Monday, November 9, 2009

Roller Derby is the new craft addiction

I've always thought it would be fun to be a derby girl, but there was never a local team to join. We have a few leagues all over the state (wi) but none are close to where I live. A few months ago a local magazine posted an article about a roller derby league in another town 2 hours way. Saying they were calling us out to start our own. I said when someone else gets it going, I'll join. Well that never happened so I decided to start it. I got in contact with another girl that was interested in starting a league and we have been working together ever since. I set up an e-mail and just started posting it around asking anyone who was interested to e-mail me.

The first big struggle was finding a place to practice. Both the local skating rinks said no. We asked about using space at a huge warehouse and they quoted us at $1800 a month and we'd have to sign a year lease. uuh That was not going to happen. We called every place we could think of that had a flat surface to practice on. I didn't want to give up and then one day someone said yes! We contacted everyone that was interested in joining and told them about our first practice.

The same team that called us out in the magazine the Mississippi Valley Mayhem drove 2 hours to help us at our first practice. So nice of them since most of us had no idea what we were doing. You can see pictures of our first practice here You can see my sweet rainbow socks. I had to wait a couple weeks before I could upgrade my skates to actual derby skates, but I have them now! YaY!

We've had three practices and have 11 girls. We are currently hashing out a logo design and team colors and themes. Still majorly working on recruiting more girls and refs. I've poured a lot into this and really haven't had much time to be crafty. Now that we have a place to practice I can stop stressing about that and get my craft on again!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hello Goodbye Halloween

It has been a few days since Halloween, but I wanted to post about my costume. Took awhile to decide on an actual costume. After a few weeks of going back n forth I went with Gilly from Saturday night live. You can see a video here:

I started with a black dress. I found it at a thrift shop and it was perfect.

Then I added hearts. Which took forever.

Added some black trimming, and a belt and ties. Found a white shirt added some bows. Found a wig and made a hair bow.
I guess I didn't take anymore pics of the process, but here is the finished product.

Had a few people who knew who I was. :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Helloooo blog!

You know what I haven't done in awhile? Posted to my blog! What has kept me away? Part laziness part life. I'll try and catch up on a few things. First things first. My veggie garden! Check out these carrots. OK so they are probably not the greatest but they tasted good. (after I cleaned them of course)

and this is what happens when you finally break down and buy some lucky charms. Then your three year old runs through the house with the box upside down in excitement!

This is just a small portion.

Headed to the park the other day.

The leaves were just starting to change.

Saw some cats

They recently redid the cougar cage. Turned out pretty nice.

A drive through the forest.

I've been working on a new project as well, but I'll post about that later.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hide and Seek contest

The Diyscene street team is giving you a chance to win a huge basket of prizes. Worth over $300. All you need to do is play a round of hide and seek. More details to follow. Check out some of the prizes below.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Beachy beachy beachy

This past weekend the weather was finally nice enough to take the kids to the beach.
We were expecting 87 degrees, but we had to settle for 78 degrees.
At least it wasn't raining!

No idea who the girl with the stick is. lol

Here is one way to get rid of your pesky little sister.
Just kidding! She was having fun.

We didn't realize it until we got there, but we happened to get there about an hour before the ski-sprites put on their show. The ski-sprites are a local water skiing team. This was my first time seeing them. I thought the skiers were entertaining, but the commentary was quite annoying. Here is a quote from their site, "The show is born with the selection of a show theme or story line. This story line is simply an entertaining story that is told to thread together the skiing acts to entertain the audience." Maybe it was this particular story line, but it really kind of ruined the show. The basic idea of the story, one guy was explaining to another guy about a made up social network called ski-book aka facebook (if I remember right) and basically explaining how it worked. I'm sure others thought it was great.

Lia enjoying the show and clapping constantly. :)

Approaching the jump and

landing. Yeah, I never actually got a shot of anyone in the air.
All in all the show was good.
The kids thought it was a great addition to their beach time.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer has taken over

I've been busy doing summer things with the family I forget to update my blog.
Poor poor bloggy I swear I haven't forgotten you. :)

The kids and I transplanting a house plant.

Trying to take a nice picture is sometimes impossible.

This past weekend the hubby and I went camping with some friends.

Spent a little time out on the boat before it started raining.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


My radishes are done! I grew way way too many of them. I like radishes, but they are really not one of my favorite foods. I may have to search for some recipes. I can only eat so many salads with diced radishes. hhmm sauteed radishes.. not sure if that sounds good or really disgusting. Roasted radishes? yeah.. still not sure how that sounds.

I started cutting it before I took the pic