I think every long-distance couple should have this:
"Pillow Talk is a project aiming to connect long distance lovers. Each person has a pillow for their bed and a chest sensor which they wear to sleep at night. The chest sensor wirelessly communicates with the other person’s pillow; when one person goes to bed, their lover’s pillow begins to glow softly to indicate their presence. Placing your head on the pillow allows you to hear the real-time heartbeat of your loved one.
The result is an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them."
Wednesday, May 19
My money-spending addiction came into action today...
In addition to lots of pretty new spring and summer clothes, I spent $35 on new nail polish!
I generally stick with the typical pinks and reds when I do my nails, and therefore have about 10 bottles of pink that all are just slightly different. When my nieces got their nails done last week, I noticed one got a cool gold color, so I figured, if she's daring enough to go out on a limb and get a different color, so will I! And now, I have a whole rainbow of colors to choose from! I even let myself go so far out on the limb as to buy a dark blue (while it's officially called Dark & Stormy, I prefer to call it Mermaid Blue since it looks like the color I'd imagine a mermaids tail would be), which I tried out on my toes already. So far I'm not impressed with it, but perhaps a little sunshine on my toes will change my mind!
A little side note: I talked to my sister a little about nail polish last week, and apparently it's the trend in high school for the students to be painting their fingers all pretty colors and leaving the ring finger black, or having only the ring finger painted (again, in black) and every other finger left bare. I find this trend a little wierd...
Tuesday, May 4
I have a confession to make...
...I bought a romper.
I have another confession to make...
Romper: Op for Walmart
Belt: souvenier from El Salvador
Shoes: souvenier from an Outer Banks vaca
All in all, I don't think the romper thing is too bad (so far). I really liked the bright blue color and the little tiny eyelet detail in the shorts. I have to tell you though, this is not the thing to wear when you're going to be gone all day long. It's strangely awkward when you have to pee... the whole thing has to come down, leaving your top exposed, which might be little unnerving when having to use a public restroom! Plus, if you wear a belt over it (like I did), you have to figure out what to do with the belt since there aren't any loops to hold it up! Luckily, my day in the romper was spent hanging around at home. I got started on my latest sewing adventure: a swimsuit! It's actually coming along really well, shouldn't be too long before I can take it for a test swim in the pool!
In case you're one of my few loyal readers, you might recall from last week's post talk of a camping trip this week. Turns out, there was a change in plans, and we're going next week! I have all kinds of wonderful things planned, I haven't been camping like this since I was in elementary school! My dad even said he'd show me how to make a cobbler in the dutch oven so Dan and I can have a delicious dessert on our little excursion! Leave me a comment if you've got a good suggestion or idea for camp food!
Another something you might recall from that post is that we're supposed to have found out about the apartment by now! Unfortunately, we haven't. I'm expecting to hear from her in the next few days, and if not, I guess it's back to the apartment search I go! It's too bad, too. I've been dreaming of all the fun things I can put in my new apartment...
It's going to be another busy week. I've got a swimsuit to finish, a camping trip menu to plan, a plant sale to work (well, technically that's on work time, but it's still a big deal!), a trial pie to bake, and a mother to celebrate!
I hope everyone has a great week!
Monday, May 3
The Horticulture Staff at my work were invited to go on a field trip to Gloucester, VA and tour some beautiful home gardens. Of the three properties we visited, I enjoyed the third the most. The owner amazed me with her whimsical and imaginitive gardens and garden decorations, not to mention over 150 birdhouses! Take a look at some of my favorite images captured from this home:
a birdhouse on springs... I love it!
the truest blue I've ever seen, and no, those purple flecks in these delphinium flowers are not a result of camera or photoshop issues... totally amazing, right?!