Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sew Awesome

If any of you know my mom, you know that she is essentially the poster girl for Homemakers of America. She sews, she cooks, she does it all. I would always watch her sew when I was little and even got my feet wet for a while. My mom made ALL of her own clothes in high school and even got voted best dressed. I've always thought it would be neat to know how to sew but I've never had the motivation nor desire to actually take the time to officially learn how. About 3 to 4 years ago, my mom rescued a sewing machine and table out of the dumpster and got it working. Since then, she's been wanting to teach me how. Sarah Crawford has also been learning to sew and has been sharing with me how much fun it is and how surprisingly easy it is! She's a pro! She's already made a robe! So, this week, Daniel worked out of town, and needless to say I had a lot of time on my hands. My mom came, with the sewing machine, on Thursday and spent the night teaching me how to sew. She thought the easiest thing to start out learning to sew would be a baby blanket. (No, not for me) So it's official! (With the assistance of Homemaker B) I made a baby blanket! I legitimately kind of know how to sew! My next project is going to be making some pillows for the living room. I'm so pumped up about sewing now, I even went to Hobby Lobby this morning and bought some patterns and more fabric! I absolutely can't wait to learn more about it and get some more practice. Next thing I want to learn how to do: can things. Jellies, Jalapenos, Pickles, I want to learn how to do them all! :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Makeover and the Major Leagues

So here I am, reminiscing about today and am silently wondering to myself how I managed to go from one extreme to another. Okay rewind. To give some background, I spent the better part of my morning discussing how to grow herbs with some of my dental hygiene girls while learning how to make bleaching trays. In an effort to slowly improve my mom's style and ditch the frumpiness, I spent a lengthy but fun 5 to 6 hours picking out clothes with and for my mom at both Goodwill and The Clothesline. I mean I was forever up to my elbows in Ann Taylor Loft Shirts for 4 bucks! You haven't lived until you rummage through "lumps of coal" then finally find a diamond! We got her a new wardrobe of Talbots, Ann Taylor, Old Navy, Gap, and Target goods for about 90$! Can't beat it! I then came home and began to attempt to make somewhat of a gourmet meal. So basically I've been the epitome of a girl today..........that is until now.

I'm currently sitting on the couch in my living room watching a Rangers game with 3 guys--Daniel, Kyle, and my Rusty Bear (our Austrailian Shepherd), listening to them discuss how, if given the chance, they would marry Josh Hamilton in a heartbeat. I find myself chiming in when they talk about sports and almost forgetting that it's not okay to let out a burp. I feel as though I'm suddenly the epitome of a guy instead. I'm praying the Lord would give me an extra dose of girliness tomorrow to make up for it. :) In the meantime, for any single girls reading this, in an effort to find a match for Kyle, here's a few words about our beloved friend Kyle Ogle. Forgive my corny correlations, the terminology was forged into my blood when I married the sports fanatic that is Daniel Dagley.

Kyle plays on Jesus' team. He's humble enough to sit the bench. He doesn't hold back, he swings for the fences in everything he does. Life has thrown him a lot of strikes, but he hasn't struck out. All in all, he's a home run ladies. :)

I know I know, I'm a huge dork, but what's to be expected?! Goodness I need to hang out with girls more!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Here Goes Nothing

Okay, so after some serious thought, and in a valiant effort to phase out my love for facebook, I have decided to start blogging. I have realized after having been on facebook for almost 5 years (gasp!) that in my boredom, it has become my most unproductive use of time. (Not like blogging would necessarily be considered as productive either) Regardless, I have always thoroughly enjoyed writing and am looking forward to doing it on a frequent enough basis to at least make myself feel productive.

Dan, with that precious smirk of his, slightly chuckled when he saw my new web creation because he, of all people, undoubtedly knows that blogging has the potential to suck as much time out of my life as facebook has in the past. I vow this shall not be so. For now anyway.

So here's to the beginning of a potentially beautiful union between a woman and her blog. Here goes nothing.