Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What I'm Reading Now.. Orange is the New Black

What Did I Just Finish Reading?


What Is This Book About?
This book is about a family and their experiences in the LDS community.

How Far Am I?
Completed. This book was a little lengthy and more religion based than I thought it would be. 

Do I Like The Book?
It was ok, I was a bit bored and skipped a lot of the religion parts towards the end. I was more interested in the journey of the family. 

Will I Recommend This Book?

What Am I'm Reading Now?

What Is This Book About? 
With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. 

How Far Am I?
I'm about 25% through.

Do I Like The Book?
Yes! You might not know this about me but I am weirdly interested in learning about anything involving prisons, drugs, cults, prostitution etc. 

Will I Recommend This Book?
So far, sure.

Today, I Am Thankful For: Thanksgiving on Thursday. 

Skin Cancer Fact: 84% of people who are diagnosed with Melanoma are diagnosed at the local stage. 

Monday, November 10, 2014


Let me start by saying that I had the best weekend! Imagine being surrounded by 75 people who love the same things you do and that was my weekend at Sewtopia.. sewing, fabric, chatting, blogging.. etc.  It was like a ladies sewing circle on crack! What more can I ask for?

I'm so happy to have met lots of new friends and some of the ladies at the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild, which i'm planning to check out next week. If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Sewptopia, which you totally should be, check out #sewtopia on Instagram.

A shot of the Sewing Lounge

The pop-up shop from Suppose

A selvage block for the charity quilt featuring Cotton + Steel

Nighttime coffee from my hotel room. Gotta burn the midnight oil somehow!

Projects from the Michael Miller challenge, which I didn't get to participate in because I signed up too late.

Treasures that I just had to bring home.

New friends! Yay

Enjoying a Margarita and some yummy Mexican food!


Second project of the weekend, with coffee of course.

Today, I am thankful for: I am so thankful that I was fortunate enough to spend the weekend doing what I love with amazing new friends. 

Skin cancer fact of the day: Each year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hello Utah! Part 2

New for this week: Our furniture and my car arrived.. yay! We not have all of our stuff, which leads me to my next thought of.. we have too much stuff! Who doesn't feel that way after a move right?

So once again, because i'm too lazy to write out a long long post, i will tell my story through iPhone pictures. :-) 

Yay- After 2.5 days on the road this was a welcoming site. 

This was a random photo that I took from the car.

The front of our new digs.

The view from our house!

The view of the town from behind our house. 

This was taken from the same location as the photo above.

My temporary work setup until our stuff arrived.

We had laundry before anything else! Thanks Lowes!

The view at sunset from where Mr. B will be working.

Shameless selfie taken on a walk one afternoon.

We went into Salt Lake City and had to stop at the Temple

The sin setting over The Great Salt Lake

Can you hear the Hallelujah angels singing, because I could.

A future craft room.. i see it in there somewhere.

It's current status. I plan to spend time today finishing this area.

Fun magnets! Mr. B. and I got these magnets when we visited the American Gothic house on our vacation through the Mid-West last month. 

Well, That's all I have for now. Aside from the fact that i've been impatiently waiting for my next Nespresso order to arrive. Since we have arrived, i've been drinking instant coffee.. it's just not the same. Also, i'm super excited because I was lucky enough to snag a ticket to Sewtopia, which i'll tell you all about in my next post!

Oh and shout out to my mom who is shopping for a new sewing machine today.. so wish that I could be there. 

Things that i'm thankful for: Safe travels and a new home. :-) 

Melanoma Fact of the Day: As of 2006, the 5 year survival rate of Melanoma was 92.8%. Check you skin often, when caught early Melanoma survival rates are really promising.  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello Utah!

Let me sweep the cobwebs out of the corners of this place. 

I am excited to fill you in on the happenings over the last month. If you've been following along, you already know that Mr. B took a new job in Utah. Indeed, i'm writing from our new home in beautiful Eden, Ut. 

Since I have acquired quite the number of images over the past few weeks I thought that I would break up the posts. This posts documents some of the happenings before our departure. 

We got Poppy and iPad so he can Face Time... look at him go! 

 My sister is teaching him a few iPad tips.

Mom hosted a going away party, Copper partied the night away.

This was actually from several weeks ago, I just thought it would be great to include. Congratulations to Taylor & Jonathan! 

Selfie at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Philadelphia.

My cousin, Aileen, came in for the walk too!

Mom, Rachel and Me!

Breakfast with Pop afterwards. 

A visit with Michael wraps up the goodbye visits. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BIG NEWS- Bundle Up Because It's About To Get Cold

I mentioned in yesterday's post that Mr. B and I decided to cut our vacation short because of a surprise... so here it is: 

Mr. B took a new job in Utah and we are packing our bags and moving very soon. (Don't worry, there will be plenty of room for my sewing area wherever we go.. it was a stipulation of the move.)
I mean, it's only a 5 hour flight, or 32 hour drive-- It's not that far right?

He has to report for work before the end of October so we have been busy making arrangements and getting our life in order before the move. 

While the news is super exciting it's also scary, happy, sad and every other emotion all at the same time. We both are looking forward to this new adventure and chapter in our lives. Oh and I can't wait for visitors. 

Until then it will be Face Time for me. I know that the move will be super hard to leave my family, friends and of course Copper. We'll make it through. 

I borrowed this image from the internet. It is of a town, Ogden, UT,  that will be nearby.  :-)