Thursday, October 29, 2009

Accepted!! Again!

Got my second acceptance today. No scholarship this time, but we're so excited to officially have options now! And a friend got accepted here today too. Maybe I'll get to have a partner in crime next year?

Great day. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Decor

Happy Hallowen!!
Great idea for a party!

I love these. And they are cheap and simple to make - definite plus :)

Monogram Jack-o-Lanterns! How cute is this?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Feeling Blue

I'm obsessed with organization. Stacking cubbies (like these in white) are an absolute must for keeping JV's room in order and mommy sane. I'm a big fan of baskets too. Big fan.

This is a little cluttered for our taste, but I really like the desk and shelving. I'm going to use this as inspiration for a new study area at home.

I love, love, LOVE this teal wall color. So beautiful with the white accents. And those curtains are amazing.

Navy and white always looks so classic together.

I want that lamp - Pottery Barn.

The dining room in the new house is painted navy (like in the photo above). We still havent decided if we are going to repaint it yet. Maybe some nice curtains could help?

Mr. and I both love any shade of blue. Powder blue is perfect for a bedroom because it gives the feel of tranquility and serenity. I think the pink roses are a perfect touch, making the room look welcoming and romantic.

I love everything about this bedroom - especially the black and white photos on the wall. Perfect.

Friday, October 16, 2009

So Anxious

Biggest stressors at the moment...
  1. My current Child Depedancy case. Holy drama!

  2. JV's not so enthusiastic attempts at potty training.

  3. Lack of cuddle time with Mr.

  4. Not knowing where we will be living next year.

  5. Our financial situation - one income for the next three years.
I didn't realize the stress of the unknown could do such a number to my nerves.
I can't believe we are about to uproot our whole lives so I can chase my dreams!! 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Think Different

Love, love, LOVE this old Apple ad campaign...

"Heres to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules and have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may seem them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Date Night At Home

JV was down south visiting my parents so Mr. and I got to enjoy a few quiet nights alone. I seized the opportunity and made us a non-kid friendly dinner of Salmon Cakes, Lemon Garlic Pasta, Chocolate Covered Straberries and Home Made Sangria. Dinner was followed by cuddling on the couch in front of a Sopranos marathon. I love him. What a perfect evening with my insanely hot hubby :)

Human Trafficking

As a member of my county's Human Trafficking Task Force, I'd like to take it upon myself to increase awareness about the serious problem going on in our country right now with - yep, you guessed it, human trafficking. So, here you go...

  • Over 12 million people world wide are trafficked annually.

  • 80% of human trafficking victims are women and children.

  • Human trafficking is the second largest (and fastest growing) criminal industry in the world. It makes $17 billion dollars in profits each year (second only to drug trafficking).

  • About $18,000 people report being victims of human trafficking each year in the U.S.

  • A report released by the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 cites as many as 300,000 children in the United States are at high risk of being trafficked into the sex industry at any given time.
  • An estimated 2,000 children go missing in the United States every day. Of these, only a small number of children are found. Many people believe that a large number of our missing children are falling victim to sex trafficking and enslavement, organized by large, international pedophile rings.

  • Since 2007, the Innocence Lost National Initiative and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children have teamed up to combat sex trafficking of children and have successfully led to the recovery of over 200 American children who were previously listed as missing and endangered.
We are in the process of developing an outreach program in our city. It's amazing how shocked people are to hear it's such a problem. Do some research in your area and you'll see a disturbing increase in these crimes. Awareness is the first step in eradicating this issue.