Day 10: Wishlist

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Day 10:  Wish list

Day 9: Favorite Sites

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Throughout the years, I’ve had a menagerie of different sites that I frequent daily.  They constantly evolve depending on what is going on with me at the time (wedding planning?  job hunting?  lonely? happy?  pregnant?  motherhood?), but here is just a smattering of the regular mainstays:

Gmail (duh)


TeuxDeux (a new discovery – LOVE it.  so simple and elegant)


Doodle (priceless for work)



Married Me (on

This Fish

Que Sera Sera

Miss Doxie


Smitten Kitchen (and before when she was just Smitten)

Fresh ink

February 23, 2011 § 1 Comment

During our honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, I saw the most wonderful dia de los muertos art in the local shops.  Since then, I’ve always wanted to capture the image of a bride and groom in that likeness to commemorate our wedding.  But life happened, time passed, we had a baby – so it took me a while to get into the shop.  Thankfully I found a wonderful artist right around the corner from me and I finally got it done.  I love it!

New tattoo

Lunch fail

October 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

There are days where I feel like I need, oh, just 10 extra HOURS to get everything accomplished that used to be easy-peasy back in the day, but today didn’t seem like it.  In fact, I felt kinda like a bad ass.

I had a million and one errands to run during lunch and crossed that shit right off my list:  grocery run, pharmacy, post office, Target for baby this/ baby that/ omg we need TP, etc. etc.  Damn Gina, am I good or what?

And when I sat back down to stare at the 832 emails at my desk I remembered something:  I forgot to eat lunch.  FUCK.

Big Red

August 25, 2010 § 1 Comment

Damn, Gina. Surely can’t hurt to have Christina Hendricks modeling your stuff on Etsy.

Daaaaammmn. Hotness!

The Teeth

July 29, 2010 § 1 Comment

Teeth are a pretty hot topic around here now. I’ve had a relatively good run with my teeth until this summer. During my routine 6 month check up, I was told that I needed a root canal. Yikes. Thankfully, it was not as bad as I had thought and I had zero pain and got to listen to my iPod the whole time so I didn’t freak out. But once that was done, I was told that there wasn’t enough tooth left from the root canal to put a crown on so I would need to get a crown lengthening. Note to self: don’t look up “crown lengthening” on Google, and for heavens sake DO NOT look at the photos. Yay! More oral surgery and money to spend on my stupid jacked up mouth!

In better news, the little one sprouted her first tooth! She has been fussy and whiny for many weeks, drooling, and grabbing at her gums. Then we had the pure joy of night wakings and refusing to go back to sleep. I was started to get desperate, but then I finally saw that little tooth poke out and at least there was a reason for all of this nonsense. Now we get to go through this again for each one of the rest of her teeth – whee! She’s also learned how to use said tooth (ouch) and brushing her one tooth is pretty funny.

Poor little bit. She has no idea that these stupid things are only going to be trouble.

Letter to my 20 year-old self

June 7, 2010 § 2 Comments

Inspired by Sarah and Maggie to join in Cassie Boorn’s project, I have written a little note to my 20 year-old self.

Dear 20 year-old Lori,

Congrats on graduating from college earlier than most of your peers, but don’t think that means you win.  It’s not a contest and you’re still going to make mistakes and fall on your face, so please relax and give yourself a break.

Please stop hurting so much about Daddy dying.  He wouldn’t want you to.  But he would want you to stop being so difficult with Mommy, so knock it off.

Thank you for waiting to get tattooed until for another 10 years.

You’re going to break hearts (believe it or not!) and get your heartbroken (many times!) but you will never know true love until you learn to love yourself.

For the love of god, STOP TANNING.

And everything will change when you look into your child’s eyes for the first time.  Remember this.

You are incredibly capable of handling so much.  Anything, really.  Just go for it.  Keep it real, laugh out loud, don’t drink too much, and enjoy the ride.



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