Terrific Things

Friday, February 8, 2008

This Week's Terrific Things

I've been thinking a lot lately about taking shopping off my list of hobbies. Well, maybe moving it down the list. One or two places.

Don't get me wrong. I think clothes are a great means of personal expression. I also think there's nothing wrong with a little shopping for fun. But I do it A LOT. Don't worry, I'm not going to become an anti-tv, anti-consumer, yogi. But it's kind of ridiculous how shopping has almost nothing to do with what I need anymore. So, I'm thinking about it.

In the meantime, here are some things I love. Shop on!

This is a great tissue tee from JCrew.
Why, oh why is the Crisp Blue already sold out in my size???

I am not a label hound. I would rather not have a logo on one of my bags. But I totally covet this Burberry trench.

This is a great suit dress from JCrew. I would like it in Coal with the matching regular 3-button jacket.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Back from a Break

Sorry I left you for a bit. I'm back! A few things have been catching my attention lately. Maybe you'll like them, too.

The Happiness Project is a pretty interesting blog connected to a forthcoming book written by a former Justice O'Connor clerk. Check out her slightly-too-sweet-but-it's-got-a-good-message video, The Years Are Short.

I am way late in many post-wedding tasks. Thank you notes being at the top of the list, highlighted in yellow, underlined with asterisks. Shame on us. But also, we decided not to get a photo album from our photographer and to make a coffee table photo book instead. I've been playing on Blurb and hope to have a book soon!

I just don't care if it's silly and juvenile! I love I Can Has Cheezburger.

I'm trying to capture all of the ideas that run through my head when I am falling asleep and right after I wake up.

See you again soon!

Friday, November 30, 2007


We're negotiating to buy an apartment that doesn't have a dining room. Or any real space for a dining table. So I have been trolling the web looking for some kind of slim drop leaf table.

Thanks to my daily OCD habit of checking the Company Store's sale of the day and then sometimes browsing the rest of the offerings, I found the perfect solution.

It's this three-in-one table that can be a console table, a small dining table, or a large dining table. If I hadn't promised up and down to myself that I wouldn't buy furniture until the contract is signed, this puppy would already be sitting in our apartment in a box.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Great Sales

Tons of designer duds on sale at Net-A-Porter.

20% off everything today at Couture Candy.

An extra 20% off coupon for Macy's.

$25 off a $100 purchase with coupon code WMPRT7 at REI.

Where will I put last year's tax forms???

We are negotiating to buy a condo in Williamsburg. The contract is out but nothing has been signed. Seems like a good time to . . .

(a) take care of chores that have been piling up on my "to do" list
(b) use this downtime before I have to pack to buy Hannukah and Christmas presents
(c) choose paint and furniture for an apartment we don't yet own

If you chose (c) you're right!

I want this coffee table/trunk. And it's on sale! It could be gone by the time we're ready for it. So it makes perfect sense for me to spend $450 (yes, almost 1/2 of $1000) for a piece of furniture that you put your feet on.

Yes, I have a problem!

Wow - It's almost December.

I have been super busy and time has gotten away from me. My one reader can now expect more regular posting.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Purse, Pocketbook, Handbag . . .

. . . whatever you call it, I have too many. I would love to have one of those huge dressing rooms with perfectly sized cubbies for each one of my bags. Unfortunately, unless we convert our bedroom to a dressing room, that's not happening.

In the meantime, I bought this and attached it to the inside of our front door. It is amazing. Now I can see my bags, take them down, and put them back--all without a the help of stepstool and without giving up our bedroom.

Good stuff.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So Much To Do!

Sorry I've been MIA. I've been super busy lately, which has prompted me to look for better ways to keep track of everything on my many plates.

I discovered TaDa List and it's AWESOME. It is different enough from the To Do list feature on my Outlook that I can really use and find it super helpful. I have made different lists - general and specific ones for cases I'm working on - and I reorder them at the beginning of the day. I can access TaDa on my Blackberry, too.

Now I just need to find a web-based application that makes the day longer...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Want This

It's not easy for us to charge things now that we have kittens who like to chew on cords. We charge a cell phone and have to stay nearby. Then we have to wrap up the cords and put them out of chewing range. Which means, of course, that we can't find them again when we need to charge something.

This table would be perfect.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Patience? Not so much.

I want my _______ (depending on the day, insert: ice cream, juice, dvds, Sugar Sweet Sunshine cupcakes, pet food, dream job, vacation -- wait, ignore those last two), and I want it at my front door in 20 minutes.

Luckily, since I live in Manhattan, this can actually happen.

When I need basic groceries, dvds, or Sugar Sweet Sunshine cupcakes, I go with MaxDelivery.

When I need pet food or litter or toys for our kitties, I got with PetNetDirect.

They are perfect for anything you can't get from Delivery.com or SeamlessWeb.

Between these four services, pretty much everything is covered for a rainy or snowy day, or when you just don't. want. to. go. outside.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Bulbs for Spring

I am buying a bunch of bulbs to plant for the spring. They are shipped at the right time for your climate zone (in October for NYC), and they bloom next spring and summer. You can force bulbs inside (like you've seen done with Hyacinth and Amaryllis a lot around Christmas). Check out my choices.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

What's Cooking

I've been dying for red meat lately, and there's a tiny fall-like chill in the air. So I'm making this tonight.