Monday, June 29, 2009

UAF (continued)

No real pictures from this trip, but it was a blast none the less.

Mom, dad, me and Nik took the journey down town for the Utah Arts Festival on Saturday. It was so much fun!! I love going to this every year, and I could totally go every day and just keep looking at all the fun stuff. I would probably talk myself out of a lot of money if I did though, so I limit it to one visit a year. I always want to buy something. And I feel a little jipped if I don't come away with a souvenir, so, thank you to the kids Art Garden where we made free 'birds on a steeek' so I could feel like I got something. Nik even made me a pipe cleaner butterfly that I love. It is in my purse.

Dad bought this great air brushed picture set of the famous jazz musician Miles Davis. He loves Miles. The artist was amazing. If you are familiar with masking (using a barrier like a stencil to make clean edges), he made 3 or 4 color pictures of celebrities using spray paint. We spent the longest time looking at those. I would have loved to have at least 3 of them. Nik found Frank Sinatra with the Rat Pack, Dave Matthews, and Bruce Lee. They were really amazing.

I saw lots of stained glass too. I always look at that stuff and think "I could totally do that if I had the space!!" And I could! But right now, space is not the only problem. I have been offered the use of several spaces if I wanted too, but with working full time, and feeling like crap half the time, it just isn't working out. I need to come up with a project I am passionate about, something that will seem worth it to get off the couch and do, even if I am not feeling my best. That would be great.

Has anyone else been to the Festival?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Utah Arts Festival

I have a few pictures from the Relay for Life last night, but I have not downloaded them, so it will be a little while still before I get to that post. But I will say a big THANK YOU to Vivian and family, and Mya and Abigail for coming out to support me. It was really great to have friends there.

This is really just a short post to tell everyone how excited I am to be going to the Utah Arts Festival today. Next to the State Fair, it is my favorite part about summer. I never have enough money to buy any of the stuff I really want, but it is so much fun to go and look. You know, being an artist and all ;) Tonight is also the Taylorsville Dayzz Parade and fireworks. The parade is going on as we speak, about 2 blocks away from where I am at work, and it is killing me!! But the best part is by far the fireworks, and I will for sure be there tonight at 10pm. Anyone in the area is more than welcome to join me and my family there. In fact, I encourage it! We will have glow sticks too.

**edited to add: Mom bought me a pretty princess crown at the parade!! It's like I was there!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farewell Farrah

Farrah Fawcett died today at the age of 62 after battling cancer. I will admit that she was before my time, but I feel bad for the next generation that will not know about her famous hair-do.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Car Woes

We have been in the market for a new car for little while now. Not really searching, but keeping an eye out for a good deal. Several weeks ago I found a 2006 Suzuki Forenza on KSL for $6250. That was a really good price compared to the almost $8000 others were asking for the same year. Nik loved the color, and I love my current Suzuki, so I was down too. After looking at it for weeks we finally decided to take it for a test drive yesterday.

It was great. It looked spectacular, drove perfectly, and all the electronic stuff worked. We were sold! We had the papers drawn up and decided that Nik could meet me at work the next day (today) and we could do the loan and get the car on Monday. When we did the loan we found out that the price it was asking would put us at 100% loan-to-value (meaning that if we got in a car accident we could possibly owe more than the car is worth, so we would still have to pay for it). That didn't sit well with me. We talked it over and Nik is going to try and get him to go lower. We don't have high hopes since it is a dealership (a small one, but one nonetheless).

If he can even go down like, $500, it would be worth it. We want to add the remainder of the Mustang loan to this one as well, and we don't qualify for that with the price as is.

Cross your fingers!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One of the amazing craft blogs I read, Homemade By Jill, is doing one of the coolest giveaways in history! Well, its pretty cool anyway. This company, the Original Scrapbox, has some of the coolest scrap book supplies I have seen anywhere. They specialize in making the most of your space and keeping everything organized. The give away is for the EZ View Desktop (pictured above) and I can think of so many more ways to use it than just scrap booking, I have to have it! If you are interested in entering the give away as well, head on over to Homemade By Jill and check out how to do it.

Monday, June 15, 2009

You weren't forgotten

If you did not receive an invitation, don't despair! You are still invited to my lia sophia party on Thursday June 18th (this Thursday) at 7:00pm at my moms house! If you can't make the party, but still want to see all the cool stuff, please go to the web site, here, and look around. I think it is beautiful stuff. I would love to see everyone there, and bring a friend if you want. Even if you don't plan to get anything, I love friends!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Here we are again!

It is officially Burn Notice season again! Technically it started last Thursday, but I was not on the ball, so here it is now.

I just can't get over this show! So great! I love Jeffrey Donavan so much. I had a dream last week after watching the season premier that Nik was a mix of Michael Westen and James Bond (the good Daniel Craig one). It was an interesting dream. Nik is my hero.

We have a sorta-tradition of watching this show with Lou and Ten and family. I hope we can work it out to do it every week. (Oh, and just so you know, it is on Hulu, so you don't have to come over to watch it if you don't want to. I won't hold it against you.)

Friday, June 05, 2009

Yard Sales!!!

Ok, I am going yard saleing tomorrow, and I am looking for a companion. There are some HUGE ones that I want to hit, and then just what ever is in between them. I won't be leaving super early, maybe like 9:30am. Let me know if you want to come with!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Shoot me

I currently have this song stuck in my head.