Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Dance bootcamp

I cheated on Zumba! Last week, the UBC rec centre did a bunch of free trial classes. I found one that interested me called Dance Bootcamp. It was intense! The instructor was super good and full of energy. It was only a 45 minute class, and we focused on salsa and swing, but I got a GOOD workout. The session starts this week, I'm not sure if I will sign up because it's right in the middle of the day and it was not very fun to go back to my desk all sweaty and gross. But it was a really great class - maybe I'll try and drop in over the course of the term.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Dino in a dish

I'm not sure why, but this cracks me up. A little dino in a dish! I realize I didn't blog about the jewelry dishes I made. I found the idea on Pinterest - you just take the clay saucers from flower pots, paint them, add paper with mod podge, then seal it all with a layer of glaze. I'll be giving some away for Christmas presents. And it's a good way to use up some of my paper too. They can hold jewelry…and dinos too.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Making more cards

It's no secret that I have a lot of yarn. But did you know I have a lot of paper too? Cardstock, scrapbook paper, fancy paper, plain paper - yes, I have A LOT of paper! I have been making card sets to go through some of my paper, everyone is getting cards this Christmas! Here's a sampling of what I did:

Thursday, 11 September 2014

More - you guessed it - Zumba!

I did some Zumba on the weekend. Shocking, I know! I do so love Zumba. I signed up for a Saturday morning class that goes until the end of October. I love the nice big room at this community centre - plus the teacher is super fun!

I also signed up for a Social Shopper deal some time ago. It's through a place called Danza Fitness. They run classes out of a dance studio called Boogaloo. It's nice and close to my house. They offer classes 3 times a week, but I can usually only make the Sunday class because of my busy weekly schedule. It's so hot and small in their studio, and the classes are always really, really full. It's great that it's popular, but it's not so fun being packed in with a bunch of sweaty people. The instructors are amazing though, I sweat like crazy in these classes!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Chariot Cities

Here's another show to tell you about - this time, it's my husband's show! It's called The Chariot Cities, and it's playing right now at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. It's about a musical family: even though their lives are messed up, they make beautiful music. It has some great talent in it, which makes for a great show!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ma's birthday

It was my mom's birthday on the weekend, isn't she a babe??
My sister made her a watermelon cake! She found the idea on Pinterest, the greatest place on the Internet. (Well, one of the greatest, along with Ravelry.) It was healthy and delicious!
Happy birthday ma!

Monday, 8 September 2014

More minions

A friend of mine's husband wanted a minion hat. He's planning his Halloween costume. His birthday was this past week, so she ordered up a hat for him. It's similar to the one I made for my niece, but with earflaps:
They have a new baby too, so I made them a baby minion hat as well:
So cute! There will be more minions in my life, stay tuned...