Tuesday, February 28, 2012

out of print

Last year on our 2nd anniversary (year two is cotton) my sister sent both Ebert and I a t-shirt from Out of Pring Clothing- we loved it! And now they have classic children's book t-shirts for grown-ups (and kids too!). This is perfect for those of us who don't really want to grow up, who want to always believe in magic and see everything as amazing. I know this is something that can be done as an adult, that we don't ever have to grow out of seeing life as an amazing and magical wonder, but it was just easier as a kid.

Monday, February 27, 2012

and the oscar goes to...

I loved this movie and am so glad it won the Oscar for Best Picture. If there wasn't sleep to catch up on I would elaborate, but sleep is beckoning and I must follow. There will be a why I loved 'The Artist' post and an Oscar night festivities post in the next few days...I promise. In the meantime, nighty night!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Thank goodness it's almost the weekend when I can finally celebrate National Pancake Week properly. My Saturday morning is going to be fully dedicated to pancake making....short stacks, full stacks, drizzles of maple syrup. Oh, it will be delicious!

Monday, February 20, 2012

monday morning @ 6am

Henry Miller's writing commandments from Henry Miller on Writing
1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.

2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring."

3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.

4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!

5. When you can't create you can work.

6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.

7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.

8. Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.

9. Discard the Program when you feel like it -- but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.

10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.

11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

{via kottke}

I got up this morning @ 6am when Ebert's alarm went off - 45 minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off. This is a big deal because I am not a morning person. But Ebert had showed me this post from Kottke last night before we went to bed so when I awoke feeling quite rested I thought to myself "it's a new day, it's a new week, time for new beginning's so start your program and get writing." The funny thing is that I haven't actually written anything creative, unless you count reposting a great writer's writing commandments, which I don't. I was also motivated by greed because I needed to submit my work invoice this morning so I could get paid. Again, writing down how many hours I worked and my mileage reimbursement is not the writing I was looking to do this morning but here I am typing away, watching the sunrise, starting my practice. I have to say this feels pretty good.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

downton abbey

If I had known about these Valentine's Day cards you can be sure that I would have given one to my sweetheart. Maybe I'll surprise him with one anyway since it's never too late to tell the one you love that you love them. I know he would appreciate it, he's just as big of a fan of Downton Abbey as I am. We've spent the last couple of weeks catching up on the past episodes so tonight will be our first time watching the most recent episode on television and not the computer. Needless to say we're very excited about this! Lots of cuddling time over the weekend makes for a great weekend.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

saturday mornings

This is how our Saturday morning looked....sortof. If we had a dog I bet this is how it would look. And I think Ebert would look just as good as Paul, if not better, in tube socks and shorts. Even if it wasn't quite like our morning it looks like love and that makes me happy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

you are loved

Happy Valentine's Day!

Remember, especially today, that you are loved.

Monday, February 13, 2012

a different perspective

A different perspective makes me happy.

This view is amazing. I wonder what I would see if I could climb high and look down on my life. I hope I would only see happiness. Or at the very least how little my problems look from far away.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

sunday mornings

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via create.your.happy

Sunday mornings make me happy. Everything seems to linger on a Sunday morning - the last sip of coffee at the bottom of my cup, the aroma of breakfast, the rays of the sun brightening one end of the apartment to the other. I love this feeling that Sunday mornings bring....that everything has slowed down for a moment.

Now if only there was one more day in the weekend.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

the coastal theory

I just found a new blog. Needless to say, I'm in love. And not just because it is full of prettiness and style, although there is plenty of that but because it reminded me about a few things. These were words that I really, really needed to hear today. The Coastal Theory unknowingly was my inspiration today. In case you need to hear them too, I've posted them below.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

desert sunset


Have you seen these videos from Dustin Farrell? A-maz-ing! Stunning! Inspiring! You will be mesmerized. The desert can be so beautiful. Just wanting to spread some happy this weekend.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

groundhog day!

Happy Groundhog Day! This is one of the best movies ever....gotta love Bill Murray. But today's prediction was the absolute worst. Seriously, 6 more weeks of winter? Come on Punxsutawney Phil, we haven't even had a real winter and you're predicting that there will be 6 more weeks of these semi-cold, grey days. This fake winter is almost worse than having a real winter. Not that I want to shovel snow or scrape ice off my windows, I just want to enjoy the fun parts of a winter wonderland for a little bit. I want to cross-country ski, sled down a hill, make a snowman, fall into the fluffy, white snow and make a snow angel, and maybe even throw a snowball at Ebert. It's hard to believe that this and this is what it looked like a year ago today.

I think you're wrong Phil, I really do.