Thursday, February 17, 2011


Every year New Year's rolls by and I make a sort of half-hearted attempt at a resolution. This year I have done it again but on a smaller scale so that I can make it more of a life change then a few week resolution. I've kept up eating a bit healthier as well as working out. The month of January I created a habit. They say doing anything for 21 days creates a habit. It's true. So the 21 days has past and I still go almost daily. I have had trouble going lately with my upcoming trip. I also have a calendar that I've placed on my fridge where I can place an X for the days I go. It's silly but it makes me happy to mark it off a bench mark of sorts. 

One of my favorite things that has happened out of this is walking. Every weekend and a few times a week instead of going to the gym Eric and I walk. We usually come up with a destination, a restaurant, store or something to explore and we set off. Our walks usually take us a couple of miles. Last nights was about 4 our longest about 10. I realize I look forward to these walks more than any other part of my day. It's time for Eric and I to talk about our day, to explore and see new things about the city we live in and try new edible awesomeness this city has to offer.  It is also nice knowing that I'm still working on being healthy and sticking with my plan as well as creating a better bond with Eric.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So creative.

While in design school I was fortunate to meet and befriend some of the most creative people. Quite a few who I still talk to on a regular basis. Being stuck in a room drafting for days has a way of bringing people together. Almost everyone there was not only gifted in design but also in creative endeavors, jewelry, painting, photography, sewing. This brings me to my friend Jen. She is extraordinary skilled and talented and she now has an Etsy shop. In this her shop I had been coveting this amazing little clutch. I fell in love with it's adorableness.
Not to mention that the inside is teal. I love colored linings. Alas, I wanted it but never bought it for myself. One of those I want it maybe someday someone will get it for me. While what do you know. My other amazingly creative friend Rebecca (also a design school alum) got it for me as a thank you. Oh how I love it. In fact I plotted my wardrobe to the symphony to go around it. So check out her shop if you get a chance. It's full of elegant items. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I know, it's a mush hallmarky holiday, but I still like it. Maybe it's also because I'm an absolute sucker for chocolate. I've loved those little hearts full of candy since I was a toddler and told my Mom that my Dad was going to get me one. He did, a bright yellow box. I am sure it was just as fantastic as my little brain made it out to be since I still remember it so fondly.  This Valentine's day falls on a Monday so it's kind of a strange holiday. So this year I decided to give Eric his Valentine's day gift early. I bought him a flight lesson. (Thank you Groupon.) He is really excited about it. I know he will love it. He's been talking about flying since we first got together.  This is our 7th Valentine's Day. 

Being that today is Valentine's day and 7 years ago we celbrated our first we sort of got to recreate our first Valentine's day. Eric for our first Valentine's Day took me to the Symphony Orchestra. It was my very first time going and it was wonderful. Through a little bit of luck, Eric's boss had tickets last Friday and couldn't go, we got to go again. It was fun to this time walk there and reminesce about our first show. Then enjoy the great evening with fantastic seats. Third row, Beatles Paul McCartney tribute everything about it was great.  
I'm not sure what Eric is up to for Valentine's day. He said it's going to happen while we are on vacation. Which is in 4 days! So I'm curious and excited to see what he's thought up. He's always brilliant at things like this.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wham Bam.. thank you (in Spain)

In just a few short days I am going to be getting ready to get on a plan. Eric and I are off for 15 days in Spain. It's an adventure that I am so excited to take. We've got a car rented and our first hotel booked, from there we are free to go and do as we please and spend time where ever we see fit. It's going to be amazing. We've added Granada to our journey, who knows where else we will end up. The count down has started.
In the meantime work has been slammed. Hence the Wham Bam. I've got a ton to accomplish to make sure that my drafting part is done for quite a few jobs we have going. It has meant some brain slug evenings but that's ok. I know at the end of this rush is a glass of sangria and some jamon.

That's one of the kitchens (in Denmark) that I'm working on the construction documents for. So luck is needed that I finish everything I need to so I can relax on vacation.