Sunday, May 31, 2009

Golfing Hazards!!!!

I went to the driving range today with my husband for some practice. So far, so good on a Sunday afternoon, right? Anyways...he sliced a shot and it hit my in the shoulder/armpit area. At least it wasn't my face or collarbone or baby belly, right? But it HURTS!!!! I am going to have a prize-winning bruise in a day or two. Right now it looks like a red and while bullseye- I could totally do Target ads with this thing. Moral of the story: wear full padding at the driving range????

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I've missed you all!

Sorry I've been MIA! We STILL don't hve the internet hooked up at the house, and our wireless card gets horrible reception in Noblesville, so I have to travel to use the computer.
At any rate, I've been doing a lot of house shopping to fill up the new digs, so I thought I would share a list of some of the places I have found great bargains! Shop away!

For furniture, kitchen linens, and
*Go to their website and sign up- you will get a coupon in your email!

For kitchen stuff, candles, bed linens, and
*Bonus- you can find yourself a little present to reward your self for all that hard shopping!

For anything you want cheap that doesn't get used a lot (guest room furniture, etc.) or for organizational
*If you go to the store itself, try the Swedish Torte in the cafeteria. It is AWESOME!

For really great furniture deals on really nice stuff try the Godby Outlet in Carmel, IN...

For lightly used furniture and decor items, check out Consigning
*Keep in mind that there is a lot of turnover, and you should check often! Also, they will mark each item down for every week its there, so if you are a risk-taker you might get an even better deal if you wait.

Okay, that's the list for now! I'll be back shortly with more posts!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quiet Nights

If you are a jazz lover, or if you have a lover (he he he) then you will love Diana Krall's new cd! It's called Quiet Nights. It definitely lives up to the title, very relaxing and romantic, perfect for a quiet night or to get your special someone in the mood...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Don't Miss it music festival!

After living in Tennessee for several years and now back to my hometown in Indianapolis, I have realized there are a lot of things I miss from Tennessee (and quite a few things I don't miss either!)

I miss fruit tea, cheese grits, honky tonks, Provence Cafe, and Uncle Dave Macon Days (that's him above) in Murfreesboro! Its on July 11th this year, and you can check it out at

Basically, its a bunch of old-fashioned Tennessee stuff- buck dancing, bluegrass music all around you, old women clogging in those funny frilly skirts. Also, there is great food and vendors selling jewelry, etc.

Basically its a ton of fun and would make a great addition to a Tennessee vacation this summer. David and I are planning to go this year, although being outside walking around all day pregnant in the sweltering heat might pose an issue! But there is a little creek you can play in...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Daily Plate

This is a great website for anyone who is counting calories. I get to eat more these days- yay!
You can track your excercise, food, calories, water consumption, etc. It's great for keeping yourself honest!
And its FREE!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

New food fetish...

Lately I have been into smoothies, so I thought I would share my new favorite smoothie recipe.

I call it my Regular Smoothie, because it is pretty simple and well, it helps keep you regular!!!! It tastes really good-you really don't notice the wheat germ (pictured above) at all, but it adds protein, fiber, folic acid...all kinds of good stuff.

Stick all this stuff in your blender and that's it:

1 mango (or the equivalent of frozen mango chunks- my preference)

1 small banana

1 kiwi

1/2 cup skim milk

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup prune juice

2 heaping tablespoons wheat germ


Sunday, March 22, 2009

almost golf season

I can't wait to get out there and golf this year! Although my pregnant belly is sure to make my swing even worse than it already is! Oh, well- it will be fun anyways. Just no beer in my cooler this year- I'll have to settle for water and 7up!

Anyone who knows me knows that looking cute on the links is one of my favorite parts of golfing, so I am happy to report that I found some cute maternity golf outfits online- pictured above is the miniature golfer maternity tee from So cute!

Friday, March 20, 2009

rag rug

My Grandma has given me yet another idea for a craft project! A rag rug! Basically, you just save old fabric, tear it into strips, braid them together, then sew it into a round or oval rug shape. I'm giving it a try! I need to start over becuase I've discovered that its really hard not to make it a bowl shape for some reason. So I guess its not quite as easy as it sounds!

baby on the way!

So, our little baby is on the way, due November 2nd!
I have started a blog for our little mini haley-
Then you can keep up to date on all the fun stuff that happens when you're pregnant (don't worry, its not THAT detialed!!!)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

new item for sale on my ETSY page!

I am really excited about how these are turning out! I sew a pillow, add a cool vintage family photo, embroider, add emebllishments, and that's it!

I am offering this as a custom item, so I can use any photo or color scheme to make a pillow to fit any decor or preference.

