Sunday, September 30, 2012

re-purposing wedding decorations

the bamboo crane curtain that Joe made for our wedding got promoted from the man-cave to the bedroom this weekend.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

reason # 921 that I love my HUSBAND

While I was out having a girls day in the city, the husband was building us a coffee table.  I mentioned to Joe for the first time last week that I thought it would be fun to build a coffee table out of salvaged materials and then today while I was out sipping tea with Kat, Lindsey and Laura, I got a text with this picture....

crate AFTER

When I got home Joe told me that he had picked up a couple of crates at OSH and spent the afternoon, de-planking and re-planking the crates to give us the start to our table!  

crate BEFORE
Seriously love that man.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday musings

I made my first stop at the social security office on my name change journey this morning and I have to say I'm feeling a little fired up about it.  I was actually pleasantly surprised by the efficiency I experienced and was in and out in about 15 minutes but as I was sitting waiting for my number to be called, I just couldn't help thinking that this whole concept of women taking on the man's last name after marriage is just plain old-fashioned!  I love Joe and his family and actually think his last name is pretty cool, but seriously, what century are we living in?  I'm predicting a rise in merged last name's in the next 5-10 years :).  Check it out - Antonio Villaraigosa, originally Antoni Villar - merged his last name with his wife's last name - Raigosa to come up with Villaraigosa!  Brilliant! Just sayin'.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hey Ho!

Song of the day...

Monday, September 10, 2012

likin' these lyrics

"And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears And love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears Get over your hill and see what you find there With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair."
                                                 --Mumford and Sons

"Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found"
                                                --Phillip Phillips

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Quote of the day

"I hope one day you see this as clearly as I did in Kerchele.  The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don't.  If you keep saying your slippers aren't yours, then you'll die searching, you'll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more.  Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny."
                                                                                   --Cutting for Stone