Saturday, January 31, 2009
Ok, so I know you're all dying to know what I finally decided with my new lunch container purchase right?? :) I knew it!!
Well, I emailed To-Go-Ware about the EXACT dimensions of the 3-tier tiffen - here's the friendly and helpful reply from Shannon (I love it when you get actual answers from real people in a sensible amount of time!):
Dear Stacy,So, I went with the three tier - the carrier came in the colors I wanted (I order the exact thing pictured above in this blog post - same colors and all) and it seemed to fit the utensil case better than the two tier carrier did (based off the pictures of each on the website). I didn't base everything on the color, I still think I pack so many different things that I would need the 3 tier to keep them all separate. Don't want my cheerios mixing with my celery. :)
I actually just remeasured all of our tiffins (we've needed to do that for a bit now), and the 3 tier tiffin comes in actually at 6 3/4 inches fully assembled. Each unit individually is between 2 to 2 1/2 inches tall (each is slightly different because of how they fit together). Each container holds about 2 cups of liquid.
It is much smaller because of comments from customers who said they needed to be able to carry a larger variety of food, but didn't want it to be any bigger than the new 2 tier, which some folks say is too big. I think the new 2 tier is perfect, as I tend to bring things like sandwiches and salad to work. I don't eat like a bird, I make a descent sized lunch every day so the size is just right for me.
I will be updating the sizes online if you'd like to check back in a day or so.
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I'll know for sure if I made the right choice until after Feb. 4th when my tiffen comes in the mail and I can start playing around with what can and cannot fit in it. I can't wait!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Well, we are finally getting the snow I've been whining about! Nine inches by 8:00AM Wednesday morning with a chance of another 2-4 by noon. It is a light fluffy snow too - so I'm sure blowing will become a factor if it isn't already.
Here's the hubby doing his part to get us out - so now we know we can get the end of the driveway - not sure how much further than that though.
Happy Snow Day Everyone! Stay safe and warm!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Anyways, I tote my lunch to work everyday, usually in a bright fushia tote. I bought the largest one at the time and stuff it full of snacks and things to get me through the day - which is quite a bit of stuff. Usually people mistake it for my purse - which is terrible because it would be a hideous purse.
My current lunch tote looks exactly like the pic above - but in a fushia, purply-pink color.
Well, this tote is edging on 3 years old now and is getting rather ragged - still pretty good shape considering all the abuse it's suffered being dragged, dropped and stuffed to the gills with all sorts of tupperware, fruit and water bottles. It is washable and cleans up fairly well - but it's just getting worn.
I've seen tiffens before - and was instantly intrigued but never more so than when I found a website that packaged them together with a trendy carrying AND utensil case.
Just look at it - gorgeous! So, what's stopping me from just making the purchase? I dunno - my husband asked me if I'd use it - hrrump I say to that! Of course I would use it! Wouldn't I? :| I know I would still occassionaly use my old lunch tote - but I think it's time to upgrade a little and keep the old one as a backup.
So, trusty readers, what do you think? Is it too bulky, cumbersome - what do you think?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
How to Live off $6,500 a Year and Love It With as busy as I've been the last few weeks - this sounds pretty nice. :)
Meyer Lemon Tree - I want one!
to-go ware survey: 40% discount to readers
Monday, January 19, 2009
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This weekend was one of those fabulously un-busy n0-where-to-go nothing-to-do weekends you get every once in a while. Slept in Saturday with my love, received a beautiful bouquet of gerber daisies (that the cat promptly knocked over within 24 hours) mucked around the house and watched the dogs and cat sleep in the sun, cleaned while listening to my ipod, went grocery shopping and bought all sorts of yummy things (red pears and the delicious new chocolate frosted mini-wheats), made two wonderful homemade meals (pork chops with apples and stuffing yesterday and bacon potato tarragon soup today). Played Scrabble with my dad, watched lots of WFYI and finished a great book. Also, was on the receiving end of some FABULOUS recipes! Can't wait to try them! Thank you, Cindy!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Showbiz, though a tad bit bigger than Lola our Chihuahua, is just as much of a snuggle bug. Turn your back for one second and she's trying to curl up on the bed or ottoman. If there's a blanket or pillow on the floor - she's on it or under it. If our space heater is on - she will park herself 1 inch away from the blast of heat.
With the holidays over and my Christmas crafts put to rest my sewing machine and knitting needles are going cold. Sometimes you just get the urge to craft and Friday night was one of those nights, so I whipped up a snuggly-soft dog bed for her using my sewing machine, a fleece remnant and stuffing from an old body pillow we've had forever. And wallah! Pillow of perfect - it has all the smells of an old pillow (she prefers OUR pillows over anything we buy her) but is actually for her. Tricky tricky. As you can see she's taken right to it! :)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Matt and I always enjoy a good excuse to visit our favorite winery! This weekend (both Saturday AND Sunday) Mallow Run is having one of their Winter Warm Up Weekends with warm-you-up-good homemade soup and bread from Scholars Inn and wine, of course! Perfect way to spend a chilly weekend!
During Normal Tasting Room Hours:
Homemade soup and warm bread
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 10-11
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 24-25
Don't let the cold winter give you the blahs. Grab a seat by the cozy fire and enjoy homemade soup and warm Scholar's Inn bread paired with your favorite wine from Noon-6pm both days.
