Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mattoon Family Photos Display

Over Thanksgiving, we got our photos taken with Travis' side of the family. I just got my copies of the family shot, the "sisters", the brothers and the "kids". I thought they turned out so great a really show off our personalities and style.

Anyways I wanted to display them so went to Porters to get frames or a multiframe mat of some sort and instead I found a really neat shadow box. Opal and I searched through the scrapbooking stuff and gathered supplies. Then I went home and created this:

I hung it over my new kitchen table. I think it turned out perfect!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


I was on a sewing roll today. Well actually all weekend! I just love when I have new material and new ideas!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon teaching Mindy how to quilt. We are making a "Man Blanket" for her husband. And let me tell you it is manly. Just the size will blow your mind 6 feet by 9 feet!! And this isn't for their bed, just for him to use. He picked out all the fabrics and we just smiled and said over and over "it's a man's blanket" We did get the boy's to come into Porter's!! It was a success!

I have been working hard on a quilt for my GOD-DAUGHTER. Mindy is having a baby girl (Madison) in May! I cannot wait. I have been making her a quilt that I designed myself! The letters are all applique and then I stitched around each letter! I finally finished the top! We are both teachers so I thought the ABC's were appropriate. This is for her crib bedding.

Then later this week I am going to a baby shower for someone I work with. She is having a boy. I recently bought a book called "One Yard Wonders" and I made all of this with one yard of fabric. Cheap fabric too! I thought the frogs we so cute and fun! I made a tag/tactile blanket, a bib, a pair of booties, 4 burp cloths and 4 "wee wee wigwams" (tutorial on Make it of Love it!) and then appliqued my favorite froggie on a onesie! Not bad for a yard of fabric!

And finally I am throwing a shower for Mindy and made these little diapers. On the inside it says
Don’t Be a
Party Pooper!!
Come to Mindy’s
Baby Shower
Saturday March 13th
University Courtyard Lounge
Mindy is having a baby girl!
Registered at Target

It was a great day. Travis watched 4 movies straight while I was just sewing my little heart out!! So fun!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Its Official!

I am a college graduate. I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Special Education from Brigham Young University. It felt so good i was squealing and jumping as I opened the envelope! Travis kept telling me to stop smiling when he was taking my picture but I couldn't help it! What a great accomplishment!! All the hard work paid off!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Our Valentine's day was wonderful. We celebrated on Saturday which was good because Travis ended up getting pretty sick on Sunday.
I made Travis a little package that was called "I love you with all my senses." I gave him 5 gifts, one for each sense
See- I framed him a puzzle we made together
Hear- I-tunes gift card
Smell- New Cologne
Taste- Cinnamon rolls and steak dinner
Touch- Massage oils for massages

He bought me a new Kitchen Table. I love it so much. I was so excited. I am my mother's daughter. My mom has a fancy kitchen table with all different colored chairs. So naturally i was drawn to this style. We got a killer deal on it so of course i got what i want. :) It is so nice to have new quality furniture that will last a long time. We sold our old table in a day on Bulletin Board. It went so quick.

We ate at the Olive Garden. Yummy. Then he got me the movie Couple's Retreat. We went home and watched it together. It was a good night

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's days! Oh how I love the day of Love.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


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Monday, February 8, 2010

new wall and valentines

We had a great weekend!
Thursday we got our car back and are so happy!! But that whole rant deserves its whole post. so stay tuned.
Friday my boss for work came to town and took us out to lunch. It was wonderful!
The rest of the weekend was fabulous as well.
Travis hung our pictures! I love that this is no longer an empty wall!

Even though the Colts lost we had a great super bowl sunday. The Dockers pants commercial was my favorite. It was the one with the "I wear no pants" song. Funny. The human bridge one for Budweiser was pretty good too. Some left us thinking "what the heck was that"

The Super bowl was even more enjoyable this year because i had a craft to make! I made Valentines for my friend Jennifer's kids to take to their classes. Sound familiar? I did this last year too... http://courtneytravis.blogspot.com/2009/02/happy-valentines-day.html
Anyways this years turned out so cute!! Take a look

A fancy purse box and flower valentines. The tag says "Be my Bud-dy"!

This is for a little boy that loves frogs. Frog box with balloons with frogs inside. The tags say "Hoppy Valentines Day"

And this is a space station with rocket valentines that say "You're a Blast" They are made with a sugar tube and a Hershey's kiss.

It was so fun making them and i can't wait to see if they like them!

I also got my Valentines gift already!! It is wonderful! I got it early but can't share until valentines. SO one week I'll post about it!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Curse is Broken

Ok so I need to document this crazy curse now that it is finally over.

For the past EIGHT (8) years I have been sent to the hospital every 2 years and 1 month apart. Don't Believe me read on:

In 2001 I moved Lake Stevens. I tried out for the softball team. While I was pitching I got hit in the face with the ball and broke my nose. This was in SEPTEMBER

In 2003 I was 16 and had just broken up with my first boyfriend. I went on a date with a new guy named Steven for the first time. We went bowling, I got hit in the face with a bowling ball. Yes that really happened. I was "sneaking" up on him he didn't see me and BAM... 5 deep stitches 7 or so outside ones. This was in OCTOBER,

In 2005 I was dating Greg Hardy and he loved to ski. He taught me how and we had seasons passes. I was going down a hill, went off a jump, did a triple back flip... Ok the last 2 parts might not be true but I got knocked out and don't remember. Next thing I know I was being back-boarded and skied down the hill in a gurney sled. Broken Scaphoid (thank Kaci for the correct spelling) this itty bitty bone that connects your thumb, wrist and pointer fingers. It is the 2nd hardest bones to break besides your femur! Had to get a titanium screw in there. This was in NOVEMBER!!

Finally in 2007 I was getting married and was SO excited. Opal and I loaded up her car with all my wedding stuff and belongings we would need for the winter break. We were making progress through the mountains listening to kiss the girl off the disney soundtrack and we hit ice, hit the guard rail and totaled the car! We hitch hiked to Spokane and went to the hospital. I had a really sore back but checked out fine. Opal broke her hand. It was quite the night! I had to fly home to sign the wedding license and luckily Opal's sister lives in Spokane. This was in December!

January 2010 would have been my time for a hospital trip but it didn't happen. I held my breath every day praying and wishing I'd be okay. Now it is officially February and I can safely say the CURSE IS OVER!! Hooray!