Wordless Wednesday.

February 29, 2012
Wordless Wednesday is brought to you this week by breakfast at my favorite Nicaraguan restaurant with my sister, glimpses of spring in my back yard, a rainy day, the impending mango season and of course, Riley. 

These are all mango blossoms. I can't wait for ripe, delicious mangoes!

10 things Tuesday, with a twist.

February 28, 2012
There has been a "random info" meme going around the blog world this week and I thought I'd participate and use it for my "10 Things Tuesday" post this week. I haven't been tagged but I thought I'd answer a a lot few of the different questions I've seen from different bloggers. (Here are posts from Danielle, Lauren, Chelsey, & Jess)

There are five rules:
1. Post these rules
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things (I'm opting out of the this part, since I post this weekly!)
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them that you've tagged them.

1. Who's your #1 celebrity crush? Angelina Jolie
2. What's your zodiac sign? Libra
3. Do you feel your age? Not at all. Mentally I feel very much younger than 35. Unfortunately, physically I feel 85!
4. If you already have a kid(s)- do you want more? If you don't- do you want to have kids? No kids and no plans for any. More puppies please!
5. Which movie character (not the star playing them!) do you think you're most like? I used to really identify with Fiona in About A Boy- mostly because she was so crazy/emotional LOL
6. What's your favorite cocktail ever? I honestly can't think of one! I guess that's why I don't make a good drinker.
7. If you could trade places with any blogger for a week, who would it be? Maybe it would be James from Bleubird Vintage. I love her style and her family life.
8. Could you have ever been a contestant on Fear Factor? No! I'm not squeamish but I don't think I could do any of the physical challenges.
9. Are you a morning or night person? I used to be a night person but the older I get, I am neither!
10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Happy and content!
11. If you had to live in a reality tv show, which would it be? Khloe and Lamar, just because I'd like to hang out with them all day. I love them.
12. What time period do you feel like you can best relate to? I'm not sure to be honest! I think MAYBE the 70s??
13. What's your favorite band/musician? All-time favorite will always be Bjork. Current: Jay-Z
14. What's the one food that you could eat for the rest of your life and never get sick of? Pineapple and mango!
15. Do you have any gross habits? Is it gross to let the dishes pile up as long as I can stand it?
16. What's the meanest thing you ever did as a kid? Probably something I did to my sister. We fought A LOT as kids.
17. Tell me about a moment you regret? I regret getting as drunk as I did at Alexandra and Erik's wedding last month
18. What would your perfect day be like? A day at the beach, with a perfect water temp, not too hot, a nice breeze...and just relaxing all day long
19. What are the best characteristics of your spouse/significant other/pet? Mike is very loyal, sincere and honest. Honesty is very important to me.
20. When was the last time you cried? This morning!
21. What's your favorite physical feature? My lips
22. What's the one chore that you should be doing right now? If I was home, it would have to be laundry!
23. If you had to wear skirts for the rest of your life, or jeans for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Jeans-- comfort please
24. What is your least favorite smell in the world? probably vomit
25. What's the worst injury you have ever had? I broke two bones in my arm very badly when I was a kid; another time, I also split my head open and received over 40 stitches.
26. What book have you read more than once? I've read the Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin more than a few times; I've also read Under the Tuscan Sun a couple times
27. What do you take the most photos of? Riley of course!
28. What is the first perfume you ever purchased/wore? Anais Anais, in junior high
29. What is your ideal date? a sushi dinner and then a walk on the beach at night
30. If money, schooling or time was no obstacle, what career would you choose? something having to do with photography, just not sure WHAT
31. What's the one thing you look forward to every day? going home from work and seeing Mike and Riley
32. What is your number one, all-time, favorite blog? Oh No They Didn't-- because I need my celebrity fix!
33. Biggest online pet peeve? BAD GRAMMAR!
34. What is your all-time favorite book? This is hard! Part of me wants to say Under the Tuscan Sun, because that book fueled my wanderlust for Italy in a major way.
35. What would your "last meal" be? I'd have to have some sushi, some tom-kah-gai soup, some of Mike's shrimp and grits...
36. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes
37. What would your ideal Sunday morning consist of? sleeping in!! these days thanks to an active puppy, sleeping in is a luxury!
38. Why do you blog? To have a voice, to have a creative outlet.
39. If you had to choose one color to wear forever, what would you pick? would it be too gothic of me to say BLACK?
40. What are your 3 favorite blogs/websites you always visit? Bleubird Vintage, The Beauty Department, Design*Sponge (I like way too many blogs to pick 3, so these are just 3 out of 25 that are my "favorites" LOL)

Maddie On Things.

February 24, 2012
By now I'm sure that you've already seen this brilliant photo series by Theron Humphrey, featuring his dog Maggie the Coonhound. I love this series so much that I of course had to share it here. I would love to do something similar with Riley but she never holds still for even a second, so it might prove difficult. Please make sure to check out the website and either follow it via your blog reader or follow on Tumblr: maddieonthings.com

Love this!


It's the last Friday in February- I can't believe that 2012 is going so quickly so far! It feels like just yesterday was New Years Eve.What is everyone doing this weekend? I have plans for a friends birthday tonight, dinner plans with my sister at some point and a dog park date with Riley- so I'll be busy!

These art pieces by Megan Galante.

This adorable real-life Lady and the Tramp


This painting by Spatistcated Rita


This gorgeous painting by Ian Reynold


This hilarious iPhone case (via Photo Jojo)

The amazing paper art of Cameron, from Cameron+Whitney


This insanely huge scrabble board- that is WAY expensive at $12k!!! (via BB Blog)

These really cute flower nails from Japan (via Design*Sponge)

This incredible art made by Federico Pietrella, using a DATE STAMP!! (via BB Blog)


This mantra

This awesome painting by Beth Zimmerman

 This beautiful swan dress from ModCloth (via A Beautiful Mess)

This awesome gnome tattoo (found on Tumblr)


Here is Riley and her fellow Vizsla friend Attila, playing last night at Petco.

Riley and Attila playing with/ganging up on Kate, a German Shorthaired Pointer. 
(please ignore the cheesy music! my camera app adds music and I don't know how to turn it off!)


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