Thursday, December 31

2009 was a great year...

...cannot wait for what 2010 brings!

Free *Cute* Printable 2010 Calendars

I thought I was going to be forced to spend my morning designing a 2010 calendar in photoshop, but thanks to Chicago Girl Gone Mild I can begin my End of Month/Year reports instead.

Click HERE and scroll down to choose from 7 different free designs!

Wednesday, December 30

10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling...

Guilty as charged.

Read more HERE

Happy last hump day of the decade!

Monday, December 28

Not too shabby for a Monday

Back into the office today after 3 much needed days off.

This little guy was waiting for me in my cube...

Isn't this a great idea instead of the ususal 5lb chocolate Santa co-workers usually give you? I love it. I'm looking forward to drinking a little bubbly with the hubby tonight while packing up the Christmas tree.

In case you are wondering, I'm wearing "Bastille My Heart," by OPI, a gift from Santa.

Friday, December 25

the wintry weather prevented our first married christmas together...

merry christmas!

Thursday, December 10

two month anniversary and updates

I think we can all agree it's been a crazy couple of weeks and will continue to get busier as we approach 2010. I honestly, cannot believe it's been two months since the wedding. Some days it feels like years and others, merely days... so that being said:

Happy two month anniversary, Andy!

I have so many things to share, but so little well used time! Sitting on the couch ensconced in a Snuggie and watching bad TV is winning out over blogging and Christmas baking. I am nearly recovered from my post-wedding depression of sorts (read: laziness) and am SO excited for our first Christmas as marrieds, but hopefully not the smug kind.

Here are some upcoming blog posts you can look forward to, assuming I find my camera cable and stop watching Steven Segal, Lawman:
· Created a Wedding album on Blurb
· Attended Pottery Barn decorating class with my Mom
· Bought many "ownership" pieces at said class
· The husband took his last undergrad final
· Made Pumpkin Pie cupcakes (yay!)
· Failed at making Pumpkin Pie fudge
· Photos and projects from the wedding!

Hope you’re all staying warm and safe this week.
I highly recommend making a mug jug of hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps to fight the cold!

Tuesday, December 8


John Lennon
October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980

Thursday, December 3

ahhh, thursdays!

I'll be working on a hot dog from the newly opened Portillos!

Tuesday, December 1

December: in like a hybrid-wolf...

...out like a angsty vampire?

I had intended to post a nice "Happy December" festive post today, but boy, did some crazy stuff go down waaaay too early in the morning.

Here's the photo I was going to use:


At 5:15 this is how things looked in our neighborhood:
artist's rendition

When we saw it Lebowski began barking his head off and I was flashing my mag-lite in the beast's eyes, trying to scare it, but that just seemed to draw it closer. Then it started to circle us! I tried my best to channel Cesar Milan and stay "calm assertive" and slowly back down the driveway towards the house, but it followed us. In my head I was thinking "Crap! Now it knows where we live!" and then realized how ridiculous I was being. Luckily, the garage door closed in time or I don't know what I would have done.
I know that if the creature wanted to chase us it totally could have and then ripped our faces off. The creepiest part was looking out the kitchen window and seeing it sitting all relaxed in front of our unit looking directly at me. It does know where we live!

I called Animal Control later this morning, but they simply told me that if it's a coyote there's nothing that can be done because they're protected. I didn't believe one of our neighbors when he told me that the people that lived in our unit had their dachshund killed by a coyote, but now I'm a believer. I just hope that the vampire attack that happens around New Year's Eve isn't too painful (boooo! lame!).

If anyone has some self-defense against giant labrador-sized-hybrid-coyote-wolves, please, please let me know!

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