Little Goodies

I was Little Miss Susie Homemaker this weekend: I mended a ripped sweater sleeve, gave a windowsill a nice coat of bright white paint, did tons of laundry, and took out all the trash. I’ve lamented before that our house gets so little natural light, and the only place to take great pictures is right in the window. The windowsill was looking a little, um, gross, and hadn’t been properly painted when the builders were finishing up the place, and thus was a sad shade of off-white and a ton of dirt had settled into it. I grabbed a paintbrush and the leftover can of Behr off-the-shelf white we’d used downstairs on the mouldings in the guest room and went to town on Saturday morning. It’s seriously amazing what a coat of paint will do.

Once I had my clean white backdrop freshly painted and dried, I couldn’t resist taking some photos of my newest little goodies. I’m on the moo.com mailing list, and a few weeks ago I got an email with an offer for 100 free mini moo-cards, all I had to do was pay $5 in shipping. Sold! I’d been itching to get business cards for this ole blog, but wanted to wait until I settled on a header image I didn’t secretly hate and wasn’t going to change within a few weeks. Everything fell into place when I got the email and I decided to go for it. I ordered them last Saturday and they arrived on Friday. I am in love.

Yeah, I photoshopped out my last name and cell phone number. Not trying to attract any crazies. Aren’t the cards just adorable, though? They are made from heavy matte card-stock but are still slick and smooth. They’re tiny, not full-size business cards, and I’m pretty sure you need glasses to read the back, but come on. If any of you want to make your own let me know and I’ll forward you the email offer.

Boyfriend was home for a total of 36 hours this weekend before hopping on a crack of dawn flight to the west coast Sunday morning. We scored a last minute reservation to a new restaurant in town, Vernick, on Friday night and got to sit at the Chef’s Table, looking into the kitchen. I had the best cocktail I’ve ever tasted (muddled pear, vanilla bean, Champagne, and Brandy) and we stuffed ourselves on the most delicious food we’ve had in a while (homemade mozzarella and mango, grilled shrimp and avocado, parmesan custard, miso halibut with clams). The bonus of sitting at the Chef’s Table is that the kitchen prepares dishes for you, compliments of the chef. It was super romantic and made the weekend feel a little less bittersweet.

Boyfriend also brought me home a little something.

Literally a little something. A new iPod nano! He took my not-so-subtle hintings and traded in my old iPod for a new one during a lunch break on his business trip last week. We’re calling it a very early birthday present (almost 2 months early). How sweet is he? The new interface is so different than my last iPod and I’m still getting used to it, but the headphone redesign is incredible and I’m so happy I can listen to music on my way to work again (my last iPod couldn’t hold a charge reliably for more than a day). It’s so cute! And tiny! And pink! Apparently everything I like is in miniature.

I’m one spoiled girl. How was your weekend?

 

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October 22, 2012 / life / dog / LEAVE A COMMENT / 28

28 comments

  • Oh hooray for going for the mini cards! I was so tempted and then didn’t, but your logo looks great on them (and now I know what that gorgeous duvet from Friday reminds me of!). And what a dear sweet little nano. Next up, iPad mini? Just sayin’.

    A few years ago Neel and I had an unexpected babysitter and scooted out to a restaurant we don’t get to often (note to self, take Erin to Bardo). It’s sort of an Asian/Fusion tapas and we sat at the “bar” and had just the best time. Everything that looked tasty made us say, “Oh! We’ll try one of those!” Our wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks (17 years, AACK), maybe we should go back.

    • Haha, I don’t think I’ll be getting an iPad, mini or otherwise. I have a fully functioning iMac AND a macbook. I think I need to cool it, haha. I want to go to Bardo with you!! Sounds delish. SEVENTEEN YEARS??! That’s amazing! xo

  • how sweet. your dinner sounds deliciously perfect. weekend went by too fast for me! xo Teri

    • Thanks, girl! The weekend did seem to fly by, didn’t it? I think it does that a lot. xo

  • i love the mini moo cards and your header looks perfect on them. i use those little guys for product tags on my pillows (and feel free to send me the email!! i have made so many orders from them, i’d just love to place a free one!).

    that dinner sounds so delicious and your bf – so sweet! sounds like a pretty great weekend i’d say.

