Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
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Sunday, January 27, 2008
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Friday, January 25, 2008
Know what's worse than vomiting for 7 hours straight? Being nearly 6 months pregnant and vomiting for 7 hours straight. My darling Q passed the barfalonies on to me. She hurled once on Saturday and was done. I, on the other hand, thought I was dying yesterday. Today, I'm much better although I had to go to the doctor because I have a urinary tract infection too. Lovely!
But I walked into my doc's office (who is also Q's doc), and I see my good friend, Cindy, sitting there! She was also feeling under the weather, but we had a nice time chatting for a bit and trying not to breathe on each other. She and I have the same general prac as well as OB. Weird.
And on the way to pick up my multiple prescriptions, I found an estate sale! I was so bummed about missing the one yesterday, so this was a nice consolation. I didn't find too much, but a few cute things (more pics here). Hope I didn't give everyone there the barfalonies too...
Oh! And look what I won on eBay yesterday for Quinn's room! It's a Hansel and Gretel nursery lamp. I am bidding on something else as well, but I don't want to jinx it, because it is FABOOOOOO, let me tell you!!!! Her room is coming together, but still a WIP. I may take a few pics this weekend though...
Posted by Girl Land at 3:21 PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
+I like it when people use plus signs as bullets; thus, I am trying them on for size.
+Burning my tongue on Cosi’s Tomato Basil Aurora soup once does not deter me from doing it again…immediately.
+The two men below are one and the same. I’m sorely ashamed to say that I find the former to be way attractive.
+I start my 3rd trimester in 12 days!
+Matilda Ledger is only 14 days older than my Q. :(
+I like the name Matilda, but it sounds funny with a last name like muh-LAH-lee
+The estate sale I plan on attending tomorrow will be my first in over 3½ months. I’m so jonesin’ for a vintage fix.
+I truly believe that deep down, [Adam Levine] has an unknown affinity for chubby, semi-crafty, married, pregnant chicks. I could be that chick. You never know. As an aside, please feel free to insert [Justin Timberlake] or [Channing Tatum] above. It simply improves my odds.
+Buying Martha Stewart items at Michael’s after final clearance markdowns makes me approximately 3.14 times happier than buying them at regular price. I bought all of this for $11.00.
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Monday, January 21, 2008
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Saturday, January 19, 2008
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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
I am ashamed to say that I am the Bake' N Break queen. In fact, before Xmas, I couldn't remember the last time I made cookies from scratch. I always just feel like mine don't taste as good as the BNB. Maybe I need to add lard or something. Look at the cute (BNB) cookies I made today!!!!
And I MUST tell you about El Orphanata (The Orphanage). This movie gets 4 out of 4 stars from me! I am not a wuss when it comes to scary movies, but there were several times where I had to hide my face and a few more where I nearly crushed Ryan's hand. And not only scary, but SAD! I totally cried. But just let me forewarn you-- not a happy-go-lucky ending. I would highly recommend it. But if you pee your pants, don't blame me!
Posted by Girl Land at 10:25 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
So I had lunch with my aunt (and uncle) yesterday. I may have mentioned that she is making the comforter for Quinn’s big girl room. I gave her a pile of my fabrics, most of which were Japanese with hedgehogs and mushrooms. Mostly pinks and reds. I have to say, she is SO talented. Her eye for pairing fabrics with other complementary fabrics is just crazy. She dug some more fabrics out of her own personal stash, and while I would have never had the foresight to have chosen them, they looked absolutely perfect with the fabrics I gave her. I so wish I had brought my camera to lunch (what a nerd I am). A few were vintage, and here is a piece of one that she gave me (more pink in real life):
I went to Home Depot today to match the swatch above and bought the paint. It’s called “Pink Tiger”. Man is it Pepto-Bismol, but I think it will look good with everything else in it and when the furniture/quilt are all in place. This ugly scene is from the Glidden paint preview tool. No, we will not be installing nor do we currently have green lattice carpet in her room. Yuck.
Whenever Ryan and I see something overly pink (and this paint definitely qualifies), we always say it looks like a big pink nightmare. Here’s the original big pink nightmare:
And I actually also found a website where you can buy your own adult (or kid) sized pink bunny pj's! How fun.
Happy weekend, Lovies! We are going to see The Orphanage tomorrow. Check out the site! Pretty creepy nifty. xo
Posted by Girl Land at 8:02 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I need to get on the stick and think of some Valentine’s projects. I have some cute vintage cupcake picks and a pile of vintage valentines (some with robot boys!!!) that I need to make use of, but man do I hate scanning stuff, bleh. Be on the lookout for some Valentine banners and maybe even some flat Valentine cards if I can get ambitious with my Photoshop.
