Sunday, May 23, 2010

Way to go out with a bang Greys!

Okay, so I know I am a few days behind.
I just finished the season finale of Grey's Anatomy and HOLY CRAP! What an episode! I was DYING with the suspense!!!
If you haven't watched the episodes yet, STOP reading here as I am about to spoil it all....
  • I'm sad Merideth had a miscarraige. I would love a McBaby!
  • I am thrilled McDreamy is alive. I don't know what I'd do without his beauty on the show.
  • I still want Lexie to be with her professing her love for Alex was weird. I do like Alex though and I'm glad he's alive.
  • Owen and Cristina? Hmmm, I don't know about that one.
  • I was fine with Reed and Charles dying. Is that bad of me?
  • Yay! Callie and Arizona are back together!!! I love them as a couple. :)
  • Does this mean Jackson is here to stay (since he didn't die)? I hope so, he's fun to look at!

Okay, so what did you all think? Best episode ever? I think it's in the top 10 for sure!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Are these the 12 coolest bedroom designs?

While none of these bedrooms would be on my list of "Coolest Bedroom Designs", this article is a fun read nonetheless.
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What do you think?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's the Wicked Witch!

I am loving this doorstop from Bibelot.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Humorous sign

It's always interesting to me that some things need clarification.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pink Living Rooms

There is no way in holy hell my husband would let me decorate with pink in our living room. My office is pink, but he didn't get a say in my office. :)
I could totally do a pink living room though!
Check out these beautiful rooms....


The photo below is from Better Homes and Gardens circa 1961. I would take this living room today! It looks great.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cougar Town

Is it just me, or does this show keep getting funnier and funnier?
I seriously love it more each week.

Andy: It's never that hard for me.
Jules: That's what he said

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Italian Pasta Salad recipe

Last Sunday, for Mother's Day, we had lunch with my fam. I made an Italian Pasta Salad because I knew my mom loves that salad.
I don't think I'd ever made this particular kind of salad before, and when I was looking for recipes none of them were really doing it for me.
So I made up my own recipe and I have to say, it turned out pretty great.
I don't know the exact measurements of what I used, but I'll make a good guess.
This made a pretty big salad, it fed 20 ish people & there were leftovers.

  • 2 boxes of Barilla Tri-Colored Rotini pasta. Cooked.
  • Several carrots sliced pretty thin. I used baby carrots & I sliced them the round way.
  • 1 jar Sundried Tomatoes in Olive Oil. I drained most of the olive oil first and used the sliced Tomatoes.
  • 2 stalks of broccoli crowns, cut into small pieces.
  • 1 bottle Italian Dressing. I bought Wishbone brand because it didn't have high fructose corn syrup (I was shocked other brands did, gross!). I actually bought 2 bottles and used about 1 1/4 bottles.
  • 3 small cans of sliced olives
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated. I used a small handful and then sprinkled some on top.

Cook pasta and then just mix all the ingredients together. It's best if it sits for at least a few hours before serving. I waited to add the Parmesan cheese until just before serving. The pasta soaks up the dressing, so that's why I ended up adding 1/4 of the second bottle just before serving.

This photo isn't my salad, it's from Crisco.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say,
"I used everything you gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

Friday, May 14, 2010

10 things I *love* today

1-Even though we had snow AGAIN this week....spring is FINALLY here!!!

2- The best tv show everrrr.
Photo from tv over mind.

3-Tazo Brambleberry Tea. It's the nectar of the gods. Seriously.

4-This girl.

5-New, exciting job opportunities! :)

6-I'm so close to buying my new Mac and I'm so excited!!! Sadly, my old one is dead as a doornail. :(

7-Any song by this talented and beautiful girl.

8- Frappy Hour!!!
Okay, it's really called Happy Hour. Starbucks promo right now is half priced frappuccinos from 3-5 pm every day until May 16th. My Starbucks calls it "Frappy Hour" though and I think that's a better name, it's more fun!
P.S. I recommend the Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino. It's delicious.

9- The Sharpie Pen. Mock me if you will, but it's freaking awesome and basically the only pen I'll use anymore.
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10- The fact that today is Friday and I have a BEAUTIFUL weekend ahead of me!!!
Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy your weekend! :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The largest living thing on earth

Okay, this is pretty random.
I came across a snippet about it in Salt Lake Magazine, and then I just had to look for more information online.
The largest living thing on earth is a fungus. It's in Oregon and covers 22,000 acres!!! It's estimated to be 2,400 years old!

Read a quick article about it here.
This blows my mind, but it's so cool!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

hello one of my new favorite websites

Room Service.
I hope to visit your real life store soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

That's what Ellen said

Last night I was reading the Katie Couric's interview with Ellen DeGeneres in Glamour.
I loved Ellen's answer to this question...

Katie Couric: Do you find it disconcerting that there seems to be so much vitriol in society today?
Ellen DeGeneres: I try not to take it in. Let's take an example: someone who's antigay, who despises who I am. If I hate that person, I'm the same as them. Some people are closed and angry. If I can help shift that by just being who I am, great-and if not, that's not my job.

I've recently had a couple of mild attacks against my politics and my religious views. Sometimes it hurts, but I need to remember not to hate, because I do NOT want to be the same as the person who hurt me.
Thanks for the reminder Ellen! :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Damn economy

Like pretty much everyone else in this country (and beyond), my paycheck has suffered a pretty big hit from the crappy economy.
I'm not complaining....I do have a job (or two). I'm just wishing my paycheck was a little fatter so I could attend this.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all you Mother's, Grandmothers, and acting Mother's out there.
I hope you have a relaxing, wonderful day!

Photo by me, are you sick of tulip photos yet? I went to a Tulip Festival, so I've got a lot of tulip pictures around here. :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Better Marriage Blanket

I emailed my husband this link and said this is ALL I want for my birthday. My birthday isn't until September though and I don't know if I can wait that long.

P.S. In case it isn't clear, I'm not the one with the problem. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mod Golden Retriever

I am sort of obsessed with my Golden Retriever. By sort of I mean totally.
I love her more than I love a lot of humans. I also happen to own the cutest Golden Retriever on the planet. I don't know how I got so lucky, but I did. :)
Here is a picture of my Golden and my Weimaraner. I decided to show a picture of both my dogs so that it looks like I don't favor my Golden, even though I TOTALLY do. She's literally an angel, how could I NOT favor an angel?

I don't like to have Golden Retriever paraphernalia. I think it's weird to have pictures of some stranger's dog. I don't know that dog. I only want a picture of my own dog. It's like having a picture of some stranger's baby in your house. You don't know that baby. That's weird right?
But this is different. I totally want this Mod Golden Retriever print from ModDog's etsy shop.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I know....I've been MIA

Sorry, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.
Two blogs and two real jobs.
I'm tired.
It will be better soon though. I'm just trying to figure it all out.
Thanks for being patient. :)

Photo by moi.

Monday, May 3, 2010

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant;
if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
~Anne Bradstreet
Photo by me.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I started using Pureology shampoo & conditioner at the first of the year. After almost five months I can tell you I am in LOVE with this stuff! It is freaking amazing. I have had more compliments on my hair than ever! I think it has made my hair so much healthier.