Monday, August 29, 2011

Music Monday

The Avett Brothers - Murder in the City

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Birthday BLT

I set out to make Matt a yummy BLT using his birthday bacon!

Looks pretty good, eh?!

Notice that pesto? Can you spot an avocado?

It evolved into something even better. A PABST sandwich.

pesto, avocado, bacon, spinach, and tomato! mmm

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fillin'em In

Happy Friday. 
Today is my first Friday at work since May 20th (I think). We work extended hours Monday - Thursday through Summer and then have Friday's off. It's great to have Friday's off but I'm not as productive as I should be during those days. Usually I say, "f- this shit, I'm watching Supernatural." So it's been nice to go back to productive afternoons after work even if it means working Fridays.

I’m very much looking forward to this weekend. We have yummy dinner and drinks at a fantastic house this evening with some family friends. Then tomorrow we’ll celebrate my friend’s daughter’s third birthday, but first I hope to get some cleaning and organizing done around the house. Maybe a bit of yard work too. Sunday we’ll either be heading to Ann Arbor to the Arbor Brewing co for lunch (a Groupon, of course) or sticking close to home. Either way it’s going to be overall a relaxing, friend filled, productive weekend. Kind of the best.
 1.   My idea of pure perfection would be a kitchen filled with delicious foods and infinite cooking patience and inspiration, loved ones gathered around a table laughing til they peed and enjoying a full stomach.

2.  Trust & honesty makes the world go 'round. (I'm not sure it does, but that sounds quite respectable.)

3.  If it weren't for  work  I'd  be at home working in the yard and reading under the tree. (ahem, see above. Maybe not.

4.  Bloggers are so completely inspiring and my favorite ones really know how to share their lives and make me smile. 
{I've decided I'm going to go through the 155 blogs (and feeds - groupon, airfare watchdog, etc.) I subscribe to and while doing a blog roll for my blog describe why I follow each one of them. I think taking a critical look will help me lower the number of blogs I follow and appreciate them more.}

5.  If I had two dollars I'd buy you  and I each a Peace Tea. mmm. I'll take Cylon, which I love extra because it sounds like an alien.

6.  I'm glad it's Friday because Friday means the weekend and what's not to like about that.

7.  Something I'm excited about is  Matt's birthday next weekend. I need to finish planning and I hope to make it a really special weekend for him. He's not big in to the birthday's (his), not that I'm surprised. I know what I have so far he will love.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri

This song came on this morning, and I was nearly in tears. Her  voice is so powerful. I love this song. Thank goodness Stacy Tucci shared her with the world.

the original dance:

Billy and Kathryn

Christina's live performance:

Allison and Neil

I promise this isn't becoming just a SYTYCD blog.

Monday, August 8, 2011

hello there

I've been scarce, no doubt. 

Overwhelmed with the blogging world maybe. Unwilling to come down from our sweet little vacation, that could have been three days longer.

I'm here though. Thinking about where I want to take this blog and the blogs I read. Do I post these same thoughts every month?

I have posts in mind. Hopefully I'll get them to you soon.

You can see some of my favorite posts of the past here
You can see a variety of instagram/week in the life/summer shots here.

Finally, I'll leave you with my girls, Sasha & Melanie, the BEASTS of So You Think You Can Dance. I called it from the very beginning. This week is going to be so good.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


This is Matt's standard, "Really a picture?! Ok."
I think it's adorable.

We're off soaking up some Great Lakes!

Happy Tuesday.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Piggybacking off our amazing family trip, Matt and are spending Monday and Tuesday up in the Mackinaw area. Our goal is to find a hotel with a balcony and a view of the bridge.

We'll be computer free. I'm so looking forward to it. I think sometimes my brain starts to buzz from the electronics. 

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