Monday, August 27, 2012

Lime Tots

On Saturday, a food truck came to our neighborhood pool and while everything was delish, it was the Lime Tots that made me wonder why we've never had them this way before. Fresh out of the oven, squeezed lime juice, salt and pepper. So simple and delish, I made them at home the next day and they tasted just as good!  

  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Recap


Hello, friends. I hope to not be a stranger much longer. For us, summer has come and gone in a wink of an eye. It's not my favorite time of year...heat, West Nile, heat...so I'm happy girl September is around the corner! Stella started her second year of dancing this week, she begins Pre-k on Monday, and I'm looking forward to a new chapter the autumn brings. In the meantime, I thought I'd post a few pictures of how we spent our summer.


First up, a road trip to San Antonio, hoping Sea World would suffice until we're ready for Disney one day...

 
While in San Antonio, we stumbled upon this great place for lunch.
And yes, it's slanted!
 
 
 
I picked up one of these and am saving it for Christmas from an adorable children's shop that had just opened, Roo & Me. I felt so proud of myself because I don't usually buy that far ahead for Christmas.
 
 
We had dinner at Mi Tierra, which is a huge Mexican restaurant and bakery that stays open 24 hours and is decorated like a thousand pinatas have exploded.
 
 
 
In early June, Stella performed in her first dance recital and even had a tiny solo. She cried hard backstage so when I ran back to my seat just in time for her number, I wasn't even sure if she'd come out on stage! But she did and she was a shining star. Here she is backstage, in the middle, surrounded by the most precious group of girls.


We had cousins visit from Florida.

 
We acquired a new pet fish, Chloe.
She's tiny and peach, just like Stella.
 


I discovered the sub-culture that is Instagram, but only love it since further discovering Statigram, where you can view Instagram pictures on your PC, laptop, etc., not just your iPhone. Seriously, this is where the party is and as usual, I'm late. Here are a few of my summer snapshots of life over on Instagram...

 
 
I've also been working on a little project that I hope to launch next holiday season. It's taken up the better portion of my daydreaming. I have been collecting images on Tumblr as inspiration. Here is my page, The Tiny Whale, if you want to escape and feel like you're in a New England coastal town: http://thetinywhale.tumblr.com/ 

Last but not least, my sister got engaged to the sweetest guy! Love this shot of them in Mexico. Would you believe, he proposed in the exact same spot Jeff and I married?!



















Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Amber Interiors

So THIS is where you get a Morrocan wedding blanket! My head just exploded looking at this website and all it's wonderfulness. Starting Christmas list pronto.





Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Little Maven for JCP

I am so excited for Tori Spelling's launch of her children's line, Little Maven, at JC Penny on September 1. I really can not recall the last time I stepped foot into JCP but I think this is worth checking out. Smart move on JCP's part to pair up with Tori on this line. I'm all over this top for Stella but there are some cute things for boys, too!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I Scream, You Scream!

It's National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! This summer treat dates back to 1900 and was created in New York City. I've been eyeing this "almost no sugar" variation using graham crackers, cool whip, pudding, and milk.  I think Stella will have fun making them. I'm not sure she'll have the patience to wait for them to set, though.