.goodness gracious milly?.

.ummm? miss winter?. sorry, this is a scary creation of mine...
.{click on the image for detail of miss winter}.


.bows & beers.

.beers for me and bows for danny. HAHA.
.the evil rain gods have melted my snow. WHY? It's so unfair.

.les vacatione.

.les Arcs.


.Xavier's house in les Arcs.

.COTE D'AZUR, August 21-31st, 2009. Fantastique! Thanks MOM!!! Joyeux Noel!.


.bee bee bee.

.Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!!!.

.{photo taken in my mother-in-law's famous garden}.


.happy meets happier.


.i JUST took this picture 20 minutes ago....right outside my house. omg.

.little background, Dan & I met in Lake Tahoe, CA when we lived out there skiing...so there is NO day like a SNOW day. omg. so excited. i can't even deal. LOVE!!!!!!!



.so all night I've been staring at this box my mom sent....pondering, thinking, watching, wondering if it's more wedding presents that people have dropped off on her doorstep in NC (even though Dan & I were married 1.5yrs ago) OR maybe it's some old stuff of mine, like high school yearbooks, that she doesn't want to throw away but wants me to finally claim. And part of me was thinking, I shouldn't open the box until Christmas, but then I remembered that we decided to not exchange gifts this year.....so of course it couldn't be presents.
.WELL I WAS WRONG!!!! IT's PRESENTS!!! and LOTS of them. MOM!!!!!!.
.I guess I should've known better, my mom can't resist giving her children gifts. She's the best. Always thinking about us. And mom Meyer....same way, she already broke the no gift rule as well. Yall are so bad!! So yesterday, my husband made me happy and today I was reminded of how much my mom loves me...and I didn't need presents to know that, but it was just a sweet gesture and I love her for it. (mom, if your reading this....don't cry).
So this is what made me happy today and it is #2 in a series of 5 days of blogging about what makes me happy each day.

!!!!!!!! love you mom. xxoo


.to be happy.

.I've been tagged by DolceChic. So what does that mean? Well, “for 5 days you have to post something that made you happy that day and tag 5 people to do the same.” I'm pretty excited about this, not going to lie!
.So, today, December Sevententh, Two Thousand & Eight, my happiest moment was when Danny came home from work. So this is for you Danny!.
{.This is one of my more favorite moments. Those are rose petals all over him. HAHA. We wanted him to sleep well while we cleaned up the crazy party from the night before.}
.So who am I tagging? The blogs I frequent & love...in no particular order. Who will follow the rules? My $$$ is not on my friend at FOR.TOGG.ROW.FEE......Maxxxxxxx. Just do it. It's fun.

.snowdrops & Pollock.

.inspired by Heidi's Moody Mondays, I wanted to take more artsy photos. So last night we had our first real snowfall and thus the perfect opportunity to capture the falling snow in a meaningful way and all from my front stoop. I love the last photo and how the buildings are crooked, sort of throws you for a lO0op.
Thanks for the inspiration Heidi.


.zero bound.

.in light of the FOMC's meeting today, the current fed funds target of 1% & the prospect the Fed will cut rates to 0.05%, I thought I would post a blurb from a 2001 Bernanke speech on deflation:

"Sustained deflation can be highly destructive to a modern economy and should be strongly resisted....Nevertheless, I hope to have persuaded you that the Federal Reserve and other economic policymakers would be far from helpless in the face of deflation, even should the federal funds rate hit its zero bound."



.this one neighborhood in Greensboro, NC (my hometown) actually puts these chicken wire light balls in the trees and it looks so cool at night. It's a bit of an eyesore during the day though with all the wires. For mine, I opted for the upstairs window. The neighbors may be appalled that I used colored lights, but I am not concerned!!.

.tis the season to decorate.

.the tree and some trimmings {click for a closer view}... Bows have always been a favorite in my family, my mom always had them on our tree. I prefer colored lights, but for now, my husband prefers the white lights, so until we have kids I suppose I can compromise! My tree is always somewhat of a hot mess though, never a theme....too many ornaments from when I was a kid to hang.

A before/after of my front stoop + the Munroe Diary box, I think I should put a bow on it :).

.wow, I feel like I have been neglecting my blog...I was out of town all week, ugh. I should have more time to post this week.

.Happy Holiday's to you all!!!


.the little lemon that could.

.our little meyer lemon. we loved you.


.santa baby.

.Christmas Tree - check.
.Holiday trimmings & rum cider - check.
.40's of Ole E with Santa - check?


.milly art.

.painting I did last year. You know all those little alleyways in Europe?? That was my inspiration. This is a small 8 x 10. I love the colors.

.the winter view.

.The trees have lost their leaves, but they have given way to a great view of the R.I. statehouse. This was taken on the sidewalk across from our house. It's sad to loose the leaves, but the view is great!!


.bzzzzzz again.

.here is another bee photo I took in my mother-in-law's garden in Rhody. She has quite the green thumb so her garden is a favorite amoung the bee population. I can't wait to post something about her rose bushes. She has one rose bush that must be 10 feet tall!! It's insane.