Friday, April 30, 2010

iPhone Foto Friday

In light of recent zoo sightings at work, I have decided to dedicate today's iPhone Foto Friday to "bring your pets shopping day" - which I still do not fully understand.

The first bring your pet portion of today's post goes to the woman with the parrot on her shoulder.
I was in the back on my lunch when I heard a very LOUD squawking noise coming from the sales floor, and it KEPT happening, so finally I went out and saw that yes indeed, a customer had brought her stupid bird with her shopping. WHY on EARTH would you feel the need to bring a bird shopping with you? I just do not understand.

Next up: Mello Bello, the sweetest dog ever.
We have a lot of repeat customers, and Bello's Mom Heather always comes in to our store. He is so calm and always just sleeps while she shops, but yesterday Bello made a home for himself on our "husband chair" it was so cute!

Do you bring your pets shopping? I personally don't think that the mall is the place for animals, I say leave them at home where they can poop and pee where they should - not on my sales floor. If you are that concerned about spending time with your pet then you should take it to the park! haha but maybe that is just me?

Happy Friday Everyone! :)


Monday, April 26, 2010

My Wonderful Weekend Off! :)

Thanks to the scheduling gods, I lucked out and my weekend off turned out to be one of the most beautiful weekends this month! No rain and all sunshine! :)

On Friday night I went to the gym and then Josh and I hung out and relaxed because Saturday morning he had to get up bright and early to take the WEPT - an English test that you must pass in order to graduate. So I headed to the town of Sonoma to meet up with my good friend Lindsey for lunch!

The scenic drive!

The Sonoma Town Plaza
Lots of trees!
We had lunch at a really cute outdoor cafe and then walked around the plaza and looked in all of the neat little shops! It was so great to see her again :)
Then I came home and Josh and I couldn't decide what to do, but it was still SO nice out, so I opted to wash the Jetta! I don't even care that it is supposed to rain this week, the Jetta needed a cleaning bad!
Saturday night Josh's sister and some of their hockey friends came over to watch the Sharks hockey game. We made homemade popcorn and watched the Sharks win! I also decided to make some cupcakes and loaded up my Cuisipro, but little did I know the bottom wasn't on all the way so when I squeezed the pump the bottom fell off and all of the batter came out! haha
Katie:0 Cuisipro:1
On Sunday morning my parents came up to visit! So we headed to Healdsburg!
We had lunch at the Healdsburg Bar and Grill and then walked around the downtown square.
Along the way my parents did some wine tasting, and we even came across a toad! haha
Then we headed over to Paradise Ridge, the winery where our good friends Stephanie and Anthony work! It had an absolutely amazing view!
The indoor wedding facility, so pretty! And I love those chandeliers!
Josh doing a little wine tasting!
My dad thought it was the funniest thing ever that I could fit my tiny fingers through the table
Josh and I :)
The view!
After relaxing on the deck at the winery we headed back to our place, watched a Food Network cake challenge and then my parents headed home.

Then Josh and I were off to a work party to celebrate Casy's last day! We even had a mermaid pinata! haha
Janell's daughter Kali hitting the pinata
Some of the girls!
Casy with the pinata head on
Casy cutting her goodbye cake!
All of the girls :)
Then we came home and got ready for bed! It was one of those great weekends where I got a lot done, and did a lot of fun things, but I never felt rushed or worn out, it was so fun and relaxing!

I hope everyone else had a great weekend too!


Friday, April 23, 2010

iPhone Foto Friday

As you all know I work in retail, therefore I get to come in contact with some interesting people. Recently a girl came in (on a weekday - before noon) dressed for the clubs.

Now just a bit of background: the town where our store is = a cow town. There is a slaughter house down the road, most of the people are farmers, and you have to drive a bit of a ways to get to any sort of legit "clubs". So needless to say when this little number came in, we were all having a field day...

Her dress was SO SHORT that she was leaning back a bit to sag in down. And the combo with the heels and all of her makeup and jewelry made the whole thing even more classic.
I don't mind if you dress up for the clubs, by all means - GO FOR IT! But on a Wednesday at 11:30am? really? I have a feeling you could have gone with a more appropriate outfit for a family shopping environment, but then again, I could be wrong.

Happy Friday! :)


Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Romper: Love it or Hate it?

After a recent trip to Target which is always dangerous, I have been left with a question: To Romper or Not to Romper? For a very reasonable $19 any of the following rompers could be mine from the heaven on Earth known as Target, but I have a few concerns...

When I sit will it give me a big wedgie?
What type of bra can I wear with one of these? Because I hate strapless.
Will I look even MORE like a 12 year old?
And lastly, how flattering can these really be on? I mean it is just a sack with a cinched waist...
Thoughts and Comments much appreciated! :)


Monday, April 19, 2010

Fish creep me out...

