Very Pintersting

My husband asks me everyday if I've seen anything "pinteresting". He thinks it's so funny. Pinterest. It's my latest obsession- actually...I think it's every girls latest obsession. It's a virtual dream for anyone who loves to craft, cook, decorate and dress up. I find myself getting sucked in- oohhing & aahhing over peoples abilities to create and hoping I can recreate the same for me.

I've tried several of the recipes I've found on Pinterest and I've used a bunch of the organizing and cleaning tips I've seen. I have hundreds of home decorating ideas pinned and lots of sewing and crafting projects I'm dying to try. Here are a few I hope to be trying out real soon:

Chevron wall- I've been dying to paint an accent wall in our house since the day we moved in. I go back and forth between colors but I can never seem to choose. Then I came across the recent trend of the patterned chevron wall. I like the subtleness of the tones and I think the pattern adds and element of fun to the room.
*inspiration from www.sabbespot.blogspot.com

Pom pom & lantern decoration- I hope to recreate this next Saturday for a baby shower I'm throwing for my friend, Julieanne. She's having a boy so I will  be using blue, white and pops of green and orange.
*inspiration from www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com

Hooks on reclaimed wood- I want make this for our bedroom. Between Cardy and I we have a million hats. Okay, not a million, but a bunch. This particular set of hooks is from Anthropology- it's a fortune (for hooks anyway) and oddly enough it doesn't come with any hardware. Weird. Cardy has skills and I'm sure between the two of us we could easy come up with an Anthro knock-off (plus who doesn't love reclaimed wood?).

These three are just the beginning- I have many, many pinteresting creations to try. I will definitely post any projects I attempt- I'm super excited! Thanks Pinterest for providing such a great place of inspiration!


Off site business meeting

Wednesday afternoon conversation with my manager (& friend)-
Me: "Marth, what's your schedule like tomorrow?"
Martha: "Ummmm, pretty open. I might have a meeting but I'm not sure if it's tomorrow or Friday. Why? What do you have going on?"
Me: "Nothing, wanna go skiing? It's supposed to be beautiful."
Martha: "I'll schedule the meeting for Friday."

I didn't have to twist her arm at all!
Empty parking lot in the morning, nobody on the chair lifts, and slopes all to ourselves (mostly). Solitude is right!

Sunny and beautiful all day- couldn't have asked for a better Thursday away from the office.

Always a reason to celebrate...and eat.

I love to cook & entertain- it's like a match made in heaven. I find it so much fun and very satisfying to make a meal that everyone enjoys. I will find pretty much any excuse to have friends over to eat. Zombies, vampires, football, birthdays, holidays, you name it and I'll make a shin-dig out of it. Lately we've been meeting up on Sunday nights with Devon and Caroline to watch whatever TV series we're hooked on at the moment. Caroline & I usually take turns hosting and making dinner for the four of us. It's so much fun to have a friend who enjoys cooking and trying new dishes to share. I'm always begging Caro to make one of her delicious pizzas or something we've been drooling over on Pinterest.

Of course, using any reason to make a big dinner and have friends over- we had to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. To be honest, I'm not even sure who St. Patrick is...but I sure love corned beef and all the fixins!

For Saturday's dinner I made corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread served with apricot preserves, and tartiflette (a delicious potato dish with bacon, cream & cheese- made by Caroline). For dessert we had chocolate stout cupcakes with Bailey's cream cheese frosting with our Bailey's & coffee.

On Sunday we got together for the Walking Dead season finale (amazing!) and had Reuben sandwiches and roasted asparagus. I had never made Reubens before but I tell you what, next year I may just skip corned beef & cabbage and go straight for the Reubens. Holy cow, they were delicious!