Sunday, January 31, 2010

night owl

{my brother Brad}

last night guess who stumbled into our house
and even though he woke me up
i never mind this visitor
he is my favorite one.

these days...

{...i am here}

i am really excited to have a day off and rest up
because next week everything i have been working on
will happen.
and this is the best part of what i do.

i work for this really pretty boutique hotel in midtown atlanta.
when i started here i was an executive assistant
but someone must have know that i love planning
because now i am the conference services manager
which basically means that once a company realizes
how fabulous our hotel is
i plan all aspects of their event.

sometimes this is for baby groups.
and sometimes this is for very big groups.
judging by the lack of posting this week
i think you might have an idea which one i am working on now.
(its the biggest we have had)
and when it all comes together
it is really rewarding...

and even though my mental health is on the line
and i have spend the better part of the week complaining about how tired i am
and husband wonders if i am ever coming home...
i remember how lucky i am to do something i love.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

i love coming home to...

{husband in happiness}

Thursday, January 28, 2010


its okay.... if rather than doing any laundry for the past three weeks i choose to wear underwear from 1998

its okay.... if my ocd is in full gear do to the amounts of dog hair in my house at this very moment but the thought of getting out the vacuum is worse than death

its okay.... if i am not working towards any of my new years resolutions but am instead drinking 6 cups of coffee, 2 sugar free red bulls and a bottle of wine a day

its okay....if i can't make time to put dishes in the dishwasher but i can be sure to find an hour to watch the day's episode of young and the restless

its okay....because i love my job
(i love my job)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

thank god for those friends that...

... don't send you wedding gifts until way after your wedding
and then you come home from a really challenging day
and there is a williams sonoma box on your doorstep
and you remember that all that silly stuff didn't matter today


you have a new pizza stone
and amazing friends
and a super hot husband
(who gets excited over kitchen supplies)

life is good

Sunday, January 24, 2010

i am loving...


the new nail polish shade for spring.
i am currently sporting the opi one,'over the taupe'
and have to say...
its making working on a sunday a little less awful.
(yes i am at work...tear.)

sidenote: bee, being the little fashionista that she is, totally called this months ago, and wore it at my wedding. gotta give credit where credit is due.

dear moment,

you were perfect and i miss you.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

these are my favorite

{stripey straws via jack and lulu}

is it wierd that i want to plan an entire party based on straws. it is wierd, isn't it.

this year i have decided that since i am a grown up now...
i will through my newly engaged friend a wedding shower.

but don't be surprised if it isn't your average wedding shower...
and don't be surprised if it is a vintage carnival themed shower based solely on these straws.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

dreaming of fridays

work is really hard right now...
leaving very little time for g-chatting with my besties, looking through wedding pics, online shopping, and posting here
but since i am pretty sure i am going to win the lottery tomorrow...
i guess i can deal with another day

hope you are having a wonderful week

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

dear summer,

{summertime toes}
if you wanted to start a little early this year i could be okay with that

Monday, January 18, 2010

notes on moday

coffee in bed
saved by the bell reruns
beautiful weather
bike ride through town
brunswick stew
playing with the dogs
starbucks lattes
afternoon naps
split pea soup in the crock pot
phone call from sister-in-law
reading dear john
bedtime tea

perfect day.

i heart...

{i heart lists pad and pencil via simplesong}

i am putting together a little birthday present for one of my favorites
and ordered something from this fantastic etsy shop...


along with what i had ordered she sent along this i heart lists pad and pencils...
how did she know? i love her. go to her shop and spend lots of money on really adorable letterpress gifts.


last night husband felt my head
and mentioned that i felt hot
and i got excited
and he caught me
and now he knows that i like being sick
(because i get to lay in bed all day
and watch young and the restless)
and now when i am really sick
he isn't going to believe me.

and then who is going to take care of me?

side note: i also love diagnosing myself with the most dramatic thing possible. Web MD is the devil.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

songs we sing

now that american idol is back on
(husband and i love american idol)
we are feeling inspired
and have started singing random songs
very loudly
(and very seriously)
as if we are auditioning for idol

and he is a pretty bad singer
but i am a really bad singer

and that my love

Friday, January 15, 2010

the littles

our dogs
{the little boys, the gents, two good boys}

{stinky, stinks, henry, felix}

{boats, bodi-fasa, pops, gramps, boatsie, chubs, fred}

(we like nicknames)

something i adore...

...are these 'missed connections' posters by sophie blackall. she takes poetic missed connections postings and turns them into pretty pretty works of art.

