I've moved!

After many a-nights toying with and cursing at Blogger, I've decided to move my Quiet Life on over to Typepad!

The Quiet Life of Violet

Please join me!


A List and Some News

Things to do:
  • Swing by Target and pick up the goods on my list (CHECK)
  • Pick up envelopes for and address all (and there's a lot) of my Graduation announcements and Moving announcements. (A.A. in Fine Arts for the win!) (CHECK)
  • Take pictures of my first batch of soap! It smells divine. Seriously.
  • Get ready for and go to (be on time!) my friend Meagan's wedding tonight!
  • Call Lori (CHECK)

I just love list making. I think I may be addicted.

Oh, and I'm moving... to Typepad! The link will be up in few days! So excited!


A Quick Hello!

[Me and my Mommy at my brother's post-graduation lunch.]

My little brother graduated last Saturday. I can't believe he's so old... this is the little boy who used to spit on me and run away, who used to kick the air like he was Power Ranger (Red Ranger!), who used to love Barney (hey, Barney is cool). And this brother of mine is going to be a legal adult next week. Holy crap.

I'm on my way out the door to pick up my graduation announcements (community college for the win!) and our moving announcements, meet my sissy for lunch, pick up envelopes for said announcements, have my hair done by Miss Nic and get ready for my first ever Bachelorette party. Yea. I'm a wee bit busy.. and I need a nap! Sleep must wait, though.

Oh! I get to un-mold my soap today.. pictures to follow. :D

<3 Violet


For Some Reason....

... Blogger has decided to break all of my picture links? Hmmm.. I'm gunna write those bad boys a letter.



Little kisses.

Today Dustin, Nic and I are going to the flea market! After that, I'm going to The Nova and I'm going to make my first batch of soap. Eeeep!

Have a happy Sunday.


Sortin' is My Middle Name.

I'm sitting here at the dinner table, going through a truck load of pictures. Should I make a sandwich? Mmmm... sandwich. :} Oh gosh! A Quizno's commercial just came on -- that must be a message from the sandwich Gods!

Today was a lazy day. I slept 'till noon, farted around on Facebook, met up with an electrician at our house (Oh. I need to tell you about that one), went to the movies with Nic and her friend Ashley (Drag Me To Hell was laaaaaame), had a mahi-mahi taco at Rubios, hung out with Bubby (Dustin) and Nic and went to B&N (Barnes & Noble) 'till closing. Good day, good day.

So, about the electrician... the house that we're renting is an old house, built in the 1940s. (A little background: Dustin, the love of my life, is a tech-nerd. Anything with wires or cords or HDMI cables beats his little drum. He likes to play Xbox and PSP and fiddle around with the sound quality upload settings on my Zune, too. Cute little boy he is.) Dustin somehow figured out that the wiring in the house wasn't grounded... which basically means that if anything that is plugged into the wall gets a power surge, it'll get fried. So let's say that I'm cooking on the stove, which is gas powered with an electric starter, and the power surges... I'll might get my face blown off. That would probably be bad, especially since I really like my little face.

Anyways, Dustin has been stressing for the past five days. Serious stressing out. Stressing so much that it was stressing me out, too. He was thinking that the owner of the house, who lives in L.A., wouldn't pony up and fix the problem, even though it was a fire hazard. Dustin wouldn't allow his family (the boys and I) to live in place where wouldn't be able to live safely and we would have to start looking for a new place to rent.

Well... we found out today that they're going to fix it! Eeep! We get to keep the house and I get to keep my face! :}

We plan on being moved in by the end of the weekend. SO good!

Update: That sandwich was gooood. ;}


Sneaky Peak!


Two days, six hours of soaping each, plus an hours drive each way. I'm beat. But I couldn't leave you without a sneak peak, now could I?

[Adding colorant to the raw soap]

[Lemongrass Loofah bars -- freshly cut]

[Lori's swirled soap in the mold]

And now, I sleep.