Wednesday, February 07, 2007

My Preppy Name

Thanks to Monogram Momma for this cool link to generate your "Preppy Name".

Your Preppy Name Is...

Sterling Whitmire Averell the Fifth
But most people know you as Kitty

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Got my Bling back - and some new jeans too

I finally gave up on being able to comfortably wear my engagement and wedding rings again any time soon. Since being pregnant and having Paul (who's now 2), they are just tight enough to make me panic a little when I try to take them off and that means they've stayed in the jewelry box. So I decided to have them re-sized. I was so thrilled to get them back today - all shiny and perfectly fit.
When I went to pick them up I decided to swing by the mall and buy a new pair of jeans I had tried on this weekend. No big splurge - the jeans are from a new Gap owned company called Forth and Towne. The style (low-rise, curvy for anyone who wants to know) fit me well and the jeans are a really dark blue that is much more polished looking than my broken in Old Navy jeans (that are almost 2 years old). My only complaint was the service. Maybe I'll go into detail some other time. Right now I'm just happy to have a nice looking pair of jeans that didn't cost a fortune.

Monday, January 29, 2007

The prince's new cloak

I decided to make a "dress" for my 2 year old son (who happens to love Disney princesses). I took some of the flashiest, finest fabrics in my stash and created this fabulous tunic fit for a prince. It has striped puffy sleeves (reminiscent of Snow White) and has a shield on the front with a very royal purple satin "P" (for Paul) surrounded by four lovely princesses swirling with golden threads. He loves it! I think it's pretty good for a slap dash, last minute idea. It took me about 2 hours to make.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Oh, to be back in school....

After visiting the Georgia Aquarium today with my hubby and kid, we did a quick drive through my old stomping grounds, Georgia Tech. I always feel an overwhelming sense of pride, nostalgia and inspiration when I visit my alma mater (and I also feel sooooo old when I see how many things have changed since I graduated). I find myself wondering what it would be like to be a student again - now that I'm a "grown up". Would I fit in and make friends? Could I re-live those carefree days? I'll probably never know. However, the new show Campus Ladies is giving me a hilarious look at what might be if I went back to school. If you haven't seen this fairly new series on Oxygen, you're missing out. It's now on a TiVo season pass at our house!

I've been tagged!

Monogram Momma (whose blog I read religiously) has tagged me for the "6 weird things about me" meme. I actually posted this on my mom group message board the other day. Although I could come up with another 6 weird things, I think I'll use the ones I posted there - for consistency. So here goes:

1. I love the way watermelon and coffee smell but I don't like to eat/drink them.

2. I once watched a nature program on TV that showed this frog that buries it's eggs in it's back. When the babies are ready to be born they pop out of the frogs back. Just the thought of it makes me nauseous. (Looked online and found out it's called a Surinam Toad - you can Google it to see some photos - gross!)

3. I can't watch drama shows like ER that show blood with trauma but I don't have a problem watching elective surgeries being shown on TV.

4. These foods most remind me of my childhood: Chef Boy Ar Dee Pizza, Pepperidge Farm cake (from the freezer section) devil's food with white frosting, Wendy's French Fries dipped in Chocolate Frosty. **Note that none of them are home-made items. My mom is not a cook.

5. My dad and I like to hash out business plans and ideas that we know we'll never follow through with (my mom hates it).

6. Sometimes when I'm cleaning a room I'll leave one thing undone (like leaving a sock in the middle of the floor) - almost deliberately. I've read that it's typical of my obsessive personality.

Now I'm tagging:


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

American Idol is just mean...

I've been a faithful viewer of AI since season one. Now my husband and I fight over watching the "pre-season" shows that show the try-outs. Yes, each person knows they're in line for a potential lashing from Simon, but some of these people really don't have it all upstairs. It's just mean to make fun of them purely for the sake of ratings. You know the only reason the screeners let them through is because they're ripe for being made fools of. Granted, many of the rejects are just there to get their 15 minutes by being the biggest idiot they can be in front of the judges.
On the flip side, people who actually might have potential never get to see the judges because they don't make the cut from the screeners.
These are the important things in my life. Sad.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Pretty Pictures

My 2 year old and I went for a walk in the neighborhood today - as we often do. His favorite thing to do is throw rocks off the little bridge into the creek below (or pretty much anything involving water - including stomping in puddles).
Here are a few pictures I snapped with my new camera. They're not as great as the ones I see on other blogs - such as Moonstitches, but then again I don't have the Mac Daddy SLR Camera (yet...). One of the hardest things to do is EDIT! I tend to like all of the pictures but I know the true art of photography is being able to figure out what really stands out and what to trash. I'm working on it.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Playroom envy

In the new year I'm trying to expand my blogging horizons by posting about things other than just my "creations". My latest obsession is with playrooms. I have a 2 year old and I would love to have the "dream" playroom - you know the ones you see at Pottery Barn Kids - beautifully organized shelves and baskets with no plastic or battery operated toys to be seen (or heard) anywhere??? Today I was shopping with the little one and we went into PBK - he made a beeline to the adorable wooden kitchen. I literally had to tear him away from the cute wooden food, the cute little tea set and the cute little table and chairs. *sigh* - all that money wasted on "throwaway" furniture and cheap plastic toys and my little one would actually rather play in an aesthetically pleasing environment devoid of plastic, batteries or even a TV.
Then there's Anna Maria Horner's post about the playroom/gameroom she recently completed for her children - all I can say is WOW!

So my project du jour is to design and execute a play area down in the basement for the little one. Maybe I'll check out IKEA for shelving options that aren't quite as pricey as PBK. Then there's color - I'm thinking something fun but a little more grown up since the play area will have to share space with our desktop computer and a TV. Hopefully I can stay focused long enough to see it through completion - wish me luck!