Monday, November 30, 2009

our thanksgiving



of course we spent a good part of the day on the road: 30 miles from home to my family's thanksgiving, then 50 miles from my family's thanksgiving to m's family's. then about 15 miles back home.



we are on our way to see m's family with my first key lime pie...it was a hit!



don't forget to enter to win our giveaway: two 16oz philosophy bath gels 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

this week...

...tried to find a cool tree skirt for our fake white Christmas tree. failed.
...finished editing our road trip pictures!
...started redesigning my portfolio site with wordpress
...had a review at work. it went very well!
...celebrated a friend's birthday by wii bowling til 3am
...m came to my family's thanksgiving for the first time.
...when I hugged my grandma good bye she whispered, "I like him!" in my ear!!
...had a great second thanksgiving with m's family
...window shopped at 8pm on black Friday
...took maternity portraits for my brother and sister in law

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, November 27, 2009

black friday giveaway



it's our first giveaway! and what better time to start then black friday! it's your chance to win two full sized bottles (16oz) of philosophy bath and shower gel. the scents of these gels are oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodle. if you've never used philosophy shower gel, it is luxurious and decadent and leaves your skin so soft. they are definitely one of capow's favorites!



here's how to enter: 
you must be a follower of this blog, so if you haven't already please become a follower. post about this contest on your blog, twitter, or facebook. then leave a comment on this post telling us where you talked about the contest.


contest ends friday december 4 at 11:59pm. we will throw all your names into a hat and choose a grand prize winner who will be announced on saturday december 5! we will also choose one runner up who will receive a code good for 25% off one item in capow's etsy shop!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

epic road trip, shark!



did we tell you the one about the shark? no?

this was our last day in sunny sarasota, so we went to the beach one last time. as we approached the end of the beach we saw this old, concrete pier jutting out into the water. you can't see it in this picture, but to the right there was a cluster of rocks sticking out of waist high water.

there is one thing you need to know about m: he has watched jaws about 500 times, and has a fear of being attacked by sharks. so the whole trip, he wouldn't go in the water past his knees.


m saw this cluster of rocks and thought it would make a nice picture. he told me he was going to wade out and that he wanted me to take a picture of him on the rocks. 'you're really going to go all the way out there?' i aksed.


as we got closer, we noticed there was a couple standing at the water line staring at something. they were the only other people on this section of the beach. m looked out to where they were pointing and said 
'did you see that?!' 
'see what?'
'there's something out there. i just saw a shadow'
we continued to stare at the water and about 20 feet from shore, right where those rocks are we saw a dorsal fin break the water. m's stepmom insisted it was a dolphin, that in 10 years she had never seen a shark on that beach. but the fin was pointy like a shark, not curved like a dolphin.


we continued to watch is swim near the rock, not jumpy and happy like a dolphin, but weaving menacingly like a shark. it broke water again and this time we saw the tail fin too. it was definitely a shark. probably about 6 or 7 feet long. the other couple on the beach confirmed it.


so now, for the rest of my life i will hear m tell the story of how he was going to finally let his guard down, and almost got eaten by a shark :)


...ps: don't forget our first giveaway! details will be posted on black friday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

epic road trip, siesta key beach....again!


someone sculpted a giant pumpkin on the beach!






i love pelicans










on our way back from the beach, passengers for once!

Monday, November 23, 2009

epic road trip, unconditional surrender


this is a statue in sarasota called "unconditional surrender" by j. steward johnson. it is 26 feet tall and is based on the famous photograph from world war 2 called "the kiss"



...we couldn't resist!


...ps: we have our first giveaway! details will be posted on black friday!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

this week...

...edited photos
...finished season 3 of Lost
...delivered luggage for some extra cash
...made delicious black bean and turkey chili...m thought it was too bland
...crocheted some handwarmers
...day dreamed about Christmas trees
...stressed about finances
...purchased our fake-because-our-cat-is-allergic-to-the-real-thing Christmas tree
...cooked dinner for m twice (a record!)
...played the new wii sports with the most awesome people on the planet
...finally brewed up some if the cafe du monde coffee and chickory I bought in new orleans

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, November 20, 2009

epic road trip, gumbo


m makes his famous gumbo for the folks






stirring the roux






spicy!






while m slaved over the hot stove for hours, we sipped on mimosas....yum!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

epic road trip, siesta key beach






doughnut feet. the sand is fine and white. it looks like powdered sugar. 








on the ride home from the beach we spotted this  joe pesci graffiti

Monday, November 16, 2009

epic road trip, siesta key sunset






we were playing with the little baby clams that wash up and then rebury themselves on the beach. m dug one up and put it in a shell so we could look at it.







Saturday, November 14, 2009

this week...

...left behind new orleans and some great friends
...almost ran out of gas in the middle of the bayou
...memphis
...beale street
...central bbq
...piggly wiggly
...driving tour
...16 hours back home
...slept like I've never slept before
...went back to work
...daydreamed of walking the beach
...started editing 1000+ photos
...back to hitting the gym
...daydreamed of being a travel photographer
...got crafty with a great friend
...took an amazingly beautiful autumn walk on my lunch break
...tried to start eating better...salads and fruits and beans, yum!
...ate at chipotle for the first time in years
...bought Christmas cards and wrapping at target
...was an eye model for my friend's etsy photos
...FINALLY saw Away We Go


-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, November 13, 2009

epic road trip, welcome to florida


we arrived in florida at 10:30am!




they have a manatee viewing center at this power plant. we tried to go, but the center didn't open for the season until november 1....it was october 31. fail.




we got to sarasota a little before 3pm and went straight to siesta key beach. i wore tubetops our whole stay to try and get rid of my tan lines before the wedding.




siesta key

Thursday, November 12, 2009

epic road trip, krystals


as you may or may not know, krystal is a fast food chain in the south. m kind of became addicted to krystal chiks with cheese during the time he spent living in memphis. i think the one thing he was looking forward to most on this trip was hitting up krystals at every opportunity.





...and the first krystals we came across happened to be in georgia. at 8:30am. and we breakfasted on krystal chiks






it was my first time. it was delicious!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

epic road trip, speeding through the night


...hi....we're in.....deleware...




where we were...and where we were headed







south carolina scooter parking



m drives us through early morning georgia

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

epic road trip, new jersey





rush hour is not the best time to be passing through new jersey.




...but it was in new jersey where m found the first treasure of the trip...






bling teeth!






Monday, November 9, 2009

epic road trip, day one


running some errands before we leave town





m chooses his road trip snacks





we left around 3:30pm on october 30th... ms garmin estimated our arrival time in sarasota to be around 11:30am on october 31...













m's entertainment










...and away we go!