January 31, 2012
January 27, 2012
January 22, 2012
January 21, 2012
My husband and I really are on different sides of the fence when it comes to a lot of things. Let me indulge you:
- When it comes to music he likes the harder stuff (I.E. Metallica, Chevelle) whereas I enjoy a wide range of artists (anything from Maroon 5 to Rihanna to Michael Buble to - yes - Taylor Swift), otherwise known as stuff he can't stand. The only bands that we align on to date, are Switchfoot, Michael Jackson and Linkin Park.
- His home page is the yahoo finance page. Mine is google, so that I can quickly find whatever book it is that I'm currently obsessed with finding, or search for the latest piece of photography equipment that I'm drooling over.
- He can stay up really late; I will fall asleep. I can get up early; he will trip over the gate on the stairs or put on the wrong shoes for work.
- I love tea and the occasional coffee: he has never drank either and probably never will.
- He loves his electric guitars; I prefer my acoustic.
- He feels no inclination to photograph, well... anything really. We all know how I feel about photography by now!
- He likes to let his cereal sit for a while and get soggy. Words cannot describe how much I hate when my cereal gets too soggy. I won't even eat it.
- He loves his black leather couch. I miss the soft, fluffy couch I had to sell before moving to the U.S. (Really, I do, and I'm not ashamed to say that I miss a couch of all things! It was soft and cozy and warm!)
- I adore my cat. I can't imagine not having her around. Dom... deals with her...
- I love to read, and can plow through a pretty number of novels each year. I do believe that Dom started reading Atlas Shrugged in May or June of 2011 and he is not even half way through. Not only that, he probably hasn't opened it for four months!
- Don't even get me started on all the movies that I could never get him to see with me!
January 13, 2012
January 11, 2012
I was offered a full-time position this morning at an Outdoor Media Advertising company, and I graciously accepted. After the last job I took here and quit in Vegas I was nervous that I wouldn't find something that fit. I have a very, very good feeling about this new job and am excited to start work next Wednesday the 18th.
My expectations for 2012 are high, and obviously a lot of my hopes and goals depended on me getting a job early in the year. So here's looking to a wonderful year!
January 7, 2012
January 4, 2012
- Left Neglected by Lisa Genova - "Sarah Nickerson is busy trying to have it all. One morning while racing to work and distracted by her cell phone, she looks away from the road for one second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. After a brain injury steals her awareness of everything on her left side, Sarah must retrain her mind to perceive the world as a whole. In so doing, she also learns how to pay attention to the people and parts of her life that matter most."
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - "On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence."
January 2, 2012
I posted a while back about not knowing what to do with the mantle at the new house. To refresh your memory, it looked a little something like this (in the right corner), before we moved in:
Well, armed with the determination for change and improvement that often comes about in the new year I tested out the fit of a mirror that we had used in a bathroom at the old house and it was perfect! I had the hubs secure it and then we moved around a couple of the items that we had stacked on the mantle.
And the final product, which we love and that opens up the room more than we could have ever anticipated:
I painted the canvas with our wedding anniversary date following the same directions as the subway sign that I made a few months back. The little corked jar contains sand from Maui, Hawaii where we spent our honeymoon this past November, and the square silver frame contains a photo that my mother-in-law took the night that Dom and I got engaged (I of course didn't know that he had planned to propose that night!) Lastly, I painted the LOVE letters following a tutorial from Jessica. All in all we love how the space turned out!
& let me tell you: I have some DIY projects planned for 2012 that I am mighty excited about! I hope that you'll come back and check them out!