    • Thanks, Christine! That’s actually where I first spotted the mini moo cards, on a pillow I ordered from a UK designer! So funny. Great designers think alike, clearly. I’m not sure what to do with mine, so far I gave one to my mom, haha. I sent you the email, let me know if you didn’t get it! xoxo

  • Your business cards are SOOOOOO beautiful.

    • Thanks, girl! I’m pretty taken with them :)

  • Good things do come in small packages! Your business cards look great and how sweet that J got you the Ipod nano!

    • Haha, they sure do! Thank you, I feel very lucky and spoiled :)

  • I have Moo mini cards too- and love love them.
    Boyfriend gets hints really well- a keeper for sure!

    • Hooray for mini moo cards! I should have jumped on the bandwagon sooner, but I’m happy I waited, too! And yeah, I think I’ll keep Boyfriend. He’s a-okay. :)

  • I love the cards! Do forward me the email offer? I love how yours came out, and mostly, I love that they are small because your header looks perfect n them.

    That cocktail sounds like all kinds of amazing. And yay for gifts from the boyfriend!

    • Sent! I hope you take advantage of the offer, they are so sweet and only $5! You can’t beat that :)

      Um, that cocktail was way too delicious. I drank them waaaay too quickly, haha. xo

  • Your cards are so pretty – what an awesome deal! I love super productive weekends :-)

    • Thanks, Gloria! Productive weekends with a good balance of couch-surfing are my favorite kind :) I took it easy yesterday as a reward, haha.

  • How sweet of him. I love your moo cards. I have moo cards as my business cards and everyone always asks where I got them

    • Awesome, Rooth! I don’t doubt people are impressed by them, they are pretty snazzy cards after all!

  • Lovely boyfriend, what a super gent. There’s nothing quite as wonderful a feeling as a surprise from your loved one hey? Your business cards are cute too and such a great deal too.

    I love it when stuff all comes together, like the planets become aligned x

    • :) Yeah, he’s a pretty good guy, I have to say. I don’t need fun presents to think that either, just in case he’s reading, haha. Thank you so much, Sam. You’re the sweetest!

  • What a great gift! I could really need an iPod för when I’m running so tell me what you think of it :) Really like the cards as well, very classy.

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog by the way!

    • Thanks, Christine! You should definitely get one, I imagine they make going for runs more enjoyable! And anytime, I hope you’re feeling better today!

  • Love the mini cards, Erin! So stinking cute. My biz cards are handmade right now. Though, if I go to anything official one day, I may have to invest in an upgrade.
    Happy you and BF scooted off to enjoy a nice meal and evening together before he had to leave on yet another biz trip. I know his absence is dreadful, but now you have beautiful memories of a great meal and music in your ear. Hopefully, these things will see you through. Oh, and a new episode of GG. ;) Oh, which reminds me, did you see that Badgley shaved his head?! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/penn-badgley-hair-gossip-girl-shaves-head_n_2000489.html?utm_hp_ref=celebrity

    • Nooo! Penn! I loved his floppy, hirsute before-look. When I met him a million years ago it was during the first season and he had a shaved head. I much prefer the muppet-hair of season 5, personally :) I know, I know. I’m weird.

      Your business cards are divine! Don’t change a thing. If I had an ounce of the talent you have I wouldn’t have needed Moo at all. Seriously, yours are amazing. xoxo

  • What a great boyfriend. That ipod is so cute!

    • Thank you! I don’t know which is cuter, J or the iPod! :)

  • Love those cards! I’ve not seen that shape before, they look really different.
    Your meal sounds lovely, tres romantic sweetie. Boo to him travelling so much though! xx

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