it.
  12. Take a tour of the Las Vegas Neon Museum.
  13. Properly flip an omelette.
  14. Learn to read music.
  15. Start using eye cream at night. (sorry Mom, I'm still not doing it.)
  16. Eat at French Laundry in Yountville, Ca.
  17. Catch a ride on a Caribbean cruise.
  18. Go to a Second Saturday in Sacramento.
  19. Ride a hot air balloon. 
  20. Jump on a giant trampoline.
  21. Grow an herb garden.
  22. Eat more deep fried whatever at the State Fair.
  23. Get Michelle Obama arms. Dang girl!
  24. Grow my blog following (hint hint)
  25. Calendar times to call my friends who I don't see a lot. (and actually call them)
  26. Yell in a library. 
  27. Dance for no reason in a very public place.
  28. Try every flavor of cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory. I'm so close to accomplishing this one.
  29. Not cringe when I tell people my age.
  30. Go to a county fair.
  31. Watch a sunrise and sunset in the same day.
  32. Become famous, multi-platinum rapper. It could happen.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Little Mister, Will You Be My Valentine?

Tomorrow, Bryce and I will a making his valentine box for his upcoming class party.

As a kid, Valentine's Day parties were my favorite. Nothing was better than passing out valentines to all of my friends, then opening my box to see what was in store. I would quickly rummage through my valentines to see if the boy I had a crush on would sign his name, "From, Ryan" or "Love, Ryan". That was the ultimate question. Top it off with some white conversation hearts and red hots, and you've got quite the partaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Happy Valentines Day and I hope you receive a valentine signed, "Love".

Robot valentine craft-
Captain America T-shirt- Old Navy
Bouncy ball valentine-
Super Suckers-

Check out, "Little Miss, Will You Be My Valentine?" . It is packed gift giving ideas for the little girls in your life!

Little Miss, Will You Be My Valentine?

Valentine's Day is almost here! It's the one day of the year that I can wear red and pink together and no one cares. If you're needing some inspiration for what to give a little girl for Valentines Day, look no further. Don't worry moms of boys, I didn't forget about you. (Check out "Little Mister, Will You Be My Valentine?

Happy Valentines Day. Go on, wear that red and pink together with pride!

La La Loopsy- Target
Crayon hearts craft-
Dress- Old Navy
Leggings- Jcrew
Spiral cookies-