Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pink Palace Museum

I went to the Pink Palace for the first time in years this weekend. They are doing free memberships this summer, if you want to check it out. Membership to the Palace also gets you in to the Lichterman Nature Center, as well as a couple other places (I think).

Due to financial stain, the planetarium is now closed on Sundays and Mondays. We'll have to go back to see that. They also have several Imax movies playing now, but we didn't go to any of them. Next time!

For anyone not in Memphis, the Palace is a museum now. It was originally built as a house by the founder of Piggly Wiggly. (The last picture explains it all....) It now houses permenant Memphis related exhibits, as well as traveling exhibits. The house still has a pink hue to it, although the stones have faded some. It's set on a huge treed lot in the middle of Memphis (near my home) and is sort of a forgotten about museum for a lot of Memphians.

Check out all the details on their website here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New "Poppy" Coach line

First of all, to anyone who works for Coach: I hate the new website. I consider myself to be exceptionally internet saavy, yet I can't manuever around that crap they call a site. Too many flash players all playing at once, you can't turn the Intro off...I just want to look at the bags!! Not see photos of what I could potentially look like carrying the bags if I was 50 lbs skinnier and a foot taller. And carrying a dog in the bag, while wearing large pink sunglasses and jumping in a puddle.

I digress.

Here's their new "Poppy" line. I find it fun, yet more classic than some of the other crap they've come up with recently. (For the most part.) (Okay for maybe part part.)

That rhinestone thing at the end though....yikes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My ideal bathroom

I know there is no shower in the photo, but this bathroom would be perfection to me:

I'm sure something like this would be reasonably cheap to build, right? :)

Address yard signs

Does anyone have something like this in your yard?

One of the heavy aluminum yard signs. (Note - that's not my address) :) You can get them at Lowe's or Home Depot, or on ebay for 1/2 the price ( I <3>

I'm terrible at picking out colors though. And if it's even worth it. Only $80 or so on ebay, almost $200 if you get one thru a store. Any thoughts on colors? I like the red or maroon and silver. It seems like it would stand out. But then again, do you really want it to stand out? To look at your yard/house and see WOW THAT'S A BRIGHT RED SIGN. :) The black/gold is the standard, like in the above photo. But that combo almost seems like it would fade away and be hard to notice.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bathroom ideas

Does anyone have any recommendations for websites where I can get bathroom ideas? I like modern baths with mosaic tile, like below. Just looking for a site where I can get some ideas!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Today is National Donut Day

Thanks to the Main Street Journal, I saw that today is National Donut Day! What a better way to end the work week by stuffing a few (errr....30) donuts in my mouth. Because really, lord knows I cannot eat just one donut. One dozen maybe. (If we aren't supposed to eat the whole box, why do they come in dozens?)

What is your favorite type of donut? I could name a baker's dozen of my favorites (har har). I like the regular ol' Krispy Kreme glazed a lot. Although anything with icing, or lemon filling is also great. I don't like sprinkles much though. It's hard enough to eat a donut without getting goo all over my face/hands, I don't need sprinkles falling all over me.