Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Around here...




Hey guys! This is my "what a grey and gloomy day here on the NJ Shore" face. We woke at the usual time this morning but the light, or lack thereof, coming in the window would lead one to believe that it was late in the evening. And here we are at mid day and it is still so very dark.   
And we have so much to do. Lots of creative work. The sort of stuff that calls for sunshine. But we'll have to make do. Right now all I hear is crickets...loud loud crickets. They are singing in the rain about how much they absolutely love this weather. It sounds like Coachcricket, no...Bonnacricket...or Lollapacricket...actually none of them work. It just sounds like a whole lotta crickets. 
And speaking of crickets...the other morning I awoke to the sound of a cricket, and it seemed very near to me. Then I discovered that it was actually smack dab on my head! Half asleep, I flipped out...figurative and literally. After my fit of flipping all over the cricket was nowhere in sight. But later that night...guess who piped up loud and clear to sing us to sleep?? Ok, we searched high and low...pulled back corners of carpet...everything. The thing would hear us coming and go silent. So then we'd lay there in the dark...and as soon as he'd start his song we'd spring up with flashlight in hand and hope to catch a glimpse. Nope. This went on for three nights. We googled "how to find a cricket in my bedroom" ... and had no luck with our seltzer bottle and carrot traps....and that kid on Youtube seemed so confident in his method!!
Anyway, last night the cricket was silent...maybe he left...maybe he starved...I just hope he doesn't return. We hadn't slept for three straight nights. 


So...just cuz it's raining doesn't mean you can't put on a little lipstick. It kinda balances things...for me anyway. This here is my new faaaavorite everyday lipstick. L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balm in Pink Satin. It is the prettiest pale pink. (I'm wearing it today...in the photo above)  I had read a review and saw that it was buy one get one at Ulta...so why not. I love it! It feels good on...not sticky at all. It has just enough shine, and hydrates my lips. For 7.95...you cannot beat it! It comes in 8 shades. I may try a darker shade for Fall. 


This guy has the right idea. Although this is also what he looks like on the sunniest of days. Such a Lazy Bonez! zzzzzzz


Rainy days make me want to eat. And it's got me thinking of this pizza we made last week. It was seriously beyond good...like oh my gosh one of the best we ever made good. Whole wheat crust, roasted eggplant, fresh mozzarella, homemade sauce, fresh basil...some pecorino romano. Mannn I want it right now! 


This happy happy package arrived the other day all the way from Alabama! From my sweet and talented friend Kitty aka Fritzi Marie! I adore my Doo Nanny flower crown and cannot wait to wear it! So pretty! And the packaging was so darling...she even included a Fortune Telling Fish! But that fish made me uneasy with the reading I kept getting...well, actually there was no category listed for my reading...the fish would dive off my hand time and time again...it ran from me like the plague. ha! But suuuriously...I am in love with Fritzi Marie's tiny details.


Aaron and I have been using Demeter fragrances for years and years. We have always found good stuff. The Demeter Fragrance Library contains some of the most unique, creative, and often humous scents one can imagine. Anything from black pepper to funeral home...baby powder, grass, dirt, salt air. You can layer scents like graham cracker, Dark Chocolate, marshmallow...and walk around feeling like a S'more. We recently ordered a bunch of little samples as well as two main scents that we'd been wanting. I love Almond...it's perfect. And Aaron has been dying to smell just like a dusty old used book store...and now he does...fo' real.



And man oh man...It's back! Walter White is back. It is not even 48 hours after airtime so I won't reveal any of the deets of the premier...but wow. How can hating someone feel so good? And yes, his ability to problem solve is admirable...but it's safe to say that even Walter White hates Walter White.

We've been caught up in some big projects lately that are pretty much taking up our days and nights, but we have some fun artsy crafty tutorials and recipes planned. Thanks so so much for popping in! we love having you!

xo Jenny...and Aaron says hi!

18 comments:

  1. Your cricket talk reminds me of the annoying mocking bird that hangs out in a bush outside of my livingroom and gets started at about 1:00 am and goes on allllll night. I hate that bird! Anyway, hope you create something awesome (I'm sure you will). :)

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    1. Ha! we had a bird problem in our last apartment. We were on the second floor and the house was pretty much blanketed with old trees right at the height of our window. All of those birds were complete insomniacs. We wanted to find them while they were napping in the daytime and wake them up just to get even! And thanks!!! we'll try to make something awesome.

