May 29, 2010

Good start

by Shelly

The weekend started off with a bang! Last night I went to a fun event for So Cal bloggers thrown by Mrs. No 17‘s Rachel and Flight of Fancy girl (and my next door neighbor!), Andrea. I met some great new friends and learned about fun blogs that I haven’t stumbled across yet.  I’m already looking forward to the next event. Pictures to follow soon!

Then this morning I woke to a VERY bright sun coming into our bedroom and I could tell it was going to be just the type of day I have been longing for! BRIGHT and SUNNY!!! Whoo hoo…bring on Summer!  We decided to turn on a little Stereo Mood, break out the french press and hang out a bit this morning which was so nice and the perfect start to what I think is set to be a great day!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with those you love!


May 19, 2010

by Shelly

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I’ll admit it…I’ve been lazy. I’ve had a lot going, a lot I could actually be sharing with all of you.  However, I haven’t felt creative enough to come up with a post to tell you all about it! Shame on me! But, I do have something I want to share with you today! Ha!

Do you know the band, LCD Soundsystem? No? Well, you must get thee to iTunes, your nearest music store,, whatever…and BUY THE NEW CD!!! It came out today. I’m LOVING it!

Yes, I’m a bit biased with this band. The hubby and I were on our “England, Ireland, Scotland” one year wedding anniversary trip when we first saw this band live. We were in Aberdeen, Scotland…and quite possibly the ONLY non-Aberdeenians there. It was one of the most epic, never forget it in a million years kind of nights. We ended up hanging with a group of guys with fake mustaches. Epic.

Aberdeen, Scotland seeing LCD Soundsystem with a fellow Scotsman! I told him to wear his ‘stach like one of the brothers from Oasis. 
While Im on the subject of music, I just found a great new internet music site…
 I just found it while cooking this afternoon on, what will be, a mean beef stew for dinner tonight. The smell of rosemary, chianti wine, and beef is intoxicating right now!

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Men, listen up! We love you, but please think outside the box. We LOVE flowers, and bath oils, and soaps, and candles. But COME ON…way too predictable! Let us help you out with some other ideas….

Tory Burch Classic Reva Ballerina Flat $195
Men, you really can’t go wrong with this gift. I think it’s safe to say that any girl would be beyond thrilled to receive a pair of these adorable, classic flats for Mother’s Day…or any other holiday for that matter. And black is a no brainer, but if you want to go for equestrian orange or the metallic pebble flats, then by all means go ahead! And while we are on the subject of Tory Burch products, you can’t go wrong with pretty much anything by her. LOVE!
Le Creuset Cookware
No, this isn’t a trick. Sometimes we actually DO like getting cookware and household equipment, but it’s gotta be good or something we’ve really been pining after. These babies are not cheap, but they are worth their weight in gold I tell ya! And this is a win-win situation for you boys. Not only will we get to put this out on display on our stove for all of our friends to oooh and ahhhh over, but you my friend will get THE best pot roasts, slow cooked pulled pork, french onion soup, and beef bourguignon you’ve ever had. Trust me. Oh and you the one you want to start your lovely girl out with is this one…
Le Crueset Round Dutch Oven 5 1/2 qt. $235.00 @ William Somoma
Since many of us moms are constantly running around with our heads cut off, trying desperately to balance kids, husband, work, social life, errands, housework, etc….we need a little OM in our life. OM, what’s that you say? Find the definition here. In a nutshell…means God in Sanskirt, and helps to bring inner peace and harmony. I might just be speaking for myself here, but I could use a little inner peace and harmony. Sounds great. And this pretty little necklace might just do the trick.
We could always use something feminine and pretty to throw around us as we head out the door. One of these would do the trick!
And if you waited to long to get something or you just want to make it easy, give your love a day at the spa. Burke Williams IS the way to go! And if you can afford it…please not just a massage OR a facial. We want both….throw in a pedi/mani and you’ll seriously be in good with us. (for a long time) Promise.
Happy Momma Day!

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I was just thinking how wonderful it would be to go back to here.

Because it was so beautiful and the people were amazing. But also because we couldn’t stop laughing at the Eastern European men wearing….
A 14 hour plane ride with an almost 3 year old DOES NOT sound like a good idea. I guess I’ll have to make some sangria and tapas and pretend next weekend.
Good night! Where do you wish you could be?