Friday, April 30, 2010

Yum Yum

Shrimp & Grits  From Amos Mosquito's in Atlantic Beach 
One of our favorite restaurants
My favorites there are the Skeeter Rita & their homemade potato chips..
But I think shrimp & grits is a new favorite
It's decorated with spanish moss & has the coolest bathrooms (lol)
Complete with pictures of outhouses and buzzing sounds of mosquito play out of their speakers
This was yummy, scallops and onions,peppers, mango
with a spicy sauce

Another one of my favorites
Grilled Pork belly sounds interesting, but was great!!

Few pictures of the delightful food from the Beaufort Food & Wine Weekend Festivities
I was lucky enough to get to sample some of the great varieties of  food that was available.
They had a great mix of food.  Made by local chefs & restaurants in the areas.
A few tables had food  being cooked/served at one end of the table and
wine being served on the other end that complimented the food.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Red Red Wine

My Favorite Pink Champagne

Simple decorating with the corks

Not the best lighting but
I love the reflections in the bottle.
See the ring of colored lights on the bottle
The room was lined with them.

Sorry for the delay in posting Blogger and I had a fight.
He wouldn't let me upload photos.
Apparently Blogger updated something alot of people are mad.
Anyway here are a few of my favorite wine bottle, cork etc. shots
Tomorrow I intend to post some food shots

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Few Randoms from our trip

Check out this beauty!! I adore this house. It's perfect
And look at this cute side yard. White picket fence...

Meet Mason my adoreable Nephew
I couldn't keep my hands off of that head.
His hair is so cute!
What a cutie!

My dear brother

Tom & I with Mason

Daddy and Mason
This is a cool painting that was in the apartment where we stayed. Isn't that awesome.
The apartment was full of work from the same artist

This is the backyard where we stayed. I love the Live Oak!!

Trista's Studio in Beaufort. She wasn't in when we stopped by.
But she's a awesome potter. I love her work.
Check out her website here

Thought I'd post a couple random pictures before getting into the Wine Weekend stuff.
I have a ton of editing to do and a mess of organizing. I worked last night till I couldn't keep my eyes open.
I got a lot of great shots! Hoping to get everything edited by next week.
In between editing I did update my Etsy shop with a few things.
The apron, Doile and Laundry sack are added. Finally!
Now got to finish planning Maddie's party. I can't believe she'll be 2 next week!!
Oh my where has time gone..
Speaking of Maddie's party we got to meet & tour Craig's house/shop where he displays all of his work
I wanted almost everything in there. I wish I had taken some pictures.
We did decide to get him to make a Nemo and a Dory for Maddie for her birthday.
I can't wait to see them. I did buy a small blue fish for our bedroom.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm back..

Had an awesome time!
Met some great people, tasted some awesome wine & great food.
Can't wait to share lots of pics.
Lots of editing to do, two CF cards full that I didn't get the chance to upload yet.
We made great time getting home yesterday, had a little time to get settled & start one out of a thousand loads of laundry.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day one

My giftbag

Yummy food

We made it! We arrived in Beaufort around lunch time yesterday.
Maddie made out great! What a good little girl.
We even got in breakfast at our favorite place the Exmore Diner
Nice Egg & Scrapple sandwich
We got settle in our wonderful place. I'll have to post some pictures of it.
It's historic from the 1700's I believe
Then I headed off in the evening for the
 Opening Reception at Chefs 105
They had great food, fresh shrimp & tuna
and of course wine

After Chefs 105 we headed to The Arendell Room Bar
for a Bartender's Cocktail Challenge
The bar was cool had a anthro feel to it.
Awesome white birch wallpaper, and cool Ball mason jars lit up behind the bar
Thought I'd do a post real quick while Tom & Maddie are napping
We got to go to the Aquarium today & hit some antique shops
We even found a to die for house.. eek. Can't wait to show you the pictures of it
p.s. it's for sale by owner..

Tonight we are headed to Your Favorites Made Healthy
Featuring Ed Brantley from "The Biggest Loser"
Hope to get in another post for you guys tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Thought I'd share a few favorite photos I have taken, some recent some older.
I love photographing doorknobs, locks, hinges, old wood.
Any old hardware tools nails,bolts etc. The more rustier (spelling?) the better.
Isn't it funny how something so simple could make a good photograph.
I challenge you to take a photo of something you would normally walk past.
A sewer drain lid, and old sign, reflection, rock, flower etc.
Think out of the box take it from a different angle, crop it, zoom in, zoom out.
Take time to explore something before you snap it. 
Enjoy your day!
We are on the road today!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beaufort Bound

Picture from a couple years ago of us in Atlantic Beach NC

Don't laugh at Maddie's hat,  that's the hat we brought with us,
it matched a velvet dress she wore to my brother's wedding. ha,ha
We are heading out tomorrow early a.m. hoping to leave like 2 a.m. ??
It's a 7-8 hr trip for us. Hoping to make it as far as possible before Maddie wakes up.
I am hoping to get a stop in Exmore VA on our return for some yummy crab cakes & their awesome handmade milkshakes. Gosh listen to me worried about what I am going to eat on our trip back..
Anyway I am hoping to do some posts while I am down there.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lots & Lots

Love the vintage button
Retro Apron for my shop
Cute little doile I need to put in my Etsy shop
ooh no my closet..
My bedroom floor, eek.. stuff that needs to be packed.
Stock left over from the craft show...
Latest yard sale find from this past weekend.  Hoping to clean & paint it. Color ?
Vintage feed sack turned into a laundry bag - headed into my Etsy shop

Lots of Random pictures today.
Things are crazy in my household. Packing & Planning for our trip to Beaufort for the Food & Wine Weekend on wednesday. You'll probably remember my post on it here.  I was given the opportunity to be the event photographer for the Food & Wine Weekend. Yay! I am so excited.
But I hate packing, You see the pictures above of what my bedroom looks like. eek.
Plus I worry about things too much like:  What to wear, What to bring & what not to bring.
Plus trying to remember everything!!
Hard thing to do especially when I have to pack the lil one's bag and most all of Tom's stuff.

 My brother & his family live in Beaufort and I can't wait to visit with them.
Especially my nephew I haven't seen him since christmas.
Curious to see what Maddie thinks of him now that he's moving around and making some noise.

 My wonderful sis in law is thank for trip! :) Luv ya Linds!
I am so thankful for this opportunity, I know it will be a great experience.
That I'll learn & grow from. And help build my portfolio you know.
I also hope to sneak in some time at the beach ? combing local antique & junk shops.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yellow Mellow

This quilt is awesome!
Want this strap

Wouldn't this look cute on my sewing desk

Love this toolbox., I'd put my craft stuff in there
Crushin on this fabric - thinking about making some pillows for my bedroom out of this fabric
wouldn't this be a cool wall display
Cutest bread box

Sharing some of my Etsy favorite things.
I am all about some yellow these days., especially yellow & gray or yellow & turquoise color combinations
Yellow makes me think happy thoughts. I have decided to change my bedroom wall color to yellow instead of a coffee color. I've picked a soft yellow not a bright yellow. If that makes sense. I think it'll go good with my Pop garden covered blinds and my Robins Egg blue bedspread. So stay tuned for a bedroom update. Apparently we have alot of drywall cracks to fix first.
Yuck! that's not going to be fun. And I am impatient so we'll see how it goes.
Going to share some house photos next week. 
Lots to do this weekend., couple yardsales to hit, stuff to pick up for our trip, work to do in my Etsy shop.

Also I have decided to have a Swap party !! Working on organizing that. I think it'll be fun!
Have a good weekend!!