Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Now my only issue is learning how to photograph my jewelry. I can take pictures of my jewelry, but it never looks as pretty as it does in person. Jewelry is insanely hard to photograph with a point and shoot camera. I have a friend and coworker that is a professional photographer, so she gave me some great tips today. I can't wait to try them out!
I have a few pictures that turned out okay, so I thought I would share my latest creations with you. My favorite creations are actually my earrings, but I haven't gotten around to photographing those. I did take a picture of the ones that I made that I am wearing today. You will notice that many of my necklaces are red and black. That is because I am getting ready for The University of Georgia Football Season. The red in the necklaces look a little orangey in the picture, but I promise they are red.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
We didn't make her go in the pool again, but as Michael and I swam and splashed around she decided to jump in herself. She jumped in a total of three times.
And just do you don't think that I love one of my furry children more than the others, let me introduce you to Porter and Boone.
The above picture is Porter. Porter is our chocolate lab. He is seven years old. He is Mr. Personality Plus. He is obsessed with fetching a ball (almost as bad as the dog in the movie Spanglish). Porter thinks he is my protector, so when Michael isn't at home he thinks he is the man of the house and proceeds to bark and growl at every little noise!
Monday, August 25, 2008
My biggest enemy in my quest for a clean house is my shower. My shower is so hard to get clean. I have tried everything from soft scrub to straight bleach, but it seems that the hard water stains and soap scum are permanent residents in my shower. It would totally be okay if they paid rent, but since they don't I am forever looking for a way to get rid of them.
On a recent trip to Wal-Mart, I found a new (new to me) cleaning product. It was with the sponges, scrub brushes, and cleaners. It is called Pure Clean Bathroom Cleaning Block by Earth Stone. It almost looks like a pumus stone, but it has a sponge on one side. It looked very earthy and all natural, so I decided to give it a try. It works like magic! It is wonderful! If I could sing, I would sing its praises! I wouldn't use it on surfaces that scratch easily, but it was perfect for my pesky shower floor! You should definitely give it a try! Sorry I don't have a picture! Just look for the pumus stone look-alike in the cleaning aisle!
Friday, August 22, 2008
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For our honeymoon we went to St. Lucia and stayed at the Jalousie Plantation near the town of Soufriere. Jalousie Plantation is a more laid back all inclusive resort. It was so perfect. Below are a few photos from the honeymoon.
The above picture is Michael and I at Cafe Bang! We had a wonderful meal with a great show! The show consisted of fire eaters, dancers, and such. Very entertaining! The restaurant also has an incredible view! Side note: If you do go to St. Lucia, you have to visit Ladera. It is a resort near the top of the Pitons. The view from there is breathe taking! Ladera also has a great restaurant. The sugar cane steak is to die for!
The picture above is of the town of Soufriere! The scenery is just so beautiful in St. Lucia!
The picture above is a picture of the beach at the our resort. It isn't a very good picture because it doesn't accurately capture the beauty of the beach and surroundings. You can see one of the Pitons in the right side of the picture.
This weekend we went on a rafting trip to celebrate our anniversary. Tonight we will go for something a little more romantic, and we will celebrate our marriage at a quaint little restaurant. Here's to two years of happy marriage and hopefully many, many more!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday was a lazy day for us. We went whitewater rafting this weekend, so we were exhausted on Sunday morning. We were bad, and we skipped church. In fact, we spent most of the day in our PJs. It was glorious! Being a low key kind of day, I decide to just make myself a sandwich for lunch. I decide on a tomato sandwich, and as I was making it I thought to myself that things don't get much better than a tomato sandwich on a summer afternoon! That is when I decided to share the recipe for the perfect tomato sandwich with you!
Now I am serious about my love for tomato sandwiches. I guess it is kind of like Elvis with his peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Elvis and I have that fat kid bond! Any way, the first step to a perfect tomato sandwich is home grown tomatoes. If you don't grow them yourself, buy them at a road side stand or from the local Farmer's Market. The grocery store tomatoes lack taste, but I guess they will do if that is all you can get! I used the tomatoes my dad brought me. He grows hundreds of tomato plants every year, and they are indeed the best! The next thing you need is real mayonnaise. Save the low fat stuff for another day. You also need fresh white bread (no, not wheat) along with some salt and pepper!
Assembling your sandwich can be a little messy, but it isn't difficult. You will need to peel and slice your tomato. Trust me! It is so much better peeled. Put mayo on both pieces of white bread. Don't skimp on the mayo. We are rolling fat kid style today! Next, layer your tomato slices onto the bread. Add salt and pepper. I always sprinkle my salt and pepper on the tomatoes instead of the bread slices. Put your sandwich together and enjoy! Of course, your going to need a lot of napkins! The true sign of a really good tomato sandwich is a few little juicy stains down the front of your shirt! I know it may not sound like the most appetizing thing, but don't knock it until you try it!
This recipe has been brought to you by the fat kid gourmet! Enjoy!
P.S.-If you are interested in the lip gloss I mentioned at the beginning of the post just check back tomorrow! I will introduce you to the perfect lip gloss then!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
With a case of the Monday Blues, it was a little hard to think of a favorite thing to share with you. I decided to share with you something I always look forward to on Mondays. On Mondays, my husband and I have a date after work. We always go to a little wine and coffee bar in Five Points in Athens. This quaint little place is called Aromas (www.aromaswinebar.com). I always try a new red wine, and Michael always orders a new strange beer. We also order a cheese plate, so we can try new and exotic cheeses. My favorite cheese so far-a horseradish cheddar. My favorite wine is a Pinot Noir called Faiveley. We always enjoy the drinks, the cheeses, the atmosphere, and of course each other! You should visit Aromas if you are in the Athens area. You can tell them the Pink Chick sent you. They won't know what your talking about, but you can giggle at the stupid look on their face when they try to figure out what you are talking about. :)
Not in the Athens area, I don't want to exclude you, so I will include something else that I love. I love audio books. I adore listening to a good book on CD as I cruise down the road. Audio books are especially wonderful for long trips. You can pick up a good audio book at any chain bookstore. Books-a-Million has a ton of audio books. Borders and Barnes & Noble also have a decent selection. My addiction to audio books got a little costly, so I joined an audio book club. It is like NetFlix for audio books. The audio book club I use is www.simplyaudiobooks.com. They have a pretty good selection of books, but they are a little slow on the shipping. My favorite audio book-The Harry Potter Series. If you are a Harry Potter fan listening to the audio version is wonderful. The narrator, Jim Dale, is absolutely amazing. In fact, he is so good that I would rather listen to the book than actually read it. So next time you have a long trip ahead of you or if you dread that morning/afternoon commute, try an audio book. It is a lot safer than those idiots that read while they are driving!
I predict that next Monday I will be over my Monday Blues, and I will be back to sharing a wonderful lip gloss or another must have item with you! Until then, enjoy!
Friday, August 1, 2008
I wanted to find a creative way to share this new web-site with my coworker Heather, so I sent her an e-mail with the subject "Proof that people love me and want me to be their leader". When she opened the e-mail the picture above popped up and of course an introduction to the new web-site I found. She loved my e-mail and like the web-site even more! Try it out! Have some fun! It's Friday!!!!
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