Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What I've been doing with my life...

Not much.

But here's what I have done with my LAST SUMMER before I enter the Lord's service...

Work! Yes, yes, very glamorous (not) but I saved up some dough!

I ran a marathon! (finished in 4:09:31)
Yes, it was hard. Yes I would (and will) do it again.

I visited my favorite elder in Seattle (Bremerton) before he left for Japan. It was awesome. We went to Pike's Place, ate some good food, rode the ferries, etc. And the train ride was ONLY 24 hours from here to there!

I went to my friend Macklin's Eagle Scout Court of Honor. #soproud. He has been called to serve in Gauyaquil Ecuador. We will be in the Mexico MTC at the same time!

I ate here. A LOT. X)

I got my call! #texasbound
I staged a paint war with my friends (and brother). Our clothes were white when we started...

I ate the frosting off this cake (it was HOMEMADE coconut pecan- can you blame me???) which my sister refrosted, which I ate again :)

I hiked Halfdome with my family (minus Cami)

And basically just had a great summer :)

Look what I made!

So I saw on Pinterest a missionary workout book and I thought "awesome I need that!" because I don't like having to make workouts, I just like doing them. Here's the original link but I didn't follow it exactly. Basically you just print off a bunch of Pinterest workouts and paste them into a cute journal (now you'll actually be motivated to DO those workouts [at least, if you're like me and just Pin them without doing them hehehehe]). 

The link has PDF files for workouts and even an index for them (all ready to print off!), buuuuuut I skipped the index part #lazy.


I did personalize mine a little more and turned it into my "Survival Guide." Not only does it have workouts, but I wrote down all of my mom's recipes for anything I might possibly want to make on my mission! Here's how it turned out.
Yeah... it was originally just a plain purple notebook but I thought that was boring so I covered it with some cute scrapbook paper I found. #classy


I printed off these cute missionary picture-a-day cards that I found here (from the same blog!) and added them in. These will help me capture all of the fun moments (and some not-so-fun ones) without taking INFINITY pictures everyday. Because I'm not super big on photos. But you know who is? MY MOM. And you know what that means... she'll want pictures every week! (If you give a mom a missionary... she'll want some pictures to go with it!)

Anyway... I think it turned out awesome, and there's plenty of room to add more workouts, recipes, or whatever else I can think of that I might need written down to survive my mission!

-hermana feigel

Thursday, August 8, 2013

some dear elders

Of course while trolling Pinterest I came across the Open When Letters, aaaaaaaaand I made a bunch for my elder over in Japan. I like to call them emergency letters. They are for him to open when he just needs a little extra boost of encouragement and love.  I hand painted each envelope with water colors that I made myself from a Pinterest recipe because I'm too cheap to go buy the nice crayola water colors. But I would just get em, the water color I made turns gritty when it dries, although it's fun to make. Click here to see the recipe.

I wrote 16 letters in all.
Open When:

Now (explains the rules)
you have a bad day
you have a good day
you need a laugh
the language is killing you
your comp is killing you
first year anniversary
second year anniversary
birthday 2014
birthday 2015
xmas 2013
xmas 2014
after your first baptism
you are sick
you're mad
you need to know I love you

I have like 2 months left to be the cutesy girl waiting for her missionary until I'm a missionary too! So I'm sending him as much stuff as I can so he knows I love him even when I'm busy in Texas! Probly gonna send these babies with a mission-appropriate CD I made. #bestgirlfriendever. ha.