Hi! I'm still here! I wasn't really planning to take a long break from my blog, but I guess I kinda did. :) We went camping over memorial day, and then I took of to Yakima for a couple of days with Jaydon for work... we managed to squeeze in some shopping though!
Camping was really nice.
We camped in our trailer, but I always admire this machine shed at the campground! :)
Last month we sold our Mustang to a guy from Pasco. Ironically, we purchased the Mustang almost 3 years ago... from a guy in Pasco. They even lived within streets of each other.
We used the money from selling the car to pay off some debt. We also bought the materials for my garden fence, and a barbecue grill. :) In 10 years of marriage, it was the first grill we've purchased together. Up until we moved we were using my parent's vintage barbecue grill. However, that was left in storage in Prosser... so we have missed having anything to barbecue on.
I've been grilling a few days worth of chicken for salads and wraps. That has been nice. Problem is, apparently I tend to overcook everything. Jaydon's the grilling master. For year's I really didn't want to learn to grill, because it was nice being able to pass that responsibilty off to Jaydon. ;) However these last couple of months, he had been working a lot of evenings and wasn't available to do the grilling. So, I'm learning. :)
For Mother's day I was treated to Bluestar:
We also picked up a couple Blueberry plants from local 98856!
If you are ever in Twisp, it is worth a stop... the building is gorgeous. It is very rustic and industrial. The owner is the sweetest. She let our girls help her feed the fish. We unknowingly showed up 5 minutes to closing, and she was very accomodating and helpful.
I picked up 2 of the Top Hat variety. I had previously ordered a blueberry collection from Burpee... so I now have 6 blueberry plants. :)
Oakly helped me plant lettuce, spinach and Kale a couple weeks ago. It is just now starting to come up.
I currently have zucchini, lettuce, kale, green beans, strawberries, and blueberris planted. But NO garden fence up. I'm really really taking a chance. This morning there was a deer near the garden, but fortunately nothing was big enough to interest him. I did buy some deer fencing to get us by until Jaydon can put in the deer fence. Our priority this summer needs to be closing up our carport. We are still paying for storage units, and it is an expense we would like to do away with. Who wouldn't? :)
Have you planted anything yet? Next on my list is tomatoes!
Is this not the cutest thing ever? I spotted it last Satruday when we drove up to Twisp to rent an auger for my garden. The entire building is pretty neat... and I love the door too. Probably the cutest dentistry sign I have even laid eyes on. Of course, I will admit I haven't just seen a bunch of them. ;)
I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. Tomorrow we are celebrating Mother's day as a family, and then Sunday we are heading up to my mom's to celebrate her. :) I'm not sure exactly what Jaydon has planned, but I wouldn't mind if it revolved around gardening or getting my fence set-up. ;) I've only dropped a few hints.
At any rate, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :)
Good morning everyone! I realized that I still needed to drop in here on my blog and let you guys know that I am having a 50% Off sale in my digital shop. If you haven't grabbed the new Mothers Day Overlay set, you should! I promise you will find so many uses for the set.
Jump over to Digital Eye Candy and use code BESTMOM to save 50% Off your total order. :) Happy Friday!!!! So excited for the weekend, Jaydon is renting an auger and digging holes for my garden fence. The impossible is actually going to get done. ;)
Journey has been a little slow in learning how to ride her bike. The little blue bike she is using in these pictures was actually my sister's when she was little. It was in pieces when my parents were ready to get rid of it. Jaydon was quick to snatch it up and he put a little bit of time into making it useable again. However, it currently is missing pedals, and he decided it was the perfect bike for Journey to learn how to balance.
Her daddy is a pretty good teacher.
BUT... as a mom... there are a few things I would really rather he didn't teach them. ;)
He has always been a little bit of a show-off. That might actually be a severe understatement.
These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago and she has really improved. She was finally confident enough to move up to her bike with pedals. With help from daddy she finally has the pedaling thing down now. She will be a pro in no time. :)
p.s. I'm having a crazy insane Mother's Day sale in my etsy shop. I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking when I marked my prints down to 10.00 a print. I woke up this morning questioning my sanity, but at any rate I sent out newsletters advertising the sale and so there is no going back on it now. In addition to prints being marked down 10.00, so are the Science Posters.
I will probably get up the nerve to do an official post on the sale, but for now I'll just add it into this post. :)
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I had my niece and nephew over Friday night, and saturday the weather was sooo perfect! They were able to eat lunch outside. It has really been feeling like the weather is warming up... although it has still cooled down a bunch come evening.
Oakley makes me laugh in this picture, it looks like she is pouting over the lack of food directed her way. ;)
I designed a Mother's Day overlay set, and listed it in the shop this morning! It is already marked down 50% as part of the new Release special sale pricing.
My very first Mother's Day Overlay set. These work really well for themed Spring sessions if planned into the shoot. You can also create your very own card templates as another add on offer for your clients during their ordering session.
I love this phrase, because it is amazingly true! :) So, be kind today. Challenge yourself and say at least one kind thing to someone else.
Completely off topic, but I've been noticing how little I use my DSLR to take pictures anymore... purely for fun. Sure I use it for business purposes ALOT. But, just for fun. Not so much. My cell phone is convenient, so I use it quite a bit. So much in fact that my storage space is running low. I need to back up my pictures onto my computer today. I really want to get back into scrapbooking. I keep saying that here on the blog, and then I just DON'T. Even Jaydon was telling me he wishes more of our photos were in albums. Anyone else feel all kinds of guilt about not having your photos in tangible touch and share (without a link) form? Or maybe you are totally on top of things, and if so... PLEASE share your secret/process. :)