A Few of my Favorite Things…July

2 08 2010

1. I have been a follower of So You Think You Can Dance, since Season 2 so naturally this season I was excited for it to show up again and have not been disappointed.  Both nights are set on our DVR so we cruise through an episode in no time flat and often times have disagreed with the feedback given from the judges, especially this season.  But trust me when I say, if you are not a follower, maybe it is time you become one.  It’s on Wednesday and Thrusday nights on Fox.

2. Every time I see this ad on TV, I automatically think of camping as a kid on our family vacations.  My parents had one of those Super 8 video cameras and looking back at the footage is just like watching this.  I remember using the stove to make eggs in the morning and goofing around with my older brothers.  To watch the commercial, click the link below the picture.


via Coleman – The Original Social Networking Site.

Just seeing it made me excited to go camping with our friends this month, and if you recall I was sick the weekend before so I got to see this commercial many, many times.  We had such a great time making s’mores around the campfire, cooking “campfire omelets”,  and who doesn’t love sleeping in a tent (notice our is a Coleman)?

3. Kit Kat candy bars.  YUM!  I have been asked over and over what I have been craving, and I have a pretty simple answer, SWEETS!  Basically, I have always loved sweet treats but I have been wanting to eat them non-stop since becoming pregnant.  So, I have been freezing them and it is such a great way to beat the heat now that we have been enjoying the sunshine.

4. The Melting Pot has long been one of my favorite restaurants.  There is just something about the ambiance, drinking wine and having a great meal, often times with friends.  John and I hadn’t been out on a date in quite a while, so when I got a tip that our local Melting Pot was having an anniversary event, I made reservations.  Even without the wine it was a great night and we dipped our way to contentment!  Gotta love when someone else makes and cleans up a fondue night!!

5. I have saved my best for last: Shopping for a little girl!!  I started to plan “Ziggie’s” nursery this month, as well as, bought a few onesies our little girl that I just couldn’t do without.  I knew that little girl things were fun to look at, but there is just something about that soft pink and if it has a ruffle on her bottom, I find it impossible to resist!!  I have been eyeing this little number from Target for a couple weeks now 😉  So Cute!!!


Weekend Recap

12 07 2010

First of all, I want to share a special little thing we did this past weekend, we celebrated a milestone.  John turned 30! So in honor of this blessed event that happened 30 years ago we took a big group of friends camping at Big Bear Lake.

Nothing too rural, we still had flushing toilets and showers, but nonetheless CAMPING!!  It was such a fun weekend filled with fishing, swimming, boating, dogs, campfires, eating, resting and laughing.  It was such an awesome weekend and I hope we can do it again soon.  Happy Birthday, John!!

We all helped to ring John into a new decade on Saturday night with a cake.

Anyone still out there?!

2 07 2010

Anyone still out there?!  Well, I apologize for my long absence and hope that you are ready for some new installments on this blog.  Things in my neck of the wood have been changing since spring and I hadn’t been able to catch up, yet but that is all about to change.

John and I have some exciting news that we would love to share with you.  We are expecting our first child come this November.  Unfortunately, due to a horrible bout of morning sickness I spent my entire first trimester basically in and out of bed.  Luckily, since the beginning of the second trimester things have been slowly getting easier and I spend a lot more of my time in a vertical position.  Personally, I think the best news came early last week when we had our first ultrasound, and found out we were having a girl!  Girls don’t come along too often in our families so we were under the assumption that this too would be a boy so I literally cried at the doctor’s office when the tech announced “Ziggie” (our little name for our child so we weren’t calling her “it” until she was born) would be a girl.

Here are our first shots of our little girl and if I do say so myself, I think she is perfect! (However, I might be a little bias):

So expect in the coming months for our guest room to transform into a nursery and I’ll be sharing all of our steps to making it that way.

In other news, I am hard at work with a company to help make our website and services a little more user friendly and helpful.  I will be showing more of this in the coming months, but I am thrilled about these changes and can’t wait to implement each of them.

So what you can expect to hear about in the next few weeks; different types of leathers, how to choose an area rug, a few of my favorite things will make a comeback as well as several Quickies I have been working on in the recent months, as well as, much, much more.

Since I’ve been gone so long, I have collected some eye candy to put you back in the mood for some interiors:

All Photographs from House Beautiful

I am glad to be back and can’t wait to start sharing with you again.  If any of you have suggestions for things you would like covered don’t be afraid to shoot me a message and I will see what I can do to help.