Clockwork Orange

December 4, 2011

Thanks for all of your lighting insight! I am still undecided. I agree with you guys about outgrowing the colors, BUT I’m not in love with the felt look of that gray one. And I wish it were just a tad lighter. The hunt continues!

Especially since Betty pointed me to Seascape lamps…soooooo many choices!!

These are just the first half of the oranges!!!

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And here is more orange:

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Fuel for an hour-long spin class! The class was great, and I ran into two more of my gym friends. I just love how fun going to the gym has become!! Kelly + Mary actually hung out with Robyn last night – we connected the circle!

I came home starving for dinner, and luckily we had a re-heat one planned.

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A leftover portion of Huge Bean Soup that I froze just before Thanksgiving. Reheat ‘n eat.

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And on the side – a taste of 3 breads. A Goldilocks group. Cheddar Garlic tastes amazing, but has 0% whole wheat. Spinach Feta has so much flavor but is about 1/3 whole wheat. Cville Crunch is my fav, but isn’t the most gourmet soup side but is 100% whole wheat and the healthiest choice. Since I couldn’t decide, I just had a small piece of each. The best of all 3 worlds!

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After dinner Matt and I watched the film An Education. It was one of those I added to Netflix ages ago and when it arrived I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t have a clue what it was about.

I ended up LOVING the film. It was a modern-made coming-of-age set in the 1960s that watched like a short story. Great plot and characters!

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Good night friends, see you for breakfast.

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1 Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous December 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

That soup looks great! I would like to make something similar to have for the week.

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2 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

what a cozy night! i love leftover dinners… quick, easy, and no clean up.

and gym buddies are the best :) glad you enjoyed spin!

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3 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel December 4, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I used to be really into interior design when I was little, then realized that I’d be too overwhelmed by all the options available to be good at it! It’s so hard to pick from everything out there! God help me when I move into my first apartment and have to decorate it on my own…so much to choose from.

Dinner looks DEEEEELISH, btw! I’m freezing in my room so that hearty meal is warming me via computer.

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4 Roxanne December 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

You have to LOVE what you get. That’s what I think of when I see an item. Do I absolutely LOVE it or just like it a lot? Sometimes I walk away and go home and if the next day I still WANT it (and of course can afford it) then I get it. I got a mirror at 80% off that way! I LOVED it but couldn’t afford it (it was almost $300!) then I found it in another store a month later. I paid just $59.00.

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5 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl December 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm

sleep on it, and think about the lighting situation tomorrow. so much to choose from….very hard, but fun and exciting! it’s going to look great!

have a peaceful nightt!!

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6 Becca December 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Mmm, bread tasting plate.

An Education is sort of the story of my man and I, almost everything leading up to the drama at the end of the movie. None of that happened! …and we’re still happily together, unlike the movie ;)

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7 KathEats December 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Really!? Very romantic.

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8 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I love the orange pics! They are so crisp and bright. Pretty. :)

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9 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

That’s an obscene amount of choices, how is anyone supposed to decide?!

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10 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon December 4, 2011 at 9:20 pm

My mom and I watched that movie last year and LOVED it!

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11 Kathy W. December 4, 2011 at 9:21 pm
12 KathEats December 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

Pretty!! I like the Soho!

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13 ashley December 4, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I love that movie!! Carey Mulligan was nominated for an Oscar for that I believe. And I find Dominic Cooper very cute! Somehow. Ha!

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14 Amanda December 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Wow, that is a crazy amount of lamp shade choices. I don’t do well when I have too many options – I’m too indecisive!

I also really liked that movie!

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15 Lynn @ the actor's diet December 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Remember loving that film when I saw it in theaters. Cary Mulligan is quite amazing.

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16 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 4, 2011 at 9:56 pm

don’t get the west elm one if you don’t love it…you may tire of the colorful one, sure, if you get that…but you can probably ebay/craigslist it or just…donate it after a few years. You will have gotten your money’s worth, so to speak…and tastes change and times move on. Get what you love now, and worry about getting tired of it…for that rainy day….if it ever comes. I have some things people told me id get sick of but years later, I still love em.

