Wednesday, March 26, 2014

stepping into spring...

i think i need to purchase these beauties for the arrival of spring/summer, don't you? size 6.5 if my fairy god-mother wants to purchase them for me...




happy 34th to me...



holy hell, i turned 34 yesterday. it was a good, low key birthday. it was nice to hear from many people in my life, sweet phone calls & text poured in all day. even when you think things in your life aren't the way they should be you're reminded of how awesome life really is.... especially when you're husband comes in with a slice of tiramisu with a candle in it, singing happy birthday in his best marilyn monroe voice...


currently reading...

i finally gave up at the library...i'm number 287 waiting for the goldfinch, so i broke down and bought it on my kindle... read 50 pages in about 10 minutes last night...


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

pre-order your book

did ya'll see Erin Gates of Elements of Style new book is on pre-order today?!?!?! Yup, I pre-ordered the shit out of mine. 


Even though I don't know Erin, I'm so incredibly proud of her. She's candid & honest and creative...we'd totally be friends if we met in real life. She actually doesn't live far from me in real life, but I would feel a bit like a stalker if I tried to pursue a friendship, so I will admire from afar. Congratulations Erin, you deserve all the success you have worked so hard for...now go enjoy it!


kissing strangers...

a friend sent this to me today. at first it was super awkward to watch...who kisses a stranger? sober? with the lights on? in front of a camera? but then it got kind of sexy. and then kind of cute. and then i watched it again...


thanks for sending haley!

Friday, February 14, 2014

lover boy...

my hank wants to wish all his lady friends a happy valentine's day... he's such a lover...


Thursday, February 13, 2014

playing in my head...

i've got this one on repeat this week...


i'm not normally into #hashtags...



did you all hear about jimmy fallons #olympicpickuplines? yeah, me neither, until my boss told me about them... and they're pretty funny...

here are some of my favs so far:


I'm going for the silver, because I'll make sure you come first.


Your lips say no, but your ski goggles whisper, "fog me".

The slopes aren't the only thing I'm going down on tonight

Your poorly-constructed hotel room or mine?



Thursday, January 23, 2014

PSS famous...

anyone who knows me and my college girlfriends knows how much we love our alma mater...we may even be mildly obsessed. so when the most recent isssue of the pultney street survey, the colleges alumni publication, arrived in the mail naturally i flipped to the back first to read the class notes and look at the pictures...and there was ours...




i can't tell you how much i have loved being a part of the hws community, even know, in boston nearly 12 years after graduating some of my bestest friends are from that very special place. my husband and i are so lucky to have gone to a school like this...and you'd better believe i'm going to force all my children to go there as well...YEAH 'BART!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

currently reading...

i saw this book a few months ago at the airport and finally got around to picking it up from the library. i thought the story line of orphan train sounded interesting, and then i started looking further into the story of orphan trains. surprisingly I had never heard that this was a very real movement in the united states between 1853-1929 where they would literally train out orphans from the overcrowded east to families in the midwest. some would be treated like slaves/servants when they arrived to their new families and others would be accepted as though they were part of the family. i'm only a quarter of the way through this book, but i'm fascinated by the fact that this actually happened...


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

quotable...

“It is useless to try to make peace with ourselves by being pleased with everything we have done. In order to settle down in the quiet of our own being we must learn to be detached from the results of our own activity. We must withdraw ourselves, to some extent, from the effects that are beyond our control and be content with the good will and the work that are the quiet expression of our inner life. We must be content to live without watching ourselves live, to work without expecting any immediate reward, to love without an instantaneous satisfaction, and to exist without any special recognition.” 

                           -Thomas Merton, No Man Is An Island

Thursday, January 2, 2014

and the first day of 2014...

as the wife of a hockey coach you'd think i knew how to ice skate...and you'd be dead wrong. so to say i was nervous when he came home with tickets to frozen fenway ice skating on new years day would be an understatement.

we went, i skated, and i came home in one piece. the best part of the day started before we even went when he came home with a used pair of ice skates he bought for me and said, 'no wife of mine is going to be caught wearing figure skates'...hahaha.

it was so exciting to be ON THE FIELD looking back at the empty stands, lights on, music playing... how incredible it must feel when the stadium is packed for game day. but it was a pretty perfect way to kick start 2014...








