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11 August 2008 @ 10:14 am
Today Leah and I are celebrating my birthday. She's coming over at 5 and I think we'll get some dinner at Panda Express and then go see the new Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie and she'll spend the night. I can't believe that I've had such a great best friend for so long!

Yesterday David and I woke up early and went to early Mass. We also went out to breakfast and to Target. We're both starting to get really sad about being so far apart ...I think I even saw a tear yesterday. It was so nice though yesterday he came over after he got off work (at like 10:30) ...he's really trying hard to see me every chance he gets ...I love it!

I was invited to hang out with Laura and "the girls" to have a girls night downtown on Saturday and I'm SO glad I was babysitting! I found out one of "the girls" was Kendra! That would've been SO awkward.

I'm really disappointed because I totally re-did my etsy shop and nobody has bought anything! It's just a bummer because each listing costs me $.20. I think I'm going to make more owls (like the one in my last post) but different colors and fabrics.

Since David has to work on my birthday we're celebrating on Wednesday and on Friday (my birthday) I'm going to church and breakfast with David and my family and then I'll probably go see Mama Mia with my mom and her friend Alison and go to dinner with my family. Saturday is my going away party with my family and then I move in next Thursday. It's all happening so fast!
Current Music: Sarah McLachlan
10 August 2008 @ 10:18 pm
Making stuffed owls!! lol...

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OH and I also have put up a bunch of new earrings on etsy.com ... craftykatie.etsy.com is the link if you're interested
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: "Hear Me" - Kelly Clarkson
08 August 2008 @ 03:04 pm
I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces I have done in my graphic art class over the last two years =)

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Current Mood: hothot
Current Music: "Take My Hand" - Shawn McDonald
07 August 2008 @ 07:01 pm
David just got a full time job at Walmart a few days ago.  The only days he has off are Tuesday and Wednesday but he has classes all day on Tuesdays.  This sucks!  He has to work on my birthday and every Saturday (which was when he was going to come see me).  He can come up on Tuesday nights and spend the night and we can hang out on Wednesday after my classes but it still makes me sad.  He probably won't be able to come up very much either because Wednesdays are when he's supposed to be doing homework.  This is just so hard, I've gotten so used to being connected at the hip with this boy and now he's suddenly being torn away.  I already can't take this.  I want him to be there to hug me after a bad day or kiss me and hold me when we watch movies.  I love David with all my heart though and I know we'll make it through ...it just won't be easy.

Current Mood: depresseddepressed
01 July 2008 @ 09:15 pm

=)  I'm so happy David is back from camping!  I missed him a lot.

I was pretty dang social when he was gone though:

Friday I went out to lunch and met Jenna.  I had so much fun...I didn't know what to think about it going in, but she's a great girl!  She's going to be living in the same dorm complex as me (5 stories up) and she's majoring in Elementary Education too.  She's so nice and I'm really glad to know someone going up there who doesn't just party all the time.  Both of our boyfriends will be staying in Denver too, so that's good we'll have that in common (and maybe our boys can carpool up to Greeley).

Saturday I went shopping with Leah.  We had a lot of fun going to craft stores and the mall.  I bought like 4 pairs of pants and a shirt (the pants were only like $8-$15 a piece!) and I bought a ton of crap at the craft store =)  I love JoAnn ...it's my favorite store ever!  I could seriously spend hours in there!

Sunday I went to church with Leah in the morning.  I didn't realize how ackward going to a Catholic church would be for a non-Catholic.  I hope it didn't scare her too much though.  After I got home from church I called Julianna and we went to Morrison for lunch at Tony Riggatoni's (totally yummy!) and we walked around and shopped for a while.  It was so nice to catch up with her!  We came over to my house and watched LotR and ate sorbet and I felt like I was in 8th grade again ...it was wonderful!

David came home yesterday and I was so happy to see him!  I gave him his present (pictured below) and he loved it =)


Crafty stuff:

I finished my first sewing project and it was an epic fail!  here's the dress I made:

David's project took me about 3.5 hours but it was totally worth it!  I think I actually pulled this one off!  ...it's a Chinese takeout box with lo mein =)

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz
26 June 2008 @ 10:51 pm
Today I had another babysitting job from hell.  I did recieve $70 ($14 an hour!) so I guess it was ok.  I am beat though, those kids wear me out!  I don't think I'll be accepting any more jobs from them again.

