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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thinking About Valentine's Day


Picture from Just a Girl blog , so subtle and super cute!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Scenes From the Yard




Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heaven....


These Pretzel Rolls from Wegman's are the like a slice of carbohydrate heaven.
Next time I have a dinner party I am so ordering these!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Day at the Office....

Looking out the window from the office today, I realized I feel exactly how it looks. I have been fighting a head cold for a few day and I have no patience for being sick. I am not good at slowing down but I need to practice being still once in awhile.

This picture was taken from my phone in the middle of the day (really there is no sign of the sun today). These buildings remind me of Buffalo, an old and beautiful city trying to find its way in the modern world.


Normally, you can see the Lake Erie from here but not today......


Friday, January 21, 2011

I Want To Lay My Head Here Every Night.....

Cindy Crawford's Bedroom via Elle Decor

This room looks so cozy, I love the fireplace.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Blues!!

It was 18 degrees this morning and I know its still January in Buffalo, NY, but I can't take it. I am sick of cold weather. I am sick of my shoes getting salty and muddy on my long trek to work. Being a girl from Florida, I haven't mastered the whole vibe where you carry separate work shoes in your purse. Some people leave shoes at their desk but how do they know if those shoes will match their outfit for the day? I guess you would have to plan every outfit around the shoes.

I bought these shoes yesterday on www.Landsend.com. Aren't they perfect? Plus they were on sale, only 34.99 regularly 89.50. What a deal and how cute will these be for the spring.

I may have to carry these in my purse because I can't wait until it warms up to wear them.......




Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dreaming about....


This cool Gold Watch, I am usually a silver person but this watch looks expensive and its only 42.00 dollars. Sometimes you just need to wear gold and don't want to pay a fortune.

This soup, Smoky Minestrone with Tortellini and Basil Pesto.. the perfect winter soup. I am so making this next weekend.

This perfect bag from the Infusion store on Etsy.




Monday, January 17, 2011

Thinking.....


One of my New Year's resolutions was to stop procrastinating out of fear. I feel like I am waiting to LIVE my life until everything falls into some perfect space. If only I lost weight I would buy that outfit, if only I had enough money I would paint my family room, after winter I will start exercising, someday I will start a dinner club, maybe its time to start some of these things now instead of waiting until my life is perfect. I need to move forward even if I am afraid of failing.


So onward I go........


Maybe this site will help me www.motivateme.com. Maybe I will do the 100 day challenge hmm........












Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Breakfast







Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's My Party......

Its my birthday, yeah me!

and I am here......


but I really wish I was here.......



Oh well, its OK because I am still planning on having a wonderful day. My boys are the absolute best and that isn't just a biased Mother speaking. They surprised me this morning with breakfast, including candles and singing. The best part however was a wonderful handmade card. I am really looking forward to this year. Last year was a little rough but for some reason I have this overwhelming feeling that great things are in store for us this year. I am so blessed, my children, my loved ones and a job I don't mind getting up for.
It's a good life.......






Saturday, January 8, 2011

Organizational Help


This would be so perfect for me, this calendar. It's pretty and practical. Right now I have appointments written down but I forget to write down who the appointments are with. I have missed the last two orthodontist appointments but they where over the holiday's, that's a good excuse right? Hopefully, some sort of simple system will help me keep track of our appointments and activities.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I Heart This!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Intentions


I have thinking a lot about my intentions for the coming year and one of my main goals is to organize my house, which is quite a daunting tack. Every closet in my house needs to cleaned, organized and de-cluttered. I just noticed I still have a low drawer in the kitchen full of baby toys, my children are 9 and 12 years old...... What is wrong with me? Anyway, I want my house to look like these pictures so I will slowly work through each room, closet and drawer in the house as the year progresses. This definitely sounds like a good winter task.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Flu

Ethan and I are home sick with the flu today. It stinks being sick but in a way its nice to have a day to relax, snuggle and watch The Dark Knight over and over again. 9 year olds never get sick of Batman and it sure beats Sponge Bob. Since I have three boys, its rare I get to spend the day with just one of them so I am enjoying our quite day together. I do however feel a bit guilty having to call in sick to work right after a Holiday weekend but there isn't much I can do about it now.


It's funny how times have changed. Since the economy is in such an unfortunate state and jobs are hard to come by, I now worry so much more about having to call in sick.


Currently thinking about
because I am so hungry!!! I need iron.....

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011


Let the New Year begin! I am ready to tackle 2011 and all that it holds for us. I love new beginnings, new hopes, new dreams and new goals but I am not putting any pressure on myself.
Every year I make a list of all the things I want to accomplish, old habits are hard to break but this year my list is simple, small realistic goals that will improve my life, make it easier and more enjoyable.
2010 was a great year. My job became permanent which is a huge relief, no guarantees but definitely a relief. I have become much closer to some wonderful people. My children are thriving, hopefully the tough years are behind us, and most importantly everyone is healthy.
2009 and 2010 I was kind of in survival mode but I am ready to move past that, for 2011 I am ready to flourish. Wish me luck!!