Jun 19, 2011


When the roads are icy and we have snow on the ground we've taken Bosco out to the front yard to play in the yard. We decided to try it again one evening recently.

Don't worry we were particularly obsessive about watching out for cars.

She loves having open space to run and play. Maybe one day we'll have a lake house with lots of yard for her to run around.

Until then, she'll always have the front porch.

Jun 18, 2011

Because I'm obsessed...

Bosco was looking ridiculous cute, as she always is, today. I took a couple of pictures because I couldn't resist.

I mean really.

Aren't my photography skills improving?!

Jun 9, 2011

Summer 2011 Goals

For as long as I can remember I've always had a summer project. It started when I was still in school and would need something to keep me occupied over the long hot summers. Past goals have included learning to knit, organizing photos, etc.

This summer I have a couple, nothing major, but just little things.

- Make pesto from scratch. I have tons of basil this year. Must take advantage.

- Try a different pasta salad recipe every week. I want to find the best pasta salad recipe this summer.

- Make a different shrimp or seafood dish every week. I've been reading through my new cookbooks and I'm struck by how many shrimp recipes I'm dying to try.

- Rearrange the guest bedroom to make it more accommodating for Bryan's office.

Do you have any summer goals?

Jun 8, 2011

Project 365: May 29th - June 4th

May 29th: Happy Dog

May 30th: Doggie blanket

May 31st: Current read

June 1st: adding old stuff to my not new ipod

June 2nd: Ride!

June 3rd: Mojitos!

Jun 7, 2011

Project 365: May 22-28th, 2011

I know I haven't posted any of my project 365 lately. I've been bad about not keeping up with it. Don't expect a catch up!

May 22nd: Pardon the messy lens. Someone likes to lick it.

May 23rd: Motley cat!

May 24th: Foot warmer

May 25th: Bob will miss Justin.

May 26th: Hello Kitty!

May 27th: Trolley Tour! Beers outside of Max's while we people watch.

May 28th: The least photographed pet, Dribble.

Jun 6, 2011

Estate Sale Finds

My mom has been estate sale shopping for years and as I got older - and more interested in things one can find at estate sales - I started tagging along. Since we got married I've made it a semi-regular habit of checking out the latest sale on the weekends.

I thought I'd share a few things I picked up this past weekend.

Original painting. Not sure what I'm going to do with this. Maybe give it as a gift. (Sarah, do you like it?)

Original painting by Dot Halliday. I think it might be unfinished, but I still love the colors.

I love love love this painting. I just don't know where I'm going to put it.

Vintage ornaments. I'm starting to collect vintage Christmas ornaments. Can't wait to break them all out this December.

Cookbooks! I adore picking up Junior League cookbooks from towns across the South. One of these is from Vicksburg complete with menus for meals for any Southern occasion. The other is from Las Passe in Memphis. I think my mom has this and I remember seeing it growing up.

Do you shop at estate sales?

Jun 4, 2011

Saturday afternoon pets

As I'm learning how to use my new camera I've been playing with it during my time off at home. I tested them out on the pets last Saturday. Here's a few shots.