Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I needed to share...

Here is a picture of my friend Shanley on her wedding day with her little pup Eli. This photo was taken in the hallway of the hotel when she was on her way down to get married...

I just think it is SO precious...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Weekend... please come NOW!

Here is what I am looking forward to for this weekend...

We will be stopping here on friday night for dinner... BEST BURGERS IN OREGON!!

And I bought these new favorites of mine for the trip (its the little things :) ) 
Only 150 calories a bag!

We are staying at Broken Top Resort with 3 other couples...

Here is a picture of Broken Top Basin... soooo not quite where we are staying. We will be on the golf course, but still! How pretty is this??

This is the new Club House they built not too long ago at Broken Top... not too shabby!

We will also be watching plenty of THIS!

The Ducks clobbering ASU (Sorry Shanley! I still love you!!) 

I hope you all have a FAB weekend!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Move in day! (and by day I mean week)

Today we begin moving into our newly expanded office! Our office is on the first floor of a historic building which is divided up into 2 offices. We had already been in the smaller office and today we are expanding into the other side as well! We are so excited not to be working on top of each other anymore!!

Here are a few pictures! 
Mom behind the "reception desk" aka our new gift wrap/shipping area. 
This will be transformed into a bar for our christmas party! :)

The main part of the office. 
The french doors to the front go to our new conference room (something we never had before!)

The display in the foyer of the office. This area actually bridges our new "wholesale and custom departments" with the retail shop we already have in place. 

Our retail store! 
Which will be 3 times bigger once we move all the wholesale and custom to the other side!

Our current office which will now hold all back stock. Notice how CRAMPED everything is!
I cant wait for everything to be complete!!

On that note... our retail store is one year old this week so....

Monday, September 20, 2010

ESPN Mag?? what??!

My brilliant boyfriend just had a little interview with ESPN magazine last week!! Woo hoo!! He is the marketing director for the local minor league baseball team. They called him to talk to him about the "Oregon Trail" promotional night they did over the summer. He said that its probably going to be a small excerpt in a huge article they are writing and will be lucky if they even mention his name... well you know what I say?  STILL A HUGE DEAL!! :)

Way to go Matt!!

obviously not the actual cover...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hug a Ginger Day

Yesterday was national "Hug a Ginger" day... to all of the gingers in my life...

... this one is for you! :)
My Sister Molly... and her red headed horse, appropriately named "Ginger"

Another one of Molly and her Best friend since she was 11, Miss Ali Kerns

My lovely Aunts Syd and Nancy!! 
(Aunt Syd is coming into town today from Portland!!!)
My cousin Chase pictured with yours truely!
 (notice how in this pic I am ACTUALLY hugging a ginger)

My cousin Whit... I am pretty sure he is in a limo
 (clearly this one was stolen from facebook)

And last but CERTAINLY not least... little 10 month old Kate Solin. GINGER BABY!!!

I hope you all hugged the gingers in your life yesterday!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Amazing discovery at the grocery store...

Ok soooo... I normally TRY this kind of stuff and either spit it out or manage to choke it down and regret it later due to a nasty after taste... BUT (and thats a big but), I discovered the most amazing pasta substitute today! It is made of tofu and measures in at 20 calories a serving!! I looked at the bag and thought... well... this looks kind of gross, but how bad can it be covered in pesto, marinara, or an alfredo with reasonable calories...

I came home, made my pasta and tossed it with alfredo, basil, roma tomatoes, and 1 slice of crumbeled bacon for extra flavor (and bacon is good on everything- I mean who is kidding who).

So I ended up with an entire plate of pasta (2 servings of the tofu noodles- i.e. 1 bag) doused in delish ingredients and the total calorie count was 190!! That was with a little parmesan sprinkled on the top!

SO if anyone is watching their figure, but not wanting to eat like they aren't- I highly recommend these!! I also think they would be even better in a stir fry!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Love in Technicolor... the wedding photo booth!

I have yet to upload any pictures from my camera or my moms camera... BUT... I did order my prints from the photo booth.

BTW- to anyone who is getting married... I highly recommend doing something like this at the reception. If your guests are photo-tarded like I am, they will regret not taking enough pictures at the wedding and wish they had more... and these ones turn out so CUTE!!! Here they are...

The first 3 are of Matt and I... and the last 3 are of Kimberly, Annie, Erin and I 

SO FUN!! I will do a full post on the wedding weekend as soon as I have those silly pictures loaded and edited... who knows when that will be!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Everyone have a fabulous labor day weekend!!

I am off to Seattle...

...for the wedding of these 2 love birds...

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

How to make a button! (for the non computer savvy)

I was proud of my mad blogging skills today as I FINALLY figured out how to make a fab button! For all those who have been scratching their heads like me... I used 2 different processes...

1. I went to picnik photo editing and uploaded pictures (I pulled 2 fun ones from google images)... had a TON of fun messing around with their photo shop. I resized the image so that it was no bigger than 200x200 (its recommended to be 125x125... but thats kind of tiny).

2. I saved the image to my desktop (you can save it anywhere as long as its accessible to be re-loaded onto the net)

3. Then I followed instructions 2-5 on the following link: click me!

The only thing I did differently was instead of putting it on my sidebar... I made a new page for buttons- as you can see my sidebar is a little overloaded!!!

So there ya go! And please grab a button!!! :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010