Saturday, July 25, 2009
anyway...here are a few photos from the trip :) enjoy!
Cobb, Kiwi and Brett taking a break from fishing
one of the cute little raccoons I saw...during the day?
Monday, July 20, 2009
it really was a beautiful day, we got pictures on the beach, the newlyweds arrived on a boat, and we were up till 3am celebrating...to two of my very best friends...congratulations :)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The BEST team had a really successful craft supply drive for "Art with a Heart, Inc." last year during Hampdenfest, so we've decided to do it again at one of our largest group venues, and "America's largest free art festival" Artscape.
So help us help Art with a Heart, Inc. carry out their mission by bringing craft supply items to one of the BEST artists at Artscape. As a "thank you" for your donation, BEST is offering a one-time 10% discount off a single item purchased at Artscape from one of our participating BEST artists. Please bring any unused craft (or office) supplies or gift card to our BEST tent at Artscape or to any of our participating artists at Artscape to receive the discount. One discount per person, and the offer is only valid on purchases made at Artscape on July 17, 18 & 19th. We look forward to seeing you there!
Here's a list of items we are looking to collect:
* Deco Markers / Paint Markers
* Elmer’s Glue
* Fabric Glue / Fabric-Tac
* Hot glue guns and glue sticks
* Glue sticks
* Masking tape
* Mod Podge
* Paint brushes
* Pencil sharpeners
* Single hole punchers
* Scotch Tape
* Tacky Glue
* Aluminum foil
* Disposable/plastic bowls
* Elastic string
* Glitter glue
* Jewelry hardware
* Mat board
* Mat cutter
* Mini hot glue gun sticks
* Paper towels
* Puffy paint
* Screw gun
* Sculpey clay
* Self-hardening clay
* Tag board/poster board
* Watercolor paper
All donations will go to Art with a Heart, Inc.
"Art with a Heart, Inc. brings the joy and benefit of visual art to those who need it most. They provide interactive, hands-on art activities to disadvantaged families and children, and to people with developmental and physical challenges. They offer our unique, custom programs at a variety of sites throughout the Baltimore area, including:
- group housing facilities and shelters
- senior citizen centers
- assisted living facilities
- community centers
- public schools
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
(photo from www.rachaelraymag.com)
- 2 pounds beef fillet (preferably cut from the large end of a whole tenderloin), tied with butcher twine every inch
- 1 liter Dr Pepper
- ½ cup soy sauce
- Juice of 3 lemons (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
4 Servings PrepTime 10 min + marinating Cook 45 min
Place the beef in a deep container for marinating. Add 2 cups Dr Pepper and the remaining ingredients and mix well. Add more Dr Pepper to cover. Seal and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium. Place the tenderloin on the grill, reserving the marinade, and cover the grill (or heat a grill pan over medium heat, add the tenderloin and cover loosely with foil). Cook, turning occasionally, until the meat registers 130° on a meat thermometer for medium-rare, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a board to rest for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring the reserved marinade to a boil in a medium saucepan, then lower the heat and simmer until slightly reduced, 5 minutes. Slice the beef and drizzle with the Dr Pepper sauce.
Monday, July 13, 2009
and since I probably don't say it enough...my parents are awesome...the best I could have ever hoped for :)
photo from Memorial Day 2008
oh, and I have this pretty cool brother too :p I was going back through pictures, and I realized...I like to get him weird gifts...that usually, I find way funnier then everyone else does...case in point...the big pen, and the mustache monster...
Sunday, July 12, 2009
another one of my very first hearted shops, this one has so much character and charm! an adorable selection of necklaces, earrings and bracelets...you simply must stop on by :)
very sad to hear the news of one of my favorite teachers...he made science fun, and even got a bunch of 12 year old girls to like drag racing, camping and canoeing...
photo from Debra Alberti Porowski of my 7th grade teachers :)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
her shop is my second I ever marked as a favorite on Etsy...I have now figured the method to my madness when it comes to shop of the week!...
I just love her style and her pieces are stunning...they ship from Australia, so you might have to wait a bit to get your purchase...but it would definitely be worth it!
stop on by her shop and check it out!
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
friday finds on this lovely fourth of July weekend!
America wall decal by VinalVinyard
Patriotic Pendant by NaturalatHeartToo
USA Birdhouse by MargArts
Patriotic Cupcake Soap by machinegunlullaby