Saturday, May 30, 2009

Provo Farmer's Market- TODAY!

Today is the last day of pre-season. Next week starts the regular season of farmer's market with longer hours and probably even more great vendors.

Here's some brief info:


Provo Farmer's Market

Where: 500 West 100 South Provo UT 84601 (That's Pioneer Park, for those of you who know where that is)


When: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (May only)

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (June- October)


What: Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.


For all the info visit my business blog at http://sammyjaybird.blogspot.com/.



I'll be there selling Great Granola! in our three delicious flavors- raisin, cranberry, and blueberry- as well as great Sammy Jaybird onesies and hairclips! I've got some fun new designs you're going to love! My sister Kendra is also selling some awesome handmade books that will knock your socks off.



Here's the scoop on this week:

Fresh from the farm: today is the last chance to buy asparagus for the year! Plus Ralph Steele is bringing assorted breeds of baby chicks for your backyard coop! goat cheese and yogurt, all natural Utah lamb, fennel, oregano, pok choy, carrots, rhubarb, spring onions, parsley, arugula, salad mix, swiss chard, eggs, mint, grass fed beef, duck/goose/chicken eggs, honey, spinach, watercress, garlic chives, and beet greens.

Shop: Dresses and skirts, hand made buckets and brooms, hand bound books, jewelry, soaps, lotions.

To eat: Chimney Sweets, Flour Girls and Dough Boys, Papa's Tapas, Big Jake's Donuts, Alex's Belgium Waffles, Navajo Tacos, Asian Market, Italian meatballs, pies, and more

To plant: sego lily bulbs for xeriscaping, native wildflower seeds, thornless blackberries, jerusalem artichokes, lemon cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, raspberry and strawberry starts, ground covers, lambs tongue, aloe vera, herbs, basil, heirloom tomatoes, and more.

Music: The Utah Ramblers

For more info on PFM click here.

See you there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Baby Needs It

Lisa and I often find ourselves saying this on outings when we find basically anything that looks cool. However, I think the baby probably doesn't need everything I see. So I thought I would do a copy cat (meow) of a post my friend Nancy made a little bit ago to get some advice about what my baby girl does actually need. Or what I'll need for the baby. I'll start by making a general list of some things we already have (that we either bought/ were given/ or are on loan from my sister) and then please make comments telling me what else I should get (or what you would recommend I get more of) and what brands you love best and all of those kinds of great things. Also, if there are things you would recommend steering clear from, please let me know about those things too. Thanks everyone.

Here's a list of some things we already have:
-crib & mattress
-diaper bag
-some clothes in varying sizes
-a few diapers and wipes
-lots of blankets
-a couple of crib sheets
-lots of stuffed animals
-bottles (just in case)
-a Snugly (maybe it's not that brand, but it's that kind of thing)
-lots of baby shampoo, lotion, etc.
-a few infant toys
-baby bath
-shopping cart cover thing
-Bumbo seat
-baby bouncer
-window shade things for the car

I know one of the things we still NEED to get is a car seat. I have one in mind, but I would really love to hear your opinions and preferences about car seats. So please tell me lots about that.

Also, as a last note, let me just say that if you don't have kids yet, but you still have something great to tell me about baby things, please don't feel bullied out. Tell me all the helpful things you have to say!

Thanks everyone!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Provo Farmer's Market- TODAY!

Here's some brief info:


Provo Farmer's Market

Where: 500 West 100 South Provo UT 84601 (That's Pioneer Park, for those of you who know where that is)


When: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (May only)

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (June- October)


What: Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.


For all the info visit my business blog at http://sammyjaybird.blogspot.com/.


See you there!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dresser in a Day

So I've been checking Craigslist and KSL for a cheap, decent-looking dresser (for the baby's room) for a month or two now. A couple came up that we had planned on getting, but by the time we called to say we were coming, they had already sold. Bummer. But I knew something would come along and on Monday it did! I saw a posting on KSL for this free dresser.

It was all the way out in Santaquin, but I figured a 20 min. drive wasn't too bad for a free dresser, so my friend Kristina and I drove out to pick it up. Unfortunately, the frame just barely didn't fit in my car, so we loaded up all the drawers and Bryan and I drove all the way back there again that evening to pick up the frame in Kendra and Chris' van. Yay!

Since it was free I felt okay getting it with the intention to paint it. So Monday night while Bryan was working on homework I went to Home Depot and bought some paint equipment. (Special thanks to Vati and the paint guys at Home Depot (but mostly Vati) for making this project possible. I would have been lost without their help.)

Then on Tuesday morning the project began! After taking off all of the drawer pulls, I started by painting everything with a coat of the liquid sandpaper. I am sooooo glad Vati suggested this. The paint guys at Home Depot (with the exception of one) had never even heard of it, so I was glad Vati knew about it to recommend it. It made the whole project so much easier. I just painted it on and let it dry! Then it was ready for the primer.



Let me take this opportunity to add the liquid sandpaper and this Kilz primer to my list of things that are magic. As you can see in the pictures, when I painted the coat of Kilz on the ugly dark green parts and those wacko flowers were still showing through.


But when I started painting the top coat of paint you couldn't see anything! Yay!

