Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Who else is FLIPPING OUT excited like I am????!!!!
I just have to make a quick post about California's Proposition 8 that we will be voting on this Tuesday!! I an an AVID supporter for gay rights and equality for all, no matter what!! This is America, a country that is known for it's freedom and free will, and to pass this proposition would undermine what America stands for. I am shocked to see groups of people, families, kids included, clustered on the street corners, picketing for voting YES on this!! My own son was asking what these people were out there doing while we drove by them a few days ago. I explained to him in an elementary way that some people don't believe in letting people marry who they want and who they love. They think that just because a man loves a man, that those two people shouldn't get married. Even my 4 year old is upset about this.. his only question was "Well when a man marries a man, who wears the wedding dress???" :) He went right home and started drawing 8's with big X's through them- he kept writing "NO 8"!!! I cannot tell you how proud I was of him... I even drove him by the groups of people again and we both yelled out the window "Go home!!" ... which I have to say, was SO darn exciting for both of us!! I want to teach him to stand up for what is right, and to stand up for all Americans, no matter their sexual preference.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
***If you havent sent me your questionaire, you are NOT on the participant list for the swap!!!! If you didn't receive a confirmation email from me either, you need to email me again to be sure I have you down for the swap!! Can't wait to get started, yay!!!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Amazing Central Park with a view of the city's magnificent buildings in the background..
I love bridges, and love the fact that Central Park is littered with them!!
A most perfect "pumpkin-y" porch.. on a gorgeous browstone in the city!!
I would go to New York in a heartbeat, at any given moment, and wish that I was able to live there. At this point in my life, it really isn't a feasable option, but I will keep on dreaming about it!!! :) xo!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Andrew is seriously in love with him :)
He definitely has a wild streak, and has woken me up the past two nights by biting my toes, but he is the sweetest little thing!! He is sitting on my lap as I type this haha!!! :)
PS. If you haven't already, sign up for my swap!!! Friday the 24th is the last day to sign up for it and send in the questionaire, and then I will be assigning partners over the weekend!!! It will be LOTS of fun, so think about participating!! :) xo!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Up to the spooky front door....
Light the candles.....
Follow the twinkle lights.....
Watch out for spiders.....
Nibble on a spider web cupcake.....
And enjoy the Halloween party....
Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist is hosting this fabulously fun and festive Halloween soiree today! Make sure to pop in to her wonderfully beautiful blog!!
PS. Happy 26th birthday to me!!!!! I am going to try not to let my mind wander to the fact that I am now a year older, and instead enjoy my fabulous day!!!
I got a kitten!!!!!!
Pictures of little Max will be up in no time..... :)
I am out enjoying a delicious lunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Tartine! And then we are off to a lovely little open air shopping mall to while away the afternoon and have a yummy dinner and of course, dessert, at the Cheesecake Factory! xo!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Now I am a bit hesitant to put this book on my list of favorites at the moment, for a few reasons. First, I haven't finished it yet- I am currently listening to the book on tape, and I have a bit more to go. So I feel like I am cheating by writing my "review" of this book already. Secondly, I have had some definite mixed emotions about the entire thing, and still am- BUT it is a book that makes me think, and I definitely find Elizabeth Gilbert compelling, whether or not I agree with her way of going about life and what-not.... Anyways, let me get to my point. I was really, really hesitant to read this book at all because Oprah likes it. And that is NOT a good thing. Of all the "Oprah books" I've read, I have strongly hated them all. (Not that I don't like Oprah, but her taste in books is awful.) So I didn't know what was moving me to read this book, but maybe it is because I see it everywhere I go. Bookstore, Target, WalMart, etc, etc... the cover was haunting me and making me want to read it, Oprah or not! So I decided to not waste money on it, just in case I despised it, and I got the book on tape from the library. I have been listening to it the past couple of weeks, and I have to say, I love it. As of right now at least. My thoughts of the book, this author, this woman, her life... they have been mixed- I can't say that I like everything about it. But it is so interesting to go on this journey with her- a personal journey that is at times bizarre, at times narcissistic, and at times, completely fascinating. I do think Liz Gilbert is a pretty self-involved individual, yet I encourage you to pick up the book and see for yourself. She is totally real, and is on the way to finding true happiness for herself, which I think is a commendable accomplishment in anyone's life.
Has anyone else read it???
I am dying to know what you think of it! Anyways, maybe this won't be a favorite by the time I'm done, but I'll be sure to let you all know!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
That's why I am wearing the least amount of clothing possible haha... Andrew in his "spider" shirt that he got in his Halloween goodie box.. :)
OK, it was SO sunny, and SO hot.... the sun was getting to us already here haha!
Andrew and mommy!! Can you believe it is October and THIS HOT here?? UGH.
All of the pumpkins we picked out that first day... it was SO fun! :)
The funny little bugs....
Andrew in the "jumpy"!!! OMG. He loved this!
Goofing around at lunchtime!!
Andrew and his super tiny little pumpkin of the day!
At the end of the day, Andrew had to rearrange all of the pumpkins in the truck.... and yes, most of those were left in there from the first trip haha. And come to think of it, all of those pumpkins are still sitting in the back of our truck. Ooops. :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
OK, so the last one was getting a bit dramatic, but you can see what I made and I am totally in love with it!!!! I want to make some more- they were super easy and we had them done relatively quickly! :)
I also snapped some photos of the very minimal Halloween decorating I have accomplished! I started getting really goopy, decorating with all of my Halloween decorations, banners, orange flowers, etc..... I took it ALL down. It was bugging me so badly... I am in the state of mind lately in that I NEED simple, I need easy to clean, I need NOTHING extra around me, cluttering my mind up! So the end result was a few cute things to allude to the coming spooky holiday, and I am super happy with it. :)
A little peek of my fabulous zebra couch.... it was an old, crappy, mustard colored couch that my mom and I found in an antique store back in New York for $99!! I LOVE it and it has the most amazing dark wood feet on it.
BOO! I received this in one of my Halloween swaps and I love it. A little black crow is saying "hello"! And another photo that my sister gave me... Andrew and I again! See a theme here??? :) I treasure these photos!!!
Anyways, I think that my super-cute craft turned out well, along with my minimalistic Halloween decorating so far!! Maybe I will "goop up" Andrew's room with the rest??? :)