Sunday, April 10, 2011

Seriously, I want to make these

 Rice Krispies, Swedish fish, Fruit Rollups.
Simply awesome. Just the way I like it. I need to figure out what my excuse will be to make these things now. 

 And saving a little powdered donut action for the end ;) hehe

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Going to a movie shoot this morning

It's been awhile since I last posted on here but after taking some photos this morning I figured I would make a post. My husband and I woke up at 4:30 this morning to go help some friends who are in the process of wrapping up shooting for a film they are making. I don't want to go into what the film is about because it is kind of complicated and I don't want to say too much or give anything away. For the shoot this morning filming took place at the bar inside The Hotel Blackhawk. My friend John and sole actor in this film works at the coffee shop inside the hotel so he was able to get permission to film there. The Hotel Blackhawk is a pretty classy establishment and so the bar area was something to behold. Part of movie making seems to involve a lot of sitting around and waiting. I guess it was especially so today since there was no equipment or shots for me to assist with really. Our main reason for coming to the shoot was so my husband could play the bartender in some of the shots.  Here are some pics I took while I was waiting for them to finish up shooting.

We'll start with this pic I took of my new shoes while I was chillin' out on the couches. Pretty fly huh? Haven't had a pair of Sketchers since I was a kid. Welcome to my shoe family little guys. It's a really big family by the way. lol

Pretty sure I took this shot right in the middle of a take. I was taking the pics on my husband's new HTC Thunderbolt and playing with all the effects. This shot has the added vignette.

Isn't it a beautiful bar area though?

I loved the black and white couches with leather and polka dots. So chic! There was an even larger sitting area behind me

And here is my husband and I at about 5:30 in the morning. I had John take this one for me. Don't let this picture fool you though. We were SLEEPY and I was still in my ratty bedtime sweatshirt. I just love going to classy bars in bedtime clothes! lol.

  On a side note though I did actually go out to the bars once in my pajamas but that's another story ;)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Last Summer, This Summer

So yesterday I went through my computer and organized all of my folders and pictures. Usually the files on my computer are in disarray but I decided to create some level of organization because I have too many pictures! When I came across pictures from last summer though it felt like there were butterflies in my stomach just looking at them. It has been kind of a rough winter but when I look at these photos I swear I can almost feel the hot summer sun on my skin again.

Here are some of the pics I ran across from last summer that show just what I miss about the beloved season really:

Riding my bike. I love cruising around the QC on my bike. We have lots of great paths along the river but really I love exploring around downtown Davenport and Rock Island. You never know what you're going to find or who you're going to find. It makes me feel like a little kid going out on an adventure again

Starting to garden again...

I miss all the beauty in my yard and just getting to spend time out in it with my dogs and Collison. I think I'm going to grow some food too this summer. Tomatoes, jalapenos, green peppers... Mmmm

Oh, and Marley! I can't wait to hang out with him outside again. I'll sit at my patio table sippin' on a beer, listening to tunes and enjoying the fresh air with my happy little conure

I miss the outdoor events. This was at the skate park in Davenport last year.

and the concerts...

and parties/concerts :P

And don't even get me started on grilling, swimming, camping and the list goes on and on...

Please come soon summer. We're all waiting for you!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday :)

I collect fortunes from fortune cookies. This one popped up the other day at an appropriate moment and I took a picture. Happy Tuesday everybody :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kitchen re-do!

For the last couple of weeks my dad has been remodeling our kitchen and I have been learning a lot about home improvement along the way. We have torn out a wall, ripped out my old cabinets, put in new/more lights, and closed off an entire hallway in order to add a whole new section of counter space to work on (and put a dishwasher under!)

I'm not sure if I'm more excited about all the extra storage I'll be getting when we're done or the fact that we won't have to do the dishes all by hand anymore!

There will be a bar area, built in shelving, new cabinets and all kinds of exciting features we didn't have before.
Anyway, in all my excitement I started looking at pictures of pink kitchens to get me inspired for decorating when this remodel is all done. For those who don't know already my kitchen is hot pink. Though some lovingly refer to it as "pepto bismol pink" Haha guys. You're so funny. :P

Anyway, take a look at some of these awesomely pink kitchens sure to brighten your day :)

I like this kitchen because the cabinets are similar to the white ones I'm getting. I have a white cabinet with glass doors on it going in just like the one in this picture!

Super cute apartment kitchen

Hello Kitty!

I love the pops of yellow in this retro kitchen

I think this little dining area is charming because of the built-ins to display cute kitchenware

I think sassy elegance when I look at this kitchen. ha

And I hate that we don't get to see the rest of this kitchen because it is so ecclectic and funky. I want to somehow adopt this kind of style in my own way for my house. Too coo for schoo my friends I'm tellin' you what.

Click the pics for linkbacks to the photo sources you guys and have a good one! I'll post pics of my kitchen when it is all finished :)