Wednesday, December 30, 2009


oh my god I made it to 80 posts.

I babble way too much.

Anyway. That being said I have a new addition that I shall be writing about as much as possible.... I would like to introduce Alber.

Alber is my pet peev. He was inspired by bunny-comic & these are his adventures. I made him last year for halloween and he stayed at my desk at work keeping me company. As of the beginning of this month he has decided he was tired of his desk job and wanted to have a big adventure. Or rather adventures. So far they've been sparse, but I'm planning to change that. He is like my traveling garden gnome. He gets to have adventures. Maybe with me or perhaps without. Whichever I decide. :)

Recently Alber had the opportunity to travel to South Dakota to visit my wonderful sis. His first adventure was -- where else -- at Wal-Mart. The hopping Metropolis of Podunk, SD only has Wal-Mart. lol

Wal-mart before christmas time. Once we got started taking pictures we couldn't stop. It just sorta snowballed out of control. We were having so much fun I think we could have stayed in Wal-Mart the whole of the evening.

What peev wouldn't want $3.50 fruit cake? I mean common' that's a deal right there. It's everything and more. It's fruit, it's protein, it's carbs, it's sugars, it's alcohol. It's fruit & cake!
yeah, seriously can't beat that.
(we didn't buy any)

Speaking of buying you may buy your very own peev at Lem's store.

Lem's are much more adorable than mine.

Stay tuned for more pictures of Alber. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Thank you people of walmart. You make me sick. :)

~best question heard at the library~

---dude, you think she has gonorrhea?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This is by far one of my favorite etsy finds. I want this skirt a lot. I'm saving my pennies for this one for sure.

the talented seamstress who has made this work of art.. PINar ERIS nice stuff.

~listening to this week~
>Boom - Anjulie
>We get on - Kate Nash
>Melody - Kate Earl
>Heavy Cross - Gossip

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Good lord it has been forever.

I should just give up for awhile and try something which requires me to do nothing. Oh.. wait.. I'm already doing that. ^_^

I was in St. Louis over the weekend. I had a delightful time. It was a church conference, but I was able to see a lot of my family who were also there for the conference.

While there I went to some of the downtown restaurants and let me just say... they have quite the selection. Was most impressed.

The first night there I had 10th Street Italian, located well... on 10th St. IT was sooooo scrumptious. I had beef cannelloni that was out of this world. mmmhhh my mouth waters just thinking of it.

The next day I went to Crepes in the City, located on 14th & St. Charles. I had a Dehli crepe. So yummy... and I also ordered a Cubano. I had never had one before, but I had read that theirs were the best in the city, so I figured 'what the heck I like coffee. I'll try it.' It. was. fantastic. try it.

I'm not a breakfast person, but I like diner breakfasts. So for breakfast I went to 12th St. Diner. would you believe it's located on 12th St.! Seriously.

I had pancakes. I know not very adventurous, but I wanted them. I haven't a lot to say about them. They were pancakes, they were filling and very good. I guess that I ordered what I wanted and then by the time they came I had changed my mind because they didn't hit the spot.

HOWEVER. I went back for lunch/dinner later that day and I had their steak, veggies, & mashed potatoes. Oh mah gawd the mashed taters were soooooo good. I don't know how to describe them. They were like a pillow of heaven, on a plate, covered in delish gravy. After I had my first bite I wished that I had ordered just an enormous plate of those. The green beans could have been farm fresh they were so crisp and tasty and the steak... oh the steak. Mmmmhhhh... top that with potatoes and well... I could have eaten there all week. :)

My cousin's son had a burger that looked fantastic. mmmhhhh next time I say, next time.

