Every major appliance in the kitchen is now stainless - after 11 years, it was time. Nice to have good-looking, working things (fridge and oven, I'm looking at you). Watch us move soon now (lol).
A while ago I was offered the chance to have a canvas picture made from any photograph of my choosing - Easy Canvas Prints is the company that does this. I hemmed and hawed about which photo to pick, and finally decided on my mom's favorite picture of her and my dad from their Hawaiian anniversary trip. I have to say, this was an incredibly easy process to follow - I just uploaded the picture to the website, decided on the size and how I wanted the canvas "wrapped" on the frame (thickness, mirror image, solid color or the actual photograph), and bam! It was done. Easy Canvas Prints does offer a retouching service, and you can also have your picture printed in black and white or sepia, but I didn't choose to do any of those. The picture came in just before I was leaving for California - I was really impressed with how it turned out. As it was a gift for my parents, I had to wait to do this review until they got the picture, which was a few days ago when we all arrived here after the graduation. They were quite pleased with it:
The picture was taken on the plane ride to Hawaii - they got lei'd on the plane, as my dad likes to joke.
You can order your own canvas print by clicking here...thanks, Megan and Easy Canvas Prints for this great gift!
I forgot to tell you my chicken taco story from when I was at Barbara's house. One day she said she'd cook chicken in some enchilada sauce and we'd have chicken tacos for dinner. Sounded good to me! I played Project Runway on the Wii with Theresa while she prepared dinner (btw, that is a fun game - you get to create wild fashions and have Tim Gunn chime in with his sweet encouragement). Time to eat - we all grabbed plates and made our own tacos. I followed Barbara - she put some chicken from one pan onto her tortilla, and then put some square chicken from another pan onto her tortilla. I did the same, although I wondered why she diced some chicken and shredded the other. Anyway, I ate my tacos and they were good. While we were sitting at the table, Barbara made the comment that the tofu was good. It dawned on me that the square chicken was, in fact, tofu...and I said "I ate tofu?!?" - which cracked Theresa up. She has a pretty sophisticate palate for a 9-year-old (heck, for a 29-year-old!) and teases me about going for sushi and eating seaweed and all sorts of things I don't like. So I learned two things that night - one, I like tofu, and two, I can make a 9-year-old laugh without even trying!
I want to give a shout out to Road ID - the latch on Jeff's Road ID broke, and he emailed them about it. Within a couple of days a new latch came in the mail at no charge. I've always been impressed with how well they did with my two orders, but this raised their customer service to a whole new level...thank you, Road ID!
Sam was dorm roommates with Jimmy and Other Sam, as I called him, for their first two years at college. Other Sam graduated in December with his Electrical Engineering degree, same as my Sam. He came to the graduation and afterward, they were making me laugh with their special "engineer-nerd" handshakes:
Clockwise from top left: Posing, mugging, creating an electrical current, embarrassed. I'm so glad that Sam has such a good friend in Other Sam. Jimmy came to the party afterward, but being a business major, he doesn't know those special handshakes.
And now it's time for a Fashion Friday quickie. On Wednesday I wrote about buying an outfit for yoga - this is it:
Paco was watching a bird and wouldn't turn around for the camera!
Please note the sleeveless top - I've come a long way in body acceptance! Two summers ago I wouldn't think of showing my flabby upper arms to the world, but you know what? There are certain circumstances where I don't care. And comfort is key with yoga; I get warm while doing it, so by golly, I'm baring my arms! Anyway, this is my one and only yoga outfit...soft and comfy, it is!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!