Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm Such a Dork

There's nothing else to really say about that.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Thanks to Dan and Leah for bringing me my FAVORITE sweet treat in the city. This ended up being my lunch which is how I justified eating an entire pint in one sitting. Thank you Dojo for being so tasty.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hanging Out

It's awesome having friends three doors down from our house.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Toys!!!

I bought three lenses for my iPhone from Photojojo and they arrived in the mail today! I'm pretty excited about them. This one is the wide-angle/macro lens. Gusto looks very stoic here. More lens tests in the coming days!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


1/2 price sushi night!!! It took us about ten minutes to kill this. Yum!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I didn't take a photo today but I did get this done for the upcoming Crafty Supermarket!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Game Night!

The Projectmill group took a break from all of our projecting for dinner and games tonight!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Our friend Kevin and Amy just moved into the neighborhood. One less reason to leave.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Night

Relaxing after dinner with friends on a Friday night. Even though I work everyday of the week, I still love Fridays because my brain gets to switch to a new subject for two days.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


So my friend Jen likes a good prank more than anyone I know. We are both in this YWCA board leadership program where we had to submit a headshot of ourselves to go to all of the participants. I sent her a headshot as a joke before I sent the real headshot to the organizer of the event. Unfortunately for me, I forgot that Jen actually works at the YWCA and she convinced them into let her put this lovely photo in my binder. Luckily it wasn't in all of them but it gave me a good laugh. I blocked out everyone's contact information except hers just in case anyone wants to prank her.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cincinnati Union Terminal

I had a meeting at the Cincinnati Museum Center today and I always forget how amazing the building is!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day of Presents!

Rick delivered our wedding present painting today and we are so excited to have another Rick Mallette in the house!

I also bought myself a present today which I'm pretty excited about. It's light and AIRY!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sugar and Spice

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I don't get to eat here often because they are best for breakfast and lunch so any day off of work, which is rare, you can find me here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Movie Night!

Sunday night usually means movie night with my husband. I love movie popcorn SO MUCH! I also still like saying the word husband.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Love Song

Ben and I went to see Love Song, a play by John Kolvenbach at the Clifton Performance Theatre and it was awesome! Our friend Marykate was in it and she did such great job. I feel lucky to know such creative people. I totally cried which was unexpected.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

First Snow!

I have to say that I like living in a place where there are extreme seasons but I hate winter. That being said, I was really excited to see the first real snow fall of the season today because it's been unseasonably warm here which is weirding me out and the flakes were giant!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This year has already been very hectic and it's only day 11. I've already missed two days of posting a pic of the day but I have to say that my heart just wasn't isn't in it. That being said, I'm pushing through with this gem of me in bed at 9:10 watching a movie and catching up on email. I have been having a hard time sleeping since Friday and today it's catching up with me for sure. I remember with my last year long blog challenge it became a part of my daily routine so I just need to keep going and hope this inspires some sort of creativity. I'm not there yet.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Feeding My Feelings

People watching at Terry's Turf Club. This picture cracks me up.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dog Days of Winter?

I woke up at 4 in the morning pissed at my cats for not being dogs and for probably rubbing their head up against a robbers butt as they rummaged through my jewelry box. I still can't believe that my necklace is gone and in the hands of someone that just sees it as a way to get some fast cash. Breaks my heart.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Today has been a day. I came home stating that maybe this was one of the worst days of work that's I've ever had only to realize that someone had been in my house and gone through this jewelry box that has nothing but Girl Scout pins and bad Target jewelry. They had ripped open my wedding ring box that had nothing in it and left our computers, televisions and everything else in their proper place. I figured we'd made it out of a robbery lucky to be safe and nothing missing. I called the police to file a report and then headed to get ready to go out for the night when I thought of my grandmothers diamond necklace. I've kept it in my dresser drawer for years until I wore it on my wedding day.

I went to my dresser drawer and it's gone. I can't remember if I've ever written about her on this blog and I don't have the energy to look but she was like a third parent. I grew up in the same house that she raised my father in (the handsome guy pictured below) and she was a part of my everyday until I was 13 years old. I remember going into her bathroom and seeing the necklace hanging there and she would tell me that it would be mine one day. A few weeks before she died she wanted me to go take it. I did and I kept it put away in a safe place.

As a high school graduation present my mom got me a new chain for it and I wore it for a while but I grew worried that I would lose it so I put it away. Now it's gone. I remember putting it on the day Ben and I got married. My friend Lauren was standing in my room with me and I nearly lost it when I put it on and yelled at her not to cry or look at me!!! It was the last touch and my way to have her there. I thought of the day that I might pass that necklace on to a daughter or maybe a flamboyant son. Now it's gone. I'm so mad at myself for not putting it some place safer.

I'm sorry Pauline.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Relaxing evening with Gusto. He has a floppy ear since he had to have surgery on it a few months ago. Now he always looks like he's inquisitive or surly.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winter View

Usually I really like my office window view but in the winter it's just down right depressing as I'm trying to fight of the first cold I've had in FOREVER!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mmmmm Pizza

I'm know I'm going to have to get a little more creative with these photos but I'm working on some sort of sore throat something that has me tired and foggy. All of this leads to a photo of our quick homemade pizza dinner. It was tasty and cheesy.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last Night of Vacation!

One last relaxing night trying to block all of the thoughts of the store and work and life and everything! (secretly excited to start thinking about the store and work and life and everything)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year!

It's a new year and I've decided to take a photo a day to get me back in the habit of posting and hopefully slowing down a bit to look around. This year I'd really like to get my studio back in order and start painting more regularly so I need to gather some reference images and inspiration. 2011 was a pretty great year so I'm feeling pretty hopeful for 2012. All we have to do now is get through the winter!

This first photo is from New Year's day lunch with our good friend Dan. I love taking pictures of him holding tiny things, usually cups. In this case though, he's holding a tiny cup shaped cracker from Skyline. For Cincinnatians, finding a funky Skyline cracker is like finding a four leaf clover. Must mean good luck for the 2012!