Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
I also really, really wish I could snag some tickets (argh darn ticketmaster) to their January 1, 2010 concert at Fox Theatre in Atlanta and find someone who enjoys them enough to go with me ... because going to their show would be an amazing start to the new year!!!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Oh, how I wish my computer was not on the blink !!argh, grumble!! because for one week iTunes is providing a Holiday Sampler (a $20.31 value) for FREE!!! It features everyone from Sarah McLachlan, Mannheim Steamroller, Aretha Franklin, Weezer etc. So hurry up and check it out here!!
PS: Thanks for the heads up via Stephmodo
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
photo via bobbonehead
The dynamics of a parent-child relationship are incredible and at times incredibly difficult. Often times the difficulties in this relationship are greater as the child becomes an adult. I have experienced this quite often and was even thinking on the matter just last week as my family prepared for Thanksgiving. Then I received my GOOP newsletter for the month and the topic was straight from my heart/mind : Parental Acceptance
I highly recommend taking a few moments to read the newsletter here and see if it doesn't help give you some insight on how to love and accept your parents just as they are ...
Monday, November 30, 2009
I think about traveling to Europe almost every single day, even if only for a few brief moments of daydream. Of course Paris is one of the must visit locales for such an excursion and watching this google.com commercial only increases the desire ... Oh Paris!
I am in love with this one from Mibo that you can download, print out and create for FREE here.
However, unlike most Advent calendars where one opens a small present or treat with the opening of each little door, I will have an "Act of Christmas" to perform (ex. bake cookies, watch a holiday movie etc.) each day that will help me get in the spirit of celebration.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This is her latest song/music video release, Bad Romance, and it's so uniquely Lady Gaga that I'm diggin' it.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I always purchase a new Christmas cd around this time and this year's selection is If On A Winter's Night by Sting. It is technically a Winter album rather than just a Christmas album, with sounds that are lovely and haunting at the same time. The music perfectly represents the season with the warmth of the holidays mixed among the loneliness of winter. You can check out the video to hear a sampling and get Sting's own take on the music.
Friday, November 27, 2009
In fact, I found myself pouring over every word and lingering on each photo ... the issue was so full of great holiday inspiration I keep coming back to reference ideas. I HIGHLY recommend for anyone who is a fan of Christmas to purchase a copy today!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Man Shops Globe comes on The Sundance Channel every Wednesday at 10pm
The show follows Keith Johnson, antiques buyer for Anthropologie, around the globe in his search for unique items to sell or re-create for Anthro stores. He travels about 6 months out of the year to far flung locals such as India, Paris, Turkey etc. while shopping for a living! So, not only do I really want his job, but I love watching the show to get inspired by how he edits through the masses to choose an item and occasionally tweaking something to make it completely new.
PS: How cool is the design for the show's logo!?!
They are delicious candies, with peppermint bark on top and dark chocolate on the bottom, with Martha Stewart holiday tips printed inside the wrapper.
I have found them to be a lovely display candy, simply set them out in a nice dish for guests or even yourself, with useful ideas. However, be forewarned they are also VERY addictive!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Shiver, by Maggie Stiefvater, is a about a girl named Grace who is facinated by a wolf who saved her life ... who also happens to be a boy named Sam. Sam is a werewolf, a wolf during the cold months and a human during the warm months ... until the time comes when he will stop changing and remain a wolf. They happen to meet while Sam is a human, realize how much they love each other but wonder how they can stop Sam from the inevitable that will seperate them forever.
I def. don't usually read romance-ish books (except Jane Austin) but I blame the fact that my liking for Twilight made this one sound good too. Plus, the movie rights have already been purchased so one day I'll need to have read the book to see the film.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The soundtrack for the movie is already getting buzzed about and with a lineup of artists like this: Death Cab, Lykke Li, Sea Wolf, Bon Iver, Ok Go, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Muse, The Killers etc. the buzz makes sense.
It looks like one awesome soundtrack and the best part being the October 20th release date, an entire month before the film debuts.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Thanksgiving Day Parade stamp consists of 4 designs by Howard E. Paine featuring the wonderful artistry of Paul Rogers who was inspired by American advertising and poster art of the mid-20th Century. I'm sure they will go pretty fast so if you are not planning a trip to the post office anytime soon, you can order them here.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I finally got around to trying something I have been meaning to try for quite some time, Almond Butter. I am already a fan of almonds and enjoyed this version too. It is basically peanut butter but with almonds instead; the texture was like that of natural pb (mine was ground at the store) but with a richer flavor. I have beeen enjoying the spread on various items, this morning was on cinnamon raisin bread along with honey drizzle. Yummy!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I LOVE this movie ... the story is beautiful, the characters are endearing and the music is SO good!! I highly recommend, especially if you have any appreciation for music, as you will not be disappointed.
I'm now going straight out this week and purchase the soundtrack.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Perhaps it was the lack of humidity and the really blue skies today, but somehow I could feel it not too far away. This knowledge is absolute bliss because I am so very ready to welcome the cool crisp air, the leaves, everything about the season, with open arms.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The only downfall is that a luminary starter kit cost about $15 ... So perhaps they'll offer a coupon for them soon?
Friday, August 14, 2009
I hate it when you have a complete brain-fart moment and say something so completely dumb to someone ... for example give the name of a baseball team the name of a football team from a different state !?! ... and realize it moments after your conversation ends.
Then wonder what an idiot they think you are and if they will recall this embarrassing moment every time they see you from now on.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Ruby Tuesday had an insert that included a Buy One Get One Free Coupon (for an entree) and when you join their So Connected club online you'll receive one plus they offer you a FREE Burger on Your Birthday!
This is a pretty good deal, even for non-beef eaters like me since they offer a variety of chicken or turkey burgers too.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I can play some piano, from a few years of childhood lessons
I'm slightly ocd about my laundry and I hate fabric softener
I have 3 piercings (all in ears) and 1 tattoo (back of neck)
I've been to Africa 3 times
I made straight A's my first sem. of college w/ 18hrs
I really like to make lists
I love to be inspired ... music, film, photo, quote etc.
I have a blog that is updated fairly regularly
I know how to make and lay brick/block plus do some tile work
I have had 7 different jobs and never been fired
I lived in ATL for 6 months in 04/05
It's harder to gross me out after my travels and working with kids of all ages
I don't like horror movies or roller coasters
I have a "bucket list" that I'm usually adding to or marking off
I really want to tandem skydive but hoping to find someone to come with me
I love to travel and have an intense desire to live abroad for a year or more
I'm a bit of a foodie and have loved grocery/food stores since I was a kid
People sometimes assume I'm shy upon first meeting and shock them to find out I'm really talkative and loud
I'm a sucker for great art/design ... ads, photos, products, labels, blogs etc.
I think that depending on the tattoo(s) some on certain guys are hot :)
I usually don't like to talk on the phone, but slowly improving ... slowly
I enjoy hearing other people's stories about who they are, their lives etc.
I have a on/off bad habit of saying "sorry" too much; even done it when I bump into something
I love great conversations where you can talk about anything and everything with someone
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I am hoping and praying to pass this beast sometime this week; because after just one day of this stuff and I'm REALLY REALLY missing being healthy and happy.
image via Gilbert R.