Monday, June 27, 2011

June C's

Create- We have wanted to make some "Bryson" blocks for our little shelf for a long time now. We got a scrap piece of wood to make them almost 2 years ago and it's just been stashed away in a closet this whole time. The hard part was cutting the wood into blocks. We didn't have a saw and so the whole project was just kinda forgotten. This month though I asked my little brother Daniel to help me out with it. He has taken a few woodworking or carpentry classes in the past so he knew what he was doing. We got my dad's old power saw thingy (like my use of terms?) out and cleaned it off (it was covered in cobwebs and dirt) and cut the wood into blocks. The machine kinda scared me so I only cut 2 blocks off and I let my brother do the rest. :) Then he showed me how to use the sanding tool on the power drill thingy, and I sanded and rounded the edges and corners with that. Thanks Daniel for all the help! After all that it was a lot easier. I just painted them, mod podged the paper and letters on, and decorated them a little with buttons and ribbon and stuff, and ta da... we finally have our "Bryson" blocks! :)

Cook- Like I've mentioned in a past blog, we love Fazoli's... and we also love Olive Garden! The thing that we love and always get at these places is the Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. So this month I searched for a similar recipe and found this one. I even read the comments on the recipe and changed it up a little with some of their recommendations. We all loved it, including Claire! :)

Capture- At the beginning of the month my friend from work had asked me to take pictures of her family and her little girl that was turning one. I got to take pictures for them on her birthday! She was such a cutie and I had a lot of fun taking them. I also entered a couple of the I Heart Faces Photo Challenges this month so you can look at those on my photoblog. And then, just cuz I've been trying forever to get a good picture of Claire's eyelashes (which are so long!), I finally captured this one and so I thought I'd post it. :)


  1. LOVE the letters, SO cute!!!!

  2. I love the blocks, so cute! It's not fair how long and beautiful babies eyelashes are.