Thursday, January 27, 2011

day.26 - paper spirals

This is an anniversary gift from my aunt.
It's a home décor container covered in paper spirals.
Very fitting for a one-year anniversary :)

day.25 - "those icicles have been known to kill people!"

I snagged this as I got home from work.
These icicles are chillin' at the corner of the roof over the front porch.
(Ha! chillin', get it?)

day.24 - ...and man created fire

The view looking into our wood-burning furnace.
We woke up to a brisk 61 degrees in the house – 
apparently the gas furnace went out overnight!

Monday, January 24, 2011

day.23 - a silver lining on a cold winter's day

The winter may bring snow, ice and bitter cold upon us,
but it also brings out a new kind of beauty.

day.22 - happy first birthday, trey!

We went to our friends' son's birthday party.
Their house was decked out in Mickey Mouse décor,
including this giant balloon bouquet.

day.21 - day & night

This particular morning, the sun was awakening in the eastern sky
while the moon was still hanging in the west
Obviously, this is of the eastern sky only :)

day.20 - ooh, piece a candy...ooh, piece a candy

The restocked candy bowl at work – fit for a centerpiece.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

day.19 - sprinkle on some yumm!

Today was Lisa's birthday and I was on latte duty.
The drive-thru was excessively long, so I decided to go in 
and while I waited, I saw these flavored coffee toppings.

day.18 - blue fog

Driving home in the foggy rain was not fun, and when I got there,
my house was enveloped in blue fog. Kind of serene, kind of eerie.

Monday, January 17, 2011

day.17 - a fungus among us

An ode to my love of mushrooms. These are baby portabello.

day.16 - made in the usa

I supported the U.S.A. and got the steel drink tubs I've always envisioned.

day.15 - snowtrails

From the deck of the lodge at Snowtrails Ski Resort.
I didn't have my camera, so I took this with Frank's Droid X.

day.14 - hurricane scape

I made this from a pine cone branch & stones we collected on our vacation to
Traverse City, including the stones with my initials in them - pretty cool!

Friday, January 14, 2011

day.13 - goggles, goggles, goggles!

In preparation of skiing this weekend, 
we went to Aspen Ski & Board for our ski gear.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

day.12 - the jungle in my kitchen

Look - on the counter! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a....rhino butter dish?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

day.11 - snowy steps

The accumulation of snow on our front porch steps, 
after an entire day of snowing. It could be worse.

day.10 - mighty arches

I scavenged the supply closet and found this old plastic mail tray
to put my MacMini up on at work. Cool arches, eh?

day.9 - dog days

This is more than a cute picture of our puppy Vinni.
It's also the first time I went skiing.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

day.8 - ring of beer

We left the remaining beer from our party in the metal drink tub outside.
The ice/water mix froze to the beer and out popped a "ring o' beer".
(No, the photo is not turned the wrong way; I took this of the ice ring on its side.)

day.7 - popcorn cake

I experienced popcorn cake for the first time.
Frank's mom used to make it for him as a kid.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

day.6 - up on the rooftop...

A few of us at work decided to take a trip upstairs, to the roof.

day.5 - sunrise on jersey mill road

I was leaving for work, and saw this from the end of the driveway.
A bit blurry, but still pretty.

day.4 - sun peaking out on a cloudy day


I took this picture from inside my car and didn't use a flash.
The sun hit the windshield just right.

day.3 - clock tower, st. mary's catholic church

The time on the clock is 5:04 p.m. Week two of my new schedule, 
Monday was the first day I actually left on time. Surreal moment for me.

day.2 - polka dot wind chime

This small wind chime hangs in our screened back porch.
And was left by the previous owners. But I don't mind. I kinda like it.

day.1 - jumbo chocolate peanut butter creme puff

On New Year's Day, Frank and I went to Schmitz's Sausage Haus with our friends Ryan and Staci.
This is what I got for dessert. Delicious.