Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I met up with some girlfriends at Amelie's in Noda this morning. This place is beautiful, inviting and delicious! I had to give you a little taste of what you may be missing. If only photographs could capture the scrumptious smell of the place.
Friday, February 19, 2010
On the Unclutterer blog, this post
A very thoughtful article about children's toys here (found via the little green notebook blog)
A poster cataloging all of your belongings, that would make you think twice about what's really important in your home (found on The Violet Hours blog)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
By Your Side -Sade
Such Great Heights- Iron & Wine
A Sunday Kind of Love- Etta James
I've Been Loving You Too Long- Otis Redding
Anyone Else But You- The Moldy Peaches
Question- Old 97's
Romeo and Juliet- Indigo Girls
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Arms of a Woman- Amos Lee
Make You Feel My Love- written by Bob Dylan, performed by Adele
Fallen Slowly- Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
A Song For You- Donny Hathaway
Landed- Ben Folds
Whatever It Is- Zac Brown Band
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
If you ask my husband one thing that I really want that he refuses to buy me, he will instantly say a skateboard. I always get the same response: "you're crazy, you're too old, you'll kill yourself". Maybe all that is true, but I still want a skateboard. I'm sure my dreamy images of one day being able to "drop in" a "half pipe" are a bit unrealistic, but a girl's gotta' dream. Valentine's Day is coming up...I'm not going to give up hope just yet.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
- A quick jaunt to the gym
- A warm house....brrrr, it's cold outside
- finally watching 'Julie & Julia' (Redbox isn't that economical when it takes you 5 days to watch a movie)
- listening to the twinsies talk about what they're getting each other for their birthday
- Bunco tonight with the girls
- what's cooking tonight for dinner
- snuggling with my little cricket (Twinsie A, she's the big-time snuggler)
Friday, January 29, 2010
Different days evoke different feelings for me. Monday is that "back to the grind" kind of feeling. While Saturdays are usually energetic and free! Sundays around here involve church in the morning and utter relaxation in the afternoon. Fridays, of course is doughnut day, but it also has an overall feeling of anticipation for the weekend. This Friday is full of even more anticipation because they are calling for snow. Around here, that is exciting! (We even had doughnuts with snowflake sprinkles today)
When I think about snow, I think about two things: fun and food. They seem to go hand-in-hand, you have to have food after you've had all that fun in the snow (along with hot chocolate). So last night I made my weekend menu and I thought I would share.
Friday Night: Chicken Scallopine, Creamy Grits with Sweet Corn and Green Beans with Almonds
Saturday Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, Eggs and Bacon
Saturday Dinner: Beef Stew, Something Green and Bread
Sunday: Chicken stuffed with Spinach, Mushrooms and Ricotta, Salad
There will be yummies in our tummies and many memories made during this (hopefully) snow-filled weekend.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Philosophy Lip Gloss...who can resist when there are flavors like red velvet cake, strawberry champagne, cake batter??
Orangina if I were skinny and rich my fridge would stay stocked.
The Moleskine (best journal, calendar, whatever you want to use it for)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Special Envoy for Haiti Gives Interview Outside Haiti Hospital, originally uploaded by United Nations Photo.
As days go by I seem to think about Haiti more and more. My heart breaks and I feel so helpless. Sending money just doesn't seem like enough; a huge part of me wishes I could be there to help first hand. There are so many stories yet to be told... of loss, of survival, of heroism, of love, of need and of suffering. I just hope that their stories fall upon open ears and hearts, the Haitian people are going to need that and so much more.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I admit that some of her lyrics are not kid-friendly (neither were Madonna's when I was listening to her as a wee girl), but our house has been on a Lady Gaga kick lately. Her music is catchy and she has such talent and spunk. On my walk yesterday (with her on the ipod) I was thinking about all of her crazy wardrobe choices and how time consuming it must be to reinvent yourself everyday with your clothes. I am not forgetting that she has a team that helps her with such things, but isn't it amazing how different we all are and how our creativity comes through in so many different ways.
She wrote this song 'Speechless' for her father. He was in declining health and refused to have surgery to repair his heart. He eventually relented, maybe because of this song.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
cornbread at the brooklyn star: southern comfort food, originally uploaded by cherrypatter.
As a Southern girl I whole-heartedly equate so many defining moments of my life to what I was eating. Mention Chicken and Pastry (that's what we call Chicken and Dumplings) and I immediately think about both of my grandmothers. Whole pigs cooking on a barbeque and there is my grandfather and uncle and so many wonderful gatherings. Chinese food: I think about my dad and his love for the Eastern cuisine. Deviled Eggs are a part of most every meal I've shared with my mom. I could go on for days...
I have often heard the term "emotional eating" as a very negative thing. But I constantly wonder how you can NOT be connected emotionally to food. So many cultures are partly defined by the foods they eat, whether it is everyday meals or celebratory feasts. I can not help but count food as a large part of what defines me. Every major (and minor) event in my life can be recalled with what was on the table and for some reason, that soothes me. I love being able to remember what food was shared after I got engaged, right after I gave birth, on a special trip, a birthday or at lunch with a special friend. Like I said, I'm a Southern girl and I guess the way to this girl's heart is through the stomach (too)!