Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fun in the Sun

We finally had a nice day on Tuesday and boy did we play outside! I was so thankful to see the sun! I am really trying to figure out my are a few shots.

And, some Easter fun...loving the M&M's...

and the bubble gun...

Easter basket luvin...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Camera

I have always, always had an obsession with photography. Growing up I always have viewed things as how it would look through a camera lens. Not until after I had my son, did I think to really try to become a better photographer. I am really cheap and the thought of spending one thousand dollars or so on a digital SLR camera, just made me cringe. So, I have been following craigslist searching for a good deal. And, last week I finally found my good deal! I bought a Nikon D50 and have no regrets! I am loving it! Here are a few photos...

1. My dog, Schuster...

2. My two favorite boys...

So, thanks to Ken Rockwell ( my camera is set up and I am clicking away! And, having so much fun!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Adding Flowers to Sun Garden

I can't even believe I am thinking is raining and snowing right now! Last weekend we got tons of snow...what is wrong with this planet?! My husband gave me the task this morning of figuring out what plants to use to spruce up our landscaping and I am on it! This summer we would like to add some color to the front of our house. The front landscaping currently consists of 2 burning bushes, 3 ewes, and some spirea.

I *heart* Dahlias!!! Love, love, love them! Look at the cool dahlias I found. And, how cool is the "Red Hot Poker"?! Don't you love the name?! Hee,hee...

1. Blue Sea Holly
2. Seattle Dinner Plate Dahlia
3. Tahiti Sunrise Dahlia
4. Magnus Coneflower
5. Red Hot Poker
6. Double Decker Coneflower

Front Garden - Full Sun
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My Shade Garden

We landscaped around our patio last year. We had a wild 1 year old with us running all around the nursery, a not so helpful nursery guide and all that added up to picking plants quickly and not paying attention to all the details! Needless to say, this year we will be doing the whole process over...again! I am trying to get a little more prepared this year. This is what I would love to plant in the shaded portion of our backyard garden.

The details are as follows:
1. Fire and Ice Hosta
2. Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart
3. Lily-of-the-Valley
4. Lady Fern

Shade Garden
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Fashions...on a buget!

I really, really need to go shopping to update my wardrobe for Spring! I have a lot of basics, but I like to throw in a couple inexpensive "trendy" pieces to keep up to date. I always pre-plan my shopping trips, so I know what I am looking for. I like to see what the stars are wearing by going to Then, I try to find similar looks in affordable stores, such as Forever 21. So, here is what I think I need for Spring...check it out. Notice a trend?? I think I am really loving the ruffles! So cute!

Forever 21
Forever 21 by Mbruning featuring Forever21 blouses">