Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Currently Reading: The Flying Troutmans

The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews is one of those books on my Books-to-Read list that I don't even remember how it got there! Somewhere along the way I heard about this book and thought I might enjoy it. Sometimes these forgotten discoveries turn out to be great and sometimes they're not so good. But so far I'm liking this one. It's about 28-year-old Hattie who suddenly must care for her niece and nephew when her emotionally-disturbed sister enters a psychiatric hospital. Hattie decides to make the children on a road trip to find their long-lost father. Hopefully I can let you know soon if I recommend it!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pretty Things

The HGTV Design Happens blog is one of my favorite places online to go and look at pretty things. Here's a few things I found there today.

These bottles and pink flowers make me smile and for some reason remind me of my Mamaw.

Could this couch made out of an old bathtub be any cooler? I'm not convinced it would be totally comfy, but it's pretty to look at anyway.

I want to move into this bedroom right now. The indoor swing is super fun.
One day when we move back to the North Carolina mountains we'll need a sleeping porch like this.
And finally, I doubt I'll ever live anywhere as glamorous as this, but I'm kind of drooling over this room.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

This American Life.

I love This American Life and I was really excited to see Paste's recent list of great episodes. Cant' wait to listen to them all.

Paste Maganize: Seven Must-Listen This American Life Episodes

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I Love Gladiolus!

My sweet husband surprised me with this huge bunch of my favorite flowers when I got home from work today. It's an early birthday present. Aren't they pretty?