Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pin It

i feel every day there is another social networking site popping up online. from match and eharmony sites to facebook to twitter to blogs (my favorite). it always takes me a while to join, if i even do. i recently found a site called the idea of it a virtual pin (cork) board. some people plan their wedding on this site, the get ideas to re do their houses, show photography shots, or just show anything you want. my current boards are nerdy (the geek in me), home, wedding (future ideas), food, tv shows, love (wish is just cool pictures), and books. i am kind of obsessed.... i may need help.

here is the link to my site. 


Friday, June 17, 2011

best baby pictures ever

i am already thinking of other themes!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Movie Homes Inspiration

Nancy Meyers has produced, written, and  directed many movies. Mainly gearing towards women. But the thing that has gotten her a lot of attention is her set design for many of her movies. Many people have designed their houses after the ones she has created in her movies. And i am among those people. My top 3 movies set i have fallen in love with are (and i love the movies) The Holiday, Its Complicated, and Somethings Gotta Give. Here are the best of the houses in my opinion. One day I cant wait to use this inspiration on my home.

The Holiday

It's Complicated

Something's Gotta Give

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

new favorite recipe

OK now recipe is a bit of a stretch. its maybe the easiest thing to make and its an appetizer. i got the idea from one of my favorite restaurants, Piatti Ristorante & Bar in La Jolla. Instead of bread and butter they bring bread and this amazing olive oil garlic dip. i am not kidding when i say it heaven. so i looked up the ingredients and i found it. i would like to share it with you. 

 Ingredients for Piatti Bread Dip:

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley, chopped (for color)
  • crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation of Piatti Bread Dip:

  1. Pour vinegar and oil into a shallow dish such as a pie dish.
  2. Add garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, and crushed red pepper. Mix well.
  3. Serve with a variety of breads; sliced.
now crushing the garlic is key. it intensifies the taste. also i could do without the red pepper flakes but its all for taste. also to add something a little more Greg and i added goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes. spread the bread with goat cheese dip the bread in the dip and add the tomatoes. HEAVEN!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Andy Thomas Genius Painter

Few painters have caught my interest over the years. Andy Thomas captures real life, history, and stories in his paintings. I feel like a true patriot when i look at these paintings because in all of them have America a part of it.  You could stare at them for an hour and keep finding new details through them. I own one of them a copy not authentic) and i would love to get more. Here are some of my favorites.

American Storytellers

Oh, to be there and hear the stories. Imagine hearing Mark Twain and Will Rogers trade witticisms, or Ronald Reagan tell a good story. Charles Russell, Frederick Remington and Norman Rockwell told incredible stories in their paintings and writings. Ben Franklin was once called the First American and somehow that seems right. Ernest Hemingway took the American character and planted him around the world. Buffalo Bill, a real man of the West, created a mythical man of the West through his Wild West show. Teddy Roosevelt, a true blue blood from the east, went west to test his mettle. Oh, the stories that would be told.

Gathering Around old Glory

This great image was taken from the scene of memorial items that were hanging on the fence at a church just outside of Ground Zero in New York.

The Band Played On..

The greats included in this image are:  Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, Jim Croce, Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, John Denver, Bessie Smith, Bill Haley, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Cass Elliott, Sam Cook, Jerry Garcia, Elvis, Scott Joplin, Selena, Kurt Cobaine, Billie Holliday, Jimmie Rodgers, Patsy cline, Aaliyah, Buddy Holly, and a "mystery man."  Who's the pirate, why, Andy, of course!

The Death of John Dillinger
The warm evening of July 22, 1934 was to be the last time that John Dillinger was seen alive.

A Grand Ol' Gang
Who do former presidents hang out with? Wouldn’t it be just a great time if they could "let their hair down" together and just have a time to laugh and remember? Can you imagine that? Republican party presidents  George HW Bush, Abraham Lincoln, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, George W Bush, Ronald Reagan.