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12 posts from November 2010

November 04, 2010

Now trending…at my house

 For those of you who are known to enjoy The Twitter, you know the term 'trending' from topics with specific hashtags (the #subjectlines you see tacked onto many a thoughtful Tweet). They arise from any number of things that the people are gettin' real chatty about in Tweetdom.

While I've tried in vain to get some of my things to trend (recent efforts have included: #halloweencandyregrets, #everyoneishappyatthestartofaremodel and the humorously-intended but ultimately ill-fated #titsup!), I can safely assume my Tweet topics won't be taking Twitter by storm anytime soon.

But that doesn't mean things are trending…at my house.

Things like…cleaning products!


Dan and I went out to dinner for our anniversary at Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis. Aside from being succulent, amazing and horrifically expensive, I had the single greatest hand-washing experience of my life from an aromatherapeutic standpoint. Why? Because Restaurant Alma uses Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Basil Scented Liquid Hand Soap.

When I returned from the restroom, even Dan said, "Mmm. What smells so good?"

That would be my basil-scented hands, thank you very much.

Leave it to OCD girl to stock up courtesy of Target the next day.

Even my contractor thinks it smells divine.

And the trend watch continues with:


The return of Dr. Oz's Green Drink and my brand-spankin' new BlendTec Blender.

I don't know about you, but the post-Halloween level of sugar in my blood stream is bordering on the insane. If you installed a spigot in my side, you could drain out my body fluids, strain them and have enough sugar to bake several batches of sex muffins.

Save me, Dr. Oz.

I'm in love with my new blender. I actually got it as a trade for design services with a client who works in the restaurant supply business. I had to haggle with him a bit, and it may or may not have included a promise for that I would one day soon make a "scrap"—his term for scrapbook pages—about him. So when Make a Page Mondays features a dude named Peter, you'll understand.


Mmmm. Green drink.

And the trend watch wraps up with:


I am definitely sensing a necklace acquisition trend in this house. I am sensing it, because I am the one acquiring them. Lisa Leonard's Key to My Heart Necklace is an early Christmas present to myself. (Forgive me for mentioning the "C" word, it being early November and all, but it's okay to do a little early shopping for yourself, right?)

I need to steer clear of her site, because if I'm being honest with you, there are more future trending acquisitions just waiting to happen.

So maybe I should start a new Twitter topic with the hashtag of: #daddyneedstotakethecreditcardaway.

It's a good thing Dan only reads this on Mondays and Wednesdays.


November 02, 2010

Trick or treat?


Another Halloween has come and gone.

Another chance to bust out The Bee is now just a sweet, high-fructose-sugar-powered memory.


But this year, I had some serious competition and dare I say, I have to concede victory to my better half on his Halloween look.

For reals.




I am married to a serial killer.


And I seem really happy about this fact.


Oh, oh, oh! Inject ME with the unidentifiable sleeping agent!


And while you're at it, get your kid, too!



I know what you're thinking. A bunch of sick twists, those Zielskes.


Well so be it.


(Get it? So 'beeee' it?)


Thank you.