Butterflies: Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Random Bits of Happy!

The Family Edition

*My Brother and his wife welcomed baby #2 into the world Friday February 12. Such a sweet little soul our Parker Eric!

* In the same weekend my Brother’s precious little #1 turned 2!  A Valentine baby who now shares a birthday just 2 days from his little Brother!  We played all weekend with Scott who is the proud owner of a play tunnel.  He loves it, can’t you tell!

* I also am feeling very lucky to have this wonderful man in my life.  Last night we turned a simple dinner at home into dinner, a trip out for fro-yo yummies and then craft night as he pulled out my big book of crafts and we picked something to work on while watching the Olympics.  We turned a boring night at home trying to save money into something cheap but extraordinarily fun!  He is amazing!

Quick Mentions:

* We got word last night that my youngest cousin is engaged now to his sweetheart.  He finally popped the question (it’s been 9 or 10 years of dating his high school sweetheart)! * listening to Manchester Orchestra now * Sunday mornings of coffee & croissants with Jazz music and fresh cool air from open windows.  * flip flops * walks on the beach  * exercising to feel better  * This video parody of Tik Tok!  Makes me laugh every time I see it. * Still ::hearting:: my iphone something fierce!


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Butterflies: Things That Make My Heart Flutter

Random Bits of Happy

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* Planning a haircut.  I have medium length hair and once colored and cut I usually go about 3 months without needing a haircut or touch up.  I love planning.  I made my appointment for Saturday and I adore playing with the ideas of wild colors, over the top styles and cuts.  In the end I know it will be a trim, with maybe some wild layers!  I have fun anyway thinking about the styles. 

Also in the same vein…I found the cutest pink clip in extensions from Hot Topic and wore them all day yesterday.  I had two adorable pink streaks peaking out of my dirty blond hair.  Friends and Co-Workers thought it was real at first and they all seemed to find it fitting and cute.  I think it may just stay as extensions, but it’s one of the things I toy with in my mind all the time….so it was fun to live it.  I will be wearing them to a “F%@K Valentine’s Day” party on Saturday.  I will post some picture next week! 

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* The book club I meet with was last night.  Wine, food, discussion, laughter, full of all of the above we all leave happy and recharged.  A good number of the ladies expressed that this is the one thing they do for themselves each month.  It was time for a new book to be chosen and the person choosing actually picked a book because she knows I love Vampire novels.  How very sweet is that?  So I am really excited to be reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova this month.  It sounds really interesting.  I am looking online to see if I can grab it from the library and if not will call my local book consignment to see if he has it, I could download it to kindle for iphone but it’s a really long book and I think I want the real deal.  One way or another I will have it in my hot little hands tonight.  🙂

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* Last Thursday night I had a phone catastrophy.  My phone crashed and wouldn’t recover.  I found out it was under warranty but expressed to my husband that for many reasons (the biggest being I wanted an e-reader and had found out iphone….wait for it…..has an app for it) I wanted to upgrade.  We realised we could do so for pretty cheap since my contract was up and so I upgraded and then we got the replacement as well and hubby got a phone upgrade as well….for zero bucks!  He’s happy, I’m happy, I have an e-reader app and a book on my phone.  It’s blissful.  My love affair with Apple continues.  They can be pricey but SOOOOO very worth it. 

Quick Mentions:

* The silver vintage evening bag I found while antiquing ($6 and it’s adorable!) * Working on my #RadicalSelfLove bible – following along on the Gala journey (expect an update from me soon, I’m going to scan some pages) * Valentine’s day colors are my favorite! Pink, red and white oh my!  * Conversation Hearts “Bite Me” * Heligoland – Massive Attack is so lovely!  * Looking forward to Asian fusion for V-Day dinner

RIP ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Credit: via http://www.guardian.co.uk McQueen with SJP at 2006 Costume Institute Gala in NY

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Alexander McQueen—Aquatic Fairies on Speed – Spring 2010 Collection.