Thursday, July 21, 2011


I think I have decided on drapery panels for our luxurious apartment living room.

It's Schumacher's  "High Voltage" in "Espresso". The scale is huge, so the impact should be huge!

Hopefully Brent will like it...he should just be glad to be out of Montgomery (hehe)!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

some little things...

Well, first of all BRENT GOT HIS TRANSFER!

He's having to take a step back to assistant produce manager, but he decided that living at the beach with his wife (and NOT alone in Montgomery) was well worth it! He's so smart.

Second, Paula, in our office, introduced me to the most wonderful thing. Ever. Tazo Organic Chai Tea concentrate. I always get a Chai Frappuccino at Starbucks (introduced to me by my MIL)...those are like $4 for the tall (or small, as I like to call it). Good news...the concentrate (32 0z.) is on sale at Publix right now for $2.90! It's in the tea/coffee section. Just add equal parts of concentrate and milk and ice--SO YUMMY!

Third, I am helping Mom and Dad "freshen" their kitchen--it's been the same since we moved in in the late 80's! We will be selecting a paint for the cabinets, countertops, backsplash, wall color, range/oven, window treatments, etc. Stay tuned for the before and after!

Getting Started....

Friday, July 1, 2011

a list.

1. My sister and her family are coming tomorrow.

Beach Baby 1

Beach Baby 2
 2. Everyone has been asking how my job is going. I am not exaggerating when I say it is FABULOUS, and the girls I work with are even more FABULOUS!

View from a jobsite...
3. I am already getting annoyed by "tourists"...even though I was one until a month ago. Oh well.

4. Last night I made FOUR collage bracelets for Sweet Auburn Studio. They take a long time to make--trying to decide what fits where, and then actually getting it to "stick." I have also made some rings from vintage cluster earrings...all yet to be photographed. Little does my photographer know that this will be a working vacation for her.

5. I haven't worked out since...I have no idea. That will be changing after next week. Boo.

6. Harper turns 3 next week. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! She is my "fay-bert" (favorite) Harper.

7. I have not been cooking since it has just been me...I've been eating lean cuisines and lunchables.

8. Mom and Dad have been touring around Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks this week...and texting me all sorts of pictures. The fact that I am not on vacation with them doesn't sting as much from the beach as it would from say...Montgomery.

9. Allison, Anne Scott, and I have been glued to the Casey Anthony trial ALL WEEK (Erika too, but from home as she's been sick). It's very addicting. Trail resumes Sunday!

10. Brent not only has to prep for Fourth of July Publix madness, but also inventory this coming week. Sounds like fun in the Gump!

11. Eleven. That's how many yellow fly bites I have on my legs. I cannot even explain to you how bad they itch. Bad. Very bad.

12. Happy Fourth of July!