Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I gave this one to a friend who lives in and met her husband in Boston as part of an early wedding present. I thought it was funny because when I visited her, she was trying to explain the neighborhoods to me and I just didn't get it. We had to resort to the condiments on the restaurant table, but I think this will help me out next time. Love the blues on the Great Lakes print!
Recently, Ork came out with this "Gotta Have Heart" print that I thought was really cute. It combines my love of typography with my The Hubs's medical background:
And then today, I saw on Far Out Brussel Sprout that Ork has also come out with this "Think Hard" print:I think these would be so cute hanging in a doctor's office. (Will The Hubs even have an office? Dr. K, cardiologist? Brain surgeon? I am already envisioning decorating his office if he goes into private practice. Never mind that that's years from now!)
The byline on the "Think Hard" print is think "hard about which color you like best". I'm thinking! I'm not totally in love with the black and tan, but I'm not really feeling the color either, even though I think the words pop more with the color:
Your thoughts? Since I'm horrible about making decisions, these may be saved off to my "save for later because I'm indecisive" list.
In other news, I feel like I've arrived - after mentioning her in my last post, I got a comment from one of my fave blogs, Young House Love!
Monday, October 26, 2009
The puppy and I did a lot of lazing around...I did some grocery shopping and a little laundry that has yet to be folded. Read all of the Saturday and Sunday papers. Watched
But it's my last without The Hubs (I visit him this weekend and he's back home for good the next !] ), so why not be lazy? Can't wait to get my cuddle partner back.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Target Skull Plates (set of 8), $16
Speaking of budget-friendly Halloween decorating, have you seen Young House Love's post and video (embedded at the bottom) on what they did inside this year? All great ideas!
Again, I can easily see this cloche working for any time of year just by switching out the objects. Genius!
John doctored a copy of their wedding photo. Again, I think this would be funny for other holidays...Santa Hats at Christmas?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
SugarStreetCafe Etsy shop, $17
Paloma's Nest Etsy Shop, $34 (various prices)
I looked up what I bought it for, and noticed her prices have gone up - I would too if I was featured by Martha! Here are some other options that might also float your boat. I couldn't narrow down my favorites, so I have a lot from each shop.
lovegrowsbygiving's Etsy Shop, $24 (various prices)
SayYourPiece's Etsy Shop, $8-$12 as shown
If feeling up to it, you can also try to make your own.
This is making me want to buy some more keepsake bowls/dishes. The last shop has some for babies and pets. Does my puppy need one? I could present her with her treats in her own fancy little dish.
Friday, October 9, 2009
When Melissa from The Lil Bee announced that there was now an iPhone app for the Feather Report blog, I was so excited. I mean, this is like having my own personal Cher Horowitz closet!
For those of you who don't know:
Fashion + Weather = Feather Report
If you’ve ever checked the forecast and wished the weatherman would just tell you what to wear, Feather Report is your place. Each day, to prepare you for the work week, Feather Report breaks down the forecast into style inspiration that actually makes sense.
Read more about all of the cool stuff it can do here, and then go buy it here for $2.99!
And if you don't have an iPhone, start following Feather Report blog!
A big thanks to the Lil Bee - my other iPhone apps are going to be so jealous of all the play the Feather Report is going to get.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This weekend, I'm flying standby to see him. I probably won't be heading to the Corpus Christi Bay, but will meet him somewhere between Texas and Mexico, where we will spend the weekend with some of his housemates at his parents' place in SPI. I've never flown standby before, so I don't know what to expect. Double cross your fingers for me that I make it there (and back on Sunday!) so that I can be here:
Where I should wake up uber-early to experience this over the Gulf of Mexico:
But will most likely watch it come back down with drink in hand over the Laguna Madre:
The Hubs is flying up next weekend for TX-OU, and then I'm going back one more time Halloween weekend...and then he'll be back in no time. (I learned after the fact that he probably could have sold this coveted rotation for $500...instead we'll be spending that visiting each other...d'oh!)
B-T-Dubs, I found the last two images on Panoramio. It's like the photo feature on Google Maps, but much cooler to navigate. I could spend a lot of time on here exploring the world.
Have a wonderful weekend!
So I've been searching the site like a fiend for a variety of things on my to-buy list. (Entryway table, large framed mirror, mantel shelf, other coolness...) Do you know about CraigsToolbox? It shows the image previews with your search. Oh, how glorious! No more wasting time clicking into postings with crappy items! (Except my free trial has now run out, and I'm too cheap to subscribe. If I had loads of dough, I wouldn't exactly need Craig, now would I?)
Another reason I decided not to pay for the image preview is because my husband strongly doesn't approve of me buying anything off Craigslist due to shady happenings in the news. I was talking to him on the phone the other day (our main way to communicate these days since he is living out of town for his pediatrics rotation), and I mentioned that I found a posting for an awesome mantel shelf that will go perfectly with our fireplace - for only $25! - and I was really hoping someone hadn't already snatched it up. He got really upset and told me I cannot buy anything off the site. Rather than argue, I made something up about having to get off the phone. (If I every buy anything on there, I am fully planning on meeting in a public place and either bringing someone with me or telling others of where I'm going.)
So what's a gal to do? $25! I can't lie to The Hubs. Maybe sweet-talk someone else into actually making the purchase for me?
Have you found any great Craigslist steals? Are you ever surprised by prices being almost the same as retail? For example, I found a posting for this shapely mirror (swoon!) for $150. The ad says it's from Ballard Designs, so I had to check it out since I was curious to see the retail price: $180. It is new in box, but a $30 savings on something that much isn't enough for me to justify unless it happens to be close to my home. (This one wasn't; I actually hadn't even heard of the town.)
Meanwhile, I'll remain on the hunt. Don't tell my husband.
Here are some Craigslist searching & buying tips I found that might assauge his fears.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The only issue Uncle David could find that we'll want to keep an eye on?
Her butt is too small. (Compared to the rate of growth of her thigh muscles.)
Wish I had that problem.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I was browsing for an image of a Lulu Guinness zippered pouch with a different silhouette that I use to keep jewelry in when traveling and came across this:
I am assuming this is Lulu's home, because I don't know where someone else would have gotten such a large version of it. Love it.
Update: Using my mad Google skills, I turned up this post about Lulu Guinness's home. I don't know where the above is from, but I want it.
LG! It was like it was just for me. (Although I think it's safe to say I would not have done as much bidding on eBay if my initials were LV or CC.)