Thursday, May 28, 2009

wall-o-j's part 2

i found my first j. i haven't taken a picture yet, but its coming. i found it at a new shop in bowling green called junkyard gypsies. (thanks to sarah and cheye for suggesting it!)

if you have anymore suggestions for where to find them, keep em coming!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

the weekend

this weekend was loaded with great fun. i shared the bibs i made for sweet lylah mae and the following is a picture of mommy with the gift.
saturday we had our family baby shower for lara & lylah. daddy made his famous ice cream cake for the event and he decorated it oh so beautifully!

handmade gift number 2 is my very first quilt! i had a little help from my sweet mother-in-law. after finishing this puppy i decided that i'd never again make a quilt...but i like them so much that i'm sure i will.
mommy with the gift. lylah can use this when she is small and when she gets older she can use it for her dollies!

after the shower we went camping and adam's mom made him a birthday cake! it was delicious. look at my handsome hubby! :)

i love him! <3

Friday, May 22, 2009


since reading this post a while back, i've been dying to make a j wall for the jochim home. if you see any js, please let me know! i have...well, none.

thats all.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

lylah mae

my big sis is due to give birth to my very first niece in about 2 and a half months. her big round of baby showers begins tonight with her school shower. i am going to make lylah a gift for each shower and here is the one for tonight.

bib number one! i embroidered her name on the front of it.
there it is again.

here's the other one.

and together.
i'm pleased with how they turned out and just can't wait to see them around her sweet little neck! i can't believe how much i love her already and she isn't even here!
** please, oh please, lara don't look at this until after 5pm tonight! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

pray, pray, pray!

a sweet sweet family that is really like family to me has received some not so happy news today. you see, i've been babysitting for this sweet family for nearly 4 years and i really love them like they are mine. please go to this site to read about caroline.

caroline and parker at fountain square on sunday.
caroline and mommy waiting for sister's dance recital to begin.

sweet sweet caroline.
isn't she great! please be praying for them!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

happy birthday to lara mae

a few weeks ago, my big sister turned 28.  she said she wanted me to make her something for her birthday and here is the result.

the inside of the bag.
the fabric covered button. (my new favorite thing to do!!)
the outside of the bag.

this is it.  i was really pleased with how it turned out.  i just wish i had more time to sew more often!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

meet me in st. louie

adam and i had a great time during our short trip to st. louis.  we planned our day trip around a cardinals game for adam's upcoming 23rd birthday!  the day was great even though the cards lost.  here is a short recap in photos.

here we are with the field, right before singing take me out the ball game.  this was taken by the brewers fans behind us.
here's the field during the game.
hilariously enough, james van der beek (formerly of dawson's creek) threw the first pitch of the game.  it was amazing.
here is a picture of him on the jumbo screen.  not great, but i promise it was him!

pre game we took a little walk down to the arch.  we finally got the camera set up with timer in order to capture this shot.
a sweet family took this one for us!
this is one we obviously tried on our own.  see adam's awesome hat?!  we both got one for free upon arrival at the stadium.
st. louis arch!  too bad i forgot my national park passport!!!!!!
AND adam made a new friend.

we really did have a great day.  i'm so glad this man was born 23 years ago (on wednesday).

Friday, May 15, 2009

with a little help from my friends...

it all started with an idea from carly.  and then ashmill divided the photo into 4x6 photos.  and then i ordered the prints from snapfish.  and then they came in the mail.  and then i put them in the frame.  and then i loved it!!  and still do.  its even better in person.

so thanks carly and ashmill.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

home inspection blues

well, i anticipated a post with beautiful photos of our newly inspected home. we aren't sure what we are going to do yet, but here is what we discovered at the inspection.

the sweet inspector guy said that he had only one concern, but that it was kind of a big concern. a portion of the house is built on a non-traditional foundation. it is actually built on a "deck" kind of. its foundation is wood and although it looks like it is treated wood and may be fine structurally, the unconventional foundation could hurt its resale potential down the road.

so that is where we are. no pictures. we'll keep you informed.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

homemade whole wheat bread

ok, so i'm not so great at putting pictures in order just yet.  but here are some shots of my first ever attempt at homemade bread.  i don't think it raised enough, but i still tastes DELICIOUS!

here it is fresh out of the oven.  as you can tell, we had already cut into it! :)

here it is pre-baking.  see, its not quite over the side of the pan, but patience isn't my thing.

pre-baking again. 

pre putting in pans.  it got so big!  it made me laugh.  i think i need bigger mixing bowls.

i think that even if the bread had tasted terribly, all of the work would have been worth the smell of our house during baking.  yay for homemade bread.  thanks daddy for inspiring me! :)

SUPER find!!!

well, first.  i'm making my first ever homemade bread today.  this was step one.  right now i'm waiting for it to rise.

but earlier, adam and i went to grandma's attic.  we found something amazing!!  and here it is...

it is a vintage sewing machine (in case you can't tell from the picture!)  AND it works!!!!  AND it was only 20 bucks!!!  holy moly!!  too bad it doesn't really have a home in our apt, but it certainly will when we have a house!  

when the bread is ready, i'll show more pictures.  and more to come of non-food things that i've made.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

coming soon...

ok folks, so i haven't been a great blogger. ok, not even a good blogger. but, soon, and very soon, this blog is going to take a turn. it may have joys of the jochims, but it will also include many of the things that i make.

we've been married 6 months (tomorrow). oh my gravy!

more soon. promise.