capes, coffee, & the color orange

relationships Archive

Saturday

6

July 2013

2

COMMENTS

a happy beginning

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IHCAPES [something empowering] In some circumstances, decisions can be compared to switching on a light.  Prior to making a decision, you’re in the dark.  You understand what it might mean to decide to switch the light on, but can’t experience the light until you actually go for it.  Only after the light is turned on can you experience the decision.

Whatever you’re deciding, know that you can’t fully understand or appreciate the other side of that decision until you act on it.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction]  The Invisible Hostess just won “Best Of 2013” for Seattle Bride Magazine (no surprise there since they also won in 2011 and 2012!!).  And yes, I will be partying with them in about 7 months.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  True confession: I’ve always thought that engaged couples are somewhat nauseating (you know who you are).  But now I get it.  I stand corrected.  The light has been turned on and I am enlightened.  Being engaged is a happy ending to my single-hood, and a happy beginning to what’s next.

Friday

12

August 2011

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COMMENTS

compare & contrast

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CAPES [something empowering] You don’t have to be like everyone else. When your constant comparison mentality drives your life, you avoid the flavor and contrast that you could be experiencing.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I really love using antique gym basket lockers as storage containers.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] The other day, Cooper saw a police car on the freeway, and said “Victor…Victor…Victor…I love you…Victor…Victor…”. I know how you feel, Coop.
 

Friday

22

July 2011

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COMMENTS

"They are both good. But together, they are better." (860)

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CAPES [something empowering] Smother: memorize and understand this verb’s definition, and avoid it in all types of friendships and relationships.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Kate Spade purses are fabulous, but lately I’ve been loving Kate Spade iPhone cases. I have this one, and this one, and my iPhone currently sports the orange giraffe case. To save a buck or two, purchase on Amazon.com.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] With “operation: purge all closets” accomplished, I now have a space dedicated to Lululemon hoodies/jackets. Seeing this color-coordinated section reinforces 2 things: 1) my love for Lulu and 2) why I don’t need more Lulu.

*note 1: a few items are m.i.a…probably in my car…
*note 2: I’m still working on my Lululemon pant section.

 

Tuesday

19

July 2011

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wanderlust [won-der-luhst]: a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.

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CAPES [something empowering] Just because you like to do something doesn’t mean that the person you love has to like it, too. You can learn this the hard way, or just take my word for it.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] In “summer-bummer” Seattle, you can still sport a sunshiney glow with Jergens Natural Glow Body Moisturizer (but use every other day to avoid the over-glow).

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Experience has taught me that there are a few things I cannot live without when traveling overseas:

Nalgene Travel Bottlesto hold my mouthwash, shampoo, vitamins, and more
REI plastic sleeves – like plastic bags, but more durable
French Vanilla International Coffee – for some reason, when good coffee is thousands of miles away, this stuff does the trick
Refresh Eye Dropsin single-use containers
Baby wipes – also known as an African shower

 

Wednesday

6

July 2011

1

COMMENTS

the tingle is free

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CAPES [something empowering] An 81-year old Texan man gave the following advice to me on a westbound plane after telling me about how his wife had recently passed away: “You hear about people that want to bargain with God, and I get that, because I would give anything if I could only have 15 minutes with her to tell her all the things I should have…Tell those that you love what you think about them. Don’t wait. Tell them now.”

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Tea Tree Tingle shampoo/conditioner from TJ’s. Chemical-free, sulfate-free (safe for dyed hair), and a salon-free price. Love.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Palm Oil = a rapidly renewable resource. Goodlight tealights are sold at glassybaby, and are a good light to purchase if you burn through candles quickly – because you breathe what you burn.
 

Thursday

23

June 2011

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COMMENTS

learning to go with the flow…

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CAPES [something empowering] If you’re like me – dictating every moment with plans – then it’s important to balance yourself and go with the flow. And yes, tonight I’m planning to go with the flow.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Toilet seat covers can be used to remove any excess shine from your pretty face. Blot your T-zone, and you’re instantly refreshed.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] James Vincent McMorrow and the Civil Wars captivated a packed Triple Door last night. This video clip was JVM’s last song, “If I Had a Boat”. He’ll be back in September with the rest of his band…stay tuned.
 

Wednesday

22

June 2011

1

COMMENTS

My Summer Reading List

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CAPES [something empowering] In the morning, as you get dressed and ready for the day, think about the attitude that you want to “dress” yourself in. If you wake up annoyed, try “undressing” that attitude before you walk out the door.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I recently cancelled my cable because of the ongoing feud between Comcast and myself. I have a new-found love for Hulu Plus because I can handle $7.99 per month…and I doubt Hulu will increase the price by an obscene amount unannounced.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] My summer reading list includes:
The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge
Everliving, by Christina Dudley
The Great House, by Nicole Krauss
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
The History of Christianity, by Paul Johnson
Let Justice Roll Down, by John Perkins
Love Wins, by Rob Bell
Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher
Real Boys, by William Pollack
The Street of Crocodiles, by Bruno Schultz
 

Saturday

11

June 2011

0

COMMENTS

I’m not needy, but I have needs.

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CAPES [something empowering] It’s important to know the difference between being a needy person and being the type who allows others to take advantage of you. Know your limits. Allow yourself to have needs.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] This wine, with this guy, at this restaurant.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] I love the following glassybaby colors together: Sea Foam, Chatham, Taxi, Kumquat, Chartreuse, Beach, Celadon, Whisper, Crayola and Tangerine…and yes, there are three different shades of orange in this combo.
 

Saturday

4

June 2011

1

COMMENTS

Move over mayo…

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CAPES [something empowering] “When I cannot bear outer pressures anymore, I begin to put order in my belongings…as if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects” (Anais Nin).

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] I hate mayonnaise, but love gourmaise. Boar’s Head Pepperhouse Gourmaise makes mayonnaise so much more than tolerable.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] In my own “world of objects”, I have been obsessed with simplicity and organization. This month, Real Simple featured this closet organizer, and I can’t wait to purchase it. Also this month in RS, glassybaby was featured on the cover. Big deal. Huge.
 

Wednesday

1

June 2011

1

COMMENTS

Pie, pie…I like pie.

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CAPES [something empowering] To wish that someone was just like you is the worst compliment that you can give them.

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] Broomstick pies: take an old broomstick, cover the end of it with pilsbury dough, cook over a campfire, and fill with butter and honey. They’re so good, you’ll want to move out to the woods permanently just so you can use it as an excuse to eat them on a regular basis.

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] Graduate school: year 2 of 3 is days from being completed. But who’s counting?