Wednesday, April 21, 2010

That's Gold, Jerry! Gold!

Don't hate me, but I am one of the few people who hasn't watched an episode of Glee. I know...I live under a rock. Lets just say I'm avoiding any jr high flashbacks as I was part of an experimental choir/dance* group in the mid 90's [insert cringe here].

I may not be a watcher just yet, but I'm definitely a supporter. Over the weekend we filmed a friend's Glee audition tape, and as soon as I heard "Gold Digger" was on the performance list, I insisted we film in Oscar's Room.

Not too shabby.

Phil indubitably has bona fide moxie. And on that note, lets all take 5 seconds and vote for him here

[*btw, we were called "Glitz"]

Monday, April 12, 2010

Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away, Now

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately, ergo home projects have been on snooze control. Nevertheless there are some primo giveaways currently in (blog) motion which has turned my Monday frown upside down. 

Such as the Layers of Meaning giveaway hosted by Push the Envelope (I'm gunning for the Graphic Thank You can never have too many merci cards on deck. Can I get a hallelujah on that note?)

Or my Jem Sarah over at Russet Street Reno whose giveaway will provide a ray of light in any room because she is truly, truly, truly outrageous when it comes to diy'ing.

La Dolce Vita is giving away a custom 5x7 area rug by FLOR. Uh huh you read it, FLOR! The Uh Oh Orange shade is to die for (in my book).

And last but not least, SmilesFromMel (one of my new fav blogs) is giving away heaps of fun including a trio of some of her breathtaking photos from abroad.

Now if you'll excuse me, my spoon full of sugar is calling.

I've seriously been downing homemade vegetable soup for days now! Just like mom used to make. 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Would You Be My Friend If...

...I carried this lunch bag to work every morning?

My owl obsession is growing like a weed.

It's almost Friday and I'm in love!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Look At This Stuff, Isn't It Neat?

I'll admit, I'm an Adler-aholic. More like an ogler-Adler-aholic (my entry to Webster's Dictionary new word contest...if it ever existed). But who isn't, right? When perusing his site, I instantly turn into Ariel from the Little Mermaid. I mean, look at this stuff:

(i want this thingamabob, badly!)

Is it too early to renew my vows and create a new wedding registry? 

Oh and holla at cha' girl if you know the entire words to 'Part Of Your World.' A hand raise would be fine, too. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shabby Geek

You know what they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. That was the case when we came across this box 2 years ago.

It's a floppy disk rave! Isn't it fabulous? Until today, the diskette's had been trapped in the closet (no correlation to R. Kelly). 

We are in the midst of developing a few google sketchup ideas for these now obsolete, tile-like, storage devices. Until then. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

(Not So) Good Vibrations

I'm not gonna lie, I'm shaking in my boots. We West-coasters have had quite the earth stir these past few weeks and I am not a fan. I'm a weenie when it comes to earthquakes...and thunder...and roller coasters. My heart races, my eyes scan the room for any structural damage, I dart for Chris...and then the cat. I'm hypervigilant for the next few hours until I either fall asleep or get distracted by another task.

Today's earthquake felt like a waterbed; moving to and fro. Luckily there was no damage. But that wasn't the case a few weeks ago when a 4.4 magnitude hit at 4:04am (coincidence!?). We woke up to the sound of glass breaking. There I was lying in bed thinking of all the possible items that may have fallen.

Such as the countless number of vintage soda bottles.

Or this 'old-timey-sports' crew of Kessler whisky filled figurines. 

A pair of 1984 political party decanter memorabilia filled with kentucky straight bourbon whisky. 

They make great bookends, no?

Or perhaps one of the many Jesse LeDoux framed art prints (which had yet to be hung) scattered throughout our home.

Turns out, those lil asian porcelain figurines were the only catastrophe (pictured in the lower right corner of the above photo).

Thank goodness neither of them were filled with any sort of hard alcohol. We don't drink, but our decorations sure do.