Valentines Day

Out of all of the Holidays in the year, I think that Valentines Day is the worst holiday of all. You might be reading this and thinking I am either cynical or I am single. The truth is, I am neither of those things. I love having a reason to celebrate so holidays are naturally a great thing in my eyes. And I am dating the nicest boy in the whole world. So valentines day should be a holiday that I swoon over... But it isn't.

I guess I don't like valentines day because it is extremely commercial and I don't like people complaining about "single awareness day." But most of all, I don't like valentines day because I think if you really love someone, you don't need a holiday to tell them that. If you love someone, every day should feel like valentines day. Maybe I am naive and lucky in love, but to me Valentines day seems like a waste of a holiday. Presidents day is much better, at least we don't have school...

This year, I did end up celebrating but I was a week late for the official holiday. Ryan was busy Valentines Day weekend so we decided to postpone it. After we made that decision, I made a silly decision... I decided that this year whatever we gave each other had to be homemade (at least this way I wouldn't end up giving him a cheesy stuffed animal or a box of chocolates or any of the other gifts on the valentines day aisle at Target ).. This homemade Idea may have been my WORST IDEA EVER..
Of course Ryan had mine finished weeks before and I hadn't even figured out what to make him up until a few days before. The only thing that I had thought of was making him a homemade dinner, but my big mouth opened up and I suggested that we do this as a date... So once again, I was left with no idea.

Don't worry, everything worked out.
Maybe helped me make Ryan's present.

And then Ryan came over and we made the yummiest dinner EVER!
We had Caesar Salad, Breadsticks, Rice Pilaf, Stuffed chicken breast, Asparagus.
And For Dessert... (drumroll please)...

Ok... so i made it a few times last weekend...

It was a pretty great Valentines Day. We ended up eating dinner with not just each other, but my family. It was a great time. And i'm so happy that they were there to celebrate it too! Valentines day should be for everyone you love! :)

Thanks for the wonderful present Ryan. I Love it (i'll post pictures once i get it hung up in my room). I love you. Thanks for having a late Valentines Day with me, and my family!


Interior Design #2

So everyone already saw Assignment #1. So assignment #2 was to show an emotion using texture. Sound interesting enough...?

I decided to go with HOMESICK.

What better way to illustrate homesick than the WIZARD OF OZ?!?!

Well... Mom went to Home Depot and came home with all kinds of fun textures. So I used paint samples, felt, flowers, fake grass and a Shadow box to create my very own little version of the land of Oz.

Do you like it?


The Couch

Super Bowl Sunday came and my family went to Rich's house for a way fun party! Well at least as fun as a football game can be... The food was GREAT though!

Anyway... I was bored before the game even started and no one would change the channel to watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. So I got on dad's Iphone to look at Ikea.com and I found a couch. It was PERFECT! I had been looking for some sort of chair for my apartment, but it is an apartment so space is an issue. Of course, who understands space better than Ikea.

Ikea wasn't far from Rich's house, and I was bored... So Megan and I hopped in the van and drove to Ikea. We looked around for a little bit, but we were crunched for time, so we pretty much rushed the shopping. They only had 2 couches left! And I got one! yay hooray!!!

So the couch sat in the garage at my house and waited to come up until saturday. Ryan had a Tuba audition up here at USU on Saturday, so we drove up with Megan and the couch and a tuba. Lets just say, it was a full car. Ryan had time to help me put the couch together before his audition.

Here's the couch!


And a cover... because it is white...

Look at how helpful Megan was.

I'm so happy to have a couch! Thank you so much for putting it together Ryan! You are the best!!!


Interior Design

This semester I decided to take an Interior Design class. On the first day of class, the professor walked in and informed us it wasn't an interior design class, but rather a Design class. She said sorry for the confusion and if we weren't interested in all aspects of design, to drop the class. She showed us the syllabus and I fell in love. I knew from the second I read the syllabus that this was going to be the BEST CLASS EVER!

So far we have looked at different architects and artists throughout history. We have looked at the elements of design (color, line texture....) I have loved every second of it!

The assignments in the class are quite different and I love the creative room that she gives us.

The first assignment was to create a famous person completely out of wire. So we were supposed to find a picture, trace it in one line and then use our sketch to mold our picture out of wire.

Here is my famous person... John Lennon..

Here is my sketch and my first attempt

It didn't quite work. After trying to solder it and then welding it... We started from scratch with a different wire.
Sorry dad.... I didn't pick the best wire to begin with..

Here was the finished result

So after tons of work and my poor dad having to help me for HOURS, it was finished. And it is now on display in the Interior Design Building at USU.

The second project was to show an emotion using texture.
Pictures are coming ...


coming soon...

Wizard Of Oz Collage Images

just found some inspiration for a project or two. I love this.