After the top coat of light blue dried, Bryan helped me clean up and bring the dresser inside. Then he went back to working on homework while I screwed all of the drawer pulls back on. After that... ta-da!

Well, that's it! I am very proud of myself for painting the dresser all by myself and having it turn out so well! Hooray!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Starsky Lewis


Nathan entering the MTC.

So Nathan (Bryan's younger brother) went into the MTC last Wednesday! Yay! (Well, I'm sad he won't be around for the next two years, but I'm happy that he's doing such a great thing with his life.) He's going to Poland, by the way.

Nathan and his mom.

It was fun dropping him off. You go in and the MTC president and his wife speak and then they show a little video and then the missionaries go out one door and their families go out another door and go home. The worst part, though, was when we were sitting in the big room waiting for the president and his wife to speak. On the big screen they were just showing every LDS commercial ever made and some of them are really sappy and so everybody's sitting there getting teary-eyed before anything even happened!


Nathan, Lisa, Bryan, and me.

So Nathan's in the MTC now. And since missionaries love mail (as far as I'm told- I've never been a missionary myself, but Bryan and every other missionary on the face of the earth says they love mail, so I believe it) I thought I would share with the rest of you a great way to send Nathan mail for free! If you go to Dear Elder.com just click on the option that lets you send mail to the MTC and you can type up a letter to Nathan and then you just click send and that's it! Dear Elder.com just prints the letter off and delivers it to the MTC for free! And if you write it in the morning (I think before 11am or something like that) it will be delivered to him the same day! Cool! That's almost cheap enough to go on Anna's money-saving blog! Also, I'm pretty sure you can send pouch letters for free, so this should work for Nathan's whole mission! Anyway, so hand-written letters are important too, of course, but I think this is a great option to use sometimes, especially when life gets busy. (P.S. I think everyone else has Nathan's MTC address, but Chris and Anna, if you don't have it let me know and I'll e-mail it to you.) Anyway, have fun writing to Starsky Lewis!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Provo Farmer's Market- TODAY!



Provo Farmer's Market

Where: 500 West 100 South Provo UT 84601 (That's Pioneer Park, for those of you who know where that is)


When: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (May only)

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (June- October)


What: Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.


I'll be there selling Great Granola! in our three delicious flavors- raisin, cranberry, and blueberry- as well as great Sammy Jaybird onesies and hairclips! I've got some fun new designs you're going to love! My sister Kendra is also selling some awesome handmade books that will knock your socks off. See you there!

P.S. Here's the updated farmer's market info for this week:

Fresh from the farm: goat cheese and yogurt, all natural Utah lamb, asparagus, bok choy, rhubarb, spring onions, parsley, arugula, salad mix, swiss chard, eggs, mint, grass fed beef, duck/goose/chicken eggs, honey, watercress, garlic chives.

Shop: Home sewn goods, hand bound books, jewelry, soaps, lotions.

To eat: Chimney Sweets, Flour Girls and Dough Boys, Papa's Tapas, Big Jake's Donuts, Alex's Belgium Waffles, Navajo Tacos, Asian Market, and Los Hermanos.

To plant: jerusalem artichokes, lemon cucumbers, jalapeno peppers, raspberry and strawberry starts, ground covers, lambs tongue, aloe vera, herbs, basil, heirloom tomatoes, and more.

Music by Shake Your Peace.

For more information visit www.provosfarmersmarket.com.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Changes

When I got up this morning I was remembering that we bought a new couch last night and then I got to thinking about all the changes Bryan and I have had since the beginning of the year. I thought I'd list a few:

-I'm pregnant (due August 30th with a little girl)
-Got a new car when the Subaru got totaled
-I changed jobs (done working at the school, now working as a nanny)
-Bryan changed jobs (was working at BYU vending, now working at BYU library)
-Bryan changed career paths (maybe)
-Started selling things at Farmer's Market again
-Rearranged the apartment to make room for baby things
-Switched out the big desk for a crib and an arm chair
-Switched out the old couch for a new one

Well, that's all I can think of at the moment. Some of these things may not seem like very big changes, but some of them have been huge. And I think all of them have been for the better. Anyway, I was just thinking about that this morning.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Please check to see if your name is listed below

Dear Kendra, Lisa, Chris, Anna, Kegan, Nathan, Stacie, and David X-,

I tried to be nice and nonchalant, but- let's face it- it's you I'm talking to. Will you please post something (especially Nathan before you leave) so the private blogs on my blog list will drop to the bottom where I will remember to check them? Thank you for humoring me in my selfish and unimportant whims!

Love,
Katie :)

Provo Farmer's Market- TODAY!


Provo Farmer's Market

Where: 500 West 100 South Provo UT 84601 (That's Pioneer Park, for those of you who know where that is)


When: Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (May only)

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. (June- October)


What: Produce, arts & crafts, live music, food and special events.


I'll be there selling Great Granola! in our three delicious flavors- raisin, cranberry, and blueberry- as well as great Sammy Jaybird onesies and hairclips! I've got some fun new designs you're going to love! My sister Kendra is also selling some awesome handmade books that will knock your socks off. See you there!

