Thursday, June 30, 2011

You Capture: Water

Hard to believe not that long ago the lake was still frozen....but if you ask me the water is still pretty cold.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Good Things

I love Sangria but don't always like to make it. I picked up a bottle of Real Sangria by Cruz Garcia mostly because I liked the bottle and it said imported from Spain, but it is one of the best bottle versions I have purchased. This Sangria has just the right amount of sweetness if you sk me. My favorite wine glasses are recycled wine bottles that have been turned into wine glasses they are hand made by Bodhicitta and are available HERE.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

New in the shop: I Love You In Sign Language

New in the shop the I Love You in sign language with personalized name disc(s)

This piece has a 5/8th inch sterling silver disc that can be personalized with a name or word with up to 7 lowercase letters. The piece also includes a 1/2 inch sterling silver charm that has been stamped with the I Love You Sign Language Symbol. You can add as many personalized name discs as you would like. You can find these pieces HERE.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Aloha Friday: 3D Movies

We are huge Cars fans in our house and plan on seeing Cars 2 this weekend. It is at our local IMAX in 3D.

Q. Do you like watching movies in 3D? Are you planning on seeing Cars 2?

A. I actually don't really like it and would prefer watching movies in 2D.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strawberry Parfait in a mason jar...

As you can see I have found yet another use for a mason jar. This weekend I whipped up these strawberry parfaits they are layered with cut up strawberries, angel food cake and whipped cream. The whip cream recipe I got from the latest issue of Martha Stewart, Martha used it in her Pound Cake with peaches and cream.

Whipped Cream Recipe:

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup cold heavy cream

all you do is whip it until creamy with a hand mixer. My Grandma use to whip her whip cream by hand, I have no idea how she did I tried and then ended up pulling out the mixer.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Be The Change

A friend gave Will two caterpillars and we watched these little guys metamorphosis into beautiful butterflies. Every day Will would take a peek to see if there were any changes and once they appeared he was quite thrilled to see them flutter their wings.

I have loved butterflies since I was a kid so wanted to add a piece to my collection with a butterfly. The Be The Change necklace is a simple piece with a powerful reminder. You can find it HERE.

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddy's and Papa's!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Look who has some new specs!

Will failed his eye exam at school so we had him checked out at the eye doctor and sure enough he needed glasses. We had no idea and are very thankful that we caught this as one eye is very weak and needs to do some catching up.

Q. When was the last time you had your eyes checked and do you wear glasses?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hot tubbing..

It has been 6 years since we have used our hot tub so we decided to get it going again and let's just say Will and my Nephew are really enjoying it. We turned the temp down but it is still like bath water. Will said he is loving his tubbing.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tea Collection: Children's Clothing

Sometimes Will and I battle about the clothes he wants to wear. I love his independence and like to let me select his clothing so when we both agree on his clothing it is a happy day. Will and I both fell in love with the Tea Collection for children. The Tea Collection has clothing for boys, girls, and baby.

We had the great pleasure of receiving several items from the Tea Collection. What I love is that they not only offer trendy clothing for children but also high quality and great fitting items. Below are just a few items Will selected from their online shop, yes he personally picked them out, this boys likes to shop. I found the Tea Collection to run true to size and their size chart was spot on, the items washed up nicely with no shrinkage. Will tells me they are super soft and comfy, comfort is a must if you ask him. They surely are high quality items that provide a excellent value for your money, we are very impressed with the quality and cute factor!

Pirata Graphic Tee and Patch Pocket shorts

The Tea Collection has their Semi-Annual Sale running right now so be sure to check it out. I know one thing for sure I will be checking out their new lines every season and will also be shopping for myself in their women's collection.

Tea collection is available in department stores, select destination stores and of course online HERE.

Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Are you a Happy Camper?

Do you like to camp?

I do but roughing it for me is doing so in a camper. We spent a lot of family vacations in a camper like the above.

Monday, June 6, 2011

New in the shop: Forget me not handstamped necklace

New in the shop the forget me not necklace, so simple and sweet. You can fine it HERE.

Special offer for La Dolce Vita friends please enjoy 10% off through 6/14/11 just enter code 10OFF at checkout. Offer not valid with prior purchases or with any other offer.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Favorite Summertime Drink

My favorite summertime drink is an Arnold Palmer {half lemonade/half ice tea} I like a lot of ice and a bit of mint and it tastes especially good in a Mason jar.

What is your favorite summertime drink?