Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Diet Coke + Toast = Crazy Delicious

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I know, it's a little early for Christmas stuff but...Last weekend I was at Primary Children's Hospital getting some information on the Festival of Trees. I knew that the festival was where people donate trees and that people bid on them and 100% of the proceeds go to Primary Children's, but I DIDN'T know that there are other things you can donate besides trees. Apparently they do a gift boutique as well. That means, any person who can make a quality item that another person might want to purchase is invited to donate. I have decided to make something awesome and donate it. I know I have a lot of craft-tastic friends who might want to donate as well. Let me give you the info (this is straight from the packet they gave me at the meeting):

Large numbers of quality handmade gifts are needed. Involve your friends, relatives, neighbors, and associates. STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY ITEMS, but graciously accept all gifts. Encourage donors to package items in clear cellophane wrap, bags, or use ribbon to gift-wrap items when appropriate.

Turn In: We encourage all gifts to be completed by November 1, so they can be priced before Festival begins. Please check each item to make sure it is in good condition. Turn gifts in to Board Members in sturdy boxes.

Pricing: It is helpful if the donor includes the cost of materials for each item. Our goal is to price items at market value. The quality of work, the cost of materials, and the colors influence the price.

Gift Ideas:
Christmas Items: Nativity items, snowman kits, wall hangings, large wooden items, ornaments, tree skirts, neighbor gifts.
Craft Items: All-occasion note cards, thank you cards, dolls beaded, necklaces and bracelets, embroidered samplers, neighbors gifts.
Quilts: Tied or quilted king, queen, regular, twin and baby size. There is a great demand for larger sizes and rag quilts.
Kitchen: Tablecloths, runners, aprons, applique dishtowels, nylon scrubbers.
Baby and Children: Receiving blankets, burp cloths, chunky and fuzzy yarn hats and mittens, hooded bath towels, preemie items, baby headbands.
Afghans: Lap robes and afghans in white and off-white are always in demand.

Anyway, I just thought this would be a really awesome charity project-I always want to do something like this but I forget. Last year they raised 1.6 million dollars for all those babies! Can you believe that? Anyway, let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I got tagged. Twice. Drumroll...

8 things I'm passionate about:

1. I pride myself on knowing a lot of theme songs to old TV shows. IE: Every time I turn around--I see that girl that turns my world around--standing there...(anyone know what that's from? I bet you don't).

2. Planning trips that I probably won't take.

3. Planning trips that I actually will take.

5. Generic fruit snacks. IE: Shark Bites, Fruit Smiles.

6. Anything Humanities.

7. Coming up with nicknames for people.

8. Sleep.

8 words/phrases I use often:

1. Goonin the goofs

2. Doofin the doons

3. Loafin around

4. GET IT?!

5. Ya know?




8 things I want to do before I die:

1. Ride through Kenecott Copper Mines on a glorious white stallion.

2. Go on a date with Brandon Walsh. We'd probably hold hands on the beach and then go to a party where we would get offered drugs. We wouldn't take the drugs though, because we're both really grounded. Brandon's sister Brenda would probably take the drugs and then blame it on Kelly. That is going to be such a MESS (duh...nuh nuh nuh nuh NUH nuh!-that's the 90210 theme)!

3. Plan a scheme with Zack Morris (hopefully some kind of prank on Mr. Belding).

4. Learn more about spaceships.

5. Learn more about zombies.

6. Learn more about robots and prevent their uprising.

7. Go to Russia, on Christmas, to watch a football game that my brother is playing in.

8. Buy a house, in Vermont, and make Applesauce. Then turn that into a small business called Country Baby.

8 things I've learned in the past:

1. Making cookies for an apartment full of the boys is just about the dumbest thing you could ever do with your time.

2. Fruit=good.

3. Cake=great.

4. Fruit cake=nasty crap.

5. Once I was watching a children's show from Canada that said the snow leopard was the "fastest animal in the world". I think they know something we don't.

6. Dump your drink out before you throw it away.

7. Eye primer=best invention ever.

8. Instead of "answers" on a math test, we should just have "impressions". And if you got the wrong "impression", so what? Can't we all be brothers?

8 things I currently want/need:

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns.

2. Passport.

3. New work clothing. It's a freaking fashion show at Express Employment.

4. Golden Retriever.

5. Volvo station wagon.

6. 8 million saunas.

7. All kinds of things from Williams Sonoma.

8. Spanish class.

8 places I want to see/visit:

1. South Korea

2. Argentina

3. Berlin, Germany

4. Bryce Canyon. I still haven't been there and I don't really know why.

5. Turkey (Amy, don't get mad that I'm copying your co ed grill)

6. Frazer, PA


8. Washington DC

8 favorite restaurants

1. Sam Hawk

2. India Palace

3. Thai Siam

4. Costa Vida (or Cafe Rio, depening on the location)

5. Zupas

6. California Pizza Kitchen

7. Noodles & Co

8. Sonic. For drinks only.

8 TV shows I can't live without:

1. Arrested Development

2. The Office

3. Riddles of Wizard's Oak (Do the RHOMBUS!)

4. Antiquies Roadshow


6. Oprah

7. Painting with Bob Ross

8. Your Choice, Our Chance

8 people I tag:

1. I have no friends.