P.S. Don't forget! Mother's Day is TOMORROW! Find great gifts for Mom at Farmer's Market!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dear Non-private Bloggers,

Would you please post something so the private blogs will fall to the bottom of my blog list and I won't forget to check them? (That means you if you haven't posted in at least the last two weeks.)

Love,
Katie

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

!Happy Cinco de Mayo!

(I couldn't figure out how to do the upside down exclamation point.)


So last week Bryan and I were planning meals...

Bryan: Well we have to have tacos on Tuesday.
Me: Because it rhymes?
Bryan: No! Because it's Cinco De Mayo!
Me: Oh. Okay.

We're having some friends over tonight for our first annual Cinco de Mayo meal of tacos and fresh fruit salad. (I bought a whole fresh pineapple for the first time today, by the way. And I had an Anna moment in the store when I asked the nice lady next to me how she picks out oranges. It was like I lived in Nebraska or something.) Anyway, I think it's gonna be really yummy and I'm excited. Now I just have to clean up the apartment!

Happy Cinco do Mayo everybody! Eat a taco and wear a sombrero to celebrate!

P.S. I went to the doctor today and our baby girl is progressing well. They did an extra ultrasound today just to check and make sure she has all four chambers in her heart (they couldn't get a good enough picture last time) and the ultrasound lady said that she's still a girl and that she looks great! As if our baby would be anything but great. Oh, and I'm feeling her move now. Yay!

Monday, May 4, 2009

For the first time in my life

BYU Info gave me false information. I called this morning and asked what the hours are for the Wymount Creamery and the girl told me 7:30am-9:00pm. So I waited until 7:30 and walked over to buy some milk since we had run out and I wanted some for breakfast. When I got there I read the sign that said it was open from 8:00am-9:00pm. At first I could hardly believe it. Then as reality started to set in I realized I was just standing outside for no reason and I walked back home, empty-handed. I'll admit I was pretty shaken. BYU Info giving out the wrong information... is this a sign of the second coming?

P.S. As a side note, when I worked for BYU Catering I had a supervisor who told me that her younger sister who is a student at BYU used to call in to BYU Info and ask for dating advice. Apparently they'd put her on hold while they discussed the matter and actually gave her their input. Hopefully they didn't hand out bad information if she asked them who to marry.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Farmer's Market was Fun

Well, I would like to report that I had a great time at Farmer's Market yesterday. Despite the many little things I stressed over in getting ready for it last week, I feel that it was all worth it. I was a little worried nobody would come when I woke up yesterday morning and saw that it was pouring down rain. Kendra and I got our baseball caps pretty wet just loading the last few things into the car. But by the time we got to the park to set up the rain had pretty much stopped, so it was no big deal. Besides, we are Oregonians. It'll take more than a small downpour to keep us inside. Anyway, people did actually show up and I am happy to report that we sold a bunch of Great Granola! and that I even sold a few onesies and hair clips. It's always exciting to me to sell things, especially when it's to strangers. I think, perhaps, I do Farmer's Market more for the thrill of selling than for the profit.

Also, I was in great company. Kendra and I each signed up with friends for separate booths this year, but got them right next to each other so we could take over if somebody needed to leave or get lunch or something and that worked out great. Kendra usually shares a booth with Jenny Bruner, but since she was out of town this week, Marci Wallace came along and sold some really cute hair bows. (Don't worry- they were totally different from mine, so we're still friends and everything.) :) Also, I shared a booth with Todd and Rachel Freestone and their adorable little boy. So between the four of us, we had Kendra selling handmade books, Marci selling hair bows, Todd and Rachel selling really cute kids capes, hats, and car mats, and me selling my onesies, hair clips, and granola. Needless to say, it was quite the little party. We also enjoyed a lot of friends stopping by and chatting for a while to stay out of the rain under our canopies. Thanks Rishard for being my cashier for me when you were visiting, by the way. And a big thanks also to Todd Freestone for playing cashier for me pretty much the whole time. I had to have gloves on to give out samples and Todd was nice enough to handle money for me so I didn't have to take off and put on new gloves every time somebody bought something.

And speaking of being in good company, I am happy to report that there were a good number of other sellers there! I was a little worried that with the rain and it being the first day of Farmer's Market and all that hardly anybody else would be there selling things, but there were plenty of booths to keep people occupied and entertained. And although I am sad the stir fry people weren't there, I did enjoy a really yummy steak taco with fresh lime and cilantro. Yum.

So, for those of you who came yesterday- it sure was fun to see you there! And for those of you who didn't come- we hope to see you (and the sun) next week!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Provo Farmer's Market- TODAY!

Provo Farmer's Market
Pioneer Park
11:00am-2:00pm


Well folks, I know it's a little wet outside, but I think that's just Oregon's way of honoring the Provo Farmer's Market with it's approval of being "green." Please consider it a good omen and come enjoy the fun! This year I'll be selling my Sammy Jaybird onesies and hair clips- come see the new designs I've been working on! Also, my famous Great Granola! is back this year and better than ever with a new flavor! We now have raisin, cranberry, and blueberry! Yum! Come enjoy a free sample! Hope to see you all there!