Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Current Obsession

Currently I am OBSESSED with matryoshkas or babushka dolls (hence the new background). I want all fabrics with them, salt and pepper shakers, stickers, plates, etc... I just bought a Cricut cartridge solely for the 4 little matryoshkas it had! I have put them on (almost) every card I've made so far! They're too cute. Poor Danny, not only does he have to put up with my owl obsession, but now he has to put up with this obsession too. If only they made stuff with owls AND babushka dolls!!
Anywho currently my life has been a bit boring, my sewing machine broke about a month ago so I haven't been able to sew. I've been going crazy! Luckily I am dating the most AMAZING man on earth because my sweetheart of a man went out and got me a new sewing machine the other day! I am SO excited!! I made a skirt today and can't wait to make more things tomorrow. So, you will no longer have to put up with posts about my life. I can start posting about crafts again! Yay!!
I am going to go craft now! I'm going to go make my own matryoshkas/owl stuff. That's how I am going to get rich! Don't steal my idea.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Danny!

A few weeks ago my dad called me and told me that he found the most AMAZING restaurant for Danny. He said he was driving to one of his projects and he passed all these old airplanes and he just knew Danny would love it. He was right! I took Danny there on his birthday and he was in awe. Not only were there old airplanes/airplane models all around the restaurant but it is literally next door to LAX so as you eat you get to watch all the planes land and take off! We were the only non-pilots there, but it was okay because Danny knows so much about airplanes that we didn't stick out too much. We can't wait to go back when it is a little bit warmer and sit outside in order to get a better view of the planes coming in!

Yay! Happy Birthday babe! I hope you had a good one! I love you. Thanks for being the best and most handsome boyfriend in the world!
PS: Please notice the amazing birthday sign I made for Danny with my new Cricut (that he got me for Christmas). Seriously the best boyfriend EVER!

Monday, January 3, 2011

She's Only Happy in the Sun

Ever since I can remember my family has been getting up at 7am on January 2nd to make reservations for Leo Carrillo. We've been going since I was 6 or 7. When we were little we would go in June, July, and August. Now that my cousins and I are all grown we go in July and August, and Danny and I have started a new tradition of going in September! This year I had to make the reservations so I woke up at 7, logged into my account and got ready to make my reservation. This year Leo Carrillo threw me for a loop, they turned into "site specific" reservations instead of "first come first serve"! Lucky for me I know what spots are good, but unlucky for me those are the spots that everyone wants the most!! Well I sat there waiting for it to hit 8:00:01 so that I could reserve our site! And I GOT IT!!! So for July we are good to go, now I have to make reservations for August in February. I am already stressing about it because we need two sites this time! So I am going to have to recruit Danny to make a reservation, because since it's site specific now, by the time I finished making one reservation ALL and I mean ALLLLLLLLL the other spots I wanted were booked. Can you believe that? By 8:04 EVERY SINGLE Friday, Saturday, Sunday was booked!!!! So, now we need to do the reservations as groups cause one person can't do it all anymore. I am not too worried about the reservations for August and September, but I am VERY VERY worried about the reservations for July, August and September 2012 cause people that aren't too familiar with Leo Carrillo are going to go this summer and write down all the good spots so, I will be competing with even more people for my spots! Oh Leo Carrillo! How could you do this to me!? There are about 7 good spots in Leo Carrillo and if ONE other person wants the spot I want on the same weekend that I want it I am screwed! Well at least I got the best spot EVER for July. We will see what happens for August!
Wish me luck for February 1st!!!
(Here are some pictures from Leo Carrillo in 2010)

Oh I can't wait to lay out again!!! Summer can't come fast enough.