Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

California Weekend! (Part 3)

I have never in my life seen a phenomenon quite like this before.

California Weekend! (Part 2)

We were just lucky enough to be in California when my cousin and his wife we able to be sealed to their second child.  It worked out really nice.  I had never been to a baby sealing, which is wierd because my sister and her husband and my brother and sister-in-law have both been sealed to adopted children.  This is the downside of living far away.

Monday, September 20, 2010

California Weekend! (Part 1)

For Labor Day, we decided to take a trip back to California. Disneyland was so great last time, but we wanted more time at the beach and with family.  Being that it's only a 5 1/2 hour drive makes it so easy.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I Spy Quilt Swap

My cousin, Connie, has a wonderful crafting blog.  She's doing an I Spy Swap that I, myself will be participating in.  I saw her completed quilt up close and it is beautiful how all the different fabrics come together to make something unique and fun.  It's great for kids and Christmas is coming around the corner.  Here's a bit of her post...

First a little note about I-Spy fabrics and what you can do with them. I-Spy fabrics are generally novelty prints which are then fussy-cut. You can use the squares of fabric for so many things! Look at Care's great ideas here and here. I used the squares from the swap to duplicate this beautiful quilt from Susan at Crafterhours. I am more than thrilled with the result. We have played I-Spy with our quilt and have used it to curl up on the couch with. I am so happy with the result. Here it is!

Click here to see Connie's blog!
If you want to join the swap, better hurry fast while the spots are open.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I have had a lot of success with my Pleasant Sunday blog, however, I have had a difficult time keeping up with A Pleasant Sunday because I also have Cookie Nut Creations, this blog, and then throw that in with family responsibilities, church callings, and daily life.  So, I have decided to merge A  Pleasant Sunday and Cookie Nut Creations.  Simplify.

I am really excited to do this because my sister, Camie, will be team blogging with me.  Several of the ideas I shared on this blog were hers.  She's very talented and has a real knack for creating on a budget.  I am sad to do this because I will miss having a blog dedicated to just teaching our children the gospel, but this will just be a lot easier and a lot more fun.  Come check it out!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


If you saw the title of this post and thought that I was finally committed to an institution, you are wrong.  I'm sure that Gavin considers that everyday, but this post is about a different commitment.