Texas State Fair

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Last Saturday Hubby and I took a day trip up to Dallas. We had In-N-Out for lunch and spent the afternoon at the Texas State Fair. That saying that everything is bigger in Texas - well it is definitely true when it comes to state fairs. Think of every carnival ride you have ever seen and then multiply that times ten. We ended up seeing less than half of the park - it is that big. Oh, the fried food. Pretty much anything you can imagine was there and deep fried. I'm talking about fried biscuits and gravy, fried cake balls, fried beer, fried pineapple upside down cake, fried bubblegum, fried brownies, and the list goes on and on. We ended up only getting a funnel cake at the fair since we were so full from In-N-Out earlier. So next time we go I would like to sample a little more of the fried goodness the fair has to offer. Here are some pics from our awesome weekend.

We watched Jump! Ultimate Dog show and saw some dock dogs, frisbee catchers, and rat terrier races. Lets just ignore the blurriness in this picture :)

This little guy can walk on his two front feet.

Cirque Shanghai was definitely my favorite show. 

These acrobats were amazing.

That is a woman in ballet shoes on point on the top of that man's head. Crazy!

I just had to take a picture of this. I would hate to carry that gorilla around all day.

Apparently this is the largest ferris wheel in North America.

Dallas as viewed from the ferris wheel.

We finished our night with some funnel cake covered with strawberries and whipped cream.

I would highly recommend going (preferably not on a Saturday) and seeing everything there. Like I said, we only saw half of the park and I hear there were some pretty cool exhibits that we missed.

Happy Anniversary

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hubby and I have been a couple for 4 years now (married for almost 1.5 of those years!) I can't believe how fast the time has gone - it seems like yesterday that I was nervously walking off a plane in California to meet his parents for the first time.

So in honor of our dating anniversary I thought I would post some pictures of us through the years. (With dates, so I will be able to remember them when I am old and forgetful.)

Spring Break 2008 - Meeting his parents for the first time.

Barn Dance 2008

Fall Berry Wreath - DIY

Thursday, October 13, 2011

We needed a fall wreath for our door. A couple weeks ago I found some berry stems from Michaels that I bought to put in a vase inside. They make me happy so I decided they would be perfect to make a wreath out of.

I bought 9 more berry stems ($1 each), some 18 gauge wire wrapped in paper ($1.99), and some orange ribbon ($1) to make this project. If you have an old wreath that you could repurpose, use that - I didn't so I got the wire to make the frame for the wreath.

Mud Wrestling

Saturday, October 8, 2011

It actually rained today! This resulted in some mud outside of our apartment - where Phoebe plays every night with some other dogs from the complex. Today they decided to wrestle*.

*By wrestle I mean Phoebe instantly rolling over on her back into a submissive position while the other dogs play with her.

So combine the wrestling with the mud and this is what Hubby carried inside.

I made a skirt !

Friday, October 7, 2011

My Grandma will be so proud of me! I had bought some jersey knit fabric awhile ago with plans to make a dress. After thinking about it I decided a skirt was the way to go... much easier more versatile.

This project needed to be simple which means no elastic or zippers. I found this tutorial from iCandy handmade. It was so easy to follow! Although I must have had extra stretchy fabric because I followed the directions exactly but in the end I had to cut off an extra 6 inches from the waist.

I had Hubby take some pictures of me and my creation. We had lots of fun being silly.

DIY Sparkly Pumpkins - Tutorial

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We really needed some fall decorations around these parts. Since we were in school last year we really didn't decorate our old apartment... at all.

For our new home I wanted some glamorous pumpkins. Can pumpkins be glamourous?  I don't see why not. I saw a white pumpkin at TJ Maxx awhile ago that was covered in glass beads and sparkles. I loved it but I didn't want to spend $20 on a fake pumpkin.

So I waited and looked around for some plain white (fake) pumpkins. Hobby Lobby was a big disappointment when it came to plain pumpkins so I headed over to Michael's. I found a plain white pumpkin, 50% off, for $4. Not bad. A little glue and epsom salt later - this is what I ended up with.

So you want to make one? Here is what you will need.

Super Easy Canvas Art

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

We needed some artwork for over our bed - artwork that wouldn't cost very much. What is a girl to do? Go to Hobby Lobby of course! I picked up three square canvases along with some green paint. Here is the finished result:

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