Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Thursday!

I thought a cute outfit deserved a little recognition...

Lucky scarf, jCrew shirt and cardigan, random skirt, (Forever 21? Charlotte Russe?), Hue tights, Miz Mooz shoes.

You know when you just feel cute? That was me today. Sweet!

That's it for now. Had a busy day at work and a fun dinner at Nuestra Cocina with friends.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birthday Weekend: Round 2!

Oh my... ding, ding, ding... Round 2! After having so much fun for Melissa's birthday celebrations Friday night, we put our rally caps on for Erica's fabulous Nautical Pub Crawl Saturday night! Shenanigans ensued at downtown bars Rialto, Club Rouge, (a quick dinner break at Central), The Thirsty Lion, and finally -- The Dixie! Some of these people started at NOON!! (Melissa, P and I arrived around 6, so we had some catching up to do). So fun to see good friends and to celebrate Miss Heartquist's birthday!

A little love from the birthday girl...
Quick stop at Central for crepes and cocktails!
Good to see B!
With Tracy!
Maybe a couple drinks in by now... Trying on E's hat...
More drinks in... :)
Today I'm all about chilling out, doing some cleaning, and visiting with Dad. A busy work week ahead, so here's to enjoying the rest of the weekend!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

First Food Blog Entry!

Check out Tabla Mediterranean Bistro at


Busy Birthday Weekend: Round 1!

Each year this weekend in March marks celebrations for the birthdays for 2 of my closest friends: Erica and Melissa! This afternoon is a nautical themed pub crawl for Erica, but last night a few of us got together to celebrate Melissa's birthday with drinks in my 'hood at Swift, dinner at Aviary, and dancing at Holocene, (we went to Sassy's, too -- but that's another story).

Anyway, I'm a bit on the hungover side today, so am chilling out, relaxing in bed and wanted to share pictures from a FUN night out!

Birthday girl...
M and M...
Such pretty food at Aviary... you know there'll be a "Go Stick A Fork In It" post about this dinner!
Tasty drink at Swift!
Preston... always such a ladies' man!

So, I'm just getting ready to drag myself out of the condo to go have fun at E's birthday party! Such a rough life... hee hee...


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Yay! 50 Followers!

Now, if I could just figure out how to get more comments. I LOVE comments! :)

I'm excited to have reached 50 followers on my blog!! Thanks everyone who follows and reads.

Here's the latest...

This last weekend I took a FUN trip to Ashland with some of my favorite girls: Melissa, Erica, and met up with Squires down there. I also got to see my adorable niece, Shannon. Here are weekend highlights in photos:

The girls and I at Tabu restaurant in Ashland...
Ready to go out, here in our awesome suite at The Palm Motel...
Melissa enjoying dessert at Smithfield's... amazing restaurant in Ashland...
With niece Shannon, a.k.a. "Dollface"...
Meantime, back at work this week I've been super busy. However, last night Mike and I enjoyed a tasty sushi dinner at Bamboo, a sustainable Japanese restaurant in Southeast Portland. I'm starting to realize between Melissa and my in-laws Donald and Julie, I'm becoming a total foodie. More on that later, as I'm working on starting a food blog, too! :)

That's in for tonight.



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mobile Update!

Hello all,

Had some fun pics on the ol' camera phone, so thought I'd share. I don't have a pimp iPhone that allows me to do anything cooler than that... Instead I email to yahoo from my Sidekick, and post things in groups... It's a fun blog update, at least. :)

I've been pretty busy at work this week and am looking very forward to a girls' trip to Ashland this coming weekend to catch up with college peeps. Should be awesome! Hopefully I'll be feeling a little better after having the worst cold kick my ass the last couple of weeks... still feeling tired from it!

In the meantime, here's some other stuff I've been up to...

On Sunday I was out in the Beav, so I picked up Grandma and took her out to dinner. We swung by the mall, and I found this super cute dress on clearance at Macy's. Original price = $215. My price? $12.75. Some people out there are feeling pretty dumb right now! It's so fun! I think I'll wear for our anniversary dinner coming up in a few weeks... 3rd year of marriage!

This is me today at work... I went to the dentist this morning and got a $300 teeth-whitening for free, (thanks to referring family and co-workers to the dentist). Do my teeth look whiter? They're certainly more sensitive, (random, intense shooting pain = awesome). The procedure took 2 1/2 hours. Not highly recommended as far as a good time, but the results are pretty sweet, I suppose...

Speaking of sweet. The only way I celebrated Mardi Gras this year was with some King Cake over at Mel's place. Her parents Fed-Ex'ed her the sweet-croissant-like-glitter-covered cake, a big tradition in New Orleans, apparently. Of course, I'd never heard of it. Stuffed inside each King Cake is a little baby Jesus, so whoever gets the piece with Jesus, has to buy the next cake or host the next party. I was so excited that I got baby Jesus in my piece, (of course Mel told me later she put it in mine on purpose). It was still exciting. I brought a piece home for Mike, and got him all stoked on Jesus, too. Ha!

