Friday, May 25, 2012

blanks + senses + links + insta

1.  The best surprise ever would be if someone had invented a publicly available teleportation machine before this weekend and I could have stayed home and had a mostly relaxing yet productive weekend but also spent a couple of day eight hours away in Houghton with family. It mostly would have been the best surprise ever so that I wouldn't have stressed over the decision for weeks beforehand. I felt 50/50 the whole time.
2.  I'm feeling a bit removed from memories so I'm having a hard time thinking of my most favorite memory .

3.  The hardest, but most worthwhile thing I've ever done was moving to New York and being on my own for 18 months. It was hard because I was alone. It was worthwhile because I was alone.

4.  The best part of my day is the downtime in the evenings when Matt and I get to hang out, sometimes we veg hardcore, sometime we make dinner together, but we're together laughing about something, usually the cats. 

5. Something I like that most people don't is ranch dressing on my pasta & rice, no doubt.

6. Something I am willing to fight for is peace & quiet & calm in my home.

7.  Something you might not know about me is my house had an ant infestation on the porch. It was the in the top 10 the bug guy has seen in 10 years and 3,000 houses. TOP 10.

good morning, these cups makes me nostalgic for new york.
Seeing: sunshine and a quiet house. thankful. the yellow pages that guiltily remind me i did not get a property line survey lined up for next week.
Watching: three episodes of Glee, earlier today. I think three is my max.
Hearing: songs in my iTunes, i'm trying to clean out the music I don't like.
Quoting: 99% of life is mundane, so it's important to remember to enjoy the everyday.  -Amanda's dad.
Anticipating: Matt getting home and deciding what to do with the rest of our day, out and about or lazing about. and then the rest of our weekend. I have a to do list to tackle.
Loving: this lazy day. i needed it.
Feeling: ready for a shower.
 good afternoon, making the switch from coffee to beer on a holiday weekend.

elise's summer vacation book.
sheen is making jealous of summer foods that grows in (not even) June and not October!
beca of tumbleweeds will be featured on fab in two weeks, i can't wait!
Koubachi gives your plants a voice, I downloaded this app as soon as I discovered it! thanks swissmiss.
After reading this it was fun to see this Marc John's illustration a few blogs down. It's so true. I'm also basically allergic to "big talk too."
Um, yes: Win A Free Wedding!
There is some serious stamp love and developing going on out there.
This. Gorgeous lady. (bonus, a new blog to follow!)
Great cover. I was so proud to be supporting President Obama on my car that day. Reading Meg's reactions on twitter really brought it home too. (one reposted on the blog)
15 Great Tips for making a marriage last 15 years remember this gem too.
already prepping for the holiday season. 
I've never paid for a photo app, but I'm excited to try out VSCO cam after Amanda Jane's recommendation.

I'm going to need to remember this. This is a great post about working with vendors. It annoys me to now end that there are only two Michigan vendors on A Practical Wedding, and both over three hours away. I mean there have to be vendors out there, close by, that align with a Pactical and sane wedding. Right?! I mean, I hope so. I certainly concerns me.... side track.  So, I love that they end with:  
And if you find a vendor that totally has APW values but doesn't know about us yet, do us all a favor and have them apply for the vendor directory! Trust me, we all want to know their details.
good day, spent the day reading blogs (the reader had gotten out of control once again) and posting links here. 

the cats embraced the gloriously lazy day as well.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ingrid Michaelson - Blood Brothers - Official Video

I don't normally sit and watch every bit of a whole video but that just happened here. I particularly like Ingrid Michaelson.


Friday, May 18, 2012

cheerful blanks

HAPPY FIRST GREEN FRIDAY FRIENDS!!! Long weekends for the win.

1. Something that is very near and dear to my heart is quiet time, I need it to recharge.

2. Love is good cause to celebrate.

3. The most fun I ever had was, well no single moment stands out, times Matt and I are just totally goofy, times spent with my family on the water, catch up time with my bestest.

4. True friends for me are the ones you can go months without seeing and pick up right where you left off! I also know I could call them at any time and they'd be there for me.

5. Something that makes me terribly happy is the feeling of getting things and having a lazy, relaxing day with bits of laughter with my beau thrown in.

6. A good way to spend a sunny day is with a cool drink, on a porch with ones you love, I'm thinking bouts of talking, bouts of quiet a good balance and a great day!!!

7. My favorite celebratory food is impossible to choose. As long as I'm with the ones I love and enjoying something savory and a glass of wine, well that sounds great!
Link up with Lauren

Thursday, May 17, 2012

trains of thought

trains of thought fascinate me... asking the question, how did we get on this subject and then tracing it back with a friend. amusing, fascinating.

today i followed the interesting train of links you see below.

#realtalk from your editor / RESPONSES FROM YOUR EDITOR

where I read this, "and I don’t plan on ever getting married."
which took me here:

The Marriage Project / The Marriage Project, Reflection 22- “With a healthy dose of independence and other personality traits that make it a poor fit for me, I believe.”

where I saw the blog title Fat and the Ivy

which is full of interesting articles and links to other.

which all having me thinking, once again, about my relationship with food and my perception of my body image.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012


listening to Fresh Air and Audra McDonald (Porgy & Bess) performed summertime. the operatic style isn't really mine but it took me back to Fantasia's stellar performance:

Fantasia Barrino - Summertime - American Idol 2004
She was totally my favorite from the beginning!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

sending good things

secrets and surprises
sending something good!
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