Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Friday night Al took me out for my Birthday dinner at my favorite Italian place, Armondos. They have or now its HAD the best blue cheese dressing ever. Sadly they got a new executive chef and its no longer available. However the food was delicious!!

Grilled Market Veggies with crispy polenta and goat cheese

I don't remember what this was but it was GOOD

I feel very grumpy today...not sure if its the rain or the 5am wake up...maybe some coffee will help.

How are you today?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy (Friday) Thoughts

Just a few things that make me happy at this moment...

 balloon has been passed to me from Kelli and she got it from Tsuki

Today is my 28th birthday, it is also 4 other people I knows birthday! Two of them are co-workers; it has been the funnest thing this morning to yell happy birthday to each other.

I got a TON of mail yesterday when I got home and not one was a bill! I ordered some octopus nylons from etsy; they came in. I got an adorable thank you card from the kids at the women's shelter I volunteer at, along with a wedding invite and some birthday cards. I love getting mail, its so lovely to know someone put time into their day sending something out to you. 


everyday this cute kid comes in with his Dad to drop off documents and he remembered my birthday and got me this yummy donut. How sweet is that kid!

Tonight I will be watching these amazing ladies kick some ass! Have you heard of the LFL? I went to a game last year and had a good time, they only play twice a year here in Seattle.

I can't seem to get enough of this song right now. It's so fun and makes me wanna hop around and sing. How cute is her make-up in this video?

What makes you happy today?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pic messaging is unfair

Man hands and my MOM have been sending me pic msg of what they are doing today(not together)...

Man Hands gets to hang out with the whales (last week there, he starts a new job!)

While my mother gets to have fun in Disney Land with my niece and nephew

Sigh...I will just go back to looking out my window into the HALL WAY

Hope you have lovely things to photograph today.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Monday night man hands gave me my  birthday present early. He asked me if I wanted to wait for Friday and duh I am not that patient. So he made me sit on the edge of the bed hold out my hands and close my eyes, then he hands me a pink ipod nano with an arm band so I can work out with it.. I think the last thing I had was a disk man like 10 years ago and for a while I was thinking I was the only person in the WORLD that didn't have one. yup, I have even seen tiny humans (children) with them. I am a shame to my tech savvy generation, I know.

So with my new toy I have been obsessed (hence my blogging absence yesterday) and I now give you some Etsy love for my ipod "panda man"

ipod nano case Timeless Treasures
Recycled LL COOL J cassette wallet / iPod Nano Case / business card holder
Sushi Ipod Nano MP3 Player Case - Spicy Tuna

and while I'm here I may as well get a matching outfit for Suzy right?
Adorable iPod Nano Clutch

Hand Knit iPod Nano Sock Cozy Case - Irish Aran

how fun would any one of these be and the knitted one would be perfect for the fast arriving autumn and winter; of course I would need a matching hat, scarf and mittens...oh how I LOVE mittens.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 23, 2010

crafty weekend

Happy Monday! My body is sore from working out this morning, I should stretch more...

So this weekend I decided to stay in and get some crafting done, its been WAY too long and I miss it so much. So with the wedding coming up in just a couple weeks it was a perfect time to start the two projects I volunteered myself to help with. The ceremony garland and the wedding favors.

Friday night I put together the Garland that will be hanging from the arbor where the Bride and Groom will be exchanging vows. The bride gave me a little of direction and set me free. I love LOVE that I got to do that.

and Saturday night I made the thank you notes for the favor boxes

I cant wait to get the boxes in so I can assemble and see the final product!

Also check out the Baby Seahawks Bunting I made for my friends baby.

Hope you all has a fantastic weekend
 and have a more fantastic(al) week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy (Friday) Thoughts

some things that have made me happy...  
...This week

the couple days of 90+ degree weather

Birthday candle necklace that anthropologie sent me for my birthday month

Zeta all curled up

Coffee breaks with Edward

Finally getting to hold this little guy

losing a few more lbs

This week has been a strange one and I wasn't myself the whole time
Thank (insert what you prefer) its over!

What are your Happy (Friday) Thoughts?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Its one of those days...when you just want to scream or jump on a trampoline (no just me?) I am happy today I just don't want to be here right now.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

more danelion love

To add to my obsession of dandelions and dishes; I have decided this set is going to be a must have in my dinning room. They will go perfect with the wine glasses I found from sweet and cool design on Etsy.

Dandy lines from CB2

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Dress

Happy Monday!!

Yesterday I went thrift store shopping to look for dressers that I might like so I could finish them and what not. Didn't find one but I did find a dress to wear to the wedding in September!

Adrianna Papell dress $5 I couldn't pass it up...Now I just need to find shoes and accessories to go with it...Anthropologie here I come! (since I saved on a dress I can splurge on a necklace or earrings right?)

