Thursday, September 30, 2010

california or bust.

my seester sara is off to california.
i shall miss her dearly!
but i bet she'll have de bestest time ever!

she quotes movies.
sings loudly in public places.
and wears super cute clothes.
she is a true sister of mine.


p.s. don't forget about the giveaway that's going on! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

happiness giveaway - "smile" print {closed}

hear ye, hear ye.

announcing a giveaway by urban varieties, a store that offers a variety of urban art and design. they are offering their smile print... an original, vibrant digital photo print: 5x7in.

to enter:
1) become a follower of "sewing in the past" (worth one entry)
2) "heart" the urban varieties etsy store (one entry
3) "heart" the smile print (one entry)
4) twitter, facebook, blog about this giveaway (one each)
5) just comment on this post with contact info.

please leave one comment per entry so all of them will be counted.

good luck!

giveaway will end saturday, october 2nd at midnight.

photo of the day.

this photo is just absolutely gorgeous.
i am in love with that black and white dress.

Monday, September 27, 2010

why to get balloons at c.c.'s pizza.

because, i have crazy friends.
who like to get balloons from c.c.'s pizza.
and then devour the helium.
and sing crazy songs.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudel.

these are a few of my favorite things...

the color yellow.

rainy evenings.

finishing a good book.


laughing until I cry.

singing a broadway tune.

leaf piles.

scarves and hats.

rain boots.

welcome, fall! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


sometimes i feel like this around my friends (the short 'un). 
i'm 5'3".
and shorter than...all my friends. and acquaintances.
even some who are several years younger than i.

any other short people out there who can sympathize?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


have you ever seen something and wanted to save it to a super high tech online site?
with pictures. and descriptions. and prices.
and then send it to other a sort of online wish list?
guess what...YOU CAN!

just found out about "kaboodle" yesterday. and spent a lot of the day making wish lists.
just save it to your "bookmarks" on your computer.
and whenever you see something you MUST have...
push the bookmark...and a box comes up.
it lets you choose the picture and description.
and you can add it to any of your wish lists.
and voila!

it's pretty much amazing.
and addicting.
mainly addicting.
but still...very amazing. should try it out! :)

p.s. i figure rain is the best way to start out fall. thinking a good book might be just the thing to enjoy the wet weather. i might also go out and dance in it. maybe a little singing too.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

unfortunate souls.

I feel sorry for characters that I choose as my favorites.
whether it is a reality tv show...or a book.
they. always. die. (or get kicked off)

me- "oh I just love frank...he's my favorite!"
*frank gets shot and dies*
me- GASP!

american idol:
me- "susie just has the most beautiful voice!"
*goes to itunes and buys song*
next week - "...and susie is going home."
me - NO!

project runway:
me- "that dress is so cute! bob is so gonna win"
heidi- "...bob...your dress, was atrocious. I'm sorry. you're out."
me- *sigh*

mom- "who's gonna win, rebecca?"
me- *silence*
no way I'm going to tell you.
he won't stand a chance.

sigh. does this ever happen to you?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

i have been known... belt out "one day more" while shopping at central market.
every part. including duets. and trios.
i've gotten some crazy looks. 
but for some reason...i care not.
my mom does, though.
and when morgie is with me...we sing it together.
sharing the parts.
and we get doubly strange looks.
which is more amusing than anything.

this week is les mis week

happy sunday :o)

hope you a have a loverly week! :o)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

happy birfday miche!

my seester miche is nine!

last night three of her friends spent the night.
it was...
to say the least.

and then today she had a party.
cat themed.

needless to say...
I'm pooped.

but I'm glad she had a good 'un. and I can't believe she's gotten so big.

feeling very old,

da birfday girl:

da friends:

plus, the ah-mazing ryleigh who helped out:

happy b-day michelle.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

what can I say?

...I love food!

and I've recently discovered a recipe for "oatmeal scotchies." umm...YES!

and truly.
what's better than being asked, "who made these?"
and being able to answer, "...ME!"

I've been in a "betty crocker" mood for a week. 
we need more sugar.
and flour.

does anyone else have a strange obsession with...ahem...baking?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

you know that moment...

...when the unexpected happens?

you're sitting alone in a classroom.
and all of the sudden.
two people unexpectedly jump out of the cabinets.

that jump in your stomach?
the blood curdling scream?
and the blush that begins rising to your cheeks?

that happened to me today.

thanks morgie and madd.

picture from amarillo trip.

Monday, September 13, 2010

ft. richardson happiness

ah. what's better than 105 degree weather in period clothing?! games, laughter, dancing, and secret looks between friends made it a memorable weekend...regardless of the weather.

for more pictures you can go to atlanta's blog.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

this weekend.

this weekend consisted of a reenactment (hot weather. sunburns. getting pulled over for speeding while still in period clothing. and some other very interesting occurrences.) a football game (mosquitoes. and WIN!) and two people with exceedingly strange crooked pinkies (with scary faces drawn on, moreover!). did you have a good one?

Thursday, September 9, 2010


go look at the progress in the upstairs sewing room!!! it's gorgeous! :) 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

happy day after labor day!

and what a lovely extended weekend it was, too. hope you also enjoyed a nice mini holiday! :) not only was I able to attend a football game (someday I WILL learn how this sport works...), and get my hair cut (BANGS!) but there was quite a bit of construction going in the attic! aka upstairs sewing room.

many blessings, cheers, good tidings, etc. to you and yours!

Monday, September 6, 2010

food... :)

tonight was a good food night. I found a recipe for bbq chicken quesadillas (though I can't remember where I found it) and thought I'd try it out! it was yumm.

Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas

onion, sliced (one small onion was about right for two quesadillas)
olive oil
dash salt
dash sugar
chicken, cooked and shredded 
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
mozzarella cheese, shredded (any kind of cheese you have will do)
barbecue sauce

Caramelize the onions: Heat olive oil over medium-low heat (about 1 T to 1 onion), add onions, salt and sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-30 minutes.

Wipe out the skillet from the caramelized onions and heat to medium. Pile onions, shredded chicken and cheese on tortilla. Drip a few dollops of barbecue sauce over it, then top with a second tortilla. Toast quesadillas in skillet for a couple minutes on each side, till cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly browned.

Serve with extra barbecue sauce for dipping, if desired.

do let me know if you try it! :)

picture from google images

Saturday, September 4, 2010

love it.

I am absolutely in love with this video. not only is zooey deschanel precious. but the outfit she's wearing. and the dance sequence. is just TOO cute... :)

Friday, September 3, 2010


well. I'm a bit obsessed with saving pictures of hair. I'm always up for a new hairstyle...and so I thought I'd share some of my favorites.

there's the braid:

the big flower:

the bun:

the added scarf:

and the braided bun:

what are your favorites to do?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

lovely. lovely. lovely.

my house will look like this. yes it will.