You Are A Perishable Item

Otherwise Titled: Monday Amenities, Post 19


Text to Speech Demo Site.
This is so. much. fun.  I've been using Queen Elizabeth's voice to tell Isaac when to clean up his toys and go to bed. 

Art:  I simply adore Cate Parr's Art.  Particularly this watercolor painting. < <  Be sure to visit her Etsy shop - she's extremely talented!


15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy  -  A thought-provoking list. 

20 Obsolete English Words That Should Make A Comeback - A hilarious post.  I'd never heard of some of these words before.

My particular favorite: Malagrugrous Adj.Dismal – "'He looketh malagrugorous and world-wearied.' I’m tempted to also make the word into a noun: 'Stop being such a malagrug!'"  That being said, brabble takes a close second.  It's just so much fun to say. 


Heirloom Tomato Pie.  I love heirloom tomatoes!  And pie!
Chicken Enchilada Bake - simple and yummy.  I'd guess.  I haven't made it, so don't take my word for it.  Though according to students from online cooking schools, chicken enchilada is very easy to make.
Panini Grill Home-Made Pop-Tarts.  I think this would make a perfect 26th birthday cake, Tim (*hint, hint*).


Simple Origami Butterflies!  These would make an awesome mobile for a baby girl.  Now if only it didn't take me two freakin' hours to make a simple paper crane ... I might attempt it.

A Succulent Garden in a Brick Wall.  What a cool idea. And I do love succulents because they make me feel like less of a failure than other plants.  (You know, those willy-nilly weaklings that die just because you forget to water them for a few weeks.  Who needs them anyway.)


Three places I kind of love:

I told Tim we could live in a boho-trailer when we move back to the States.
At least until we pay down some student loans.
My one stipulation: It has to be clean.
To which Tim replied: 
"If you are there, it will be clean.  
You'll make me clean it first, and then you'll go in and re-clean it all."

(Actually this is true.  I did the same thing for the duplex, the fixer-upper, the cabin, the bakery walk-up, and our current apartment.  For years I tried to undo this horrid OCD-edness of mine, but I've since resigned myself to the fact that IT CAN'T BE CHANGED.  Life is really so much simpler once you learn to accept your peculiarities and just live with them.  Poor Tim though.)

Well.  Who doesn't want to live in a tree.

Located the the beautiful El Capitan Canyon Resort.  
Where I am definitely going.  At some point in my life.
Basically you reserve your own little cabin (with king size bed and private bath), and, depending on how much you want to pay, you can get a packaged deal that includes grocery delivery items for your campsite grill, a bottle of California wine, a couples massage at the spa, hikes through the canyon, and tours of the nearby vineyards.  Sounds like heaven, yes? Now if I could just get them to throw in a hot sunny beach, my ideal bathing suit (which, incidentally, does not exist), and a dozen more bottles of wine ... I'd be good to go.


After browsing through my Pinterest 'To Wear' board, I've come to the unfortunate conclusion that I only like clothes that are either out-of-stock, don't come in my size, and/or are absurdly expensive. 

I love this Modcloth dress: Cascades of Grey
And for some reason I adore these Feather Trimmed Heels
But the thing I love most, right now, is this Esther Break of Dawn Lace Tunic.

It is so me.  Can't you see me wearing that?  With my cowboy boots?  So of course it's unavailable. 

I can thrift it up with the best of them, but if I were perfectly honest ... I'd prefer to just order all my clothes online and never shop for them outside the comfort of my own ... sofa.

... You are a perishable item.  
Live Accordingly.
Also, happy Monday.


  1. Who wouldn't love to live in a tree? Seriously right? I have had a thing for them since watching Swiss Family Robison when I was 5. I will have one one day. I will!

    I have decided that if they could just come up with a world sizing I could happily never go shopping outside of my own home again. But, as I wear ten differant sizes depending on where I shop, it makes it very hard to find good fitting clothing unless I try it on. I hate that. Really.


  2. Mine and Mark's first home looked very much like that Hobo Home! Well less colorful, but about the same size and era...
    Don't miss it.

  3. Great links as always my friend! :)

  4. i love this list!

    that tunic dress is so cute and that el capitan cabin looks uh-mazing.


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