Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mornings with Matt

Did I mention my computer broke again? I sort of just gave up on it and was frustrated and didn't use it for weeks. Apparently it's working again.. In other news I took these photos one morning while we enjoyed some cinnamon rolls, watched movies, and looked at pictures of puggles.  December was such a cozy month. Our home started taking shape (still a work in progress), we entertained our first guests, I finished up another semester of classes, and we enjoyed Christmas with our family. I can't wait to blog all the fun things that went on this month. Perhaps my 2012 resolution will be to blog once a week. I have plenty to share!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

So it wasn't exactly spur of the moment. But it might as well have been. As I've mentioned about a zillion times, I work at a high school. The students had a canned food drive and raised well over their goal weight of food. So the staff received an email from the teacher in charge of the group that said "We exceeded our goal! Dye your hair pink!" Or something along those lines.

I have a feeling that no one else is going to do this.. There is mention of using temporary spray color. But I will more than likely the be only person with pink hair in the school. Isn't that exciting! I love it. I think one of my favorite feelings in the world is seeing myself in the mirror the first couple times after I get a really great hair color. It's like "Hey! I forgot how awesome this looks! Wow! I look great!" Alright, I swear I'm not that self absorbed, but I really love it. 

There's my little back porch.. Can you see my spray paint on the cement? Oops. I painted my mailbox. I suppose it's worth mentioning that I wearing a thrifted dress, and necklace, leggings from Target, shoes from Payless, and a hat from.. Not really sure where it came from.. I have a lot things like that. Oh! and my dear friend Charity colored my hair :)


p.s. please ignore the color, well.. all over me... including my scalp. i'm still in my first 48 hours of pinkness, so no washing!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I've Missed You

First, I became so busy I had no social life.. All I did was sew. Then, my computer crashed (worst moment ever).. And while all that was happening I moved out of my parents and into an adorable little 2 bedroom with my boyfriend. So now that I've got a working computer, my floral print couch, and 12 mbps internet, I better dedicate myself to this blog.

Let's start with my first blog-time stealer, 35 students acting as Rapuzel, a couple of Princes, and lots of Merry folk.

It's things like this that make me realize although the choice to leave Iowa State filled me with guilt, it was worth it. I've made amazing friends, meet wonderful kids, and felt complete accomplished. I am learning skills I'd have never learned in college, and I would have never experienced had I not left. Some days I wonder what could have been, but looking back on this weekend, I realize I've got all that I need.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Apple of my Pie

Your eyes do not deceive you. A couple weekends ago I joined my Mom and a couple of her friends to partake in a apple pie extravaganza. It was my Mom's church's fall festival, and they had been commissioned them to bake 8 pies. Well of course then everyone needed one to take one.. And then we made a few more. We also canned 18 jars of filling. It was a wonderful learning experience, but I am pied out.