Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekend Fun!

Winter weather returned to the Bay Area this weekend which gave me the perfect excuse to stay inside and spend some time in my stamping studio. Valentine projects have been at the top of my list for the past few weeks. I came up with the idea for this adorable Valentine banner awhile back and it turned out wonderful. I made two banners - one to keep for myself and one to send to my parents in Oregon as part of their Valentine goodie package. The banners make the perfect decoration for Valentine's Day. I can think of some other possible themes, too. Perhaps I can create one with the colors teal, black and white in honor of the San Jose Sharks!

Speaking of the Sharks, I have a new companion in my stamping studio: SJ Sharkie! I bought this adorable backpack while I was at the game against the Minnesota Wild last week. Doesn't Sharkie look great hanging on the back of my chair? It makes a fun addition to my stamping studio.

As many of you already know, I enjoy photography. I'm always on the lookout for a photo opportunity, and it seems that many of my photos include food! Because I consider myself a "foodie," it makes perfect sense that I have a large collection of food-related photos. On that note, I am including a photo of some very tasty onion rings that my brother and I shared this weekend with our gourmet burgers from Godfather's Hamburger Lounge in Belmont. We have driven by this restaurant several times and it has been packed, so we decided to try it out. If you happen to like the burgers at Jack's Prime in San Mateo, you'll probably like Godfather's. Their menus are similar, but each offers slightly different types of burgers. Other tasty items include shakes and fries (regular and sweet potato).

I wrapped up my weekend by baking a couple loaves of chocolate chip banana bread. Yum! I'll be enjoying this tasty treat during breakfast this week.

Hoping that you enjoyed your weekend and had plenty of time to relax and also do something fun. Wishing you a great week!

As always, I'll wrap up this post with a quote:
"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."
-Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story


  1. Happy Superbowl Sunday,
    I just wanted to say hello and to also say that I just love this card. The colors that you picked for it are perfect.
    I am giving away a set of free clear stamps on my blog, please come on over and take a look.

    Have a great day!
    Jessica Lynn

  2. Oh my gosh, I just ran across your post about the onion rings picture... yum!!