Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Pretties

Work has been extremely busy so I am feeling the need for some pretties. Just a few little things I found that put a smile on my face; like Starbucks in the morning, Brent making me breakfast, or roasting mallows over our new fire pit! I hope these tid bits bring a smile to your face, happy Tuesday!
Tutu's Tree
Fresh peonies in my living room


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bad Blogger...I apologize!

Beginning of our garden.
Fire pit!
It's been far too long since I last posted, I apologize! Life has taken me by storm and it's a miracle I haven't forgotten my name at this point! Quick recap: the last couple of weekends it has been Brent and my personal mission to finish decorating the patio in our backyard.  We now have a new BBQ, Fire pit, tiki torches, and patio furniture (and of course decorative candles/vases etc). Also, we planted our garden and planted a summer song bird flower seed mix, I'm crossing my fingers everything blooms/grows healthily and properly! 

Grilled steak, asparagus, caprese salad!

This is one of the first dinners we enjoyed on the new BBQ!  We also box a smoke box and hickory chips....the steaks were incredible with the smokey hickory flavor, I highly recommend the smoke boxes, I had no idea it would add so much flavor!

The new set.
And finally, the patio set! Getting this home was ridiculous.  Brent and I were ambitious and thought we could fit it in his car......hahahahaha. It is truly laughable. Once we started trying to fit each piece it became a challenge. Needless to say, it made its way home, but he and I literally had to shimmy in the car and we looked like cartoon characters driving home.  Not one of our brightest moments, but definitely one for the memory books, it was hilarious! (after the fact! haha).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sansei, Soho, Masu...LOVE!

You know what makes for a great start to the work week?  Getting to have sushi not one, but TWO days in a row for lunch!!! I'm a lover of sushi and have decided to gorge this week on it, and so far it's been a fabulous idea. Some of my favorite sushi spots are, Sansei (in Maui....any sushi in Maui really), Soho on Southwest Water front, and Masu over by Henry's downtown.  What's your favorite sushi spot? I will eat all of it, minus tempura.  Soho has a roll called Mango surprise, OMG...it's to die for. They also have one with delicious chili sauce on, and...of course, my all time fav, Sake or just salmon sashimi. YUMMMMM.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

READ ME....errr Read This?

For those of you who don't know, I usually have my nose stuck in a book.  At one point or another throughout the day I make time to read.  Whether it be on my lunch break, after work, or before bed. I also have the habit of reading more than one book at a time. Why? Because there are SO MANY amazing books out there that I'm not sure how to get through my reading list, (yes...I have a list...hundreds of books long) without reading two at once, and possibly listening to one on my iphone while driving to and from work. Is that weird? Maybe, but...oh well! Right now I'm reading the series, Everworld. It's definitely sci-fi and fabulous; full of mythological science fiction! The other is, The Hunger Games. It's GGRREEEAATTT! (insert Tony the Tiger voice).  Last but not least, I'm listening to The Black Swan (not the ballet story) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I like to have variety while I read so I'm not pigeon holing myself into one genre. For quite a while now I've been trying to branch out. I read somewhere that you are not truly intelligent unless you are seeking out to learn what you do not already know.  So far, following this statement has lead me in a variety of directions and I have learned/educated myself on a plethora of issues/theories/history that I never knew about. Try it out! You don't know what's out there until you look!