Wednesday, August 26, 2009

500 Pencils

Saw this on Black*Eiffel. Totally wishing had enough money that spending $33/month (for 20 months) on colored pencils wasn't an eye-popping waste of disposable income. "Introducing 500 Colored Pencils: the only set in the world that matches the span and wonder of human creativity." I'm totally smitten with colors and names like:


Mermaid's Gown

Tea With Milk

Lobster Bisque

Not sure what I'd do with them all, but the thought of receiving a once-a-month package of perfectly sharpened colored pencils, with delightful names, in beautifully awesome hues, makes me happy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shabby Picks

There are at least 6 dresses from Shabby Apple that I must have! The Five to Nine, Ballerina, and of course the olive colored Jody Maxman. Now I'm really missing my pre-preggo body :(

Friday, August 21, 2009

Local Gems

My friend Liz and I recently visited two Salt Lake City gems! First, I stopped off at Frosty Darling, a boutique featuring retro-modern/vintage art, candy and gifts. I spotted great wall decor idea that inspired me to do something similar in our nursery. Aren't these great?

Next, we skipped around the corner to Gourmandise (bakery). I was absolutely smitten by the tarts with sparking fruit and the deliciously flaky looking pastries. It was lunch time so I ordered a simple cup of vegetable, beef, and barley soup with a wheat roll. It was delicious. I'm already planning my next visit where I hope to be able to try one of each item in their display case. Seriously.


Could I possibly be more nerdy? I'm totally loving Jing. Yesterday, I used it to give feedback on a webdesign project for work. Today I used it to show a friend how to locate something on a Facebook page. Now, I'm blogging about it. Again I ask, could I be more nerdy?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

For the Floor

When we get around to re-re-painting our master bathroom, I want to put one of these rugs in front of each sink. This time it will be grey/slate walls with white trim. Last time we thought grey with a light hint of lavender would be nice to try, turns out, it was all lavender and the most springy looking pastel purple I've ever seen. Lesson learned.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

To Tears

I was just catching up on Nie Nie's blog and recovery and cried my eyes out reading this post, laughed reading this post, and thanked God for my health reading this post.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I wasn't going to do this, but here you go. I surrender.

20 weeks

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Tri.

Actually, Brooks does. On Saturday he did his first sprint triathlon! I have a great time spectating and taking photos. Here are some highlights:

That's him in the yellow shorts. Just finishing the running portion. If you're experienced with triathlons you'll notice they did this one backwards.

Look how photogenic he looks as he speeds by on his sweet road bike.

My super duper camera skills captured his splash as he jumped into the pool for the swimming leg!

And the classing post-race pose with the bike.