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Starting the Weekend Off Right

August 19, 2011

The other day my sister and I were discussing what kind of animal we think we were in a past life.

Clearly, my dad was a fish.  I don’t know why, but that was the answer we both thought of.

Me: “So what was I?”

Beanie: “A crab!”

Not so far off, considering I’m a Cancer, but I’m pretty sure she was referring to my attitude and lately I have felt pretty crabby.

I may seem all sunshine and butterflies over here on the blog, but for the past few weeks, I’ve been tired, irritable and out of it.

I’ve decided to snap out of it.

Sometimes you just need a dose of cute pictures and some snapshots to remind you of the things you should be happy about. 

And the fact that it’s Friday doesn’t hurt either 😛

Things That Make You Smile:

Grilled corn.

Congratulations, self, you grilled corn for the first time ever!


Without burning the apartment complex down <— I’m not the grill master in this household.

And it was actually DELICIOUS.


Let’s ignore this minor detail…


Making it halfway through a beast of a book.


Perusing Pinterest

Aka baby leg warmers.

And baby zebras.

Baby zebras running, to be exact.

Wait, is that a zebra??

Attempts to decorate.


Taking an “artsy” photo = a way to disguise the fact that these shelves are not exactly straight…

More decoration attempts.


We wanted a big ol’ picture of New Orleans, but it turns out nice artwork is expensive.  Whowouldathought? 

So when we saw this framed picture of Union Station in Denver at Ikea (for $50, no less) we thought this would be a more realistic alternative.

Having an awesome entertainment center.


Please ignore the lack of organization on the shelves.  I’ll get around to that eventually…

$8 coffee tables, nuff said.




I could have done without the part where the pedicurist made me bleed (for the second time in a row…), but I’m digging this light pink.

Baby Mini eggs.

I guess all eggs are babies, right?


Someone at work gave Joey some eggs from their farm (where their chickens eat real grass (or whatever chickens naturally eat) and aren’t locked in cages), score!  Joey cracked open a bigger egg and it had two yolks inside.  Weird!

And if none of that makes you smile, there’s always Friday morning pancakes.


And Friday afternoon happy hour and Friday evening dinner party.

I don’t know about you, but it’s all smiles over here 🙂


What is making you smile today?

What do you think of the new home furnishings??

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2011 11:06 AM

    You place is looking great! I love that Union Station poster. Also grilled corn is amazing, definitely the yummiest way to prepare corn!

  2. August 19, 2011 11:46 AM

    That baby zebra picture made me “aww” out loud. (AOL?) Thanks for the pick-me-up!

  3. August 19, 2011 2:42 PM

    The baby leg warmers are amazing. I wish my mother had thought of that. I loved grilled corn….so yummy 🙂

  4. August 19, 2011 4:53 PM

    I had a bit of a funky day yesterday too. Glad to hear that you’re feeling better 😀 Love the new decor! I’m so looking forward to being able to decorate my own place – which is something that made me smile today… I move in less than a month! EEp!

  5. August 19, 2011 5:58 PM

    someone needs to be a foot model!!! haha seriously its true tho 🙂 love how pretty that nail polish is too!

    i’m halfway through a book too..part of me feel excited but the other part always feels like …”damn, a whole half more to go!” lol


  6. August 19, 2011 6:19 PM

    This is such a great post! And that baby zebra is possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. haha. Ridiculous.

  7. August 19, 2011 6:25 PM

    Getting a new phone made me smile! And I love the artwork on the wall – so neat!

  8. August 19, 2011 9:07 PM

    Oh my gosh, grilled corn = pure heaven. I can’t get enough corn these days 😉

  9. August 22, 2011 9:09 AM

    I LOVE that Union Station print! And your entertainment center IS pretty awesome! I spyyyyyyy a Twilight fan! (Love the books…the movies? Naaaat so much!)

    Congrats on grilling the corn! I’d probably be just as excited…yeah, I’m maybe a little bit scared of my grill! Haha!

    What book are you reading?

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