Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Top half: Game cupboard. Please note: EMPTY space. Bottom half: All of this organizing gave me a cupboard for all my sewing/projects.
It also freed out some room in my closet for my summer-y shoes.
Monday, April 27, 2009
This is the quilt my friend had in her daughter's room probably 5 years ago from Pottery Barn. I adore this quilt. Then they stopped making it. And then my friend gave it to her sister.
I can't believe they are making it again. Unfortunately, I have no use for it at this time. I am content just knowing that if I want to own it, I can.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
So if I was out running errands today, I'd be crazy to buy this:
Down-proof ripstop with 550-fill duck down.
Down-proof embossed taffeta lining.
Zip-secure hand pockets with brushed tricot lining for added warmth.
Internal media-player pocket.
It would be crazy to purchase this when I was out looking for summer tops and capris.
Unless of course I really need a new coat for next winter and it was only $26 (full price $130.) Then I would be a genius.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I think these might be fun in my boys' room. Instead of Brooklyn, I think it would be fun to print up my son's name.
I absolutely love this one, I can't really say why. I am wondering if I can find a place for this in my house. You know, since I am all about color.
How about this with a skinny belt?
I actually own this shirt in the smaller size but it shrunk - as did hers - so now I own one that fits me. (This is one of the best layering shirts of all time, I could wear this 4 days a week.)
True to form, I love their new line:
I will never buy this one (it only comes in white!) but I love the style
and this cover-up is super cute:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
One of my fabulous sisters recommended this book to me.
I loved the book, I loved the way it was written. One critic described the book as, "sharp, quick, subdued, casual." Exactly. I love the growth and developement of people in this novel, especially Kitty.
Also, the movie:
*Sigh* I happened to check this out from the library also. I loved, loved, loved the movie, even more then the book. Some of the dialogue is straight out of the book, but it does not follow the story exactly, which was just fine with me. I watched the movie last night and the night before. I might watch it again tonight. I am not a repeat movie watcher, but I will most definitely be buying this movie.
I have found the characters swimming around in my head for the last few days. I can't seem to bring myself to read anything else. I am still not finished with Kitty and Walter.
(I might add: the movie earns it's PG-13 rating.)
Monday, April 6, 2009
**I've made these twice this week for my son's bday. I probably ate at least half of each batch myself.**
Thursday, April 2, 2009
It's lovely to have such a nice friend who knows me so well.
This clipboard made me think about this picture I saw on designmom and oh happy day (originally from Martha Stewart Living).
I think I am going to make a clipboard for each of my kids. Seems like a nice way to organize all their flyers and school papers and permission slips. Thanks for the idea friend!
Last year I took up running, for real. I have always loved running and ran off and on but never in an actual race. I spent late summer/early fall training for a half-marathon that I completed in October. It was LOVE at first race.
When not running outside, I work out at a local Community College's Recreation Center.
Let me set the stage for you so you can fully visualize my gym: with the exception of me and my friends, everyone at the gym is a Senior Citizen. There are people who come to the gym with their oxygen tanks and canes(I'm not kidding.) The best attended Aerobics Class is the class where the participants stay in their chair for the whole class, the close second is a class called Young at Heart. I guess what I am trying to say is this: my gym is not a meat market.
Fast forward to this week at the gym. I was finished with my workout and headed downstairs when the man behind the desk (early 50's grandfather type - always dressed in chinos and a button down) stopped me for a conversation.
Him: "The cross country coach at the community college was wondering if you would be interested in joining the cross country team."
Me (choking on my water): "Me?"
Him: "Yeah, he pointed you out to me while you were in spin class. He's watched you run a couple of times and says when you run you look like you could go forever."
He explained that the coach felt a little awkward approaching me while I was running because he didn't want me to misinterpret his intentions.
Me: (laughing) "Does it matter that I am turning 35 this year and already graduated from college?"
Him (shrugging): "We had a mom on the team a couple of years ago whose oldest was 16. You just have to take 12 credit hours and have not previously competed collegiately."
(You have no idea how hilarious it is that I would have competed in track in college.)
Me: "I ran track in middle school does that count?"
Him: "We could probably work some sort of scholarship . . . but that practices are in the mornings which make it hard for the moms who are busy getting their kids to school."
This conversation really happened, I have a witness to back me up. I am still unsure it if it was some elaborate April Fool's joke played by this complete stranger who works at the desk.
I probably shouldn't admit how flattered I was by this. I mean, I am not an athlete. I am not good at sports, but to have the Cross Country coach say that I am a good runner? We are talking cloud nine. It's like one of my friend's said, "It's not everyday you are offered a Athletic Scholarship for college." Especially at my age.