Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shoe Lovin' Saturday


 These look so cozy!
 But how to wear them?
With pants? yes.  With leggings? probably.  With a skirt? I hope so!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Little Thanksgiving Story

A young man named Oz received a parrot as a gift for Thanksgiving.  The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. For a while, Oz did not seem concerned.

Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Oz tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary.

Finally, Oz was fed up and he yelled at the parrot.  The parrot yelled back! Oz shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. Oz, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.

Then suddenly, there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.
Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, Oz quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto Oz’s outstretched arm and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”

Oz was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.

As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the parrot spoke up, very softly, “May I ask what the turkey did?”

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stacey Haines

This kitchen makes me smile every time I look at it. 

and so do these:

See more of Stacey Haines Work here.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Type Depot is offering Alexander Nedelev and Veronika Slavova's font Matilde for free download.  Look how cute it is!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beautiful Etsy: All dressed up!!

Who else besides me thinks that Brody needs a bow tie?  I'm sure Brody's just been dying to try one.  But seriously, are these not adorable??

found here.
and here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving dinner ideas

Some of my family members are coming down to Nashville for Thanksgiving weekend this year (yay!), and I've been thinking about what we should eat.  There will only be 4 of us, so we don't need a ton of food.  However, there are a few things that we must have...

Like cranberry jello salad, turkey (of course!), pumpkin pie, stuffing (hey, we may not put it in the bird, but that's what we call it in my family!) and some sort of green beans. 

I'm also thinking about making a chocolaty desert (for dad...), maybe corn casserole, and a salad.  

I want to test out another popover recipe while they are here.  I've also been saving a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe and I'll probably make those too.

What are you eating for Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beautiful Etsy: Toothpick holders

Wouldn't one of these toothpick holders look cute on my nightstand holding stray bobby pins?  I have pins and hair-ties laying everywhere right now. 

1. Aqua
2. peach
3. milk glass
4. Hobnail
5. Pink
6. Ripple Glass
7. Pineapple
8. Smokey Blue
9. clear

Ways to earn extra money doing surveys online

I've had some luck doing surveys online in my spare time and have earned quite a few gift cards.  It does take awhile to build up points or credits, but it's so nice to have a little bit of extra cash every now and then.  Here are some of the sites I've used:

Lightspeed Consumer Panel

Survey Savvy

My Survey

American Consumer Opinion

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beautiful Etsy: Turquoise Hobnail!

Check out this turquoise hobnail bowl on Barking Sand's Vintage Etsy shop! It must be a rare find, judging from the price.  Maybe I will find one at goodwill??  ha, probably not.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Work Uniform

Most days in the fall and winter I don't put a lot of thought into what I wear to work. Usually I throw on a comfy skirt, t-shirt, sweater, scarf, tights and boots or flats.  I don't have a lot of business casual pants, and skirts are so much more comfortable.  Plus I like to show off my fun boots that I splurged for last year.