April 15, 2010

It’s that time of the year…

by Shelly

Ugh…no one likes them. We’ve been so crazy this year and the last half of last year, that we aren’t even CLOSE to finishing them. So we’re getting an extension. Oh well. 
But what makes me feel better around this time of the year is knowing that the simple things (and sometimes the cheapest) are what makes my world go round and lifts me up when I need it most. I just wanted to share a few of those things with you….

via cluas.com
No not the city, the band. I have every album now and it is my GO TO for happy, pick me up music. I love that their music doesn’t sound the same from song to song. I’m even more thrilled that I will be seeing them this weekend at this event! Check them out right here.
2. Epicuro- Alianico Red Wine $4.99 at Trader Joe’s
A friend introduced this wine to me a few years ago. And I was skeptical. $4.99, seriously!? This can’t be good. I’ll admit I’m no wine connoisseur, but I definitely don’t go for the jug wine at the grocery store either. Since the hubby and I drink a fair bit of wine (Hey, he’s got a stressful job and well..I have a 2 year old), we are always on the lookout for some thriftier bottles to enjoy. This one fits the bill perfectly. 
3. Z Pizza- particularly the Provence pizza!
When we moved to our new home last July we discovered that this pizza chain was right around the corner. We tried it out…we fell in love. The ingredients are oh so fresh, the pizza ingredients they throw together are perfect and it tastes way better than those other pizza guys. They’re salads rock too!


4. Our backyard/ garden
 We were beyond thrilled when we moved into our new home which happened to include the most incredible backyard. The previous owners had recently spent A LOT of money renovating and upgrading the whole thing just about a year before they sold it to us. I come from a long line of gardeners on my mom’s side of the family, so of course I have naturally fallen in love with the pastime too!

The little one and I spend many daylight hours ripping out overgrown plants, pruning roses, and potting herbs and ferns. Not everything is successful, but it is my little way of relaxing and taking in the sunshine. My little girl just likes the chance to get totally dirty….since mommy is a bit of a clean freak! 

We can’t WAIT to throw a big 4th of July BBQ this summer with all of our friends and their kids! The pool and spa are screaming for it!

5. Modern Family
If you haven’t watched this show yet kick yourself. Seriously, this is one of the funniest shows around right now. All the characters crack me up, but the adorable gay couple is my favorite. Go figure. (FYI: I love the gays!) Anywho, check it out Wednesday nights on ABC, it will not disappoint.

Hope the simple pleasures in your life help you get through the yucky stuff too!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nancy April 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

I love your blog. I saw you model for Four Flights of Fancy. Cute outfit, by the way. Love the blazer! I saw you were right in front of my favorite local coffee spot. Modern Family is flippin hilarious, too.. Makes me smile!


jason April 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

Thanks so much for the mention and so glad to hear you liked it! Cheers, Jason


Shelly @littlemrsdoitall April 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Nancy: thanks for checking it out! so glad to see you here. and wait…WHAT? You saw me in front of your fav coffee spot? Sorry, I'm confused.

Jason: Just found your blog and I LOVE it! I'm a wine girl..a MAJOR wine girl.


Jennifer April 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I LOVE LOVE Modern Family!! I tell everyone to watch it :)


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