Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's okay Thursday #22

It's that time of the week don't forget to link up with Amber & Neely!!

It's Okay...

that last night I stayed up until 1 am looking at hangers on eBay.  I purchased these

that I have a slight obsession with hangers - they all MUST match!  
Okay I know that the clips are slightly different but they are all the same kind of hanger.

that I found these hangers through googling 

and seriously contemplated buying them but
come on I do not NEED 50 skirt/pant hangers
Or do I??  OMG I want them!!

Hello my name is Shia and I am a hanger-holic!

that once Paul and I move and are settled in our permanent house ....
these fab hangers will def be a must.  I just couldn't see myself explaining 
to him that yes we need to ship these hangers from Florida 
to wherever we move in the Pacific Northwest because I bought 
them online for a pretty penny because they are (i) (hello) DAMASK 
 and (ii) black like all my other hangers!

that for fear of Paul opening the box from the ebay seller and 
seeing I bought hangers off ebay that I am having them 
delivered to work.  So someone from the mailroom will 
bring me a big box and be like wow what did you get ... um hangers!  LOL

that I really haven't had time for blogging lately ... 
I mean how many times can I make the excuse that my wedding is coming up?  
But seriously time just goes by soooo fast!

that this week I realized that I have the remainder of this week,
a 4 day week (thank you Labor Day) and a 2 1/2 day week and 
then I am in the Pacific Northwest for 26 DAYS!!!

that tonight is my firm wedding shower.  
Normally they have a potluck in the main conference room 
but instead we are doing it up in style at a fab restaurant.  
I hear whispers of coconut cake ....yum!

that I realize that I am horrible at having my picture taken ... 
I always have this look of sheer terror on my face that the pic will be 
horrible and then the pic is horrible because of the awkwardness of 
my posture and the look of terror ... so I am trying to think of 
how I can be more relaxed in my wedding photos without 
consuming large quantities of hard liquor before hand ... any suggestions?

that this post has been mostly about hangers ... hello I did say I was obsessed right?
Here's another post about my hangers (HERE).

Well I hope you are all having a fab Thursday!!


Don't forget to link up!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

J'adore

"Peggy" has got a new do!!

Elizabeth Moss looks fab!!

I can't wait to see how she looks next season on Mad Men.

It's time for "Peggy" to shine ...


sorry "Peggy" but your school girl look was getting old.

What do you think?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Email Cleanse

Today I decided enough is enough ... I have like a ba-gillion gmail accounts and one is nothing much junk mail.  Literally I log on to it just so I can delete like 100 junk mails a day.  Why?  So I just went through my trash folder and unsubscribed to any that I didn't open.  Hopefully this will eliminate the amount of junk I get a day.  Also, instead of just handing out my email to any old retailer that asks for it I am going to say ... NO THANK YOU!  I don't need you sending me your advertisements on a daily basis.  I mean sure you give them the email address for hopes of a discount code or coupon but in reality they are just giving you more temptation to buy.  So off with your junk mail!

How many email accounts do you have ... am I the only one with 10??  Do I need AA for email accounts??


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Joy of Cooking

So I saw this on Yahoo and thought I would share...
today would be Julia Child's 100th birthday so in her honor
yahoo posted the recipe for her brownies!
Brownies are def my weakness so you totally had me at Best-Ever.
Here's the receipe:
Julia's Best-Ever Brownies (adapted from 'Baking with Julia' with Dorie Greenspan)
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature
Directions:
1. Put a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat to 350 degrees.
2. Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
3. Melt the butter and all of the chocolate together the in the microwave in a large bowl.
4. Add one cup of the sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the vanilla.
5. Mix the remaining sugar and the four eggs in an electric mixer bowl for a few seconds until just combined.
7. Little by little, pour half of the sugar-egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring gently but constantly with a rubber spatula so that the eggs don't set from the heat.
8. Whip the remaining sugar and eggs in the electric mixer until they are thick, pale, and doubled in volume, about three minutes.
9. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate mixture.
10. When the eggs are almost completely incorporated, gently fold in the dry ingredients.
11. Pour and scrape the batter into an unbuttered 9-inch square baking pan.
12. Bake the brownies for 22-26 minutes, they should rise a little and the top will look dark and dry.
13. Make a small cut in the the center of the brownies after about 22 minutes to check for doneness. They'll be perfect if they are just barely set and still gooey.
14. Remove from oven and cool in the pan on a rack before cutting.
So in honor of Julia Child - make some brownies - at least that will be my reason excuse for doing so.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Monday

I know I have been MIA but don't worry I will be back into the swing of things soon!  I hope.  I guess I've just had all of those "other" things come up and when I have a moment where I think about blogging ... I'm still fixing the pics on my old posts.  

