Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I have a hard time believing that with all of the amazing and talented (and unemployed) designers out there a big company like Fossil can't find someone to come up with some original designs. Is it just me or is this a blatant ripoff? The motif, the palette, the crosshatches? Please....


Friday, May 15, 2009

eating better

One of my goals lately is to eat better. I am embarassed to say I have atrocious eating habits. Most of them stem from not making the time to eat right and just being lazy. One of the things that has really helped me lately is this "go-to-meal." I ate a ton of this when I was pregnant with Jackson and I really never got tired of it. Lately I've been having it for lunch. It really is filling. And, if you like that whole sweet/tart thing you'll love it. Plus the Grape Nuts make it crunchy which I have to have in a meal or I find myself sometime mid-afternoon munching on high-fat crackers or chips.

As you can see from the "nutrition label" I created for it (you can do that here...it's awesome) it is low in fat and high in fiber and calcium--perfect for us girls.

1 small fuji apple diced into bitesized pieces (with the peel on)
1 small container plain, non-fat yogurt
1/2 cup of Grape Nuts cereal

I hope you like it(:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

reading | american wife by curtis sittenfeld

I have a new friend and her name is Alice Blackwell. She is a fictional first lady (loosely based on Laura Bush) and the center of a fantastic novel by Curtis Sittenfeld.

Do you ever find yourself thinking about a book or a character from a book you are reading during the course of your day? I know when I start doing this that I am reading what I will soon call a favorite book. I am in love with this story and its characters. Although, not a George Bush fan in any way, I even find myself infatuated with Charlie Blackwell, the fictional prez.

I highly recommend this sweet, thought-provoking book. But beware, my local library had 25 holds on it when I requested it, so it may take a while to get it. Worth the wait, though.

If you've read this book, I am dying to know what you thought of it. I'm only on page 420, though, so try not to spoil it for me(: