Friday, February 27, 2009

Vintage Pearl giveaway!

If you love personalized jewelry, then this is the giveaway for you!

Shealynn Benner's blog is a new find of mine and I am definitely going to ask for one of her camera strap covers for my 30th birthday coming up in about 2 months! She's hosting a great giveaway right now for this beautiful personalized necklace from The Vintage Pearl. I love all of Erin's products, but the handstamped baby spoons are absolutely fabulous. What a great keepsake! I'll be ordering one for my niece for her first birthday.

Go check out the crafty goodness right now!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Canon love...

I love taking pictures! I have been loving it even more lately with my awesome new camera, the Canon Digital Rebel xSi. It rocks.

I love all of the details of close-up shots:

And I LOOVE the 55-250mm lens that came as part of the package. It takes breathtaking photos of landscapes:

I need to get a lot more practice and become more familiar with all of the secrets of digital photography. I need to do this camera some justice!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Awesome crafty blog!

I love that Blogger now has the "following" feature. It is so much easier to get a glimpse of my favorite blogs right on my Blogger dashboard. I was starting to get a little peeved about lame-o Feedblitz sending me posts of a few of my fave blogs 1-4 days after they posted and I missed out on some great info. or giveaways.
One of the blogs I discovered is My Lily Eden. Shelly has a really cute Etsy shop called Lemon Tree Studio and she posts some neat-o projects and photos and she also does fun giveaways. Right now, Shelly is having a 7-day giveaway. Head over there and take a look...but don't enter the contests because then I have less of a chance!! Heehee!

Winter hibernation...

The new laptop is here and UP AND RUNNING! My hubby is handy in many, many ways; however, computers are not his forte. It only took 2 months to get the internet up and running.
I guess I shouldn't complain. Picture uploading and web browsing now moves at lightning speed and makes up for all of the days I spent trying to just check my email.

Here's a photo diary of the events of the past two months.
(Courtesy of my *super awesome new* Canon Digital Rebel xSi):

Kira and Marcus get the ultimate 4xing machine for Christmas.

We take MANNNNYYYY trips to park because (until this week) it's been 75 degrees for the majority of January.

We go to my Aunt and Uncle's house in Bend, OR for the New Year's holiday.

Kira and Marcus help daddy plant their first almond tree at the end of January.
So, that has been a small part of our lives for the past few months.
It feels good to be back.