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I LOVE cooking from recipes, and making up meals, I LOVE spending time with my boys (all three) and entertaining my family and friends, I LOVE bargain shopping (vintage stores included), I LOVE flipping through fashion and design mags, I LOVE the smell of libraries and how often I could get lost there, I LOVE scanning realty websites, I LOVE Trader Joes and LUSH, I LOVE fresh flowers and all four seasons, I LOVE Cincinnati and am always ready to travel, I LOVE stationary and stamps, I LOVE diamonds and pearls, tulle and lace, I LOVE smelling coffee and drinking tea, I love marshmallows and chocolate, I LOVE cozy sheets and morning sunshine, I LOVE me and I love GOD!

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Master Tre'

Master Roman

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Purple Passion

This fall I am excited about adding two fun purple hued beauty products into my collection.
They both add a punch of color but still hint at FALL!!

MAC's Limited Edition All of My Purple Life Lipglass from the Blogger Obsession Collection


Zoya's Jem Nail Lacquer


Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten

Looking so smooth on his first day of Kindergarten!

Neighborhood buddies!!!

Ziad and Tre

Kayanna and Tre' (both their first day!)

All the neighborhood kids!!!

Waiting on the bus

All SMILES arriving at school!!! (Mom what are you doing here?)

With the principal, Mr. Nicohls

Teacher greetings!

Our school motto!!!

The pick up crew

It's been a long day... he really enjoyed himself and is looking forward to going back! Of course I teared up and was so full. I still remember his first day of preschool. Boy how time flies!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HOTlanta in pictures

I forgot my camera and didn't get to snap many pictures on our mini weekend getaway...
I did have my phone and snapped some on my stepmom's phone. We had a amazing time and can't wait for them to visit.

Here's what I snapped.

I looked back at one point in the trip and this is what I saw. So serious and my poor Roman complained of crickets (a crook) in his neck...

Swimming in the grand's pool (I was sipping a glass of wine and catching up with dear old dad)

Picture with PaPa Art  and G'ma Dot before we went bowling!

 Sure beats playing it on the Wii!! 

G'Ma Dot knows how much I love farmer's markets! She brought me to this one and boy I ran into things I have never seen before.

Sweet avocados?

and of course a little shopping...

On the way home we stopped at this cute little store. I had to get some Georgia peaches, raw peanuts, praline pecans  and peach cider.

We had such an amazing time. We relaxed and ate to our hearts content. The best part we spent quality time with my dad and stepmom.

HAPPY Tuesday

They Draw and Cook: ATL Artist Favorites

With all the end of summer citrus coming in I can't wait to try this recipe. Add to cute little bottle...viola

Of course to make something with those delicious Georgia peaches!!!

Light and delicious.
Georgia Chicken Peach Salad

Both recipes can be found at a website with beautifully drawn and curated recipes. I love the art and design that went into all the recipes!

Enjoy the recipes, let me know if you try them!

Friday, August 19, 2011

End of Summer Family Trip

We are relaxing and enjoying our time in beautiful Atlanta! 
I LOVE when we get a chance to visit my dad and stepmom! They are so awesome and truly make it so that we never want to leave.

Delicious home cooked meals, beautiful weather, time with family.

ENJOY your weekend I know I will!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School: Boys Fall Fashion

Suspenders, check. Grandpa sweater, check. Slim jeans, check.

What eye candy.
My big boy starts his first day of Kindergarten next Thursday.
I have gotten most of Tre's back to school shopping done. These pictures are such inspiration!
I still need to get him a  hip scarf and a dapper coat.

What key pieces are you purchasing for the Fall/Back to School?