Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pinterest Obsession

Do you Pinterest?
I've been pinning for a little while now and I'm officially obsessed.
Here's a peek at my boards.
If you want to see them or Follow Me, you can find me here.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Prom Shots

My daughter's prom was last month and I think I only posted a photo or two.
So here's the whole low down on the big night.
The hair..
 the make up...
the shoes and pedicure(OPI's Lincoln Park after Dark)
my girl..
the dress
the jewelry and manicure
the {proud} parents
the flowers
the handsome date and 
their windy departure!
{no, that's not our neighborhood}
Do you remember your junior prom?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday-French Braid

I was pretty proud of myself...did this style for her spring concert.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday

It seems too early for butterflies around here but I was so happy to see one on my lilacs.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Lil' Thrifting

Finally, I'm finding some good stuff again.
It's like my creative juices were hibernating all winter too.

Just a few nifties. 
I'll let you know what becomes of them.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

{What's for Dinner} Shrimp on a Stick

This is my favorite grilled shrimp recipe. It just screams summer to me!
It's from Family Fun magazine. You can see it here.
Start with a pound of peeled, deveined and rinsed raw shrimp.

Toss with of olive oil (I used 1/8 cup)

and two cloves of garlic, crushed.

Stir in 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs (I used 2 TBS).

Thread the shrimp onto skewers.

Get the grill ready..

Grill the shrimp skewers over medium heat for about 2 minutes each side or until they are opaque (I was making salmon too).

These cook so quickly!

So tasty!
When they are done you can add salt, pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon if you like.
Sometimes summer comes early!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shutter Love Tuesday - Circles

On our college road trip I snapped this pretty building.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Give Me Flowers
I'm having so much fun making little arrangements with the flowers from the garden.

Visual Contrast
Her brightly colored dress and wet hair really pop out from the pale background.

We recently went to dinner with friends and each couple brought two bottles of wine. I thought these corks represented our friendship that evening.
Before and After
That same evening, I snapped a picture of the quiet restaurant before it was busy.

And the four of us walking back after a great meal.
It was one of those sunny then dark and rainy afternoons and we spotted this double rainbow while we were driving in the rain. 

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Spray painting again!

One of the many joys of Spring, I can get back outside again and spray stuff with paint!

The most recent victim was this little birdcage.  It used to look like this and I found it on this thrifting adventure at Goodwill back in November.
It stayed in that "as-is" condition in the garage until I brought it in to decorate the mantel for St Patrick's Day when it looked like this.
There was just enough green on it to go along with the other greenery.
It stayed up there when I decorated for Easter.
As seen here.
The 80's style green and pink decoration kind of worked with the pastels of my other decorations.
Once the Easter decorations came down, the mantel was looking like this.
I'm still digging the creamy whites and neutrals.
But something was sticking out like a sore thumb. 
{say that 10 times fast}
Oh and I forgot to mention the price. 
So since the weather was finally warm enough, I went to work on the birdcage with some of my favorite Heirloom White spray paint.
Now the mantel is looking like this.
I've added in a few fresh cut flowers from outside for a pop of color.

I think it looks much better now.

Bye Bye 80's green and pink.
Hello Cool and Creamy!
What have you been spray painting lately?
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