Then late in the evening, say 12am or so, I went to Gio's. they made an exception and stayed open for a few groups of us. I had their Meatball sliders. which with the homemade meatballs and the cheese and spinach on a tiny bun were yummmo. (thanks rachel ray)

~recent song finds~
>Dominos - The Big Pink

>Fireflies - Owl City
>BulletProof - La Roux

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Still have a job! yay!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


These last few weeks have been a roller-coaster. There have been multiple cuts at my job and I have been completely freaked out about the possibility of losing the one thing I'm actually any good at. Thankfully I found out yesterday that I'm safe, that is until they change their minds.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I missed last week. I haven't really been feeling myself lately.

good news ~ my brother wants to add me to his family plan which allows me to buy & afford an iPhone plan. I am pretty excited about getting my first nifty phone ever.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


So, I've been reading the closet cooking blog for a week or so now and after trying the Strawberry Sour Cream bread I decided that it was time to move on to something a bit harder. :)and by harder I actually mean something really simple that I couldn't possibly mess up. So, I decided to make eggs. L. Garlic Scape Pesto scrambled eggs with asparagus & mushrooms. I printed out the recipe before I went to the store so I'd have a list of the ingredients. I forgot however to look up garlic scapes... because I wanted to make not only scrambled eggs with asparagus & mushrooms... but with the garlic scape pesto as well. I seriously felt like a dolt when I went to the store. It's not that I don't cook or that I don't use odd ingredients, it's just that I hadn't heard of garlic scapes. I searched the produce aisle for awhile and didn't find anything. I finally just asked. Yeah, they didn't have garlic scapes and to make me smile even more they didn't know what they were. I felt better.
I also discovered that crimini mushrooms are really baby portobella's -- #2 Lesson of the day completed.

anyway, I went to Whole Foods and bought the "special" items and made the scrambled eggs which I loved. to steal from Rachel Ray Yummo!

Thank you closet cooking. :D

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Today I cannot concentrate worth piddly. So I'm just going to be all listy and call it a day. enjoy. :p

>green tree pendant

>oyster ring
>Mod circles necklace

>Just Peachy
>Bead Attic
>Lorinczi Jewelry
>Love Child Boutique

~New Music~

>Sausalito - Conor Oberst
>This Tornado Loves You - Neko Case

For Beginners - M. Ward

I've been listening to some Rammstein on the way home from work as it makes me feel like I have an edge, while actually on edge, for driving in traffic. I love my new car with it's gorgeous sound and lovely bass. :)
I hate the going home traffic. I miss my short commute, but love my new place... love it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


July 1st! This weekend will be filled with fun, fun, fun. :) fireworks! Independence day! grilling out! Woot!

I cannot wait.

~red, white, & blue~
>garden gnome *smile*

>blue lace agate

>Owl bag

>fabric sticky note holder

>orient express apron

>Ula Ula ring


>carrie necklace

>Night & Day
>Open Opal Necklace

>starfish of the sea
>blue bird prep bowl

>Winter Brook

Happy 4th o' July all

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


have finally purchased curtains. Eclipse brand which block light & sound. I have slept so much better. I think I actually wake up in the morning rested.

...on to my first complaint of moving from a house to an apartment. Stupid neighbors.

The neighbor who lives above us apparently has a problem with any sort of music because they have knocked on our door twice telling us to turn it down. and my biggest complaint isn't that they asked *so kindly*, but that the music wasn't that loud to begin with. For a person who usually listens to music that you can hear throughout an entire 4 bedroom home, volume 7 is pretty friggin' low. I could hear her knocking at my door - I had a fan running and was in the kitchen moving things around looking for a recipe. My music wasn't loud. My second part of the complaint is that she asked me at 6 o'clock p.m. Seriously?! what could you possibly be doing at 6p.m. that noise is "bothering" you?

I didn't complain when I lived at my old place and could hear my neighbor across the street yelling at her white trash children. So really. My music is *too* loud? Seriously?


