Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hey Babe

I'm tired of hearing about the swine flu. And I think that pigs are getting a bad wrap. How could you not just adore their cute little piggy faces? I was pleasantly surprised how many different types of artwork could be found with these little guys. I found it all on Etsy. I guess Babe and Wilbur have been moonlighting as muses :)

The top photo is this adorable painting on canvas found at Peacock Garden.

What do yo think about this little guy from Fruit Fly Pie?

And I feel giddy when I look at this happy face from Amy Perrotti.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

But I love my house

This is the kindof day I've been having.
Honey and I have been renting a house from one of his family members for 2 years now. We have been doing small things to improve the house this whole time. But we have been doing semi-big things to improve the back yard (which is a lovely size). And it has come to this. . . I love our house. I love the covered porch, I love the jasmine we have planted to grow up the porch supports. I love the french doors in the kitchen. I love the odd angles of the ceiling. I love the open living room. I even love the fact that it needs a lot of updating and much more remodeling. I love daydreaming about what we will do when we buy that house.
Fact is, I have always assumed we would buy it.
We broached the subject with said family member last month and we have finally heard back. And. . . .drum roll here please . . . darling house is not for sale.


How can this be? This is messing up my plans. And anyone who knows me knows how I hate to have my plans messed with.

But nothing can be done. So we are now looking for a different house.
All I can think is "but I love MY house." Too bad it is not actually mine :(

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Like nails on a chalkboard

Am I really the only one who finds this girl unbearably annoying? I know that the entire show can be irritating. But we all need our little guilty pleasures.
That being said, I simply can not take one more statement like "Maybe you should hook up with Brody to get Justin Bobby back."

Monday, April 27, 2009


This was my weekend. How was yours?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Why am I a complete computer retard?

I can not get my stupid blog to do anything I want it to. For example, my earlier post today was supposed to have a completely thrilling trailer of True Blood. No such luck. Apparently I am incapable of uploading a video. That's right folks, that super easy little post a video tab does not work for me. Also - I want my blog to be wider. I want my banner to go all the way across the top of the screen AND I want to be able to post photos without having the entire right side deleted due to lack of space.

What is wrong with me? How is it possible that children can have successfully delightful blogs, yet mine looks like a child created it in a hurry, while having a temper tantrum, after a head injury?

Ok- rant over.
Thank you for your time.

Real Blood is for Suckers

The 2nd season of True Blood is due to show in June. YAY! These are all things that I can't wait to see:
  • what will happen with the whole human / vampire / shape shifter love triangle
  • is Lafayette really dead ?!
  • will Jason be half naked most of this season as well?
  • what will happen with that really annoying girl that Bill was forced to turn?
  • will they be able to conjure up anything more disgusting than the bartender's death at Fangtasia?

BTW - How funny is their little slogan? "Real blood is for suckers" I love corny puns.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Feels like home

Amos Lee. I seriously can listen to his stuff everyday and not get sick of it. Beautiful.

Just listen to this or this and try to tell me you disagree.
(Photo via Shore Fire Media)

Happy Earth Day

I am in my office. At a job I hate. Wishing I could be enjoying a little mother nature myself. Photo courtesy of Sharon McAulay.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

When did I get fat knees?

Over the weekend, I went shopping. Most of the time this is considered a fun little excursion. However, this particular trip was planned in the efforts of finding a new swimsuit. I hate swimsuit shopping. I do not assume that this makes me any different from most women; but I will say that I am not 25 anymore. In fact, I am not 26 anymore and I am barely still 27.

As I tried on several different styles and colors with all types of cover up garments I realized something.

I have fat knees. I know this may sound odd, but it is true nonetheless. The area directly above my kneecaps look. . . well. . . fatty. I immediately called my sister, while still in the dressing room, and asked simply, "when did I get fat knees?!"

Her response? "I just thought you knew."

I did end up with a swimwear purchase. I hope it holds up well, because I will not be doing that again for a long time.

Drool much?

These are all dresses that I am currently obsessing over. I dream about them. I think about how they would look paired with all of my shoes and other accessories. I imagine the places I would go just to have an excuse to wear my little babies.
I am slightly upset at Anthropologie for being a wee bit out my price range. However, every time I swear off even looking at their stuff - I get the next catalogue and fall in love all over again.
Oh Anthropologie, I can never stay mad at you.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hellooooo gorgeous

I watch Make Me A Supermodel on Bravo (insert all "Ughhh reality tv" comments here). And I have to say, I am pulling for Jonathan. I don't usually go for the ultra ripped look. I am more of a Zachary Levi, John Krasinski kinda girl. You know funny & sort of lanky. Ok, Ok with the exception of Ryan Reynolds, who I adore and who just so happens to have abs you could slice meat on (to be fair he IS funny too).

Sorry - back to my point. Jonathan. Here's the deal. He loves loves loves his wife and son. It just makes him completely wonderful to watch. Hot & loyal. Hard combo to find.

***Disclaimer - I happen to think my honey is hot and loyal as well. ***

Also sorry for the almost full blown nude shot. It was the best photo I could find.

Help a sista out!

I received an email today (which I did verify on snopes) about helping underprivileged women get free mammograms. Apparently, the Breast Cancer site is having a bit of difficulty getting enough people to visit their site daily. This is hindering their free monogram program. It is free and super easy.

Just follow the link and then click "donate a mammogram"

Thanks for being awesome!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Have you ever seen the rain?

It's raining again. I'm good with that. I often think that I should have been born somewhere other than the hottest place on earth.
These are some of my favorite rainy day songs. They really help to set the mood. The I-just-so-happen-to-be-in-a-movie-where-it-rains-a-lot-and-this-is-my-soundtrack mood.

Credence Clearwater Revival - Have you ever seen the rain?
(I am aware that this is a bit too literal - I don't care)

Pete Yorn - Just Another

Amos Lee - Southern Girl

What are some of your favorite rainy day songs?

A horse of a different color

I can't remember how I came across these photos by Roberto Dutesco (to be honest I think I saw them on someone else's blog) - however I will say that they have made an impact on me.

The raw beauty of these wild horses is enough to make me want to suddenly start taking photography classes.
They are out of my price range but that does not stop me from imagining my living room wall covered in the majesty of these wild beasts.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hi - nice to meet you

It is raining here. I love that. We don't often get a lot of that around here. Plus today, it fits my mood. Bad day at the bad job. Here's hoping tomorrow is better.