Friday, May 27, 2011

Mrs. Ford: Princess of Etsy

Completed my latest Etsy order for Beth in London and I couldn't be happier with the results. I hope she loves these cards and I hope she tells me what she plans to use them for, they're so mysterious! By the by, Beth and her main man are two lucky people with very full passports. Thanks for the order Beth! Interested in ordering from my Etsy site? Please take a gander and message me for more info.

Do you have fun holiday weekend plans??? Our plans involve the following:

Pretty pumped up about it being FRIDAY FRIDAY GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY! Everybody's looking forward to the WEEKEND WEEKEND!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My sneaky husband really out did himself this time!

I thought my birthday surprise party last weekend was THE big surprise. Then I thought my beautiful flowers at work and dinner at Cheesecake were THE big surprise, but NO... flying my brother in for the weekend and pretending we were going to the airport to pick up a co-worker was THE big surprise!!!

I'm a lucky girl. :)

Not only did my bro make a surprise appearance in Orlando, but then we also took a road trip down to Palm Beach to see one of my best friends Aimee and her husband Adam and to catch VIP front row seats at a little stand-up.

There may have been cute dogs involved. And their tongues...

It was a VERY short visit but a super duper fun one filled with people I love too. What's better than family?!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2 Week Birthday

What's better than flowers to brighten your day? These beauties just get prettier everyday.

I was kind of bummed out about a Tuesday birthday because that meant I would have to go to W-O-R-K on my special day, but turns out a Tuesday birthday just means 10 days of celebrations! Phase One... Jonathon threw me a surprise party last Saturday. More pics to come...

Phase Two... Cheesecake on my actual birthday!

Phase Three... to be determined this weekend. Isn't it Friday yet???

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One Year Older

My birthday yesterday was filled with flowers, pina colada cheesecake and sunsets! What more could a girl want?

Thank you for all of the wonderful birthday wishes. It is weird getting older but your lovely comments make it sweet.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wish You Were Here

Stupid Monday mornings.

In my mind I'm here:

You're invited, the more the merrier!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer Beach Reading

It's that time again. I don't know HOW we got here so quickly but folks, its time to pull out your bikini and floppy hat and head to your local B&N to pick up a summer beach read.

I have been trying to get through The Happiness Project (which is definitely not the ideal beach read although its light enough to suffice), which is interesting and makes for good inspiration to make positive changes in your life. However, much like my beef with Eat, Pray, Love this one smacks of obvious while also having very little voice or personality with which to relate. Yea, I'm a harsh judge. I think it's due to the era of blogs and reality tv where women across the world feel their personal journeys of "better parenting" and "less nagging" and "trying to be single for 3 months" are in some way profound and deserving of national press. Maybe I am a harsh judge but that stuff kind of depresses me, can't we shoot higher?

Anyhow, I stumbled across this awesome website What Should I Read Next that I am hoping will help me pick a winner for my next book, since this one isn't cutting it thus far. Basically you type in the name of a book or author that you love and voila, a list of similar styled reads at your service. I don't know how accurate the read-o-meter on this thing is, but hopefully its a winner. Let me know what you think if you try it out.

Read a good book lately?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Disney Weekend!

Living in Central Florida we get asked all the time about how we enjoy the Disney parks and aren't they great, and which one's the best, etc. Well, until last weekend we hadn't been to all of them so we couldn't answer that question very well. But now we can!

Our awesome friends Jamie and TJ (who both used to work for Disney and know all of the insider secrets of what rides to skip and which restaurants are the yummiest) took us to the Animal Kingdom and Epcot this past weekend.

The one thing these two Southern Californians are constantly surprised by is the sheer size of the Disney property. The Animal Kingdom was really huge too, but rightly so as there is an entire wild game reserve on property of which we were able to explore on a safari!

One of the best rides we went on at both parks was Expedition Everest which was like a mix of the Matterhorn and Big Thunder Mountain but with a twist. I won't tell you what the twist is so that you are as surprised as we were when you go on it... it was awesome.

In the evening we went over to Epcot, which was so beautiful. I kind of didn't know what to expect of Epcot but I really enjoyed it. We went during Flower and Garden Festival so there were lots of sculptures of Disney characters made of plants here and there. That's Peter Pan behind us.

Epcot's theme is that many different international countries are represented. There is a soda station with free samples of soda's from around the world. I personally enjoyed Japan's, Jon liked China and I'm pretty sure TJ is making that face at the soda from Italy which was DISGUSTING.

Jamie and TJ are cute:

We had an awesome time! And now we can call our selves true Central Florida experts.

Come visit and we will give you the insider tour. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Ladies!

I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day Weekend spent with the very special women in your life.

I would like to wish all of the amazing mom's in my life a very special THANK YOU for doing all of the hard work of loving us all so well...

My best friend whose first Mom's Day it was yesterday, my awesome step-mom who gave me the best little bro and sis of all time, my mother-in-law who raised the best man on Earth, the two greatest grandma's-in-law around, all of my friends with babies of the four-legged or regular variety you keep the world turning... And of course to the BEST MOM IN THE WHOLE WORLD, mine! I love you!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Rachi!


This was us just a few minutes ago...

And then I blinked and here we are now...

I think you are amazing. You're funny, sweet (sometimes) :P, smart and most of all you're always YOU which is the best thing about you. Thanks for being my family, making me proud and being one of my best friends. You deserve a dance...

Thumbs up to you miss grown-up home girl in her 20's!

I love you and miss you! Hope you had some gluten-free cake to celebrate.