A Day

This weekend brought a glimpse of Saturdays in the fall. The football team held its spring scrimmage game on Saturday, bringing thousands of people into Tuscaloosa. While the masses enjoy getting a free glimpse into the 2013 squad, there was much more going on in the sports world. The softball team swept Mississippi State and the baseball team put up a brutal fight against LSU both Saturday and Sunday, losing in 16 innings Saturday and winning Sunday in the 10th inning. The men’s and women’s golf teams each won their respective SEC championship, bringing home even more hardware for an ever expanding case.

With friends in town for the scrimmage, it also gave me the opportunity to enjoy lots of good food and quality time with friends I don’t see very often. The weather was beautiful. Sunny and pleasant. And the same weather promises to return this week. Spring might actually be here now! Have a fabulous weekend!


I used Savanna’s new Butter London polish, Jasper, and my new Sally Hansen, Pink Blink, to do a little nail art. See? Spring!


Late night gelato with a complimentary cup.

image_2Cooper enjoys all the sun and fresh air he gets with the windows open now.

TanlgedABC Family aired “Tangled” Sunday afternoon. One of my favorite newer Disney movies.

powerrangersSometimes you find a childhood classic on Netflix and watch it with your friends. It’s morphin’ time! (Maybe this helped in nurturing the love for dinosaurs.)


Glitter and Dinos: Valentine’s 2013

It’s been an extremely slow first half of the week. Most of it has been spent indoors and under a blanket due to the cold and wet weather. I’ve been more than happy to have a slow week after the crazy weekend though.

I’m not a big Valentine’s Day celebrater, but I do love a nice card, lots of glitter and dinosaurs. So, when I found this card at cardstore.com, I knew immediately I had to make it.

Card stock
Glue Pen

I printed the image and traced it onto card stock. Once I did that, I outlined the dino with the glue pen and sprinkled glitter on it. (I work in sections with the glue pen because it dries fast otherwise.) Then, I began filling in the dinosaur.

That definitely took the longest. And it was the first time I filled in an image instead of leaving it outlined, so I feel confident there is a more efficient process.

I’ve been using generic glitter from Hobby Lobby recently, but the Martha Stewart glitter is highly recommended.

Once you’re satisfied with the amount of glitter, finish it with a spray to set the sparkles. I used Americana’s acrylic sealer.

And once that’s complete, you’re finished! There’s something about making a personalized, pretty card that makes me happy.

I was really pleased with this particular card. So much so I almost kept it for myself!


Hope everyone has a nice Valentine’s Day, or single’s awareness day. Regardless, the next day is Friday, and everybody can get behind that.