Here we go again

Yesterday morning I woke up to snow, and this morning it was 25 degrees out, so I guess its safe to say that winter is HERE. At the risk of sounding redundant (or really redundant), winter is not my friend and it generally puts me in a funk. And with that funk comes lots of time on the couch under the big pink feather blanket, and every night in my winter around-the-house outfit (or as Seth calls it, my Suit): long underwear, matching maroon sweatpants & jacket that my mom gave me, and slipper socks. And the Suit + the couch + the cold = little to no time working on house/creative projects. I know I need to force myself to work on stuff to help boost my spirits during the winter, but its so hard when its so cold.

So we'll see how I fare this winter. I'm on the hunt for supportive (but not hideous) work-out shoes, and once I find those I plan to start walking on my lunch breaks. And I'm still cooking most nights of the week and experimenting with new ingredients and recipes, and that helps some too. So we'll see! That's as good as I can do right now. If, as the winter goes on, my blog posts become less frequent, you can bet I'm too cold to get out from under the blanket to write (or too cold to do anything interesting enough to write about!).

Now that I've gotten my I-hate-winter speech out of the way for this year, I did do one thing recently that was pretty exciting for me - I went to my first ever black tie gala! It was really fun to get all dressed up for a change and drink free cocktails and feel fancy for a night :) I pulled out the dress I wore to my high school graduation, found some shoes and accessories on major clearance at Target, and headed over to Stacy's house to get ready. All 3 of us felt like we were getting ready to go to the prom, so it was only fitting that we get our pictures made.

It was a fun night, but I have to sure was great to trade out the high heels for my chucks at the end of the night! Playing dress up is fun every now and then, but when it comes down to it, I'm a Chuck Taylor kind of girl :)


Last Thursday I spent my lunch break taking pictures of the most beautiful fall leaves I've ever seen in my life! I took about 100 pictures...I can't tell you how hard it was to narrow it down to just 6 to post here. Enjoy! :)

Yes we DID!

Normally I try not to post much about politics on this blog, but this is too big to not talk about. I can't express how happy I am that last night we elected Barack Obama to be our next president!! Even typing out the words I'm getting choked up. I'm overwhelmed and amazed and overjoyed and so hopeful. This is the first election that I've voted in where my candidate won, and wow....what an amazing feeling!
Hurray for Barack! :)

Shameless look-how-cute-my-nephew-is post

Today is election day and I'm a nervous wreck! As my good pal Stacy pointed out, fretting about it isn't going to change anything so I'm trying to chill out and focus my attention on other things. Like my adorable new nephew, Nicholas! Well, he's not really "new" anymore (he was born in January), but I've never introduced him on this blog so he's new to you :)

Ahhh :) What a cutie. He even made friends with Ruby:

Ruby said hello,

gave a quick handshake,
and surrendered to his cuteness.

Here's hoping today turns out the way I want it to!