Monday, June 27, 2011

{dear photograph}

A newly launched blog,
invites us take a picture 
from the past and photograph it, 
merging it into the present....Very nostalgic, I can't wait to try...

Dear Photograph,
I drained 3’s all day!

 Dear Photograph,
Grandma loved this beach.
Dan Perry

Dear Photograph, 
That’s love.

Monday, June 20, 2011

{summer lovin'}

summer loves:
hot pink nails
cutie one pieces
beach hair
long skirts 
tan lines
homemade popsicles
braided hair

100 layer cake color block

swimwear and lounge chair
skirt at

super bossa nova @
honey bee bracelet @

summer-reading-by-the-pool music:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

{happy father's day}

“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” 
-Proverbs 20:7

Who am I celebrating this year? 
  This summer my dad is leading his family to Costa Rica to bring joy into many childrens' lives, a trip he's been on 5 times. [selflessness]  This year my dad completed his 18th marathon.[strength]  Next year is his "year of marathons", one each month.[perseverance] This year my dad is 60.[grey hairs of splendor] This year for Father's Day he will be riding in the Bike Tour of Colorado with my brother and brother-in-law.[brave]
 I am celebrating my dad, THE IRONMAN.[crazy] 

Celebrate {dad} with coffee.

 Celebrate {dad} with his favorite hamburger or hot sauce.

 Celebrate {dad} with a round of golf with buddies or cupcakes with his favorite gals. 

Enjoy your {dad}

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Drink Series {coconut margarita}

Coconut margarita, summer friends, flip flops......Yummy! 


  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, plus 2 tablespoons for glasses (about 5 limes)
  • 3/4 cup Coco Lopez or cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss coconut with the salt. Spread on sheet; toast in oven, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then crush with your hands until crumbly.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons lime juice into a shallow dish. Place coconut mixture in another dish. Dip rims of two cocktail glasses in lime juice, then in coconut mixture, coating well.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients with 1 cup ice in a blender; puree until smooth. Divide evenly between prepared glasses, and serve immediately.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

{National Running Day}

10 Ways to Celebrate National Running Day

  • 1Declare your passion – People run for millions of reasons, and we want to know yours! Head to and let the nation know why you run, be it raising money for charity, keeping your waistline in check, or getting to that bagel at the 5K finish line.
  • 2Bring a runway to work – Swap your loafers and heels for sneakers and you'll be dressed to the nines for National Running Day. Your feet will thank you for it, and it will be that much easier to step out for a short jog during lunch or on your way home from work.
  • 3Morph your friends into running fiends – Friends don't let friends just walk on National Running Day! Invite a pal or two—the more the merrier—to hit the road with you. They'll be hooked in no time!
  • 4Change Happy Hour to Running Hour – Shake things up by adding a run to your post-work plans. Head out at 5:00 p.m. with some co-workers and relax over miles instead of cocktails.
  • 5Strike new ground – Seize the day and take the road you've never traveled. Who knows? You might find a new favorite running path to spice up your summer.
  • 6Give the gift of happy feet – Donate to organizations that support youth running, likeShoes That Fit. They’ve assisted in getting 800,000 pairs of sneakers on little feet – just think of all the miles you’ll help them run!
  • 7Make running run in the family – They have your eyes, but what about your endurance? Leave the bikes and baseball bats in the garage and run around the neighborhood with the kids. Keep things interesting with a short race to see who is the fastest.
  • 8Choose a running resolution – Kick off a new fitness goal on National Running Day. It can be anything, including adding five minutes to your next run, running a new distance, or signing up for a road race.
  • 9Take advantage of the great outdoors – Running outside beats spending all your time on the treadmill. Step out the front door and away from the gym to take in a bit of nature during your afternoon run.
  • 10Treat yourself like a champion – Set yourself up for success by indulging in your favorite post-run snack, sporting your lucky t-shirt, or helping your feet to a new pair of sneakers.