Oh! Here is one kinda fun thing. I’ve contacted Leslie, and she is going to design some custom birth announcements for me. I know it’s still 3+ months out, but I figure I’ll get a head start. She’s going to make a custom illustration of Q and it will be something relating to her as the big sis. Here are some of her items that I LOVE!
Posted by Girl Land at 10:51 AM
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
On the converse, I did get to tell someone YES today (which doesn’t happen often), and I really played it up like I did them a favor. Like it actually had something to do with me and not the circumstances.
Posted by Girl Land at 5:10 PM
Monday, January 7, 2008
Next, my Cookie Magazine, which I always like, but I often find myself rolling my eyes at some of the articles. Case in point is this article about a boy who wanted to (and was allowed to) wear a pink embroidered sundress to preschool. Ok, wait a sec until I can climb onto my soapbox…there. Here’s where the eye rolling comes into play. I am not an uptight mother with gender roles, so that isn’t the issue. My whole thing is that kids are kids, not mini adults. I do not want to teach my child that they can do or say whatever they want whenever they want. There is a fine line between this and encouraging independent thinking. It should be also stated that I am not going to be one of those parents who let my kid wear orange pajama bottoms, a tutu, and a purple shirt out of the house. I don’t care if I have to strap them down and force them into regular clothes, tough sh*t. I’M the mom, YOU’RE the kid. Ok, off my soapbox. Hope I didn’t offend anyone.
I do love Cookie for their love of Etsy and vintagey things. Found this article on nesting. And also their Family Paris Travel Guide is loverly. Although France was stressful enough for the two of us alone, so I don’t know how people do it with kids in tow, but more power to ‘em. Loved this picture of a carousel in the courtyard of a Paris hotel. Sigh.
Posted by Girl Land at 10:56 AM
Sunday, January 6, 2008
So we saw Juno. It was cute, but I wanted more. I think I have been wanting to see it for so long and building it up that I couldn't help but be disappointed. I loved the music though! This is my favorite song by the Moldy Peaches. I think the song was also in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I don't remember it. Ryan downloaded the soundtrack this morning. So good!
Also, I do have a minor inappropriate geeky crush on Michael Cera that began with Arrested Development.
Ryan always says that you can tell how good a movie is going to be by the previews that proceed it. That being said, Juno should have been a tremendous flop. Fool's Gold with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey looks horrendous. Can't even remember the others, but they all looked bad and/or cheesy.
Well, now I want to see this! EEEEEEEEK!
Posted by Girl Land at 6:07 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Well, the tree is finally down, and let me tell you, it was a fire hazard waiting to happen. Ryan had apparently stopped watering it some time ago. Our house is a pit! I should be cleaning/organizing instead of blogging, but well...you know how that goes.
Posted by Girl Land at 2:22 PM
Friday, January 4, 2008
I’m plotting out Q’s room. Have even drawn a scaled schematic of her room with the proposed furniture layout—can’t help it, I’m a(n urban) planner by trade. Working with the quirks of a partitioned (ie bastardized) bungalow are quite challenging. The twin bed will be situated between two built ins which does not permit an end table. One wall is half windows, another has a 2x2’ grate smack dab in the middle of the wall which provides the room’s only heat source. I am currently scouring the internet for a shallow or half moon dresser and toy box. Also have been considering this table to paint:
Her play fridge/kitchenette will fit in quite nicely in the corner. I am also planning on making another vinyl fabric covered play table similar to the one in my craft room. She likes that one so much! I thought it would be the perfect place to sit and listen to records (like in Oscar’s room).
Finally, I bought a wonderful book from Tiffa yesterday. Can’t wait to receive it. It’s a craft project book from 1973, and I’m going to make a mushroom collage lampshade. Wheeeeee!
Have a great weekend, everyone. We’re (finally) seeing Juno tomorrow. It’s pretty bad when your parents who typically have to travel 45ish minutes to see any quality movie see it before you do. Have heard great things!
Also, have been on a movie kick at home—Music & Lyrics, Heartbreak Kid (both bad), Catch & Release (not as horrendous as I thought, but not good), Spider Man 3 & XMen 3 (loves me some comic book action), and Eastern Promises & Once (phenomenal!!!). Eastern Promises was so great—despite all the Viggo bits flying around (and not in a good way…think naked crouching). xo
Posted by Girl Land at 4:55 PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Our New Year's Day consisted of pajamas, a lovely snowfall, and some good eatin'! Breakfast strata, cinnamon streusel jam-filled muffins, and non-alcoholic mimosa (for me and Q anyway)...mmm. Couldn't think of a better way to round out the holiday. Hope yours was great too!
Posted by Girl Land at 11:12 PM