Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Non-Slip Socks.

I was searching on amazon* the other evening for some non-slip socks for my workout class.  I was hoping to find some socks on the cheap since Define sells them for about $10 a pair, which I thought was a little on the steep side.  But after looking into it, $10 isn't as outrageous as what I originally thought.

But the point of this post is not about pricey socks.  It's about the amazing item Justin found when he was helping me look for the socks.  Non-slip socks for dogs! 

(photo: amazon)

Sadly, the item isn't available to purchase anymore -- they must have been hot sellers.  But doesn't that picture just crack you up?  Maybe Zoey and Riley want a pair for when they are running around like maniacs on our hard word floors.

* For the record, I'm not sure there isn't anything amazon doesn't have.  We love having amazon prime and definitely get our money's worth.  Our friend, Kev, feels the same way -- my favorite 2 things he's ever ordered from amazon are a salad spinner and a butter dish.  Awesome. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Home Tour: Office Bathroom.

In the last installment of the home tour, we took a look at the entryway.  And I also mentioned that next up would be the office.  Well, when I went to upload the office pictures, I noticed that the camera wasn't on the right setting, so the colors are way off and all the photos are super grainy.  Oops.  Hopefully pictures of the office bathroom are a sufficient substitute. 

We hardly ever have guests, and if we do, they usually stay in our upstairs guestroom.  So this bathroom isn't fully "done up."  I hope to add a few more touches here and there, but it's cute and serves its purpose.

Both the shower curtain and the bath mat are from West Elm.  I actually ordered the gray striped shower curtain at first, but it wasn't right with the color of the walls.  I loved the striped look and decided I like the brightness of the citron color -- and it ties in well with the office too (how's that for a little teaser?).

The color is the same as our office -- Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray.  The door to the right is a linen closet and the door straight ahead is a decent-sized walk in closet.

I purchased the vintage peony print from Etsy a while back.  I think it's perfect for this space!

The bath accessories are the ones Justin and I registered for when we first got married.  I still like their simplicity and think they work well.  I just jazzed it up a bit with this tray from West Elm.

The office will be up next on the tour (assuming I can get the camera settings right this time around)! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 things . . .

5 things about my blogging break . . .

1.  Our hotel was terrible.  I usually stay in some very nice places when I travel for work, especially when a partner is around (much less 4).  However, there were slim pickins and we wanted to be within walking distance of the courthouse and our local counsel's office.

I could dedicate a whole post to "funny" stories about the hotel, but I will just mention two.  My hotel-provided hair dryer tripped the circuit breaker every time I used it.  On the third day, I went to the public ladies room (that did not have A/C) to blow dry my hair.  I learned that tip from a partner in our Chicago office who had to do the same thing.  It became comical to "meet up" with wet hair in the public restroom in the morning before we headed to court.  Good times.

This was the "closet" in my first room:

Literally, that was at the foot of my bed.  Awesome.

2.  I'm tired.  In addition to not resting well because of the uncomfortable hotel, last week alone I billed over half what I normally bill in one month.      

3.  The weather there was crazy.  This picture was taken about 30 minutes after a hail storm rolled through.  Look at that sky.  Crazy, huh?  I am pretty sure Reed Timmer should have been there.  If you look closely, you can see white patches on the ground -- that's the left over hail.

Our rental cars looked like someone took a hammer to them.  Our client's back windshield shattered completely into the car.  Oh, and the lights went out in the courtroom during the trial.  That was a first for me. 

4. I lost 5 pounds last week! I was so busy, some days I didn't have time for dinner (or breakfast).  But our local counsel's office did have haagen-dazs single serve cups a couple days for dessert after lunch.  They were one of the highlights of the trip. I'd never seen them before, but I am now slightly obsessed.

5.  It's good to be home.  I am still catching up on my sleep and spending time with Justin.  I hope to be around more now that this massive trial is over!  Thanks for bearing with me! 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blogging break.

I'm afraid my blogging and following along with what's happening on your blogs will have to continue to be on the back burner. I am out of state for a week-long (maybe longer) trial. Dang work! At least it's someplace with cooler temps and lower humidity!

I will be back as soon as I can. I have an ever-growing list of posts I can't wait to share with you guys. Hope you all are doing well! Catch you later, friends!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Serenity Now + Guest Post.

I just have time to say hello and share this beautiful image. 

(photo: decorpad)

Things have been absolutely nuts at work and it's not slowing down any this week! I miss checking in on what's been going on with you guys, but will be back as quick as I can. In the meantime, I just keep reminding myself "serenity now."

And tomorrow (Wednesday), I'm over at Michaela's fabulous blog participating in her fun "She Love Me, She Loves Me Not" series.  If you don't already read Michaela's blog, you're missing out.  She is a super talented blogger -- her design boards and her outfits are always amazing and inspiring!          

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth.

Happy Fourth of July!

(photo: pinterest)

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!