Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fact: I saw a woman wearing a bonnet today.

So guess what this picture is of:

A solar landscape?
A dry cracked desert floor?
Dinosaur skin?
Try it in color:

Still can't figure it out?

I'll let you in. It's a new wallpaper... I just got it in and almost freaked out. If anyone wants this for their living room or kitchen just let me know. I can probably pull some strings for you!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Horses, Horses, Horses, Horses

Ben found this little ditty at one of the thrift stores the other day. We both loved him and we knew one of us had to take him home. After all is said & done, he's in my living room right now.

This picture is hysterical! I don't regret this $1.99 purchase at all! Bryan has a lot of new things to look at when he gets home!

Speaking of getting home, he'll be back today! In a few hours as a matter of fact. Three weeks have come & gone and he'll finally be getting back today! This morning as I was getting ready & watching the Today Show all I hear is "Plane Crashes in Amsterdam---9 people killed... now on to other news..." I had a mini panic for a second then gathered everything & ran out the door to work. As soon as I got there I looked up all of Bryan's flight info from Amsterdam (where they flew out of early this morning) and all of the plane crash info. 1) the flight number did not match Praise the Lord! 2)the plane that crashed was coming into Amsterdam airport and I had already talked to Bryan from the Amsterdam airport so he obviously landed there safely. Whew! He's leaving Detroit right now headed for Home Sweet Home!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Design 101

At one of the thrift stores Saturday, Lexie pulled a thick mustard-yellow book off of the shelf and handed it to me.

A 1960's Interior Design Guide indeed.
These fads are coming back. Not quite in this intensity or in this degree of monochromatic shag, but bits and pieces out of every room captivate me. What a gem!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Foodie Fun

Thanks so much for letting us come visit, Ben! We had an awesome time!Me, Lexie, Ben & Penny LaneThis was the beanie-baby sandwich I ate for lunch on Saturday. It was delish but it was a black-bean extravaganza!Then Ben taught us how to kill a man with a knife. A small, plastic, knife.

Sunday for brunch we went to Margot. It might be the most cravable food I've eaten maybe ever. It was sooo good. We had French Press Coffee, Blood Orange Mimosas...Ham & Cheese Crepes with a creamy mustard sauce...
Buster had corned beef hash, and Kyle had an artisan grilled cheese sandwich...

Ben had a broccolini and goat cheese omelet and Lexie had scrambled eggs and the most amazing grits I've ever put in my mouth. We also got blackberry sorbet with a pecan brittle on top.


We also went thrift store shopping and found some great finds! I'll photograph everything later for you to see.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Postman's Calling You to the Nashville Skyline

Awesome weekend in Nashville to come soon!

P.S. Thank you so much for all leaving a 'hello!' I'm glad to know who all stops by to check things out around here!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Year One

Today is my one year blog-aversary!

It is so fun to think of all that you and I have gone through together over the last 12 months.

I've graduated college, battled red-necks, summered in New York, moved to Jackson and journeyed out into the real working world.

What's in store for the coming year? Another move, a new job, grad school for Bryan... who knows!

Thank you all so much for following along with me! I know every time I visit someone's blog I don't leave a message. I am really interested to know who reads mine! In honor of this monumental day, just leave a simple 'hello' and if you've never introduced yourself, please do!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

That One

Once I realized I needed that Chifrobe, I also realized that all of my boy friends with big cars are out of the country with Bryan. Sooo... Lindsey, who I work with, has a 4Runner and offered to donate her lunch break on Monday to retrieving our newest piece of furniture!
We moved it all by ourselves without the boys. So Hmf.
Isn't she lovely? The only oddity is that the there was no key and the top mirrored door won't open. I dreamed last night that when I opened the door there was one neatly organized row of colored feathers. (I secretly hope there's treasure in there!)

On the way to get the wardrobe, we saw this guy. What a life. He's got a recliner and a Pepsi and all he has to do is chill. He could probably even take a nap as long as he propped the sign up. 

