Archive for November 2008

Quiet Mornings

November 30, 2008

Is there anything better than a quiet morning spent with your husband and dog, a cup of coffee, and a fresh out of the oven croissant (made by moi)? Yeah, I didn’t think so.


Do you ever feel like

November 17, 2008

Do you ever feel like just packing everything up, going to a random new place, and starting your life over? I do. Kind of hard to do when you have a husband and a dog though.  *sigh*

(And yes, I realize I just got back from a 2 month trip, but its not exactly the same when you’re working 12+ hours a day and know you’ll be back home soon.)

{photo from spooky momma}

Mad Mats!

November 14, 2008

So I found this store that sells the most random things. Awesome things, but totally random. Its like an old fashioned general store on speed, and fancy. I could spend an enitre day there and not get bored.

Anyway, they sell these rugs there that are awesome. At first, I was attracted to the patterns and bright colors. Then I realized the were outdoor rugs. THEN I found out that they’re made out of recycled soda bottles. I mean, how freaking awesome is that?? Recycled, and totally plastic so you can just hose them off and its good as new. And they’re reversable! To top it all off, the brand is called “Mad Mats” which I think it hysterical. Love it!

I want to get a huge one that will cover my entire back deck (ok maybe II’ll just have to buy a few). And then have a fabulous Gatsbyesque party on it. And since the price is right (the largest sizes are barely over $100) I just may be able to do that.

Spring will come again

November 12, 2008

And there will be pretty flowers and sunshine.

Pen3ya via Flickr

so much time, so little to do

November 11, 2008

Yeah, you read that right. I have some time off work to make up for the insanity that was the last 3 months. I don’t know what to do with myself. I apparently need some sort of schedule in order to function properly. Otherwise I just veg on the couch all day and watch trashy tv (I have much to say about today’s Tyra, but I will save that for another post). Seriously the first day or two I actually planned to just chill and do nothing. But today I was actually bored. You know what I did? Baked bread. Yes, a noble task; however pretty pathetic since that’s ALL I did today. Oh, OK, not all. I also drove to Target. More as an excuse to leave the house than anything else. I didn’t even buy anything. Did you know its possible to go there and not buy anything? I didn’t. I must come up with some sort of schedule for myself. And I guess it should probabaly include the gym. or at the very least, the wii fit.

I love dresses

November 9, 2008

First off, I’m back and should be updating much more regularly now. Yay!

Now that I’m back to a semi-normal life, I’m really looking forward to dressign up again. I’m loving dresses right now. You know what I don’t love? The fact that its like 40 degrees out yet for some reason none of the dresses in the stores have any sort of sleeves. Also, my job’s dress code that says I have to have some sort of sleeve. And my body, because the “universally flattering” wrap dress is NOT flattering on me.  Plus, they make me feel like I’m wearing a bathrobe.

So, I set out to fine some cute, affordable dresses that aren’t a wrap style and that cover the shoulder. Not an easy task! But I did find a few that I can see myself living in this winter (andd beyond).

First up, this beauty from DAY Birger et Mikkelsen:

Marked down from over $500 to $252! This would be super cute with dark tights, on its own or under a chunky knit cardi. It will also be cute by itself in the warmer wather. I love the print on it.

Next up, this gorgeous white number from Le Train Bleu.

So sweet and floaty, and again could be great as a layering piece or on its own. And look- sleeves! Unfortunately only itty bitty sizes are left. So if you can wear a 0 or 2 please buy this so I can live vicariously through you. K?

LTB does it again with this dress that would be perfect for work.


Last but not least, there’s this one from Gap. Priced perfectly at $38, what more can you ask for? This has a sort of casual cool vibe to it, but is still totally office appropriate.

Thats all I got for now. Football is starting. Go Bills!