Sunday, February 24, 2008

I apologize for the low-level effort in today's post. I have stomach flu and I'm in no mood to be chatty. So while I may not be very funny, the following Parenting pamphlet is quite amusing. enjoy . xoxo- jenni

p.s. click the image to open an enlarged view.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


This day is dedicated to the love of my life.

Happy Anniversary Mister. I love you with all my heart.

xoxox, your mrs.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Triple Letter Score

It's been snowing a lot in Chicago. It snows, melts and freezes and snows again. Sometimes all in the same day. Sometimes it snows so much so quickly that Mister and I are trapped in the house waiting for Mr. Plow to come and do the driveway. On days like that it's good to have a lot of things around to keep you entertained.

Several months ago during the holiday buying frenzy, we picked up some board games with the intention of spending some quality time together and we finally made good on that idea.

We had our choice of Scrabble or Jenga. We chose Scrabble and this was Mister's first time playing. I know...unbelievable, but true. I guess when you're a Mensan board games, no matter how wordy, just seem to fall below the radar.

So here is our game. I make REST, Mister turns it into ARRESTIVE. I can't even take credit for BLOG! I thought about challenging him a couple of times but I was too lazy to retrieve the 40 lb. unabridged dictionary. Then I tried to cheat by making up words that sounded real like subquient. In the end I lost. He kicked my ass 200 to 130 on his first try. He even read the rule book, something I can honestly say I never bothered to do.

Ahh... to be married to a genius. I really am quite proud. xoxoxo-jenni

Friday, February 1, 2008

Ahh.... That's Better

I know it's been awhile since my last post, but I've returned with the results of my office makeover! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll remember that a couple of weeks ago I was complaining about the general chaos that was whirling around me in the form of red-orange paint, a half-finished tree mural and enough crap on the walls to put a TGIFridays to shame.

My office was in desperate need of a Design on Dime makeover. So with IKEA a mere 20 minutes away and a Vintage/Asian/Seaside theme steering my thoughts, I embarked upon my most ambitious decorating project to date.

Since it was color that prompted this redecorating frenzy, choosing a new color was my biggest challenge. After spending a year in a room painted one-shade hotter than the sun; I was looking forward to a nice cool palette. Something equivalent to a mental mint. I eventually arrived at Livable Green and Transport Gray. It's very calm and just a bit institutional, which I find oddly soothing.

After the room was repainted I waited a few days before I dove into the actual work of redecorating. I really wanted to approach the project from a more organized place than I usually come from and that meant NOT throwing everything back up on the walls. It also meant measuring, leveling, sinking anchors and using common sense in general.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my new office. If you have a room or a corner or a shelf that you've walked past one hundred times and thought, " I should do something with this" I hope this inspires you to get started on your own project. xoxox - jenni