Friday, October 2, 2015

Fun Stuff to Wash Out the Unfun Stuff

This week has been one of those weeks where, no matter how sleepy you are at night, you lay in bed unable to sleep with shooting pains radiating throughout your chest and in the morning, you start bawling at Rory's graduation scene in Gilmore Girls.

Thankfully, today is Friday and I have a friend who texts me silly dog photos first thing in the morning and my sister sends me emails all day and my dogs are adorably snuggling pillows on the couch right now and I am able to do things to give myself hope and also my husband's abs. Yeah, that last one helps a lot.

When things are trending down, I like to come into this place and post fun or positive or distracting things. So let's do that, shall we?

Pink ombre hair:
If I were ten years younger, I would dye my hair light pink ombre and wear it like this for my sister's wedding.

cute knitted monster leggings -- via Ravelry I take back everything I said about it not being fun to knit for boys!:
Little kid monster butt. These pants do not help my baby fever.

bug brooches:
If shoulder pins are a new thing, I'm all about it.

10 of the Most Whimsical & Wonderful Kids' Rooms We've Ever Seen | Apartment Therapy:
One of the coolest kid's rooms ever.

2016 Wedding Trends We Love: #hanginglights:
Dreamy wedding ideas for my sister.

Annnnd some cheesy quotes to lift me/you up:

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom:

The story of life.... Every battle and circumstance that you face makes you stronger...Life is about learning, while living... and fighting for those that you love and care about.:


Also, I'm going to drink a bunch this weekend. That should help.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A History Lesson From My Husband

Mike:  "Guess what the only apple native to North America is?"
Me:  "Red delicious."
Mike: "No. The crab apple. Those tiny, shitty ones that you eat in one bite."
Me:  "Cool."
Mike: "Johnny Appleseed was a real guy. He planted all the apple trees that we have today."
Me:  "Why?"
Mike: "I don't know, he probably liked apples? And he really wore a pot on his head."
Me: "Why?"
Mike: "He was probably just weird."

History learned. You're welcome.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Last weekend we took an impromptu trip to a mountain town named Frisco with some friends. Impromptu is not something we normally do because we are old and boring, but it ended up being really fun and a great first trip to the mountains. In case you needed a reminder of how beautiful it is in Colorado, here you go!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Glasses Giveaway!

Last time I got my eyes checked (which is probably overdue cough cough being an adult sucks) I took off my glasses to put my face in that weird "look at the balloon" machine and the doctor commented on how nice and attractive my glasses were. He went off on them a bit and it took a lot of self control that I don't usually have to not giggle. It helped that my chin was in a strap. The reason it was so funny to me is that we were sitting in a room surrounded by fancy and expensive glasses and he was complimenting me on glasses that cost me about ten bucks. To sum up: Firmoo is awesome and so are their glasses.

(here I am contemplating how awesome my Firmoo glasses are...Gizmo agrees)

I've talked about Firmoo on the blog before here and here and here and both my pairs of glasses that I rotate right now (one for my purse in case of emergencies and one at night after I take out my contacts) are from Firmoo. They rock, I tells ya.

To further prove how awesome Firmoo is, they're going to give away a pair of glasses to one of you! See, awesome. Go here to pick out which glasses you would want to win and then enter below. Good luck!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy National Dog Day

Happy National Dog Day (yesterday) to all the pups in my life! I love dogs so much, they make me really happy every time I see one and I can't imagine my home or life without one.

(Unless it's that German shepherd that tried to eat me when I went to pet it outside WTF. Don't tie your dog up outside a bar if it's mean, duh)

Gizmo is just dang happy to be a dog. He walks up to every human he sees, looks them right in the eyes, and gives them a look of pure love and want to be friends and everyone falls immediately in love with him. He throws up a lot and ate a lot of my shoes when he was a puppy, but he's so fluffy and cute, I forgive him. He stands at a perfect plie constantly and is a pro at destroying toys in 30 seconds flat.

Tuffy is not as mad as he looks. He started out the first three years of his life really rough and now he's the most spoiled dog in the world. He would prefer to always be touching one of his people and he sits in front of his brother at the dog park when he can tell he's not feeling safe. He will do anything for food, including biting your face. He snores really loudly, but it's just adorable enough to not be annoying. I treat him like a baby and he lets me. He'll always be my first born. (I'm creepy)

My mom's dog Bailey looks more like a muppet than any dog I've ever met. My mom adopted her when her previous owner, Mike's grandma, passed away and she's been a silly, noisy, muppety presence in my mom's life ever since. I'm so happy they found each other and that she gets to be a companion for two crazy old ladies in her lifetime. She snorts the entire time you take her for a walk and my mom calls it "hunting for truffles" and she has the absolute softest paws you've ever felt.

My sister's dog Winston is such a happy dog. Laura fell in love with pugs after meeting Tuff and she really hit the jackpot with finding Winston. He's the sweetest little thing; always ready for kisses and spins. He is super spoiled, especially once her fiance moved in, but he deserves it just for being such a snuggly little weirdo. He's allergic to bees and has been stung more than any person or dog I know, but he's tough despite his tiny size. He's also basically a hot box; if you sleep with him, you will never be cold.

And some pups from the past who we still love just as much and think about on National Dog Day...

Sonar was probably the weirdest dog ever. She was part coyote, part dog, part mountain goat, part human. She winked at Kristin once which we still laugh about today (and btw, I am partly convinced that Gizmo is Sonar reincarnated and I asked him once AND HE WINKED AT ME). She would lay by me when I would cry, but she never wanted to snuggle otherwise. She once dug her way out of my backyard in Bakersfield while my mom was visiting me and was lost for days in a horrible storm. I found he at the pound covered in mud with bloody paws and kept her at my house until the weekend when I could drive her home and she ate a bunch of chips and shat orange poo all over my rental's carpet. She was such a strange, silly, little dog.

I couldn't find a good photo of Radar on my new computer, but here he is probably barking at us, which is pretty typical. Radar was the smartest dog I've ever met. Like, he could point to the right color if you asked him. He was freaky smart. He was fiercely protective of Laura and trained Sonar himself by being a bossy, barky cow for a couple months until she fell in line. He looked just like Lassie and people would always yell that when they saw him. He loved to attack the hose and hated getting brushed. He was the runt of the litter, but turned out to be the best one by far.

Now, go hug a dog immediately.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Life Lately in Photos

I realized this morning that I haven't done an iPhone dump in forever so I have a ton of pointless photos to upload for an easy/free blog post. Ready, go!

The view from our lunch table at the farmer's market in City Park.

Denver is just so pretty, I take way too many photos of it.

Hikes, hikes, and more hikes.

My work group took a trip to the Tabasco plant in Louisiana and it was deathly hot and humid, but also pretty awesome.

Don't feed the crocs. No seriously, there are crocodiles walking around on the island. It was not cool.

Walking home after Orange on the weekends is one of my favorite things to do.
Side note: I ditched Orange today because I didn't want to ruin my post-haircut hairdo. I'm a horrible person.

Mike has decided breakfast cocktails are a thing.

Not into it.

Mike has started meeting me at a coffee shop near work after my weekday Orange classes so we can all walk home together and enjoy the weather. The dogs love it.

Mike making chili.

Lots and lots of dog park visits.

Mike made Mike Isabella's meatballs and pepperoni sauce and it was flippin' good.

We went to my coworker's boyfriend's art show and ended up buying this awesome/weird painting. Tuffy was not impressed.

Obsessed with my new haircut.