Thursday, October 28, 2010

In a perfect world.........

I would have all the time in the world to try out these cute Halloween Decorations. I guess my pink light up skulls and stuffed spiders will have to do. But seriously how awesome are these ideas! All found here - of course.

Monday, October 25, 2010

This Week I will.....

  • Go to zumba class and work up a sweat
  • Read more of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Make my own lunch
  • Catch up with all our laundry
  • Think positive thoughts
  • Take more pictures
  • Make some "me" time
  • not sweat the small stuff
  • count my blessings everyday
  • Be frugal

Hey all I am loving this cute cottage up in traverse city that was featured in Apartment Therapy. I love the neutral colors with pops of teal and color here or there - very nice.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Music Philosophy

Have you ever come across something that is so genius that you kick yourself for not thinking of it first? Well I came across an amazing site called Music Philosophy and they make posters out of lyrics from different songs. They are so cute and full of color - I cant wait to grab one myself - the only problem is I don't know how I am going to choose!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Rhythem is Gonna Get You


Growing up I have always known that music had a huge affect on me. I found myself being moved by a song, by its beat or lyric. I would listen to it over and over and over again till it was literally a part of me. I guess I didn’t realize how much I needed it until I went awhile without it. Sure I would listen to the radio on m y ride home but dance music a.k.a. Bruno Mars, Usher or Flo Rider doesn’t quite move my soul (at least not lately). So the other morning as I was rushing out the door as I usually am in the mornings I grabbed my itouch (I have an iphone so I don’t use I itouch as much.) When I got to work I turned on my itouch and man it was trip! I came across so many songs that brought back so many memories - songs I hadn't listened to in forever.

Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap - my taste really started to expand after hearing this. It's absolutely haunting and beautiful.

White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes - my mom discovered this song on a fellow Michigan blogger and I was blown away. It's addicting and sucks you right in.

Bowl for Two by The Expendables - I always love a good Reggae song, this one has a more modern flare to it.

Breathe Me by Sia - originally I heard this song on the series finale of Six Feet Under and my GOD people, this song has moved by soul in ways I didn't know existed. It is so freaking beautiful that it could bring tears to my eyes, every time.

You Don't Know Me by Ben Folds - This song has this very upbeat feel to it, but the subject is about a couple of are coexisting and really don't know or get each other... Regina Spektor sings in it as well - BONUS!

Where is my Mind by City Wolf - very soothing and interesting song loved it the moment I heard it.

Hearing Damage by Thom Yorke - amazing beat, amazing lyrics and in a way kind of dark. Great song to unwind too.

Stay or Leave by Dave Matthews - I remember listening to this song over and over after my first real breakup. Dave Matthews always knows how to take it home. Beautiful song - yet very sad. Still always good to come back to here and there.

Unintended by Muse - Muse will always be one of my favorite bands of all time. But this particular song which is an oldie isn't really known. This song is so hauntingly beautiful it gives me chills.

How it ends by DeVotchKa - This song made me cry the first time I heard it. I originally heard it on SYTYCD and the dance that went along with it really hit home for me. It was exactly what I needed in that moment of time and for that this song will forever hold a special place in my heart.

These are a couple of my favorite songs and I love them all because they helped me in some way lifted my spirit when I needed it, inspired me when I was empty and put a smile back on my face. What music/songs holds a special place in your heart?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

40 Random Things

  1. I love... my husband and family
  2. Right now I want... some breakfast in my belly
  3. I feel like... taking a nap
  4. I hate it rains on the weekend
  5. I fear... being unsuccessful or unhappy
  6. I'm lonely without... anything to do
  7. I need... a vacation
  8. Today I... will be productive and organized
  9. Tomorrow I'm... going to work and taking Mimi to her vet appt.
  10. I just... love the fall weather
  11. I want to meet... Jennifer Aniston
  12. I'm hungry for... some breakfast
  13. I love it when... I have a lot to do and feel accomplished.
  14. I'm afraid of... dying (me or loved ones) spiders, walking alone when its dark at night
  15. I'm listening to... people laughing
  16. I'm wearing... black slacks and a green ruffle top
  17. I wish I was in... Spain!
  18. I'm craving... some breakfast!!!!!
  19. I want to get... better about saving money
  20. I can... be the best version of myself
  21. I can't... stand a dirty house.
  22. I have... the best husband and family in the world - they mean everything to me.
  23. I haven't… traveled as much as i'd like
  24. I'm nervous to... take the leap
  25. My Mom thinks I'm... stronger than I know
  26. My dad thinks I'm... his little peanut (and I am)
  27. I think... life is to short to do things you dont want to do and to be unhappy
  28. I'm happy when... I get to sleep in, when I get an afternoon to myself and when I drink starbucks ice chai latte's
  29. I'm sad when... people have no respect.
  30. I like eating... anything with carbs
  31. I hate eating... beef/red meat - yuck!
  32. I love watching... oh man - too many shows!
  33. I love listening to... the wind, rain falling, laughter
  34. I like playing... on the computer
  35. I hate waking up to... my alarm - booo
  36. I can see... coffee mugs in front of me
  37. I'm glad that... I push myself to do better
  38. I'm disappointed that... I have to clean so much.
  39. I look like... both parents equally i think.
  40. I wish I looked like... myself just

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Morning Musings

It's been about 5 months since I moved into our first home and having your own home has been a wonderful experience (For the most part) I love the independence I have, the freedom to come and go as I please and of course the creative outlet to put our home together anyway I wish. So far it has been a lot of fun. I hope that putting together our home will be a continuous work in progress because let's face it - we are always changing and evolving and so should our home. I am at about 80% of where I want to be with our home. A couple things I still want to get done are:

  1. Order and hang up wedding pictures in the hall
  2. Framed collage on the living room wall
  3. Paint the cabinets in the kitchen
  4. Re-touch up the middle bedroom paint
  5. Get two 3 shelve book cases for the middle bedroom
  6. New bedroom set for guest bedroom
  7. Re-moltch the landscaping in the front
  8. Start a little garden in the backyard
  9. Get a great organization system in place

Just to name a few. And while I am not a big fan of interior design I have found myself flipping through some articles for inspiration. Here are a few I grabbed.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Home Inspiration

So I have been looking around the blogosphere for a couple new blogs to follow and I came across this blog and I just love it! She had a great post on decorating/redecorating her master bedroom. She has this wall of shame and I have to tell you - I LOVE IT!

This could be so inexpensive! You find some fun thrifty frames and voila! I think it's genius and would love to try this out on our guest bedroom :) Now I just need to find the time to put it together!

And these came from Apartment Therapy's feature found here talk about CUTE!!!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend re-cap


This past weekend was wonderful.

- came home and relaxed with Mimi
- chatted with a dear friend for a bit
- went to a movie with my sis "Let me in"- weird movie
- stayed up late chit chatting

- water heater guy came out - got our hot water back WHOO!
- did some shopping
- pumpkin spice late
- made dinner with the hubs
- watched "Date Night"

- Met up with j, d, and t for brunch
- relaxed at the house
- took a nap with Mimi
- celebrated jenn's bday
- fell asleep before I could watch n e of my sunday night TV (dexter, broadwalk empire, kardasians)

And here I am on a Monday - my work day is over and I am waiting to head out with some work people for dinner and drinks. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Agenda

On the agenda this weekend:

+ Movie night
+ Sleeping in
+ Breakfast at the Breakfast club
+ Kisses from Mimi
+ Catching up with the DVR
+ Reading "Catching Fire"
+ A little shopping

+ A birthday dinner celebration

Even though the rain is here I am energized about the weekend