Monday, September 29, 2008


I went to California for a quick trip this past weekend because my sister had a bridal shower during the day and then I was throwing her another shower that night. It was so much fun, but I was bummed that it was such a busy two days that I didn't really get to relax with the fam. On the bright side, Jenn got some really cute stuff!!!

Black and White Party...

I threw a lingerie party for Jenn on Saturday night and did a black and white theme. It actually turned out super cute! I even had all of the guests dress in black and white and Jenn of course wore all white:)
The 3 sisters...

The fam before the rest of the guests arrived...

The kitchen set up...

My latest creation:)

My friend Kristan requested a "dress a la Jessica" so I decided to go out on a limb a make one without a pattern and without her measurements. It actually turned out really cute and surprisingly, it fit like a glove!!! I made her try it on in a parking lot, so she has her blue top on under it, but at least you can get the idea. It looks like a top and skirt but it is indeed a dress. I was very happy with the results, so maybe I'll be attempting to sell these as well:)

Monday, September 22, 2008


24 years ago I was welcomed by a great family who lovingly fed and nurtured me...then fed me some more:) And still, to this day, not a thing has changed... I woke up to breakfast in bed and was treated to Eric's amazing homemade lasagna for dinner and a cute and delicious oversized cupcake from Meghan for dessert. I had a terrific birthday and ate way too much, but I've come to realize that is one thing in my life that most likely won't change and so I have come to terms with it:)

the celebration...

My birthday fell on a sunday this year so we had a "birthday celebration day" as Eric referred to it, on Saturday. Eric had a fun filled day planned...we started with delicious lunch at Cafe Rio and then Eric dropped me off at a spa for a fun filled relaxing massage, facial and body wrap. Then he picked me up and took me home where his family was waiting along with a few dozen roses he picked up:) I quickly got ready, then we opened presents and headed out to a nearby sushi restaurant for yummy dinner. We said our goodbyes and Eric took me to the Melting Pot for dessert. Eric is always so good at making birthdays and holidays so special. I am so lucky to have him as a husband! I had a great day and a fantastic relaxing weekend spent with some of the people I love:)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

An Ode to Britt...

My good friend, Brittny's birthday is the day after mine and I wanted to post a few pics from over the 9 years that we have known each other. As I was going through the pictures I couldn't stop laughing because we have had so many hilarious memories over the years. Britt is a friend that I know I can count on for anything. She has such a great personality and is always a great example to me. We have had so many laughs and tears...(and even more hair dye) throughout those years:) I love her to death and know that we will be life long friends.
We can sit and laugh for hours about the smallest things. I can never be around her without laughing until I cry. I love the fact that we can go out and have a blast, or just stay at home and talk for hours upon end and probably have even more fun. She is never afraid to act silly with me and I love that about her.
Thanks for being such a great friend over the years Britt! I hope you have a fantastic birthday and a fabulous year! I love you!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy BDay Diane!!!

Eric's Mom, Diane's birthday was last week. Rod, Diane and Sammie came up to Phoenix over the weekend and Eric, Meghan and I met them for lunch, then came back to our place to open presents and eat DELISH Sprinkles cupcakes. Happy Birthday Diane! Thanks for being such a great Mom and friend! We love you!!!

And here is a pic of Eric and I before the fam came over, b/c I feel like I rarely post pics of us anymore! (Please excuse my fatty zit on my chin and Eric's creepy facial hair/mustache thing, it grows in weird on his face...he hates shaving and I hate facial hair...I don't think there is a way to find a happy medium with that one:))

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The little model!

I sent 2 dresses to my friend Katie for her daughter, Brighton a few weeks ago. Here are some pics of the adorable little model in her new dresses and bows. She is too cute!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"me? i want a hula hoop..."

I was going through my photos and realized that I never posted these videos. These were taken a few months ago. We were at my aunt's house and the older kids decided to spice things up by having a hula hoop competition. Poor Julie had never really used a hula hoop so she couldn't get the hang of it. She was hysterical to watch cuz she was trying so hard, but just couldn't get it going...then finally, we caught it on film...she was successful! We were laughing so hard b/c she had a very unusual technique...but hey, it worked eventually! Then my mom decided to give it a whirl...not so successful...she was still pretty stiff from chemo (she's doing a lot better now), but you can see where Julie gets here tiny legs from:)