Monday, January 31, 2011

New Canvas


New canvas for the dining room! It's the tip of the eclectic-glam vibe I'm trying to complete in our open living room/dining room. Now I need one of these bad boys to go below it...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


(I say, "Crickets" when I'm not quite sure how to respond. Try it in a text.)
It's been a few days since my last post and I have some random thoughts. Here it goes...
My gma is getting better! We had a big hairy scare the other day, but she miracously improves each day.
I really want to build a house.
I have a huge project underway and I can't wait to share it with the blog world. (not bldg a house)
I woke up this morning to run, but instead I laid there for 45 mins thinking about getting up.
Coworker of mine had me try her favorite snack just now. Cherry tomatoes and sugar. Icky.
I'm out of my FF Coffeemate French Vanilla Creamer. I keep it in the breakroom at work. Boooooo.
My hands are so dry. Lizard skin dry. I cake on lotion too. Must not be the RIGHT lotion.
I have 6 credits completed towards my MBA. This excites me.
I have always wanted to learn photography, but the idea overwhelms me...And my potential camera money usually winds up going towards fabric, lamps and throw pillows...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Give Me 20

I get home every evening at approximately 6pm. Should I not need to go to the grocery store, stop by the bank, meet someone for dinner, etc… It’s been very hard to commit to an exercise routine. Even more so that exercise winds me up like the Energizer Bunny making it very difficult to sleep at night.
However, the more time I spend in the heart hospital, the more I have started to realize the importance of being heart healthy. I made a commitment this morning. Actually, last night I told Lee to push me out of bed so that I could begin my commitment. I like my sleep. Yes. I gotta have my straight 8, but this morning I woke up at 6 am and ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes. (After Lee turned on every light in the bedroom, jumped on the bed and made Cooper lick my face.) Baby steps. I plan on doing that-minus the forced wake up call-the rest of this week. Next week I think I’ll add a slight incline. I figure 20 minutes a day will be better than nothing. By starting off the day right, I hope that my diet for each day will follow suit.

I took my grandma a giant balloon bouquet after work yesterday. The bouquet included a huge cow. Just a friendly reminder to “milk it for all its worth.” I think the cow balloon has become my standard get well balloon. I love balloons. Grandma is in and out of a sleepy haze now. She’s still on her meds in ICU and the meds make her extremely sleepy. It’s nice to just stare at her though.

Cheers to being heart healthy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Grandma Update

My grandma had a leaking valve in her heart, but she is all better now! Well kinda. She struggled for a bit after the surgery and worried us all. We feel so blessed for all the prayers and well wishes that helped push us all along through the weekend. The doctors were able to repair the valve rather than having to replace it. Grandma just got off the ventilator this morning and is sitting up in bed now. She will have a long trek in front of her during the healing process, but we're hoping she will be able to go marathon shopping with us all again in no time.


The 68th Annual Golden Globes were last night and tons of ladies rocked gowns with sleeves. My personal favorite of the evening was the dress that Anne Hathaway wore last night.The color on her skin, the puff in the sleeve, the open back....looooove that dress.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nails in the Hospital

My grandma is having surgery this wknd. The surgery was originally scheduled for today but they found an infection that needs to be flushed with antibiotics prior to the big surgery. Sounds like the surgery will be rescheduled for tomorrow. To be cont'd...
On a completely different note...I got a polish change last night!
OPI: Lucky Lucky Lavender

Thursday, January 13, 2011

JuJu Hat

Ish and Chi got a juju hat! You can see where she placed hers by going HERE. I was just blogging about wanting one the other day. You can see my substitute HERE. What is a juju? Table Tonic offers a variety of colors. I'm not sure what color I would get, but here's one in violet:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cozy Spot

I sent in a picture for the Pottery Barn Cozy Spot Contest. I think our bed from PB screams cozy and Cooper thinks so too. Here's a glimpse at the very unprofessional photographer-ish pic I sent:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Site Under Construction


I bought 2 of the Mongolian Teal Wool pillows from Pier 1 and I love them. I have secretly always wanted a JuJu feather headdress to hang on the wall somewhere in my house, but I will gleefully welcome a couple of pillows to fill my feather attraction. Isn't this color rad? I really need to find a comforter/duvet/large quilt in this color. Let me know if you run across one. Please!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Flower Child

Lee had drill this past weekend so I bought myself flowers to keep me company. Not just any flowers, but a new arrangement for the entryway. I call it, "Peony Heaven." Not really. I just really like it. The flowers look pretty fab across from the new painting we picked up while in Savannah.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Don't Judge

A super sweet holiday is approaching. I'm a girl with a design bug. The key to my heart isn't chocolates and heart balloons. I swoon over lamps and throw pillows. What makes you swoon? Swoon. I like that word.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I finally ordered trellis fabric for our master bedroom. I'm super excited to see it delivered. I only ordered it tonight so I'm afraid it will be awhile until I see it on the walls. Still, I was able to remove the item from my WANTED list. Woot Woot!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Love Letter

Dear Husband,

I added my WANTED list to this blog. These are items that are on my current shopping list in no particular order.

Forever yours,


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Polish Change

The best part about getting a manicure is selecting your next polish color. I've had fun picking out my colors recently. I last blogged about my polish change HERE when I was excited about going dark. I kinda wish I had taken more pix of my recent color choices, but I do have 2 new images to share. One that I took just seconds ago for you! The other is an image I sent in a text to show Brandi what I bought her mom; my aunt for Christmas. (We draw names for Christmas each year. Aunt Carol loves Brighton.)Anyway, my recent choices are def influenced by the holiday season.

OPI: Bubble Bath and Bring On The Bling (tips)
OPI: Apple Of My Eye

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy Happy Happy New Year! I need to start off by saying that my resolution this year is a bit silly, but something I used to do everyday growing up. I pledge to make my bed everyday. Yes. That's it. I feel that coming home to a made bed will harness my chi. This WILL allow me to focus on other things that need to be done throughout the house when I get home from work. Having an unmade bed only encourages me to change into my lazy sweats and get horizontal early. I'm hoping the reverse effect will happen and I will buzz around the house until I find myself on the treadmill more. Challenge is that Mon-Fri, Lee is the last one out of bed so technically this resolution will be forced upon him too. Bwahahaha!