I think I need a cabin in the woods. complete with a kitchen worthy of a chef - even though I am not a chef by any means. I just love great kitchens.

part one - I love to cook. I really do. I like to try new ingredients and I love when a dish turns out well and then turns into a favorite. My mother was telling me about Sidewalk Shoes yesterday so I took a peek. I could have spent hour, of work time, reading all the delicious looking recipes. Then I came across Closet Cooking. Needless to say I now have two people whom make me incredibly jealous. and hungry.
~blogs I've recently discovered~
>Closet Cooking
>Sidewalk Shoes
>Pinch My Salt
>Cream Puff in Venice
>Nook and Pantry

am so hungry.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


another day in my crazy crazy life.

moved all the heavy obnoxious furniture into the apt. on friday the 12th. still have stuff in boxes at the old place that I need to move. I hate this part. I hate trying to find space in a place that has none.


I am tired.

must buy curtains.

No lists today. Sorry.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


i forgot yesterday all together. I wasn't at my desk for more than a few minutes so I didn't have time to even get into my email let alone blogger.

I'll try to list stuff.

~My choices of Etsy shops for the day~

>Brenda Santa Fe
>Urban Fusion
>Scrumptious Delight

~some of my favorite pieces from each shop~

>Blue Lace Heart Box


>Squishy Marshmallow in white

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


It's been a busy last couple of weeks. I'm finally moving. Next week is the beginning of a new location and a room-mate. I'm a bit freaked out and at the same time excited.

either way, I haven't been concentrating on things. Well, that and I've been in a bit of a funk - for lack of a better term.

Pomegranate Necklace

Quest, Seizing the Treasure

~music recently added to my collection~
>Only By Night - Kings of Leon
>Tonight: Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
>JukeBox - Cat Power
>Elephants... Teeth sinking into heart - Rachel Yamagata
>It's not me it's you - Lily Allen

~fave songs from each cd~

>Revelry - Kings of Leon
>No you girls - Franz Ferdinand
>Ramblin' (Wo)man - Cat Power
>What if I leave - Rachel Yamagata
>Chinese - Lily Allen

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


It has been a delightful and long weekend.

>nesting bowls

>bird pitcher

I've noticed a theme of the color green. I didn't do that on purpose those are just the items that caught my eye.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Je T'aime
It's that day again. The day when I post something spastic and hope that you all (one) enjoy it.

~songs of the day~
>Make a plan to love me - Bright Eyes
>Geraldine - Glasvegas
>People got a lot of nerve - Neko Case
>Anyone Else But you - The Moldy Peaches

~movies I enjoyed recently~
>Paris Je T'aime
>The curious case of Benjamin Button
>Nick and Nora's infinite playlist

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Queen of the butterflies

I've been reading the Numb Benign today. It's really quite lovely.
Mmmmhhh the second half is how I feel.
- Pot pies heat longer at altitude,
same bright chicken though, same warm gravy.

- Amped up on home made coffee,
feeling dark roasted, feeling quite shiny.

- Lunching early today with easy thoughts,
the work goes down smooth, undisturbed.

*sigh* coffee = perfection.

Red Hot Pottery

OMG so gorgeous


Must Have!

Must not look at Etsy today. aaaaaaaarrrrggghhh.

*runs away*

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


liquid sunshine makes me happy

Fey handmade

Pink Tourmaline

>to be in love with love

I keep seeing this one pop up... so I'll add it.
>Irish Pink

>Pink Sapphire

~present for mothers~

>name charm

~songs that make me feel better~
>The beauty of who you are - Marc Broussard
>Beautiful ones - Suede
>Love is Like - Skold vs KMFDM
>Come Round Soon - Sara Bareilles
>SideStep - Robin Thicke

~recently added to itunes~

>Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event
>Cold, Kind and Lemon eyes - Margot and the Nuclear so & so's
>No Shelter - Seether
>The Rakes Song - The Decemberists
>Light through the veins - Jon Hopkins

~still reading~
>Tess of D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
>Around the world in 80 days by Jules Verne
>Stiff: the curious life of a human cadaver by Mary Roach
>L is for lollygag
>Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster

~states of mind this week~