Sunday, December 28, 2008


A few weeks ago I won a FABULOUS contest over at Antique Mommy for a fotoflot. Their website explains it better, but basically it's a cool way of framing photos that doesn't require glass, frames or mats. The print your photo and fuse it to a piece of acrylic. I placed my order today and can't wait for it to arrive!!

Thanks to Antique Mommy for the contest! Photos of my prize are forthcoming as soon as it is delivered!

Friday, December 26, 2008


My dad gave everyone in my family $101 (an homage to the Disney Dalmatians movie) with implicit instructions not to save it or spend it on bills, but to blow it on something (or things) selfish.

So tell me, how would you spend $101? for fun?

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I made monkey bread this morning....from scratch!

I didn't even flinch pouring the 2 cups of cream in the dough. It's worth every sinful bite!

Recipe I used was from My Kitchen Cafe. Let me know if you try it out!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A theory

3pm seems to be my witching hour. My brain shuts off and I have a strong desire to sleep/tune out.

I've decided it comes from being in school. From 1st-12th grade we go to school and get out at 3/3:30. My brain learned that those hours are the "off" hours and its time to go home eat cookies and watch Saved by the Bell. Now that I'm in the working world, my brain hasn't updated. I still want to kick off my shoes and have a snack when 3 rolls around!

I need to reprogram!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Found the Web and the Web Won

After a VERY long weekend of photoshopping, ftp uploading, coding, crying and several burned meals, I have finished my new website. I'm still doing a bit of tweaking, but here it is. Feedback is welcome and needed!

New and Improved Photo Site

Now I must sleep.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Avoidance is Yummy!

I needed to get some MAJOR photo work done this weekend. I fully intended on digging in and working the entire weekend.

It's 5:30pm. I have gone to the bank and grocery store. I have made dinner rolls from scratch, espresso shortbread, turnovers for my lunch next week and am marinading chicken.

Notice that photoshopping was nowhere on the list. Yet.

Must focus now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Taking Step 1 of the Plunge

I am re-designing my business website. I bought a template and am attempting to alter it to suit my needs. Granted I have absolutely NO experience editing flash and haven't a clue as to what I'm doing, but I took the plunge anyway and will (hopefully!) figure it out as I go.

Next step, designing a home office niche that looks great and is inspiring. Anyone have any home office design tips????

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Growing Up

Tonight is the office holiday party. Last year I drank much too much and ended up making out with some guy from accounting.

This year I'm sticking to ginger ale and leaving early.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


I put my tree up (rather unfolded it and plugged it in), hung my ornaments up and went to take a nap.

When I woke up all my ornaments were backwards. The tradition in my family is that my mother buys my sister and I the precious moments angel of the year, so my tree is the 29 angels I've gotten over the years and now all I see are little angel butts.

My guess is that in the hour or so I was napping the ornament hangers untwisted themselves after 2 years of non-use and they all turned around. Either that or my holiday decorations are mooning me.

I'll let you know if they start staging a coup.

Friday, December 05, 2008


Between being annoyed that new girl at work went out with co-workers last night and got so trashed that she leaves her desk every 15 minutes to get sick and feeling bad for her. She'll likely end up going home and I'll have to cover for her. I feel bad for her, but part of me feels like, you made your bed now lie in it.*

*what an odd saying....


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

To Decorate or Not to Decorate

There is so little time between now and Christmas I can't decide whether or not to put up my holiday decorations. Last year I didn't because I was depressed about a break up and I regretted it, but they'll only be up a few weeks and I"m not sure its worth all the work.

Decisions Decisions!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Scenes from Security...2 DIFFERENT Airports

On way TO Chicago:
Security guy: Ma'am we need to search your bag.
Me: Ok sure.
Security guy: What the hell do you have in here??
Me: Uh....OH a stainless steel coffee mug!
Woman in line behind me: damn...that's one hell of a coffee addiction
Security guy: Next time warn a guy! That thing looks BAD on the xray.
Me: oh uh sorry.

On way HOME from Chicago:
*I had gotten rid of coffee mug and was HOPING not to be stopped....sigh

Security guy: Ma'am we need to search your bag.
Me: Ok sure. (waiting....waiting...waiting....while they search)
Security guy: (bringing bag back to me) Everything looks good, but I have one important question.
Me: Uh ok.
Security guy: (holding up my Fiber One Poptart box) Are these as good as regular poptarts?
Me: hahahaa no...but they ARE good and healthier.
Security guy: I'll stick to the real ones.
Me: Good choice.

Sigh...and to think I fly again in 21 days....