Paper + Light

I am subscribed to some pretty cool email blasts, but unfortunately I don't always have time to go through them all.  I'll leave them as unread (along with the many other things I tell myself I'll look at later) and then innevitably my inbox grows to around 100 unread emails and I relent and trash most of them.  However, today's world architectural news blast thankfully caught my eye.  This would be SO cool to see.  Click *Here* to check out this artists display in Lyon.

Something for the Week









I was in D.C. for the weekend and it was awesome.  I got to stay with family, spend a day with a close friend  that I've been missing, meet her new adorable little girl, and sort of just check out from my routine.  It was great.  I wish I could have stayed a week!  Today was a little rough as I forced myself back to work!
However, this post isn't about D.C.  I haven't loaded those photos yet.  Instead, I give you photos of the Duomo in Florence, because I never really got to post pictures from our Italy trip due to the fact that we moved back from Kuwait about a week and a half after we got back from Italy.  Our life at that moment was a little bit of a whirlwind.  The family that I visited this weekend went with us on our Italy trip, so I've had it on the brain lately and thought I'd share :)
Jason compared the Duomo to the scene in Independance Day when you first see the alien spaceship dwarfing the city.  That's how big this thing was....it looked fake and larger than life.  Can you believe that they built it without scaffolding?  Crazy.
Have a good week!

Happy Valentines Day!


I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day!  Make sure to eat something sweet!  And if you have some free time, make this cute heart garland for someone (image from How About Orange)

My Favorite Subject

"If I had known you'd make me sit here and take pictures, I wouldn't have rubbed my face in the snow first..."

"Food?"

Sophia & Rosie Encore


Ellen invited Sophia and Rosie back to interview the stars on the red carpet.  I can't get enough of these girls, they're too funny.  Oh and Rosie actually speaks in this one!

Snow Pictures




Impressed with my shoveling abilities?

Another Snow Day!


The weather did not disappoint!  Well it didn't disappoint me, I should say.  I'm sure its getting an earful from anyone that has to be outside at the moment.  We've gotten what looks like close to a foot of snow so far and its just supposed to keep snowing all day!  Its days like this that I revel in being a Texan and use it as an excuse to stay indoors and not join the traffic into work.  They can do without me for a couple of hours!  I started secretly planning on staying in my pj's with my coffee this morning when I first heard about the snow yesterday.  General and I have already been out and he happily "swam" until I couldn't take the sleet in my face any longer.

Its been a long week, but I wont complain.  Last weekend we finally bought a bed frame!  I'm so excited to not be sleeping on mattresses that are on the floor!  Of course they can't deliver it until the 11th :/ so that's kind of a bummer.  Now I'll start the search for night stand tables.  The bed we bought is a dark wood sleigh bed.  I'm thinking that I'd like to find something colorful for our night stands, but don't have anything in mind beyond that.  It'd be cool to find something old or unfinished and paint it myself!  Maybe I can finally have an excuse then to buy some of those cool door knobs at Anthropologie!  Here are a few of my favorites: