Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Making Faces

The other day I was sitting down with Emerson and playing with some of his toys. He has a metal book that when open, it display's some blank faces that you can decorate with magnetic facial features. As I was placing the pieces down, Emerson would yell out who he apparently thought they looked like.
Oh dear.

Uncle Matt.
O.K. I will give the kid a little credit for this one. There is SOME resemblance here with the facial hair.

Grandma Roxanne.
I am so sorry dear Mother in Law! Maybe it's the heart prison tat on the shoulder, I don't know.

Nailed it!

It's like looking in a mirror - unibrow and all!

Thank you Emerson for constantly making me laugh! You are one funny little guy and I love you!

Friday, January 22, 2010

What are you?

I have finally gotten around to hanging up a sign that I had made back in November. I knew that when I was making it that I really liked it, but I didn't know that after hanging it up on the wall and passing by it several times a day that I would really begin to love it. I realize that the aesthetics of it may not be for everyone. It's a bit rugged since it is made from old fence posts and stencils I bought at Home Depot. But I do think the message is one that can speak to everyone. It is a quote from Abraham Lincoln. This quote has made me stop and think more than any other. So I had to ask myself,
"What am I"?

1. a wife
2. a mother
3. a daughter
4. a sister
5. an employee
6. a Mormon
7. a neighbor
8. a crafter
9. a homemaker
10. a friend

Now, as far as being good at any of them or all of them? Well....the jury is still out on this one! There are of course things I need to work on but I hope I am on the right track!

What are you favorite quotes?
What roles in life do you think you need to work on?

If any of you want to check out the inspiration and and are maybe thinking about making your own sign, go here!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Have you checked out my craft blog lately? Well, you should because you could enter to win this fabulous desk calendar from Mufn Inc.! Everyone is invited to enter this contest - friends, family, family of friends etc... You get the picture, right? I will be doing a giveaway once a month so be sure to tune in to H is for Handmade to see if there is a little something your big heart desires!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Holding On

Do you think it's time to throw out our pumpkins left over from Halloween? I just can't decide.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Resolve To Be Me!

Every year when the clock strikes 12:00 a.m. to ring in the new year, I try to make a simple resolution or two. I have been extremely good in some cases (i.e. no caffeine for a whole year!) and very bad in others, (i.e. photo journal)! This year I vowed not to make resolutions that are to be kept all year long, but rather place myself in events or circumstances that will still leave me with a sense of accomplishment. Things that I have longed to do for quite sometime but have not pushed myself to do. I like a good challenge just as much as the next person, but I'm not about to torture myself. They say that if you write down your goals, you are more likely to keep them. Here they are and not only am I going to try to accomplish all of them, I will write about my adventures in doing so! Here is to a great 2010 and best wishes on your own resolutions and clearing off the slate!


Amy's 2010 Resolutions
1. Enter something into the Utah State Fair in hopes of being awarded a ribbon!
2. Build something with power tools and my own two hands
3. Acquire a taste for Indian Food
4. Take a cake decorating class
5. Send out hand written letters to friends and loved ones
6. Commit more random acts of kindness
7. Cry more freely
8. Go to the movies alone
9. Learn to cook a gourmet meal from scratch
10. Dance with Wes under the stars