My friend's mom passed away this summer and last month I asked if she had a piece of her mom's clothing that I could repurpose for her. She gave me a red/blue striped t-shirt that was special to her. I asked my friend Natalie to make this adorable doll (more subcontracting!) and I got it today and gave it to my friend for her little girl Cora. My friend was very touched when she saw the doll and Cora immediately hugged it. There is more of the shirt left and I have plans to make a few more things.
I'm going to be in Utah next weekend and there will be an Arlington Ward reunion Sunday, October 2nd, from 6-8PM at Adam and Janae Cox's church building in Draper (1617 East 12700 South)!! Bring some food to share and you'll get to see me and lots of other Boston friends! #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever
I'm hosting Book Group tomorrow night and am preparing some retro refreshments. The book: "When Everything Changed: the amazing journey of American Women from 1960 to present". Notice the timer on the microwave? I'm serving some Patton family favorites--deviled ham sandwiches, green jello with cottage cheese and pineapple, Bugles, and white trash graham cracker treats (poor man's cookie -- chocolate frosting between graham crackers).
The last few times I've had the assignment I've paid a 12 year old kid to do my job (I call it "subcontracting"). Genius, right? This time it snuck up on me so I did my part and cleaned the chapel. Here's the thing; I think the people who eat the messy snacks and wear the glittery clothes should clean the chapel. #amitherudestmormon #dontanswer #layministryofmormonswhoalldotheirshare #iammormon
I've been pushing for more youth firesides so was happy to host this one tonight. We invited our bishop and he graciously answered lots of questions about himself. It was fun to get to know him better and the kids wiped out the pumpkin squares I made and enjoyed the apple cider from Wilson Farms. We had plenty of seats since I still have my old furniture (my living room looks like a showroom)! #arlingtonwardyouthareawesome #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever
Rimika and her family are moving back to Japan soon. She has been a wonderful part of our Young Women's program. She reminded me recently that when her family moved here a few years ago she spoke no English. She's a delightful, clever, strong young woman and she will be missed. #arlingtonwardyoungwomenarethebest
I was born and raised in Van Nuys, California. I moved to Boston sight-unseen and have loved living in New England since that day when I said, "this apartment is OLD". My hobbies are antiquing, reading books and magazines (bring back Blueprint and Domino please), sewing, quilting, sightseeing, watching movies, and photography. I love the color red and have a retro red refrigerator (and kitchen aid mixer and ice cream maker and toaster and...) to prove it! I live in a converted high school and love decorating my loft condo (w/ 18 foot ceilings) that was formerly the auditorium. I have 3 brothers, 11 nieces and nephews, and a bus fleet of friends.