Monday, September 29, 2008
and...I found a box that Brian designed at work...its a box for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures....how cool!
in other news...inside the house, the three cats showdown continues...
Friday, September 26, 2008
I am totally in love with this ring! I must go buy it before someone else does!!
seriously...how awesome is his work?? he is one of the biggest reasons I was inspired to go back to school for graphic design :)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Joey: Man, we gotta do something about that guy. This morning, I caught him looking into our apartment. It creeps me out! I feel like I can't do stuff!
Monica: What kinda, "stuff?"
Joey: Will you grow up? I'm not talking about sexy stuff; but, like, when I'm cooking naked.
Phoebe: You cook naked?
Joey: Yeah. Toast, oatmeal... nothing that spatters.
Mindy: I hope you can find some way to be happy for me. And I hope you'll still be my maid of honour.
Rachel: And I hope Barry doesn't kill you and eat you in Aruba.
Joey: All right, I'll give you this, Mr. Peanut is a better dresser. I mean he's got the monocle, he's got the top hat...
Phoebe: You know he's gay?
Ross: I just wanna clarify this: Are you outing Mr. Peanut?
take for example the other day...how Jack, who loves to 'share' whatever I happen to be drinking put not just his nose, but whole head in my cup the other day...I'm sure this is really only funny to me...but I thought I'd share :)
the three cats are getting along better these days...maybe they'll even like each other soon :)
also...super excited that new tv is back...and thank goodness for Tivo for keeping me hopelessly addicted to all the shows I love...
most excited for...The Office....only 34 hours to go until the new episode!!!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
on a lighter note...yesterday was the first day of fall, my favorite season so here are some super cute etsy fall finds!
Ranunculus Print by Kaiku
Brass Leaves earrings by Alyson1234
Thinking of Fall print by Vieiragirl
Thick 'n Leafy Scarf by fray
Monday, September 22, 2008
we started the weekend off with drinks and crabs at Nicks Fish House, which I guess I'd say is a local place...tucked away in a secret locale :p
Sunday we did brunch at the Bay Cafe, where Jo was sporting a JerseyGirlDesign original necklace and earrings set ;)
and the highlight of the weekend...going to my first Ravens game! they won...and it was the perfect way to end the weekend :)
oh and the Giants and Hokies won too...
Monday, September 15, 2008
friday night we arrived in orlando after a 45 minute delay...got in our rental car and drove the extra 75 miles to New Smyrna Beach...to a fabulous beach house...
saturday we partied it up sixties style to celebrate Jo's 60th birthday, as well as her retirement...games galore, beautiful beach weather...you really couldn't ask for more...well except maybe to stay longer :P
my favorite gift...the day of the week clock...'when the day is more important then the time'
a toast to our trip...I want to go backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
09.11.2001...I will never forget where I was...walking into Squires for a Music Appreciation class...and I saw the tv's in the student center...so I turned around, and went right home...and my roommates and I spent the next 48 hours glued to the tv in our apartment...it was so surreal...my dad was in Chicago for a conference, and he and some of his co-workers rented a car and drove all the way back to New Jersey...
and on a not sad note...Happy Birthday Meredith!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
So it's not exactly one color...but the gemstone Labradorite is quickly becoming my new favorite "color"...many times it has hints of silver, gold, white, blue and even green mixed in with the shimmery gray of this stone...
I'll admit...it's become a bit of an obsession...I have this stone in at least 10 cuts and sizes...but it's so pretty, I just can't resist!
this is the only image I have handy at the moment...but I'll put some more up when I get home :p
many times I find someone's blog by a post on another blog I was reading...sometimes I can't even back-track to figure out how I got there in the first place! but in the case of this blogger, I can remember...1. scrapbooker of the year for Creating Keepsakes magazine, Elizabeth Kartchner keeps a sweet blog tracking her absolutely fabulous scrapbook creations, as well as pictures and stories about her adorable family...2. her friend Stephanie Nielson (aka Nie Nie) also keeps a wonderful blog, about her family (husband Christian and their four children)...tragically the two were involved in a plane crash about a month ago, and are in for a long recovery in a burn unit out in Arizona...her sister keeps updates on her blog for all of us to read...
this to me is a perfect example of why I love to blog...I don't know these people, and I'll most likely never meet them...but I feel compelled to wish them well, and send good thoughts for their recovery...
If you need a good read, visit her blog...its full of heart warming stories of family, friends and is truly inspirational, funny, and it will make you fall in love with this family!
if you'd like to help the Nielson family, you can donate to their recovery fund...or send cards, letters, or just a prayer
One of the founders of BEST, is the uber talented Jen Menkhaus...her shop, the littlest bean is full of wonderful felted treasures, in every color you could ever hope for!
Barrettes...brooches...jewelry...scarves, hats, you name it, she's got it wrapped up in felty goodness :)
you can read all about Jen's crafty happenings in her blog :)
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Joey: All right, all right. You're a monkey; you're loose in the city. Where do you go?
Chandler: Okay, it's his first time out, so he's probably gonna wanna do some of the touristy things. I'll go to Cats, you go to The Russian Tea Room.
Ross: Marcel, bring me the rice, come on. Bring me the rice. Come on. Good boy, good boy. Come here, gimme the rice. Thank you, good boy. Well, I see he's finally mastered the difference between, "bring me the..." and "pee in the...."
Ross: Alright, I want my monkey.
Rachel: Oh, come on, Luisa!
Luisa: Sorry, Prom Queen.
Ross: You had to be a bitch in high school, you couldn't have been fat!
Phoebe: Oh, this is so intense. One side of my butt is totally asleep, and the other side has no idea.
Monday, September 08, 2008
I'm in the double digits now...and since I have recently made the conscious decision to put a much larger effort into making my shop a success...I'm hoping that number continues to climb!
the pictures of course don't do it justice, and I think Swarovski crystals are just about the hardest thing to photograph!
these are all the orders going out today!!
thanks to Tropical Storm Hanna I was quite productive...staying home = lots o cleaning too :p my co-worker Stephanie showed me this awesome site...Storm Pulse lets you track the storms...you can see where they've been, where they're going, and lots of other fun details like wind speeds...so I was able to check on our trip this weekend to Florida...only a 5% chance of tropical storm like winds!
Friday, September 05, 2008
Monica: Do you really want a job with Popular Mechanics?
Chandler: Well, if you're gonna work for mechanics, those are the ones to work for.
Ross: Rach, did you proofread these?
Rachel: Uh... yeah, why?
Ross: Uh, nothing, I'm sure they'll be impressed with your excellent compuper skills.
Rachel: Oh my God! Oh, do you think it's on all of them?
Joey: Oh no, I'm sure the Xerox machine caught a few.
Phoebe: You guys, you know what I just realized? "Joker" is "poker" with a "J." Coincidence?
Chandler: Hey, that's... that's "joincidence" with a "C!"
"In the first game of their championship defense, the New York Giants reemerged looking not like a one-year-wonder the season after the miracle, but much like the solid team that shocked the football world seven months ago."
-Dom Amore, Hartford Courant
on an unrelated note....so happy it's friday...and I'm doing a no-hurricane dance for tomorrow so the Pigtown Festival doesn't get washed away by rain and wind!