Archive for June 2009

day 66

June 30, 2009

8 a.m. (Meal #1): oatmeal, dark cherries

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): granola

2 p.m. (Meal #3): squash with 2% cheese, collard greens, 1/2 sweet potato

5 p.m. (Meal #4, light snack): grapes

7 p.m. (Meal #5): salmon, whole grain bun, salad

9 p.m. (Light Snack): granola, nonfat milk


June 30, 2009


Today someone told me life is like trying to put together a puzzle without the box top showing what the damn puzzle should look like.


fb2 and I seem to have something.  It’s been five months of nonstop life sharing.  Now what is it?  I know I have feelings.  I assume he does, but what do feelings mean for men?  And what does any of this mean for us?


Love It or Leave It?

June 30, 2009

I’ve got my eye on this!

Honestus Coral Ring

Honestus Ring

Barneys New York

day 65

June 29, 2009

8 a.m. (Meal #1): oatmeal, dark cherries, 1/2 banana

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): granola, non-fat milk

2 p.m. (Meal #3): salad with shredded chicken, tomatoes, guacamole

5 p.m. (Meal #4, light snack): grapes

7 p.m. (Meal #5): meat loaf, spinach

9 p.m. (Light Snack): none

window shopping

June 29, 2009

This weekend I went window shopping  in a dress I bought weeks ago.  The dress was a little snug (snug, snug!), but I kept it because I believed I’d lose the weight.  I also figured a sweater and spanx might make it wearable too.  Well this weekend I wore it with no spanx(!) and it fit just fine.  I even got picked up by a guy at the gas station (we’ll see if he calls).

That has me setting my sights squarely on a size 14!  I’m currently solidly in a size 16, with many of my pants in that size fitting baggy.  My tops are also a little loose, but not as noticable.  I can’t wait to make it to the end of the summer so I can enjoy the fashionable benefits!

Here are a few things that caught my eye while out:

White House Black Market

black shoes

maxi dress


home decor – living room and kitchen

June 29, 2009

I finally have a color scheme for my living room and kitchen.  After months of testing sample colors, it has come to life!  My inspiration room is the dining room at Screen Door Restaurant in Dallas.  It’s a little bit Southern, a little club-like, but still feminine.  Perfect for what I have in mind.

Screen Door dining room

Screen Door Dining Room (the room looks green, but it’s actually more cream; and when I dined there, they had white roses, which I loved more than the peach ones shown)

I’ve started painting my walls a beautiful beige, heavily tinged with brown. It’s like the perfect shade of brown cream, interesting without being too dark.

Sherwin Williams

I currently have chocolate leather sofas with dark and medium wood tables around the room.

leather sofa

I found the perfect pillows at Marshall’s on a back aisle a few weeks ago. Having the defining fabric in hand has really helped me develop my interior design.

pleated pillow

I tried to deny green as my color for a long time. Even though it’s my favorite color, I just never could find a color that didn’t look like a leprechan might jump out or that icky cafeteria shade. Best of all, the rowan pleating on the pillows give it a look of comfort and interest. The silk material adds an elegance that allows the room to float between comfort and luxury.

Over the fireplace, I want to hang a dark wood, round mirror. I hope to find interesting candle holders to frame it on both sides.


I’ll finish it all with lots of great accessories ranging from orange (candles and vases) to cream (candles, accessories, curtains with a pattern), with various shades of brown (shelves, candle holders, accessories) mixed in.

It’ll be awhile before it all comes together, but I have most of the big pieces. Little touches like a new countertop (brown, black, cream, gold undertones), a backsplash, new tables (more elegant kitchen table), and curtains will finish it off. My inspiration room above gives a great sense of how I’d like to finish the kitchen and the living room in general – lots of softness, sparkle (glass), comfort, and elegance.

I can’t wait to pull it all together. I plan on hosting a small dinner party of all my closest friends when I’m done.

More inspiration…


Perfect for the adjacent bathroom (the colors and accessories, not the shelving or sink!)

day 64

June 28, 2009

8 a.m. (Meal #1): oatmeal, 1/2 banana

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): chai tea latte, yogurt with dark cherries and granola (Starbucks)

2 p.m. (Meal #3): butternut squash soup, whole grain saltines (7)

5 p.m. (Meal #4, light snack): cashews

7 p.m. (Meal #5): turkey meatloaf, wilted spinach

9 p.m. (Light Snack): grapes


June 28, 2009

We’ve lost so much talent with the skip of one beat of a heart.