Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm it!

I'm feeling so much blogger love lately - particularly for Aletha and Jessica. And, it looks like they are feeling a little bit for me too, because they have both recently tagged me for the always fun six-random-facts post. I'm happy to participate, and though I've posted six random things before, there is NO shortage with me! However, am I a terribe person if I don't pass the game along? Please don't hate me for it ... there are just few people I read regularly who haven't already done this.

Okay, without further ado, I hope this entertains:

1. While I love my little puppy, Winifred, I am completely obsessed with chow-chows. I had a loving and fabulous dog, Celeste (named after Babar's wife), growing up, and I hope we can get our little one a friend soon. Today, Martha posted on her blog about the passing of her beloved dog, Paw-Paw. I recently met Paw-Paw at the Martha Stewart Show, and I am slightly heartbroken today. Only visit the site if you are not a crier. I was a little weepy at work today.

2. I'm messy. My house is clean. My being is spotless. But, when completing crafts or tasks - like painting - I just get totally disgusting! Nothing a wonderful, steaming hot bath can't clean off, and unlike my husband, I'd rather just get the job done, get filthy and worry about it later!

Here are some pics from our weekend painting extravaganza!

3. My husband recently said to me, "You know how I can tell which socks are yours and which are mine? You NEVER turn yours the ride side out." As with all of my clothes, my socks go inside out into the wash. I just don't see the point in taking the time to take them off properly. Be glad there isn't a photo to accompany this one!

4. I secretly wish this had been my bridal bouquet:

5. The BEST present that I received recently was actually one that I'd previously given. My gift was such a huge hit, that my parents decided to give it back to me! And thank god they did! William Sonoma's spiced nut croissants are the best things to have in your freezer. Take a few out the night before, leave them out overnight to rise, and bake them for 20 minutes in the morning. You won't believe how incredibly flaky and delicious these things are. Well worth the money!

6. Here's my most randomest fact: A relative of mine named a cruise ship after me. The ship crashed into the Great Barrier Reef and is at the center of some huge controversy. So, if you Google my name, you get a lot of random legal documents about the "Emily Cheramie Boat." Funny, right?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Album Cover, take two

You all have been so incredibly kind in commenting on the proposed album cover, and I definitely appreciate it. Here's another option, which I think is simple and elegant, and our wedding colors! I'll definitely do a recap of my/our favorite photos shortly. I'm always more that willing to reminisce. And, thanks for indulging

Anthropologie assault

One of my coworkers is wearing this jacket today. I think I might knock her out in the bathroom and steal it. I love it that much.

Wonderful Bridesmaid present (and Etsy find!)

I love the idea of giving personalized stationary to your Bridesmaids. I made everything from scratch for my wedding (save-the-dates, invitations, thank you cards galore... God, I'm so obnoxious), but many brides just simply don't have the time (I don't like sleep much). And because of that, we should be grateful to Etsy peeps like Turtle Papers (in Seattle). Their personalized items are affordable, unique, and beautiful quality.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Emily falls off the face of the planet again

I'm sorry! Things have been busy and I've been slightly lazy after days spent on the computer at work. Ms. Winifred is keeping me quite busy after work, as well, with runs in the park. Hey, at least it means mom gets a little (much needed) exercise too!

You may have noticed the Sk*rt logo in my sidebar. About two months ago I was selected as one of 21 new editors of the fabulous social media web site (through an intense - har har - application process). If you're not already familiar with Sk*rt, you're going to want to be. I get a good hour + of quality internet browsing out of the site. Rather than poke around and come up empty-handed, I'm assured good finds daily!

In addition, I have been feverishly working on our wedding album. I've finished the cover, and I'd love your thoughts. Too much?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Etsy find: ESDesigns

It's been quite at work this week and I've been distracting myself by "pouncing" a lot at Etsy. My favorite find of the day is Elizabeth Scott's jewelry. I definitely think I need a new pair of earings :)

They come beautifully packaged as well and would make a lovely surprise gift for someone.