Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The King

I don't know about you, but I grew up with an Elvis-loving, hip-shaking, Love-Me-Tender mother.

She constantly tells and re-tells stories of how she would play Elvis all the time while she was pregnant with me.

Or of how when I was fussy as a baby, she would rock me and put on the Elvis record and I would calm down.

So this semester, it is my last semester of my undergraduate degree and I am taking an Elvis class. I have to say, it has been an awesome class so far. Not only is it easy {the MAIN reason why I took it in the first place}, but it is interesting and memorable. And I get to listen to some of the original recordings.

Can you believe that the hubby El Guapo doesn't like Elvis at all? The only time he will listen to it is when I dance around the house shaking my hips singing "Here Comes Santa Claus" with all vocal hiccups included at Christmas time.

I mean who can resist the King? Please tell me that you all appreciate him at some level...

Monday, February 15, 2010


For the past few months I've been taking advantage of my sewing machine and making a few new things. I tried out this silky flower necklace:

I also tried out these headbands:

I gave them to my friends for Christmas and a few to my sister for her Birthday :)

Not bad for a first try.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tweet hearts

This last craft that I did is something that I am VERY proud of.

not because it's cute.

not because it was quick and easy.

not because it was a Valentine's craft.

NOnonono! It's because I thought of it... {all by myself}

Like, I was walking and I saw these little cute bird towels in target and I thought "oh i should do a valentines thing with birds" and then it came to me "tweet-hearts" and I ran home and scribbled out the image in my head into my sketch book and viola!

I took it over to my sister-in-law Camille's house and she cut the wood for us and we worked on it together. If you want to see how hers looks go {here}

Oh and just for another cute fun Valentine's project, I did this:

Now my house looks all lovey-dovey. Hopefully, my crazy exam week {4 exams and 2 quizzes} will settle down and I will get to share the love with my hubby.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

London's run.

I've had an awesome week- and busy of course. This last weekend I ran a half marathon in London's Run. It was amazing.

Not only did I get to run the farthest that I have ever run {13.1 miles}, but I also got to run it all with my family! My brother, my two sisters, my brother in law, and my niece! It was such a great experience and I can't wait to get back out and do another!

Here are a few pictures.
Alyssa and I at about 5 or 6 miles in- still feeling good:

Us about to cross the finish line, not feeling so good but pretending to:

Us afterwards, ready to sit down PLEASE:

My sisters and I :) :

Us minus Tim {who smoked us all and ran it in 94 min!} and Alyssa:

It was great and I wanted to get out running the next day but I had a huge blister so I gave myself this week to let my feet recover.
Next up: She Rocks Triathlon in May