Sunday, November 30, 2008

Do you Measure Up?

I was going back through the archives of one of my favorite blogs, Joanna Goddard's, A Cup of Jo. And I saw these cute measuring cups...

I thought to myself, “Self…would there perhaps be other cute measuring cups on the worldwide web?” And there were, lots of them.

I like the look of these because they stack, but they're pretty. And they would probably wash up really well, not like plastic. I would definitely like these in my kitchen.
And I would also be super happy to have either one of these in my kitchen. I think they're so fanciful and almost like what I would have wanted when I was a little girl, and we should never lose our inner child should we?
This one I want sooooooooo bad for my sister. She likes anything to do with the ocean and she would love these seashell measuring cups. Maybe I'll order them for her birthday? It's not til next year in October. Surely by then I can save enough money?

And these next ones would be perfect for my mom's kitchen because she has very limited space and doesn't like anything that takes up a lot of room. So collapsible measuring cups would be perfect for her.
On this next group the only ones I really love are the magnetic ones that attach directly to your stove. These others are very pretty, especially because you can hang them and they're so decorative, but to me their cold, there's no warmth to them. What do you think?

The rest of these I just thought were unique and you can probably only find these in antique stores, or perhaps eBay?

And these would be great in you want to get kids involved in cooking because they're such fun shapes and colors. It would be really hard to lose these don't you think?

Do you remember what kind of measuring cups your mom had in the kitchen when you were growing up?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Flannel Rules!

“All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.” Ashleigh Brilliant

Since no one is around to give me a kind word, and the world would be a dangerous place if I had unlimited power, I guess I’ll have to settle for the warm bed cuz brrrrrrr, it’s super cold today! The whole day was gloomy, gray, overcast and foggy. So I figured it was as good a day as any to change the sheets on my bed and put my flannel sheets on.

Flannel sheets are great. They retain your body’s heat and you don’t have that cold sheet feeling when you get into bed. I’ve had my sheets a few years now and due to many washings they’re super warm and soft. The only thing is they’re red penguin sheets. I kid you not.


So I curled up in my electric throw on my computer chair and went shopping for grown up sheets. I found a few grownup ones, but I still like the more playful ones, such as these...
This next one I really like because it's kind of in the middle. It's playful, but yet it could be considered a grown up one. And it's simple and colorful too. I think on a cold dreary day like today it would definitely cheer you up to crawl into these sheets.

And now the grownup ones. My fav is the leaves. I also love the headboard, don't you?

And it's a good thing I went online shopping today because I didn't even know these next sheets existed. These are made out of fleece. Can you imagine how comfortable and warm and cozy these would be? I have a blanket like this, but not a whole sheet set. I'm definitely in the market for this set! Ummm, if anyone reading this will be doing some Christmas shopping for me soon, Umm, I would like these. Hear me Santa?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy After Thanksgiving Day

Time to put up the lights, how's this for inspiration?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Coffeelicious!! Coffee Art

This photo needs no words. How did they do this?

If you were amazed by that, how did they do this?

Isn't human creativity and imagination amazing?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cell Phone Holders - Did you know these existed?

Today we had a visit from an underwriter with a new insurance company we're starting to write business with. After all the blah, blah, blah came the gifts. These underwriters and marketing reps always have little gifts they like to give us on the way out imprinted with their company name and logos.

Today's underwriter, Colby gave us each one of these...

I'd never seen one, let alone knew I really NEEDED one! Usually I just laid my cell phone on my Rolodex and that worked just fine til I saw this beach chair cell phone holder. Now my cell phone can just lounge there on my desk. Hey, someone should be having a vacation, even though it's not me.

So when I got home, I wanted to show my son what it looked like since I left it at the office and lo and behold! Look at all the different types. There's phone holders for stuffed animal lovers, animal lovers, sea life lovers, foot lovers, junk food lovers, fruit lovers, sports lovers, shoe lovers, golf lovers, basketball lovers and cat lovers. Oddly enough, I didn't find any for dog lovers, hm mm, go figure.
Enjoy these and start looking for your own cool cell phone holder.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Our Military has Rhythm

I laughed til I cried! God Bless our military and the brave men and women! Please watch and enjoy and say a little prayer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Deflowered by PF Chang's!