This is a picture from the drive between San Diego and Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago. It was supposed to be like the worst storm in 5 years... so I upped the ante and rented an SUV for my drive. Yea -- this is what the weather did. Not so much, although it did kinda snow a little in Hollywood!

Another shot from the road... I wanted to text Mike the delicious breakfast I ate. Probably not the safest to be taking pictures while eating while driving and texting. Oh well. I survived! The lox, cream cheese and capers on a toasted bagel did not survive long, however.

I can't remember if I shared this picture already, but it's the pimp ring I bought in Old Town San Diego. Love it!

Finally, the view from the hotel in SD. So lovely! It's been raining for days here.
Oh well, I still love P-town!

Okay, that's it for tonight. Off to beddy-bye!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Fly Away With Me...

A crane treasury...

I've loved paper cranes since I was a little girl. In elementary school I read a book about a young girl who folded a thousand peace cranes after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The story stuck with me, and I've loved paper cranes and origami since then. I've made quite a few paper crane earrings like these...

... and I've also worn and loved this Lucky shirt for a few years...

Anyway, I was inspired to create this treasury yesterday after purchasing this awesome vinyl wall art from NouWall on Etsy. I ordered chocolate brown outlines for the cranes, and my husband doesn't know this yet -- but it will soon be hanging in our living room...

Anyway, that's my inspiration. Now time to chill out and not look at a screen for some amount of time. My eyes hurt from so much computer-ing over the last few days. Even a few hours at work today... too much!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Just had to share...

Check out this awesome bicycle-themed posting on my fave blog design*sponge!


And, yes, I fully intend on getting back on a bicycle, (not necessarily the same bicycle I crashed on), in the near-ish future. My beautiful road bike... let's call her Betty...

... that's not a knock to my Grandma. It just makes sense, like Betty Blue, (Ben and Theresa's boat, RIP), and my Dad's horse from when he was a teenager, Betty, that threw him off one day, breaking his shoulder. Seems appropriate.

Anyway, I may not be cruisin' around downtown and the East side on Betty much in the future... too skinny of tires for city commuting, perhaps, (apparently). I'm thinkin' instead of getting a hybrid, (fatter tires), this Spring. Some options...

1. A Women's Hybrid from Gary Fisher...
2. LOVE this yellow Schwinn Hybrid... but am really only finding it for sale in the UK...
3. Finally, this classic Loring hybrid...
So, what do you think? Bike 1, 2, or 3? :)

I'm getting more and more excited to ride again!


Still sick, still blogging!

Woke up feeling a little better this morning... but not a whole lot... and decided I'd love to do some more blogging and create a treasury! It's been a long time since I played with Etsy and looked around to find cute stuff, so today I was inspired by forks. I wasn't sure why at first, then I remembered seeing this cute entry on one of my best friend's blogs... For The Love of Painting... with some sweet fork art. So, anyway... here's some forky goodness entitled "Go Fork Yourself", a treasury I created on Etsy this morning:

That's it for this morning.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sick in bed = time to blog!

So annoyed with co-workers who feel the need to show up at work SICK. Why? Because now I'm sick. Yes, it's entirely possible someone else in the world outside of the office could've gotten me sick, but I choose to blame people who come to work very sick anyway.

I've been in bed the last 2 days with the WORST cold. Argh. I've been reading "The Other Boleyn Girl", watching "The Tudors" all over again from season 1, (just on to season 2, actually), and also watched "Sex and Lucia" this evening. Unfortunately, after being confined to a bed/our condo for so long after crashing my bicycle, I'm OVER it.

So, anyway, thought I'd take this opportunity to take a break from watching movies/reading and update my poor, neglected blog.

Mike's working this weekend, vacation relief at KGW, so it's just me, my little computer, and my lazy dog hangin' out!

Week before last I was in San Diego for work and had an absolutely lovely trip. The weather in SD was record lows, but it was warmer and sunnier than Portland, so it worked for me! I got to spend the week in training for work, getting to know some of my co-workers better, as well. I'd say we had a good time winding down in the evenings...
After work wrapped up on Friday, I spent the evening catching up with some very missed friends: Tara, my roomie from Palm Springs, Chrissy, a pal from high school who I hadn't seen in 6 years or so, and former KGW reporter Jen Coleman! So fun to see everyone!

The next day I rented a car and headed up to Hollywood to hang out with very, very, very good, sexy, hot, fabulous friend Carrie. She and her two little Mexican babies are just about the cutest things ever...

So good to see her and the boys... she'd better get her butt up to Portland to visit/go wine tasting this summer!! :)

The next morning, I stopped off in Malibu on my way back to San Diego to catch my flight... Had a delightful lunch with two of my favorite people -- my Uncle Dave and Aunt Ann. Aren't they snazzy?
And look at my uber-delicious lunch. That Gladstones makes a mean taco salad! Yummmm...
Anyway, that's about it for tonight. Going to try to eat something and probably watch some more Tudors before bed. Adios amigos!