Monday, October 31, 2011

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Happy Halloween

On Saturday, we hosted a Very Harry Potter Halloween dinner party. I went as Bellatrix and Mr. F was Lucius Malfoy!We had so much fun with our costumes. To keep with the Harry Potter theme, we had a Deathly Hallows Pumpkin Pie. We both found it hard to look evil all the time, like our characters. This is our attempt to look serious and not smile at the camera. Our friends dressed up as Harry Potter characters too. We had a Draco Malfoy,  two Harry Potters and Hermione too. After dinner, we took a taxi up to Lakeview and enjoyed a few costume contests and dancing at Cody's Public House and the Liar's Club!
 It was a wonderful Halloween weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Make A Mammogram Promise!

It's that time of year and I've held off longer than usual, so please make a Mammogram Promise! 

You don't have to be a woman to promise. All you have to do is click the button that says I Promise to spread the life-saving word about mammography. When you do promise, you'll be entered to win amazing prizes (e.g., gift certificates for dinner at fancy restaurants, buckets of chocolate, theater tickets, and more) every day throughout October. If you don't want to do it for your health, then do it for the chocolate!

Click on the link below to make your promise:

Getting a mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do to detect breast cancer early. Unfortunately, more and more women are not getting the message.The percentage of women who reported having a recent mammogram has fallen over 15 percent in Washington State over the last year. That’s why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Group Health are launching the Make a Mammogram Promise campaign.

In the next 4 days, you could win amazing prizes from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for Making A Mammogram Promise

October 28,  2011


Chocolate Tasting for up to 6 People
Chocolate tasting for six at one of Seattle’s most unique venues—Chocolopolis. Take a guided tasting tour about chocolates from around the world, topped off with a Chocolopolis truffle and a cup of drinking chocolate.

October 29,  2011

Tim Aguero Photography

Everyone Say Cheese!
This family portrait package includes a photo shoot anywhere in the greater Seattle area, one 11x17 print and a digital file. A $300 value!

October 30,  2011

Via Tribunali

Pizza Pizza Pizza
Two $30 gift cards are yours for Via Tribunali Pizzeria. Located on Capital Hill, in Queen Anne, Georgetown, and Fremont.

Seattle Storm

Go Storm!
Two premium tickets to watch the Seattle Storm play at Key Arena in 2012.

October 31,  2011

Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar

Mexican flair in the heart of Capitol Hill
Two $30 gift cards are yours for lunch or dinner Mexican style on Capitol Hill. Located at 1420 12th Ave.

GHC Eye Care

Eyes in Style
Win a pair of stylish Coach designer eyewear from the Group Health Optical Shop. Value $175.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Harry Potter Costumes!

Oh my goodness, I'm so excited for this weekend. My friends and I are dressing up as Harry Potter characters and I cannot wait!!!
I'm going to be Bellatrix.

Check out my awesome wig!
Source: via Emily on Pinterest

Mr. F's going to be Lucius Malfoy and he has an awesome wig too.
Source: via Emily on Pinterest

My friends are going to be Narcissa Malfoy and Draco, although they may end up being Hermione and Ron. Another friend is going to be Harry Potter!!!

I would love to find Harry Potter cupcakes in time for our dinner party, on Saturday! Mr. F thinks we should try making these same designs ourselves.
Source: via Chrissy on Pinterest

Happy early Halloween!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Is it really only two months until Christmas?

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

I just bought Christmas music by She & Him!! Is it too early to listen to it? Should I wait until after Halloween?
Source: via Emily on Pinterest

I love Zooey Deschanel on "the New Girl" because she is extremely dorky and hilarious.
Source: via Angela on Pinterest

Christmas is coming!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Reading the Game of Thrones

I've started a new series, A Song of Fire and Ice, and I'm obsessed. Have you heard of Game of Thrones?
Source: None via Allison on Pinterest

I've enjoyed reading Game of Thrones so much that I finished it (on my Kindle app on my phone) within a week. It's no wonder that this amazing book series was made into an HBO television series.

This is a scene from the first chapter, where Jon Snow and Bran Stark find the direwolf puppies.
Source: via Emily on Pinterest

I'm curious to see how Daenerys Targaryen is portrayed. The horses of the Dothraki tribe should be beautiful to watch too.
Source: via Min on Pinterest

Peter Dinklage won an Emmy for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.

Source: None via John on Pinterest

I'm reading so quickly that I just started the second book, A Clash of Kings, last night!
Source: via Robyn on Pinterest

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend wrap up

I can't believe this week has gone from a low of 39 degrees, mixed with 60 mph winds, flooding from25 feet foot waves on Lake Michigan, to a gorgeous and sunny Friday, Saturday, Sunday up to 70 degrees!Mr. F and I had a wonderful run through Lincoln Park today. The fall colors look lovely! 
 Chicago is amazing this time of year!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making another CD...this time, jazz!

A friend at work mentioned today that she loves Jazz. She said Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald are some of her favorites. Thus, I've decided to make another mixed CD for my work pals!

I'm including Mr. F's and my first dance song from our wedding, A Kiss to Build A Dream On! My Dad and I danced to Unforgettable for the Father/Daughter dance. When I first met Mr. F, he used to listen to Hello Dolly and the Hot Fives and Sevens albums frequently. Recently, he's been listening to Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet.

I also included Rosemary Clooney's It's De-Lovely. My best friend from college had this as her first dance song at her wedding!

Here's a list of my favorite Jazz songs on my most recent mixed CD!

A Kiss to Build A Dream On by Louis Armstrong
Unforgettable by Nat "King" Cole
Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
My Baby Just Cares for Me by Nina Simone
Hello Dolly by Louis Armstrong
L-O-V-E by Nat "King" Cole
It's De-Lovely by Rosemary Clooney
My Heart by Louis Armstrong from the Hot Fives And Sevens
Never No Lament by Duke Ellington and The Blanton-Webster Band
Ruby, My Dear by Thelonious Monk from The Best of the Blue Note Years
Emily by Bill Evans
Blues By Five by Miles Davis Quintet from Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
My Funny Valentine by Miles Davis Quintet from Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
Airegin by Miles Davis Quintet from Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
Tune Up/When The Lights Are Low by Miles Davis Quintet from Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
Desafinado (Off Key) by Stan Getz & João Gilberto

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When raining, try this...

It's a blustery, rainy day in Chicago. There are winds gusting up to 40 mph! I love that I got to wear my rain boots today.

I did want to try this move below, but I might have blown away!
Source: via Colby on Pinterest

Source: via Agnese on Pinterest

I'd love to try this with the cats, sometime.

How sweet is this illustration?!

Luckily, Mr. F likes it when its raining too!

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