ThomOli: January 2008

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

that didn't take long...

Back to jury service I go on February 19th!

Monday, January 28, 2008

something to keep you going until spring

We picked up some new outdoor furniture that Baked was getting rid of this weekend. Last year we definitely didn't have enough seating at moments.

It won't officially make it's debut until it warms up outside but this is just a little sneak peek.

sweet somethings

Thom and I visited the Papbubble store this weekend. I read about them on a blog (I forget which one) and they were even more amazing then I had imagined. It was like a mix between Willy Wonka-land and 10th grade biology class.

For those of you who will be joining us in Mexico - there may be something sweet in your future.


At least at work (although not in the eyes of the law quite yet) I'm an Armstrong.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Our photographers do more than just shoot weddings... I'm so excited to meet them in person - they seem like incredible people. Is it bad to hire people because you want to be their friend?

in case you were wondering

Watching Love Story not quite 2 weeks into your marriage when your husband has been gone for nearly a week of that is not a good idea.

And I don't buy that "not having to say you're sorry" garbage.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

a space of my own

Ever since seeing the beautiful picture of the black tub and white bathroom I've been fantasizing about what we could do to our master bathroom. This picture has me dreaming of double sinks. And, while not for our bathroom, gorgeous dark wood floors. After a year and a half of living in a house with worn down, patchy subfloor I salivate at the thought of floors like these. Walking around the house in bare feet! Can you even imagine?

via Remodelista

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Last night we went to this amazing Japanese restaurant, Zenkichi, in Williamsburg where we had many courses in a little black box. We all got the tasting menu - but I got the vegan version.
Tomato and Tuna Carpaccio
Beef carpaccio and chrysanthemum tempura
Yellowtail and daikon and pork bellyMatt inhaling the bamboo dish with chicken "meatballs." Apparently, it was tasty.
Dessert was milk pudding, black sesame mousse and something I've forgotten which was really tasty.
Grapefruit Jelly (made with agar - no gelatin)
Thom lifting the screen to our booth into Matt's face - doing whatever he can to ruin pictures of Jackie and Matt. Yup, he's an adult folks. Maybe we had too much unfiltered sake?
Trying again.


There's no better way to end the week then with forty carrots frozen yogurt and sprinkles. Tammy was kind enough to join me in the indulgence. I highly recommend it.
Thom had a few surprises for me last weekend in honor of our wedding day. And, um, that it was our anniversary. I totally forgot about that part and only gave Thom the gift of my love.

I've wanted an Ann Wood bird for ages but never was able to find the perfect one. Her birds are really sought after and whenever she posts new ones to her site they're gone immediately. Thom found Gus and Tilly at Cog and Pearl and they made the perfect present for our winter wedding.

Gus and Tilly hanging out on the eames rocker.
AND proving that this blog is a valuable tool, Thom also snagged these gorgeous places from dolamakes. Tony and Val sent us the whale dish for a wedding present. Supporting Brooklyn independent artists!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

...and now time for a cocktail

After the ceremony at the city clerk's office we walked over to Bocca Lupo to celebrate.

again thanks to Susan, Ben and Jackie for the pics

No Little White Chapel

Getting hitched at the city clerk's office in Brooklyn isn't exactly all champagne and roses. But it does the job. We were in and out in about 20 minutes.

Thom when he realizes what he's about to do...

No, really I was excited.

This is me trying to warn Jackie that the security guard is going to kick her out for taking pictures.

Feeling fancy.

The whole ceremony lasted about 2 1/2 minutes but it was sweet. (What's that hideous backdrop?)

We were both laughing pretty much the whole time. It just seemed so surreal.

It was a snap!

As fast and no-frills as it was, we've never been happier to no longer be living in sin!

All pictures from Susan, Ben and Jackie.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

mission accomplished

We're married!

More photos to come...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

That's it - everyone's getting "sacks of jasper" for Xmas next year! Yup, you can send your friends and family bags of rice with a picture of your new baby printed on them.

via tastespotting

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

i. love. these.

And I might pretend that they look a bit like me and the soon-to-be hubby.

(Yes, I'm using the term "hubby" now. I can do that. I'm getting married in 5 days people!)

via Something Old, Something New

Oooh, maybe I love this more!

Then there's these amazing ceramic pieces that I've been drooling over.

Top to bottom:
Whitney Smith

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Thom and I often fantasize about living what we imagine to be a slower, simpler life somewhere exotic like Portland. No really. Don't be surprised if we end up there someday.

This bed that Grace posted today would fit perfectly in our mid century modern home.

or maybe this one?

itching to tell

We have so many amazing artists from all over the world contributing to the details of our celebration. I'm just dying to spill the beans and show pictures of all the cool stuff they're doing.

But I want everything to come together and be a surprise for Mexico. Sigh.

In the meantime, take a look at a bunch of people who may not be part of our wedding but still very cool nonetheless.

Top to bottom:
Sarah Ridgley
Papered Together
Sycamore Street Press
Bellis Studios

just for a second

I wanted to live in Salt Lake City. And, of course, there would be the added benefit of my Heather-stalking being that much easier.