{When I put your coat collar up to protect you from the cold...
on the corner of E Houston and Bowery...
and I looked in your eyes...
I was very tempted to kiss you...
but I don't steal women from other men...
I was tempted... }

{You were reading Catch-22 on the subway this morning. I have never seen such a beautiful profile. I wanted to say hi, but then you’d turn towards me and I wouldn’t be able to look at your profile anymore. You were so into your book, I don’t think you noticed me falling in love with you. But I thought I’d ask, just in case}

Thursday, January 14, 2010

(happy face)

my wedding photos have finally arrived...

i am going to waste precious work hours going through them all today

(if you are my boss and you ever see this i am of course, kidding)

i'll post my favorites for you all tonight.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i love him.

{this is husband cooking me dinner tonight}
i love him. i love him. i love him.

giant fail.

i promised myself i was going to eat healthy all day today
and go to the gym tonight
then chef just brought in fresh baked peanut butter cookies
and peanut butter is my favorite
and since i have now consumed said cookie
and will probably have another
i am telling myself i no longer should go to the gym
seeing as now this whole day is wasted and everything


Monday, January 11, 2010

dear husband...

i really like these
just in case you were wondering
about something i might like


some days i really really dislike my commute
today was one of those days
i almost made it home
and then i realized i was out of gas
and the thought of stopping was so horrible
that i truly considered pulling over
and calling mikie to come pick me up

sad...but true.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

je suis tres froid

{paris 2008}
now matter how cold it is now... it will never compare to this day
and it will never be more worth it
i miss paris.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

sherrie baby

{mom 1972}

this is my favorite picture of my mom
mainly because i feel like in this picture she has no idea where the world will take her
and a bumpy road it will be...
and maybe here she doesn't know how strong she is
but she will find out...

Friday, January 8, 2010

january playlist

Brooklyn {Wakey! Wakey!}

The Weight of Us {Sanders Bohlke}

LA Song {John Mayer}

Make You Feel My Love {Adele}

Just Breathe {Pearl Jam}

Winterlove {Parachute}

Empire State of Mind {Jay Z and Alicia Keys}

Burn This Town {Battleme}

Coal War {Joshua James}

Ten Thousand Words {The Avett Brothers}

Thursday, January 7, 2010

i love husband

today we have been married for three months

and just when i think i can't love him any more

he reverts to his 5 year old version of himself with me

and we hide from the dogs

and give each other eskimo kisses

and its fun.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

dedicated to my friend, bee

my friend brooke, aka, bee always has the best natural "bump"

she doesn't have to use a "bump it"

like i had to on my wedding day

and i am very jealous

on the way to work today i heard this quote

said by snookie on jersey shore to jay leno

"i don't use a bump it...i tease"

and i thought of bee and i kind of think it should be her new motto

{this is bee and her perfect bump at my wedding... she's pretty}

Monday, January 4, 2010

notes from sunday

yesterday i had planned on...

going to the gym
finishing thank you notes
doing laundry
and working on our budget

instead i...
took a nap on the couch with husband
ate three bowls of chili
watched eight hours of football (unheard of for me)
and went to bed at 6:30 beside a cup of bedtime tea
with this message on the tag:

"it's not a privilege to know others,
know yourself.
that's a privilege"

i love sundays.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

its not cool to say hot-lanta...

...or so i hear

we have lived in atlanta
(well, we actually live in senoia which isn't really atlanta but for storys sake...)
for almost two years now and there is a lot we haven't done
but...we will this year...probably
here are the top things on my list:

1. georgia aquarium...the worlds largest. can't believe we haven't been

2. top of stone mountain...again and without stopping halfway and saying to mikie through sobs "i'd rather die than keep going." yes...i cried at stone mountain. i can't believe he still married me.

3. here and here and here

sidenote: i am still awake and husband didn't yell at me once for turning on the tv at 2am or rustling in bed for four hours this morning...he is a saint.

new years eve

its 5 am and i have been up since 2
these nights are the worst
but since i can't sleep...i will share some new years pictures
a fun filled atlanta night with two of my favorites, danielle and trey
they are newly engaged and happy as can be
happy oh-10 guys xo

{Danielle is my old roomie and one of my bestest buddies}

{if you know these two than this picture makes so much sense}

{me and dee...we had just switched shoes and really love each other here}

{i have no idea what this was about....but its funny}

Saturday, January 2, 2010

hello 2010...

{this photo of us on new years makes me laugh...even though husbands head is cut off and I look insane}

my little list of new years resolutions:

1. rosetta stone spanish
2. learn to make mashed potatoes
3. say the words "i love the gym" and mean them

happy new year friends...xo