Thursday, January 26, 2012


This isn't my Board. I do have Boards devoted to Pink, Seafoam Green (my current obsession thanks to a pair of Oscar de la Renta Sunglasses I saw, which are pinned on my board), and Blue. I might have to add a Yellow board. 

I joined Pinterest this week.  It's just as good as I expected.

(note - I was on the waiting list and had to wait 2 days to get my account)

The best way to describe it is a bulletin board where you steal people's pictures (and put up some of your own, but it's mostly stealing) and compile them for your own inspiration/commentary/whatever.

One thing I like is it's less personal, so it's not as awkward to follow people who put up neat things but whom you don't know, or only know through other people.  It's similar to Twitter in that way.

I didn't think it was guy-friendly, and to a certain extent I still don't, but I have seen some very cool boards put up by men on topics like design, architecture, etc.  But, lets face it, 85% of the content is women-driven.

 I took the advantage of putting up a few of my own pictures that do not show faces (except for Kenny's), such as details from our wedding (the cake, bouquets, etc.), since I know that Pinterest is a popular destination for brides (I would have loved it using it during my planning process!). I have already had a handful of people "repin" those pictures, which is fun.

I heard (read) a comment (;-)) about it, that it promotes an idealistic woman - one who is constantly making complex recipes, crafts, and utilizing amazing taste in decor and clothing, all while having dozens of children. That is true.  Is it worse than most of the mom/homemaker/perfect woman blogs I stumble upon? I'm not sure yet. But I like looking at the pretty rooms and wreaths, knowing that while my own skills and taste will never measure up, I can incorporate aspects of the ideas I see into my own aesthetic.

Overall I think it's the most creative outlet for those of us who love social networking, and I predict that many hours will be wasted over the next several months/years on it.

Have you used Pinterest? What do you think? Would love to hear your comments.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dinner Tonight - Pasta Bake

I got this great food blog recommendation last week-

I made the pasta bake tonight, which is like a lasagna but with penne pasta. We were very happy with the result!

Here's the link to the recipe:

I'd take a picture of mine, but it's already refrigerated and partly gone. Just know that it was good - Curtis had two servings :-)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Soda Cupcakes

I can't believe this is (I think) the first time I've tried it, but I finally made the chocolate box cake with a can of diet coke, instead of egg/oil/water! 23 minutes of baking later, we had delicious chocolate cupcakes!

Friday, January 20, 2012

My favorites

I just love these two :-)

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Mardi Gras Ball(s)

We have been invited to one ball so far in Daphne.  We might go to another in Mobile that "everyone goes to."

(now that Wikipedia is available again, thank goodness, here's a good explanation of Mardi Gras in Mobile)

We're going easy on the Balls this year so we can enjoy the parades and I can pass the Alabama Bar Exam, which takes place one week after Mardi Gras Day, which is a holiday for my office (perhaps the start of Lent will make everyone solemn, creating a good last-minute study environment for yours truly).

I got my first Mardi Gras Ball gown in the mail yesterday.  Bought it from David's Bridal on Amazon for about $85, including shipping.  It's purple, and it fits. Yay :-)

(Now I just need to take it to the tailor to get 3 inches chopped off the bottom)

(And we need to rent Curtis' White Tie tux....)

(And I need Shoes...)

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Fiesta Bowl

Well, we didn't win but we had an amazing time. We got into this free private Stanford party before the game that had performances by Bret Michaels, LMFAO, and Ke$ha. Plus lots of good free food and beverages. Let's just say, our voices were gone as we walked into the stadium for the game. If you're a fan of either Bret or LMFAO, I created a YouTube playlist of the videos I made - it was pretty awesome.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Above the clouds

From the office:

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