um. white people are funny. cats are great.
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Monday, March 31, 2008
um. white people are funny. cats are great.
for instance, a few weeks ago, there was amy gardner's gorgeous house in virginia, who owns rock paper scissors. same episode, the NY apt. from domino with the walls painted about 3/4 the way up in that lovely gray paint, and the lofted bed. remember?
and...the crazy roy lichtenstein apt. from domino as well! with all the chairs!
then! last week i was at the gym and on the little treadmill TV, there's victoria! from sfgirlbybay.com!
i loved seeing all these places in three dimensions. they were even more amazing.
i would definitely tune in for some house porn on tuesdays and thursdays at 6:00! (i think they might be switching to 9am in april, in which case, i'm indisposed)
we're on our second day of rain in raleigh, and its supposed to keep coming. our grass is squealing with delight.
brian and i got seeds yesterday, and some big containers to start our porch garden. we're planting tomatoes, 4 kinds of peppers: bell, habanero, banana and something else i forgot, zucchini, cilantro and squash.
i also got several different types of zinnia that i'll put in a huge galvanized tub i got for $10.
we should be able to plant this week, so i'll keep you updated!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
i'm lacking in all kitchen abilities so this cookbook is hands down the most wonderful thing ever.
it tells such things as the best way to cook a chicken breast. just a chicken breast. simple and perfect, everytime.
they try 29834 ways to cook everything, and then tell you which works best. hurrah for that.
i hope everyone has a glorious easter weekend, and please don't forget to sit quietly and smell the flowers, if need be.
over and out
(i'm seeing now this is just posted - it should have been up friday. boo to youtube)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
we got this print for the bedroom and now this quilt is CALLING to me.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
i've compiled 10 things (there's actually 12) that make me happy, last-page-of-domino-style, to make it all better. see, i'm nothing but a dirty copier of ideas too!
i got my copy last night. its fine. drew's office - not that amazing. when you hire a decorator to do your 'studio' (what movies has she produced? - that new one coming out, he's just not that into you?), you've got a lot of resources at hand. i wonder if you can really look around and be happy knowing you paid someone to compile a bunch of crap in a room to look cool. isn't there some payoff in the effort itself? i dunno ... i'm rambling.
here's some stuff i like, un-sponsored, un-paid for, un-ruthie sommered.
i saw this on martha's homepage this morning - couldn't have come at a better time.
i don't need 100 more reasons -i have been in purge mode for the last month. i've been to goodwill every weekend with a full car load. something about getting EVERYTHING out of my house feels so good.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
this post is for the 8 people left in the free world who don’t grasp this already, but iphones are freaking ridiculously awesome.
this fact was reiterated for me on vacation. alexis had her iphone, and from the beach – on a towel, in the sand, bottle of rum in hand- we were able to check work email, reply, get business done, watch videos on youtube, check the weather, find a place to rent a boat, rent the boat, transfer funds to an off-shore account (not really, but hey), look at blogs, find out what Britney was doing at that exact minute, download from itunes, and check basketball scores. not to mention the cool flippy function which I did often for the extra amazement factor
that’s like, all the things i do. on a daily basis. and now it can be done anywhere. so really, we could all set up shop on the beach, on a towel, with a bottle of rum.
brian and i are switching over in may, when our verizonawfulcontract expires. i can’t wait.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
i think its because i can channel becky bloomwood everytime... b/c don't we all have the impulse that buying 1 thing is going to completely change our lives - take our style or image in a whole new direction, just from 1 purchase? i love the tangents she goes off on - a moroccan lamp leads to a new exotic lifestyle, dietary changes, new wardrobe, moving, etc.
anyways, i heard this am. they're doing a movie. i was day dreaming on vacation about who i would cast as becky - i can't remember who i came up with, but it wasn't isla fisher. maybe she works though - i keep forgetting it shouldn't be an all-american girl.
what are your thoughts?
Monday, March 17, 2008
well, i sort of am. and here's why.
there are few things that really truly make me happy. like sigh, collapse in a chair, light a candle, enjoy life happy.
one of those things is reading domino magazine.
so when i look at blogs, on march 17th, and see the april issue of domino plastered everyfreakingwhere, it makes me sad.
i'd like to think every person deserves to flip each page in their very own personal issue, and have their own totally unique, unadulterated experience viewing the magazine.
every time i go to a blog and see drew barrymore's house splattered on the screen, or one of the top 10 new designers profiles, i shriek a little and spastically scroll down so that i can try and keep my one tiny little moment of happiness intact. i don't want to have to do this.
i mean really -- its the 17th. give it a few days. let me get mine. whlist you enjoy yours for a few more days privately.
just a few days. that's all i ask.
today is catch up so posting will be light.
katie rocked the house at guest blogging, agreed?