Monday, January 28, 2013

Crafternoon #4: Glove Bear

I made some friends invite me over this weekend for a crafternoon. I had high hopes for this seemingly simple craft I saw on Pinterest: the glove bear. I have a ton of cute gloves, and I thought it would be fun to whip one up at my friend's house, and of course, everyone there would think I was so cute with my cute glove bear. 

It looks like some kind of hybrid of a dinosaur and a sunburned human. Yuck. Creepy.

Original glove bear via Little Bit Funky, buried somewhere in the archives I suspect, since I never did find an actual tutorial. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Paint Chip Projects

No, I didn't make any paint chip projects.

Not this:

via Maple and Magnolia via Pinterest
Or this:
via The Crafty Scientist via Pinterest

Or this:
via Papery and Cakery via Pinterest

I should mention that it's wasting the paint companies' money. Crafters all over the world are saving a fortune!

But some of the projects ARE really cute...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Family Reunion #2

Catching up on last summer again.

We traveled to Idaho in July for the Bean family reunion up past Sun Valley. Wow, that part of Idaho is BEAUTIFUL!

We didn't take as many pictures on this trip, but we had a great time with the Beans! (All 70 of them!)

Andrew and Jason took everyone river rafting. It was so fun to see Andrew in his element! He's a great guide. And no one will forget the time he called it when Jason fell off his raft, leaving his passengers floating away without their guide!

Jill taught me how to knit, starting one of my new crafting obsessions.

Jason also took Andrew paragliding. I was crowned the best wife in the world for letting him attempt such a daring feat with such a daring cousin! But all was well and they had a great time.

There was a fun homemade water slide at the ranch, and everyone had fun going down that (except poor McKenna, whose teeth got rattled when they slammed into her brother's head!)

Jamie and baby Avery. So fun to spend time with them before they moved to the Northeast!

And we got to spend a lot of time with cousin Stephanie, visiting from Switzerland! She was so fun.

Thanks again Grandma and Grandpa for such a fun family vacation!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Will Work for . . . Free!

It's a weird thing.

But we have good news:

Andrew got his first externship! For the first half of the summer, he will be working for a federal district court judge in Dallas. We are so thrilled, and we count our blessings every day!

He's still looking for an externship for the second half of the summer, so if you want Andrew in your city, send us some contacts to pester.