Sunday, November 29, 2009

christmas is coming...

and i'm wondering if i'll get enough time to finish all of my projects and have/attend all the parties i know about. probably not but, at least i don't have to build a 6' tall gingerbread house like the people on food network! seriously though, lisa & i painted grandma's kitchen last week before thanksgiving and at thanksgiving she announces that she doesn't like it and wants the colors switched, instead of green on the bottom and brown on the top she'd like the green on the bottom... remind me why we volunteered to paint her kitchen again?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

turkey fryer...

so, i bought a turkey fryer at home depot because they were on sale and had a tasting demo which was delish... only, you don't use oil, it's infrared (i think i spelled that wrong) which makes it easy to clean and no oil to buy. to prove that it was worth the purchase i'll be making a few turkeys between now and new year's!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


congrats to the winners but why did they follow up the great win for Taylor Swift (artist of the year) with Adam Lambert's broadway-esque s&m bump and grind??? Seriously, at points i'm sure i saw someone using their mouth to warm up his zipper, a girl grabbing his crotch, him grab the croch of a pole-dancer and tug on it (yikes and ouch) and several people make out with him... that's just too easy a way to contract H1N1 in my book. no, i'm not saying he has it, but if he gets sick anytime soon you know why!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


i read an article that said this probably cost close to $100,000 to create, i think it turned out great but i wonder who had the idea to spend that much on a 4 minute clip

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

owls owls everywhere...

i'm not sure who started this trend but i noticed it during the beginning of the year and it just keeps getting better. retro owls have been popping up all over the place and i think they make a great statement in small doses!
a cute coffee cozie from BurryGirlDesigns

an owl bank from Target Brooke bedding from Pottery Barn Kids
Owl pendant from Happy HavenWall decal from Holly on Etsy
there are so many more ways you can add adorable owls to your decor. Just remember that design trends like these owls should punctuate your room, not tell the whole story!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009


My brother and sister-in-law are going to begin the process to adopt a beautiful 5 year old girl from Uganda. They have been trying for a second child for several years without any luck and after some of their very good friends began the process to adopt two sisters from Uganda they found out about another child available, a 5 year old girl named Fiona. Because the adoption process is long and tedious (and very expensive) we're thinking we shold hold a rummage/craft/bake sale fundraiser next spring for the family, not only to cover the cost of the adoption but also to help cover the cost of the mandatory 3 week trip to Africa to determine custody and finalize the paperwork before bringing Fiona 'home'. They've got a long road to go but I'm confident we can get some help for them. If any of you have any experience holding a craft/bake/rummage sale (or just some good ideas) we'd appreciate it!

because they're cute...

my nieces conned me into posting this on my blog... they think it's heeelarious!

Monday, November 2, 2009

amazing friends...

on a night i wasn't even sure i wanted to go to the bowling event with hubby's work i realized that i have a truely amazing group of friends. after the crazy week when i thought i wanted nothing but quiet i decided to go out because knew that we always have such fun (and a few responsibly consummed beers) and that it would make my feet (and head) stop hurting... we didn't think to take photos at the bowling alley but afterwards some of us went to bleachers for karaoke...

no, their singing and dancing don't soley make them amazing, i realized that we can talk about anything and everything, and make new friends in the process. i also realized that good friends, good music and laughing so hard you hurt makes everything better. thanks everyone, we need to go out again soon!!!!