Another idea I am toying with is doing this on a flat piece of fabric, embroidering only then framing. I think I will try that in my own home first and see how it turns out!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

BOND- not the movie!

My pilates instructor has this great cd she plays and I really love it! It's four women who make up a string quartet, and they play awesome music (yes, including the Bond movie theme).

Check it out- its great for pilates, yoga, or during a dinner party!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So, I recently wore my fascinator (headband style) for the third time and people always ask me about it. I wore one to my friend Elisabeth's wedding and everyone wanted to know where to get one! They are easy to make, but I got mine on - just type fascinator in the search line and you will see hundreds to choose from! Here is a photo of a cute peacock one on a comb that you can find on in the tiedandfeathered shop.

These used to be common in the days of hats and are soooooo cute! Don't wear one if you're not okay with people noticing your unique and girly style!!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Hey, I've been MIA on my blog, but I am sending this special valentine for you to make up for it...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Vintage style Valentines!

I found these cute press-out vintage style Valentines at Borders this weekend. They are so sweet and cute! Beware- they don't come with enough envelopes, so make sure to buy extras.
At only $4.99, they are a cheap way to tell everyone you love them this year!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Make some soup!

It is cold out, so please, make some soup!
Really, this is the best food to eat on a cold day. Just throw some things in the ole' crock pot and get to it!
I was snowed in ALL DAY Wednesday, so I had to get creative with what I had on hand. So I started with carrots, onion, and a lean pork roast. I added some butter, water, fresh thyme, salt and pepper.
I decided this was not enough "stuff" so I tossed in more water and the old faithful Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix.
It actually turned out very good.
So take a peek in your veggie drawer, chop some things up, and eat some nice warm soup this weekend.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

That many noms for TCCOBB?

So, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button got nominated for all these awards. It was well-made and all, but it really wasn't the best thing ever like they would lead you to believe. And it really is a lot like Forrest Gump, just like everyone says.
So I guess that means there wasn't anything better out this year?
I really liked Rachel getting Married. And if you're going to do an age time warp thing, Youth Without Youth was way better and a lot more thought provoking.
So that's my 2 cents, I'm no movie expert, but I'm guessing the nomination board just thinks Brad is hot.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Favorite Yoga/Pilates Pants!

These are my new favorite pants! They are made from organic bamboo (so soft) and cotton.
They have a nice stretch waistband- no pinching! And did I mention they are soft? And good for the environment? And make you look skinny? And retail for only $40?
So now I have 2 pairs, and I'm sure I'll buy more.
Green Apple Active

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!!

Today Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President. Exciting stuff! I hope you get to watch- we're having a little party at our office and watching it in the conference room.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Beaded clutch made from vintage scarf

This is my newest for sale item on my etsy site- tobeconinued,
I took a vintage scarf and made it into a cute clutch! I added beads along the paisly pattern- its really so cute that I might keep it for myself!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Amy Poehler Mockumentary in INDY!!!

So, Indiana needs to get ready for the country to laugh WITH us, not AT us!
Amy Poehler is doing a mockumentary tv series for NBC that starts in April. Google it for more details. (clip above from AP) Her character works as a ranger at the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana.
I think this will be fun, but my only concern is that people might not realize that Indiana does have some culture and class and that Pawnee is not indicative of the whole state.
I can't wait to see what this show has in store!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cara Cara Oranges

They're in season right now and they are good! They also have really low acid which is good if you have a sensitive stomach.
I've found them at Whole Foods and Costco locally.
You can read more here:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

embroidered heirloom pillow

New project coming soon!
  • I took an old tintype photo of my husband's great great grandparents and scanned it into my computer.
  • Then I photoshopped away to my heart's content adding a couple of shabby-chic looking roses and making it look older (it was in surprisingly good condition!)
  • Then I printed it onto iron-on paper (you can buy it at the craft store)
  • I cut it our carefully and ironed onto a pillow cover that I made (you can use a pre-bought pillow as long as you can take out the pillowform).
  • Then I embroidered the roses to enhance them, around the edge of the photo (like a frame) and added embellishments such as pink and gold rose buttons.
  • Put the pillow into the pillow cover and voila- instant vintage decor with a very personal touch.
Variation- use any picture you find online- flowers, birds, etc.

Monday, January 12, 2009

love it- Emiliana Torrini

No words needed- just get on your Napster or itunes and give it a listen- nice and mellow- I love it!

Great movie

So my friend Jill let us borrow a movie she loves and its called "Once". Its a modern day musical featuring some awesome musicians and songs that will haunt you until you listen to them over and over again! It is partly sad, partly romantic, and just overall full of good stuff. This is definitely a new favorite- thanks Jill!
Find out more about the movie here:


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