Monday, April 26, 2010

{From My Playlist}

Just a quick post for today---lots to do!

{image via Rhapsody}

The soothing sounds of Band of Horses has been my cure for the Monday blues.
I'm currently listening to No One's Gonna Love You.

Hope you had a great weekend, and welcome to a brand new week!
Happy Monday :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

{Guthrie's Original Sauce}

If you've ever been to Guthrie's and had the 'Guthrie's Original' sauce, you'll appreciate this recipe.

1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c ketchup
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp paprika
Generous amount of black pepper (3-4 heaping tbsp)

The hubby & I had some Sunday night with our grilled chicken fingers.'s heavenly!

Monday, April 19, 2010

{From My Playlist}

Every once in a while, I get hooked on a song. Sometimes new ones and sometimes old. I toyed with the idea of doing sporadic "Music Monday" posts. (Yes, just because it's alliteration.)

Then I remembered I couldn't commit to something that regular, because sometimes I'm a bad blogger.

I guess every now and then I'll just throw in random songs that I become enamored with. I love finding new music, or finding an oldie but goody. Please feel free to let me know of any new/old/good/bad music I should give a listen to!

So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce my first "From My Playlist" post.

This is a song from the Soundtrack of Into the Wild, a 2007 film (based on a book of the same name). If you haven't seen this movie, put in your queue!

I hadn't heard this song in a while, then I started hearing it during every commercial break on Discovery channel. (It plays on the new Deadliest Catch preview.)
I love Eddie Vedder. MMMMmmm...that voice! I like his softer sound. It's a nice change from his Pearl Jam pace.

{My New Baby}

For a long while now, I've been whining pining for a certain Digital SLR camera. I'm a complete novice when it comes to taking photos, but I told Jamey I would be more than willing to learn if I had a good camera to learn with.
{Sidenote: Yes, I know we've all been told not to end sentences with prepositions, but I do it often. That's probably not gonna change, so all of you grammar snobs are forewarned!}

The hubby took me to Best Buy yesterday to get one! Ahhhh! I couldn't contain my excitement. I like it when he's in the mood to shop :)

She's a little beauty. I feel like she's worthy enough of having her own name...I even have a feeling we may become joined at the hip.....errr at least the neck.

I have a lot to learn about her (and her lens). Per Aunt Teresa's recommendation, I'm considering this book for dummies. On second thought, was that an insult?

If anybody's got any good pointers for me...please share!

Hopefully, she'll make make my blog a lot more entertaining!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

{My Pretty Patterned Paper Purchase}

I found this huge pack of paper on clearance at Tuesday morning.

If you've ever shopped for paper at any of the major craft stores, you know that buying in bulk can add up fast. Luckily this whole pack was on clearance. It rang up only $3.99. Score!

I love all the different patterns and bright fun colors. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I have a few ideas in mind.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

{Pretty in Purple}

Have you seen the new Le Creuset color, Cassis? I just love pretty cookware!

{Sun & Sand}

Pardon the hiatus! The hubby and I went on a (well-deserved) vacation to Okaloosa Island.

We haven't been on a vacation, just the two of us, since our honeymoon. We were so excited to get away and relax!

On the drive down, we decided to take the long way there by driving down to Panama City Beach to hop on Scenic 30-A. I wanted to visit Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach & everything in between.

Rosemary Beach was our first stop. It is breathtakingly beautiful. You feel like you have been transplanted into the middle of a small coastal European town. The architecture, detail and charm will steal you away from reality.

I didn't want to leave, but we had a condo waiting on us and more miles to cover.

Next we stopped in Seaside. It's absolutely adorable here. It'll make you want to kick your shoes off and stay awhile.

We ate the best fried dill pickles, shopped a little and took pictures of all the cute little cottages.

Our next stop was our condo. Unfortunately, this is where my picture-taking makes an abrupt hault. I managed only one last photo before I turned into a total beach bum.

If you ever get a chance to drive 30A, do it! There are amazing restaurants and shops along the way. It's a nice change of scenery. Hope you had a great weekend..and week so far!