Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Perfect Pair...

"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!" 
-Thomas Hood

Inspired by Twig and Thistle's "Naturally Sweet DIY Valentines," I decided to design Rob's Valentine's gift around the theme of "We Make a Great Pair!" I know that V-day is kind of a girly holiday, but I don't want to leave Rob out. [Previous years: here, here, and last year I did something like this.]

Here's what I came up with this year:
  • WE MAKE THE PERFECT SET: the Set card game. Rob's never played, but given his interest in MindTrap, Bananagrams, etc., I think he will like it. We've been playing in my Accelerated Math class lately, and the kids love it!!
  • WE MAKE THE PERFECT PEAR: a bag of oatmeal pear cookies that I fully described over at Iron Chef Sisters. He's already tasted them, so they won't be much of a surprise.
  • WE MAKE THE PERFECT PAIR: a "coupon" good for one new pair of sunglasses. Rob's had his eye on a pair of nice (I mean, expensive) sunglasses at REI, and if he's still interested, I'd like to treat him to them. I almost bought them myself, but who knows if he's found a pair he likes better.
  • WE MAKE THE PERFECT PAIR: a new pair of cycling socks. I actually don't know if he even has a pair of dedicated socks for cycling... well, now he does.
It will be at his breakfast table in the morning. 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I am...

"To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution."
-Joe Cordare

Inspired by the Advisement lesson on Friday at my school, I wrote my own poem.

I am…

I am older daughter, older sister, and [only] wife.
I am Northwest Louisiana, too far north to be Cajun, but not afraid to celebrate Mardi Gras.
I am suburban Georgia, less traffic and less smog.
I am fabric sewn together, scrapbooks pieced together, and stories woven together.
I am a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech, but I’m not an engineer.
I am courage in the face of family crisis.
I am a career change to pursue my desire to teach.
I am family reunion vacations at national parks and outdoor destinations.
I am fast food and dinners out on the weekends.
I am steak and mashed potatoes, or just a peanut butter sandwich.
I am Scrabble, Boggle, or any other word game for that matter.
I am straight A’s on report cards, the evidence of hard work.
I am dorm-life and dining hall meal plans all the way through college.
I am Friday night Netflix and curling up on the couch.
I am journals of family stories, albums of family photos.
I am quotes that speak wisdom, humor, and love.
I am the back of the store clearance racks, but only if it’s less than half off.
I am books on cd in the car, the only time I have to read these days.
I am little girls’ smocked dresses, handmade Sunday clothes and always hemmed pants.
I am Pollyanna, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Black Beauty, read aloud before bed.
I am Google Reader and the ingenious NEXT button.
I am a MacBook, with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Firefox all open at the same time.
I am cold oatmeal in the mornings.
I am handbells ringing a tune and feet tapping a rhythm.
I am Coca-Cola… can’t beat the real thing.
I am dreams of my future family.
I am me.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Font nerd...

"Each letter should have a flirtation with the one next to it."
-Mac Baumwell

Found via Design Crush.

Serif Tote Bag from Little Factory.
I think I love that bag.

A simple pledge by Lure Design.
I made that promise a long time ago.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

There's a baby in my cake...

"It [Mardi Gras] is a thing that could hardly exist in the practical North....For the soul of it is the romantic, not the funny and the grotesque. Take away the romantic mysteries, the kings and knights and big-sounding titles, and Mardi Gras would die, down there in the South. "
-Mark Twain

Thank you, mama! We're Mardi-Gras-ing it up over here in Georgia!!

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