Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I've been playing with the Booze again**

(photos taken with my iphone)

I love the internet
I am always finding something that inspires and amazes me
Jeffrey Morgenthaler 
has a fun blog and bartending forum
I bottled my own sparkling cocktail with his instructions
~and a Twist & Sparkle~
and was very pleased with the results

**They are pretty and delicious**

Monday, January 30, 2012

Best of both worlds- chicken noodle wonton soup

(made with my scrap app)

I love chicken noodle soup
the boyfriend loves Won-ton soup
so in an effort to please both of us at the same time
I blended the two
and it was fantastic
won-tons are very easy to make
there's a great folding tutorial here

*this is now going into heavy recipe rotation in our house*

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Boyfriend Birthday!

The Boyfriend is 30!
(he can't believe it either)
we had a great time
*and some delicious burgers*
at Hom
in Downtown Charleston
there was Ping Pong
and lots of Fireball Whiskey
it couldn't have been any better!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Saturday!

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Today is going to be a good day
I found a pair of earrings 
**that I lost three years ago**
they were my favorite
I was very sad when they disappeared
I've never been able to find a affordable replacement
(i found them in a suitcase pocket!)

maybe I should buy a lottery ticket too

*jump photos by

Philippe Halsman

Friday, January 27, 2012

No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it. ~Grace Slick

My bedroom has always been my favorite room in the house
and since we bought a beautiful Anthropologie quilt 
*it has jump started my desire to really decorate the bedroom*
my furniture is lovely
but that's all we are working with so far
~we don't even have curtains~

This is my bedroom set
minus the ficus tree 
it's dark with lots of accent tones
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This is the palette that I picked out from Pinterest 
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I really like the wall color in this bed room

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l love the framed silhouettes 
and their placement
 from this bedroom

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~This bedroom is amazing~
the dark grey wall color is bold
the accent colors 
keep it from being too dark
and it has alot of personality
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Now the hard part is getting off of pinterest 
and getting motivated

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Case of the Monday's?

Here are some Puppy Pictures to brighten your Monday
Roxie is a total Snugglebug
it's very common to wake up and find her head on your pillow
*she also snores*

Friday, January 20, 2012

love poem love: jack gilbert

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the great fires | jack gilbert

love is apart from all things.
desire and excitement are nothing beside it.
it is not the body that finds love.
what leads us there is the body.
what is not love provokes it.
what is not love quenches it.
love lays hold of everything we know.
the passions which are called love
also change everything to a newness
at first. passion is clearly the path
but does not bring us to love.
it opens the castle of our spirit
so that we might find the love which is
a mystery hidden there.
love is one of many great fires.
passion is a fire made of many woods,
each of which gives off its special odor
so we can know the many kinds
that are not love. passion is the paper
and twigs that kindle the flames
but cannot sustain them. desire perishes
because it tries to be love.
love is eaten away by appetite.
love does not last, but it is different
from the passions that do not last.
love lasts by not lasting.
isaiah said each man walks in his own fire
for his sins. love allows us to walk
in the sweet music of our particular heart.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cell Phone Free Dining

Have you ever been out and about
and witnessed an entire table on their phones
*or worse*
been guilty of playing with your phone when your out with friends
you have to try the new cell phone game 
going around the blog-o-sphere

Introducing our new game called:
“Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.”
The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check.
Our (initial) purpose of the game was to get everyone off the phones free from twitter/fb/texting and to encourage conversations.
1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.
2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.
3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.
4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.
5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.
Variations/house rules:
-Starting the game after everyone is seated.
-In the rare event that multiple people flip their phones simultaneously, the bill is split between said players.
- Feel free to invoke penalties/strikes systems.
- No touching or messing with anybody else’s phones.
- You don’t have to stack the phones. This was done for picture taking purposes.
- I realize I should perhaps think of a different name for this awesome game. Because I don’t mean to imply that everyone who checks their phone during meals is a di*k.
- I recommend not being such a stickler or hardass on people about the rules and even initiation of the game. Basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another. But if someone has to take a call; they have to take a call =).
- Have fun! It’s really more of a fun concept in this new age high tech life of ours. Conversation is the spice of life.
We've been playing a new game
where you put your phones face down 
on top of each other
and the first person to check their phone
(for something other than an incoming call)
has to pick up the check

There are more instructions

The boyfriend and I are both guilty of being addicted to our phones
~we play scrabble with each other atleast~
This strategy works!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How to get your boyfriend to do whatever you want

Two Words:
1. Lobster 
2. Thermidor 
(via my iphone)

The local supermarket had a heck of a deal on whole lobsters
so I broke out my 
French Classical Education
my pots and pans
and made the boyfriends newest favorite meal
{he hasn't stopped talking about it}

Here's the
 Lobster Thermidor History
and Julia Child's Recipe 

**Vintage Boston Terrier Photo**

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Love Love Love

Friday, January 6, 2012

100 books in a year: Update 4

So as far as getting 100 books read...
I better get my glasses on 
and get to work
I read a whopping 
book in the month of December
it was a very good book
and long
-but length doesn't gain me any bonus points-

11/22/63 book jacket

Check out the website
you get to choose what decade you look at it in
I really enjoyed this novel
it had adventure, romance, and Stephen King
it is long though
and hard to put down

P.S. Thanks dad! it was an awesome read! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

~Hair Aware~

For the new year 
I am resolving to be more creative with my hair
*thank goodness for Pinterest
they all have such easy to follow hair tutorials

I've mastered the Chestnut bun and the fishtail braid
(my fishtail is only successful if I braid away from a mirror)
here's some of my favorite tutorials and links


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