Sunday, 29 November 2009

Friday Funday



We went bowling! Of course, we forgot to take pictures until after we had returned the bowling shoes!! Hence, there is me in Mary Janes faking pictures. The workers were nice enough to oblige us in allowing me there without the bowling shoes.

I really needed bumper guards, haha! We went afterwards and had fabulous Greek food at a family owned restaurant. It's a fabulous little place between the bowling alley and our house.

Ending the meal with shots of ouzo! Pinky out, hahaha!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Black Friday=Bowling & some new reads


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We do not brave the madness of Black Friday. I find it the total opposite of goodwill to men which is supposed to be the whole part of the Christmas season. So, instead, we shall meet a few friends up the street and bowl! This is becoming a new passion! Who knows, maybe eventually we'll begin our own league, for fun of course.

I'm always a little late in finding things. I stumbled upon the RetroSpective mag site when searching for vintage housewife articles. This article on the Modern Retro Housewife is great!

If anyone would like to point me to blogs, websites and such feel free. I always enjoy fun reads!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Peppermint Stick Holiday Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Peppermint Stick Holiday Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

She is so freaking talented! This dress is sophisticated, vintage looking and just adorable!

Thank you TCM



Since I have not slept much, I have been ambling around the dark house. That is until I turned on the tv, something that I have not done lately. Thank goodness for TCM (Turner Classic Movies). Today is a Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers marathon! Yipee! Two of my favorite actors and dancers. =)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Happy Turkey Day!


So this is from last Christmas and it's cornish hens, but you get the jist!
Gobble, Gobble, oink, oink!!
Maybe I'll snap something new tomorrow... but our kitchen is missing cabinet doors and such because we're re-doing them!! Floor will soon follow

Charm Design Bags and Totes $50 gift card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Charm Design Bags and Totes $50 gift card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check these out! Very pretty!
Some are vintage/modern to me. =)

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Thank you!

Thank you Time Machine to the Twenties for giving me your award! It means a ton to me!
You are one of my favorite blogs that I look forward to updates to daily. =)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

baking therapy


Baking delicious comfort food is therapy. Homemade cinnamon rolls & icing!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Let's Bowl, let's bowl, let's rock n roll!


The husband and I are always saying that we should start bowling, form a league even. We talked about it this morning as I dropped him off for work. Then we heard someone on the radio talk about how they go bowl on Thursday nights. We were like, "We should do it."

My grandmother used to go bowling when she was alive. I remember her getting her bowling ball case, shoes and having on her league shirt to go meet the girls one night a week. The image is ingrained. I used to love to go with friends as a kid, then teen.

Just got a call from hubby. He asked if I wanted to go bowling Friday night. Well, heck yes I do! One of the folks from his work is up for it too. I would love to start a weekly or even bi-weekly fun night of bowling. It would be even cooler if we actually could get enough folks to commit to start a league. Oh the names we could come up with for our shirts!!

Now, I have to head off to classes.

Madame Fortuna!


This was my horoscope for today. Ain't it the truth?

Your mind is ranging far and wide as you try to figure out what's really going on. You may need to get intensely philosophical about one issue in particular, and your brain is up to the job!

I'm glad to know that my brain is up for the job! I feel as though I have stretched it past its limits lately. =)

School is a bit insane right now, of course doesn't everywhere get crazy before a holiday. Everyone trying to cram in as much work and information as they can before a few days off. Yep, that is the way it is currently, pulling us all different directions. I will be so happy to have two days off next week. Though I am sure that I will still be studying, a little pressure will be lifted! YaaY!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Breakfast!



