Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Tuesday!

Tuesday Morning in the Grindberg Household
Max and I are ready for spring.. 60 yesterday, 50 today and the rest of the week. Hooray!
Jake looking suave before work.. haha
and PGH

Tomorrow is Leap Day (so crazy to me, who decided such a thing, would the calendar really be messed up if we didn't have one every four years so many questions)
 and then Thursday is Max's third birthday! I can not believe three years ago I brought home this little guy!

He provides Jake and I so much entertainment. He is such a good little dog!

I found these recipes for dog cakes... I'm not sure which we will make yet, but we will make one!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Margarita Monday

This was just posted today! And I can not wait to try this! 

A Blood Orange Margarita

The recipe is located in the link above! She has some really great recipes, and her food and drink pictures are amazing. As you can tell from the picture above. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Latest Addiction

When starting work I always grab a coffee just like so many people.  I was kind of sick of regular coffee and wanted to try something new so I ordered the sugar-free chai tea latte.  It may have been a terrible mistake because now I am hooked.  I feel guilty drinking it every day so I let myself get it once a week.  I decided that I would try to make it at home that way I can know what goes into the drink.  I found this recipie... I alter it to make it "skinny" 
So delicious... then I found this recipe... Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes!! 
Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes
(picture via website below)
I think that it is safe to say I am going to be trying to make these very soon!

Have a great Saturday. Max's Saturday is a lazy one.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Four Picture Weekend Review

1. Max said no more to folding laundry
2. Mexican Beer, Chips and Salsa Sunday Evening
3. Funny ways people spell Caitlin
4. Test driving cars downtown Pittsburgh

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fun Finds

Pretty Things

 wow! I love this pieces! I love big fun jewelry but I also love simple pieces and these may be my favorite I have found!
 found here

These porcelain pieces are so neat! I love the way they are translucent with a candle placed in them!
found here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Carry Your Heart...I Carry It In My Heart E.E. Cummings

It's Valentine's Day!

Three more days and then Jake will be home from his two week training class.  I thought that we would  celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday when he was home, but he planned something else. 
It started like this...

An alarm on my phone... so I went and opened the drawer with the white tag sticking out any found these
(hahahaha I love Doxie cards)
New Swarovski Crystal earrings :) He definitely surprised me because I am a very snoopy person. I had no idea he planned this!

I don't know how but Max can smell the chocolate in this basket and has been in this area all morning crying and barking because he wants it... I had to give him a new bone to distract him haha!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Life Lately

I have been so so busy lately... My days consist of work, run/yoga, homework, sleep and repeat! Max has been such a good dog being home alone a lot with Jake gone! I have until next Thursday with this schedule then 3 days off! Hooray!
While I left early this morning to venture to work in the snow, then venture home still in the snow, ran four miles, now working on a paper (and being distracted on the internet) Jake is in NYC! He and co-workers took the train in and spent all day there sight seeing! He had a really great time! I'm bummed I couldn't be there with him, but excited that he got to visit instead of being bored in his hotel all weekend. 
Here he is with the Bull

Well back to the paper now.. but I will leave you with these funny images from Doodle Everyday (one of the internet distractions)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Picture from Beverly Ealdama

Children have such an imagination.  They are so funny, they think of such creative things, are brutally honest, and break out into dance whenever they hear a beat they love.  It's kind of sad that we lose these aspects of life as we age and learn we have to have a filter haha. 

I found this great website via Pinterest.. even if you don't have children it is still really fun to look at. The website is where a parent/grandparent/family member/whoever sends in a picture of a drawing their child has created, and the drawing is created into a stuffed animal... SO neat, creative, and funny!

Oh and don't be too sad about gaining a filter, because as we age even older I think we tend to lose it again... Based on some of the things I have heard that my mom's residents say.... Mom if you are reading you know what story I am talking about haha :)

Anyways... Here is the website

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day

Jake and I never really go all out for Valentines Day.  We usually just get each other a small gift and go out to eat.  But this year he will be in Connecticut for Valentine's Day and I will be working, so we will celebrate  on the weekend when he is back.  We are planning on going to Ibiza Tapas and Wine Bar
Here are some of the ideas I am thinking about getting him

Heart Boxers found here

The Tasting Room has really neat wine gifts. I got people these for Christmas and everyone enjoyed them.  They have Love Theme Samplers found here

Engraved chocolate bars! Jake loves anything chocolate! They are really neat.
Found here


Thompson Cigar Samplers. I love samplers, I think it is a lot more fun to try different kinds and flavors, even though I am not a cigar smoker Jake would like this!
Found here

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Weekend... A post from Max

 Caitlin has been busy working this weekend, and Jake has been getting ready to head to Connecticut. Even though they are busy I have just been enjoying my weekend.

I hate waking up in the morning

My favorite game... Fetch the frog and chase it when it is thrown. I am pretty bossy, I bark when no one is throwing it for me.

Just waiting for Jake to throw my frog.

Jake sharing some oranges with me.. They are my favorite food.

Other things I did this weekend...
went for a walk
hid my fish to under blanket and dug it out. digging is my favorite
ate a whole pack of gum and almost had to go to the hospital. luckily there was no Xylitol in it which is deadly to dogs
and took lots of naps

that pretty much sums up my weekend... the only thing I need now is this

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jewelry Storage!

Happy Groundhog Day! I have actually been to Punxsutawney, and it is nothing like the movie haha.  Driving into the small town then have a large wood cut out of a groundhog, and they have groundhogs all around.  Even though he saw his shadow, I can deal with six more weeks of this "winter." It was 65 degrees on Monday here and almost 60 yesterday. 

I found The Shelterness via Pinterest (of course).  My jewelry box is really full and I need a new, fun way to store jewelry! 
I found all these images here. There are 50 ideas but these are my favorites!

More looking around on Pinterest I found this 
here  and the original post is here
I have to try it! I love this necklace.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Do You Dream In Color?

(image via pinterest)

I have always remembered my dreams.. Usually I wake up and remember them, but if I don't remember them sometimes during the day something will trigger the memory of the dream I had the night before.
I heard that no one in your dreams is made up... The strangers you see in your dreams are people you have seen before in passing. You yourself do not remember them, but your brain has captured that image of that person you have seen before. Crazy! 
I can honestly remember dreams that I had when I was little, they have always been so vivid, and still are to this day! 
I have found a website that gives you explanations of what your dreams may mean, and I always read it in the morning. Sometimes I think oh that could be right and other times I think the website doesn't know what it is talking about.  
Here is the website... have a look and interpret your dreams!