Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another Win in May!*

*Well, I didn't technically win this time, Brian did. But I am the one who filled out the entry for him, so he was using my mojo.

We went to the grand re-opening of our local Sam Flax this weekend. We bought some goodies, entered a drawing, and got a free cupcake from the Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. And then we found out yesterday that the fun wasn't over yet - Brian won a prize!

I honestly entered us both in the drawing without having a clue what the prizes were, so it was a complete mystery until we went to the store this evening. He hit the motherlode! (And lucky for me, most of it is much more my style than his - see, I did win!)

Sam Flax prizes
- re-useable shopping bag
- two Knock Knock self-inking stamps (TMI & Right/Wrong)
- Knock Knock Vs. journal
- Knock Knock Self Therapy pad (not pictured)
- Fred Flare Trashed sticky notes
- Random Crap metal cigar box
- Moleskine weekly diary/notebook
- Brew Jeans koozie
- Jacquard tie dye kit
- TokyoMilk French Kiss
- TokyoMilk Cherry Bomb candle
- floral hammer/screwdrivers

As you can see, Oops obviously thought she was much more worthy of pictures and attention than our prize stash.

Sam Flax prizes (cat out take)


Well, she is pretty cute.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Living in Orlando

One of the perks of living in Florida, particularly around Orlando is the theme parks. This is also a huge minus of living here, depending upon how close you live/work to the parks and tourist traps. I'm far enough away to venture there when I want to, but retreat when it's overwhelming.

Yesterday Brian and I spent the afternoon at Animal Kingdom to use our Disney birthday-present passes before they expired. It was disgustingly hot and crowded, but it was worth it to see some amazing critters.

Black swan
Ok, so you can probably see black swans in lots of places, but I still love this one!

And what about this buddy, building a nest...

To protect these eggs from jerks like this!

They do have animals that aren't birds, but I just really like birds.

Well, to be honest, we took pictures of a lot of other critters, too, but we have to wait to get that film developed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Welcome Home

It's nice to come home to several happy, bright-colored surprises after a long day of work!

Today, my flowers greeted me as I pulled in the driveway. This is quite the surprise for this girl with a black thumb, as these are a transplant from a friend that I've kept alive for years!


And when I got inside, there was happy mail waiting for me! I received the goodies I won from Amy Is The Party!

Goodies From Amy Is The Party

Thanks, Amy! I love everything...and it will all make other long days at work much cheerier.

(PS. In case you haven't noticed, I've done quite a bit of remodeling on my blog. It's still a work in progress, so stay tuned!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maitland Food Truck Night

Somehow I was out of the loop for the beginning of the weekly Food Truck Cafe in Maitland. I feel like I should've been notified directly about the arrival of a cupcake truck mere miles from my house, but anyway...I found out about it last week when Jason went. I had already made dinner, but he brought us cupcakes. That's when I knew I had to venture there myself.

I had to work late tonight, which was the perfect excuse to run off to food truck land instead of cooking. Sure we're behind the rest of the world with this food truck trend, and sure there weren't many vegetarian options, but did I mention - cupcake truck!?!

The weather is nice this evening and the park where the event is held is really pretty, so it made for good times.

We both got portabello burgers from the Tree House Truck because we're good kids that don't just have cupcakes for dinner.

You can even tell by the picture that these burgers were delicious. Look at the avocado! And it helps that Brian is displaying it like a work of art.

And then, of course, we had cupcakes. 

The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck is basically my new favorite thing. The gentlemen that run it are great. The truck and their website are adorable. Oh, and the cupcakes are amazing. 

Just look how the red velvet turns me into a 50's housewife in a cupcake ad!

And on an unrelated note, this must be my lucky month. I've won two blog giveaways from two great blogs: A Summary for the Summer and Style Crush. I'm excited! Thanks, ladies! I will be putting this positive blog energy into the re-vamping of this here blog, so keep a lookout!