Friday, January 15, 2010

This dog ...

... is far too patient with me!


"Oh geez she has the camera - this is never good."


"I'll just pretend I don't care that I look ridiculous right now."


"Does this make me look girly?"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lately ...

A Goodwill store opened in our town this week and its just down the road from our house so I had to check it out.

I found this cute milk glass vase which is currently sitting by my kitchen sink filled with cheery green flowers.


I also spied this tarnished platter on the bottom shelf and picked it up to give it a closer look. Its quite heavy for its size and when I flipped it over I discovered it originally came from Pottery Barn so I knew the $6 price tag was a deal.



After cleaning it with Brasso it now looks like this - pretty huh?! (The rag was pretty nasty though.)


Its perfect for my makeup and other goodies.


Before I put my goodies on it I had some fun with the pretty ring Josh got me for our first anniversary. I don't get to wear it often but I love it!


As a brussels sprouts lover I was over-joyed to walk into the grocery store the other day and see this:


I didn't even know they sold them on the stalk like this! Luckily Josh refuses to eat them so I get them all to myself. Yum!

The kitchen cabinet painting project (saga) continues. Because it has been too cold to paint in my makeshift garage workshop we've been without upper cabinet doors for well over a month.



Its been pretty convenient not having to open doors to get things so its going to take some getting used to when they're back on. Oh and I don't think I ever said what color we're painting them - well I guess from the pictures above you can see we went with black. Its a bold choice but we're really excited about it!

And finally here's a tip: if your dog just came in from a potty break, don't let him jump up on your lap!


Birthday wishes

Today is the birthday of my mother-in-law Terry. As far as mothers-in-law go I got pretty lucky - we get along really well and I consider her one of my dear friends.


Here she is at our wedding with her husband Tom (Josh's step-dad)

Happy Birthday Terry - wish we could be there to celebrate with you!

Love you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hello 2010

I'm a little late on the new year post but as they say, better late than never :-)

Its hard to believe its the end of yet another decade, and what a decade it was!

This past decade I:

- Graduated college
- Had my heart broken so badly I thought it would never heal (it did)
- Had my last boyfriend (now my husband)
- Was boring and kept my hair long the entire time
- Got engaged, then got married
- Bought my (our) first home
- Gained a lot of weight on prednisone (and didnt lose any of it)
- Got my first pets: 2 cats and a dog (I'm not counting the ones I had when I lived with my parents because I wasn't totally responsible for them)
- Had 3 post college jobs and so far haven't loved any of them
- Bought too many black shirts
- Wore too much black
- Got into and then out of credit card debt

I learned a lot about myself and grew a lot.

I have given up on new year's resolutions because they never seem to last but I do have a few goals this year: I want to simplify my life, and use my time more productively.

Here's to a wonderful 2010!