List Love Closing Ceremonies – Gina & Megan

August 29, 2008

Today I’m bringing you a little double deuce list action. Kapow! First up is a list from my sister Gina. If I had to pick from a line-up of lists which one came from someone that is related to me, and if I got it wrong one of the lists would get the death penalty, I would 100% know that this one came from my sister. It just has Bellessa girl written all over it. I’m loving 6, 7, and 9. Interesting tidbit: when Gina was younger she would answer the phone by singing Jingle Bells.

1. Peaches with juice so sweet it dribbles down the chin
2. The Olympic Spirit
3. The multi purpose wonderful angled make-up brush
4. clean crisp sheets
5. unexpected emails from friends and new posts on
6. knowing what to make for dinner and actually having the ingredients you need
7. free shipping on internet purchases
8. a bicycle with flowers in the basket
9. the happy feeling when you finish organizing a drawer or closet
10. Fresh sliced tomatoes with a sprinkle of salt

Lastly, we have the delightful Megan’s list. Interesting tidbit #2: Honey Bunches of Oats just came out with a new cereal called Just Bunches. All my dreams are coming ture.

1. Strawberry Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal-I’ve eaten this almost
every single morning for breakfast since the beginning of summer and
have yet to get tired of it.
2. The Movie Waitress
3. Francesca’s Collection Boutique
4. Loreal Paris Touch-On Color For Eyes & Cheeks in Cashmere Rose-
I apply this to my brow bone and right under my eyes to look instantly
wide-eyed and bushy-tailed 
5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky-reading this
book will change your life
6. Subway
7. The song “9 Crimes” by Damien Rice
8. Old Navy flip flops-you can’t beat the price; I’m close to
having a pair in every color!
9. Andy Warhol art-“Art is what we can get away with.”
10. Bath & Body Works Body Cream in Warm Vanilla Sugar

Sadly, these two lists conclude the 2 week, jam packed, non-stop action, list love segment of my blog. But don’t be dismayed, if you didn’t get your list to me and you still want to participate I will gladly post any new ones that come in. Spread the love.

Lists are my fave- Karen

August 28, 2008

I’m so glad Karen sent me over her list because then we got to talking about the Olympics together and some of her emails brought me to tears I was laughing so hard. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that the Olympic spirit wasn’t always guiding me and my competiveness against China got a little out of control. When I expressed this to Karen she said,”Can’t you imagine the Chinese gov’t translating this into marketing material? Here’s the spin: Go Communism! We win the most medals! And they’re all gold! Suck it, democracy!” That’s when I promptly sent her the second half of my friends forever necklace.

My completely superficial list of 10 Things that Make Me Happy:
1. A handful of peonies
2. the Pretty Bourgeois blog (
3. Party dresses
4. When my Ipod is on shuffle, but plays the exact song I want to hear
5. Drinking mojitos with friends on a summer night
6. The sunset in Corolla, NC
7. My cocktail ring (yes, I found a pic of my actual ring from Banana
Republic two years ago!)
8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
9. Kate Spade print ads
10. French Macaroons from Lauderee

Dear readers who are Olympic fans (otherwise known as my family),

August 27, 2008
(our set-up during the entire two weeks- mattress in the living room, slightly shady reception, the works)

I feel like an Olympic failure. The last week of the Olympics I barely posted about them and they’ve now been over for 4 days now and I still haven’t come up with the promised Olympic roundup. I’m still in the denial stage of grief. WHY, I ask the universe, does everything have to happen all at once and then dissipate so quickly? I’m having a hard time coming up with words that can describe the last two weeks of ultimate goodness. For some reason, “They were cool” and “They were good” just isn’t cutting it. So all I’m going to say is they were so great that things were thrown at the TV, and tears were constantly streaming down my face, and I felt more patriotic then somebody dressed up like Uncle Sam on the 4th of July, and I jumped on my bed out of excitement, and I sacrificed precious sleep for you, and my stomach was in knots for the athletes and I felt like I knew each one of them personally. Vancouver or bust my friends.

(and while we’re at it…)

Dear NBC,

I understand that your inspirational Olympic moments broadcaster, Jim McKay, is no longer with us. I cannot tell you enough how much his presence and his segments were missed at these games. So, NBC, I propose that you hire me to thoughtfully construct these segments so that Jim’s memory will live on. I can start at your earliest convenience.


Melanie (I don’t have a broadcaster’s voice but you can dub over it and I won’t get offended) Blodgett

Lists are my fave- Brittney

Today’s list comes from the sweet Brittney who happens to have the best last name on the planet. Her last name actually means beautiful and I know this because it used to be my last name. Now my last name means glove maker. I guess that’s the price of love. Plus, I know the last name fits Brittney a lot better than it fit me.

1. Expensive oil based perfumes like Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Narcisco Rodriguez, and Flowerbomb
2. Google Reader
3. Pure Beech Jersey Sheets from Bed Bath and Beyond
4. Ordering Pad Sew Ew Noodles at Thai Restaurants
5. Watching “Flipping Out” I wish I worked at Jeff Lewis’ office.
6. Reward Points/Miles of any kind, I will jump through so many hoops to get more points/miles.
7. Nacho Supreme from Taco Bell with an Ice Cold Pepsi
8. Travel + Leisure Magazine
9. Dermalogica special cleansing gel
10. Our neighborhood, Ballard. We even have our own website.
11. Entertainment books – I L-O-V-E coupons.

Tranquil looking spaces are my fave

My bedroom right now is far from tranquil and minimilist. If I had to give it a name it would be Mr Hodgy Podgy McCramsalot. I think that’s why these spaces are calling my name. That, and the fact that I would love it if my life resembled a Snuggle commercial without the creepy talking teddy bear.

(top three images from Living Etc, bottom image via Decor8)

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