Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cute Lil Owl…

My newest project.  He is almost finished, but just needs some eyes and a beak…then he is all Chompy’s.  To give props where props is due…the pattern is from “The Green Mama”.  Homemade Christmas 2010 is on its way! :) 


Friday, September 17, 2010

Suggestions for better ways that Meg Whitman could spend her $119 million…

So, yesterday, it was announced that Meg Whitman has now spent $119 million of her own money (apparently she is worth about $1.2 billion per: KFI Bill Handel) to try and become governor of California.  I guess Mayor Bloomberg spent similarly when he ran for Mayor of NY.   Anyways,   since she started spending and spending and spending to become the leader of a state that is in deep financial stress, I keep thinking that there are better ways that she could spend her money that could help the Californians she wants to represent.  

So, without further ado, here is my little list of ways Meg Whitman could spend her money.

Finish some Cal Trans projects like widening the 10/405 interchange, finishing the 10 :) in San Bernardino and for your in Nor-cal—finish widening the 99 on the way to Merced.

Pay for education for a year for the students of multiple California school districts.

Pay for the cost and recovery for the San Bruno Explosion.

Cover the Cost of Station Fire

Give every Californian adult a $5 Starbucks giftcard :)

Pay for every needy Californian who needs an eye exam and glasses or Lens Crafters exams.

Pay for physical exams for the 8.4 million Californians without health insurance

There are 18,000 kids waiting for adoption in California’s foster care system, Meg can pay the fees for those families who adopt. And the next 279,500 kids that need adoption. -

Feed 595,000 Californians for a month as it costs $200 average cost to feed 1 person a month.

Send 1,900,000 families to parenting classes

Provide the start up funds for 4250 farmer’s markets.

<span>Buy Disney Annual Passes for 1:10 California kids.  </span>

Send 464,444 kids to Forest Home Summer Camp

Provide 3 meals a day for a family of 4 for 2,163,636 families…. Or feed 5947 families for a year…through Urban Rescue Mission or insert your favorite shelter here ;)

pay off my mortgage

198,333 couples a night at the Hotel del for Christmas

Give 2, 380,000 the HTC Aria--I love my phone. (Amazon prices, not ATT prices)

Feel free to add your own suggestions to this list.  Imagine the amazing things that could be done just in California with $119 million.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


New project!  I heart BabyLegs.  They are basically leg warmers for babies so that their little legs can be toasty but you can change diapers easily.  They are soooo cute and soooo expensive.  One pair can run between $10-15 bucks.  Insane.  So I found a bunch of blogs that showed me how to make them out of adult knee socks.   Chompy and I went to Target this morning where I scored socks for $1.40 each.  And, then we came home and I made him a pair in less than 10 minutes! Woot!  So cute!


Monday, September 6, 2010

From the garden…




Today, I made Chompy a bib :)  It’s very cute and mostly well made…I bet it will make it through one meal.  Oh well.  I had fun doing it and I’m definitely getting better :)  YES! 

I kind of look psycho in the picture…ignore me, and look at the bib :)


Birdy family…

The birdies for Chompy’s room are coming along.  Yesterday, Josh and Chompy cut down the dead tree in our front yard (which is perfect for a birdy roost).  Last night I finished their little bodies and today sewed their tails.  Aren’t they a cute little family?  Now, we just have to wait for them to go on their tree.