She Might be Ours

Shiba Inu mix 2 months old

I never knew that adopting a puppy would be such a process. So many things have been counting against us. We live in an apartment, we don’t work from home, we haven’t previously owned a pet. If they only knew how much we will love this puppy! Cross your fingers, we find out hopefully on Saturday morning.

BIG PUPPY UPDATE: Right after lunch today a super nice woman called me at work to talk about another application for a puppy we submitted. While I adore the shiba inu mix, the agency that has her up for adoption has been less responsive to our application than this particular one. I would hate to be heart broken with no puppy so I had two we were applying for just in case. Apparently I passed the phone interview with flying colors and the baby yellow lab mix below has been promised to us as long as we pass the home inspection that should take place with in a week. We will see!!! I’m so excited!

Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix 2 months old

DIY: Coastal Christmas!

While I was in the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving we had plenty of time to comb the beach for good looking sea shells. I kept my eyes out for shells that would make pretty Christmas tree ornaments and that already had holes in the top for string. Tall man and I will have our first tree together this year and since we spent Thanksgiving on the beach I think a “Coastal Christmas” theme is fitting! 

We stopped at Michaels today and I picked up some thin decorative ribbon for the smaller shells and a thicker ribbon for the larger ones. (I choose red and gold as our tree colors this year.) I also picked up some antique gold spray paint for some of the shells. While I was spraying them I remembered some old decorative vases I had from my old apartment that don’t match anything in the new place (they are pink and turquoise). Spray paint is an easy way to spruce up old decorations. They are perfect for the bedroom now!

SeaShells from the SeaShore
I spray-painted on the back porch on top of old paper bags from the grocery store
Be-careful not to breath in the paint. Also it’s not necessary to spray directly over the shells, just mist them for a second or two.
Voilà

P.S. After browsing around Michaels I will never again buy home decor from any other store. I found a fake ficus tree for our living room for $39.00. The ones I had my eye on at World Market or Pier One were over $100. They also have tons of silk flowers and vases that are perfect DIY projects!

Apparently I am “In Transition”

In case anyone can’t get anything to work on here it’s because I bought my domain name and that shuts me down for awhile…Blogger keeps telling me “Error” or that “I am in transition.”  I don’t know if you can even see this blog at all, but I thought that all the hundreds of people who wake up and want to read my blog right away (sarcasm) would want to know what was going on.

Hopefully it fixes itself soon because I have a blog waiting to post…

Roanoke Fall 2010

We went to visit the grandparents in Roanoke a couple weeks ago. It was so pretty there. We hiked, had wonderful homemade dinners and lunch over looking the mountains. We relaxed and watched a movie by the fireplace, went to a wine tasting in an orchard, and to a beautiful Roman Catholic mass and Sunday brunch. We also visited Tall Man’s Aunt and Uncle who have chickens! Polly is the brown one. Over-all it was a perfect fall weekend. I don’t think it gets much better than that.

I Love … Polyvore

How long has Polyvore been around?  I’m new to this world of blogging about pretty things. Through some of the other fab women on this blogging “network” or whatever you want to call it (network sounds so formal) I came across “Your girl next door.” Her Polyvore page is GORGEOUS. So,  I thought I would give it a try. Guess what, it’s not as easy as it looks. So I am starting out with a simple collage of things that are so Michelle right now.

It’s a good start. I’ll work on it.

P.S. I know I sound greedy and un-Christmas giving like but … I’d like all of these things please. Thanks fairy blogmother. 

P.P.S. I just found an interesting article on Polyvore in the NewYorker. I am over a year late to the party apparently. 

Dear Fairy Blogmother

Dear Fairy Blogmother by MichelleO221 featuring a drop earring

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Uptown Astor – Large’ Shoulder Tote
$448 – nordstrom.com
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Plums and Paisly Scarf – Shopmamie.com
$16 – shopmamie.com


Frye Brown Burnished Women’s Harlow Stitch Oxford
$198 – shoes.com


Central Square Florist – Peonies in Pink Local Delivery Only Through…
centralsquareflorist.com


Jess LC – Diversey Small Paisley Drop Earrings
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Drop earring »

Jess LC – Diversey Medium Solid Enamel Paisley Necklace
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Enamel jewelry »

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