Sunday, October 30, 2011

Yummy "Mall Pretzels"

They turned out perfect! (Okay, a little poofy... but I like poofy~)

Making "Mall Pretzels"

These were a lot of fun to make. Hopefully they will taste good!

Happy Haunting!

This weekend I took on an ambitious wreath project. It involved cutting 208 black felt circles and using 208 pins to hold them in place. I love how it turned out. Totally worth the black fuzz, pin pricks, scissor wounds and glitter mess.

Halloween was a little late coming to the house. But it's here! I plan on being a "friendly" witch tomorrow. Maybe pictures will be posted...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Updated: Starbucks Mug Collection

We've had some great additions to our mug collection!

  • Paris - Brought to us by Ian's boss, Kyle from his vacation.
  • San Diego - Like many of the mugs we have, this one was brought back by my wonderful colleague, Bridget. She gets a lot of them from trips to medical conferences.
  • Athens - Same deal - Bridget is awesome.
  • Boston - My new boss, Michele got me this one when she went to the Harvard Review meeting.
  • Las Vegas - From Ian's wild trysts while on a company trip...
  • Bahamas - This one is coming from the Bahama Mama herself, Kamber. She recently went on a cruise with Derek and got it in Nassau.

I love the San Diego one. A piece of California.

Here is the updated list of available mugs. I believe that our farthest city is Athens. Maybe we can top that one day!

Aachen, Acapulco, Alaska, Amsterdam, Ankara, Arizona, Aruba, Athens, Atlanta, Auckland, Austin, Australia, Austria, Bacolod, Baguio, Bahamas, Bali, Banff, Bangkok, Barcelona, Basel, Batangas, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Bern, Bonn, Boracay, Boston, Bremen, Brisbane, Bucharest, Bulgaria, Calgary, California, Canada, Cancun, Cardiff, Cebu, Charlotte, Chengdu, Chiang Mai, Chicago, Chihuahua, Chile, China, Chongquing, Ciudad de Mexico, Cleveland, Cluj-Napoca, Colorado, Corfu, Crete, Culiacan, Cyprus, Dalian, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Dongguan, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Edmonton, England, Florida, Forth Worth, France, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Geneva, Germany, Gold Coast, Greece, Guanajuato, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hawaii, Heidelberg, Hong Kong, Houston, Indianapolis, Indonesia, Ireland, Istanbul, Izmir, Jacksonville, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kiel, Koln, Korea, Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, Lausanne, Leipzig, Lima, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, Lucerne, Macau, Madrid, Malaysia, Manila, Melbourne, Memphis, Mexico, Miami, Moscow, Munchen, Munster, Myconos, Nashville, New Mexico, New Orleans, New York, New Zealand, Niagara Falls, North Carolina, North Island (NZ), Northern Ireland, Nurnberg, Ohio, Orange County, Orlando, Pampanga, Paris, Pattaya, Penang, Philadelphia, Philippines, Phoenix, Phuket, Pike Place, Pittsburgh, Playa del Carmen, Portland, Portugal, Potsdam, Puerto Rico, Qingdao, Rhodes, Rio De Janeiro, Romania, Ruhrgebeit, Sabah, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Scotland, Seattle, Seattle (2), Seoul, Seville, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Singapore (Merlion), Singapore (Orchid), Sofia, South Island (NZ), Spain, St. Gallen, St. Louis, Stuttgart, Switzerland, Sydney, Tagaytay, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei, Taiwan, Tampa, Thailand, Thessaloniki, Tianjin, Toronto, Turkey, Twin Cities, Valencia, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Veracruz, Vienna, Wales, Washington DC, Whistler, Wiesbaden, Wuhan, Xian, Zacatecas, Zurich

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I Love The Fall

We got hail this afternoon! It only lasted a few minutes.. but it was pretty cool to see. (And yes, you can see that my neighbor has started his deck!)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This Makes Me...

...officially the happiest girl in the world. My own house, a fall wreath, hay bales, pumpkins, and cold, rainy weather (not pictured).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Indeed!

I don't usually get flowers but today I got two deliveries! One from my mom and one from Ian. The kitchen smells so nice!

The Big 2-9

It is my birthday today. I'm a few years past my scary age of 27. I can safely say I am no longer scared. I am very happy with where things are at. It is so very nice to be settled. Lots to look forward to before the age of 30. I can't wait until my mom and sister are here in December. My mom sent me flowers today. Beautiful!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Molly The Blind Store Dog

This weekend we went shopping for blinds. We had been to this certain store before and met an awesome dog. Her name is Molly and she is The Blind Store Dog. She walks around like she owns the joint because she does. She will sit underneath your chair while you are picking out styles... follow you around when you go to look at something else... just be awesome in general. I couldn't get a good picture of her... but here she is lazing around underneath Ian's chair. Look at the cute chubby paws. Ian reached down to scratch her belly and she rolled over slightly. Friggin adorable. I blame her for our expensive blinds purchase.

Good Tuesday Morning!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Bon Voyage!

My sister and her husband are heading out on a cruise to a place that is sunny and warm. =P Hope they have good weather and a good time!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Uhm... Say What?

Snow? What's snow?

Max Quacks: Yes, I'm Silly

Watch until the end. I promise. It's good. Silly Maxie.