Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Perhaps it is the economic recession or perhaps it is coincidence but these days it seems just about everyone is expecting a baby. My in-laws are awaiting the arrival of miss Eva and my work friend is awaiting the arrival of mr. Oliver. I wonder if during this economic strife, couples tend to worry less about material objects and objectives and spend more time living life and along with that comes making babies. Whatever it is, I'm happy to shop for baby gifts and anxiously wait to see what these lil' beans will look like, sound like and grow up to be. New friends, are coming my way.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Spring is most definitely in the air and around the corner! It's made it's presence in our back yard and I was instantly pinched by this with bright, beautiful flowers. Full blooms in yellow, orange, magenta, and pale white/blush tones, which I clipped at the stem to bring the spring spirit indoors. I can only imagine what the fashion and interior design world have in store for us all with beautiful floral and botanical inspired prints and such for us to adorn our lives with. I should get my super bright sneakers out to play...a bad shoe purchase that I'll share later. Hey, who can blame a girl for loving a pair of sneakers in bright yellow with Liberty fabric (in bright floral hues)? A lethal combo indeed. Yay for spring fever!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Hip, hip, hooray! Right about now and with the weather acting up, it's happy hour time. We're painting a few rooms this evening and working on some home projects and shall I repeat myself, the weather is straight up nasty. So, with a drink in one hand and a paint brush in the other I tackle this evening with a warm, slightly intoxicated smile.
classic margarita with salted agave rim
-1 1/2 oz 100% agave tequila
-1 oz lime juice
-1/2 oz Cointreau
1.Squeeze about a Tablespoon of agave on a small plate.
2.Place a tablespoon or two of salt on another plate. Dip the rim of a glass in the agave (then dip your finger in the syrup and lick it...totally optional), then quickly dip it into the salt.
3.Combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake for 10 seconds.
4.Pour margarita into salt-rimmed glass and...salud amigos y amigas!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The first and last hour of sunlight is known in the photography world as the "golden hour" or sometimes as the "magic hour" in cinematography. The quality of light at this hour produces a certain dreamy effect, lighting is softer more diffused and much warmer. Shadows are longer and the overall feel is captivating. All this illumination that comes from the sky scatters down, and if you're ready with a camera at hand you too can capture and bask in this golden hour.
I found a site that allows you to find the golden hour anywhere in the world you may be, so if perhaps you're not sure or want to set an alarm to tell yourself "hey, go snap some golden hour shots!" you can. Click here to find out the golden hour in your neck of the woods and off you go...chase that sun before it slips away!