Tuesday, December 31, 2013

the last day of 2013...

2013 was good to me, and i believe 2014 will bring even better things into our lives...


Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

it's basically a nanny-cam for your pet...

my aunt knows me so well (aka, she knows i'm an over-the-top pet owner). she put a link to this nifty petchatz gadget on my facebook wall today, knowing full and well that i'd totally want one of these. you can basically facetime with your dog or cat AND you can dispense treats from this thing too...what?!?!?!?! too bad they're are ridiculously expensive...but maybe i'll save up for one anyway....








japanese fashionista...

over the weekend my mom and went to see the future beauty exhibit (avant grade japanese fashion) at the peabody essex museum. first let me say that this was my first time, in the 12 years that i've lived here, going to this museum and i was thoroughly impressed by it. i highly recommend making a day trip there, and the town is pretty cute as well to explore, as it's known for the salem witch trials.

anyway, mom wanted to see this show because as you know she is a master seamstress herself, and has been doing some pretty incredible work of her own... like this awesome wired double collar jacket...



we REALLY enjoyed this exhibit, some of the clothes i would totally wear (and some i totally would not)...







this was one of our favorites...




this reminded me of an 80's puffy jacket one piece, would be a fashion statement for apres ski...


they had this entire series of clothing that was based on origami and how it could be flattened to become a piece of art as well...




this was one of our favorites too...mom is going to try to replicate it for herself...




i loved this little white shift dress and this asymmetrical black number...











currently reading...

eleanor & park has been on my 'to read' list for quite some time, but if i had known it was going to be this good i would have bumped it up to the top of the list a long time ago. i don't care that the genre is young adult fiction, because it's sooo dang good. the teenage angst, the little things like holding hands & first kisses, the high school love that you think will be forever- i could seriously read this book over & over again. i also love the fact that the two main characters are not your typical high school, popular, traditional looking kids...it made the book that much better in my opinion. i'd love to see this book made into a movie...


the lady at our local library told me that if i liked this book then i should read the other two books by this author, attachments and fangirl. so when i returned the book on saturday with a huge smile on my face she automatically put the other books on hold for me, which i'm picking up tonight!...




Monday, December 16, 2013

empathizing...

ok, so even though i am no erin gates of elements of style, i can completely empathize with her post today about being burnt out. i tend to over-work and over-stress myself out on a constant basis (usually about things i can't control of course). i have a difficult time decompressing, always feel like i'm falling behind on my to-do list, can't ever turn off my phone for fear of not being able to respond to a client or friend asap, worry that i'm not doing enough each day even though i literally can barely keep my eyes open past 8:30pm most nights...and yes, the baby thing makes me 10 million times more stressed out than i should be. and you know who suffers because of this(besides me)? everyone else around me. i am not a pleasant person when i feel constantly tired/stressed/anxious.

i was recently advised, as a way to manage my anxiety, to cut 10% off my weekly 'to do' list...but seriously, what do you cut first? i'd blame the holidays, but really, i've had all my xmas shopping pretty much done before thanksgiving...and i feel like this ALL the time, not just this time of year. i've sort of just accepting that this is how i am, always have been, always will be. not that that's a good thing to accept, but i'm not really sure how to turn it 'off' so to speak.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

my extended list for santa...

even though i already sent santa my christmas wish list, here are a few other items i can only day dream about making it under my tree this holidays...some items are more budget reasonable than others mind you...and i don't expect to actually get any of them, but a girl can keep her fingers crossed...

night collars for the dogs (damn getting dark at 4pm)

ornament storage (i actually really need this)


glass food storage containers (i'm so over the plastic stuff)

this uber cool jacket (that i STILL want)

and this purse to match the jackets coolness
new long puffy jacket (because we are now a mtn. hardware family thanks to my awesome sister!)


macbook air (because my 2002 mac laptop is about to s@*t the bed)

temper-pedic neck pillow (you'd think i'm like 100 years old)