Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Done Learned It

A few things I have learned lately:

1) Be careful of how you word emails, as the tone can come across totally differently than you intended it.

2) Don't buy the store brand of cottage cheese...splurge on the name brand.

3) When working 70 hours per week, general standards of house cleanliness, to-do lists and social events you usually enjoy must be knocked down a notch. Actually, make that 10 notches.

4) You actually can make money on Ebay!

5) The price of food has seriously gone up. My last grocery bill almost had me on the floor.

6) The only US city in which all sports teams wear the same colors is Pittsburgh, and the colors are black and gold. I bought 'Trivia' string cheese and that was my latest one. I love string cheese - especially when there is trivia involved.

7) Bare Escentuals makeup is making some of their products MUCH smaller, but for the same price. This, I do believe, is total crap.

8) And, this last one I already knew, but just want to say. I love my friends. They know who they are. I haven't been able to see them much lately due to my schedule, but they are so important to me and I cherish the times that I do get to be in their company.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Let The Haunting Begin

Last night while leaving work, there was that smell in the air signaling Autumn is approaching. It's a crisp, slightly smokey and almost indescribable ride of the senses that instantly had me excited for cozy nights by the fire, homemade soups and one of my favorite holidays: Halloween! My mind is now focused on how I am going to decorate our new place for the season and thanks to Martha Stewart and the internets, the inspiration is endless.

Choirboy Squashes - found here.

Bat Lights - found here.

Jack-o'-lantern Candy Bowl - found here.

Silver pumpkins and fun candy display - found here.

Spooky Floral Arrangements - found here.

I honestly can't wait...

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Wildfire Sunset

I think it goes without saying that I have simply not had much time to blog lately, much to my dismay. We are currently working about 65 - 70 hour weeks and what is left of each precious day is devoted to my husband and my house, for the most part. I have a lot of things to catch up on, but will do so when I have a chance to breath for a second...or maybe two...

However, I wanted to share a quick photo I snapped last night with my iPhone.

Dan and I live in a neighborhood that sits at about 1,100 feet above sea level, so we get some pretty nice views. Here in Oregon, we are getting some pretty extraordinary wildfires, about an hour from Portland and, as you can see in the photo below, they are lighting up the entire sky as the sun sets.

Wildfires are not a good thing, but this view stopped us in our tracks on the way home last night and we had to stop the car and snap a picture. I felt thankful for the view.

Okay...that is about all I have time for :) Have a great weekend and take care!
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