Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday's Wine.

Oh how I love wine! This is a new {well a new one to me} Cupcake Vineyards wine Ryan picked up at the store one day. I haven't tried the Pinot Noir before and it tasted just as good as all the other Cupcake wines. I love when Ryan comes home from the grocery store and surprises me with a new bottle.

Can you see I am having fun taking pictures with the new camera?!  I think I am going to like taking the pictures more than drinking it {yeah right......I doubt it} but it was fun to play around with the camera.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Newest Toy.

Well I finally got that new camera I have been dreaming about. I guess Ryan got tired of listening to me talk about it all the time. It's been about 3 weeks now and I am still trying to figure it out. I can already see the difference in the pictures between the big girl and the little point and shoot we have. I did get a book so I can self teach myself how to operate it. I am having lots of fun taking pictures and learning how to work everything, however I still have a ways to go.

Meet Ms. Dorothea {Thanks Beth for helping name her;)} After the famous Dorothea Lange.
This picture was taken with the new phone {iphone} I am so impressed with the pictures it can take....they turn out so good for a phone camera.

Here are some pictures take by Ms. Dorothea.............

They are so crisp and clear.....I LOVE my new camera so much, now if I could only learn how to use it.
If anyone has any tips or websites you could recommend that would be awesome.
Thank you to my WONDERFUL husband { I will try and not ask for anything anytime soon}.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Recipe Binder.

I have had this idea forever but always forgot to look whenever I was at the store. I have had all my recipes in a big Ziploc bag forever. It always took forever to find anything and it was just so messy. So I had this idea to put all my recipes in a binder using page protectors to file them in. I originally wanted to get a 5x7 binder but after actually seeing it I decided the on the bigger one. I figure I will always be adding to it so it's only going to get bigger.

I guess this picture didn't come out very well, but this is the bag of recipes before.

My shiny new binder and page protectors.

The unorganized mess. 

 Now nice and neat.

So pretty all organized.

I have noticed some people are using binders to store their coupons. Maybe I will go back and get the little binder for the coupons. I don't have that many so the little binder would be perfect for that, plus the little binder is so cute.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday's Wine....{Wedding}.

One day I hope to open this bottle of wine but I highly doubt we ever will. Ryan and I got married at a winery {which I have just learned it has been sold and renamed:(} and we received this bottle as a gift from them. 

We have this bottle displayed on our mantle beside a wedding picture. I absolutely loved our wedding and I am very sad that the winery has a new name, I wanted to have a huge anniversary party there. Well hopefully the new owners stay open awhile and I can have that huge party someday
Sogno had some great wines. We have been talking about going back up there to stock up the wine supply. So now I guess we will have to go back and find some new favorites.

Ok now I am going to bore you with some of my favorite wedding pictures.

Hope you enjoyed and hopefully you weren't too bored. I just love looking at wedding pictures. I just LOVE weddings period. Someone I know needs to get married real soon but I am not going to mention any know who you are;)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer Fun.

I am constantly trying to find little activities to do with the boys. Things that will appeal to both of them, so they are not fighting over anything. I am always going to the Crayola isle trying to find something fun. So a few weeks ago I picked up the Sidewalk Paint. Cameron was excited to get home and try it out. Although he had to wait until Easton was done napping which absolutely tortured him.

Both the boys LOVED it! It didn't take long for the paint to run out and I don't think you can just buy the paint by itself. I have since then bought another one so now we have 2 paint trays, 2 brushes, and 2 rollers {perfect so they can't fight over it} now if they would just sell the paint. I will be getting another one this week because Cameron liked it so much and keeps asking to paint outside. I would say the paint last about an hour or so, not very long. It cost about $10 but so worth it. Anytime anything keeps them occupied for a short period of time I think it's worth it.

At least we have a nice shaded area on the side of the house. This is the only shade we have in the backyard in the afternoon so it's perfect for these type of things.

It washes off everything....clothes and cement very easily.

Washing off in the little pool.

Maybe this week we will try the Sidewalk Spray Paint;) That could be interesting.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Blog Award.

Last week I received The Versatile Blogger award from Meggie of Shoestring Tightrope. I was surprised that anyone would award me any type of blogging award. I am still amazed that I get new followers here and there from time to time. I am not too confident in my blog just yet but this little award has helped....thank you so much Meggie;)  Please check out Meggie's blog when you get a chance.

Versatile Blogger Award

Here’s how the award works:

After accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, the blogger must:

1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

Seven Things About Me:

1. I am a mom to two crazy toddler boys. 
2. I am married to my highschool sweetheart.
3. I love anything baseball.
4. My favorite flower is the Gerbera Daisy.
5. I LOVE coffee and wine.
6. I always wanted to be a police officer, it was my dream job, but now that I am a mom I wouldn't even think of making that a career now. I think of the "what ifs" and hate to think of my kids growing up without me.
7. I one day hope to finish up my Bachelor's old goal used to be 30 but now that I am 30 and still no degree I might have to change it to 40.....YIKES!

15 newly discovered blogs I found that I’m passing this award on to:
{Some of you might have already received this award and I am totally cheating here. My list is going to have to stop at 10....sorry;(, I have already been at this post since yesterday morning, now hopefully I can go back and comment on these blogs with the link before Easton starts playing with his poppy diaper and before Cameron starts beating the little guy}

1.   Margs for Mommy
2.   Knitting Adventures
3.   Aspiring New Moms
4.   Camisoles and Cammies
5.   Our Pregnancy Roadtrip and Beyond
6.   Mary & Dyer 
7.   Ava Grace's Closet
8.   Final Clothes-Out
9.   Coffee Cups and Crafts
10. The Life of the Party

Please take a few minutes to visit these blogs. I am sure you will find something interesting and worth reading....I did;)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!