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  2. You write so well Jenny..Its nice to see you guys are doing great..Give Aaron my best.

    P.S.-We have no real cricket problem in NYC but if he starts bothering you again invest in spiders. They'll take care of business :)
    -Elliott

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    1. Oh Jeeeez, thank Elliott. Good to see you doing well also...Aar admires how you make sure to balance work and play and even school. We spent years of not being able to do that and we paid the price. Only recently have we figured out how to handle the grind peacefully. And yeah, we've got spiderwebs all over outside our house and we don't touch 'em...the more the merrier.! :)

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  3. What a feast for the eyes and palate. Love the lipstick. It's perfect on you...heck...anything would be perfect on you...you're adorable. The pizza looks scrumptious and I plan on making it this weekend. I love Demeter too. My fave is Winter Day, which, alas, has been discontinued. Fritzi Marie nailed it with the white and black Doo Nanny Flower Crown...right in your ballpark. Great pics.

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    1. Thanks so much Ms. Diva! You flatter me all too much! Maybe we'll hunt some Winter Day down on Ebay. ;)

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  4. Crickets scare the hell outta me so I feel your pain haha! That pizza looks so darn good and I cant wait to watch the latest BB episode!!!

    Cute pic of you btw sweet :)

    Lulu xx

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    1. The final couple minutes of the BB premier are amazing. We listened to every single word so intently and you could write it all out on paper and Walt is an absolute madman who knows all to well how to play games. ps...thats not a spoiler...just an appetizer!

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  5. It's been raining here for 2 days and I know the feeling of all I want to do is eat! Looking for a new lip balm...will have to try the Loreal! :) Have a great week Jenny! :) and Aaron too !!!

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    1. Thanks so much Dara! It's great...I will def get more colors of it! Our rain has finally let up and the sun is shining like crazy...plus, all the humidity is gone now. Turned out to be a good day! xoxo

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  6. I am really diggin that lipstick!!! Looks great!

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  7. Oooo, I love crickets! I love holding them. <3 Whenever we tent camp in the backyard, they sing us to sleep as well. It's quite soothing if you let yourself think of them that way!!! They're just happy little creatures. ^_^

    I must, must, must try those scents. A BOOK STORE?! YES, please!!! Jen and I have tried Funeral Parlor scented oil from a store we love called Vampfangs and it's so good, and soothing; a little sad, yet lively. It's amazing.

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  8. Loving that fur baby photo... sooooooooooo cute!!! And crickets are gross!! YUCK!!!

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  9. Hi Jenny!! That lipstick looks so pretty on you! Bookstore scent...yes, please! I would love if my hubby smelled like that! It's one of my favorite scents! And almond sounds fantastic! I think I would seriously freak out if I woke up with a cricket on my head! A couple of times we had one find its way into the laundry room, but thankfully never the bedroom. That would be so annoying when you want to sleep! Wasn't Breaking Bad so good?! I love that show so much! When Walt said "I would tread lightly" .... wow! Can't wait to see what happens next week! I wish this was not the last few episodes!
    Michelle xoxo

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  10. Your cricket story made me laugh out loud. sooo good! It sounds like something my husband and I would go through. glad to hear he's gone and your getting your rest!

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  11. Ahhh, that cricket story sounds terrifying! I don't know what I would do if that happened to me. I've always wanted to try Demeter fragrances and almond seems like a good place to start since it's for sure one of my favorite scents and flavors (almond Dr. Bronner's is the best!). Also, now my life just feels like days between Breaking Bad episodes - it has fully taken over my brain!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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  12. Helloooo, gorgeous!
    Oh my gosh, that pizza! Yummm.
    Demeter sounds like a great fragrance option, it looks like they're cruelty free which is a bit tougher to come by when it comes to fragrance. How did you order samples, is there an option for sample size on the product page? Almond would be amazing, and there's a bunch of others that also seem pretty great!

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  13. Okay, I NEED that lip color in my life! That pizza looks super yummy & BREAKING BAD FTW!

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