San Jose Flea Market

Yesterday, Brett and I went to the San Jose Flea Market. We had a great time there seeing all the fun things they sold. We saw a wide variety of items for sale from car grills to jewelry, clothing, produce, furniture, home and garden accessories and more.  It was a big flea market and we got lost quite a few times.

The San Jose Flea Market

The San Jose Flea Market

A woman was selling a lot of cute fabric for only $1 a yard. I bought 7 yards of really cute green gingham fabric for $7!

Looking at the fabric

Looking at the fabric

We also saw  this man wearing cut-off dress pants and had to take his picture for historical purposes-neither of us had seen cut-off dress pants worn so fashionably before!

Cut off dress pants

Cut off dress pants

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Yesterday, I was working on some schoolwork when I heard a knock on the door. It scared me half to death because no one usually knocks on our door unless we know they are coming over. Anyway, when I opened the door, no one was there. I saw a box leaned up against our little front entry window. Inside were beautiful tulips and a sweet note from Brett! I was so surprised! We said we were going to make each other gifts this year, so I was definitely not expecting anything like flowers. I kept saying “Oh my goodness” as I opened the box, read the note and then saw the beautiful flowers. I love tulips and it was such a fun surprise!

Beautiful tulips!

Beautiful tulips!

What a sweet note!

What a sweet note!

My first real sewing project

As some of you may know, I have recently been trying to sew. I don’t have very much experience, but I still try. I like it a lot because I have always wanted to be artistic, but I’m not artistic at all and sewing makes me feel like I am creating and I like that. A little while ago, Brett found this awesome weekender travel bag and instructions on how to make it. After some coaxing from Brett, I decided to try it.

I went to the fabric store and looked for all my supplies, and couldn’t find half of them so I had to re-think the bag making process. I simplified it. A lot. Here is the original intention: Awesome_weekend_travel_bag

Here is what it ended up looking like:

My bag. I used vinyl for the bottom and handles that I found on sale :)

My weekender travel bag. I used vinyl for the bottom and handles that I found on sale :)

Me being proud of my success.

Me being proud of my success.

I even sewed a zipper in this thing!

I even sewed a zipper in this thing!

Detail shot of the vinyl and brown stitching. You can see the bottom of the pocket too.

Detail shot of the vinyl and brown stitching. You can see the bottom of the pocket too.

Detail shot of one of the struts and the handle.

Detail shot of one of the struts and the handle.

Overall, I am so proud of the bag. It’s nothing fantastic, but to me its the beginning of finding my artsy and creative side.

San Jose Art Museum/San Jose Hills

On February 7th, 2009, Brett and I went to the San Jose Art Museum. We love art and we love museums, so it was very fun for us to go. We also found out that on the first weekend of every month, you get in to certain museums for free if you have a Bank of America card!

San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Art

Free admission! :)

Free admission! :)

While we were there, we made butterflies in memory of Freda Kahlo. Brett’s is the orange one and mine is the pink and yellow one.paper butterflies

After the Art Museum, we walked around downtown San Jose and we found this cute phone booth outside of a British Arms Restaurant.

"Hello?"

"Hello?"

After our fun time in downtown San Jose, we drove up to the hills of San Jose just to explore. We drove up steep hills and windy roads and found this beautiful spot. The sun was setting and it was very romantic.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Brett and me in the hills

Brett and me in the hills

On the drive back down the hills, we saw a this funny sight and had to take a picture of it:

Nice place for a bath

Nice place for a bath

maybe not such a nice place for a bath...

maybe not such a nice place for a bath...