This is becoming the husband's weekend specialty, blueberry pancakes and maple bacon. He cooked and cleaned this morning so that I could study. Sweetness.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Executive Decision



Yeah, I'm going to drink myself silly tonight. Maybe, til I pass out. Some sleep of some form or another is better than nothing. Especially after almost breaking down in tears in Cardio A&P today for no reason than delirium.... I have a long day tomorrow with a pathiophysiology exam on 6 different cardio/pulmonary diseases with case studies and I have to perform vitals and phys exams. With one more night of no sleep that would be a big Booooooooo

No, I probably won't drink until I pass out, but I'm tempted. For instance yesterday (after being up since 2am, I did not even get home until 8pm, then wrote a paper to submit by midnight at 10:30pm). I do think, however, that I will have a few glasses of wine. Maybe a relaxant? Mon Dieu

Oh so tired



All my life, I have not been a very good sleeper. I always wake up before or at the crack of dawn. The past few years, well, my sleeping habits have become worse. As soon as my head hits the pillow around 10:30pm-11:00pm, I crash, asleep. Then, dum dum dum, 2:00am rolls around. Pop! I sit up, and that's it. I am awake. I roam around, try to just lie there and listen to audio books, or my recorded lectures. Surely, those should put me to sleep. Alas, there is no sleep until.... about 15 minutes before my alarm goes off at 5:45. Then, I become sleepy again. Poop.

No amount of valerian root, herbal tea, TylenolPm or AdvilPM, do anything. Drats.

Oh well. I have found myself under constant anxiety. Even when I am supposed to have a day to relax, I cannot. I feel the constant pressure to be studying, working, cleaning, cooking, studying.

Oh Morpheus, grant me one night of unbroken and maybe just six hours of sleep?

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Right now, there is a quiche baking away in my oven. I made it for our breakfast/brunch. I was debating making some beignets, but decided this would be easier. I am thinking, though, that tomorrow will be beignets and coffee. =)

We had two folks that S works with over for dinner last night. I made my late grandmaw's recipe of creole rice with pork and andouille, my spinach salad with feta, toasted walnuts and dressing, corn and some french bread. Oh, I almost forgot! I made a rum cake with a sugar rum glaze. I was an awful hostess though. After we ate, I washed dishes and crashed out cold. Our company was still downstairs. I think being up since 3:00am and not sitting down the whole evening except to eat wore me out.

Speaking of getting to sit down. S & I found two great old recliners at the Goodwill. One a brown (p)leather one that I am guessing is from the 70's with its button tucks and other details and color that makes me think that is its decade. The other a wooden and light blue cushioned Lazy-Boy from the early 80s me think. It's a maw and paw set for us. I did not even get to enjoy my new acquisition last night. Boo. They cleaned up really nice and are super comfy and were a quarter of the price of all that we found at the "vintage" furniture shops down on Broadway. =) I don't know, maybe they are both 80s? We're still in the process of painting and rearranging stuff.

Shabby Apple Dare to Design Lawn Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Shabby Apple Dare to Design Lawn Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Oh my! She is so creative and green is my favorite color! I would so love to win this one!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Guttony

One down, one to go!!


My weakness, mini-cupcakes, espresso flavored none the less!!


p.S. this is the night that the train security asked if I was supposed to be Betty Boop, haha

Monday, 2 November 2009

Cocktail hour?

We are planning on items to keep our eye out for when we next go thrifting. We have ideas for our living room. We would like to find some fun retro cush-y chairs for one. We are still kicking ourselves for not buying one we saw a few weeks back. It was gone when we next went to our favorite haunts.

I did some pic browsing for fun ideas of a rolling bar cart. These would be so much more fun than the way we have all of our liquors spread around now.

These are diverse and fun!


This one somewhat reminds me of an island in my late grandmother's house.


I love the circles on this one.



I love this one because of the green and chrome.



This one is so cute! Deco and elegant!

Itch to Stitch


I have the envie' to sew, big time. I have not made anything in a very long while. Alas, there is no time. Boooo ~pout~

We have been working around the house. Sam has been hanging our newly framed New Orleans prints that have been rolled away for years. He also bought me some new Halloween dishes. I have been meaning to reorganize my kitchen cabinets and pantry anyway, and now I have an excuse as I need more room! Plus, there is just general reorganizing as we keep changing things up and redecorating around here. We would like to hit some vintage stores for some arm chairs. We also need to refinish our free antique table and chairs.

Well, I'm off to classes.... and this, my friends, is why I have no time for fun reading or sewing.