Friday, May 22, 2009

Wild Olive Tees

I stumbled upon this shirt yesterday, and I think it would be perfect for some people, including me!

The front says "Such Things" and the back says "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things."

Find this tee and many others like it here.

ps - Yes, of course I read MckMama

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just because...

Mark called me at work yesterday and told me to come outside. Look what he brought me - "just because flowers!" Aren't they beautiful (they're from favorite!)

Thanks Mark! I love them...and you!!!

Our First Apartment

I promised a tour of our apartment...and I am about to deliver. I was motivated to do a "deep clean" this weekend, so I went ahead and took pictures while things are mostly put up. (and if you follow me on twitter, you know that there was a certain cleaning item that was a major incentive to clean!)

Here is our bedroom:

Down the hallway to the den:

The kitchen table & office/junk room:

And the rest:

I hope you enjoyed the little tour (and it was as much for me to remember also, we'll only be here for less than 3 more months...crazy!)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I heard a tip this week and decided to try it out. I added a splash of vinegar to my white sheets and kitchen towels in the washing machine. I swear they came out whiter and brighter. Try it for yourself - a green tip that doesn't cost any money!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Goat Milk Soap

Oh my gosh - I LOVE my goat milk soap that I ordered. Megan and I joke that we're green when the stuff is cute...but this soap is AMAZING! It is so moisturizing and it smells good. I had a couple of dry spots that I couldn't get to go away - even with Cetaphil lotion - but this soap did it the very first time. If you have dry skin or sensative skin - or want a soap that doesn't have chemicals and drying agents - this is the soap for you!

Also - you can order it as a loofah - I highly recommend the Pink Grapefruit loofah!

Find goat milk soap at

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Guyot Designs

Ok, I admit...Mark and I are both suckers for fun outdoor gear - we probably contribute a lot to keeping Bear Mountain here in Waco in business.

I saw these the other day on Hostess with the Mostess and thought some of the products they have are really neat...

Need a lantern? How about your water bottle...

How about a built in water filter for your water bottle(especially necessary for Waco water...and Kanakuk water)...

and because I can't resist - bowls and cups that you can squish up in your pocket...

You can find all of these here.

If you're lucky, I'll remember to fill you in on more of my blog finds like this...maybe.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's been a month...

Well, it's been a month so I guess it's time for another blog post! Mark graduated from law school this month!

I've been working on getting him to do a post - but that hasn't worked out very well so far!! [I promise I would post more if I could from work...sorry to all of you who don't have Google Reader and actually check the blog!]

I don't have great pictures from graduation - I was counting on the professionals to take the really good pics - but it was a fun time! Mark was decked out in doctoral regalia - complete with purple velvet stripes (indicative of the school of law), a funny hat (not a mortar board - he's too advanced for that!), and he was hooded with a hood of purple, green, and gold. He looked very distinguished in the highest level of regalia! I promise I'll post pictures soon!

We also enjoyed a "mini-vacation," as I like to call it, last weekend at the Reitmeier's while they were visiting Lindsay in South Carolina. We took Rocky out to McGregor, I laid out by the pool all weekend and got a nice tan, Mark took full advantage of the media room, we grilled by the pool, and a good time was had by all. You can bet that we'll be back at our free vacation home (only 15 min away!) Memorial Day weekend while they are at Nick's sister's wedding.

In other new news - I LOVE the market tote that Lindsay got Edith for Mother's day. Apparently they are all the rage in the south (but you have to monogram yours, of course!)...and actually they are from the same company of the reusable bag I got in my stocking. Look how cute this is...I can already think of a million uses for it! Lindsay - what a cute idea! Find it here.

And you all know I love recipes - here is a great one for margaritas on the rocks:

1 can frozen limeade
2 cans of water
1 can tequila
1/2 triple sec

Mix and pour into glasses with ice. Enjoy!

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