Tuesday, May 31, 2011



What I Ate: Leftover Asparagus and Goat’s Cheese Tart that I made last night ooo weee!

Grow my little babies, grow!

015059065072062We just recently upgraded/replanted our plants and they are totally thanking us and growing like crazy. The basil needed a little watering so I gave him aqua, a photo shoot and some lovin. These plants are like our little pets right now. Or maybe I’m just a weirdo?? Could be both. Anyway I don’t know much about plants but I used to just accidently kill them all and now they’re so green and pretty. Anyone have advice about keeping basil?? Not sure if it’s supposed to be growin all wack and wild or what.

So speaking of pets, we’ve been stalking the local dog adoption sites lately and emailing around. It’s time for us and we cannot wait to give one of those guys a home forever. We’re actually still waiting for the landlord to give us permission. If that comes back as a no then I’ll just cry a little and wait some more. Fingers are crossed.

I won

008005Oh I was just sayin how I kicked Ryan’s butt at bowling on Saturday. heee :D

Monday, May 30, 2011

Music to get you through Monday

I dunno what she’s singing about but I like it.

Also I know you’re thinking about this video so I’ve posted it for you.


Friday, May 27, 2011


5764483975_31d8916c4d_z5764484239_6c8a2b9b4e_zLooks healthy but then I remembered we have nutella and well…you know what happened next. I didn’t take a photo because it’s messy and delicious and I’d feel like a tumblr girl and I’m a blogger girl all the way.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Fancy Soap


I can’t help myself.

via KcSoapsNmore

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fancy Soap

il_fullxfull.185165187il_570xN.185196433il_fullxfull.196303992I do love the natural soaps out there that are simply chopped from a brick but sometimes a little fancy soap catches my eye. C’mon, the muscle men are pretty awesome.


via HelloCrafty

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ikea deal

cabbageIkea thinks our dream room includes overflowing baskets of cabbage. I’m always trying to find ways to store my cabbage and shovel, so thanks, Ikea. Also, thanks for not being a jerk last night. We had such a smooth visit. The best way to shop at Ikea (for us) is to go two hours before closing and straight to the kitchen for coffee, cakes and couches. Guilty.

I am a bargain shopper so I thought I’d share this super deal on a navy floral duvet they’re having here. It’s cute and cheap. We can be duvet twins.

Photo via Ikea

Thursday, May 19, 2011


6a00d8358081ff69e201543238e694970c-800wi6a00d8358081ff69e201538e661c3c970b-800wi6a00d8358081ff69e201543238f19b970c-800wiPeach cookies with cream cheese frosting topped with coconut?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? DREAM COOKIES.

Dogs are just not interested.

via Fancy Treehouse via A Beautiful Mess

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mumu belt

beltposinI bought two belts while we were at the jumble sale in Avignon. This pink leather belt is so 80’s and girly. It went perfect with what I was wearing at the time (what I like to call my mini mumu from h&m) so I had to have it. I belted it, switched the buckle to the back and started singing “Xaaanaduuuuu!”

Trying to use what little light we have here. I miss you, sun!

And YES I might just wear this nail polish all Spring and Summer long. I love it.

Speaking of: Pick me up’s

Some of mine:pickmeupsGood music, junk food (win/lose), watching movies with good popcorn, a new top, good herbal tea, trips to Starbucks (RARE!), taking a good photo with my little camera, animals, taking off my seriously chipped polish and painting a fresh coat, reading my favorite blogs, tiny plants, nice baths and lighting a candle before getting on my yoga mat.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Old Wallet

002001004It has been 5 days since we’ve been back and we’ve sat down to eat cheese every day. You could say we miss France. I now have the new Strokes album because they’d play it non stop while we were out there so it will forever remind me of that trip. We’re also looking for a set of bistro table and chairs. We need to spend more time outside and even though we have a communal garden I’m going to take advantage of the fact that we HAVE a garden. I came home with a pretty bad cold though so I won’t be out much in the next few days.

I bought the wallet above at a jumble sale in Avignon.  It had never been used and the crazy pattern made me dive straight for it. I haven’t had a new wallet in about 4 years so that baby was mine. It’s pretty huge compared to my old one but I’m afraid of getting the white bits all dirty. Also, not sure why my old wallet has a tiny Fat Albert sticker on it.

Last night after Ryan came home from the Three Peaks Challenge meeting, he brought me a fresh new magazine, nice tissues, cough drops and surprise popsicle molds. He’s awesome but the popsicle molds don’t fit in our tiny freezer. They now taunt us.

Hope your weekend was alright and nothing bad happened to you on Friday the 13th. I obviously don’t really believe in that day being bad because I totally went and got all of my hair chopped off. Yes, the mega chop. It’s so short and….SHORT.

See ya!

Friday, May 13, 2011

France: Third time’s a charm

008090127030103036055057120180199193186064This is our third time visiting France. The first time we went to Avignon and saw all the sites. The second time, Ryan (hairy armpit man above) took me to Paris for my birthday and proposed! The third time has been really low key and all about hanging out and spending time with family, we really loved it. I have a whole new respect for parents taking care of babies! Lucy (my sister-in-law) is the Mum of 16 month old Isak who is the SUPER COOL (like Daddy). I could not find his off button anywhere but it’s so fascinating to see him learning right in front of your eyes. We woke up to a lovely coffee and a nice breakfast outside every morning and ended the night with bbq’s and ridiculously yummy sauces (need recipes ASAP). Lucy and her husband Julien are in the early stages of building a house onto their Grandparents house so every time we went to visit we were force fed chocolates, cookies and cakes – darn, right?

I seriously miss it already. It’s so nice to fly away somewhere and bask in the sun, have a little red headed baby running around everywhere and giving you kisses before they go to sleep, have talks outside at night while the peacocks are about (seriously, so strange), hear stories about Ryan and Lucy when they were kids, eat new foods, and just get away.

Writing the list for groceries and you can bet that there is going to be lots of cheese.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

France, so far…

We have had such an awesome time here in France. Just wanted to share a few photos with you guys.


It’s going to be really tough leaving!