Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
If you're not familiar with Shabby Apple, you should be. Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique that specializes in vintage and retro dresses. (You can click here to see their selection!)
I love this dress
And this one
Monday, May 20, 2013
Actually, something amazing happened this weekend. My husband and I actually went out on a date!
Friday night we left the kids with the grandparents and grabbed dinner AND a movie. Dinner was at Fuzzy's Taco Shop (one of our favorite tex-mex places). And then we went to watch the new Star Trek movie.
Saturday was another movie night, but this time at home. I finally rented and watched Les Miserables. I have heard the soundtrack many times (my Mom had the original Broadway recording when I was in high school), so I knew the basic storyline but I hadn't seen the movie. (And I've never seen the play.)
Kind of a funny combination of movies (science fiction and a musical). But I enjoyed them both. And there were a bunch of good previews at the Star Trek. So lots of movies to add to my 'to-rent' list.
Friday, May 17, 2013
It wasn't until between seasons 4 and 5 that I started watching The Office. The summer of 2008, when my husband was deploying to Iraq.
I needed some laughs. And somehow I found The Office online for free. And started watching. After only a couple episodes I was hooked. I rushed out and bought seasons 1 - 3 on DVD and watched them all.
Then I sent my husband the DVD's so he could watch them, too.
I remember that season 4 wasn't out yet, and I think I watched it on the NBC website.
Starting with season 5 I watched all the rest as they aired. And when my husband came home he watched with me.
I loved the characters at The Office. How real they all felt. I fell in love with the Jim and Pam storyline. And even though the show has been uneven at times I'm sad to see it go.
Yes, I do have my very own Dunder Mifflin shirt thanks to my middle sister.
I mean, you know you've been influenced by a show when you are having a discussion about dominate hands and you can relate it back to that show. Yep, my middle sister and I were driving down the road and talking about being right handed. And suddenly we had determined that our dominate hand was like the Regional Manager and the left hand was like the Assistant to the Regional Manager. A title, but no real power.
The Office has been an incredible show for its fans. I've loved following along with GMMR and Office Tally. And the stars of the show have done a lot to connect with their fans. I remember soon after I started watching seeing an online chat that John Krasinski (Jim) did on GMMR. Jenna Fischer even had a Pam Beesley blog with behind the scenes happenings here.
In honor of the series finale of The Office here are some handmade Office (and Office inspired) finds
The Office Cross Stitch Patterns
Dwight Schrute wooden brooch
Teeny Tiny Silver Stapler Necklace
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This post brought to you by Private Selection. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love cake. All different kinds of cake. But I'm not always in the mood (or have the time) to make a cake. Just eat it.
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I know my husband would love either of the chocolate flavors. Honestly, they all sound good to me.
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