Monthly Archives: October 2008

The past week…

This past week i have been stressed, sad, excited and nervous…why?

Wednesday I delivered a bunch of resumes and applications throughout the outlet mall.  I got interviewed on the spot by L’Occitane.

Thursday night Seth spent the night with his grandpa and grandma.  To help grandpa if he needed any help over night.

Friday hospice was called in and that night Seth’s parents, brother and sister flew into town.

Saturday morning his grandpa passed away.  Seth’s other sister and her husband flew into town.

Sunday morning Seth’s sister’s husband flew into town.

Monday I got hired by L’Occitane for part time seasonal work.

Tuesday I took Seth’s mom and sisters thrif shopping, then to the viewing of the body at the funeral home.

Wednesday we went to the funeral and to the burial.  Grampa zink had a burial with full military honors. After the burial we went to river walk in San Antonio, then back to the graveyard so Seth’s mother could see her mother’s grave (she had never seen it before).

This morning Seth got up at 5am to take his family to the airport.

It has been a long week, I feel like i need a vacation now…


Posted by on October 30, 2008 in Moved


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Maker Faire Recap

I went to Maker Faire on Saturday.   The weather was amazing and crisp.   I was so happy that it wasn’t too hot.  I went solo, so I walked around with my Ipod, jamming to my “cowboy party” playlist.

I headed into the Maker Shed and recognized Jenny Hart from Sublime Stitching.  She was doing an embroidery demo.  I walked up and was asked if I wanted to learn to embroider.  Of course I did and who better to teach me but Jenny Hart herself!!  Super excited to meet Jenny, what a great teacher!

Jenny handed me a embroidery hoop and had me pick a pattern and floss.

Not too bad for my first try!  I plan on finishing it up soon.

Then I headed into the Show Barn.  I walked right in and who do i see? Kathy from Crafty Chica!  I was so excited to meet her!

She asked me if i wanted to make a journal.  I sat right down and started gluing and glittering my journal…

Then I walked around the Barn checking out booth after booth.

I found the Naughty Secretary Club booth and got to meet Jennifer Perkins!  She is so adorable and pregnant!

Jennifer had a demo in the Maker Shed called “make your own fabric jewelry.”  It was great!

Here is what her demo was about:

There is a lot more to jewelry than just beads. Hang out in the Naughty Secretary Club and learn how to use fabric in your jewelry making covered button bracelets, necklaces out of recycled T-shirts and pins from vintage men’s neck ties

While watching the demo, i looked over and saw Rachel from Average Jane Crafter!  After the demo was over I chatted with her awhile.

I met some great people at the Sew Crafty Houston booth.  Very very cool girlies there.

The people at this Knotty Bags booth created purses out of plastic grocery bags….very cool.

At the next booth, something caught my eye! Shrinky Dinks! I love them, but they are very expensive.

This booth had #6 plastic available for us to make items out of.  They had the sharpie markers and since the plastic is clear, you could trace the item onto the plastic, then cook it in the oven it shrinks!

The day was amazing and I cannot wait till next year to go again (October 24 & 25 per Maker Faire).

Besides meeting some of my favorite bloggers and buying some cool stuff, I came home with a bunch of freebies.  Who doesn’t love freebies?

Top left is Naughty Secretary Club Book, Free Magazine i got from Craftstylish, plastic bag of wool and soap water (supposed to turn into felt), Free Organic Bag, my embroidery, a couple patterns i bought from sublime stitching, some seeds, buttons, pens, stickers, etsy swag bag and my crafty chica journal!!!

Good day, good times.


Posted by on October 20, 2008 in Moved


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curtains and pillowcases..

I have been trying to figure out what I can do to my living room to make it more cozy.  I went to the thrift store yesterday and found a pair of curtains in pumpkin orange and fell in love.  Then I went to Ross and found a cute curtain rod.

Before (no curtains on double doors)


In My Kitchen the sink is in direct sunlight and so when I wash my dishes in the afternoons, it is very uncomfortable.  At the thrift store yesterday I bought a couple old cute pillow cases to use as curtains.  I ripped out the seams and put the tension rod into the hem and put them up.

Before (no curtains over sink)


I think i might move them down a little bit.

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Posted by on October 17, 2008 in Moved




I caught a nasty cold this week.  Cindy (Seth’s cousin) recommended Rogelio’s chicken tortilla soup for my cold.  She said it has a kick that will relieve my congestion.  She was right, it was some of the best chicken tortilla soup I have ever had!  I saw that they had menudo on the weekends (the wheels in my head were already in motion).

On Saturday, I took Seth and Brad  to Rogelio’s for breakfast.  Of course, I ordered the menudo!!!!  It was so good.  It wasn’t as good as my grandma’s or grandma Fina’s, but it was sure good.  I have been looking for authentic mexican food for awhile and I think I found the place.

I added some cilantro, onions and lemon.  Yummy….

I was so happy and full.  🙂

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Posted by on October 13, 2008 in Moved



Maker Faire Video…

This is for all of you who cannot go to Maker Faire…..

Maker Faire Video

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Posted by on October 10, 2008 in Moved


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Countdown to Maker Faire…

I am so excited to go to Maker Faire.  What is it?

Build, CRAFT, hack, play, MAKE.

Arts • Crafts • Engineering • Food • Green • Music • Science • Technology

• Robots  • Rockets  • Bicycles  • Alternative Energy Devices  • Electronics  • Crafts
• Circuit Boards  • Sustainable Food  • Musical Instruments  • Wood Working
• Knitting  • Eco Modding Cars  • Kites  • Special Effects  • Sewing  • and more…

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. So much to see!!!

I bought my ticket the other day and I cannot wait to go.  Here is a link to the list of 100 “Makers” for the Craft Section… I am so excited!!!

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Posted by on October 7, 2008 in Moved


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I got a package today…

I entered a contest on and won!  I thought it was going to be just a CD, but i got more!

A t-shirt, hat, CD and a miniature sock (not sure exactly what it is for) Ipod cozie.


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Posted by on October 2, 2008 in Moved