Saturday, May 08, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

to all moms everywhere

and the biggest "I love you!" to my AMAZING mom!

(the very first photo of my mom and me-- taken on Galveston Beach)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Favorites: Dream Home edition

Prepare to be overwhelmed by all things mid-century modern. With a little whimsy thrown in for good measure...

1. Big Chill Fridge (and they now have other appliances as well-- dishwashers and stoves!)

2. Eames Chairs

(I've written before about my obsession with Eames chairs. I'm talking about the molded plastic ones, not the souped-up leather armchair ones.)

Don't you love that Eiffel-inspired base?

And how cute is the rocking chair?

3. Wall art decals (by Popwall)

How perfect would this be in a boy's room?

4. Fancy tub

You can't go wrong with a classic clawfoot tub.

Or a soaking tub.

But here's a surprise!

No doubt inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany's....

5. an Airstream as a Guest House (or workspace)

What do you dream about having in your home one day?

Thursday, May 06, 2010


does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Katie ala The Neotraditionalist posted this little quote today on Twitter, and I've been musing on it all day.
It's not only a lovely sentiment, it's really, really true!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

To celebrate, we ate pizza and drank beer. OK, we would've had pizza and beer regardless of the day.
But don't worry-- it was good beer. Purple Haze, to be exact.

This is what it did to our hearts:


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Back in the saddle again.

I'm writing again, friends!
It's been a while, because to make a short story long, my novel and I had to take some time apart, but then we decided to be friends again, but it had been so long that things were really awkward. Everybody's been there, right? It got so bad that I would go to SCBWI meetings and worry that everyone could tell I didn't belong because I wasn't really writing.

So, thankfully, a writing friend told me about this little project that challenges you to write a short story every day in May. So I signed up and even convinced a couple other friends to join with me. We writers have to stick together!

So far, I've written three short stories: one YA, one MG and one picture book.
In case you noticed that today is the fourth not the third and you wondered, "What gives?" I decided to make weekends optional. Hey, I need to be realistic with my goals. Don't want to get saddle-sore, pardner.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Presenting the newest recipient of the Most-unusual, Most-delicious Chocolate Bar Award *

*according to Amy and Nathan's personal taste and opinion, multiple awards may be given annually, winners subject to change without notice

Just tried this spectacular chocolate yesterday, and all I can say is I'm in.

I typically gravitate to dark chocolate, not milk chocolate, but this bar is perfection. The salted peanuts really heighten the flavors of the creamy chocolate and the snappy jalapeno.

We're not ones to shy away from unusual chocolates, either. Mo's Bacon Bar by Vosgues Haute Chocolat may not be as delicious as Nathan's bacon ice cream, but it still finds its way into my grocery basket from time to time.

Also, the subtle lavender in New Tree's Tranquility bar is pure heaven.

Any unusual sweets or treats that you like to indulge in? Do tell.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Lazy Sunday

Yes, we've done a little bit of work today. But not much. Mostly, we were really lazy.
Just like Parnell and Samberg. Only instead of watching The Chronicles of Narnia, we're watching Arachnophobia on Scifi.

Now all we need are some cupcakes. Mmmmm. Cupcakes...
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