Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Dress Finally Realized

I got this fabric for my birthday two or three years ago, and I have known for a really long time what pattern I wanted to make out of it, but I just finally got around to it!

Hopefully I can keep the momentum going! (And figure out a camera that takes better pictures.)

I think I have a new dress to wear to wedding receptions!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Check out these chompers

All healed up! They've grown on me!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I guess I'm the Queen now...

...cause I just got 6 crowns.

On my teeth, that is.

You see, I'm a grinder. Not in the dirty dancing sense, but in the sense that when I sleep I do horrible things to my teeth that I would never be able to do if I was conscious. For the past couple years I have been wearing an occlusal (grinding) guard to bed (super duper sexy, p.s.) but that doesn't undo the years of damage I did to my teeth before I learned that I am a grinder. So my teeth were extremely thin and chippable. And I kept chipping them. Seeing as I am apparently very vain and spoiled, I decided to get new teeth.

It was a very painful process. They didn't really warn me about that. It was made more painful when I cracked my first set of temporaries the first night I had them on. My gums were too swollen to wear my occlusal guard and I thought I would be ok for one night. I underestimated my grinding skills. But now that I finally have my new, permanent much stronger teeth, I can look back on this experience with a little bit of humor.

Here are the new teeth I asked them to give me:
Here are the new teeth I didn't want:
Here is me in the process of getting my permanents on:

(sorry for the cell phone pic)

And what about the finished product? I will have to get a picture soon so I can show you all now that my gums have healed!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Year Later...

Oh gosh, I know, I've really let time slip away from me.

Last January I started cosmetology school at the Aveda Institute Provo. When I first started school, I didn't want to tell anybody that I was doing it, so I put off updating my blog. I don't know why I was so shy about telling people that I was doing cosmetology, but somehow not updating the blog became a habit and school took up most of my time. So here I am with 6 months of school left, just barely getting around to talking about it.

I've loved my schooling, but at this point I'm ready to be done! Can't wait to graduate and actually get PAID to be a stylist, rather than paying to be in school.

Some really great things happened to me last year as well. For one, last summer my sister introduced me to Pinterest, and I think we all love that like our first born child. And speaking of my sister and first born sister is about to give birth to my first [blood related] neice!

I can't wait to say hello to this little nugget in person!!!

I've finished some of the other projects I previously posted about so I will have to do a follow-up post really soon. Really soon.