Monday, February 28, 2011

Company Shoot

I took this picture for miss alexis beatty.

Their company needed a new picture for their website so I became the photographer!

So funny.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

oh.. the games we play

Jake had a basketball down at BYU the other night. I was there simply to document the event.

I cannot believe that they start games as late as 10 p.m.!


Dear Jake,

You are tall.



Be aggressive, be be aggressive.


They were not even competition for the fine men of American Fork High School. We Jimmered them. I heard they are going to be putting that word in the dictionary soon. Jimmered; defined as when a person makes another person look as if they are ridiculous, uneducated, unskilled or flat out dumb.



My baby shooting threes.


Want to know how I made these photos look "old school"? I simply loaded them onto

You need to make yourself a free account, then you load your pictures onto the site and they allow you to edit them.

I used an effect under the tab "retro" that is called cross process.

End of editing. Easy right?


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Especially if your name is Stacey, Brittney, Denise, Lexi or Cassie.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Brittney and Ben! We had a little celebration for them and I volunteered to make the cake.

I baked a cake I saw on a blog.. cannot remember which one. Anyway, I made the cake with only one cake mix.. which I would not recommend.

What you gotta do is mix two cake mixes together, then take two cups for each layer. You dye each layer a different color.

I did red, orange, yellow, green, blue then purple.

Bake each layer for like .. 12 minutes I'm guessing. It is time consuming because if, like me, you only have two cake pans. But be patient, the final outcome is worth it!

Here are some pictures from the night!

No one would give poor aiden a fork!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day, Come Again!

I have been anticipating Valentines Day more than I even anticipated Christmas!

Jake started out the day right.. Making heart shaped, pink, pancakes.

Then I made this wonderful fort! haha. It isn't much. but here is the link to where I got my idea! I made the banner by crocheting hemp and tying on fabric hearts.

My present to jake was these sweet little fruits with stickers. They have the sweetest sayings! I got it from design sponge.

First you need to get sticker paper (which is impossible to find). Then cut them out individually!

Jake got me some sees chocolates and some new vans! ahh he knows me too well. We watched "how to lose a guy in 10 days" and ate chinese food underneath our chinese lanterns. Valentines day, please come again soon.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Zealand, Wellington Mission!!

Wow. The parents are going to New Zealand on their mission! It is so crazy. I am speechless. Here are some pictures.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentines Day is coming!

If you love somebody, get them one of these wonderful Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They are heart shaped! I got jake one and he really enjoyed it :) Am I way too excited for Valentines Day? Yep.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jazz Game

Although they lost, we still went and loved every minute of it!

We even made a sign!

We still love you D-Will.

Retro Picture Tutorial

I ran into this wonderful website called Spoon Graphics. I decided to use one of the tutorials to "retro" a picture of Jake and I! Check it out



Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I have been looking through all these "made" blogs and I wanted to make a post about all the things I have made!

This is the first blanket I ever made. I made it so it could be my bedspread in college. I did not finish hand sewing the binding until like two weeks into school down at Dixie State but I love this blanket because of the wonderful fabrics. The story behind this is that my mom had bought all the fabric and she said, "court, I want you to make this." I was WAY excited because it was so beautiful, but that excitement quickly faded when i found out how much work it would take. The summer before I went to college I literally spent hours upon hours just sewing that blanket and watching the O.C. Good times.

This is the second blanket I have made. I made it for Mr. Jacob Beatty. It is HUGE! Big enough to cover a queen sized bed and hang off all the sides like two feet! I did not really know it would be that big but... Jake really enjoys it.

I made this bag at canyon view high school with my mother carefully helping me every step of the way. (she is a sewing teacher there) I used this bag through a lot of high school and college. Its pretty, if I do say so myself!

Jake and I got this mirror at D.I. for $5 when we were dating. My dad cut it and painted it white for me! Thanks Dad :) I had a collection of ticket stubs for memorobilia so I started mod podging them on and I have ever since! You can see that the BYU basketball game against San Diego is on there! And there will soon be some Jazz tickets on there too!

I made this skirt with tons of help from my mother (as usual). I have never taken an actual sewing class so I was very proud of myself.

I made this cedar chest in woods class. I just remember telling everyone I was going to paint it and everyone getting really mad at me. I decided to make it yellow, antiqued the edges and added these wonderful handles. Soon after, Nicki painted her cedar chest and added handles too! I was very pleased.