Monday, November 30, 2009

Furbish Studio

I want to move to Raleigh, NC just so I can shop here.

(Link courtesy of Oh Happy Day.)

Thoughts about the day.

  • I'm happy it's "The Holiday Season." I listened to a solid hour of Christmas music on my way home from work and it made me feel pretty bubbly inside.
  • I think gray will my black this winter.
  • I should've taken at least one business class in college. I spent the good majority of my day making decisions based on some aspect of business. It's slightly disheartening that being a doctor isn't more about being a doctor.
  • Reindeer are my favorite holiday decor.
  • Jim is super handsome with a beard.
  • Asparagus is delicious, especially with a little squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Red wine is the perfect way to end a Monday.


"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. "

~Helen Keller

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Deck the Halls

Check out for energy efficient (50,000-hour-life) christmas lights. Lots of varieties to choose from and they even recycle your old ones in exchange for a discount.

Monday, November 23, 2009


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. "

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Sunday, November 22, 2009

1 year

I can't believe it's been 1 year already!
Happy Anniversary Jim and thanks for making me so incredibly happy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cheesy Black Beans

We made some cheesy croutons to add to black bean soup last week. It added the perfect extra spice and a little crunch.
  • Toasted bread (we used a marbled rye) in the toaster oven. Add cheese (highly recommend spicy pepper jack!) toward the end until melted. Cut into quarters.

Fun with Shadows

Monday, November 16, 2009


"Energy and persisitence conquer all things."

~ Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Wish list for my 'cold weather' wardrobe.
  • tall black boots
  • ski/parka type coat
  • brown gloves
  • cream long sleeve shirt
  • cordoroys
  • cardigans in brown/tan and red
  • cozy sleepwear

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

27 down...

At some point during college I made it a goal to visit all 50 states in 30 years. Between lack of funding followed by lack of time, my traveling has been fairly limited over the past 5-6 years.

States I have yet to visit.

1. Alaska
2. Alabama
3. Arkansas
4. Georgia
5. Hawaii
6. Idaho
7. Kansas
8. Kentucky
9. Louisana
10. Maine
11. Minnesota
12. Mississippi
13. Montana
14. Nebraska
15. Nevada
16. North Dakota
17. Oklahoma
18. Oregon
19. South Dakota
20. Utah
21. Washington
22. Wisconsin
23. Wyoming

Boy. I better hit the road! Some of the states I've actually driven through but that doesn't count in my book. I've decided to make my entire year of being 30 count as well, so I have just under 2 years. So, if anyone's interested in a road trip let me know!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

25 Random things.

Some of the blogs I read on a regular basis have posted a few life "to do" type lists. I really love list making in general, so thought I'd jump on the band wagon.

I posted this on Facebook back in February but think I'll come up with a few new ones this week as well.

1) I NEVER stop cleaning.
2) I'm unsure about changing my name to "Robinson"
3) I LOVE kids...returnables are the best!
4) I don't drink soda.
5) I still feel guilty that I never learned to play the guitar Jim bought me.
6) I miss Ohio.
7) Size 10 shoes
8) I love wearing dresses.
9) I have a serious addiction to coffee and don't plan on seeking therapy.
10) My grandmother was an "off the boat" from Ireland.
11) Still using bunny ears (this is no longer true b/c of the switch to digitial. now i have NO cable).
12) I don't know how to put songs on an iPod (this is also slightly outdated b/c we recently got a Mac and it's the easiest thing. plug in iPod and you're done)
13) I love to travel.
14) I'm afraid to get bangs.
15) I'm an eco-friendly wierdo....non toxic cleaners, biodegradable trash bags and sofee dog bags, compost, and of course i recycle everything i can.
16) I fall asleep on the couch A LOT.
17) I ran over my girlfriends cat in high school. Sorry Rachel...I still have nightmares about that!
18) I've worked as a bank teller once....and cleaning tanning beds....and mowing grass.
19) I love being tan but hate tanning beds. May have something to do with #18
20) I obsessively read the whole Twilight series in 10 days.
21) I've had the same best friend since I was 5. Hi Nicolette!
22) I have lived with more guys than gals.
23) really...i'm not done yet. Ok, what else? I think that my dog Sofee can really understand sentences better than single word commands.
24) I love B/W photography
25) I still send a lot of snail mail.

Monday, November 9, 2009


"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."

~E.B. White

Sunday, November 8, 2009


in sepia tone.

Little birdie's view.

The jar to the left is for coffee beans. It's empty. Probably indicating I should drink less coffee.

Friday, November 6, 2009


It's sunny today.
But I still know.
Winter is coming.

Definitely missing Aruba.
Beautiful sunsets for your weekend....


Great website for holiday craft supplies, kids projects, party supplies, Christmas tree ornaments, scrapbooking materials, stationary, and party favors.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


It's always a little harder to force fresh fruits and veggies into my diet once winter rolls in. The selection goes down and the prices go up. I whipped up an easy salad last night with what was in the fridge and it turned out to be pretty delicious. I used english cucumber, red grapes, and goat cheese over a bed of romaine (spinach would also be really good). I like things to be of the same general size so I sliced the red grapes lengthwise and 'cubed' the cucumber. Drizzle with Trader Joe's poppyseed dressing. Quick& simple.


Monday, November 2, 2009


"By perseverance the snail reached the ark."

~Charles Haddon Spurgeon