Whatever you get…will look wonderful, no doubt!

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17 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Syracuse. GO ORANGE!

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18 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! December 4, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Hehe I love how you call it big bean soup! I love me some BIG beans!

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19 Robyn December 4, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Didn’t know you knew Mary and Kelly?? Ha definitely love having friends at the gym, so much more fun!

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20 KathEats December 5, 2011 at 9:22 am

Yes!! They are blog readers who I met for lunch and turned out they lived in the same apt. complex and are now friends! We connected you yesterday – hilarious we all know each other now!

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21 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles December 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I love having a reheat night…in fact, tonight was one of those nights for us too! Slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches.

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22 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee December 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Mmmm the clementines nowadays have been so amazing! :) The spinach feta bread looks delicious. I’m allergic to wheat, but my family isn’t and they absolutely ADORE the great harvest pumpkin bread . Oh and my favorite of the lampshades is the second one down all the way to the right.

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23 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm

sounds like a perfect Sunday night!

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24 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass December 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm

My this dinner looks familiar! :)

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25 Roxanne December 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I like the fact you make your dinner so special with cloth napkins. When I get my dining room in order I will definitely look for some cloth at the fabric store (maybe remnants) and sew me some napkins!

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26 Roxanne December 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Oh yeah, one obstacle to that idea…. I’ll to buy myself a sewing machine….

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27 Pat December 4, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I have no dining room and we use cloth napkins all the time. You can buy some nice ones for not too much – check out some antique shops.

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28 Roxanne December 4, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Antique shops… I haven’t been to one for ages. I’ll go next week, thanks!

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29 Kathi December 4, 2011 at 10:51 pm

All those lampshades! How to decide?

I loved An Education, I don’t buy movies often but I own that one! I have all the music on my ipod too. Loved everything about it.

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30 Cyndi December 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I know you are discriminating – I am the same way, but don’t let the process! Be happy with the good enough choice.

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31 Cyndi December 4, 2011 at 11:14 pm

… supposed to be “don’t let the process overtake you”. Ooops

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32 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I’m so jealous that you have access to so many amazing breads!

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33 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com December 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I just wanted to “thank you” for the chrome extension information about google reader. What a great time saver!!!

Good night :)

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34 KathEats December 5, 2011 at 9:22 am

:) I’m still lovin’ it too!

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35 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 5, 2011 at 12:13 am

The gym is always more fun with friends around! =)

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36 Khushboo December 5, 2011 at 12:44 am

Loving all this orange!

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37 Lena @Fit on the Rocks December 5, 2011 at 1:02 am

I honestly had no clue where this post was going to head after seeing the title lol. Great movie and beautiful shades!

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38 Clare @ SweetnSimple December 5, 2011 at 1:12 am

Yum.. love the sound of those breads – and the soup looks delish :)

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39 Kelly December 5, 2011 at 2:11 am

one of my favorite movies EVER. I actually fell asleep (!!!) in the theater the first time i saw it, and recently rewatched on netflix and fell in love. I wish i could convince my boyfriend to watch it with me :/

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40 Kristin December 5, 2011 at 2:47 am

Looks like a perfect combination of seasonal foods! Those oranges taste so juicy right now since they are in season. Also, your soup looks incredibly healthy and filled with vegetables. I bet a little bit of plain yogurt on top would be even better next time. I hope you enjoyed everything!

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41 Hillary December 5, 2011 at 7:15 am

Ohhh, I adore that movie and Carey Mulligan. I kind of wanted to be her after watching it.

