Monday, August 30, 2010
I'm going to say that I hate this dress, but I just feel like it wasn't finished. Like the dress make couldn't decide what they wanted to do so they draped this white fabric over it to complete it
To me, this dress appears that she was really late to the party. She was in her cab sitting in traffic in the rain when she decided to jump out and run the rest of the way. During her flight she ran through many puddles that stained the bottom half of her dress
I hope you enjoyed my commentary :)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Lately when I sit in our living room, I think that it is to dark and a change would be fun. We don't have great lighting in there, we have dark floors and medium dark walls. Plus my creative juices are flowing, so having this project would be fun. I just have to balance it with budget because it is such a big room I want to get the biggest bang for my buck. So I have started looking at different color patterns to get an idea of what we can do. I'd like to go with a lighter paint color, but because the living room is right off of the dining room, I need to make sure the colors are complimentary.
I have so many ideas swirling around that I don't know where to start. I suppose I should tell the husband of my ideas, but I want to have everything planned out before I have to start convincing him that it is a good idea :) Last year at this time I changed the color in our den while he was at his Fantasy Football draft (which lasted 2 days at a lake house). Since he is at his draft tonight (he will only be gone over night) I'd like to make some changes, but I started to think about it to late. Hmmmm... what to do!!?? :)
I searched around the internet for some ideas and I found pictures of these rooms. I am drawn to the lightness of the room, the clean lines and the modern/contemporary feeling of the rooms.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This drink is perfect for summer. It is light, fruity and a little fizz to it and you can change up the fruit that you use as well as the type of wine. Lots of options and we will be making this again!!
1 bottle Spanish white wine (we used New Age wine, see picture below)
1/4 cup super fine sugar
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 cut up peach
1 1/2 cups seedless green grapes, sliced in 1/2
1/2 cup peach nectar
1/2 bunch fresh mint leaves
Splash of triple sec
1 12oz can of Sprite
In a large pitcher combine the wine and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the remaining ingredients, except the Sprite, and mix well. Put the pitcher in the refrigerator and let the sangria sit for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Just before serving, stir in the Sprite and ice cubes.
Friday, August 20, 2010
We probably stayed about 30 minutes before we decided to head down the trail. I look forward to the day where we can have Abby off of the leash and have her listen to us. We let go of her leash at the water (left it on her) but we were on both sides of the water making sure she didn't get to far away from us.
Not a great photo, but you can see the height difference of Chewie and Abby... she is gaining some ground on him! She is 6 months old.
Last weekend, I spent some time outside with the kids and the wide angle lens.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
During my travels in Houston, I took pictures of my food so I would remember to blog/yelp about them. Of course, I do this in Austin as well, so I guess it isn't any different than normal :) I was a little concerned about taking pictures of my food in front of my classmates but I did it with my iPhone to be stealthy. Since I did take them with my iPhone it means that the quality isn't the best, especially since there was low light in some restaurants.
Bellaire Coffee Shop
5422 Bissonnet St
Bellaire, Tx 77401
My first lunch there was at a little hole in the wall type place. I knew my stomach was in the mood for breakfast, I decided on going with the turkey and bacon sandwich with fries. When I first walked in I was motioned to sit where ever I wanted but then I sat there for a few minutes without anybody else coming over to check on me. Eventually a sweet little lady, who kept calling me Hon, came over and got my order. The sandwich came and it was a simple yet tasty sandwich. I wish I had gone with breakfast but i did enjoy my sandwich.
I cannot for the life of me remember the name of this restaurant, but as soon as I check my expense report I'll post it. As we were driving over to this restaurant, the one bit of advice that one of my classmates gave me was to not get the chicken. She said the last 3 or 4 chicken dishes that she has ordered were always dried out and lacked taste. Taking her advice and staying away from the chicken, I ordered the fajita beef tacos. The beef was tender and had a slight taste of citrus which was a nice surprise. The beef (which was plentiful) was wrapped in home made tortillas, yum!! Luckily for me, the 2 tacos were enough to fill me up. For my sides I ordered rice and grilled veggies. I ended up with beans but waiter eventually brought me rice, which was bland. I was so hopeful for the veggies, they had nice grill marks and looked to have spice on them. I realized my disappointment after my first bite. The veggies were luke warm and had zero flavor. The chips and salsa were tasty and my tacos were really good so I would recommend this restaurant but would issue some warnings about the chicken and the veggies!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Sunrise from my hotel balcony
One day we got out of training early so I headed down to Galveston. I didn't have a plan, I just knew I wanted to put my feet into the Gulf and enjoy the beach. The beach was pretty busy, but I stayed at the end that wasn't as busy. Lots of seagulls, fresh smelling ocean air, and warm gulf water made it worth sitting in rush hour traffic to make it down to the Gulf while there was still day light.
I figured that as long as I was on the island, I would drive around a little to see if I found anything neat. Can't say I saw anything on the island that appealed to me (very barren) but I had my eye on the sunset. I was driving around looking for the water, but couldn't find a public area. So I might be slightly trespassing here, but there wasn't anybody around and I wasn't planning on staying long. This was a boat dock, with plenty of fishing/shrimping type boats floating around.