Twined Hive Necklace $38
Crystal Wave Earrings $30
Main Stage Clutch $220
Tritone Trumpet Heels $98
All from anthropologie

I will have to do with out the clutch (kinda out of my budget *big sigh*)

outfit total $171

my mother will be proud

Friday, August 13, 2010

i wish i may, i wish i might

................have this wish I wish tonight

wish upon a star charm necklace

(this reminds me of drawings i used to make when i was a kid)
Ziggy stardust
cutie dynamite shooting star

star earrings

I stopped making wishes about 12 years ago when my wishes came true...I kinda miss it.

Do you wish upon stars?

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I feel good dun na na na...Or how ever that goes. ha ha ha

ha ha i love this

5:30 this morning I went to the gym with my dear friend Livi! I even left the house while man hands was still brushing his teeth...just kissed his cheek good-by. (wonder what went through his head...I am normally  still sleeping when he leaves)

{actual pic of us 2 years ago when we were just friends}

This is so embarrassing to say and I hate myself for it but while I was getting ready for work, G.T.L went through my head...you know from that awful show, Jersey Shores. I was doing laundry at the time and had already been to the gym...lol.


Soon all this extra weight will be off and I will have my smoking bod back...OK it was never smokin' but it was cute.

how is your morning going?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

what do i do??

Next week I plan on getting a new (and way over due) hair style at the Humanity Salons. They help the homeless by personally delivering a care package with every hair service. They also help other local charities and help low income women look their best for job interviews after getting back on their feet. What a great place!

So the only problem is what do I do with my hair?

This is about what it normally looks like after I get it cut...its pretty and all but I don't want it short anymore.

(Top and bottom pics via)

This would be amazing to have but its not gonna happen just yet, but the color would be lovely; I am definitely going to go with the color. (don't ya just love her bracelets)

Since I was in Jr High I have always loved hair like this and swore someday it would happen. I Just love how big it is!

(top and bottom via)

This is the look!
 Its the one...wonder if that can be done with my hair?

I know I also have to put in consideration to ACTUALLY doing my hair in the morning...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i've been caught

I am so embarrassed...

When I get bored I start to doodle and sometimes I start to scribble my name with man hands' last name and who looks over my desk and reads things when they walk by! Yup I was confronted and asked who's name I was practicing...those post its quickly got thrown out! Hahahaha

I know I am not the ONLY one...?


Right now all I want to do is build a nice cozy fire, curl up next to it and get warm! It would be just wrong for me to build a fire in August...just wrong.

My office building has central air, air conditioning, who knows; I just know its too freaking cold! So I got my blanket wrapped around my poor poor tootsies, wishing  they never blew out the space heater. (Thats a whole big addiction that ended in my computer getting fried, cold feet and tears. I would rather not talk about it. Very sad)

If I had this fire table (its smoke free) it wouldn't be a hard decision to light it on cold summer days/nights.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Birthday Weekend Fun

This weekend was full of birthday parties and FUN! Saturday was my godsons 9th Birthday Party at the park...too bad it rained but we still had a great time.

right after the birthday party Al and I packed up the kids to take them back home to Cle Elum for Rowan's 4th birthday party on Sunday where a special guest showed up...

{really Man Hands}

He was so excited his hero came to say Happy Birthday and was so surprised Spiderman was THAT tall. Also I fell in love with Spiderman...Sorry about your luck.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

awe how cute

In celebration of my friend about to give birth to her second child (tomorrow!), here are some way too cute baby items that I must have when its my turn at motherhood...

Market Bag
Whale Baby Blanket
Retro Trees Mobile

Baby Elephant

I think I could spend all day looking at baby items...I just keep finding more!

{don't worry Kelli my ovaries are not bursting yet}

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Princess Panda reporting for duty

Well I did it! Woke up, it helped that Suzy really needed to go outside and pee so I had to let her out. Either way this morning was a success! Yoga was all done by 6:15. Yes I am tired, but it feels good! Also got some more time to read Eat, Pray, Love. I'm almost done and its taking me WAY too long to finish so I need to get crakin!             psst, how cute is this couple? I wanna be that couple someday...

Anyway its my birthday month so I got myself a princess cup from chuck e cheese the other day and I am drinking my water from it all month so everyone knows! I have never been big on celebrating my birthday but this year I have been really excited...maybe cause I will be 28 and since I was a little girl I have been dreaming of being in my late 20's and how my life is just what I wanted it to be...just beginning. I love the adventure life is. I truly believe you make it what you want it to be. For the last 10 years I have just been struggling to get by and live or find another place to live or healing my heart from heartbreaks of all kinds. I have a wonderful group of friends and they have been my biggest support just by being available to talk or have a drink anytime i needed. HA I didn't even think I was gonna get all sappy today, must be feeling super good!

Do you celebrate your birthday all month?