Monday, August 30, 2010

Learn to Knit

The best two years

Celebration of the best two years of our life at Magleby's....
Do I really look as tired as I am? yes...2 days until baby buttons comes...ready to no be pregnant:)

Brennan's first game

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Creativity

Took this quiz and think it is probably the most accurate way I've been described...

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Nursery

I know you all can't wait for these pictures so without further ado...
here are some of the pictures I used for inspiration for the nursery


and here is my result:
I could do a cost by cost analysis to show you exactly how much I spent on every item...I just love the color pallet of pink and yellow and how it all turned out. Since I made almost everything, I was able to get an exact look and match on almost everything. There were a couple splurges however:
Duvet Cover and Shams: $30 (made using yellow flat sheets from Walmart)
Pink pillows on bed: $1 (made using gingham fabric from Walmart and some pillow forms I already had. the bows are extra pink ties I made for the basket liners from pink fabric from Walmart.
Total to make all 10 ties for baskets and pillows: $3 (fabric from walmart)
10 white Basket liners: $3 (made using a twin flat sheet from walmart. the other baskets and liners are in the bathroom and closet since you can only see 3 here)
10 black baskets: $10 from the dollar store (only used 3 in bedroom)
Boppy Pillow: gift
Curtains: $9 clearance from Walmart (tie backs are some scrap ribbon)
Baby quilt on pack and play: gift
Pack and play, dresser, and bed: on loan from in-laws while we live here:)
Glider and ottoman: $20 off KSL and $12 for fabric to recushion
Glider pillowcase: $4 (cost of fabric, sequins and embroidery thread)
Pillow for glider: $3 travel pillow from walmart
Embroidery Hoops and Fabric for art: $12 from Hobby Lobby
"E"s: $2.29 plus cost of spray paint I used on lamp also
Lamp base: free
Lamp shade and halo kit: $6.75
Changing Pad: gift from Babies R US
Changing Pad cover: gift from Target
Daisy hooks: free plus $0.25 for paper to decopage
Liberty of London picture frame: $2.50
Storage bins and stereo: used from college days

Let's see, that makes the grand total: $137.79 approximately!!!
phew. I am quite proud of my handiwork and would love any of your comments. I have spent many hours on this room because I wanted a look I could take with us to our own house when we move next summer.


Other news is that we took some maternity photos this week (36) and as soon as I get some I will post...thanks to my friend Patrea:)

Also, I'm on limited physical activity (aka at home bedrest) for the rest of my pregnancy--what do I do? I can only read and watch TV so much!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

$3 and a glue gun

It sure is amazing what three dollars well spent at DI can do for you:
bows not included:) I bought an old canvas at DI and wrapped some scrap fabric and ribbon around it, securing it to the back with my trusty glue gun and voila. bow board for $3 and less than 15 minutes of work. I love it

Monday, August 2, 2010

I love to see the temple

Utah Baby Shower

Man I love my family! My sister and aunts threw a FABULOUS baby shower last Thursday.
Thanks to all those who came!! I loved seeing everyone and missed those who couldn't!!!
Can't wait for baby buttons to join us:)

Rasmussen Family Reunion

Last week was a huge Rasmussen family reunion. Just for a quick rundown of those who don't know what going to a big family reunion is like: 4 generations of pure madness.

1 generation: 2 (grandmother and granddad who passed away)
2 generation: 12 (6 kids and their spouses)
3 generation: 38 (plus 21 more of their spouses)
4 generation: 56 (and 5 more on the way)
Total: 108 Rasmussens
Total who attended the reunion: 124

I would say that's a big group. We all met up at this beautiful location


While some people did this
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I watched. 
Tyler golfed.
We ate...and ate...and here's the only pics snapped of me
attractive no? haha.