Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Catch up

On Saturday when I flew home from Florida, I got some really horrid ear pain as we were coming in for a landing. I literally thought I was going to scream or cry. So it made sense yesterday when I found out I had a burst ear drum. Not to mention a bad infection and some other respiratory crud. My cough, etc. made it so I couldn't go to work today so I've been relaxing and started watching Revenge (which is addicting....I would like to have all of Emily (or Amanda's) dresses please, thank you).

So I'll take this opportunity to catch up on all the latest pictures/events that I've been meaning to blog about!

I've gotten some great feedback on the mini-sessions and I am looking forward to doing those throughout the next two weeks : ) Let me know if you'd like to schedule one too!

First off, a few weeks ago, Jason and I went to see the Black Keys concert. It was awesome : ) We grilled out a yummy gluten free meal beforehand and then headed to the Target Center for the show. It was a really fun night. Here are a few photos from my point and shoot camera from that night.

the stud in his new outfit

the sweet disco ball during 'Everlasting Light'

It was great people watching at Target Center that night. People of all ages and with all sorts of different styles. We loved it!

Like I said above, before we went out we grilled a yummy gluten free meal too : ) Chicken breasts with bacon and cheese melted on top and my all time favorite, sauteed peppers and onions...on the grill : ) Mix it all with some home-made guac and it was true delight.

Jason always has to have a moment of fame ; )

please don't forget the wine!
or the cute dress from the Target clearance rack! $5!

i love home-made guac
I guess I should say this particular guac mix was only semi-home made this time. It included:
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • chopped cilantro
  • chopped onion
  • lime juice
  • Frontera liquid guac mix from Target (so yummy and not chemically ; ) )
And a little secret to keeping guac fresh is to keep one of the pits in the mixture when you store it (you can kind of see it in the picture)...totally works!

Another yummy meal idea came to me from my sister-in-law when I was in Florida. We had a little friend/family gathering and my sister in law whipped up an amazing little salad. Mixed greens, fresh blackberries, goat cheese, & walnuts with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. So fresh and summery! Definitely worth a try.

fresh blackberry drinks made by Nikki : )

the adorable drink bin at the gathering...yummy yummy root beer!

I love their back yard/land!

Let's see, what else is new? I did a little mini front yard revamp and took some before/after pictures. That's always fun! If only I could afford to revamp my bedroom with some new decor...hmmm...that would be fun. But til then, this will do just fine!

front weedy window box...before

after! the front still needs to be painted but it's an improvement : ) (i like how louie is creepin' in the background of this pic)

back side of the garage before....

after...mulch is so helpful!
Now I love looking out, the yard looks so much better. Especially when the lighting is low and creepy just before a late spring thunderstorm! : )

Besides that stuff which isn't the most exciting, we've been spending all our free time on our new boat. Clarification: new to us, definitely not new. It's given us a run for our money but hopefully we have all the kinks worked out and we can officially enjoy it for the rest of the summer without any major catastrophes : ) I am sorting through all the pics I've taken on it so far and will make a blog post about our unnamed beauty soon.

Also...I got some of my new Brilicious swag in the mail which I have started using when I send of my photography discs to clients. It was so fun to package it all up and send it out to my first customer! Here's a little sneak peek at the stuff : ) Magnets, and stickers, and postcards...oh my!

Well, I better get back and focus on Revenge. Don't want to miss anything! : )


  1. First, love the dress, the yard looks amazing...crazy what a lil mulch can do! You did a really nice job on it all, the whole yard look beautiful! And Jason would have to be a star "Hey Bri, wait, take a picture of me Bri" I can hear him. And i love the pics you got of the BBQ at our place- i didn't know you got all those- they look really cool! I can see why Jason feels like a star actually...i mean, with a PROFESSIONAL photographer following you and taking your picture with all you can get a big head! haha...I'm a superstar! Really, i think i am now :) love you!

  2. Thank you! Yes, mulch is a miracle worker. Jason usually just moves his head into the frame of my shot when he's ready for his moment. So typical. ; ). I am sending out the disc of photos to you soon, it's already to go, just have to get to the post office. I put the bbq pics on it too. So cute : ) You are a superstar. A super hot mama superstar. Love you too!!