Fish Scare Me! They are creepy, they are weird. When my family goes boating I'm always afraid they are going to bite my toes.

So when I came across this article I couldn't believe that their are women out there who are willing to let fish suck on their feet!!! EWWWY!
A salon in Arizon was offering these fish manicures to it's clients when the State of Arizona shut it down for uncleanliness because you can't sterilize the fish. But basically you put your feet in a tank of these tiny fishies who nibble off all of the dead skin - ummm sick!!

I apologize for all of the articles as of lately, but some of these things are just too crazy not to share!!

Would you ever let a fish eat away at your feet?? Heck no, NOT ME!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So long Cinderelly :(

A few years ago Josh's sister got me a cute little Cinderella picture frame for my birthday! Unfortunately the other day when I was getting ready in a hurry I knocked it off of my dresser and she broke! :(
Let's hope that with a little TLC and some Super Glue I can get her looking good as new!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

umm can we say GROSS!

A friend of mine shared an interesting article on facebook this morning that got me thinking, and I couldn't help but to pass it on to all of you lovely bloggers.

Getting Off On Facebook

This article talks about how there are men who creep the facebook interwebs to get their jollies.

1. How Nasty
2. These people have access to your profile and are supposed to be "your friends" - even grosser
3. At the same time, if you are putting up slutty pictures of yourself then you are asking for that kind of attention, right?

What do you ladies think?


Friday, April 9, 2010

iPhone Foto Friday

At the mall that I work at there is a store called Tuesday Morning. It is an interesting store, I guess I would classify it like a Ross of specifically home-good type things. Random decor and such. I like to go browse on my lunch and see what things they have. Sometimes they have sweet finds, other times I am left wondering WTF?

My most recent WTF moment at Tuesday Morning was when I went in and spotted these:

Awkward Cowboy yard decor
Cowgirl yard decor
ok FIRST of all, these are CREEPY! Second, I doubt that anyone with a western theme would choose these creepy statues! Let alone pay around $30 each!

I figured these things would never sell, but of course, when I went in a few days later they were gone! I feel sorry for whatever home gets decorated with these things! haha

Happy Friday!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Weekend Camping Trip at the Coast!

Sunday night after I got off of work Josh and I headed to the Coast to meet my family for a few days of camping! :)

The campground! Our motor home is in the very back.
On Monday morning when we got up my Dad and his friends were de-shelling and prepping the abalone that they dove for the previous day.
After they were done, the water was too rough for them to go diving, so we went in to Mendocino for the day! We had a yummy lunch at a Brewing company!
My dad got a 10 beer sampler, he was pretty excited
The view of Mendocino
And of course we got some yummy locally made ice cream cones!
Then the boys and I went for a walk along the coastline! They were being nerdy photogs
Joshy and I!
We found a super cute heart shaped puddle!
After our super sweet walk we headed home and had BBQ tacos with everyone by the campfire!

As a side note: my parents brought our 3 labs camping, and when we went back to the motor home after the camp fire the dogs were all sleeping and Bo was snoring SO LOUD! haha I had to video it!

The next morning we woke up to Mom making a delicious breakfast feast!

Then my Dad, his friends, and my brother suited up to go abalone diving!

It was such a clear day!

the guys floating out
They are the tiny dots way out by the rocks
After their dive they came back in and we had a BBQ for lunch! Then Josh and I made the trek back home because alas I had work to get back to, boo!

It was SO nice to have two days off in a row, even NICER to spend it with my family, and even more GREAT was that I got to get some camping in too! :) Such a perfect few days off!

Happy Thursday Everyone!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Gone Camping! :)

Pre-Scheduled Post!

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter!!

Josh and I left on yesterday to meet up with my family at the Coast!
We will be back on Wednesday after a few days of camping and relaxing!

But don't let me fool you, my parents will be bringing this:
so the camping part won't be too rough ;)

See you all then!


Friday, April 2, 2010

iPhone Foto Friday

Transporting a cake of any kind in your car is always an adventure, but as I have recently found, transporting a Barbie cake in your car is by far the hardest thing ever. Last week I made one of the girls at work a Barbie Cake for her birthday, and after I made it I found myself stuck with the task of getting it to work!!

I had to tuck wash cloths under the sides of the plate so it wouldn't slide around, and she was obviously a top heavy cake so I couldn't put her on the seat because it wasn't flat like the floor. I knew I had to snap a picture at the beginning of our trip - just in case she didn't survive haha.
Talk about driving the speed limit, braking WAY in advance for lights, and taking turns like a granny! haha but alas she got to work safe and sound! :)

Here is a picture of her before we embarked on our journey to work
with flash:
In other news, my two days off were VERY nice! I slept in late both days which I really needed! And I am sad to report that I was not able to conquer all of the laundry yesterday, we still have some that needs to be done! I swear it never ends!! haha

Happy Friday!! I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Easter!!