Today David left for his trip but I'm surprisingly less sad than I thought I would be.  This is good ...if it stays this way college will  be wayyy easier!!  I've dedicated my weekend to making David a present for when he gets back ...I will post pics =)

Tomorrow I'm going to meet my cousin Kevin's friend Jenna.  I'm going out to lunch with her tomorrow along with our mom's and my aunt.  It should be fun ...we're meeting because we're both going to UNC and I think we're even staying in the same dorm complex.  

Saturday should be lots of fun!  I'm going craft store shopping with Leah to get supplies for David's present and she needs to get some stuff to decorate her room with.  We might go get lunch or dinner and hang out pretty much all day.  I'm glad she dropped Daria ...she was too clingy and a huge liar.  I have my best friend back and I'm so happy.  We can talk about anything and everything and it's not weird.

I need to work on my other friend, Julianna ...Julianna and I used to be so close but we really drifted after David and I started dating.  I plan on asking her to ride our bikes to Morrison and go out to dinner maybe Sunday night (if I'm not babysitting).  

I should go to bed ...even though doing some more shopping on etsy.com sounds much more fun!
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: "Cowboy Take Me Away" - Dixie Chicks
25 June 2008 @ 04:43 pm
 Softies are fun!

I have decided to make the paper doll dress softie today.  I went to Michael's yesterday to get supplies and discovered that they have a very poor selection of felt there and I also do not have a sewing machine so that is why I'm making this simple project.  It's very cute though, so I'm excited!  If you are at all interested, here is the book I am using for this project.  It's absolutely fabulous!  http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=3153&cat=244  

I don't have rickrack yet or tiny pretty beads but I'm making do with what I have.

I was going to post pictures but my sister has taken my camera to camp and my parents are out with the other camera.  Pictures will be up soon!


Personal Life stuff:

David (my boyfriend of 18 months) is leaving to go camping until Tuesday.  This shouldn't bother me but I'm going to miss him terribly.  I was invited by his family to come along (I did last year) but I turned the offer down because right now is my "time of the month" so I decided 5 days without a shower would be hell.  His family won't let him come see me today either which is disappointing but I guess he has to get ready.

Today I had the babysitting job from hell.  Oh man, I don't think any job has been more difficult than tonight!  There was one family with two girls (one was 3, the other 6) and her sister's family (the boy was 1 and a half, the girl 5) and the parents were still in the house because they were having a wine tasting.  The 5 year old girl wouldn't listen to me, kept fighting with the 3 year old girl, and kept crying about everything.  The six year old kept throwing fits, going to talk to her mom in the other room, and would not stop whining.  The other two were fine.  I just felt so bad because their parents were in the other room and I wanted it to be as relaxing for them as possible.  And you know the worst part?  I'm babysitting all those kids again tomorrow!

I'm rethinking my major.  I don't think Elementary Education is the right choice for me.  I love kids to death but I have been running into so many bratty kids lately that it's becoming the last think I want to do.  I don't know.  I'm thinking about jobs that I can be creative in or deal with creativity like becoming a wedding planner, a graphic designer, or an interior designer.  I change my mind all the time but that's what it is currently.  

I think I would be great at being a wedding planner because I thrive on stress, I'm very organized and I'm detail oriented.  I also LOVE weddings and everything in them (flowers, dresses, invitations, food) so I think it would be a good job for me.  Graphic designer is a given if you know me ...I've taken graphic arts for three years, I got an award at my school for being one of the 3 top art students, and I got one of my pieces in the Jeffco Art Show.  It would seem that graphic design is my calling, and everyone tells me that, however I just don't want to sit at a computer all day, I want to get up and interact with people and make a difference.  I have no clue if I would be good at interior design, but I love to watch design shows and I'm a good artist, great with colors, and fairly good at being creative too.  

I'm stressing out about all of this now though because I'm going to be going to the University of Northern Colorado next fall for Elementary Education.  I know I have two years to figure out what I want to do but if I want to go to art school or Arapaho Community College with Leah (she's doing interior design there) I'll have just wasted a ton of money.  You don't even need an education to become a wedding planner (if I was going to do that though I'd major in business).  Maybe I'll just major in business and worry about the art aspect later.  I don't know, we'll see.

Well I think I'm going to go call a friend and gossip about LOST because I still have not discussed that season finale with her yet.  Peace!

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