Mother’s Day Getaway~ 2

Day 1 (cont.)


April’s idea of a lovely Mother’s Day treat was for all the ladies in the family to head on over to The Clique in Lindon, to get a pedicure–all at the same time! Now I’ve never had a pedicure before in all my life and I have to say–it was positively heavenly!

First they soaked our feet in these little warm jacuzzi foot baths. Some of us ancient folk had to have double time in this phase. Ok, so these old feet haven’t been baby soft in a long time–so between you and me, I didn’t mind the extra time and attention. It felt fabulous!

I always thought that I’d be mortified to have a foot massager give me a foot massage or rub warm lotion on my legs and feet, or that I’d be too embarrassed to just sit there and let someone else do the work of making my feet…actually pretty. But the ladies at The Clique were just adorable–they helped us all feel relaxed and comfortable–so comfortable in fact, that I nearly fell asleep at one point. And oh, how good it felt to just sit back and let it all happen.

After nearly an hour of pure pampering, there was only one thing left to do…

–choose the perfect color! And choose we did–each matching our…um….unique personalities. Then, some of the girls found the perfect boots to go with those fancy new feet. But we’ll be wearing sandals for a while yet. I mean, honestly, no way we’re hiding these pretty little pinkies.  :}

If you haven’t had a pedicure before–do it, do it! Your toes will thank you. And if you’re in the neighborhood–check out The Clique. Sincerely, our feet never felt so good!

Thanks, April~we love you.

Clockwise from the top we have mine, then April’s, then Lyndi’s, then Emily’s and Kortney. Jillian’s weren’t quite finished when we got the picture. But she chose a beautiful pink with silver glitter.

Up To My Neck…

in this…


and all this.

Not to mention this…

and this…

and lots of this.

All because of this.

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Only two more days till the Breaking Dawn Premier! Wooohooo! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the very last ticket in our theater!

See you there!


Happy Birthday Mom…

I miss you.

Harry Potter Frenzy

Thought you might fancy a glimpse of what’s going on at our place. We’re running around all crazy-like getting everything ready for our Harry Potter Movie Premier Party that happens next week. Here we have a sleeve from Mrs. Weasley’s sweater…that’s coming right along…thank you. Must. Crochet. Faster.

Collecting giveaway prizes has it’s perks–for sure. Here’s a pretty little necklace that one of our sponsors gave to me.

How would YOU  like to crochet 200 teeny tiny Hogwarts House Color rings? That’s just what another of our sponsors did. They are lovely, but I can’t imagine sewing anything that I can barely see. Amazing.

Lyndi found the Gryffindor shred for the gift bags…

and just in time too, cause the prizes just keep on coming…

and coming…

and coming.

But we don’t mind one little bit. I mean, really…

who doesn’t like getting packages in the mail–

from some very good friends?

Only one week left!!

New Year’s Past

When my children were little one thing that was always a part of Christmas and New Year’s was the “cracker.” Not a cracker-cracker, like you’d eat with cheese, but a cracker like the paper ones you’d break open with a “crack” and find small prizes inside. One of the trinkets that was always a charming part of the cracker was a paper crown. They were quite fragile–being made out of tissue paper and all, but the kids loved them. Best part about them was that it was a fun tradition that they came to expect and love.

So, years later, when they were grown–we got really brave and decide not only to make our own crowns, but to hand make the crackers as well. We had a blast finding just the right loot to fill the crackers with for each family member.

And it was even more fun to force all the grown-ups to wear the crowns! HA!

If you’d like to make your own crackers or crowns–it’s so easy and there’s still time.

Click HERE for crowns

and HERE for crackers.

I hope you’ll come back and show us how they turn out!