Sunday, December 28, 2008

Apples to Apples

This is my new favorite game, the family played this on the night of Christmas Day and it was literally hours of fun!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Fascinating ...

how a hamburger can bring cultures together.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I am so in love with this entire line for your home and body for so many reasons ... good for people/enviroment, tons of amazing scents, incredible packaging and design etc. I highly recommend you check them out since they can be found anywhere from Big Lots to Target.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Favorite Things: The Nutcracker

I have always wanted to see a live performance of The Nutcracker done by a professional ballet company and accompanied by a real orchestra; ideally The Atlanta Ballet @ The Fox Theatre. I will be getting a bit closer to acheiving this goal on Friday, while watching this ...


I love catalogs especially those rare few who have such incredible photography and styling that you pour over them like a good magazine. These three catalogs fit into such a category ... JCrew, TOAST and Anthropologie.

Hayden-Harnett for Target

I'm absolutely, positively in love with these items from the new Hayden-Harnett for Target collection which debuts on December 28th. If they are as gorgeous in person as in the photos then I will definitely be getting one or two.

Wish List No. 3

Gift Cards. Even though they are not always the most exciting to open they are the perfect gift, because who doesn't love having money to spend at a favorite place on whatever you like.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Favorite Things: Christmas Movies

I love to watch the "classics" from my childhood during the holidays and these are some that we viewed every year. My most favorite would have to be "A Christmas Story" since my brother and I have watched this movie so much growing up we can quote the entire movie (seriously).

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wish List No. 2

Netflix is the gift of movies ... create a list of movies to watch, quick delivery (1-2 business days), no due dates, no cost shipping or returns and you never have to leave home. You can choose from many different plans, making a gift subscription the perfect present.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oh Carbs

THIS looks so freakin' delicious and perfect for a brunch, so you can eat without guilt since you are combining two meals into one.

Favorite Things : Christmas Music

I love Christmas Music during the holidays and every year try to find a new Christmas album to add to the collection ... this year I really want the soundtrack to ELF

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wish List No. 1

Baggu Bags ... make the holiday a little more green with these reusable shopping bags. They are made from sturdy ripstop nylon that will help carry loads of everything from groceries to books and more, plus they come in 48 different colors.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Favorite Things: 25 Days of Christmas

ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas begins tonight; it has become a tradition to watch the classic claymation movies they feature and check out some of the new holiday films they create each year. You can find out what is playing when by checking out the schedule here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

She & Him

I have always liked classic country music like Johnny, Patsy, Loretta etc. and have craved some since my visit to Tennessee. However, I am currently loving She & Him, who have a little old-school country flavor but still very modern. Plus, who doesn't adore the uber-cool Zoey Deschanel?


Diet 7UP Pomegranate. This stuff looks and sounds delicious, yet remains a mystery to me since I cannot find it anywhere. If anyone has seen this beverage or can provide any information on it's whereabouts please contact immediately!!

Holiday Announcement

Now that Thanksgiving is over the countdown to Christmas has officially begun and I have decided to do some holiday posting come Dec. 1st ... my christmas wish list, favorite things etc. In honor of this announcement here is a commercial with a little song to get you in the mood.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Excitement

No work today
Going to see this movie
My most favorite holiday is tomorrow
I will be baking this and these for the occasion

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Parade and Peanuts

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is for many a huge part of the upcoming holiday, whether you sit down to watch with the whole family or just have it on in the background while cooking up a storm in the kitchen. So, here is a shout-out to this classic event and anyone who has ever rooted for Charlie Brown.

*Note the tribute to Lucy at the end with her all blue outfit and football.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Those Dancing Days

I really like this song. Wowza can those Swedes churn out some awesome music etc. these days.

Holiday Wreath

This is one of the coolest wreaths I have ever seen and if I had cash to throw down on one, I probably would.


Yes. I read the books, got hooked, and bought my movie tickets for this weekend yesterday. I'm anxious and so excited!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Workin' For The Weekend

This week is a short one because tomorrow I head up north to watch these guys play their homecoming game on Saturday and check out Nashville since I'll only be 30 min. away.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Donut Muffins ... sound too good to be true? Check out the recipe here. I have gotta try these soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Walking On A Dream

I am so loving this song lately, by Empire of The Sun, and the video is crazy fun too.

