Friday, April 30, 2010

while on the subject of table settings

Man I wish I would have seen this almost three years ago.
Would totally have done it for my wedding!

what i'm doing wrong

wrong: too low.
right: high. dramatic. table runner and place mats perfection.
HOWEVER. the low is right when you have guests instead of set up all pretty when you never ever sit at that table except when you have a big group of people.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

fun item of the week

Aww these baskets are so cute and reusable! They would be great to have to display when you have breakfast meetings or breakfast gatherings of the social kind.

oh dang

My sister Liz is due soon and we got her baby girl to be these freaking cute baby air jordan bootie socks that look like sneakers so she can be ballin. Baby socks... dang:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ridiculous cute

Matt scoops ice cream and serves it to us while we're watching TV. Sometimes he makes a giant bowl and we share it with one spoon.

update on window boxes

Plants on the window box are doing VERY well. Maybe cause there's lots of sunlight and I'm being responsible and watering them. Little known fact: plants need water to live, I know, it was a shock to me too.
Strawberries are super happy, I already ate these two and four others. Tempted to just have the entire box of strawberries and have a strawberry supply all summer.
So... I added another window box.
Curled Parsley. (Flat Parsley & Cilantro & Basil by the kitchen sink).
Lemon Thyme.
And the only plants grown by seed right now, Chives. I am too impatient to wait for seedlings, I buy them kinda grown and then plant them, their growth is all them. But I'm gonna give the seeds a chance, hopefully they grow 'cause I LOVE Chives.
On the deck, mint, very happy, lavender, not happy. He must be moved.

spring time

Time for wedges with flowers.

- mobile blog post.


I moved him inside cause I wanted a side table with these chairs and I like it.
Matt groaned.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

tutu cute

Angie got a little tutu and she modeled it for us.
Who could make her crack up like that?
 Grandma of course:

made me laugh

A Guinea Pig named “Sooty” had a night to remember after escaping from his pen and tunnelling into a cage of 24 females. He romanced each of them in turn and is now the proud father of 43 offspring.
Staff at Littlefriend’s Farm in Pontypridd, South Wales, have now secured Sooty’s pen - and begun looking for new homes for his guinea pigs.

“We looked for him everywhere but never thought of checking the pen where we keep 24 females. We did a head count and found 25 Guinea Pigs, Sooty fast asleep in the corner.” “He was absolutely shattered. We put him back in his cage and he slept for two days.”

you all have two years

To watch, memorize, and become The Bluth Family.

My thirtieth birthday party will be Arrested Development themed.

Complete with giant wine boxes, chocolate covered frozen bananas, blue hand prints and general quoting, trivia, and mahem.
I will be going as Lucille Bluth.

Monday, April 26, 2010

i am a girl

My only brother is getting married on Saturday. Couldn't be happier for him and his bride to be. They made me a bridesmaid. So I had to buy shoes. I really wanted these:
But got these instead:
DSW. I had totally forgotten about that place and now that I've remembered, it's bad news.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

more gardening

Best part of my gardening outfit. Panavision Hollywood Hat. There's a whole getup with this of black rain boots, my iphone armband, gardening apron, and gloves but I am chunky right now so you get this until I figure out cleverer angles to hide the extra weight, or you know LOSE it but like that's gonna happen, I'm practically eating butter via an IV.
Star jasmine vine. I'm doing that thing I do and waiting to see if he likes it there before I "dig in".
"Wow, it's getting pillowy out there" -Matt (I love him so very much)
Aren't daisys just the friendliest flowers? Seriously, they're my favorite.
And this guy is barren right now but he's coming out, and not like Jennifer Knapp or Ricky Martin, ohnoshedidn't! I can see tiny little buds ready to bust out like Dolly Parton, two in a row, damn!


Upstairs hallway. $2.50 each from Target.
Stupid dollar section, always wins.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

matt's drawer

As promised. ALL his bath stuff. Matthew has tentatively agreed to guest blog here soon. I cannot wait to see what he does with the place. Everyone cheer him on...

mini updates in the office

I like pencils as decoration. Especially matching striped ones. Pillowcases were $5 each at Target. ONLY the cases, I already had the pillows, perfect switch.

moving up

On Wednesday night, after my first day on a job I got a text message from my usual producer asking if I was willing to production manage a job, the same day I got another inquiry into if I was willing to production manage another job. Which means, I'm being asked to move up.

I've been coordinating for two years and some change and to be honest, hadn't really though about moving up just yet. It might be because I really like my job and know I'm pretty good at it. So when the inquiry came I had about 2 minutes to think about it, to ask myself if I was ready. Sure. I don't know how to do the payroll (a huge job as the production manager) but I can learn along the way and ask those that have done it before and have offered themselves to show me the ropes. Sure, I can do it.

Obviously I want to move up, who wouldn't? It was just so different from the time that I was asked to move up to coordinating. I was just waiting for that opportunity, just wishing someone would give me the chance, almost burgeoning on bitter for being an assistant and knowing I could do the coordinator job. They all said the hardest jumps to make were from office PA to coordinator and then from production manager to producer. I guess going from coordinating to managing is an easy step.

It wasn't a complete shock that our producer asked me to step up. Just a little surprise. I know she likes me after many years working together and our production manager and I had not too long ago had a conversation that someday I would be managing and if he were not available we were certain our producer would ask me to fill in. Someday right? Hmmm, how about now?

Unfortunately it didn't work out in the end due to scheduling and the fact that staying on my five day job was more lucrative than doing the one day shoot, but the fact that I was asked leaves me feeling that it was nice to be nominated. And also that it's time to stop thinking like a coordinator and start thinking like a manager.

Mrs Manager.

No no, its just manager.

Friday, April 23, 2010

did i mention i changed the sofa table?

Black, yellow, and white collection of frames and such and such. I'm okay with it.

the episodes i lost

Doing something with my pain, I've cataloged all the episodes of SATC I lost... don't cry for me, I'm working on getting them back. Also please note I lost ALL of Season 3 of Mad Men. So this is my mini-tribute to some awesome Sex and the City Episodes.

Episode 6- Secret Sex
Episode 10- The Baby Shower
Episode 11- The Drought
Episode 12- Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Episode 13- Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Episode 16- They Shoot Single People Don't They?
Episode 17- Four Women and a Funeral
Episode 19- The Chicken Dance
Episode 20- The Man, The Myth, The Viagra
Episode 21- Old Dogs, New Dicks
Episode 29- Twenty Something Girls Vs Thirty Something Women
Episode 30- Ex and the City
Episode 41- Running With Scissors
Episode 49- The Agony and The Ex-tacy
Episode 65- A Vogue Idea
Episode 68- Unoriginal Sin
Episode 75- To Market, To Market
Episode 82- The Catch
Episode 86- One (corrupt)