Friday, October 31, 2008 could happen!

I had a root canal yesterday and I'm still feeling kind of cranky so this is it for now....I know...bad blogger!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Card love...

Card love from our class last Saturday. I am going away for the weekend with a friend tomorrow so today is full of packing. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So I've been dealing with some drama and not feeling like blogging. BAD BLOGGER! Anyways cute project posted below....we bought this solid wood cabinet below from an auction at my used to live in my office at work. A few coats of red paint by E......And we have a bright and beautiful place to dump mail and store things!
I'm picturing a grouping of photos and art above and a charging station, bowl for keys etc. on top.
Loving it!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Love Love

Loving these: And this:
This movie:
Packages full of love:
And sushi dates with my love. His schedule is super busy lately so I think our next scheduled date is November...15th? Very very jealous that he gets to go to the pumpkin patch on a field trip tomorrow and I have to go to work.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

bookish....I'm feeling it.

Something about fall, the changing leaves, the crisper temperatures, the honey crisp apples (yes I am aware that I live in Arizona and we had record temps today....stay with me) just makes me want to curl up with a good book and read. Or a cup of hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookie...yes they are that good make them already!

Here's a rundown of some of my book picks lately.

No Country for Old Men -Cormac McCarthy

This was kind of a sleeper hit for me. I had both this and "The Road" on my nightstand and I wasn't sure what to expect...well now I'm 3/4 through this one and I'm still not sure what to expect. Mr. McCarthy has a very distinctive writing style and it's gripping. No spoilers please...I've been exhausted but I am determined to finish this week. Side note : I have not seen the movie and while Mr. F has I have also implored him not to spoil it....while at the same time begging for spoilers so I have no movie-book comparison.

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Now this movie I have watched and it was breathtaking. Such beautiful cinematography and a really enjoyable film. However, I think the book was better as is often the case. More detail is one of the things I always say when watching a movie based of a's just impossible usually for a film maker to add all the lush details of the book. So if you liked the movie. Read this one.

The Last Summer (of You & Me) Ann Brashares

This book is a bit of a departure for the author in that she has written several pre-teen books (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). But the core of what she writes about in her novels are relationships. This book is about the relationship between sisters and that really struck me. I thought the book was compelling and drew me in right away.

Atonement - Ian McEwan

You know the book-movie debate.....I think the movie wins this one for me. Even though you get lots of detail it feels very repetitive as you keep jumping back and forth between characters reliving the same scene....the movie for that across without so much...annoying me?

Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

Beautifully written autobiography. Loved her voice. Loved the book.

Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner

This is a sequel to the 2001 book Good in Bed. Just fair warning...I hate reading books out of sequence. I'm a little torn about this much of what I liked about the first book was the spirit of the main player Cannie...and she was not such an active player in this one. Overall not my fave but if you read and liked the first book you may want to read this as well.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Yes YOU can.

So I don't want to be an American. I'm proud to be Canadian and while I make my home here I've never felt this pressing need to become a citizen. We don't have kids so that's not an issue and I didn't really see any benefit. Downsides no jury duty (though they did try to summon me), no voting. Oh yeah. Forgot about that one.

Did you know if you've lived outside of Canada for more than five consecutive years without maintaining a residence there you can't even vote by mail. Yeah.

So since I have no voice in this election (except a loving husband who takes into account my opinions when deciding what to do with his vote) I'm pleading. Vote!

Register to vote!

Take time out of your busy schedule and VOTE!

It's a privilege! Use your voice!

And as for registering (which is essential) you are seriously running out of time.
So please. Vote.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Daily Inspiration

So I don't think I've ever posted about this but I go here every day.
Stunning photographs of one of my fave cities. Ever. I can't believe that the last time we were there was for Gary and David's wedding (Love you guys!). Can't wait to go back!
Have a great day and a restful/grateful weekend!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Best chocolate Chip COOKIES EVAH!

Peeps.....I am on a quest...the quest is for the best chocolate chip cookies...and ladies and gents...we have a CONTENDER! I stumbled upon this recipe on Baking Blonde's blog. E and I loved them and i'm very probably makig them againfor this weekend when some friends are coming over. Recipe is below....go forth and bake!

Also! I really am trying to nail down my fave recipe and although I doubt any could top these....comment and let me know if you think YOU have the most killer choc. chip cookie's a quest after all! (And yes Kim I did totally just have a flash of HIMYM)

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Blog Readability

Have you seen this kicking around?
I am VERY amused!
blog readability test