Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Die Cut Stickers New Office!

My brother moved his company into a new location last weekend.

We all went down to visit the new digs.

Danny, I am so proud of you and how your company is growing.

Here are a few pictures from the office.

Didn't want to give too much away - that's for them to do!

Moving boxes creatively labeled ...

Check out their blog HERE.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I'll Be OKAY

Thank you ...

to whomever sent this postcard into Post Secret.

I feel the exact same way.

I was OKAY on June 2nd.

My next [missed] due date will be February 26th.

And I WILL be okay.

To the author,
you have no idea who much your secret touched me.

- Thank You -

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ciao Bella

I'm in love.

If you haven't tried any of Ciao Bella's amazing flavors, you need to.

It's a must.

I bought single-serving sizes yesterday Safeway,
and we each had one for dessert tonight.

So light in texture but packs a big flavor.


My favorite is their Sicilian Blood Orange

Local Paradise

We love spending time with my parents.

It's a double-bonus when we hang with them at their house.

Check out their view ...

Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us Mom & Dad!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Work Nightmare

I had a nightmare last night.

I lost my job.

My boss told me that because student attendance was down,
she needed to get rid of one teacher,
the teacher with the lowest sonority
- which was me -

She said that she didn't want to get rid of me -
so instead she went with the 'draw a name out of a hat' technique ...

... and she pulled out my name.

Sad, right?

In my dream, I walked the halls on my last day of work.

knowing how much I'd miss the kids.

taking deep breaths in order to remember the smell of the school.

Soaking it all in.

I walked to my car on my last day,
and cried in the parking lot.

I woke up this morning with real tears running down my face.

And so, so grateful to have a job that I love so much.

To share it with children who want to learn and have fun.

And grateful that it wasn't real.

It was a nightmare.

Next Wednesday will mark the 1st day of school.

I can't wait!

Friday, August 27, 2010

An Outtake

Was looking through some pictures I have on my work computer
this afternoon and came across this gem.


Cheesy much?!?

Um, Pardon Me

I pulled this out of my garden yesterday.

I don't know.

You tell ME what YOU think ...

Thursday, August 26, 2010


So ... I've secretly been in love with THIS website for a while now.

The author cracks me up.

And it's fun to have a dose of sarcasm in your day.


I was driving home from my parent's house yesterday and my own THINGS I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE FACE appeared in front of me.

So here is my first TIWTPINF item ...

Fake bullet holes in cars.

Because really ...

You want people to think you're driving around a car that has been shot?

And you think that's cool?

Is that it?

Because I totally don't get it - and definitely want to punch it in the face.

Feel free to explain the thought process behind this phenomenon if this is you.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I picked up this table from a local antique shop last weekend.

I just love how the original paint is worn.

It sits in our entryway now.

What do you think?

I'm pretty sure I'm in love.

I picked up this adorable "S" at Anthropologie.

I'm a sucker for anything with orange in it.
I'm still on the lookout for a round or oval mirror to finish the entryway.

I just love coming home to a splash of antique.

A splash of orange.

A splash of home.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Antiquer

Jay and I spent last Sunday in downtown Snohomish.

We had such a great time walking around, eating, and taking pictures.

Downtown Snohomish has a ton of charm and even more antique stores.

We may be well on our way to becoming professional antiquers.

Is that a word?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tatum Marie

Who doesn't love looking at,
and editing pictures of their beautiful niece?


Monday, August 9, 2010

One Of Those Days

I can feel that today is going to be a rough day.

Looking at other blogs and facebook pictures of roley-poley, squishy, chubby babies.

Don't get me wrong, I am THRILLED for other people.

But some days.

Like today.

When perhaps my hormones are still a bit wonky.

It's hard.

Really hard.

And all you can really do is cry.

And that's okay.

Because today will pass.

And my spirits will be renewed by the coming of a new day.