Archive for July, 2011

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  After finishing my last book club book, I decided to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I’d been holding off on reading it, even though my mom lent me hers with rave reviews, because I knew I was going to need a big chunk of time to read it.  I’d heard from several […]


A Trip to Rhode Island

Ready for another travel post?  I’m enjoying taking these virtual vacations this summer.  How about you?  Today we’re venturing to the North East, to Rhode Island.  As you can probably tell, we’re working with film photos again too.  Back in May of 2002, I spent a week visiting a friend in Rhode Island.  I was […]


Thursday Thoughts

I’ve been a little absent here of late. But, you can see I have been making a few changes to the look of my blog too. Not sure I’m entirely happy with it yet, still tweaking. It’s been crazy busy at work the past few weeks. My brain is tired. I’m tired. And it’s so […]


Staycation

It’s Friday again, and in keeping with my idea to post some travel photos, I thought I’d post a local location.  Years ago, I had the opportunity to stay at the Hotel St. Germain here in Dallas.  This is an absolutely gorgeous hotel with only seven suites, each one decorated differently.    As you can see, the […]


Harry

The day is finally here.  I can’t believe it’s been 13 years since the first Harry Potter book was published.  And today the last movie is released.  I was horrified the other night when I realized that my book club is meeting tonight.  What about Harry???  But my friend Sherri, who I see all the […]


Skirting the Issue

Guess what?  Another nesting project!  (Are you tired of them yet?)  Eric and I are really loving all the little changes we’re making around the house.  And strangely enough, the more we do, the more we’re inspired to do.  This project is something that’s been on my radar for probably a year at least.  In […]


Curb Appeal

Like I said, Eric and I have been nesting lately.  Not sure what’s in the water, but I’m liking all the changes we’re making around the house.  Recently, he brought home some solar powered LED lights to put along our front walkway.  (Please pretend I had swept up the crepe myrtle blossoms off the walk […]


Fireworks: A Love Story

Eric loves fireworks.  I didn’t grow up thinking they were anything special.  Watching the fireworks with my family was usually from the backseat of the car and never from a prime location.  But going to see fireworks with Eric is something special.  We take chairs, we find a good spot, we set up with our […]


Happy 4th!

I hope you’re having a happy Fourth of July!  Eric and I are fully enjoying the long weekend and I am thrilled that he’s been excited about cooking the past couple of days.  While I’m going to be paying for it come weigh in time, I’ve been indulging in some summertime favorites.  Above you can […]


Zilker Botanical Garden

So with summer upon us, and a holiday weekend starting, I thought it would be kind of fun to post some of my travel photos.  Eric and I love to travel, but haven’t been able to do any lately, so I thought it would be nice to go on little virtual trips.  What do you […]