12 Days of Christmas

The Crate & Barrel Holiday catalogue arrived today, and to what did my wandering eyes did appear ... but this incredible ornament set depicting "The 12 Days of Christmas". I have wanted these since discovering them last year via The Land of Nod catalogue. Perhaps this year they just might make it on or under the tree.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


I have been enjoying these for the past month or so as they are perfect for the fall season. They now come in handy 100 Calorie On-the-Go Packs that have quickly become my snack of choice.

Quote of Inspiration

A huge thing of inspiration for me are quotes, ones that speak to some part of who you are or who you hope to become ... that really get you thinking, growing and changing.
So, I have added a "Quote of Inspiration" to the bottom of this lil' blog that will be changing weekly (hopefully) in order to provide a regular dose of inspiration to whoever happens to visit this my tiny little plot of internet.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bzzz ...

I saw this trailer tonight for "The Secret Life of Bees" and was so excited!! I absolutely loved the book (thanks Niki) and am hoping the movie will be just as good. It looks like it just might be with so many incredible actresses ... not to mention a pretty good soundtrack too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I LOVE this commercial.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


One of the newest scents from Bath and Body Works "The Perfect Autumn" collection by Slatkin & Co. Absolutely the exact scent of autumn. Conjuring up thoughts of all things related : leaves, apples, spices, being outdoors, warm beverages, crisp breezes, clear skies, the colors etc.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

I am so excited about this movie ... one I actually want to go see in the theater rather than wait for the rental. It also reminds me of being back in high school and heading out with a friend on a Friday or Saturday night to catch the latest "must-see" movie.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


... has arrived.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pushing Daises

This show is quirky and adorable, plus Lee Pace being so easy on the eyes, it is pretty hard to resist. So, even though I only caught a few episodes last season I'm really excited for its return on October 1st.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lykke Li

I discovered Lykke Li a little while back but have been playing her a lot these days. She is so good, not just on this song but many others, plus this video is pants.

S'More Please

Ice Cream + S'mores = These ... so yummy and habit forming.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Autumn/Winter Deliciousness

I am so looking forward to these ....

United Airlines

I spotted this commercial for United while watching the Olympics tonight and just loved it. What a beautiful and creative advertisement ... check out some of their others as they are pretty incredible too.

Friday, August 15, 2008

They're Back ...

And hopefully this coming week or next weekend we will be doing some catching up.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Breaking Dawn

So, this came out on Saturday and my own personal copy was supposed to arrive at my home. I was beyond upset when it didn't show up in my mailbox. These past few days have been torture knowing that had it arrived on-time, I could be devouring every page like so many others. I am really hoping that tomorrow will be delivery day at last ... if not then I might have to purchase another and just return the pre-ordered when it finally does arrive. Oh please, oh please USPS come through for me soon!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Mmmm .... I am so addicted to these right now.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I have been waiting for this movie to finally be released on dvd ... the wait is over this Tuesday, July 15th when it will be available for purchase. It is such a great lil' modern fairytale that is so unique from the characters and story down to the well designed title graphics. I'll be buying and watching the same night!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

1 Litre

I am on a mission to find and purchase this water, 1 Litre. I'm normally not very particular about my bottled water but this packaging is gorgeously sleek and modern ... plus the lid serves as a cup too. Perhaps I'll locate some in the near future and hopefully it won't be too expensive.

New Shoes

A guy on my Cameroon trip had the male-version of these and so upon returning home I tracked some down for me; they are called Voyager by Propet. The brand is known for walking shoes but they could also be used around water since they have an anti-fungal insole and rubber "croc-like" outsole. I love them because they are a great looking shoe that can go anywhere and are a much hipper alternative to Crocs. I purchased mine at our local White Jones ACE Hardware (of all the places) but you can find them plus check out other colors etc. on the Propet website.

Eames Stamps

I've been hearing about these stamps for quite some time through my various daily-read blogs and they have finally arrived. They definitely look pretty rad and thinking I'll probably pick some up on my next visit to the post office.

Mamma Mia!

I haven't been able to get this song out of my head thanks to tons of advertising everywhere. I'm starting to get excited about seeing the movie now, with the reviews sounding really good and it being such the quintessential summer flick. I will probably even check it out with my own ABBA loving Mama Mia!

Viva La Vida

I have not purchased an actual cd in a really long time, but the reviews on this one were just too much to resist. Plus, I'm really loving the cover artwork.