Sunday, February 28


I love the latest Crate and Barrel catalog.  I had been saving it for today, yes, I know.  How lame.  I showed it to Andy and he loved about a dozen things, of course they are all beyond our budget.

Especially this:

and this

I just got caught up on last week's Oprah and Kristie Alley did a bedroom makeover with the Jardin chairs... I think it's a sign that I must have them.  
But I will never pay full price... so I may have to wait a while.

Friday, February 19



oh, it's not for me, but a friend I'm co-throwing a shower for! ;) so excited!

Thursday, February 18

I killed him, Gilbert.

I canhaz a new squirrel?

what I'm doing, right now.

I'm sitting in my cube silently bawling my eyes out at this amazing and beautiful story.

Sunday, February 14

Nerds! It's Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 10

Four months later, better together

Four months ago today, we tied the knot!

Boy, do I wish we were here:
Instead of here:

In other news, I got my hair chopped! Here we are looking our best on Saturday:

Sunday, February 7

"Perfect Bedroom" PB class

This morning, I gladly got up early for a *free* Pottery Barn class focusing on:
This was my third PB class, so I know fully well that I'm going to sit through and hour long commercial for their products, in addition to receiving great decorating tips, the new Benjamin Moore paint deck (I collect these like baseball cards) and a bedroom planner tip sheet. Plus, there's the 10% coupon you get for the day.

Here's what I took away from the class:
  • Define your space - are you looking to relax, read, use as an office? Buy furniture accordingly
  • Your pieces should fit the scale of the room - headboards are optional
  • When hanging mirrors/art in your home, the piece should not be more than 2/3 the size of the object you're hanging it over and it should be 6" from the top of said object.
  • Layer textures on your bed through pillows, throws, and headboards

Here's what I bought:
The Bethany organic duvet cover and shams - thus ends the game I play with the dog where he attacks my feet through the comforter.  Also, Andy: Please no more ink marks on the bedding (falling asleep while doing crossword puzzles is risky business with "grown-up" bedding).  The ladies at PB pimped their PB Essential bedding line pretty hard.  I was impressed; it's a line of super soft basic white linens.  However, I still have Kohl's gift cards from the wedding that we need to use so I'm sure I'll find something comparable.

I'm looking forward to transforming our bedroom into a "relaxing retreat" on a budget, and with the discount and quality organic bedding, I'm off to a good start!

Saturday, February 6

Put on my shoes and grab my hat...

New dress with hot pink tights.

We out.

Thursday, February 4

Starchy surprise

On a whim, I've decided to make homemade fries with Paula Deen's House Seasoning to go with our guac burgers, see?
I just made up a recipe: cut up some potatoes that are about to go bad, throw them in a giant ziploc bag with veggie oil, seasoning and a pinch of chili powder.  Cook at 425 for 12 minutes, flip fries, cook additional 12 minutes or until crispy. We like 'em extra crispy!

Serve with a giant bowl of barbecue sauce, and a smile. you're awesome.

Monday, February 1

Ah, Mondays...

Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry and fear and you will
produce weeds that choke the life from your dream.
Water them with optimism and solutions
and you will cultivate success.
Always be on the lookout for ways to
turn a problem into an opportunity for success.
Always be on the lookout for ways to
nurture your dream.
-Lao Tzu

taken on our honeymoon

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