Friday, April 25, 2008

{ green & gorgeous }

Even before Earth Day (April 22nd for you non-earth celebrators) I've been trying to think a little more "green." Without even really thinking about it, I've been turning off more lights, using less water, trying to create less waste, eating less meat etc. etc. etc. Maybe the Colorado hippie girl is coming out in me and maybe I'm just trying to do my part.

I've noticed even more so lately how much junk mail and catologs we get every day...some of which I just toss right in the mail. It's a waste. To try to cut down on this and save me time from sorting through all the junk, I signed up for a few online services to opt out of receiving certain catalogs and put myself on the do not mail list. I couldn't take J.Crew off the list (I love their catalogs!) but the others got a big fat x next to do not send.

Below are the links if you're interested...every bit helps!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

{ first lady, literacy + scones }

On Tuesday night the girls & I had the opportunity to attend a lecture at the 92nd Street Y with First Lady Barbara & Jenna Bush on literacy and education (thanks Em for the invite!). I ran into a co-worker on the way in...she noticed the group of us when she first walked in since we were all blonde (except for Ash but we still love her!). We are on the east coast where brunettes are plentiful.

I don't attend very many lecture series and I was pleasantly surprised by the conversation. First off, it was nice to see the First Lady in a whole new light, speaking about something she is very passionate about...literacy & books. My favorite part though was seeing her interact with her daughter...they have the typical mother/daughter relationship. Jenna definitely ruled the conversation and even called her mom out on a few things, "you don't read trashy novels mother!"

After the lecture, we went up to my old place, where Kimmy treated us to Blueberry scones with fresh strawberries & whipped cream...delicious!

It was the perfect summer evening with my favorite nyc girls!

Oh...and I finally watched my first ever episode of American Idol. I've been a skeptic but I think I'm going to finally admit that I kinda liked it. C'mon. You can't go wrong with Daughtry and David Cook but then again I'm a sucker for a man that knows how to rock.

Friday, April 11, 2008

{ coconut records }

Check out West Coast by Coconut Records

It just might change your day...

I { heart } Jason Schwartzman

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

{ tidbits }

a few things you may not know about me...

I collect stamps...I prefer used ones
I only eat apples with the skins on
I still turn the soda can tab to see what letter I end up's usually always c.
the {butt}of the bread as I like to call it is my favorite part
I could drink a smoothie every day of my life
my competitive side comes out when I play monopoly
i've never been in a serious fight with a friend...only a stupid one over monopoly
I used to think I liked the ocean more but now I crave the mountains just as much.
I don't sing in the shower but I wish I did