Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's a Corn Ball Christmas...

So we have been planning to buy our cute little kitty a santa outfit for our, "Christmas Family Portrait" and this year we finally did :D

This is purely out of humor and us not taking ourselves seriously one bit. Despite how coo-coo crazy his eyes look, he was actually purring while this photo was being taken. for real. haha

Merry Christmas from our little family to yours!

Xoxo-Tim, Dwight Schrute and yours truly.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

My husband and I went to The Nutcracker last night and it was every bit as magical as I had imagined it to be. The stage sets where so wonderful, the music perfect and I was in constant awe of the ballerinas ability to make balancing on the very tips of their toes look effortless. Upon arriving back home after the ballet, I found myself attempting to plie' around our apartment, much to the amusement of my husband. :)

Every Christmas we have been getting a special ornament for our tree. This year it was from The Nutcrackers gift shop! I can't wait till our tree is filled with 50+ special little ornaments that bring back happy memories of the past.

Loving any excuse to dress up, I was thankful to finally be able to wear this great thrifted, muted black sequined front mini dress! Gotta feel pretty while watching such a beautiful ballet..

This weekend was a good one, did some Christmas shopping for my sweet man we finally have some gifts under our tree!  Have a good week everybody!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Listening to Placebo takes me back to when I was 15; confused, rebellious and trying to find my place in this weird world. Watching their videos makes me wonder how and why I used to dig Brian Molko's androgynous may never know. haha. 

Anyhow, this song is especially great in my opinion and though I haven't listened to them much within the past few years, I still really enjoy them whenever I do...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snow, Flannel and Christmas Decor

It snowed last week! It was beautiful and much awaited considering we spent our last 2.5+ years in San Antonio; the land of nothing but sun and running your A/C while eating your turkey dinner. I watched the snow fall for hours and felt much like a child again. Of course that feeling only lasted a bit as I was soon thrown back into my adult responsibilities, realizing I wouldn't be able to drive to work. Snow Day!

I have been embracing every moment of the cold weather. Hats, scarves, wool coats, boots and flannel. Yes, it.

The Holidays are by far my favorite time of year. My husband and I were quick to put up our Christmas decor and tree this past Thanksgiving weekend. The sounds of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole Christmas tunes are starting to fill our little apartment on a daily basis.

Sweet Baby Jesus in our Nativity Set

Hope all of you are getting in the Holiday Spirit. Don't be a scrooge. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

No, You're Weird.

I have walked by this window many times near Pike Place, on Pine St. and it always makes me smile. The last time we walked by, I had my camera with me so I took this photo. It turns out that it is a window of a shoe store called John Fluevog, whom in fact does have some very "unique" (some in which are weird) shoes.

Speaking of shoes, this weekend I FINALLY purchased a pair of much desired oxfords. I have been wanting a pair for well over six months and have been searching through the many consignment/2nd hand stores I frequent without luck. Always finding a nice pair, but never in my size :/ So I broke down and bought a pair from UO.  Love. them.

The Schrute-ster always trying to get in on the action...

That's it for now. Have a good week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Birthday Weekend

So I haven't blogged in well over a month. I have been fairly busy with work, classes for work, going out of town on the weekends or family coming up to visit on the weekends. This weekend was especially great and eventful. It was my 23rd birthday on Friday the 5th so we celebrated it this weekend. My husband and I have "birthday weekends", as we like to call them and celebrate our birthdays on the weekend closest to the actual day.

My parents came up on Saturday evening after I got off work and took me out to dinner which was delicious and fun. Then on Sunday my husband and I went into the city for a Top Pot doughnut and coffee date, as well as taking a nice stroll through downtown while crunching on pretty fall leaves that made their way to the ground and breathing in the crisp autumn air that we love so much.

Me after consuming a delish chocolate bavarian cream filled doughnut and a mocha laden with whip cream. That is a smirk of pure satisfaction.

With Birthdays, come gifts. My all time favorite is good ol' cash...which I did receive :) Today I went to the U-disrtict and hit up a few 2nd hand/consignment shops and found 2 dresses for only 21 dollars. I am a firm believer in never paying full price. I also don't mind wearing gently used clothing at all. I would have found more deals but I had to race the parking meters clock while scouring through the endless clothing I had to rush :/ Also, my husband got me a gift I had been wanting for a very long time, but never thought to buy when I had the extra dough. Tripod for my camera! Can. not. wait. to. use...

Along our stroll through downtown. Westlake Center.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Living/not living in the moment, empty holes and cupcakes.

While still living in San Antonio, a few weeks before our departure to the Great Northwest, my husband and I had a discussion about living in the moment. We realized that for the past 6+ months we hadn't been living in the moment at all, but rather rushing our minutes, hours, days, weeks and months because we wanted the time to go by so quickly, so that we could get out of Texas and back home to Washington.

I then made a conscious decision that from that moment forward I would make every effort to "live in the moment" and enjoy life as it is happening. This conscious decision lasted up until last week, when I realized I was no longer "living in the moment" but rather reverting back to my old ways of looking at the clock for the day to be over so that I could go home and be with my husband, or trying to rush through the week so that it would be my weekend. 

This shouldn't be a surprise to me, when I was a child I donned myself as the "official time keeper", always having my watch on and always watching the time. I have had this constant struggle with enjoying the days as they come, one by one for a very long while. Now, don't get me wrong...there are moments I cherish as they are happening and enjoy being in, but for the most part during normal schedules of work and errands, I am not living in the moment. So I guess my goal is to try and live ALL my moments, "in the moment", instead of just the moments that I obviously enjoy (time with husband, family, friends etc). Hope you all are "living in the moment" and if any of you have helpful tips to how you accomplish this,  let me in on it :)

So now onto the two lighter topics, empty holes and cupcakes...

After having my ears stretched to a not-so-hardcore double 0 for about 2 years, I decided this morning that it was time to take them out. I took out my septum ring last month and I knew the moment would soon come where I no longer wished for my ears to be stretched was inevitable. I look forward  to wearing normal earrings someday and am fully prepared for my ears to resemble a cats anus for quite sometime.

Lately I have been craving a delicious cupcake, so much that I woke this morning to tell my husband of my dream that consisted of peach pies and pretty cupcakes...much to his amusement. I took this as a sign that I need to just give into my craving and get a cupcake. I was at Whole Foods today and their bakery has all sorts of marvelous looking baked goods, so I picked out this rich, chocolatey confection rightfully named "Chocolate Eruption Cupcake. It was so rich that I had to scrape off the top frosting. My craving is no longer existent.

Monday, September 27, 2010

House Plants, a Bird and a Hat.

My parents came and stayed with us for the weekend and good times occurred, as always. It is such a nice relief for  us to only be two hours apart, rather than 2,000+ miles, half way across the country and in a different time zone.

They came bearing lots of delicious muffins, house plants, a cute little ceramic bird decoration and a HUGE bag of Organic Basmati Rice (my all time fav.) for us. Also, they surprised me with the amazing Michael Kors peacoat I had been wanting :) 

Also, today I FINALLY picked up one of those trendy hats all the cool kids are wearing these days. I have actually been wanting one for some time now, but tend to not spend extra cash on accessories very often. This one was a perfect fit, a great color (blueish/gray), 100% wool and only $12. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Point of View

This being my first post, I thought this photograph I took today at Kerry Park in Queen Anne (Seattle) would be very fitting.

Considering this blog will largely consist of my "point of view", as well as other random postings. Not sure how often I will get to post on here, but when I do, I hope someone out there on the interwebs will enjoy enough to view it often.