Jan. 10-11- Baked Potato Soup in bread bowl
Jan. 24-25- Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup
Friday, January 9, 2009
I like finding packages on my doorstep! It's right up there with blog comments from you fabulous readers! ;)
Tonight I came home and found a nifty little package from my Aunt, Uncle & Cousin whom I missed in crossing for the holidays. :(
Inside I found all these fabulous little goodies! Two mugs, a tin of Snuggle Up Hot Chocolate Mix! Yum! And an adorable picture frame!
Sarah, from A Flower For You, has whipped up an awesome giveaway! She HANDMADE this darling little tote just for her blog readers...isn't it fabulous?!
Well, don't just wait there - go enter to win this puppy! Better hurry though - the contest ends Saturday January 10th and 10pm. THAT'S TOMORROW PEOPLE!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Matt and I made it out last weekend and caught the Power & Glory Ming Dynasty exhibition (compliments of IndyKari - thank you!). Weren't really allowed to have cameras in the special exhibit (bummer!) so I can't really show you anything (check out info and pics of the pieces in the gallery online!) but I made up for it with a crazy amount of pics from our stroll through the gardens! (View them all on Facebook or Flickr)
The Ming exhibit was cool! A little packed since we went on a closing weekend I think. Couldn't really read the plaques like I wanted to - there were so many people wanting to scoot in and see that you just had to keep moving. It was AMAZING though - to think that such exquisite artwork, jewerly and design was made so long ago and survived to tell part of the Ming story.
Will make sure to make it to earlier when we decide to make it out to a special exhibit next time though - I like time to gaze and read and think. :)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
My car was finally fixed! Woot! Well, the part I could afford to do right now anyways. The rest will have to wait till next month (new front brakes and new hoses or something in/to the transmission) - ugh! But at least I have it back now - no fun sharing a car with the husband or bumming rides off coworkers and friends.
Made it out to the first of a series of 6 yoga classes tonight at my favorite winery! Loved every minute - can't wait for next Tuesday!
Need to post soon about our IMA visit! We made it out to the Ming Dynasty exhibit this past weekend and waltzed about the Lilly gardens afterward. Took lots of pics and collected mini pine cones - very squirrel like, huh? :)!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sticking pretty fair and true to my 2009 goals thus far, though it has only been three days so I can't really boast.
Tried a new recipe on the 2nd! Hamburger Soup, a recipe I got from Chubba Gurl blogger, Shweetpotato! Uber delicious!
I did tweak the recipe a bit to fit what I had on hand and what I forgot to pick up from the store. I used a cup of frozen veggies (pea, carrots, green beans) instead of the carrots and celery...and I used diced tomatoes instead of whole...just personal pref. Was very good - a definite add to our collection of things to make! Makes my mouth water now!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
In addition to finding my official scent for 2009 - I also have found the perfect the thing to rekindle my passion for Scrabble. I think I was beat one too many times in the latter part of 08 and became a little bummed. However, after finding this nifty little Scrabble Score & Tile Tracker book at Barnes & Nobles - I am excited to start the 2009 playing season!
It has the pocket word lists I oh-so-love. Three letter word with a Q and no U?? Oh yeah, I know it! :)
Also, has a diagram on each score sheet so you can record the whole came and to go back and analyze the moves. Fun! Now I can see what went wrong or right in each game!
Tried it out on Matt when we got home from the mall (so maybe I was a little hopped on on that perfume) but I have officially broken my losing streak and beat him 337 to 271!
He was really quite the opponent tonight pulling out words like QAT, EXERT and snatching up quite a few double and triple letter word scores!
Friday, January 2, 2009
BUT on the way out, as we walked out through Macy's - it hit me. We were being goofs and sniffing all the perfume at the counters - making faces at the scents we hated, etc. All fun and games, right?
Well, in sniffing all the perfume I came across this...(a little x-rated so beware if you're at work or what not).
Yup, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue...the BEST scent EVER!! It's right up there past RALPH Ralph Lauren.
It has been over 4 hours ago and I am STILL sniffing myself. Good thing I drenched my coat in so it will last a few days until I can sneak back in for a few more puffs when the sales people aren't looking. I know you CAN try the stuff, it's just that when they SEE you use it - they want to SELL it to you.
Granted, I WILL own that perfume one day...I just don't want to be goaded into it by a pushy sales person. Plus it needs to be on sale, mmmm k?
Maybe Valentine's Day?? ;)
Wow, haven't done a FFF post in a long while! Here's a pic of my husband trying on his Christmas present from his parents! Metal gloves - haha! If you don't know why this is funny and the oh-so-perfect present for my husband - you need to read up! :)
Also, be sure to visit Candid Carrie for more Friday Foto Fun!!
Thursday Night Freak Out
Matt's Injury Recap
Oh My Goodness!
Hubby Hand Update
Thursday, January 1, 2009
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- Finally get myself baptized :)
- Cook More
- Make a Quilt
- Build a Cold Frame & add two more garden boxes
- Spend more time with family (we want to make plans for each month of the year)
(anyone up for dinner at Abe's Pizza sometime soon or a wine tasting at Whyte Horse?)
- Spend more time with friends
(coffee, wine tastings, dog walks, apple orchard, you name it)
- Join another professional association
- Submit work for an award or two
- Update my portfolio more regularly
- Travel (more sand between my toes in 2009 please!)