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I’ve been putting off blogging because I’ve been wanting to recap the Altitude Design Summit, which I attended three weeks ago out in Salt Lake City. Yes, I’ve been putting off blogging about a blogging conference. I haven‘t really known where to start, but I finally broke down my ideas into two (maybe 3) posts. I’ll hopefully have them up before I head to Vegas this weekend for Abby’s bachelorette party.
In the meantime, here are a few things I missed mentioning in the past few weeks…
- MK and I are all caught-up on Vampire Diaries. I know, you were on the edge of your seat, right? It’s so flippin’ good. In other TV news: Pretty Little Liars has gotten DULL but Revenge is still good. The Bachelor is consistently entertaining (I loved last week when all the girls kept using “prude” as an adjective).
- Each month this year I’m making a handmade gift for Michael. Pictured above are January’s and February’s. The idea for the tiger head plaque came from all of these toy animal head hooks I’ve been seeing around. The tiger was a $1 Michael’s purchase. I had my dad saw off the head (I knew it’d be a clean cut if he used his power tools—me struggling with a handsaw would be like Ben hacking a coconut with a machete). I used epoxy to attach it to the backside of a weird antique plaque we bought awhile back. I had planned to have just the head on the plaque but it didn’t seem to be big enough so I ordered an engraved plate. February’s gift was a snowglobe (using Martha’s directions). It has a tree, astronaut, dinosaur and squirrel in it.
- I have been working a lot more on Jessie and Phil’s wedding. We visited the venue a few weeks ago and have been working on table arrangements. Another big thing is figuring out the centerpieces. I experimented with floral foam for the first time, it was really fun (maybe I’ll do a post about it later).
- A lot is going on lately…today I had my last training session (although I may try and scrape together some money to continue working out with Catie), Michael och jag lär svenska (I think), tennis has been going only okay (bah) and I’ve been socializing WAY more than I should be (this is where my mother would quote drunk Hortense Daigle from the Bad Seed - something like “I didn’t know little girls had such important social calendars!”).
Okay, that’s all for today!
[images: Michael Kiser]