Saturday, January 30, 2010

this week...

...rainy rainy Monday
...the CAPow shop made the etsy front page...twice!
...awesome dinner with great people
...goodbye to a great friend close to finishing my granny square blanket eager to start a Babette blanket appointment :(
...hangin with my family

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Puppy

Dear Friends,

My dog Milo is competing for cutest puppy of the week at Friday Puppy! Please take a second to click over and vote TEAM MILO!


-- Post From My iPhone

epic road trip, the long drive home

we drove straight from new orleans to memphis, stopped in memphis for a couple of hours, the drove straight from memphis back home to upstate ny. I snapped this picture somewhere in ohio as the sun was rising.

here we are on the cusp of re-entering new york state.

here we are around syracuse, still over 2 hours from home, and just about ready to throw in the towel with this driving business.

ps: shellbell at chapped lips and all... nominated us for another blog award! Thank you! 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

nancy's almond granola

when we were staying with m's dad and step mom in florida, she made us this delicious parfait for breakfast with fresh fruit, yogurt, and her home made almond granola. it was pretty much the most delicious thing i've ever tasted. 

she was nice enough to send us on the road with a tupperware full of the granola, which we munched while we drove. and then when we saw them for christmas, but gift from her was a big tin of the granola! 

but now i'm out again. and it's time to try my hand at her recipe. i'm scared it won't be as good, but i can't wait to make it!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

epic road trip, central bbq

central bbq is one of two reason we detoured 2 hours out of the way to stop in memphis (the other being quik chek). m used to live in memphis, and we couldn't leave the south without stopping in to his old stomping grounds and completing our "food tour of the south" with a couple of pulled chicken bbq sandwiches and sweet teas. phenomenal.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

this week...

...slushy melty snow
...days of flurries and rain
...inexplicably exhausted
...having "bad for my diet" cravings
...repeating my mantra: "skinny feels better than that tastes. skinny feels better than that tastes..."
...lunch with one of my favorite co-workers who is moving to south carolina :(
...chai tea soy latte with cinnamon

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, January 22, 2010

where's my chippy?

they recently opened a new chipotle here, one of the first in our area!

THERE'S my chippy!

ps: this bag contained a steak burrito bowl for me, and a carnitas burrito bowl for my awesome friend kelly! it was heaven!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

severe severe

m's band severe severe played their first show with their new drummer last week. it's good to have them back!

...we had a VERY good time that night... :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

dear readers,

dear readers,

I love you all dearly. I look forward toreading your blogs and your comments every day.

I have a small favor to ask of you. 

We have been nominated for a "Best of 09" award over at the AWESOME Shrimp Salad Circus.

We would love it if you could take a second to click over and vote for us in the "other" category.

Thank you!

CAPow! and M

epic road trip, new orleans cemetary






we visited one of the oldest cemeteries in new orleans. this cemetery was flooded during hurricane katrina. in new orleans, they have to bury their dead above ground because the city is below sea level. some of the grave in this cemetery dated back to the 1700s. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

epic road trip, SHARKS!


m's favorite movie is jaws. he's a little obsessed with sharks. we were psyched to spend some time with these big guys at the new orleans aquarium!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

windshield diaries very first blog award

I'm very honored that Courtney at Just A Little Mishap has honored us with our first blog award!

Rules: List ten things that makes you happy and do one of them today. Oh. And remember to link to the person who tagged you and pass this little bit of love on to 10 others.

Ten Things That Make Me Happy
1. Miyagi's eager face waiting for me to give him attention every time I enter the room.
2. Getting Crafty!
3. ...chocolate. I haven't had any chocolate since January 1st. It's been torture!
4. car rides with M
5. finally seeing Severe Severe play a show after a long hiatus.
6. singing in the car
7. the feeling you get when you leave work for the day and know that the night is yours and holds endless possibilities.
8. the way I feel after a hard workout at the gym.
9. seeing the numbers on the scale decrease.
10. most of all, this guy

The following lovely ladies are a few of my favorites! I'm tagging them, and YOU should go check out their blogs.

(If I didn't tag you, I'd still LOVE to hear what makes you happy in the comments)

Sherri at The Claw
Kirkland at JERKcake
Danielle at Dinosaur Toes

Saturday, January 16, 2010

giveaway winner

Congratulations, you won!

Please email us at windshielddiaries at gmail dot com to claim your awesome prize!

this week

... our hearts go out to Haiti :(

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, January 15, 2010

epic road trip, a little more nola

harrah's casino...where we lost a little more money than we should have...

t-rex on the mississippi!

my favorite fish in the aquarium

what, just makin funny faces in the rainforest.


ps: last call to enter to win a handbound journal/sketchbook by rainbowwrangleryou have until 11:59pm tonight!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

epic road trip, exploring new orleans

waiting for the st charles trolley car

new orleans street art <3

new orleans cemetary

ps: don't forget to enter to win a handbound journal/sketchbook by rainbowwrangler!  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

m's birthday is coming up... the end of february. and i found the perfect present! it's a surprise, but it will involve hitting the road again for a short trip! time to start saving my pennies...the trip is going to be the beginning of may. and it will be awesome! I can't wait!

ps: don't forget to enter to win a handbound journal/sketchbook by rainbowwrangler

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

happy birthday dad

happy birthday to the most generous, giving, selfless dad a kid could ask for!
i love you, dad
happy birthday!

ps: don't forget to enter to win a handbound journal/sketchbook by rainbowwrangler!

Monday, January 11, 2010


I am so happy to announce our first giveaway of the year: 
this birdy 4.5" x 5" handmade coptic bound journal/sketchbook from RainbowWrangler!

you should definitely check out her etsy shop and her blog too!

Here's how to win it:
-You must be a follower of this blog.

-Leave a comment on this post and tell us what your favorite item in her shop is.
-To get an extra chance to win you can leave a second comment telling us where you blogged, tweeted or facebooked this contest.

You have until 11:59pm on Friday January 15 to enter.

Winner will be announced on Saturday January 16!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

this week...

...obsessed with "six different ways" by the cure

...trying in vain to stay warm
...loves being able to watch the snow flurry outside the window at work!
...chipotle burrito bowl
...getting crafty with my girls
...I feel like I'm in a snowglobe, there's very fine sparkly snow swirling in the sunshine outside my office window <3
...listened to the upcoming Yeasayer record...whoa

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

more christmas!

m is a very good gift giver. this last picture is of me getting my "surprise last present." it was a wii! this picture is capturing my "omfg, i can't believe you did this, you're amazing!" face.