Friday, September 25, 2009

earring holder that's awesome

1. 3'x4' piece of sheet metal
2. metal shears
3. drill with drill bits made for metal
4. nails
5. hammer
6. ruler
7. pencil/marker
8. pic frame
9. ribbon
10. staple gun & staples or more nails

trace paper insert inside frame onto sheet metal
and cut to size
be careful it can be sharp
get frame and take out glass and the back thingy off
so it's just the wood

make sure the metal can fit in like the exiting glass did

drill holes into metal
remember to think about which way you will have the frame hanging
landscape or portrait.
drill holes according to how you feel, i was just random
but remember to drill 2 holes next to each other for the pair of earrings.

nail the metal into place

can you see the 4 nails (1 on each side) holding the metal into place?

how it looks from the front view

hang awesome earrings on it

staple (with staple gun) some ribbon (or wire or whatever)
to be used as the hanger

hang in bathroom (or somewhere else cool)
you can totally paint the frame, and i was going to do a light blue, but i decided i loved the wood. so i kept it how i bought it.
i got the frame at Tuesday Morning
i got the sheet metal at Home Depot and it was $18 for the huge piece,
so now i can make more for future gifts :)

steve came steve came!

last week, cameron's bff, steve, came to visit from ft. worth.
-erin and katie had the great idea to have a little party for him.
so we emailed some people and had a little cookout last friday.

when i was taking this pic i couldnt really see, and shellie knew i was taking it, and she made this crazy face... zoom in on the pic to see :)

steve and his brat

we were really checking to see if there was anything in each others teeth,
but hmmmm it doesn't really look that way....

bethany, shellie, liz

patrick and katie (this was the 3rd or 4th attempt at a good pic)

gangsta steve and erin

normal steve and erin
the next day cam and steve went mountain biking on the colorado trail (where we went hike a couple weeks back and camped out) and they rode 24 miles! They were so tired when they got home, but they had so much fun! then we ate mexican food!
cam and steve

look at the pretty leaves changing!!!!

steve in a not-so-good mood after climbing FOREVER!

cam pretending to be in a good mood.

pretty again

steve in a better mood after going downhill for a bit

cheesy little cam :)

the trail

us eating mexican with steve, bethany, and stephen.
this is my new shirt (on sale) from anthro!!!
it is super cute and has a little tie around the waist.
then sunday i was supposed to work; but was on call.
before church cam and steve were playing with cam's last years christmas present from alec...
the helicopter

they were trying to get it to land on someone's head...

(cam is wearing protective eye gear)

that's the best they could do :)

then after church we ate at cam and steve's fav place
Spicy Basil.
they both ALWAYS get the same thing.
they are kind of a cute little couple.

then steve hung out with some other peeps and headed back to ft. worth.
steve, we had so much fun, please come back soon!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

this is cameron giving schnooze a ride in his backpack.

he has been doing this if he wants to take her to the coffee shop or someplace that she gets too tired running along with him :)

tour de fat

bethany, stephen, liz, djamel, camille
during the bike parade
crazy people in the parade, all dressed up

stephen never smiles in pics

the air hockey on a bike, people playing WHILE riding,
the air actually turned on with a generator... it was nuts!
a table tennis thing was on the back of the bike

once we were at the festival

the money went to a good cause,
greenifying the state...
pushing for more bike stuff or something...
*cups = compostable
bethany with her sweet potato fri

sweet potato fries with raspberry-habanero sauce

during the race
people get on crazy bikes and try to ride as slow as possible.
then you are the winner of our heat.
and the winner of them all won a bike!

i was collecting cups to compost, and it totally looks like i drank a million beers.
2 was enough to make it hard to ride home...

yikes :)
it was fun, but cold and rainy (55*).
definately will do it next year and dress up!!!!