Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Starting the new year out right

New year....new hair. This is actually Christmas 2006. I don't ever remember my hair being that color, but I rather enjoy it. I think it is time for a change. Poor Ashley. She really is patient with my constant indecisiveness and 4 hour hair appointments. No one should have as much hair as I have been cursed/blessed with. In fact, my mother-in-law asked me if I had fake hair attached the other day. We got a pretty good chuckle.

The hubby got a new computer. Apple called and it's official....the old one is dead. Luckily, the hard drive was in tact and we were able to salvage everything. In my mind things should just work forever and when they don't it is just so frustrating. In the computer world his computer was ancient and I guess the situation could always be worse.

I don't really believe in making resolutions for the new year. People always say they are going to go to the gym or start eating right or stop procrastinating. Why do you need to wait until the beginning of a new year to decide to do those things? You should just do them all year round. Anyway, I decided that I did not read near enough books last year. In fact, I only read 5 of the 20 or so books that I bought at the Friends of the Library book sale in February. I read other things instead. Mainly things people loaned me and said "you have to read this". I can't seem to say no. So, unless I ask you to borrow a book please don't loan me anything to read. As you can see I have my hands full with last years books. That being said, I challenge my other half to a read off. Who can read the most books in a year. Are you up for the challenge, Mr. Nash?

Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. We will be spending it with Wayne and the Flaming Lips. Darn good way to ring in 2009!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Childhood flashback

I ran across these earrings on one of my new favorite sites this morning. Look familiar? Yup, those are the Lego flowers. I used to love Legos. Fond memories emerge when I think about playing with Legos. It was pretty much the only thing both my brother and I could play with.....together. I remember discovering my first Chickenpox while playing with my friends Lego town. I might add, still have the scar under my left arm. It was the most impressive Lego spread I had ever seen. I remember wondering how long it took someone to put that whole town together and how many Legos it must have taken.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I am thankful for.....

1. New seasons of Nip/Tuck, Scrubs and Big Love
2. DVR
3. Chap Stick with menthol
4. Vanilla Coke - it is totally refreshing
5. Hobby Lobby - the husband hates this place but I could look around for hours
6. Internet Christmas Shopping (the gold star goes to Amazon for their speediness)
7. iPhones - I swore I would never have one, now I really do see what all the hype is about
8. My mother-in-laws sugar cookies
9. Caller ID on your TV - How lazy can they make us? Now you don't even have to get up to see whose call you are going to ignore
10. Heated car seats
11. Flannel jammies
12. InStyle magazine
13. The yummy bread and garlic infused olive oil from Vito's
14. Christmas socks
15. Uggs - because it's COLD!!

In all seriousness, this is definitely the time of year that makes you thankful for the things that REALLY ARE important. Family, friends, a home, heat, a warm coat, hot meals. The list could go on and on. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Savory Wreath

The perfect Christmas wreath for a chef. Complete with rosemary, thyme, bay and chili peppers. I would really like to have this nontraditional wreath for my kitchen. I bet it smells fantastic! Maybe I can talk Alanda into making me one next year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


An early Christmas gift from the ol' hubby. It is so shiny and pretty.

***I wish you could get a better look at his favorite ornament in the background. The "Proctologist Santa" as he so kindly refers to him***

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Not Your Typical Christmas List.......

A fellow friend/blogger and I were discussing lists the other day. I love lists. LOVE them. I make several every week. Just ask Zach. There is something so gratifying about getting organized and then crossing off a completed task. I get that from my mother. I think that is one reason my husband and I compliment each other so well. Hubby = creative, Wife = organizer/keeper of the schedule and all things that require appointments. We make a good team. I digress. I decided to blog a few lists. One about music and the other about things I would love to have and maybe someday will. You may find them mildly entertaining, at the very least I hope it gives you some new tunes to check out or rediscover.

My top 20 songs of 2008:

1. Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head
2. Kings of Leon - Manhattan
3. Ray LaMontagne - You Are the Best Thing
4. The Stills - I'm With You
5. Coldplay - 42
6. French Kicks - Abandon
7. Fleet Foxes - Winter White Hymnal
8. Vampire Weekend - Ottoman
9. Band of Horses - Our Swords
10. Tokyo Police Club - In A Cave
11. Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
12. Kate Nash - Merry Happy
13. Mates of State - The Re-arranger
14. MGMT - Time to Pretend
15. Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
16. Death Cab for Cutie - Your New Twin Sized Bed
17. Radiohead - House of Cards
18. Frightened Rabbit - The Modern Leper
19. The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
20. We Are Scientists - After Hours

Things I would like to have:

1. Old Gringo cowboy boots
2. Black leather Coach purse
3. Another bathroom in my house
4. Diamond Right Hand ring
5. Leather chair with matching ottoman
6. Laptop
7. Long winter white cashmere coat
8. Trip to Spain
9. Shopping trip to NYC
10. Black studded Patricia Field belt from SATC

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I heart coffee!

We got this as a wedding gift. A french press is the way to go if you are a serious coffee drinker and have time to spare in the mornings. A close friend has one and made me the best cup of coffee I have ever tasted. I can still remember the orange mug I drank it out of. The glasses are equally as cool. Thermal. Great gift idea.