February 26, 2009

Over IM Just Now

Jonathan: I just caught Lola chewing up your hair holder - that black one that goes across your whole head

Me: Doh

Jonathan: sorry :(

Me: it's called a headband :) hehe

Jonathan: ah yes!

Me: haha...your hair holder

Jonathan: I like hair holder better

December 18, 2008

Year Old Cake...

is totally disgusting! Seriously, who thought of this tradition of eating your wedding cake on your first anniversary?

This box has taken up almost a whole shelf in our freezer for a year. Which is really obnoxious because our freezer isn't very large to begin with so each square inch of space is very valuable when you eat lots of frozen dinners like we do!

So, we didn't remember that we were supposed to eat it until after we got home from dinner. Silly us.

So, I got the cake out & obviously it was hard as a rock. You can see in the above picture, we were a little afraid of this cake. So Jonathan got a big ole bread knife & cut into the frozen block of cake.

Yum... appetizing huh?

We defrosted the cake for a bit & then gathered up all our courage. We took the teeniest of bites. And unanimously decided that it was terrible.

Which is why the plate above still has cake on it! Along with pictures we documented the experience with my Flip. Check it:

Anniversary Cake from Raychelle G on Vimeo.

December 10, 2008


Yesterday the high was somewhere between 75 & 81 depending on where you were.  Then around 11pm it was down to 34 & snowing!  Well, what we call snow in TX...in reality it was probably ice.  Still...LOOK!

December 8, 2008

Happy 1st Anniversary To US!!!

I love you honey! I'm still so excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with you.


If you've got a spare 15 minutes check out our wedding slide show.

Photo & Slide Show by Mark Ridout Photography

December 6, 2008

Etsy Goodness

Etsy.  I just can't get enough of it.  I opened my own shop about a year and half ago.  I tried to sell these beaded buckets that I made with my step mother.

I think it's cute (in a kitschy sort of way) and these have made a fun gifts for family & friends.  Eh, it didn't do so well.  I didn't sell a single one.  And a total of 5 people stopped by the shop. But, I'm not bitter...I'm still hooked on the Etsy goodness.  

In fact, with Etsy's help, I have already purchased 90% of this year's Christmas presents.  We can all use a little help shopping for gifts this time of year.  So, here are some of my favorite Esty shops this season.  Go check them out!

Bedhead is a local artist who makes awesome jewelry!  I can't get enough of these nest necklaces.  Plus, a portion of the shops proceeds are given to non-profit organizations at the end of every fiscal year.  Cute & caring!

Modernbird makes beautiful silver jewelry.  My favorites are her African Animals (like little baby Ellie above) and pretty much all of the Bird collection.  

Gemini Studio Art by Stephen Fowler is a shop with tons of great art to choose from.  My favorite are his typography collages like the one above.  

Boxnmor creates really interesting items out of wood.  I wanted to get this wine bottle holder but I couldn't decide on who to give it to so I bought a few little stocking stuffer things instead.

There were no less than 10 signs I wanted to purchase from Nese's Decor.  I won't mention which one I went with since too many people I know read this, but it's awesome...

Julie Boyles creates fabulous handmade journals.  Looking at the beauties in her shop makes me want to pick up journaling again.

This list is by no mean exhaustive of all my favorite shops, but I couldn't help but share some of my new favorites.

I'm sure you're way more tech savvy than me & you're already on top of the Etsy goodness.  But just in case you're not, if you want even more options Etsy has some AMAZING shopping tools.  My favorites are Gift Guides, Pounce, & Shop Local.  

Go shop handmade!  It's fun!