If you watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey, you might find this as hilarious as I did. And they're insane, but I want to be friends with Caroline and Dina.
Monday, June 29, 2009
and the weekend consisted of relaxing...
eating too much...
taking in the sights...
and chasing this little monkey around...
Thank you Kerri, Vic, and Baby J for a lovely weekend!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I'm one of those girls that has an unnatural attachment to Chapstick. I have a tube in my purse, in my nightstand, in my car, in our travel bag, etc. I'm a step away from wearing it on a chain around my neck. And I don't just do one little swipe across the lips. I go around and around like a nutcase. But, in doing a little research about the environment and healthy products, it turns out Chapstick isn't all that good for you due to the petroleum. So I've switched to Burt's Bees, and I actually like it better. It tingles unlike Chapstick and it tastes better.2. Trader Joe's Garlic Naan
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
A vanilla raspberry cake with buttercream frosting, covered in a bajillion white chocolate shavings. That's how many there were. I counted.
It was a lovely weekend, and Happy Father's Day, Papa!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I'm getting one with our last name and wedding date, similar to this one:
Aren't they great? I can't wait to get it and hang it in our house! I'm picturing it either in our bedroom or hallway.
Speaking of giveaways, I've mailed mine to my five winners, so hopefully they get to you ladies soon!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The first one is a fabric shower curtain liner from Target. This is super-eco, because I'm convinced those plastic shower liners are deadly. I would have to hang new ones outside for a few hours before putting them in the bathroom or the fumes would cause an instant headache. So now, not only are we protecting the planet and our health from that gnarly chemical-y plastic, it's also a money saver. We will just wash this fabric liner when needed instead of replacing a mildewy plastic one every few months.
This is the Wrap-n-Mat.
It's basically a foldable placemat with a food-safe washable liner that you use to wrap your sandwich. No more plastic wrap or Ziplocs! It's the same basic idea for the next item...
Our new snackTaxis!
I got a pretty one for me and a black one for Mark. They are lined pouches to hold snacks, like chips, veggies, fruit, dry cereal, etc. I plan to load up on these when I have kids so that I can save money and the environment by buying in bulk (less packaging) and putting their snacks in these. Love them!
But, in the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that not all of my eco endeavors have been successful. Last week I bought an all-natural lavender shampoo from Trader Joe's. I think I can safely say I'm allergic to it. After the first (and only) use, my jaw and neck broke out into an itchy, blotchy rash and swelled up pretty hideously. It lasted several days and I still have dry patches from the scratching that I really tried not to do.
I knew my pursuit to be more ecologically responsible would involve trial and error, but yikes. Clearly I have more work to do in finding a shampoo. Meanwhile, I'm back to using the dye-filled, unpronounceable chemical crap that is surely seeping into my bloodstream and causing untold genetic damage, but keeps me from looking like a blowfish.
Monday, June 15, 2009
There are so many things I want to blog about, but life has been getting in the way. All will be revealed hopefully soonish. Sorry to be so vague, there's just no point discussing what "might" happen. But, I promise more real blog posts this week, starting tomorrow.
And to my dear giveaway winners, I am thisclose to sending your goodies. I can foresee them being mailed out about Wednesday-ish.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
And the first hint of tomatoes...
Sure, the cucumbers look like skinny turds, but they came from a tiny seed IN THE GROUND! That's straight magic, I tell ya.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Bean is always so encouraging.