Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Good Good Night

Most of you who know me well know that I have a deep rooted love of the Black Eyed Peas. This love dates back to first year university and I've been wanting to see them live ever since Let's Get It Started became our freshmen anthem. I've seen perform twice and even met him twice (which was awesome), but never the group as a whole. Well I finally got my wish last night! The three month wait from purchase to party was long and seemed like forever, but was absolutely worth it! My voice is scratchy today and my feet and quads hurt from dancing/rocking/singing (and screaming when Will gave a shout out to WATERLOO!), but I'm still on a high from one of the best shows I've ever been to!

I didn't have my camera, so I just have a few pics taken from my BlackBerry. My friend Mel has better ones which I might post later on.

Walking up to the ACC

My aunt Sharon and I before the show

Me, my sis Joanna and Mel

Can't wait til next time Peas! Next stop on the summer concert list: Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum in August!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Budget Blooms: Installment #1

Just a quick post on the semi-homemade floral arrangement I whipped up the other day. I love having flowers in the house, but don't love the expense of buying those gorgeous hand-tied bouquets from the flower shops. But what I don't love even more are the grocery store thrown-together bunches that look like caca once you put them in a vase, however I do love the small price tag. So on Sunday I thought to myself, "why can't I have both the budget and the aesthetically pleasing bouquet?" To solve my dilemma, I picked up a $10 bunch of alstroemeria and roses from Zehrs, brought them home and went to town.

After disassembling the bunch, cutting the stems and finding our spool of twine in the shed, I had created my own hand-tied bouquet, without cleaning out my wallet! Here's what the finished product looks like:

View from the top:

Reentering the Blogosphere

Dear friends and family,
I have been a bad blogger. I haven't blogged since April 1st! Shame on me. In an effort to turn this trend around, I am making a committment to blog once a week -minimum. There, now it's in writing so I better live up to my promise! I'll be back later this week with our big back yard transformation but until then, happy hump day!