Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's My Birthday (almost)! -- 27% Off!

In honor of my birthday coming up, I'm offering 27% off everything in my etsy shop through Sunday! My calendars would make a great Christmas gift!! 
Use the code BIRTHDAY at checkout!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

i'm (blank) because...

I got inspired by this post from Little Miss Momma (love her!) and decided to make my own "I'm (Blank) Because" post. 

I'm weird because:
I have a thing for numbers - my birthday is Dec 3 (12-3), my anniversary is Jan. 23 (1-23) - so if my husband ever can't remember 1-2-3 then he has issues.  Also I love the numbers 7 and 3.  I have to set my alarm clock at numbers ending in 7 or 3 (right now it's 6:43).
I don't know if I ever want kids. 
I wear my hair in a ponytail at least 6 days a week - I go to work with my hair wet sometimes 3 days a week.  I'm not a morning person, so I stay in bed until the last possible moment, leaving no time to dry my hair.
I very very rarely wear makeup, I never wear dresses or skirts or heels unless it's a very special occasion.
My go-to meal if I'm cooking for myself is rice and black beans with diced tomatoes and chili powder and cumin.  I could eat that every night (too bad my husband doesn't like rice OR beans).
I sleep as far away from my husband as possible in our king bed - I get hot!

But I'll cuddle with my doggy all night long! haha

I'm a bad friend because:
I'm horrible at keeping in touch - I never call anyone, I'm more of a homebody and I like to sit around and watch TV as opposed to talking on the phone at night.
I'm not good at being sympathetic.  I just don't know what to say to people when I'm trying to console them.

I'm a good friend because:
I love my best friends no matter what.
I'll stick by you and defend you.
I'll cry with you over cheap wine.

With my best friend Lindsey before a Miranda Lambert concert

I'm sad because:
I feel complacent a lot - I tell myself to be a go-getter and have more confidence to work toward things I want, but I rarely ever take the steps to put myself out there.
I wish I was better at keeping in touch with my friends and family and that I was motivated to go out and do things with people.
I'm happy because:
I just got a call from the oral surgeon with my expected out-of-pocket cost for getting all of my wisdom teeth removed, and it came in at a whopping $182! I was expecting more around the $1000 to $2000 range, so you can imagine how much better this is!
I get a few days off work for the holidays.  

At a football game - We're a little sweaty, just overlook that part, it was hot!

I'm excited for:
I just finished my Dreamweaver 2 class and I feel pretty confident that I could make a good website at this point and I still have a few more classes left to take in my Web Design Certificate program.
I get to cuddle on the couch with my husband and my Caesarbear for like 5 nights straight!  And I get to go to the Georgia/Georgia Tech game on Saturday.

Oh yeah, PS I dyed my hair brown, what do you think?  I think I probably need to learn to not look so weird when I'm taking pictures of myself in the mirror.

Have a good Thanksgiving everybody!

Friday, November 18, 2011

fill in the blank friday

Friday kinda snuck up on me this week.  I started my Dreamweaver 2 class on Tuesday so I was in class 2 nights this week, so I'm all discombobulated.  Wow, no squiggly red line, maybe I actually spelled that right haha.

1.   A nervous habit I have is     messing with my fingernails.  I'll rub my fingernail against my thumb.  It's ironic because it's  something my mom does that really irks me, and I've told her before, and now I can't stop doing it  .

2.   Something that makes me sad is   those sarah mclachlan animal rescue commercials.  omg you're killing me!
3.  Today I am thankful for    FRIDAY!  and that my dog has made it almost 5 weeks since his surgery without re-injuring himself.

4. My favorite room in my house is    my living room. It's cozy and has a fireplace and a couch and it's where my husband and I spend the (vast) majority of our time   .

5.  I can't stand    misspellings.  especially in public places.  the worst are the ads on the back of the bathroom doors in public restrooms, they really need a spell checker.  

6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would    take my husband and I out to a nice dinner. we haven't been able to get out much lately.

7.  The last person I hung out with was    oh my gosh i have no idea, i have really been a homebody lately.  i guess the last time i hung out with people (other than my husband) was a halloween party!  .

Don't forget to link up with the fill in the blank party at the little things we do.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

dream home - pinterest style

Pinterest is so great.  I know I've sung its praises before, but it's just such a good organizing tool for all the inspiration you can get on the internet.  Plus I use it to find recipes, gifts, workouts, clothes, vacation ideas...
I pin a lot of ideas to specific rooms to keep my boards organized, but I also have a "Lovely Rooms" board that isn't what I'd put in a certain room in my house, but just because they're so pretty and I like to look at them and ooh and ahh over them.  So here are some beautiful rooms I've found via pinterest.

These first two pictures are all about my love of cabins.  They just make me feel so cozy and happy.  All the wood and the snow outside and the fireplace, makes me want to bundle up by the fire in my PJ's with a good book and some hot chocolate!
wood and stone cabin with picturesque snow and mountains outside
wood and stone winding staircase, candle chandelier in a cabin-style home
child's room, bunk bed spans entire length of wall, alcove with desk and chair underneath with curtains to close for privacy
Isn't the room above so cute? It looks like both kids sleep up top and they put two mattresses together to span the wall, then they have their secret alcove down below.  I would've loved this when I was little.

ultra modern dining room with black table and reflective shiny silver tin ceiling tile with texture
Isn't this dining room/kitchen awesome? Love the modern table and chairs, and OH MY! at that silver ceiling tile!

bedroom with wood beam headboard and tucked fabeic headboard with branches and driftwood style side table and bench
More of my wood/cabin love coming out.

window seat bay window in a dark teal room with yellow and chartreuse pillows
I'm a sucker for window seats.  More of my curling-up-with-a-good-book-and-hot-chocolate fantasies coming out.  I love the dark walls (they look almost teal) with the yellow/green chartreuse accents.  Not a huge fan of that mop on the floor, but look how awesome that chandelier is!

So, what do you guys think? I'd love for you to send me your pinterest links so I can see what you've been obsessing over!

Friday, November 4, 2011

fill in the blank friday

Let's fill in some blanks!

1.   My favorite thing about this week was/is     that it is finally over.  so ready for the weekend.

2.   Colder weather makes me   kinda happy.  I like the "idea" of winter, and I like being inside all cuddled up and I love wintry decorations like branches and snowflakes and CHRISTMAS!      .

3.  Three things that make me terribly happy as of late are    hmm, i don't know that anything lately has made me "terribly happy", for the next few weeks our lives are pretty boring becuase our dog had surgery and we can't leave the house   .

4. If I could only wear one kind of shoe for the rest of my life, I'd choose    flip flops.  as long as it can be warm outside for the rest of my life   .

5.  My personality type is    INTJ. This is what the website said: You are:
  • moderately expressed introvert
  • moderately expressed intuitive personality
  • slightly expressed thinking personality
  • slightly expressed judging personality

6.  I have a serious problem resisting     food.  I have been eating like it's my job lately.  boo.

7.  My favorite color to wear is    grey.  i have a limited color palette.
Make sure to link up at the little things we do!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Conor and I as Spartan Cheerleaders (from the SNL skits with Will Ferrell & Cheri Oteri)

At work, my department dressed up as our company's products.