Also, someone said to me the other day in X amount of days I will have 30 days until my wedding ... um yeah I know.  So I guess those things have been weighing on my time and mind as well.  Also, someone asked me if I was nervous about getting married?  Um like to Paul?  No - not at all.  Now looking fat in photos um yeah I am completely nervous and terrified about that.  Seriously if you have gotten married and felt this same way ... let me know because I am seriously going insane over here about it!

Plus let's face it sometimes you just don't have anything to say ... no brilliance to type out ... then what ... you just post stuff like this to get you through a post - how great is that?  Not so much.

So maybe if I tell you about some stuff in the works (meaning I haven't done it yet) will get me motivated to get stuff done ... 

I received my second Beauty Box ... SOOOO much better than the first one - it's like they knew I was going to cancel.  Post to come (eventually).

I have a great how to style post in the works (this I have actually worked on so YAY).

See there is hope for me.  Not all is lost.  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's Okay Thursday #21

It's that time of the week don't forget to link up with Amber & Neely!!

It's Okay:

that it is Wednesday night and I am doing this post and that I am not scheduling it for Thursday ... hooking it up when I hit publish ... boo yeah!

that when I deleted my corrupt email account the check list of items that google informed me I would lose forever failed to mention EVERY PICTURE ON MY BLOG!  Yeah how is that for SUCKS!!!

that I wanted to just delete this blog and never think about it again!

that I am totally awesome and figured out that said pictures are still listed on google images therefore I just have to go post by post and add them back ... I mean I only have like 638 (now 639 posts) EASY PEASY....not.

that going back and looking at all my old posts has really made me see that there is some great stuff on here and that I do indeed love my blog.

that anytime I think my blog is in a rut I am just going to look at some of my old stuff for inspiration.  Seriously try it sometime ... you will be RIGHT back on your game.

that I haven't had any posts this week because I have been re-saving and updating old posts like it was my job ... seriously I haven't hit 300 yet.  Do you hear it .... womp womp WOMMMMMP!

that this is totally too many blog fiasco comments for one post.

that I haven't worked out all week and it is now 8 days until I pick up my wedding dress from alternations.  Okay I seriously think last week I did WAY too much like 2 to 3 workouts a day people ... anyways what's done is done.  Moving on!!

that our firm directory came out today Wednesday and I got a bit sad knowing that it was the last time I would show up on it as myself.  

that I guess a reason why I decided to go with my actual name on my blog (or soon to be actual name) is I kinda have to get used to it.  You know you go your whole life with your name and then ... it's gone?  It's kinda too weird for words.  I mean this is me ... my name and now it's different?  I know ... I am weird. ;)

that awesome co-workers are throwing me a fab wedding shower at the end of this month and like 5 people immediately came up to me saying ... wait your name has 2 Ls?  Um yeah ... it has all my life PLUS the SEVEN years I have worked here.

that OMG I just thought it has been 7 years since .... I AM SOOOO OLD!!

that seriously ... I am old ... the other day I was walking down the stairs to our lobby and my ankle was creaking so much that I'm pretty sure they think we need to get the floor boards tightened on the stairs.

that I was just cleaning out my "blog journal" and I saw where I wrote ... I am going to stop bitching about work and just let problems work out because they always do in the end.  Seriously?  When did I write that and why didn't I get it tattooed on my forehead so I would have a CONSTANT reminder of this epiphany?  I so could have used those words LAST WEEK!!

that I am proud that I have watch some olympic events.  I have gymnastics on DVR ... don't tell me ANYTHING about it!!!

that I love this time of year ... hello school supplies on sale! 

that technically it is almost Thursday now because I have been rambling for like forever here ...11:51.....

that I just wrote two entries and decided to delete them ... yes folks ... Shia censors herself for your enjoyment.

that I am way to chipper for 11:54!

that I am determined to keep this up until the clock strikes midnight. (strikes - seriously does anyone say that anymore)

that I've now sat here for 4 mins and haven't typed anything so I guess I finally ran out of steam.

So anywho ... what's okay with you?
Funny Encouragement Ecard: S.H.I.T.! So Happy It's Thursday!
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