Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pop's 'Stache


Pop's 'Stache - A collaboration by Industrial Designers Shane Blomberg, John Healy, and Andrew Reeves. These hilarious mustaches serve as drink identifiers and remind everyone that there is nothing more fun than a mustache.


I have recently discovered that my disdain for cooked fruit is waining. I have enjoyed a few tasty treats that have swayed me to keep trying more and so far, so good. I saw this simple apple tart recipe posted by the Pioneer Woman (amazing blogger btw, she blogs about everything!). It looks so yummy that I think I might have to give it a try. CLICK HERE to see the whole process step-by-step with photos. This post has also led me to seriously considering apple tarts for breakfast. It's fruit so that counts right?!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

LuLu's Fashion Lounge

Have you heard of LuLu's? I hadn't. Apparently they are VERY popular. Sometimes I wonder what rock I have been under when I see cute things like this. If you aren't already in the know about this adorable "fashion lounge", you should check it out. They have some really unique items (lots of adorable tops, jewelry and shoes!) and the prices are very reasonable.

Friday, May 22, 2009

More bags

I think I have previously addressed my issues with using plastic bags. As I become more and more educated about how detrimental they are to the environment I grow even more passionate about their elimination from our culture. Most people's argument for their continued use is the convenience. Agreed. Convenience is nice. Certainly a luxury and something we could manage to work around with a teensy but of effort, but nice. 

I LOVE bags. I am of the mindset that you can never have too many. EVER! For those like-minded bag lovers or those trying to elevate a portion of their carbon footprint ... here are two great choices I ran across:

Baggubags - very cute, convenient, packable, portable, lightweight, sturdy .... amazing!

Any excuse to be funky, fun & super functional ... Alphabet Bags


You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
--Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Get Outdoors Georgia

In our ever growing battle trying to balance work life & personal life, Scott and I are trying to do more fun things to livin' it up a bit. While searching for some festival information, I ran across a very cute site called Get Outdoors Georgia. It provides listings of all different kinds of outdoor activities - everything from picnics or mini-golf to hiking and camping. You can also sign up for the monthly newsletter. Check it out if you are looking for some fun summer activities on the CHEAP!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance

It's BACK!!

I LOVE this show. It is, by far, my all-time favorite reality TV series. I think it is unbelievable how much talent is out there just waiting to be discovered. Every year the dancers are more outstanding, the choreography is more breathtaking and season 5 should be the biggest one yet!

2009 Season 2-Hour Premier
Thurs. May 21 @ 8 p.m.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fred Flare SALE!

Fred Flare is a funky little shop with all sorts of great finds - so check them out if you are looking for a really unique gift for yourself or a friend!
Here are few fun things that made me smile ... ENJOY!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vroom Vroom

After almost a decade long relationship with my beloved Saturn, Sally has died. She had the opportunity to be repaired, but alas the manufacturer of the necessary part has gone out of business due to this unpleasant recession. Her passing forced me to make a bold purchase in order to ensure my transportation to and from work & play. My first new car purchase, in my name, with my $$$$. Here she is ladies & gentlemen ... my 2009 Toyota Corolla Sport!!

I'm pretty excited, so if you want to go for a spin ... let me know. Now to think of the perfect name?!?!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan's OFFICIAL SITE

This was one of the many books I read during my two week recovery. I have had it laying around for month's and somehow it kept getting bumped to the bottom of my pile. I am so glad I picked it up and read it. It is such a sweet, wonderful story of one woman. It reminded me that even as I move through life's many phases, there are times when the overlap between "roles" is difficult and our duties & expectations are sometimes tough decipher. It is a great book and should be added to your reading list.

At the back of the book (paperback versions) there is a beautiful essay by Kelly entitled "Transcending: Words on Women and Strength". It is really powerful. I found this video of Kelly reading it to a group of ladies ...

Here is the B&N description and LINK to the author interview:
The title of Kelly Corrigan's frank, funny, moving new memoir, The Middle Place, refers to being caught between childhood and adulthood, between still needing that sense of support from your parents while taking responsibility for children of your own. It's about family and adversity and Corrigan's beloved, larger-than-life father, George. And it's about cancer—both the author's and her father's. In her discussion with our Borders Book Club, Corrigan shows all the wit and warmth that enliven this chronicle of surviving and living to laugh another day.

Half Off Depot Deals

Hey guys - if you live or visit Atlanta you should check out these great deals from Half Off Depot. They just added some new discounts, new attractions and new restaurants. It's an easy way to get more for your money. Check out these current deals:

Rise Sushi Lounge on Marietta Street
$25 gift cards = you pay $12.50
$50 gift cards = you pay $25

$50 gift cards = you pay $25

Little Azio (all 9 locations)
$20 gift card = you pay $10

Whole World Theatre (the cast is HILARIOUS!!!)
$23 gift card = you pay $11.50

Stone Mountain Golf Club (one round of golf)
$55 fee = you pay $27.50

Georgia Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour (includes admission ticket)
$77 gift card = you pay $39.50

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Doodle 4 Google - VOTE NOW

Doodle 4 Google is a competition where Google invites K-12 students to play around with our homepage logo and see what new designs they come up with. This year we're inviting U.S. kids to join in the doodling fun, around the intriguing theme "What I Wish for the World." Both our country and the world are undergoing significant change. Google believes in thinking big, and dreaming big, and can't think of anything more important than encouraging students to do the same.
CLICK HERE to vote for one "Google Doodle" per category.
My picks:
Grades K-3 : Jackie Tian - I wish we would stop taking away wild animal's homes. Without their homes, they will soon die out and there won't be anymore animals. Our animal friends are gifts from Mother Nature, so let us protect them and let them continue to live on our wonderful earth.

Grades 4-6: Ben Boehm - My doodle expresses the idea of going environmentally friendly to help save our planet. People on earth have been using polluting technology and are wasting our earth's resources. In my doodle, I show that we can use hydro power, pedal power, alternative fuels with bio-mass, wind power, and solar power.
Grades 7-9: Blakely Linz - What I wish for the world is that people would slow down to see all the beauties of life of the earth around us. So many people rush on with their lives never stopping to say hello to a lady bug who's watching the world spin by.

Grades 10-12: Meaghan Parker - I wish for more hope, hope for the future. I wish there was more love. Love for the environment and people. I wish for more joy. I wish for peace, a movement for it. I wish for more trees. I wish for gay rights, now.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Into the closet

After weeks of watching HGTV and seeing all of the inspiring projects, my home "wish list" is growing. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by how many projects there are to do when you own a home. The list is truly never ending. I must say, Scott & I are pretty handy when it comes to do-it-yourself projects which is nice, except we never seem to have enough time to embark on big time consuming projects.
We've been having closet problems for awhile now and finally decided to bite the bullet & set things right. Strip out the old hardware and shelving - patch - prime - sand - paint - change light fixture - hang new storage system - adjust - fill with goodies and VIOLA!! It feels like a fresh, organized start & I love it. So excited about the new closet (the shoe bins are my favorite addition!).

Susan G. Komen :: May Race @ Atlantic Station

We walked on Marsha's Team "Girl Fight" and in honor of so many others that we have loved. Over 15,000 people came out to Atlantic Station to support this amazing cause. I was so privileged to just be a tiny part of it all. Keep up the fight!!
Marsha's sweet husband wore this on his back in honor of her!

Thursday, May 7, 2009