Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Address

This place is old news. . . you can find me over on Tumblr, Instagram, or talking food at RoguePepper.com.

Cheers,
Stephanie

Friday, April 27, 2012

By 30,



I've been 30 for over 7 months. (Pause. . . F*%$. . . )

Okay, moving on.  I'm the only one out of my super close friends that was born in '81, so many of the lovely ladies in my life are hitting their 3rd decade this year.  In honor of this milestone, which comes with many mixed feelings, I wanted to share something you may have seen before, but I think bares repeating:

Turning 30: 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know

By 30, you should have...
1.      One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
2.      A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
3.      Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
4.      A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
5.      A youth you’re content to move beyond.
6.      A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
7.      The realization that you are actually going to have an old age -- and some money set aside to help fund it.
8.      An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account -- all of which nobody has access to but you.
9.      A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
10.  One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
11.  A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
12.  Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
13.  The belief that you deserve it.
14.  A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
15.  A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better.

By 30, you should know...
16.  How to fall in love without losing yourself.
17.  How you feel about having kids.
18.  How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
19.  When to try harder and when to walk away.
20.  How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
21.  The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.
22.  How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
23.  Where to go -- be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat -- when your soul needs soothing.
24.  That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.
25.  That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
26.  What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
27.  That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.
28.  Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
29.  Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
30.  Why they say life begins at 30

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PUPPY!


 
One: His name is Dewey . . . Mr. Decimal if you’re fancy

Two: 2 months old and currently weighing in at 2.2 lbs 

Three: Adopted from the pound, but don’t call him a pound puppy

Four: Wire hair and slight salt and pepper coloring

Five: Enjoys running laps around the ottoman

Six: Terrier mix, details TBD

Seven: Requires lots of patience

Eight: He can’t wait to meet you!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Fancy Drinks

1. Me: So this is happening:

Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas





















2. Him: Sake?
3. Me: Bottle service.
4. Him: Yeah, well I put Brita water in the Keurig. I drink fancy shit, too.

Monday, February 20, 2012

"Ole!" to you, nonetheless

Dear BlogReaders,
In an effort to continue with the creativity portion of my mission statement, I just spent the last 20 minutes watching the insanely inspiring video below.  It's by Elizabeth Gilbert (of "Eat, Pray, Love" fame) given at a TED talk in 2009.  Even if you don't have 20 minutes to spare at least watch a few moments, it's a refreshing concept on nurturing creativity, even for those of us who are far from artists of any kind. . .


I think all of us can do with a bit of comfort in knowing that showing up for work and doing our jobs (personal or professional) is sometimes all it takes to achieve magical moments.

Love,
Anie

PS - TED video found via Jason Hudson

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Doctor Love

Dear ManFriend,
Happy Valentine's Day:


Daleks in love found via Mighty Girl


Love,

PS: Yes, there is a high level of nerdness that happens in our home daily.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday Kind of Love

It was a good day. The stuff Sundays are made of:

 
1. Sleeping in
2. Coffee
3. Cupcakes
4. Walking downtown
5. Historic home tours
6. Snow cones
7. Relaxing on the couch
8. Grocery shopping
9. Leftover Chinese
10. Indulging in TV