Sunday, February 27, 2011


i'm so sorry my friends. i've been simply rotten this week about updates. is a little blog entry that i hope you like: recent photos (all random) and a tribute to one of my all time favorite musicals....HAIRSPRAY!! (my obsession has been reinstated this weekend.)
i love to entertain, and i love to make little munchies like brushetta and brie for friends when they come over. also, one of my favorite dishes to make is salmon....i always try different variations...this was dribbled with a dill yogurt sauce. it was soo tasty!

my friends and i...we like to play cards.
 and we like to be rather silly from time to time.

and there is a certain love of food and wine. (doesn't everybody have that certain love???)

hope your weekend was swell. hope this week is even sweller. :) 


Friday, February 25, 2011

before and after.

what do you think of my new chair? just picked it up at now & again on 500 E and 300 S. if you haven't been in there, you should definitely check it out. they have some gems-and reasonably priced too!

after! (i think it really ties the room together-don't you!?)

Monday, February 21, 2011

if this isn't nice, i don't know what is.

what a nice, long, lazy weekend this was. here is what i did:

1.) K's birthday dinner. (so good to see everyone!)
2.) drank cocktails & watched 30 rock with C. 
3.) cleaned my house.
4.) worked out.
5.) saw sleeping beauty. soo pretty! (but, is it just me or is the best part of that ballet the prologue??)
6.) chomped down frozen yogurt from spoon me.
7.) stayed up WAY too late playing cards with M,H,T,C&C.
8.) got locked out of my house.
9.) quesadilla at red iguana.
10.) mazza (yummm....) and shopped with K&L. bought cute dress...on sale!
11.) cleaned house again.
12.) worked out again.
13.) talked to grandpa.
14.) watched the bachelor.
16.) caught up on blogs.

and didn't do a lick of school work. i'll be kicking myself for the rest of the week. good thing it's only 4 days!!
"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'if this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"
kurt vonnegut
really wanting to see this:

have you seen it? what are your thoughts?

behold, BOLD!:
how was your president's day weekend? did you go shopping and get any good sales?? i hear this was the best weekend of the year to buy a new car! (who knew!?)

that's all for now lovelies! time for me to snooze!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

i'm loving.

i'm loving jennifer causey's photo projects. they make me want to pick up and move to brooklyn...stat. check them out here. here is a little sampling:
tonight i get to go play with my girlies for K's birthday. her cute husband planned a sushi dinner. how sweet! they are just the cutest. it's my goal to take lots of photos. it's been awhile since i've taken photos with my lensbaby muse. tonight would be a good opportunity to practice. oh, and did i tell you that i bought a new camera?? it's a diana mini and it takes film. exciting!! i haven't developed any pics yet, but i can't wait to see how they turn out! 


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

and so it goes.

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." John Lennon


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

everything was grey.

  i can't decide which of these duvets i like more...they're both beautiful!!


 i LOVE the vibe for this wedding reception. how great are the upside-down umbrellas?

 cute valentine's day engagement it just me, or is EVERYONE getting engaged these days??

 peonies just make me smile. they're so beautiful in a bunch.

"She did what she wanted.  She listened to few.  She walked to the beat of her own wild drum.  She was beautiful. Passionate.  She danced carelessly. She laughed loudly. She loved genuinely.  She was irrational, moonstruck, shameless, endearing.  She was Existing. Untamed. Painfully divine. Uniquely exceptional. Potentially dangerous. And extremely desired." -unknown

 love this looks so cozy! it'd be the perfect guest room.

 life is short. eat cookies. love it.

 this color combination and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the headboard. don't you?!

 pretty dresses. (photo found on a paris apartment)

today has been one of those days. i really want to go to the gym to run off the wacky-feeling, but i know i should just stay home and get some school work done. there is so much on my plate these days!

did i tell you that i have a job interview on thursday? probably not...i'm not trying to get my hopes up. but i could definitely use some positive vibes sent my way. with the luck i'm having, i'll probably get a flat tire on the way there or something. (knock on wood that that doesn't happen!) but, it would be a really sweet job. so....that's that.
okay, it's time for me to be productive. but, i hope that you all had a lovely valentine's day, ate cookies, drank some champagne, and snuggled up with your sweetie pie. :)

that's all she wrote.

love sweet love.

happy (late) valentine's day!

here is the cutest couple on the block:

(my cute grandparents)

more later...


Sunday, February 13, 2011

ultimate romance.

from around the web this week (click links to view the beauty!):

this is the cutest thing since mickey mouse shaped pancakes. (photo story of couples who have been together for 50+ years).

this print would look beautiful above my bed...perhaps i'll do my own rendition one day when i'm feeling particularly crafty.

this one too.

check out this video of the perfect love story. 


I opened my heart to the wind and I felt it put its arms around me and hold me all day. I opened my heart to the sea and it carried me and washed around me comforting my whole body. But caught midair between sky and sea and land, halfway between one life and another, nothing could ever compare to that day when I opened my heart to you.
-Rob Ryan