Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I watch a lot of those home decorating shows on TV, and this one time I saw a really cool idea. Ever since then, I've been wanting to do it. It's where you put 4 mirrors in a square (or whatever design) on a wall. Simple, but it adds a lot to a room, I think. Plus, we hardly have anything on our walls.

In our living room, our coffee table and end tables are the natural wood stain. So I kinda wanted to find mirrors that have the natural wood stain border around them. I haven't seen these anywhere, and I've been looking.

So today, I've been incredibly bored and on the internet literally all day long. I was checking all of these websites like Pottery Barn, Ikea, Crate & Barrell, etc. to see if I could find mirrors like the ones in my crazy little head. No such luck.


I checked ebay, and there they were, right before my eyes! A set of 4 natural-stain wood bordered mirrors!!! And Grant, if you're reading this, I had to buy them! It was literally a sign from God, I'm convinced! The auction was ending in less than an hour, no bidders, and at a low price, and the style and color I wanted. So, really, I HAD to buy them! Anyways, I'm really excited about it.

I want them. Now.

Jet Lag

Right now, it's about 5:47 am, and I've already been awake for an hour. AN HOUR! This is ridiculous, how jet lagged Grant and I are. Right now, he's in bed trying to sleep, but I know he's not, because we're both wide awake. This sucks.

Monday, January 30, 2006


I'm in love with the new Hershey's Kissables!

Never enough!

I just bought some stuff from Close To My Heart so I can scrapbook all of our pictures from England. I'm supposed to be using the money that I make from selling CTMH, but I don't have enough. Oh well. Hopefully, I'll have 2 parties this month, then I'll make some money, then I can buy more stuff. Why can't money just grow on trees?

I've never scrapbooked before, so I don't really know where to start. But I figure I better get at least one scrapbook done, so I can look like I know what I'm talking about to my customers. Hopefully it turns out okay.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Great exercise!

Grant popped in the Tragic Kingdom album by No Doubt. It didn't take long for the music to start taking over me, so I grabbed Grant and we started psycho dancing for about 5 songs. Sometimes just being stupid together is so much fun! That's what I love about Grant and I--we're not afraid to be dumb around each other.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Random Thoughts

Things I've noticed about English people:

1. They're obsessed with Big Brother.
2. They substitute a "v" or "f" sound for "th." For example, "I love Big Bruva!" "First, second, fird."
3. They say "loads" alot.
4. Their newspapers look like tabloids.
5. Everyone we've encountered has been extremely nice and helpful. Generally, much nicer than most Americans.

Things I've found out about myself while in England:

1. I like tea with 1 milk and 2 sugars.
2. I appreciate America more. It seems the English culture makes things very difficult when they don't have to be. For instance...
They hardly use street signs. If you get directions, they give them by landmarks, which is difficult.
Most of the streets were designed before cars were invented, so it's impossible for 2 cars to pass on many streets, which is ridiculous.
3. I miss Watley--alot!

Bored in England

So, I'm here in England, and I'm bored. How dumb is that? I have good reason, though. Grant is at work, and I'm stuck at the hotel. It's a super-nice hotel, but it's out in the middle of nowhere. I could take the rental car into town, but I'm scared to death to drive it. Grant had enough trouble 1)remembering to stay on the left side, 2)learning how to go around round-abouts, and 3)learning how to shift with his left hand, so I don't really want to bother with all of it. If we were close to town, I would take a bus in, but no buses come out here. It's probably a good thing, anyway, because Grant and I went into town and they had this huge outlet mall. Because Grant was there, I refrained from buying anything--ANYTHING! If I went by myself, I probably wouldn't be able to help myself. Evidentally, this is the big sale season in England, so everything is really cheap.

I went to the gym for about an hour yesterday, but today I'm just not feeling it. So, I'm writing postcards and getting our itinerary figured out for when we go to London tomorrow and Friday--where we will be doing plenty of shopping, despite what Grant thinks. I'm planning to go to 2 outdoor markets, plus Harrod's and any other place that looks like good shopping.

So how bored am I? Well, I've avoided starting a blog until today.

But really, we've done so much up until yesterday and today, I don't really feel too bad about being bored. It's been nice to have a little break.