Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Backwards..to July 3rd

So I'm working backwards...no comments please. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit.
We all spent the night at my mom's house on the 3rd of July. We went fishing at the fish farm and of course, Alec was the first one in the water! Everybody got to catch fish and we took them back and cooked them for dinner. After that there was lots of talking and legooing

Price Utah!

ok..so i'm a little slow on the blog thing.... Hence the name schlocky, not good enough.....Anyhow, we went to visit Scot this weekend in the great booming city of Price and we visited some great Utah sites! We didn't realize how far south we had actually driven until Garmy, the Garmin, told us we were less than 2 hours away from Powell. Dang, should have brought my swimsuit.So Here are some pictures of a real dinosaur footprint, and some pictures at Goblin Valley.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Food Storage...Again.

While browsing for help with my lesson for this Sunday, i got sidetracked (imagine that) and found these files on food storage. Much more my style and i can afford it. Thought i'd share them!
$8.00 a week and Food Storage Calendar and how to get a 3 month supply fast. Let me know if you like them...all 2 of you that read this blog :)

Friday, February 13, 2009


For all of you out there...mainly Becky and MoM..who didn't think i had a crafting bone in my body..i have some news. i can do it. Not very well, but i'm turning over a new leaf (maybe).

I have several "craft" projects going and 1 completed!

And yes, this is selftaught crochet-with start up help by sis Becky! My next project is my cake ok...tiered cake class that i am taking. I caught some of you by surprise with that :). Yes i am taking a class about a craft... Yesterday we did fondant roses and a beginning covered cake..the result:

I will be taking birthday and anniversary requests soon...Our final project is a two tiered cake with at least 20 flowers on it...oh, my. I'll keep you up to date on that.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Facebook Mania

Well i succumbed to the forces of i don't know who and went on Facebook. It was fun..ok more than fun and i couldn't believe the people i found in just a matter of seconds! Ohhhhhh those high school years...i don't have any pictures from high school so when i saw so many of them it made me happy and sad at the same time. But that's ok...everybody feels the same.
I wish i could say nothing has happened lately..but that would be lying (some of you know about the crazy lady showing up on my doorstep). Luckily I can blame all that on Scot's side of the genepool..it's that Idaho thing. And the moral of that story is don't get into your pj's @ 5.o0 on a Saturday....it's just asking for weird things to happen.
I've been avoiding the computer lateley because i have been determined to learn to crochet...yes Amanda of no talents has decided to craft! Becky came over for a couple, nay 8 hours, to help me get started and lets just say things didn't go too well.

There was a whole lot of drinking going on...ok it was just me and the Dew and the Mints but Becky didn't complain. Notice her hat(the blue one) after 8 hours and my hat (brown) after 8 hours. Nothing more need be said..except maybe she needed a little more work on hers...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Killer Tips

Ok..so we all know i'm a computer geek wannabe...i just found this website for all those who have Elements and don't know what to do with it. I'm sharing http://www.elementsvillage.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23&order=desc

This guy is awesome and really easy to follow...look what i did:

I am going to print these at our local printer ( and make one for Thomas in Drk Blue) in a poster size and hang them in the tv room....wonder if this will transfer onto canvas...any thoughts. Anyone, Anyone, Becky?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Things on my Mind

I am sooooo unprepared. This year my one true goal is to build up my food storage and my first baby steps for this month include information...72 hour kits... and water (i have 2-55 gallon drums yet to be filled).

I was surfing around looking for information and found http://www.ready.gov/ i liked the download for family readiness and I am printing pages 13-15 to put in each of our 72 hour kits. I also found that the website http://beprepared.com/. I am especially interested in the freeze dried meat..i have a lot of flour and potatoes but not much protein..if anyone has ideas let me know!

The other thing i aim to accomplish is the project 52 at http://thecreativelife.typepad.com/blog/project-52/ I am going to enter every week and hopefully build up a nice little scrapbook. Here is my first post.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas Season

Christmas has flown by once again..We stayed home and enjoyed Christmas day and all the presents. On the 26th we went to my mom's house for our sleepover and as always it was a party!

There was a lot of Harry Potter Clue..PS3...WII..and Pink Panther movies..
no one can truly appreciate the genius of the Pink Panther movies without watching it Phillips style..ie..laughing til you cry and then everyone around you is crying and we all blame it on my dad.
alas there was no batman this year (the kids wandered around looking for him but he nver showed).Ashley was the only one who really hated this year...the pink patch fairy found his beloved "pants" and patched them..isn't he lucky. Thank goodness we have a year to recover.