Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DIY wire-button rings

Sorry it took me so long to get this post up!! But here it is, better late than never.

Jewelry pliers 
Wire cutters
Cutesy buttons {two or more}
Jewelry wire {I used a thinner one, you can use whatever}

 {pliers and wire cutters}
 {cutesy buttons}

1. Cut a 6-7 inch piece of wire and measure your finger. 
{This can be done multiple ways.. either use an actual ring sizer or do what I did down below}

2. Start threading the buttons through the wire. 

3. Bend both pieces down so that they're flat {like the piece on the left} 

4. Once you've reached this point, you can do pretty much whatever you want. With this pink one, I twisted the wire in circles then clipped off the excess. 

With the purple and green ones I took extra wire off to the side and wrapped it around the ring band 

That's basically it! Super easy, right? 
Have fun with it and be creative!
{Original tutorial from justjessicasara.blogspot.com} 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Peanut Butter

Random laugh of the day

Today I would like to talk about peanut butter. Why? Because it is quite scrumptious and I just so happened to be eating some right this very minute.

A Poem:
Peanut butter is addicting.
It goes with many other delicicious things... such as pretzels.
I love peanut butter.
the end.

Inspiration/adorableness of the day
You've just been pep-talked!!


Photos of the week
The lovely Miss K and Miss J let me dress them up and do their hair and put goo all over their faces so we could go take pictures one lovely afternoon.

AAANNNDDDD guess what you should be looking forward too?!
A tutorial, by ME!!
I will be demo-ing some GORGEOUS button wire rings.
I'll post tomorrow, so be ready! Go get yourself some buttons!
have a lovely day

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Wow... I've been slackin'.
A lot has happened since January first! I've just passed my 3 month mark of my sugar free year and I'm feelin just DANDY! Really. It's just peachy.
Many many friends have recieved their mission calls to all the corners of the earth and I am OH SO EXCITED for them! I know that they will all be WONDERFUL missionaries!
My iPod got ran over by a car. True story. Let's just say that nothing belongs on the top of the car. NOTHING.
AAANNNNDDDD.... my birthday is coming up! 16, my friends. it's HUGE. Dating and driving. {aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh}
OK! and that's all. I'm going to be posting some tutorials and some music stuff on here more often, so BE PREPARED!

Today was fantastic. it got all the way up to 50 degrees today!
{because 50 degrees is warm, right? only in UT... :D}
Anyway, I spent the day finishing my arrangement of the song Mexico {by the Staves}, and will hopefully be soon recording the vocal version and this new instrumental version {piano and guitar}.
I'm pretty excited with where my music is going.
Jessie and I have been doing a lot of good stuff, and we really want to record it soon.

happy saturday,

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013


It's always been a tradition to stay up till midnight doing who knows what on new years eve and then run outside at the stroke of twelve to light off a flare. One time my grandparents who live up north a few miles lit one off and we were able to see it from down here. It was pretty sweet :D
I hope that everyone has had a fantastic new years day! 
Me? I spent mine in my pajamas, playing animal crossing and watching a movie where the narrator tried to convert me to becoming a vegan. It was strange.
Half of us over here have the flu but are recovering steadily. Hopefully nobody else got sick!

Today marks Day One of my sugar free 2013.
I'm already having withdrawls.
Why can't I ever have a withdrawl on a carrot or a tomato?
I don't understand it.
The last sugary thing that I ate before I started was a raspberry filled powdered donut and boy...  it was delicious.
Anyway, happy new year!

From a December 21, 2012 survivor,

Monday, December 10, 2012

Oh Christmas!!

One thing that I think teachers are very proud of is the ways that they get students involved in the Christmas season.
For example! I took one of the hardest tests of my life today and just discovered that I failed it. Second test that I've ever failed in my entire life. Both have been at Christmas time.
Today I looked at my 'notty' grade and said 'Oh Christmas!' 
When I go to my math class tomorrow my test will be covered in a festive red color!
I will then proceed to throw it into the green garbage can.
Do you see how festive this whole process is? I'll bet that teachers are just DANDY seeing all the Christmas spirit that they put into their students.
*Sigh*, ya gotta love finals week.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Things I am grateful for

Things that I'm grateful for.. right this very minute.
1. That I didn't pass out when I was singing my FIRST EVER SOLO last night at my choir concert.
2. Popcorn
3. Blue socks that come up to my knees
4. Seminary/YW/ all things LDS
5. Cars
6. That I'm able to do my homework... even if it takes longer then I would like
7. My fingers... because I can play the piano with them
9. Snow
10. Warm coats and gloves
11. Vintage-ey things

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

To Mindy Gledhill's adoring fans:
Mindy is having a christmas concert on November thirtieth!! Go and buy tickets because this will be a show worth seeing!
Note: The concert will be seated, so get there early to get the best seats!
If you want more information please go to mindygledhill.blogspot.com.
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend but I'm listening to her christmas album right now and it's wonderful and I love it and I love her and all of you should go see her perform!!
Okay. That is all :)