Friday, January 29, 2010

trampoline you won't fall off

Kids love trampolines, but they are so dangerous.
This brilliant couple built an in-ground one for their family. Check out their amazing home.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Urban Taco" in Dallas airport is pretty yummy and healthy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mad Men waistline

Mr Right and I have been catching up with the rest of the world and watching Mad Men on dvd.

I would love to wear those beautiful Betty Draper dresses.

My body type is more of like Joan's though.

early stretch

Thank you Lifetime peeps, for a wonderful yoga experience this morning.

Nothing like feeling strong, stretched and centered before the sun rises.


The Olympics start in 17 days.
I am looking at airline tickets to Vancouver.
Only problem is the Olympics will be long gone by the time I get there at the end of April for a work meeting.

That's ok - I love you Vancouver. Last time I was there I was really tired. Had no idea but I was pregnant.
Can't wait to take M and push her all over the city in her stroller. Glad I'll have a bit more energy when I visit this time!

Friday, January 22, 2010

have you heard of cross fit tribe?

Last night at dinner I learned about Crossfit Tribe. Read about it here.

I borrowed this quote from their blog:
“Discipline is the ability to do what needs to be done...
even when you don’t feel like doing it.” - Mark Sanborn

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

beautiful and fit in 2010

One of the Vogue blogs posted "Resolutions from the Pro's."

My fit and beautiful New Year will include:

Vibraderm (sp?) at Midwest Medical Aesthetics -- did it the first time this year and my skin felt so good and so smooth.

Yoga every Wed at 5:45 am with my Lifetime Fitness peeps.

Sweaty step class and core strength on Tuesday nights.

I am NOT resolving to eat less chocolate. Never works anyway.

Aqua Tots II at Blue Valley Rec Center. Managing an energetic toddler in the water is way more work than above mentioned step or yoga classes.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

legal - ease

Thank you Carolyn, for spending my money. Your post on your favorite office supplies left me $50 poorer. BUT -- I'm excited for the papaya legal pads -- will lighten the many conference calls I have.

Friday, January 15, 2010

madness behind the method

Tracy Anderson is a publicity genius -- her studio and workouts are in every magazine. And now on Regis and Kelly.
Helps if you train people like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna, I'm sure.
I've purchased Tracy's dvd's and they were mediocre. She really doesn't "teach" at all -- she just does the routines and you are on your own to follow her. When she does cue, she's way late. She does have some terrific music though -- and there's no better motivation than good tunes.

marshmallow willpower

Oh, The Temptation from Steve V on Vimeo.


thanks Joanna for sharing

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

must be January

Yesterday morning I walked into my office and found my W-2 and two boxes of Girl Scout cookies I ordered from my bosses twin girls.

Both seem to be good and bad news.

soon fern shopping

So I am in search of a Boston Fern. I've never had a green thumb, or been a big fan of ferns.

But I understand they help counter the off-gas and create healthier air. Critical in my house with a baby and with Mr. Right's asthma.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

decade wish lists

Seems I was just typing "I can't believe tomorrow is December" and blink, it's mid-January. I'm way too late for resolutions.
I've been thinking about the new decade though.
2000 - 2009 was rough. Ended this past year with horrible economy and unemployment rate. Got started with 9/11. In between there was Katrina and the asian tsunami.
I'm optimistic for this decade. For me, for my little girl, for my family and for everybody.
The Huffington Post listed 12 things that became obsolete this decade.
Classified ads
Landline phones
Fax machines
Dial up internet
Yellow pages & address books
Hand written letters

I'm hoping to send more hand-written notes (not letters, but notes) in 2010. And my mailbox is awfully full of the supposed obsolete catalogs.
I wonder what will no longer be here in 2020?
I hope:
Time Warner Cable's horrific customer service
Sprint's current horrific customer service
Flight delays
Conference calls (boring ones anyway)
other time-wasters

What I hope we have that's new:

low-calorie chocolate (GOOD chocolate)

low-calorie frozen custard (I"m thinking Sheridan's or Culver's)

more independent restaurants: like the Gareltts' Blue Stem here in KC and Pure Food and Wine in NYC

higher paying jobs that require less work

more Meryl Streep movies

more Norah Ephron screenplays (stage or movie, fine)

no more hunger, domestic violence, child abuse, stupid people

Chinese and Indians realize the value of a baby girl

Ok, so if we can have a couple of those last ones, I'll give up chocolate. Happily.

chocolate in the shower

My mom also contributed to my very Merry Christmas -- gave me these yunmmy shower gels by Philosophy -- Peppermint hot cocoa and Fudge Cake. Nothing like lathering up a chocolate scent in a warm shower on a cold day. I really like these, they don't leave any lingering perfumy scent on your body, just smell great while you're using them.

gifts from Mr Right

I'm way late in posting this, but Mr Right out-did himself as Santa this year.
I opened gift after gift. Felt like a little girl getting everything I wanted!
Calvin Klein layering tanks in black and white from Bloomingdales
A beautiful black bra from Bloomingdales
Beautiful bras in red, red lace and black w/ white polka dots; matching panties too - from Victoria's Secret. (I don't know when they started carrying 34DD, but thank you!).
Trapp Candles! The big size in Pear, Pink Grapefruit, Lemongrass and Macintosh.
Aveda lotion and hand creme
A dozen pair of Thor-lo running socks
Darling polka-dot dishes from Prydes in Westport
Pink grapefruit dish soap from William Sonoma (plus a huge refill)
Two bottles of Veuve Clicquot
Scrubby exfoliating peppermint stuff that I love
And I don't even think that was all. What a wonderful Christmas morning!
I've always said the gifts are a small part of the holiday, and I love giving them more than getting them. But it was nice, I must admit, to be spoiled this way.