Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Weekend in Pictures

I am working on a much more detailed post for later or tomorrow, but I cannot wait one more second to up load the pics from this baby, so I figured I'd post!

This is my new Canon Powershot A1200 HD. Not the most high tech. For a nano second I considered buying this beautiful piece of technology....

But then I came back to reality. I am by no means a skilled photographer so I usually rely on the old iPhone for pics. That usually suits my needs, but lately it's left something to be desired. 

I never thought I had any "need" to take good pictures, but with the creation of this blog, wanting to capture Holly growing up and all her antics and most importantly my vaca to Key West in 6 weeks, I thought it was about time.

So far I love it and these are a few pics I've snapped over the weekend.

Me and the goods immediately after my purchase at Target. Pretty sure the woman in the car next to me thought I was insane.

Next I stopped at Restore. If you are not familiar and you enjoy DIY projects AT ALL, I suggest you check it out. They're located all over the country.

I didn't read all the details, but from what I gather it's a Habitat for Humanity store that sells donated/extra goods for a fraction of the price. They had everything from furniture to decorations to doors, sinks, pluming. It was slightly overwhelming since I didn't have any exact project in mind when I went in, but if you knew what you were looking for it'd be a gold mine!

When I got home from running errands around 4, I'd only consumed a Slim Fast shake and a Special K Bar, which is clearly not enough so it was time for dinner. I tried to make Chicken Marsala. The chicken was amaze, the sauce- not so much.

It ended up being more like Chicken and Mushrooms in a watery wine sauce, but it still sufficed. I looked up a few other recipes to see where I went wrong with the sauce, so I will probably try another variation in a few weeks.

As soon as I got home Wills decided to experiment with every single setting OCD style play around on the new camera. I tried to use the self timer but didn't even think about setting the focus first. Nor did I center us before I set the camera on the cabinet#PhotographyFail.

Anyway, here are a few of the pics.

I also am a HUGE fan of the black and white setting. 

Holly also got a new Konk and collar while I was out running errands :)

For some horrific reason I woke up at 6:30am this morning. After falling in and out of sleep until 8 I decided to begin the day with making breakfast. On the menu were spicy cheddar sausage ball thingys and a pastry. Pastry was from Pinterest, here.

Sausage balls were inspired by a co worker brining them in Friday. I went to the grocery to get sausage in hopes to find the recipe online later and wouldn't you know, instructions were right on the package!

I don't remember the brand of sausage but it was very simple. Mix 1 lb spicy sausage and 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar in a bowl. Add 1 - 2 cups of Bisquick and mix with your hands. I used 1 1/2 cups.  Roll into 1 inch balls, throw them on a non stick baking sheet, bake at 375 for 10 - 15 minutes and VOILA. Delish.

My favorite coffee cup

I was in such a rush to eat I didn't get a pic of the complete product but here's a post-serve, pre-bite image
Last and most ridiculously, Miss America. This pic comes from my iPhone, not the Canon, but it's def share worthy.

 I won't comment on what a train wreck I though some of the contestants were and how much I loved some of the ones that got early snubs... but I will say this. I love Ohio and therefor wanted to love Miss Ohio. But when I looked up her contestant profile, I almost lost it. Please note the platform issue.

Seriously, that's the best you can do?! You have a chance to change the country and you want to promote lightning safety? I'm a little ashamed/astounded. Will and I had a few good laughs over this.

Those are all the pics I have for now. Time to catch up on my blogs and enjoy a lazy Sunday.


Jen said...

Lightning Safety! HEHE!

Brit said...

I KNOW! I couldn't believe it.

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