Tuesday, November 30, 2010

she works hard for the money

Matt was wondering about whoever wrote that song. Were they hoping to create some women's anthem that would inspire thousands of working women? Well they failed.

I had two weeks off and some change. I didn't want that to be the case. I wanted two days off and then no work came in. Finally got a one day gig to help a guy wrap a job and then while at work, got a call for ANOTHER job that might start Thursday or Friday. As I was heading in I thought, "the only thing a girl needs to get a job is another job". Usually I love my time off but with Christmas approaching, I am in need of making some extra Christmas moneys. Also I'm feeling lazy and uninspired about food and home so the posts around here have been boring.

I'll work on that. Christmas decorating post coming soon.

Unless you want to hear about cleaning out the garage?

Didn't think so.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

two things. one fun. one not.

Ab and Gaudy came by to visit while Matt and I were babysitting and they had her cracking up. In return, she showed off her new trick:
Angie has learned to stand. She wobbly stands by herself for a few seconds. She is 9 months old.
Now the un-fun/sad part. Lyla Sky has some sort of growth on her back. It's a bump and it's getting bigger. She's having surgery to have it removed. My sister didn't know the name of it, something complicated sounding but basically it's like an ingrown hair, it's solid and the body is trying to get rid of it. She's not in any sort of pain or discomfort with the bump but it's definitely noticeable. Obviously Liz is scared for her and sad that she's going to have to get surgery so young so if you could please say a little prayer for our Sky. I'll update you guys when we know more. As of now the surgery is scheduled for December 21.
Thanks for caring. That face is too cute to be in any kind of pain.

Friday, November 26, 2010

little spots

A few months ago when I painted the pantry door with chalkboard paint and since I'd been stirring the paint on the island, some of it splattered on the walls. Also after I'd removed the picture ledge from the area, there were big holes in the walls.
 Luckily I had all the tools already to patch and paint those little annoyances.
All better.
I'm focusing on the kitchen right now since the bulk of the party will be happening there.

Now to replace those switchplate covers with white ones.

it begins...

I decided to embrace my color scheme instead of forcing Christmas colors into it. Thus...

Black disco balls? Yes please!

- mobile blog post

Thursday, November 25, 2010

target christmas! for pets!

In case you wanted a gift guide for the doggies and kitties in your life.
 I MIGHT get this for the boys.
 This is a crinkle bag for the cats. I guess they like the sound the it makes, which explains why LJ always gets into the plastic and paper bags.
 These were pretty funny, they put them on a frisbee to look like a full "meal" of toys for the dogs.
 Woz would look really funny in this outfit of a PJs with the butt flap thing.
Actually that dog's so funny looking, he'd look hilarious in anything.

His main purpose is to entertain us after all.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

to go with my bow ring

I usually hate gold but I'm trying to give it a chance.

Plus it doesn't go with my wedding ring.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

the other one

The large wreath year-long version.
The colors are off on the iphone pic but there's a bright blue, green, light gray, dark gray and yellow. Why is the top part of the wreath silvery? Isn't it obvious? 

I ran out of white yarn.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Last year I got paperwhite bulbs from work. They bloomed, all was merry. Then, the season was over and I took them outside and stuck them in the ground in a corner and forgot about them. I was outside watering the plants and ta-da, the little bastards had come back to life.
They look like this when they bloom and they smell amazing.
'Tis their season.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

'tis the season for pretty booze

Matt does not drink booze. Which is probably a good thing, otherwise I'd be spending a lot of money buying booze not just 'cause it's tasty but 'cause they make it so pretty! Some bottles are iconic and classic. Who can't identify a bottle of Tanqueray from far away? 

So here's a little rundown of some boozes you may want to add to your own personal bar.

Patron Tequila.
Bombay Sapphire Gin.
Pimm's Liqueur.
That melted waxy top will always be awesome. Maker's Mark Whisky.
Tanqueray Gin.
Hendrick's Gin. I particularly love the bottle. It's black!
Wine bottles have a plethora of beautiful and unique labels. I am not good at picking wines so I can't vouch for the ones I'm including below. I just usually pick California wines 'cause well, duh, but you guys have at it. If you see one that looks interesting, write it down and then look it up, the reviews will help you decide. Then again I just bought some 'cause I just loved the labels so much I went for it and luckily the reviews for it are pretty good. 

Oh also I am a sucker for sweet red wines and there's this lambrusco at Trader Joe's that sells for $5 each and it comes in a white and a red. There's usually one or two of these in my fridge at any given time. Everyone that's had it likes it. And yes, the red is served cold.
And here's some with neat labels.
 I like this 'cause it makes me think of Matt.
 I love me some black and white labels. Maybe that should be my signature wine thing: black and white labeled wines. What is it with me and signature stuff?
Sometimes you don't even need a bottle.
Wines make excellent gifts, especially if the sentiment is right on the sleeve, err, label.
This one says "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas". Good for a host at a Christmas party. No that's not a hint, that's just an idea. Seriously.
 Even the cocktail mixers are neat looking.
And don't forget my favorite, the bubbly.
Now I'm off to get some supplies at BevMo. I hope I don't go crazy.