Monday, February 21, 2011

Prepping for my favorite easy dinner

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguine. So easy. So delicious.

Here's a link to the recipe:

Oh, and the Cupcake Malbec pictured is divine. And under $10.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A taste of Spring

75* today. We totally took advantage of the warmth and had 3 friends (and a sibling) and their moms over at the house. One of the moms brought a delicious asian salad, eggrolls and fruit to share with everyone. It was such a nice afternoon filled with play and good chit-chat and a much needed escape from the winter since snow is yet again in the forecast for next week. The great day ended with Chloe knocked out on the couch for a 2 hour nap and now a high fever. Bummer.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Quit.

I'm not feeling this photo challenge so I am bowing out. That's not to say that I won't post photos, they just won't be topic based but rather stuff that is happening that day.

Cool? Cool.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 5: My favorite memory

The birth of Chloe. When I saw her all I said was "she's perfect." Definitely my favorite memory.

I also need to give props to my Mom. Normally, she is a horrible photographer, but this day, the most important of days, she took some beautiful photos that I will always treasure.

Day 4: Picture of my Night

Chocolate milk, popcorn and movies with my girl.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 3: Picture of my favorite tv cast

I have a lot of favorite shows...Seinfeld, Cheers, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Friends, Californication. But when I think about a show that I love I always come back to The Wonder Years. I loved the family dynamics, I had a huge crush on Kevin and I wanted to be Winnie Cooper so badly.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 2: A photo of the person I'm closest to.

It was a tough choice between my parents and Pete. I've obviously been close to my parents for my whole life but Pete REALLY knows me inside and out. He is my best friend.

And I have to admit that I'm not loving this photo challenge. A lot of the topics involve pulling old photos or even taking a photo from another source. Sort of takes away from the "challenge" of taking photos, am I right? Oh, well.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 1: Photo of myself and 10 facts about me.

1. I have a tendency to put too many things on a to-do list at one time. For example, in a three week time period in 2006 I sold a boat on ebay, bought two new cars, sold our home, had a baby and moved to a new city. I guess I thrive under pressure.

2. I don't like vegetables. Potatoes are about as close to a veggie as I get.

3. My career aspirations change on a weekly basis.

4. I enjoy moving as often as we do. I wonder if I'll ever really be able to settle in one place.

5. I have never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show. No plans to either.

6. I love 80s and 90s pop and even current pop music. Miley, Bieber, Taylor Swift? Bring it.

7. I'm one of the few females that actually struggles to gain weight. Sounds exciting and glamorous, no? It's not.

8. I have the best kid in the world. No, really.

9. I can have a conversation with pretty much anyone.

10. I have a bad habit of interrupting people.

Challenge #2

Challenge number one is complete. On to round two. Come join in the fun. Here are the topics for this month:

Day 01 - A picture of yourself and 10 facts about yourself
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the craziest things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss
Day 31 - A picture of yourself

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 29: Growing Up

This little girl is growing up way too fast. I swear she looks 12 here. I don't want her to grow up. I remember when she was 18 months old thinking "it will never get better than this. I don't want her to change." I felt the same way at 2, 3, and 4 years old. The great thing is that even though the time passes much too quickly, each year she just gets better and better. I love this girl.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 27: Treats

Posted on facebook too but oh well. Love this idea for valentines.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 26: Taking turns

Crushing crayons that we later poured into heart shape molds to make new crayons for Valentine's goodies.