Monday, June 28, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Activities for Kids

I'm gonna be honest - I'm drawing a blank on this one. Seeing as I have no children and no nieces or nephews, I usually don't spend my day thinking about exciting things to do with kids.

Nevertheless, I was a kid at one time, and I was a crazy kid at that, so I was constantly having to be entertained. So I guess my answer to this question is, what did I love to do?

I LOVED to do arts and crafts. I would cut, glue, paint, sew, color anything I could get my hands on. Including one day when I found a Playboy magazine - I just thought the girls would look much better with clothes on. (PS. my mom will be mortified when she reads this - sorry mom!)

I also LOVED going to the library. The smell of library books gets me every time. And yes, I'm still an avid library goer. I don't believe in spending $20 for every book I read - I read a lot.

So what did you love to do as a kid?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Our Proposal

Since I was so busy with my best friend, Court's, wedding this weekend, I was unable to Show You My Life on Friday. So here I am now, finally getting around to it.

Friday's Show Us Your Life was about proposal stories.

So I'm not really into the cheese, but my cheesy husband had to cheese to the max for our proposal - and I loved it. Of all the cheesy things to do, he proposed on Valentines Day. We were living in different states at the time, so he came in town for the weekend. First thing when he got there, he gave me flowers and a beautiful antique sapphire (my birthstone) necklace. I'd been hoping we would get engaged soon, but since he gave me this necklace (a decoy), I just knew we weren't getting engaged. Enter disappointment. *He knew he had to throw me off somehow* We had reservations to our favorite restaurant, Anthony's, that night. The whole time at dinner he was drinking like a fish and kept getting up to go to the bathroom. Keeping this in mind, I still had no idea what was going to be happening. On the way home from dinner, a thirty minute drive, that boy had the air conditioning on full blast in FEBRUARY. He was a nervous wreck, and I was clueless. When we got the the house, he told me to put our leftovers in the fridge while he went upstairs to my room to let the dog out. When I finally got upstairs, my room was pitch black. At this point you'd think I would have figured it out - but no. I opened the door to my room and there was a path of lit candles to the far end of my room, where he was standing with a table of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a ring box. Rose petals and candles everywhere. Ahaa, I get it now - enter shock, stage left. He led me into the room, since I'm stiff at the door not moving, and I can't remember a single thing after that. I know he said the sweetest things and I said yes - and that was the best decision I ever made!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Show Us Your Life - China Patterns

My childhood friend, Kim, who is also a blogger, does "Show Us Your Life" every Friday. I am excited to read the topic each week, and I decided I would try it out.

This week is about china patterns. I should start by saying I was a horrible bride. At the time, I convinced myself that china was not a necessity and I should return it for something I really needed. I regret this soooo much! I have already told Patrick that for our 10 year anniversary, I am buying myself a full set of china.
So, since I have no china of my own to show you, I have decided to pick something out for myself. If I were to buy china this week, I would pick this little beauty:

Now, I know what your thinking - birds, really? I should explain. As many of you know, I am not traditional in any way shape or form - I mean lets be honest, I returned all of my fine china in the first place. What I like about this set is that it's modern, but it also looks like my great-grandmother could have owned it in the 1930s. I'm not a scroll or polka dot or silver kind of girl. I like weird things.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's in My Bag?

My fabulous friend Jamie revealed to us what was in her bag, and she tagged me, so here I am, sharing my bag with the world...

And this is my sad, little (actually not so little) bag. She's old and cheap and she's kind of "fug", but she serves her purpose:

Of course, I have to carry my books, highlighters, thumb drive, and pens everywhere I go:

And I never go anywhere these days without coffee, water, Odwalla bars, and my stethoscope:

And finally, my wallet, planner, cell phone, head phones, sunglasses, and lip glosses:

So, I hope y'all enjoyed taking a peek in my bag. What's in your bag?

I am especially interested to see:
1. Courtney
2. Springer
3. Rachel Buckley
4. Jessica Prier
5. Amy Grace

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Daily Affirmations

This little girl is adorable. I wish I could start my day like this everyday!