Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Etsy Problems

Sorry for those of you who have been unable to purchase on Etsy. There seemed to be a few technical problems. Thank you for letting me know. My store has been "reset" so hopefully that will solve the problem. There are only a few things currently, but if you are in the Chattanooga, I am part of a show this Friday and another one in May. Probably a few in between, I will keep you updated. Thanks!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Shane and I finally were able to spend a night away from Lydia together. It is the first time since she was born. I seriously don’t know how that is possible. We used to go on weekend ventures at least once a month.
We went to Atlanta and stayed at the W Hotel. (My personal favorite) We had an incredible suite over looking downtown. With a view like that, we found no reason to leave our hotel room. We spent the night relaxing in bed and indulging in a romantic picnic. We spent all morning doing basically the same thing. Finally 30 minutes before check out we decided we should probably get up and shower.

The rest of the day we did all of the things you just cannot do with a child. At least our child. We walked around Ikea, ate at the Cheesecake Factory, drove around some artsy neighborhoods, and went to the temple. It was like being transported back two years. Except we keep saying throughout the trip “should we call and check on Lydia again?”

Thanks Mom for watching our girl!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

An anniversary of sorts

8 years ago yesterday Shane and I went on out first "date". We had already been friends for a while, but this was our first time out together alone. Mid-way through our day together, I saw my friend Lisa and she asked "how is your day with Shane?". I casually replied "I'm pretty sure that I am going to marry him." I really wasn't joking either.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Gift of Darkness



That blog title sounds like a crappy 80's song.

So, for Valentine's Day Shane gave me the best gift. He took me to pick out dark shades for our bedroom and installed them a couple days ago. He thought this might help with my insomnia. There is this blasted street light that is brighter than a thousand suns that shines into our room. That is with the blinds closed. I have tried sleep masks, and Shane has been planning to get a hold of a gun to shoot the light out. I think that the curtains are a better option.

I can't believe how amazing a pitch black room can be. My sleep has been so deep this week. We have been waiting to get things for the master bedroom until we can get exactly what we want. This move to go ahead with window treatments was inspired.

This got me thinking about the bliss of receiving a gift that you really want. What I wanted for Valentine's Day (and Christmas, my Birthday, 4th of July.....) was sleep. It got me thinking about what gifts I REALLY want. Gifts that would change my life for the better. Just a few of my ideas:

  • A Milkman. Not for the cliché housewife fantasy. I would love it if twice a week a delivery would be made to my house that included the following: Milk, green leaf lettuce, fresh bread, OJ, bananas, rotisserie chicken or ground beef/turkey, whatever vegetable is in season and whatever fruit is in season. If had that, I could grocery shop once a month. Stock up on pantry and freezer in one huge load and forgo the bi-weekly run for fresh food. If that delivery also came with a 44 ounce of Cherry Zero Coke, that would be cool too.

  • Personal trainer. Because of Lydia's peanut allergy, Lydia cannot go the local gym's day care. I day dream sometimes of dropping her off to play a few times a week while I work out for an hour. This personal trainer would of course come with his/her cute 10 year old daughter who played with Lydia during the workout.

  • Housecleaner. Not for the whole house, just the bathrooms and hardwood floors.

  • Family photographer. I would love to have someone come along with our family on outings to take candids of the precious moments we experiences.

  • Kitchenaid Stand Mixer (I swear, I am the only one without one)

Basically it sounds like I want to be a Kennedy :) Even so, it is fun to fantasize.

Of course, I am a woman. Anything that is wrapped is probably something that I really want :) Happy Valentines day! Don't forget, Shane is turning 30 on the 17th, so drop him a line or send him a card if you feel so inclined.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Crazy Weather

Thank you to everone who called to make sure that we were safe from the tornados that hit in this area. Luckly, this immmediate area was spared any major damage. The night of the storm, I woke up to the loudest thunder I had ever heard. I rushed in to see if Lydia was scared. Instead I found Shane holding her at the window, watching the lightening. Everytime the thunder hit, they would both yell out "BOOM!".

The next day Lydia was disappointed the thunder was over, but she was excited to use her new sunglasses and umbrella. Thanks Aunt Sara! (We didn't actually go outside. Still tornado warnings after all. We just pretended)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Paisley Lane on Etsy

As you can see, I have attached a link to my Etsy store. I am just listing a few things for now to see how I like using the site. I have marked the items 30 - 50% off the the boutique price. Let me know what you think.
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