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I Finished It!

I worked my little fingers all day long and finished the chair! I only got one minor burn from my hot glue gun. One minor injury during an entire project where there are old rusty staples all over the floor at times and probably some straight pens embedded into the carpet at this very moment is pure victory!
Success! Success! Success!
I always celebrate the victory of finishing a project all the way through to completion. I tend, as Bryan will attest, to get almost to the end of a project and then not follow through for a long time. I either get distracted by a new project, by work, or by just not doing it. I'm not a scattered person at all. I think I just have lots of ideas, or have lots of things that come up that need to be taken care of first. I have a decently short list of things that I would like to complete before we move in the summer. I'm going to try not to start anything new until all of those items are crossed off.
The new chair will be heading home tomorrow evening... And our new Chifrobe will be taking it's place in our house! What a great furniture weekend it has been.

I'm still here!

Happy Sunday!
Bryan is still having a fantastic time in Europe. He's on his way this very minute from Vienna to Rome! I miss him terribly and was sad that we didn't get to spend Valentine's Day together! Lex and I had a date night, though, and worked on wedding invitations! My parent's' took care of me, too. My dad got me a beautiful rose and a necklace and my mom got me some delicious chocolate!
And now for the long awaited 'magical horse'! He was there when we drove by. We thought he was real. Then we thought he was fake. Then we immediately drove back by to check it out and he was gone! So either he walked away and was real or was moved and is fake. We may never know. The only real question is "Are his feet nailed down or does he know to pose on those boards?"
I've been sewing up a storm and will be thrilled to be finished upholstering this chair for my grandma! I know she'll be thrilled to have it back as well! It's so close. So close.

On Monday, there will be a new addition to our family. Her name is Chifrobe. She is a mini wardrobe and I have been searching for her for months. I found her yesterday and didn't get her until I could talk to Bryan about it last night. Her left leg might be a little gimpy but she's in the best shape of any of her kinfolk I've seen and $100 less than half the price of all the others as well. I'm so excited!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I may have just witnessed a domestic dispute.

Our neighbors are not awesome and that's all I have to say about that.

On a lighter note, I have a Globe Trekker Update: Bryan and Co. are off to Europe today! They will be heading to Munich first, then Prague, then The Czech Republic, and finally on to Vienna, Florence and eventually Rome. They are going to have so much fun! I'm a wee bit jealous, but there have been very obvious hints dropped to bring me back some nice Italian leather boots. The obvious hints have gone something like this: "So you said Mallory knows of a great leather market in Florence? That sounds like a great place to get me some boots!"
No pressure, Babe, but seriously: Boots.

I have a few pictures to post tomorrow from our very brief drive-through of the fairgrounds tonight on our way to see He's Just Not That Into You. See, the Dixie National Rodeo is in town and we may or may not have seen a magical horse, some covered wagons, a tractor or two, and a few mullets. You'll see what I mean when you see the photos.

One last thing.... Today is our 3.5 year married anniversary! We don't keep up with half years or anything, typically. I just know that Feb. 6th is our half year mark! It's been awesome & I'm thrilled to see what happens next!

Good Night, Moon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

When it Comes to Toilet Tissue Dispensers...

... The world is your oyster.

Speaking of oysters, who else thinks the guy on this water bottle looks a little like a much older, slightly disguised Barack Obama?
We played a game called Backseat Drawing the other night. Basically one person on your team explains exactly how to draw something to someone else on the team who doesn't know what they are drawing and the whole team tries to figure out what the picture is supposed to be of.
This was on it's way to being a cat. (but it looks like Quasimodo laying face down to me. I think some ears really would have helped but we didn't get that far before the boys beat us.)
And this was a beard. (Described as "draw a circle with some scraggles on the bottom")

The boys team was really good at this game. They really killed us.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I dropped the blow dryer on my head this morning.

And I just knew it was going to be one of those days.