{tid-bits of randomness}

Warning:  Hodge Podge Post ;o)  Little tid-bits of randomness

It's been quite a busy summer, and it's still the beginning. :) We've had more pool days that non pool days, lots of bbq's and many nights of lit tiki torches and campfire s'mores in the backyard.   I'm starting to love summers in AZ even though that's when the mercury rises and the heat sizzles off the pavement.  To kick off our summer Brielle ended this years dance with her first recital.  It was adorable!!  I don't know if I've mentioned this before but Brielle is super shy (a word we try not to use around her) in front of a crowd and being the center of attention.  So I was worried she would just stand up on stage and her shyness would take over like it did the first 2 months of dance.  (But she insisted on staying in dance even though she wasn't participating - so I let her.  Her dance teacher and I were thrilled the day she actually  participated!).  Anyway, I was the stage mom so that means I had to help the girls backstage, which also meant I couldn't see the performance (only from the side).  So I did the next best thing.  I told Jeff to take pics of Brielle using my big-ole long lens.  He was able to capture some moments for me.  But I forgot to tell him the best settings for this kind of tricky light - oops.  But he got a few pictures and I was giddy to have anything at all.  :)  She's now so excited about dance that she wants to do it again next year.  :) {below, Rapunzel dance the reason for the crazy hair piece}

This week I had an interview with Becky, on her Blog.  Here's the link to my interview :) When Becky asked to interview me I was flattered.  She had interviewed Sheye Rosemeyer, who I adore.  So I was beyond flattered that she wanted to interview lil'ole me.  Becky does her homework, she knew so much about me so the questions were really pertinent and fun to answer.  Thank you again Becky for asking me to be a part of your blog.  :)  Oh and she chose all the images to be shown on her blog - some I had forgotten about.  I love the variety she picked out.  Below is one image - little B....just being little B.  :)  And the ones of Tyler....he's growing so fast.  I love seeing him through my camera.

And lastly - I've become addicted to crackle nail polish. Totally random, I know.   Have you tried it?  I got mine at Sephora.. And they have so many colors of the crackle to choose from.  I think I'm going to try silver or gold next time.  A little more subtle.  But it's so fun!  Oh but if you do try it, make sure you put a shiny top coat on after the crackle.  The crackle is very matte and can look contagious if you don't ;o)  Have fun!