Monday, November 30, 2009

how to make something ugly, semi-cute {we hope}

Dave and I salvaged an old (and ugly I might add), dark burgundy, filing cabinet.... where oh where could we put that? So I thought I might spiff it up a little and I have no idea how to. After talking to my best friend (Google), we decided that the best and cheapest way to re-do a metal filing cabinet is to spray paint it. But what color?? I guess that all depends on what I'm going to paint that room (when I get around to it). Any ideas? A girl did a post on where she added cute, wall paper on the front of the filing drawers here. Am I capable of doing something like that? We'll just have to wait and see...

But in the mean time I would appreciate any input from all you people out there who read this blog post :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

they've arrived!

Yea for wonderful, cute, classic books!
(And my wonderful friend is getting me two more for Christmas and my birthday - thank you Hayley!)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

pumpkin cheesecake bites

For those of you who don't like pumpkin pie (or your husbands don't like it....) or even if you're a big fan like moi, you should make these delicious babies. Super easy and super delicious. Dave ate 3! My family ate them up for our pre-Thanksgiving feast last Sunday.

Find the recipe here.

a fetish...

I've realized that I kind of have a dish fetish. I saw these dishes in last year's Christmas issue of Better Homes and Gardens and I loved them! The only problem was that I saw the magazine in like March and the store didn't have them in stock anymore... But I found them this year! And then I found 3 other colors... how could I choose!? So I bought 8 of the red ones (for Christmas) and I'm not sure what to do with the other dishes but I couldn't resist them. The dinner dish below the red bird dish were part of my wedding dishes that I absolutely adore, another part of the fetish...

Friday, November 20, 2009

music to put you in the mood

So I'm usually one of those people that tries not to listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving but I got overruled at work and we're listening to '100 Days of Christmas' on FM 100.3.... and I'm getting super excited for the holiday season!! The snow this weekend just rolled in the holidays for me especially when we celebrated Thanksgiving early with my family since my parents will be gone to Brazil!

Like I was telling my friend earlier today, Thanksgiving to me is watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and then watching 'Miracle on 34th Street' (the old one if you please) while the turkey is in the oven and other goodies are being made.... sigh. Time for Thanksgiving already!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

graham family photos

the whole graham family plus Indie the dog
(yup, named after Indiana Jones)

why, hello blue eyes

the parents of FOUR boys... i don't know how you do it myliss!

a little silliness to help the boys get their wiggles out,
and they had plenty of them (being boys and all...)

cute, cute owen

nate and isaac

the PERFECT Christmas picture!.... if only owen were in there... crap

another cute shot of the parents with the adorable lil jimmy

Thanks Myliss for letting me take pictures of your wonderful family!

yo gabba gabba!

So a few of you may know the up and coming kids show Yo Gabba Gabba, but what some of you might not know is that my sister-in-law, Emma, plays the pink character of Foofa! Her brother is the creator and director of the show, and lead singer of the band The Aquabats.

This weekend my mom and my brother, Emma's hubby, went out to see their first of several live shows and guess who she sat next to and chatted it up with? Weird Al Yankovic, his wife and kids. (*Funny side note - she didn't know who he was so when she was telling me who she sat next to she said, "Some weird Al something-or-other." Thanks for the laugh mom.) Also present were Dennis Quaid and his kids, the blonde girl from Scrubs, Jason Bateman, Christina Aguilera, and Mat Costa and a few other celebreties that my mom didn't know and my brother had to point out to her. Snoop Dog performed (look at me name dropping and I wasn't even there ;) Today Brad Pitt, who is a fan of the show, is taking his whole crew of kids to go and see the show. Brad also dressed up as DJ Lance Rock from the show for Halloween this year. Click here to see the photo.

So that's my claim to fame, via my mom ;) Foofa and Yo Gabba Gabba fans look for them in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year! Yea Emma!

Monday, November 9, 2009

header schmeader

Does anyone know how to make my header smaller? I'm kind of blogtarded when it comes to figuring that kind of stuff out. Any comments or ideas would be helpful...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

an ode to fall... with some friends

I love all these fall colors! While on lunch (at my favorite spot of course) I decided to take a few pictures to pay homage to fall. Love these marigold-colored leaves.

While there I was suddenly mobbed by two delightful companions who promptly made themselves at home on my blankets... but my oh my, they were so adorable! They belonged to a guy who breeds these cuties and he was out walking them. They're six week old pittbulls and the most snuggly dogs I've ever met. If anyone is interested they sell for a bundle ($1500ish) but he had some older dogs (like 3 mo.) for about half that. Just leave a message and I can get you the company's info.
Brother and sister...

I'm pretty sure he wanted me to take him home, look at that face! So sweet.

Yeah they seriously were laying all over my stuff, and sleeping I might add, after like 10 seconds of running up to me and and sitting on my book.

See Mar - I think I'm half and half. Love dogs too.

(Sorry you got two posts in a row about animals - I am totally an animal person though so... you'll just have to deal with it ;)

Monday, November 2, 2009

the cat

I think I've realized the reason that I love/hate our cat, all at the same time.

She has a mind of her own.

Which I actually think is kind of fascinating/entertaining/interesting. Dogs - you almost always know what they're thinking. They love you, they want to be with you, or they want food. It's one of the three - take your pick. Which is totally awesome, don't get me wrong. I just think cats are so much more interesting.

Like my cat in this picture, "what the 'h' is she thinking?" (yes that was the edited version for blogging purposes ;). But that's partly why I love her.

So feisty and so irritating, yet so adorable.

sunset in north slc

Did you see that sunset we had Friday night? It was friggin fantastic. And I didn't even manipulate the color in this pic ;)