Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I Need New Shoes

Lately I've been on a bit of a mission to revamp my shoe supply. My collection is looking a bit ratty, so I decided to dedicate some of my monthly monies to restocking the bottom right side of the closet.

I decided that I need pretty much every kind of shoe you can think of:
Tennies/Everyday shoes
Backless tennies I can slide on to take the dog out while wearing socks (ie, not flip flops)
Flip flops
Highish Flat black boots
Semi clunky pumps
Bright and amazing pumps
Sandal-like flats

If I got every single one of these shoes, I would probably not have any money left for food, but I have already made some progress and purchased the following:

Best picture I could find. Red Slip On Chucks. 

I absolutely could not find a picture of these shoes on the internet. Maybe if I'd brought
the name of the shoe from home or something, but I didn't, so luckily, I happened to
have this picture on my phone. They're amazing. And shockingly comfortable. 

Simple black Roxy flip flops with suede-ish straps. 

Here are some more shoes I want, but am either waiting so I don't spend a ton of money right away or they don't have my size. *sad face*

Semi-clunky pumps

Sandal-y flats

High flat black boots. I actually already have these in brown, but I love them
so much I want them in black too

That's all for now. Peace out!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Quick note about my garden...
A few weeks ago, we bought a cute planter and I decided to fill it with root vegetables, specifically carrots and beets. 

A few days ago I went outside to check on them and discovered that they are sprouting!

How cool is that?! I'm so excited!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Disc in Possession

I've been able to look at these for months, but I finally got our professional wedding photos on a disc in fancy super high resolution, so I decided to upload them and maybe do some sharing. I dunno. It's only been 6 months. :)

Check it out, 9-17, y'all!

Here are some of my favorites... 

You can see more here, if you like. :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 Clean Out; The Fridge

Item #3 on the 2012 Clean Out list is THE FRIDGE!
Tonight, I was on a kitchen cleaning rampage and decided to power through cleaning out the refrigerator. It was icky, so it was about dang time.


No system. Stuff everywhere. 
Tall items in the front hiding shorter items in the back. 

The hot sauce is with the beer is with the yogurt. 

More of a system on the door; "Things in bottles"
Emptied, and with its contents strewn about the kitchen
The big complication is that our fridge door doesn't open all the way. The fridge is great, but its right up against a wall, so the door only opens to a 90 degree angle, which makes it difficult to pull out drawers and such. I had to pull the fridge out into the middle of the kitchen to get the drawers and glass panels out.

I got everything out, wiped down all the shelves - even scrubbed where necessary - and put everything back in in an orderly manner.


Everything organized. Neat and pretty. 

Bread and eggs have their own shelf

It looks so empty...

Until you realize that's because I put everything on the door.

Our fridge didn't actually need a complete overhaul or anything, but it feels good to have one less thing on my list. Hooray for having a cleaned out fridge! The last time it was clean was when we got it, 6 months ago.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hello, Patio!

We finished the patio today! Tim actually did most of the work. He did an amazing job. Hooray!

Our bistro set from Costco, new lime tree, and raspberry plant.
I'm going to make some nice cushions for the chairs one of these days

Timmy bought me that rose bush (purple pot) just about two years ago. The daisies in the front are new, along with a small succulent hiding behind the Aloe Snail, and the planter box.We also moved Timmy's herb pot outside and planted fresh basil. 

Close up on the planter box, where I just planted beets and carrots, and Timmy's basil plants. Those are blueberries on the far left, then heather, and in the terra cotta pot on the top, we have rosemary. 

The Two Weeks of Winter in Los Angeles (and chandelier pictures, finally)

Whatever semblance of a Winter we had here in Southern California appears to have come and gone. It's March 3rd and shorts weather, so my hubby and I set out on a productive afternoon about the Valley.

After getting up at 9 to work out and then cleaning up around the house for an hour or so, we ran out to Nissan to drop Tim's car off for its very first oil change.
Then Tim suggested we venture through parts of the Valley he'd never seen before. So, we essentially drove my old commute to Northridge, which has its fleeting moments of "oh, that looks interesting", but is mostly brown and ugly. Tim had not had Chik-Fil-A since college, so we decided to have lunch at the one that had recently opened near my old place of work.

Then we ran to Target to see if they had something Tim wanted to get his dad for his birthday, and while there got started shopping for patio furniture. That ended up being our project for the day. On our way back from Northridge, we got a call from the folks at Nissan and ran back to pick up his car.
After that, we only went to another Target, Walmart (which I whined about), Home Depot, and Costco to look at things for the patio, and made a short run to the mall to see if we could find some birthday gifts for our siblings (which was successful, by the way).

We were in the market for something inexpensive and small, since we only have a patio and not an actual yard. We ended up finding (but not really loving) these:
Too high and a little more than we wanted to spend
Cute, but super flimsy feeling

At Costco, we actually found some reasonably priced bistro pieces. Of course they don't have any pictures of them on the website, but they are surprisingly cute and SUPER reasonably priced. They also had all different types of fruit trees at Costco today. We decided to get a small lime tree to put out on our patio. When would it ever hurt to have a supply of fresh limes?
We had to be careful not to buy too many big things that they wouldn't fit in the car, so we skipped getting a pot for the lime tree and decided to go to Home Depot a little later.

I'd decided earlier that we should take Panda to the park today, so we made a quick trip out to the park to play fetch before we lost sunlight.
Then it was back out to Home Depot for a giant pot and some other miscellaneous patio items - like an awesome planter box  to grow my own root veggies (yum).

And then we were home for the night, mostly because I was knocked out by a totally awesome stomach turning migraine for about two hours, but after my hour long nap, I am now I am feeling a little too awesome and awake for almost 1am and trying to decide if working out tomorrow morning is a good idea.

Totally separate from the above, but I don't feel like posting a whole separate post for this: After we had the dining room painted, we decided it was time to hang the chandelier we'd had in the garage for over a year - a Christmas gift from my parents in 2010.
At the end of January, I went to Portland to visit my sister and came home to a new chandelier and chain hung from our terrifyingly high 20 foot ceilings by my husband and father-in-law. I'm so glad I wasn't home for that. I might have had a panic attack. Anyway, here's what it looks like:

I can't believe how long it took me to post this. I literally just stood up from my desk to take this picture and came back to load it. *sigh*

Off to bed with me. Hopefully this blog makes sense. It's late and I'm not sure how coherent I am.