Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, my new chandelier and warm woolen mittens, a bone colored sectional tied up with string, these are a few of favorite things. Please...stop me now!

My latest favorite thing, which I haven't even purchased yet, is a crushed velvet chair I found for $40 at a second hand store. (The adorable princess in the chair is one of my two all-time favorite things!) I got an estimate to reupholster it and was pleasantly surprised with the cost, so I just need to go snag my find before someone else does. Call me crazy, but I think I'm going to reupholster it in a tasteful brown and cream colored zebra print fabric. I think it could be one of those items that cause people to say, "that's so you Lyric". I always take that as a compliment. I really wouldn't want everyone to have a zebra print fabric chair, because then I wouldn't have any claim to fame!

The all black crystal chandelier in the dining area is major. It definitely makes a statement, probably something like, "look at me". It especially makes me happy at night, because it casts the coolest shadows on the ceiling. If I were an artist I would use the design it creates as inspiration for something fabulous. It sucks not being an artist! The picture does not do it justice. You'll just have to come experience it for yourself. By the way, our ceiling is not golden yellow, it is just a terrible picture from a completely amateur camera.

I also really love our new bone colored leather sectional. It totally rocks. It has the contemporary look I wanted, the comfort Steve wanted, and the price we both wanted. If anyone else wants to be so bold as to buy a light sectional, I will inform you that it was purchased at Mor Furniture. If you were with me right now you would hear me singing their jingle - one thing to be thankful for (that you're not right here with me).

Our new abode!

Here it finally is...a picture of our house. Steve actually took this picture one evening about a month ago, but I did not even know he took it until I was browsing through the pictures on the camera a few weeks later. I find it so amusing that Steve went outside with the camera all by himself and snapped a picture. If you know Steve well, it should surprise you also. I think it is so cute because it is evidence that he really loves our house. He really didn't show much interest in the design of the home, because he fully knows that that is my department. The only adamant request he had was - no white cabinets. That has always been my dream, but I decided that since it was his only request, I would grant it to him! Don't I sound like a fairy godmother...or a genie! We all love our new abode, even without white cabinets.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Mahalo means thank you in Hawaiian. It' so funny that English has taken over on the island, but they continue to use two Hawaiian words very regularly...mahalo and aloha. Steve made his own version of this word right when we flew in and then used it about 50 million times in the following seven days. It was so funny that we actually never got tired of it. I'm not sure how to type his version, so you may just have to ask him to perform it, but it was more like the rapper version of the word.

Our trip to Kauai was amazing. We partied with our fantastic, amazing, gorgeous and contemplative friends, Kelli and Eric Jelinek. We river kayaked into a waterfall about the size of a showerhead, we went on a major zipline tour, and we boogie boarded our booties off. I guess I should mention that our booties came right back with all the delicious food we ate. If you ever head to that island let me know and I will tell you my fave restaurants.

We pretty much had a week of good ol' adolescent fun, minus the harmful drugs and alcohol and spin the bottle. We did play some mean games of Boggle! I'm looking forward to more vacationing with the Jelly's.