Oh MY! Tonight I went to a dinner meeting at PF Chang's China Bistro and it was sooooooooo yummy! This was my first time, yes...I was a PF Chang's virgin. And I'm so glad I've been deflowered!

There were eight of us there and we ate family style. I ordered Dali Chicken which is
"A rustic combination of stir-fried chicken and rich Yukon Gold potatoes in a spicy chili sauce"

We also had:
ORANGE PEEL CHICKEN - Tossed with fresh orange peel and a mild chili sauce,
WILD ALASKAN SALMON - Straight from the cold waters of our 49th state,
CRISPY HONEY SHRIMP - Lightly battered and quick-fried in a flavorful sauce,
SALT AND PEPPER PRAWNS - Wild Jumbo Mexican Prawns stir-fried in a salt and pepper mix,
ORANGE PEEL CHICKEN - Tossed with fresh orange peel and a mild chili sauce, and two in our party order Broccoli Beef.

When the various plates full of food arrived we each took a plate, spooned some onto a clean plate in front of us then passed the plate to the right and spooned some more onto the the plate in front of us. So before you know it, the plates came full circle and you had a little bit of everything. The only bad thing is if you really liked something, you didn't know what it was, but that was a good topic for conversation.

It was a great meal and I would gladly go back again!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Office, Where I Make the Green!

Took some pics when I had my camera at work for Halloween.

Here's a picture of the hallway right outside my office. They recently redecorated it and I just love the way it looks, like it goes on forever! Plus I love green.

And this is my work station. We have dual screens and I LOVE them. I wish I had them at home. It makes it so much easier and we're so much more productive with them.

I really like this office, it's located close to lots of restaurants and fast food places, grocery stores and just down the street from my fav restaurant...Mexicali.

The only thing I don't like about my office is we don't have a break room or kitchen. Just a sink and a tiny little fridge. What do you like about your office? What don't you like?

Monday, November 10, 2008

How to spend a Sick Day

Today I stayed home sick from work. Something I ate yesterday kept me up all night singing praise to the Porcelain God. I got very little sleep, so even though I felt kind of ok in the morning, I was really tired and knew that it was going to be tough getting through the day. So I stayed home! A 3-day weekend, Whoooo hoooo!

I got plenty of sleep, paid some bills online, shredded a whole bunch of crap and found some really unique items on some really unique websites.

On Pooktre Tree Shapers I found some really unique “tree furniture. Such as the chair below. Some people have so much creativeness (is that even a word?) and patience. I know I couldn't do this. Follow their link if you want to see more.

This website features a photographer by the name of Nick Brandt. Nick’s photographs are of Africa and feature lots of zebras, lions, cheetahs, elephants and monkeys. There's a pic of a monkey actually posing. Nick says this about his photography, “My images are unashamedly idyllic and romantic, a kind of enchanted Africa. They’re my elegy to a world that is steadily, tragically vanishing.”

My favorite photo was this one. It really is idyllic and romantic and ethereal as well.
Ok, this one I love but have no use for as my kids are too old now for me to tie their shoes and I hardly ever wear shoes with ties, usually only when I play tennis. But "How to tie your Shoelaces" shows some really unique ways to lace up shoes, check it out, here’s a sample.

And at The Size of our World I was well…amazed at the size of our world. Makes you wonder about whether these is life on other planets since most of them are so much larger than Earth!

And if it boggles your mind too much to think about the grandness of the galaxy, perhaps this website is more your cup of tea. I tried to place all the states where they’re supposed to be, but pretty much I only know where the original 13 colonies are, California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Oregon are. Sad and pathetic I know.
Last but not least I found this amazing baker/artist at Mike's Amazing Cakes. They really do make the most amazing cakes, just like the one below.

Next time you have a sick day, go check out all these websites and tell me what you think.