Wednesday, November 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!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

weekend update

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


more ways than one


can do all this.

sign me up.

Friday, November 21, 2008

plain and simple

xmas cards from yee-haw industries


{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

{you're on a roll val!}

Thursday, November 20, 2008

for my next trick

i'll teach the ladies to ride ronnie

{good find val!}

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

retail therapy

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

deal or no deal

you have a christmas party.

i'll wear this ensemble.

tough life

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

Monday, November 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.

you complete me

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

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!)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

christmas spirit

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

i suwannee, that's a good looking room.

from here

more wants

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:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

dear santa,

one of each please.

all from patagonia

exciting news

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

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!

Monday, November 10, 2008

tiny gentleman

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

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

Friday, November 7, 2008

i want it. badly

shepard fairey election print

love this new print from

they are selling a limited number starting tomorrow at 12.

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

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

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

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