Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Roses

My Valentines goodies for this year. I wish I had more people to deliver to, but nobody is really around here in Pinole. So this year, I just made valentines for my la(i)nes, Alane and Elaine.

What's hotter than Victoria's Secret's undergarments? (aside from my ladies of course ;) ) I had a VS catalog lying around, and thought that the bright colored pages would make cute roses.

I started with a colorful page

Placed my template over the part I wanted

and cut into many squares.

Then I folded the squares into roses.

I don't like things going to waste. With my left over pages, pipe cleaners from Kevin, and glue, I made the stems.

I put glue on strips of paper and wrapped them around the pipe cleaners. Once dried, I painted them brown (I didn't have green, so I had to settle for brown stems), and cut them in half. It was a very messy process. 

I attached the stems to the roses

arranged a mini bouquet

And added tissue paper and ribbon.

and cookies

Happy Valentine's!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Because I'm a lady, my emotions are always up and down and all over the place. So here are a few lists of my favorite love and sad songs in general and country genres in honor of Valentine's day.

Lovey dovey songs:
  1. Michael Buble - Everything
  2. Jim Brickman & Wayne Brady - Beautiful As You
  3. Backstreet Boys - No One Else Comes Close
  4. Michael Buble - You And I
  5. Jim Brickman & Martina McBride - Valentine
  6. NSYNC - Something Like You
  7. Colbie Caillat - You Got Me
  8. Corinne Bailey Rae - Breathless
  9. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  10. Ryan Cabrera - True

Country love:
  1. Brad Paisley - Then
  2. Zac Brown Band - Whatever It Is
  3. Billy Currington - Must Be Doin’ Something Right
  4. Shania Twain - You’ve Got a Way
  5. Taylor Swift - Enchanted
  6. Shania Twain - From This Moment On
  7. Josh Turner - Your Man
  8. Sugarland - All I Want To Do
  9. Lady Antebellum - Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
  10. Keith Urban - Kiss A Girl

And the songs I'm more likely to listen to today:

Weepy songs:
  1. Expose - I’ll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me
  2. Britney Spears - From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart
  3. Backstreet Boys - Back To Your Heart
  4. Colbie Caillat - Breakin’ At The Cracks
  5. Kelly Clarkson - Cry
  6. Josie and the Pussycats - You Don’t See Me
  7. Brian McKnight - One Last Cry
  8. Maroon 5 - Better That We Break
  9. Katharine McPhee - Better Off Alone
  10. Tamia - Officially Missing You
Country songs that pull at my heartstrings:
  1. Sugarland - Wishing
  2. Taylor Swift - Last Kiss
  3. Keith Urban - Tonight I Wanna Cry
  4. Taylor Swift - Breathe
  5. Sugarland - Stay
  6. Carrie Underwood - I Know You Won’t
  7. Rascal Flatts - I’m Movin’ On
  8. Sunny Sweeney - From A Table Away
  9. Lady Antebellum - All We’d Ever Need
  10. Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest
Happy Valentine's!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Long overdue post to go with a long overdue graduation gift for Alane. Well, not that long overdue, I showed it to her before we left Davis, just finally had the chance to give it to her. I had this written before Christmastime... but I totally forgot to post after I gave it to her.

Like Cat, I also made Alane a slideshow of the past sixteen years we've known each other.

So here's how we met from my point of view.

When we were in the first grade back at Collins, there was a bee hive on our field. I crossed this field everyday to get to school.

One day, as I was crossing the field, a bunch of bees swarmed around me.

I was so scared. I ran across the field, with my arms flailing around my head trying to get rid of the bees.

I got to my classroom crying. My teacher, Mrs. Hirtle, asked me what happened, and I told her I had been stung by bees. She said they were probably yellow jackets, to which I responded with, "but I'm not wearing a yellow jacket." Silly me. She sends me to the office where I ended up sitting next to girl who was also stung by bees.

I remembered Alane and her mom tried to console me, because I was crying. I didn't stop crying for awhile though. I also remembered I was wearing a pink jacket, purple corduroy pants and carried a seafoamy green Aladdin backpack. I could be combining memories, but I'm pretty sure this was what happened.

Love you, Alawnikins.