"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* That I’d kept count of how many times I’ve sneezed today. I’m estimating it’s around 90.

* To spice up my earring collection. I think these will do the trick! (photo from divinerose's etsy shop)

* To meet the dude baton twirler for West Virginia University. Go get ‘em, tiger! (that one’s for you, Lindsey)

* That Jenny from Little Green Notebook would come to my house and make it perfect. Look what she did for A Cup of Jo’s Joanna Goddard’s living room!

* This book. The exerpts are so charming and funny. Thanks to youaremyfave for sharing!

What’s your wish?

Monday, September 27, 2010

new blog I like!

Thanks, Harris, for sending me the Centsational Girl blog! Being a homeowner has made me even more appreciative of DIY projects and inexpensive ways to make your house look awesome.

Love this wreath by the way...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* This sweet little rug. Look closely at what it says... How cute would it be in a guest room?

* That audiobooks on iTunes didn't cost so much.

* To be an expert seamstress.

* That Spanx made leggings. I really feel like it's an untapped market for them.

* My puppies to be sitting in my lap right now. I miss their wet noses and wagging tails!

What's your wish?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

gimme gimme some lovin'

I'm a high-maintenance blogger. I like love. So gimme some!

My ego's needing some strokin', so leave me a comment if you're a follower, a first-time reader, or a secret stalker (no shame in that game). Come on, don't make me beg!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

wish list wednesday

Happy Wednesday, and Happy Birthday to my mom! This Wish List Wednesday's for you, Marmie...

What do I wish for my mom this Wednesday?

* That you would wake up to a fridge full of 2-liter Tabs and Hershey's Kisses.

* To be able to ride a bike or walk on stilts to school.

* To arrive at school this morning to a room full of angelic children, each bearing a money tree!

* That youcould wear any shoes you want without them hurting your feet.

* That your radio would be full of Rick and Bubba, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and The Beatles all day!

What's your wish for Mrs. K?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

nine twelve

I, like many bloggers, contemplated posting yesterday, on the ninth anniversary of September 11, 2001. I wrestled for days about what I would say, knowing my humble words on this little piece of the internet would never live up to what I thought in my mind. It's not enough to say it changed New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the United States and the world forever. The day was much bigger than that.

But on September 12, 2001, we were shaken. Both towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed. A plane guided by terrorists (whose plan was foiled by patriots) crashed in Shanksville, Penn. The Pentagon was crippled. Thousands were killed. The dust had still not settled in New York City, and what would become a near decade of cleanup had barely begun. Our President was staring down the the worst attack on our country's soil. Most of us hadn't processed what happened the day before, but we new one thing: we were united against a common enemy. On September 12, 2001, politics didn't matter; red or blue, we were all Americans. In the days following the disaster, our goals were not about passing or blocking legislation or mudslinging in a campaign. On September 12, 2001, our focus was support for one another - love, patriotism, and a helping hand for your neighbor or even a stranger.

But on September 12, 2010, where are we now? I myself even tweeted yesterday the phrase "never forget," but what is it that we shouldn't forget? Exactly where we were, what we were wearing, and who we were with when we heard the news? The horrific images of the day? The shock, heartbreak and pain we felt for those affected? The heroes that emerged, many who never knew the valor of their deeds? What about the people we were nine years ago today? We were unified. The person across the street or in the next seat in class wasn't just an unknown - he was a fellow American. And we knew, without speaking, that on that day, we were on the same page.

On September 12, 2010, we still have the right to bicker and disagree - that's what makes our country great, and that's what the terrorists were, and still are, trying to destroy. But perhaps just for a moment, the next chance we have to be true patriots, let's do it. Let's truly do unto others as we would have done to us. Extend a hand. Unclench a fist. And truly remember.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* This cool print for my house. The colors are great, and look – that’s my name!

* That Jackson had a totally awesome food truck. Maybe with Asian street food! Or just desserts…

* A circle scarf. But I’d of course first need a tutorial on how to operate it.

* That I could tell time. I want a cool watch.

* Another “W” for the Bulldogs tomorrow!

What’s your wish?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

feels like monday, but it's tuesday!


If you’re a Bulldog, you probably had a great Saturday. If you’re a Rebel, probably not so much.

Either way, your tailgate could probably use some of this:

Cereal Candy

1 cup Honeycomb cereal
1 cup Kix cereal
1 cup Cheerios cereal
1 cup Corn Chex cereal
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup m&m’s
1 cup peanuts
1 lb. almond bark

Stir together first 7 ingredients. Melt bark according to package instructions and pour over cereal mix. Stir well to coat. Spread onto a baking sheet covered with wax paper and place in fridge to let harden. Break into pieces and enjoy!

Just so you know, I looked for maroon m&m’s and never found them, but if your school colors are easier to locate, they would work perfectly here. Or even red and green for Christmas!

Friday, September 3, 2010

'til death do us part

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Thanks, Joanna, for sharing this amazing video (and for letting me steal the title of this post from you). If you have a spare 5 or so minutes, watch this beautiful account of Danny and Annie's love story, from their first date through Danny's battle with terminal cancer. I can't imagine anything more wonderful than sharing a love like this. I love you, Ray Ray!

Have a lovely weekend, readers.

And Go Dawgs!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

wish list wednesday

What am I wishing for this Wednesday?

* That The Help movie would give me a speaking part today. It’s my big break, people!

* This chandelier. It would have to be in the perfect home and in the perfect room, but I still think it’s awesome.

* Some of these TOMS boots. What do you think?

* Rice Krispies Treats soap! Smells like them, too!

* Nice weather on Saturday for the Bulldogs’ home football opener! Can’t wait!

What’s your wish?
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