Monday, May 02, 2016


Today I've been a daily blogger for TEN YEARS!!!  I started blogging a few days before Pioneer Woman (where's my Marlboro Man, recipe book, kitchen gadget line, dishes, and cooking show?!?).  #iamnotjealous  It's been a great ride and I'm not slowing down.  I've made some wonderful blogging friends and still love reading blogs.  Here's to ten more years of funny stories and photo overload. 

P.S.  One of the best compliments I ever got was when my friend Cherie Zimmerman started reading my blog a few years ago and went back and read ALL the archives!  #nopressure

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Keep on sewing

The reason I'm motivated to get this quilt done is so I can hand deliver it to a machine quilter in Utah.  I have 144 squares done and need 94 more.  I have five nights to finish it.  Do you think I can get it done?!?  #ilovetosew #sewingatmidnight #sewingonthesabbath

I'm going on vacation!

I'll be in Utah next weekend!  Are you available/interested in an Arlington Ward reunion Saturday night (5/7)?!? #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #iwanttoseeallmyarlingtonwardfriends



Saturday, April 30, 2016

YW Girls Camp Fundraiser

We had a very successful and lucrative YW Girls Camp fundraiser tonight.  We sold ice cream sundaes with ice cream from Kimball Farm and had an auction.  Cami Jones was a fantastic auctioneer!  We had a great turnout and people were extremely generous.  I'm exhausted but so pleased with how it went.  #arlingtonwardyoungwomen #arlingtonwardfriendsaregenerous #youngwomen #weareicecreameatingmormons

Seth's baptism photos

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dinner in Boston

I enjoyed a delightful dinner with Melissa, her husband, and her parents.  #globalmom

Wandering around Boston

I love walking around Boston.  And I love this city!


GetFit@MIT is over and our team THE MATT DAMON DIET (I wonder who thought of that name?!?) was the Grand Champion Team!  We were chosen randomly and we each get a $100 Amazon gift card.  And next week we will do a group photo wearing our green t-shirts.  We're trying to get a cardboard cutout of Matt Damon for our photo.  #MIT

TBT: we can't say they never took us anywhere


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My latest quilt project

I decided that when I got released from being the Relief Society President I was going to make myself a quilt--to prove that I had more free time.  It's been over two years (and it has been on my to-do list every single day!) and I FINALLY started it tonight!  I'm using fabric from @thimbleblossoms and a pattern from a quilt I saw on the wall at Just Sew in Highland, UT last August.  I'm really motivated to finish it and I'll tell you why soon.  #ilovequilts #ilovetosew #21squaresdone98togo

Happy Sweet Sixteen to Rimika!

We had a surprise party after the make-up portion of our evening.  We all love Rimika!

Make-up Night

The girls loved learning about make-up from Lizz.  I took photos.  #ihaveneverusedfoundation #iusecheapblushandlipstick #arlingtonwardyoungwomenarebeautiful

Winston flowers for me


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fashion Show

I was invited to a fashion show tonight put on by the Belmont 1st/2nd young women.  The dresses were as lovely as the girls wearing them.  #pardontheterriblelightinginthechurch #youngwomen #lds #anythingbutthegymtonight

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cambridge Stake Youth Fireside

These two incredible returned missionary MIT students gave inspiring talks to the youth tonight.  #preparetoserve #lds

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Visiting my Visiting Teacher

#shefelldown2stairs #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

This might be a Saturday tradition

#noitwont #dairyjoy #creamsiclesoftserve

I think this was Betty Draper's travel bag

the Crompton Collective

This is definitely one of my new favorite shops.

Antiquing with Isla in Woo