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42 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate December 5, 2011 at 7:22 am

The Huge Bean Soup looks delish! And I love that its a reheat dish. I’m all for nutritious, delicious, and easy to pull together meals. :)

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43 Sarah@The Flying ONION December 5, 2011 at 7:28 am

Look at all those lamp varieties! That would make an almost impossible decision for someone indecisive like myself. The good news is that you really can’t go wrong with any of them! :D

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44 Karen December 5, 2011 at 7:33 am

I loved that movie too! I almost always choose the indies over any other genre.

I agree with others: if you don’t love it, leave it. Take your time. Truthfully, I personally would find it dificult t to choose a lampshade via Internet. esp one that will be such a prominant fixture in an already furnished dining room. Maybe it would be an easier decision if you were to visit a few of the stores – such as West Elm, Room and Board, C+B, Cb2, etc. if any are relatively local to you.

Yum to soup and bread for dinner!

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45 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 5, 2011 at 7:46 am

I really wanted to see that movie when it first came out, but I totally forgot about it since then. I think I’ll have to rent it as a study break this week! :D

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46 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

It’s so great being able to simply thaw some dinner. I always freeze extras!

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47 Sara @my less serious life December 5, 2011 at 8:09 am

i see why you are having so much trouble deciding – they are all awesome! but, orange is my favorite color so i don’t think you can wrong with any of them!!! can’t wait to see which one you choose!

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48 Katie December 5, 2011 at 8:17 am

We had some toasted GH Stuffing and Spinach Red Pepper Swiss with our Salmon Veggie Chowder this evening. My husband loved the soup but was too full for seconds because he ate too much bread! With the lampshade I would go with your instinct and what you really love even if you do change it. With decorating, we tend to take our time and make sure we don’t make impulse decisions, but we also make sure we make decisions for ourselves not what other people would choose. You are the one who gets to enjoy seeing the lampshade everyday so choose something fun that fits into your wonderful decorating style. I really like the green and blue one, but I also love some of the orange ones, good luck choosing!

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49 KathEats December 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

Spinach Red Pepper Swiss!!

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50 Katie December 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

My kids love the Spinach Red Pepper Swiss, as well as any other GH or just any bread in general! Some people were laughing at them at the farmer’s market when they were demanding that we buy the spinach bread!

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51 Heather @ Run Eat Play December 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

Love the lamps – so many choices! I have been debating taking a spin class – they look tough! All your bread looks amazing!

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52 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh December 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

There’s nothing better than when you can grab and eat. Makes you glad you put forth the effort at another time! :-)

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53 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count December 5, 2011 at 9:17 am

Soup and bread…no better combo! I’ve got to make some soup this wee!

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54 Ellen December 5, 2011 at 10:01 am

wow. I have never seen so many lampshades in my life. your perfect match has got to be in there somewhere! good bread decision by the way…now all you need is a savannah bar

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55 Lena December 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

This is really cool too if u are looking for something different!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69774202/pretty-pastels-mason-jar-chandelier-swag

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56 Allison December 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I meant to see “An Education” when it came out [to select theaters] but never did and completely forgot about it… Thanks for reminding me~!

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57 Angel7 December 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Holy moly!!!… There are so many choices… If I had to decide on one, I would be overwhelmed, not to mention the fact that I am very indecisive! It is great all the choices they have to offer, though!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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58 gillian December 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

You can design your own at: http://www.lampsplus.com. I designed a 16 inch one for about 200$ and i love it. It seems like a similar website to the one above, except you can customize all the patterns/colors. Good luck- a fun but hard decision :)

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59 KathEats December 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Oh cool, I’ll check that out!

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60 Charise December 6, 2011 at 7:57 am

I’ve been on a lamp shade and lamp hunt for various rooms in our house for a month now – it’s so hard to find something nice, in the style you’re looking for, that also isn’t insanely expensive. Good luck! :)

I really enjoyed An Education too – good movie.

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61 Stephanie December 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

Are you on pinterest.com? There are tons of pictures of lampshades (DIY included) that you could check out. Maybe you could upcycle a galvanized bucket with an Ikea light fixture to get that gray look you liked: http://pinterest.com/pin/201184308323592097/

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