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By 11/26/2008
i hope you have the happiest of thanksgivings.

we're eating twice tomorrow - lunch with my fam, dinner with brian meares'.

see you in december!

budget friendly dresses

By 11/25/2008

tough times call for cute cheap dresses.

all from modcloth

my marmoset

By 11/25/2008


bookcase of the day

By 11/25/2008

weekend update

By 11/24/2008
we took the tiny schnauzer to the beach

i know this is ridiculous, but it was fur-reezing, so we got him a kid's zip up hoody to stay warm. he loved it.

i wear a child's medium - take that bitches.

and we got BUNKBEDS!

the futon was too short for brian, so after 2.5 years, we finally did something about it. i decorated my bottom bunk like a 12 year old: christmas lights, a secret reading lamp, a lantern and framed fish. i LOVE it.

love me a dance off

By 11/24/2008


more ways than one

By 11/24/2008

can do all this.

sign me up.

plain and simple

By 11/21/2008
xmas cards from yee-haw industries


By 11/21/2008
{and see that straight line of red paint? that's the only one like it in the house. sometimes brian and i will sit back and look at it, thinking, 'man, we nailed that one'.}

i'm gonna take my robe off

By 11/21/2008

{you're on a roll val!}

for my next trick

By 11/20/2008

i'll teach the ladies to ride ronnie

{good find val!}

retail therapy

By 11/19/2008
i went to the mall last night for the first time in months. i had two significant finds - both on sale:

bamboo frame from pottery barn for $9

long tee from ae, also $9 (it's more online for some reason...)

bookcase of the day

By 11/19/2008

deal or no deal

By 11/18/2008
you have a christmas party.

i'll wear this ensemble.

tough life

By 11/18/2008

when you're a baby schnauzer who works 9 - 5


By 11/17/2008

today is monday night milkshake night. we go to cookout at 9:30 and r u s h home so we don't miss the hills at 10. i always get banana. every single time. delish.to.the.extreme.

you complete me

By 11/17/2008
to fill the huge gaping empty space above the dresser, i hung a big world map - with thumbtacks. there's only so long a perfectionist can lay in bed and look at thumbtacks before they go bat shit crazy.

so i bit the bullet this morning and ordered what i'd always wanted to go there from art.com.

i even got it framed with a simple white frame and shipped - FOR UNDER $100. beat that. (top secret code FF2008 gets you 25% off, and shipping is free!)

ze bookcase of ze day

By 11/14/2008

christmas spirit

By 11/13/2008

how cute is this shirt we're making for tri delta?

By 11/13/2008

i suwannee, that's a good looking room.

from here

more wants

By 11/13/2008
while we're on the subject of wanting, i want a tory burch tunic. (did you see stylista last nite - does anyone watch but me?)

a few on ebay, of course:

dear santa,

By 11/11/2008
one of each please.

all from patagonia

exciting news

By 11/11/2008
the basement is ALMOST done. so very close.

i ordered a rug from ebay yesterday (um, $79, including shipping!), and the wallpaper man came this morning to measure and give us a quote (super deal - only $150!).

i couldn't be more excited about the rug. i've been fantasizing about the cool slate floors covered with a yummy old persian carpet, so i've had my eye on ebay listings. i found this one yesterday and it was love at first site. delight in it:

here's what i'm after with the rug:

and i ordered the wallpaper on ebay this morning:

will have an 'after' photo soon, then ladies - we'll eat guacamole and talk dogs. count on it.

around the house

By 11/11/2008
my last coleus is inside and happy, along with brian's experiment: leave an avocado pit out to see what happens...?

also note schnauzer cookie cutter which made these:

rowdy is into everything, including brian's head

prowler is apprehensive at best

so we've made strategic cat sanctuaries like so:

and -paperwhites are getting ready to bloom!

tiny gentleman

By 11/10/2008

we took rowdy to the beach yesterday. he's a natural swimmer, fisherman and hammock layer, so brian's going to keep him.

bookcase of the day

By 11/10/2008

you'd think i'd run out of bookcases, but i don't.

i want it. badly

By 11/07/2008

shepard fairey election print

By 11/07/2008

love this new print from moveon.org.

they are selling a limited number starting tomorrow at 12.

in the meantime, you can get a free sticker here.

By 11/07/2008

my friends,

does anyone near me (raleigh/durham/chapel hill) have a small to medium sized dog that would like to have a playdate with rowdy?

he's itching for some dog action (he was living was 17 pups!), and our cats aren't quite ready to rumble.

we have a huge fenced in back yard where they could romp. and i'll make schnauzer cookies!

friendless in raleigh,

vacay remembered

By 11/07/2008

pics up if you'd like to relive the magic.