Saturday, May 31, 2008

My First Advertisement!

The other day on the Etsy forums a kind lady (I don't even know her name!) posted that she as giving away some free ad space on her blog. I responded and she gave it to me! Here is the link to her blog. My ad is on the left side. Cool, huh?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Summer is Here!

This weekend is pretty low-key at the Nelson house. We had a BBQ on Friday with around 11 people. It was a round-the-world theme so I made Hawaiin and Thai Kabobs and Jeremy grilled them. Yum! I totally forgot to take pictures of the night, but if anyone wants the recipes just let me know!

I have been on flickr all afternoon finding fun summer photos. These are couple that I came up with. Don't they remind you of summer?

1. Beach Ball in Pool, 2. Green Leaf, 3. honolulu lulu, 4. "Somewhere Under The Rainbow", 5. bug or bird?, 6. Sunflower, 7. Beach Cruiser, 8. every moment has its special charm, 9. Almost ready to eat. Yummy!!, 10. Olympus 35RD, 11. 1910 - 2007, 12. Global, 13. Better late than never..., 14. beach time, 15. Imagine the Wright sisters, 16. Grilled & Loaded, 17. "It's Not A Picnic Without Food!" :p, 18. insalata caprese, 19. Ice Cream Dressed in Red, 20. one cherry, 21. pop!-py, 22. big bang in pink, 23. Wheat, 24. Cleared for Landing, 25. Smile!, 26. Real Joy, 27. Seashells, 28. Happy Girls Under a Rainbow, 29. leftover drops, 30. endless summer, 31. Running ahead of oneself, 32. When it all blows over, 33. Bliss, 34. The closed window, 35. When I'm sleeping, I slow down my breathing...Living in dreams, dreams that come true...thinking of the color blue... ZZZzzzzzz..., 36. i can taste summer! a.k.a. childhood summer! a.k.a. childhood reminiscence! a.k.a. those were the good times!
I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the long weekend!
ps, if anyone knows why my toilet keeps overflowing, let me know. It is a major bummer to deal with this weekend!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Eating Hot Dogs

This is a fun picture that Melissa took of Noah and me eating hot dogs at Lena's birthday party. That's all I have for tonight!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Busy Weekend

Here it is, yet another post on the weekend recap!

Friday night we went furniture shopping. We have been looking for the perfect bed ever since we have been married (7 years this August) and we still haven't found it. There is a bed at the Pottery Barn that I have loved for years, but it is just too expensive and I can't pull the plug on paying that much. We didn't find one on Friday night either. The search continues. After shopping we met Melissa, Sara, Eric and Lena at Turtle's for supper.

Saturday Esther and I got up early and went to garage sales. I dropped Esther off at about 11:00 and I kept going until about 1:00. I found some pretty good stuff: scrapbooking wire paper stands, (actually found on Friday...$2.00 each!!) salad spinner, old reading books with great pictures (I might use the pictures for cards), lots of kids clothes for Esther, and much more.

Saturday night we hung out with Karin and Trevor. We went to Iron Man in Eden Prairie and then we went out to eat at Pei Wei. After that we came back to our house and Karin and I made these crazy chipboard buttons out of her scraps. Jeremy and Trevor watched a movie and made us apple strudel pie (from a box). It was good!

Sunday was Jeremy's cousin Andy's confirmation in Cannon Falls. It was fun to hang out with the whole family! Those Brages always have so much fun together. There is always a lot of laughing.

Tessa and I got over to the old Brage Farm and took lots of pictures. I'll leave you with a couple right now. I am going to be editing and posting them on flikr, but I'll post a couple here too.

This last photo was taken by Matt . We found this old Toboggan in one of the sheds and we thought it would make a fun prop for a Christmas card photo. I don't think we'll use it...the shorts don't really say, "Merry Christmas!"

I hope everyone has a good week!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Revelation

This revelation comes via my mother-in-law Kristi. This is the email (forward?) that she sent out yesterday:

I've been using aluminum foil for more years than I care to remember. Great stuff, but sometimes it can be a pain. You know, like when you are in the middle of doing something and you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time.

Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said, "Press here to lock end". Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can't count the number of times the Saran warp roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up.

I'm sharing this with my friends that did not know this. If you all ready know this, delete this message and don't e-mail me and make me feel dumber than I already feel. If you didn't know this, e-mail me and let me know so I won't feel so dumb.

I hope I'm not the only person that didn't know about this.

Kristi sent this out to MANY people and it has been fun to see the responses from all the ladies. I never knew that these wonderful tabs existed, so I decided to take some photos to commemorate this occasion!

As the email pointed out, even the generic foil has the tabs. They are a little harder to push in than the "Glad Wrap" name brand, but they still work!

As Cathy found out, the wax paper and the parchment paper do NOT have these tabs. I think we need to write to the companies!

Anyway, as most of you can tell it has been a boring week in blogland. I hope someone found this post helpful...or just amusing.

I'll have more projects to post soon!! I just need to get some stuff photographed and then I will put them in the store.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Yard Sales, New Projects

I had a meeting at work on Wednesday, so I wasn't able to take the day off. Instead I took today off and I was able to do some yard sales this morning. I really didn't find very many things, but it was fun to be out. One thing that I did get was a set of glasses like these. Jeremy always comments on glasses like these whenever we see them at antique stores and I was really excited when I saw a whole set for only 50 cents! I also got some cute kids clothes for Esther. It was nice to be out and get some sunshine and fresh air. I'm so glad that spring is here!

I finished some new projects. I have posted most of them on etsy. I hope to get some more stuff done soon! Here is what I have so far...

I hope everyone has a good weekend! Leave me a comment on what you are doing! I love getting comments and hearing what you are doing.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Weekend Recap

It seems like on Monday I always do a weekend recap, so here it goes...

Friday night Jeremy and I took it easy. Got Zuppas and came home. I actually fell asleep on the couch for about two hours and then wasn't able to go to sleep until around midnight!

Saturday I got up pretty early and got some housework done, went to the post office to mail an Etsy order and then got ready for Tony and Nadine's wedding. The wedding was great, very touching.

Sunday we went to church and it was the last week for Sunday School. We will miss the kids, but it will be nice to have a break too. It was confirmation Sunday. Jeremy says that he loves Confirmation Sunday because we get to hear the kids talk about how much they love Jesus. I have to agree that it is pretty touching to see them get up in front of everyone and profess their love for Christ in front of the whole congregation.

After church Melissa, Tiffany and I went to the craft show in Uptown. It was a lot of fun and cool to see so many people selling their stuff. After that we went to eat at Loco Taco or Taco Loco or something like that...I can't remember. It was good, but I guess not memorable.

Sunday night we celebrated Lena's 2nd birthday. It was pretty low-key. Sara and Eric had a BBQ and Sara made an awesome chcolate cake.

I think that pretty much wraps up the weekend. I just wanted to get it on the blog because I also use the blog as a little bit of a journal. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!