Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Right On, Target!

Last night, I thought the best place to waste some time in between work and a 7:15 PM meeting would be Target.  Here's what I learned:

1) Lots and lots of empty shelves make me excited.  What new stuff is going to go on them?

2) I want every bit of the Orla Kiely kitchen stuff including the stuff in the end cap display photo that they aren't selling like aprons and pot holders.

3) I can spend a lot of money on lotions and mascara.

ETA: Since I have a long lunch break and work is less than a mile from Target, I went again today. Guess what! They do have the Orla Kiely pot holders, and aprons, and placemats, and shoe organizers, and magazine holders, and, and, and!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

There Must Be a Pillow Talkin' Boy For Me

Growing up, my mom sewed. My mom didn't need no stinkin' "She who dies with the most fabric wins" bumper sticker on her Volvo wagon, my mom embodied that philosophy. Until that frightful day she decided to pare down. And being her only daughter, I had my own Rubbermaid tub of fabric. She pulled out yards of Laura Ashley floral, Japanese lettering, madras plaids, and with each one, asked what I planned to make with it. When I couldn't think of anything, but also couldn't bear to get rid of it, I would say, "A pillow." I never did make all those pillows, but if I had, can you imagine the crazy sofa I would have had!

I still love pillows. Here are a few recent favorites!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Important Reminders for the Week

1) Tonight The Amazing Race 14 begins. I wish I could say this is the only reality show I watch, but I can say it's my favorite. And this season, Mike White is on one of the teams!

2) Monday, tickets for Street of Eames go on sale. They aren't cheap, $50, but all benefits go to support homeless children in Portland Public Schools.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Love One Another

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than loving everyone. And what better way to love everyone than being nice. I have a friend who hates being called nice because she thinks it's too bland, too nondescript, too boring. That's one of the main reasons I love Operation Nice. I takes the term nice and makes it one of the best things ever, something I would aspire to be called. The site tells stories of nice people who do such simple things as sharing coupons with the person behind them in line and things coworkers do for one another. It also includes testimonials, assignments, and projects. It inspires me to be better and I really need to look at it more often.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Fortune in the Recycling Bin

How stupid am I? Well let me tell you... In the name of being organized and fitting all my stuff in my car while being a travel nurse, I ripped pages I wanted to keep out of magazines instead of keeping all the intact issues. That seems smart, right? Well look at this!

Send You My Love

It seems like everyone is talking about Bailey Doesn't Bark right now and while I am intrigued by their ant and roach cups and plates, I could never have them in my house. I grew up in the South and no matter how clean you keep your house, you will have bugs. I think I have a little PTSD from it.

But I would love to receive one of these with an endearing message.

Monday, February 09, 2009

i carry your heart

Maybe it's my medical training but I love this realistic Valentine made by a friend of a friend.

It makes me think of this e e cummings poem

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)