March 31, 2009

Testing 123

Just a little test to see if my RSS feed is working... my last post never showed up in my Google Reader. Yes, I subscribe to my own blog. Is that weird?

March 28, 2009

I wanna bake

Specifically, I wanna bake cupcakes. Simply so I can have an excuse to buy these cupcake liners and throw a party. A party with decor based totally on the cupcake liners.

From Layer Cake Shop, found via Party Perfect

March 21, 2009

six months

Friday was our sixth-month wedding anniversary. A small milestone, for sure, but a milestone nonetheless. I was pleasantly surprised when I came home from work to this:

Our little bistro table had been pulled into the middle of the living room (we don't have an eat-in kitchen or dining room, so the corner of our living room doubles as a dining "room"); the curtains were drawn to keep out the early evening sun and some of the cut glass votives from our wedding lit up the room with a warm glow. The save-the-date mix CD that we had put together for our guests was playing throughout the apartment as my wonderful husband finished up dinner.

Nick cooked up a yummy meal of some delicious melt-in-your-mouth pork, couscous, and broccoli. We're both following Weight Watchers, so he made sure to not mess up our points for the day :-)

Then came dessert: a Weight Watchers lemon cake (these things are my favorite!), topped off with one of the "love is sweet" cake flags from our wedding. He's very resourceful!

It was so sweet and adorable and thoughtful. I love little unexpected surprises, and I'm looking forward to many more milestones in our marriage!

March 11, 2009


I don't know what made me think of this commercial today. But I had the urge to find it, and I still love it, regardless of how much it was overplayed a few years ago.

March 7, 2009

but I don't have anything to wear!

It was about 12 degrees when I woke up this past Monday and there were four inches (and counting) of freshly fallen snow on the ground. Today, Saturday, the snow was almost melted, the temperature was in the mid-60s, and it rose to the mid-70s by noon. FINALLY! Spring!

I was excited to break out my favorite flats while leaving my socks snug in their drawer, wear a 3/4-length sleeved shirt with no jacket, and drive around with the windows down. After the initial excitement, though, I started my usual beginning-of-the-season-fashion-freakout. What clothes from last spring will still work/fit/make me feel cute? What shoes should I invest in now so I have at least two great staples to get me through the next several months? How am I going to replenish and spruce up my wardrobe on a tiny (very, very tiny) budget?

Then I came across this post about a clothing swap on one of my favorite daily reads, What I Wore. (I love her unique style and ability to put together adorable, fashionable outfits on a budget). Yes — a clothing swap is what I need! While I have gotten much better at regularly purging clothes in my wardrobe that have gone unworn for too long, the feeling of satisfaction that I get from donating is sometimes also matched with the feeling that I now have even less to choose from and work with. A clothing swap, however, where I am trading clothes I no longer need for some fresh, new (to me) items, would be a good way to spruce up my wardrobe without spending any money.

In no time I'm bound to have an enviable wardrobe like Carrie Bradshaw's, right?

I am wondering, if I found a place to do such a thing, if my local friends and acquaintances would be up for it. We're all feeling the crunch of this economy, and we would all benefit from it in some way. Perhaps a new project in my future...

March 3, 2009

A little hiatus....

Photo by The Wiebners

Pardon my absence lately... things may be a little quiet over here on Claremont Road for a short while as I dive into my wedding recaps on Weddingbee. It's been five months since our wedding and we just got all of our digital files, so I'm anxious to dive in! If you're interested, take a look (or you can also view them on my personal wedding blog — the content is one and the same).

Enjoy! I'll be back to regular posting soon.