Thursday, January 31, 2008

Falling behind

So much has been going on with me that I've been falling behind in my blogging duties. I'll do my best to get back on track soon. Tonight Lost premiers! Thank you god! Not that it's going to be a religious experience (should I be capitalizing god, or, God, whatever) but it will be good to see SOMETHING new and I'm interested to see what's in store for us this season...not that watching tonight will give us any clues but...anyway, I'm sure I'll have something to say about it tomorrow. Missed the preview (though I don't know how) you can check it out here.

Niche Modern

I love EVERYTHING from Niche Modern. Thanks to Design*Sponge (yet again) for always finding beautiful things.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Perfect Stroller

Michael and I have been exploring the world of strollers. According to my sister, the stroller will be the most important purchase we make (ever?). It's a big world out there, with lots of features, accessories, requirements, reviews...ugh seriously it's overwhelming.

Here is Michael's solution along with a list of pros and cons.

They're free (if you steal one)
They fit any car seat
We can keep it outside
The bums can use it when we're not using it
It serves a dual purpose if we are broke and need to collect cans and bottles to pay for child care

no cup holder

It's definitely something to think about.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My new job?


Do you want to work for Sean “P Diddy” Combs? Well, this is your big chance! VH1 is producing a new reality television show that will track 20 finalists as they compete to land the job of a lifetime: personal assistant to Sean “P Diddy” Combs.

We are conducting a NATIONWIDE SEARCH to find the right candidates. Whether you call him P Diddy, Puffy, or Sean Combs, now is your chance to call this legend of hip-hop “My Boss.”

If you think you have what it takes to be P Diddy’s Assistant, then we want to hear from you.

Interested applicants must email a resume, photo and brief bio.

Prominent celebrity hip-hop mogul is seeking a top-notch, professional and outgoing Personal Assistant to coordinate business, social and personal affairs. This role involves handling business and personal tasks. It is imperative that the Assistant has the sophistication to communicate effectively with people at all levels of management and handle highly confidential matters. Due to busy schedule, the Assistant needs to be accessible on weekends and evenings to handle ongoing activities. Other details will be explained upon employment.


  • Applicants must be 21 or older.
  • Must have a “whatever it takes” attitude.
  • You’ll need a big personality to stand out amongst the other candidates.
  • Be available and on-call 24/7.

Please respond via email to:

Include the following:

  • A cover letter explaining who you are and why you would be perfect for this position.
  • Your updated resume
  • A recent photo of yourself for our files
As seen on Media Bistro

(not so) Little Butternut

I can't believe the baby is THIS big (though, I feel like she's that big so I shouldn't be surprised). 29 weeks from Baby Center.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Another gorgeous (unaffordable) chandelier on ebay

Again, I can't afford this but it sure is nice. Remember the other one I posed a while ago. If anyone knows where to get something like this for less than $500 I'd love to know about it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Michael did a great job recovering our reproduction Eames chair (ours is on the right). We went to The Fabric Place a few weeks ago to get new fabric for our headboard and this chair. If you ever need fabric and are in the Boston area the Framingham location is the best.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Thanks to Matt (again!) for entertaining me with this product, the baby toupee. Shown here is "The Donald".

Aye-Aye (yay-ya-ya)

Saw this little guy in the Metro this morning. Brings back the days when they used to have funny animal stories. I miss those. Also in today's Metro, Kitty Wigs (I knew it would catch on).

Monday, January 7, 2008


My parents are in India right now. I received this e-mail correspondence from my parents (forwarded through my sister):
Easy trip. Cows in the street. Lots of dust. All is well. Forward to Erica.

And a response from my sister:
I think mom gets confused between email and
telegraphs. Does she know you don't get charged by the

Friday, January 4, 2008

The um, interesting, world of reborns

This is so weird. As seen on Coudal. Original video at
Get your own.

Loading a Dishwasher - Martha Style

OK, there are some people who are going to be able to relate to this and some who are going to think I'm totally insane. I can't say how many times I've opening a dishwasher and had the dishes still be dirty because they weren't loaded properly (large dishes blocking the water from smaller dishes etc). Now, thanks to Martha Stewart's "Dishwasher Strategy", we can all know the RIGHT way to load a dishwasher. (No offense Michael, you're wonderful and this is not aimed at you, I think I get this from my father).For instance, Martha recommends "staggering large plates with small ones, and put large cookware and pots and pans along the sides" and if "using a model with a basket, you should alternate your silverware pieces, one piece pointing up, the next down, etc." I don't know about you, but I feel a lot better now. Oh, and it looks like dishwasher in the photo I have posted here, is loaded completely WRONG. Shame on you! Read the "Dishwasher Strategy".

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New built-in

Michael is almost done with the shelves and storage unit in our living room. It's really looking great.