June 09, 2015

Sofa bench obsession

I follow a lovely blog, Found Rentals, that had a chair featured on one of their recent Color Theory blogs that made my mouth drop open. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it and how wonderful it is. I highly recommend Found Rentals for any event you may need for table settings/party furniture/fantastic soirees you may be planning.

April 05, 2013


I came across this quote from Michael Becker, and felt compelled to share because I feel the same way despite having not done any major travel myself:

         "I’ve never understood those who don’t feel that twinge of excitement when they look at a world map — those who don’t feel compelled to walk out their front door and see something new; or to hike to their destination rather than drive; or to see something just because it’s there; or to experience even the small adventures this world has to offer."

He has been writing a series of posts in the New York Times Scientist at Work column detailing his research in Antarctica. I have followed his personal blog, The Dry Valleys for a few years now as I find it interesting. It is a fun read if you have the time.

November 09, 2012

2013 Etsy Calendar

I went big, bright and bold this year for my work calendar. It's a gorgeous print on canvas by Khristian A. Howell. Her shop on Etsy is Khristianahowell. She has many other lovely prints, here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/khristianahowell. Khristian also has a website where you can learn all about her projects. http://www.khristianahowell.com/

August 24, 2012

I will learn to cook. I will cook healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. Yes, yes, I WILL.

Being single and lazy, I don't really like to cook much. I have this thing against eating the same thing 4 days in a row, often for lunch and dinner. Yes, I'm aware I can freeze things and re-heat them for later consumption yet I haven't done that. If I make chili, I eat it for two meals a day until it's gone. No fun.

As an avid reader (but definitely not an avid writer of) of blogs of all sorts, among them food blogs, I do follow a few well known food bloggers. Several of these bloggers have cookbooks coming out and I went a little wild and decided to purchase the fruits of their labor. In the next few months I have these beauties to look forward to. I'm assuming I'll try a recipe or two from each one and then end up giving them away. Here's hoping I buck that trend and actually use them and use them often. I need to have family and friends over once a month to help with both me cooking and with the leftovers problem.

Here are the cookbooks. Go ahead, peruse and order away with unbridled abandon like I did from Amazon. (Titles take you to the storefront.) Better yet, be a better small business citizen than I was and  support your local bookstore and purchase them there.  I had an excuse- my foot was broken.  ;)

Receiving in late August:

Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen

Receiving in October: 

And lastly, receiving in November:

May 16, 2012

I'll Show You Mine

I enjoy reading both of the following blogs written by Heather of My Daily Dose of Crazy and Jeanne Oliver of Jeanne Oliver Designs. They both decided to share the contents of their handbags so I decided one of my rare posts could be tagging along on that ride.
I unfortunately do not know how to add the numbers to the contents of my purse so I'll just list them instead. Have fun with the small peek!

My purse on the left.
Several tubes of lipstick and lipbalm and lip gloss. I do love Burt's Bees.
Black wallet with bright pink interior.
Pink leather card holder I got from JCrew years ago. I use it for cards I carry around.
I always have a comb with me.
Garage door opener.
Mint case that hold a 8 day vitamin case.
Key, with my Danforth Pewter frog.
Small Altoids tin I use for Excedrin and Tylenol.
Hair ties and small clip to keep my hair off my face.
Target book of coupons.
Tickets to a dance performance.
Cell phone was used to take the picture.