Nov 26, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Blogging, Personal

anniegurumi: My SIL’s New Blog!

As previously mentioned on this blog, J’s brother and his wife recently moved from living just 20 blocks away to all the way to the other side of the world…to Shanghai, China.
Ever since I became a mother, I came to value my family more and more, and my BIL and SIL are no exception. My SIL, in particular, has become a tremendous source of comfort and laughter in the past year, and we’ve become quite close.
Needless to say, I was — I am still! — sad to see them leave.
My SIL had started a new blog a…

Nov 24, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal

Gobble, Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for the 3 F’s: family, food, and football. What more can a girl ask for?
(image source)
Guest posts will resume tomorrow, and I hope to be back to my regular blogging schedule within a week.
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at a project I’ve been working on…it’s a new blog for my SIL! It’s turned out more adorable than I imagined — I can’t wait to unveil it when it’s completed!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!…

Oct 31, 2011  •  In Aerin, Baby, Blogging, Claire, Personal

Happy Halloween!

Psst! I’m guest blogging over at She Likes Ruffles, He Likes Truffles today! Head on over and say hi! And be sure to check out rest of Katie’s blog, which is always filled with great anecdotes and eye candy in the way of food, fashion, and life in sunny Florida!

Happy Halloween, everyone! Seeing as I’m about to pop out a baby any second, we are not doing anything to celebrate this year. (We don’t even get any trick-or-treaters here!) To compensate, here’s a picture of Claire in her Princess Leia costume, taken 4 months ago:

Speaking of Claire, she…

Oct 3, 2011  •  In Blogging, Funny, Geek, Giveaways, Personal, Reviews, Shopping, Web

Giveaway: Win a Halloween Costume from!

This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to Kelly Stadium, who entered by commenting! Please stay tuned for more giveaways in the future!

It’s October! The weather has cooled down, the leaves are changing colors, Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes again…
…and we are nearing one of America’s favorite holidays.
That’s right — Halloween is coming up in just a few short weeks! And if you do not yet have a costume, I have great news for you! has graciously offered to give one reader up to $75 worth of FREE costumes!
Their site, which is organized by sex, age,…

Sep 22, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal

On Being Happy

Whenever I have some extra time to spare (or when I am suffering from insomnia once again), I like to go through the archives of this blog. And going through some of the more controversial posts from the past year, one question that popped into my head was: when exactly did I get the reputation of being a negative/pessimistic blogger?
If I had to label myself as an optimist or a pessimist, I would say that I am more of “the glass is half empty” person. It is true that overly bubbly personalities tend to irritate me, and that I…