Monday, May 21, 2012

More garden magic!

When you are down on your hands and knees, getting intimately close with the dirt and bugs, you can't help but notice the littlest of things. For example, water droplets. Water droplets close up thanks to my iPhone and Olloclip macro lens!

Click to see any of the images larger.

You know, I have always said "it's the little things", and truly it is.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Woof, woof!

Dogs are the ultimate when it comes to relaxing. Above, Baby shows her favorite position, leg up with tongue out, which of course is an invitation to rub the leg and belly. She isn't shy about asking for what she wants either, that little leg will go up any chance it gets!

We humans on the other hand, well, we could learn a lot from our dogs, couldn't we? Not much relaxing has been happening around here recently. And as for asking for what you want? I'm getting better at that, but still have a long way to go.

What lessons have you learned from your dog?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Currently Blooming

Spring is the best season in our garden, here are just a few of the things that are currently blooming.  What is blooming in your garden?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Flowers at Temple Square

Sometimes it is a lot of fun to play tourist in a city that isn't too far from home. Yesterday I took a trip to the "big city" to take some photos for a project, and of course a trip to Salt Lake City in the spring would not be complete without a visit to Temple Square to see their flowers. Absolutely beautiful!

I also visited the new City Creek Center, which is an amazing shopping space full of high end shops (like Tiffany's) and loads of outdoor spaces to relax and chat with friends. It's really a beautiful shopping mall, if you ever visit SLC be sure to check it out.

And speaking of City Creek, there is a Restoration Hardware store there! Oh my head was filled with inspiration and the desire to spend loads of cash on things for our home (if only we had more space for new things).

What about you? Do you enjoy playing tourist? I love to do it, even in our own city.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Maybe someday!

Now that spring has arrived my time is being spent preparing the garden for planting. This means pulling weeds, and what seems to be an endless amount of weeds I might add. So I see gorgeous spaces like this patio and dream, dream that we had a space like it to enjoy. Dream about someday making it happen, and sometimes I even dream that we have a gardener to take care of the weeds for us.

Luckily we do have a hammock, which I think it's high time to put up. What do you dream of for your garden?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Giveaway with Snapfish

This giveaway won't run for long, since we want the winner to have time to create a special Mother's day gift! What could be better than putting together something she will treasure? Family memories!

Snapfish by HP Photo Books (Starting around $5) have special Mother’s Day themed templates—Linen Mom and Letterpress Mom. They are a beautiful way to showcase her favorite memories, and they are a personalized gift she is sure to treasure it for years to come.

We have a gift code for $50 that you can use at to create something incredible. We love that you can create a customized photo book online for mail-to-home delivery or same day pickup at retail partners nationwide, making it an option for even the last minute shoppers.

Would you like a chance to win?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Stanley Steemer Giveaway

Now that spring has arrived and we are all in the mood to clean house, let's not forget our carpet! And our air ducts, our furniture, and many other sometimes overlooked areas. Stanley Steemer cleans all of these and offers other great services as well (including restoration services). We can't wait to use have them clean our carpet, which really needs a nice deep clean after so many years of use.

And guess what? We have a $100 giftcard to give to one lucky reader so you too can get some spring cleaning done!

Did you know that having a deep clean can help combat allergies? Allergens often get caught in carpet, upholstery, and other fibers. Stanley Steemer’s equipment and cleaning processes remove more than 98% of dry soil from floors, and with over 70 branches and 220 franchise locations in 48 states, Stanley Steemer services 95% of the country.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

Yes we live in America, and we aren't Mexican even a little bit, but we love to celebrate holidays around here (even when they don't apply to us). We usually eat tacos, drink Horchata, and watch The Three Amigos. However, this year I do believe these adorable pinata cookies are in order!
Source: via Aimee on Pinterest

Aren't they just the most creative and adorable cookies ever? Be sure to visit the original Cinco de Mayo pinata cookies post for full recipe and a video showing how to make them. What about your household? Do you do anything fun for Cinco de Mayo?
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