Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Snap Shots

Black and white photos have a very magical quality about them. Here are some very beautiful pictures I've come across via Pinterest.

This photo isn't exactly beautiful. I love the look on Sophia Loren's 
face over Jane Mansfield's very large bosoms


Monday, April 23, 2012

Household Tips and Tricks

I am an over obsessive googler who likes to do things around the house. Whenever I need a good clean-up tip or have a question, I go online and see what can be done about it. These are some of my favorite useful tips with household items:

1. Eliminate the sticky residue from a hot iron by running it over plain paper sprinkled with salt (don’t use steam!)
2. To prevent rust stains in your shower, coat the bottom of your shaving cream can with a layer of clear nail polish.
3. Sanitize a chopping block by rubbing it with a slice of lemon.
4. Or take 1/2 cup of lemon juice and add it to a load of whites to get them extra bright!
5. Ripen your tomatoes quickly by wrapping them individually in newspaper and letting them sit at room temperature overnight.
6. Unstick a fussy zipper by putting olive oil on a q-tip and running it along the metal.
7. For you artsy types, use a coffee filter to diffuse the flash on your camera and create soft lighting for close-up shots.
8. Use a post-it note to clean your computer’s keyboard by running the sticky side between the keys.
9. Get candle wax out of carpet by placing a brown paper bag over the melted wax and carefully running a low heated iron over it. 
10. Use a can opener to open those pesky plastic packages
11. Use a wooden spoon to prevent water from over boiling from a pot.

12. Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 2 hours prior to burning.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

True Life: Girls Fart

This morning while laying in bed I was waiting for the dreaded alarm to go off, Wes was laying next to me  reading CNN on his iPad (yeah he does things like that at 6:30 in the morning.) I was situated on my stomach, so my butt was in the air. Out of nowhere, with no warning. I farted! SO Embarrassing!

Thank God it wasn't smelly, but it was loud, and shocked the hell out of me! I am pretty comfortable around Wes, but being a girl, I like to keep the human digestive system talke at a minimum. Meaning Zilch. I will do anything I can to hold whatever it is around any boyfriend. Infact looking back on it now, the only one I ever tooted freely with was my 5 year boyfriend from highschool. That's almost a decade of holding in gas!

As soon as it happened. I said "ohmygoodness! How embarrassing." and he just giggled and that was it. It was over. Not at all as terrible as Carrie Bradshaw's breaking wind encounter with Big. Still I'm mortified and will probably be thinking about it all weekend.

Miranda: So you farted. You're human.
Carrie Bradshaw: I don't want him to know that.

Hope you have a lovely weekend Diary Readers! I know I sure will as soon as I get out of the flourescent lit prison they call work!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Toast to Thursday!

Bartlett Pear Sangria

It's been a while since I've toasted to Thursday. Mostly because I have very little time to party anymore, but with summer around the corner it's hard not to start thinking about delicious warm weather cocktails. 

Here is what you need:

2 diced Bartlett pears
10 lemon slices
1 bottle of pinot grigio
1 cup triple sec
1 cup brandy
Ginger ale

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Let it sit for at least four hours. When serving, ladle the sangria into an ice-filled glass, and top with ginger ale. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint or rosemary.

Voila! Tell me that doesn't look deliciously refreshing!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Interior Therapy

It's been a while since I've posted interior pictures. These are just a few of the ones that I had put aside to admire. Hope you like them too!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Opposites Attract

I stumbled upon this and really liked it because it reminded me of Wes and I. He is an actuary and mathematics major and I am an interior designer with a second degree in fashion design. Wes definitely has a splash of color on his side too, (he's not all numbers and logic) but it's interesting. Maybe this is why we work so well.

The text for the left brain reads:

“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

And for the right brain:
“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”


Monday, April 2, 2012

UPDATE: Dating in Real Live vs. The Movies

Hi friends! Just a little over a week ago I wrote a post about dating in real life compared to dating in the movies. You can read that post and catch up here! A ton has happened since this last post. So much so that I feel that I have to explain. Me and Wes are official. like FB official. To me, thats a big deal, and the first time I have ever had the little heart appear at the top of my profile. It's nice.

Back to my point. In my post before I wrote about crazy things in movies that never happen in real life.  It's time for me to eat my words. Turns out, some of them do! The italicized are the questions I had asked and below them are my new answers.

1. How in the hell does she look so good for their date?!?
I still try and look my best when I know we're hanging out, and that is still stressful. But he's seen what I look like when I wake up in the morning and still calls so I'm not too concerned.

2. How do they manage to do the above and cook a full meal?
Cooking a full meal. It is in fact possible. I have managed to be primped up and at his house by 7:00 and in 45 min made this, (see pic below.) I found the recipe from Pinterest and it really was delicious.

3. What happens to the dog when they decided to have an impromptu sleep over? 
Rox comes with! I am lucky that Wes is aware I am apart of a "package deal," he doesn't mind that she sleeps in the bed and even takes her to the puppy park. She really likes him and he seems to like her. Score.


4. What time did they get up that morning if they're getting coffee from the corner before the other is awake? That DOESN'T happen.
Actually, it does. I know exactly what time the other gets up to run down the street and get not only coffee, BUT BREAKFAST! That's right ladies, I got to enjoy a smoked salmon bagel sandwich and orange juice before I left for work Saturday morning, and he watched Rox for me. A-mazing!

Note: He told me that he hasn't read my blog since the first two posts that were written about him. I believe him and am glad that he came up with this on his own!

5. Since when do us girls wake up with perfectly tousled bed hair and pristine make-up? In my dreams.
I still don't wake up like that darn it. But he lets me know how sexy I am anyways. I get called cute all the time and I've accepted the fact that I'm a Betty, not a Joan. I don't mind this at all- I like to be cute but I really like being considered sexy.

6. Who is their interior decorator, and how is their house always clean?
This hasn't changed much either. My house is usually pretty clean and I think it's decorated cute. He lives in a perma "man cave" but it's sweet that he really cleans his apartment before I come over. I know fresh vacuum lines when I see them. 

7. How do they have so many cute clothes in their closet? It takes me hours to figure out what I want to wear for a date.
It still takes me a while but not as long!

8. How come it starts raining at the exact moment it needs to?
If a freak romantic rain shower happens then I'm going to call it serendipity.

9. They never have to wait for a table when they go out for dinner. Do they always just make reservations?
The great thing about being older. THE RESTAURANT BAR. Why not drink while you wait for your table? We did.

10. Where do these women get off always wearing cute, uncomfortable under things?
I'm warning you now this might be a little TMI. I've solved this problem by not wearing any at all. Duh.

There you have it. Maybe the Movies aren't all make believe after all!


Sunday, April 1, 2012