Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a super cute mini sesh!

This weekend I took some pictures for my cousin and her boyfriend before they went out to Sr. Ball. It was so sweet and easy taking pictures of these two! They are so in love, they looked amazing, they were going out for a fun night so their excitement was contagious, and they couldn't stop smiling at each other...
a photographers dream right!?


I posted a bunch in my flickr stream but I thought Id also share a few favorites here:







Hope they love them as much as I do!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

He's a good uncle!

This last week Q and I babysat the twins and I got the funniest/sweetest pictures of him and Wendy:

{I call this trout mouth... it happens when there is intense concentration happening}

{Q says: shes good a "spamming" (W.O.W term) but I think she was just stoked to press some buttons}

{totally content hanging with the nerdy uncle}

{Q: Hey you're pretty good!}

Being auntie and uncle can be so fun!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cinco De Mayo

I know its been almost a whole week since Cinco De Mayo but I wanted to share the pictures and the recipes from this fun night! We had over a few couples for dinner and some games and it turned out to be a really fun night!

{even zippy felt festive!}

{Claire helping with taco shells!}

{new friends & old friends!}

I made my table-scape with dollar store goblets, grains, and faux hibiscus. I also made the linens with fabric from my stash that I tore vs. sewing and it totally went with the rustic vibe I was putting out!

...and speaking of putting out a party vibe, I created a flamenco station on Pandora and it was perfect! Gone are the days of spending hours putting together specific party mixes! I'm starting to like Pandora more and more while I'm entertaining!

And on a serious note: we tried Dr. Swami & Bone Daddy's Top Shelf Margarita Mix for the first time and its AWE.SOME. ;) Seriously. Its made with all real stuff (no artificial flavors) and you can taste the delicious difference! Next time you are making a pitcher I highly recommend you start with this mix!
We also made a Jicama Salad with Red Chile and Lime, La Super-Rica Pinto Beans, and Pulled-Pork Tacos for dinner which everyone seemed to really enjoy.

It was so nice to entertain again! I noticed as I was setting my table, putting the finishing touches on the dinner, and queuing up the flamenco that there is something relaxing, satisfying and creatively fulfilling about entertaining for me. I simply love it. I cant wait for this summer, I have a feeling there will be lots of parties to be planned, cooked for, decorated, and enjoyed!