Monday, January 31, 2011

Thank You!

Just wanted to sincerely thank you all for your sweet comments and congrats last week! Some of you asked what I will be doing in my new role. My new title is Cross Category Creative Producer. I work for a large sport brand and I will be managing the cross category (each of our major sports is a category) pages for our retail website. Hopefully that makes sense. It can be confusing to explain :)

P.S. How was your weekend? We went to Mt. Hood and spent it with 10 friends in a cabin in the snow (well, there wasn't that much snow, it's been quite warm here lately). It wasn't quite as relaxing as I had anticipated, but it was fun to snowshoe and watch Henry interact with the two other dogs that were there. Let's just say we need to work on his socializing skills a bit. He's quite demanding when he wants to play! I'll be posting photos tomorrow. I haven't had a chance to download yet! Hope your week is off to a great start.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Yesterday was a wonderful day! I got amazing news that I received the promotion at work I had been going for! I am so, so happy and so ready for this change. I will no longer be a "copywriter by day", and while writing will always be a passion of mine, now is the perfect time for me to take on a new challenge. 

Last night, I celebrated the good news with the mister, my mama and my in-laws. We went to my favorite dessert place, Papa Haydn (conveniently located about two blocks away from us!), to enjoy some cake and champagne. It was the perfect way to revel in the happy news. 

{we cleaned that plate in about three minutes flat. yum!}

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday!

I'm waiting on some news on the job front this week (hopefully good!), so it's sure to be a long one. I just loved this note on Mondays when I came across it. I do believe that a lot of life is all about perspective and choosing positivity. I want to think of Mondays this way, as mine, from now on. I feel like it will make them a little sweeter.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and have an even happier Monday!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Comfort Food

Husband has been feeling sick this week, so I thought I'd be a good wifey and cook him up some comfort food. I made this soup. We both agreed it didn't knock our socks off. Maybe a little too much potato or something. But the grilled cheese... Oh, the grilled cheese. It was a bit gourmet and a lot delicious. Pugliese bread, pesto spread and sharp white cheddar. Pop it onto the panini grill and hello yum! I highly recommend you try this at home. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bathtub Beauty

The most beautiful and perfect bath caddy ever. 

{I lost where I found this. I left a comment on the post. Please let me know if you're out there so I can credit you!}

Happy Birthday to My Mama!

I love you so much, Mama. I am so lucky to have you in my life. You are the most caring, smart and talented woman I know. Thank you for teaching me so much and for loving me so much. 

{Photo by Jill Thomas}

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Office Space

I really want to spruce up my desk at work. It's just sort of blah and corporate and uninspiring. I spend the majority of every day in the office, so I figure investing in a little decor would be in my best interest. I'm loving these spaces and planning on picking up a few design ideas from them.

{1, 2, 3, 4}

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Henry Love

So if you don't like dogs, or don't like Henry... You might not like this blog very much anymore. I am so in love and plan on posting lots of pictures often. Hope you don't mind! Without further ado.. My little handsome!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

Well, to no surprise, it didn't snow yesterday. We had a ridiculously light dusting. Pathetic! And now the rain has set in. Oh the joys of a Portland winter... I think this adorable umbrella would make the rain just a tiny bit more bearable. 

{buy it here}

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Let It Snow...

We're expecting (a tiny bit of) snow in Portland today. Who knows if it will actually happen, but I am crossing my fingers really hard it does. I love, love, love snow! Even if my snowy daydreams don't come true today, we  have a weekend trip to Mt. Hood planned in a couple weeks, so I can get my snow fix in then!

{1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend Recap + Henry Overload

I had one of the most uneventful weekends ever. At the end of last week I started feeling a cold coming on. Thankfully, things were so busy last week I worked through the symptoms, but come Friday evening it all came crashing down. So, I spent pretty much the entire weekend in bed. No, seriously. I only went outside twice to take the dog out for, like, five minutes max. I'm just hoping I rested enough to be able to take on this week. It's a big one... And a very busy one. Wish me luck!

And so you don't hate me and think I'm the worst blogger ever, here are just a few (ha!) iPhone photos of our beloved Henry. We are completely and utterly obsessed. Sometimes I dream about being a stay at home mama for our furbaby... And then he tries to chew everything in sight and bites my face and pees in the house :) Ah, the joys of puppy parenthood! 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Please Excuse Me...

... While I work my life away. I'm paying for all that relaxation the last two weeks and drowning in work this week! I'll be back soon... With pictures of a cute pup, of course :) Hope you're having a great Wednesday!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to Reality...

I can't believe 2011 is here. And that vacation time has ended. No more sleeping in until 10 (thank goodness for an amazing husband who wakes up early to take the pup out), staying in my PJs watching trashy TV all day, puppy naps and snores on my lap. No more four mile walks on a perfect winter day. No more brunch with friends. Sigh. It was a lovely 12 days, but now it's back to work. And while I'll try my hardest not to, I'll probably be daydreaming of being at home with my boys all day.