Thursday, August 7, 2008

I Love.....

Fridays!!!!!!!!!!! So in the spirit of that, here are a few other things I love!


I am loving a new website I discovered called Picnik.com where you can upload one photo or even a bunch, & then have fun with them, adding rounded corners, text, or even make a sketch out of a photo. This is perfect for someone like me who doesn't "do" photo editing because I'm just not good with it but I do like to play. There's no software involved & it's free! Here are some of the little things I did with photos of people or things that I LOVE!


I had posted the above pic previously but I was able to "posterize" it & add some text.


Here, I was able to give it a polaroid effect. Tristan's cousins Adam & Jordan are coming into town this month from New York & we're really looking forward to seeing them. We try to get the kids on the phone every week or so. This was a few days ago....


Tammy & I met here for lunch a few days ago, a nice treat for both of us since we don't get to meet for lunch during the week. It meant a 2 hour lunch for me since it was further from the office!

 
The ambience was awesome: urbanesque, artsy, casual, colorful where they serve a light menu such as a tortilla filled with black & white beans w/ tomatoes, sweet corn, red onion, peppers feta, cilantro with a ginger dressing. They also serve a wide variety of organic beers & wine.

Everything they use is organic & locally grown. We split two tortillas as well as some tonics (not the vodka kind) where they mix herbs & berries for different effects such as increased energy or vitality.

We plan to go back at night sometime to listen to some music & sample their ecclectic menu of adult beverages. Click on the pics to see the text larger. I'm learnin'.

I wrote the other day about Starfruit which I LOVE, so I thought I would try Dragon Fruit. Ah, notlovingitsomuch!!!! I scooped out the inside, which has the consistency of a kiwi, but the taste is blander than I expected for such an exotic fruit. Pretty but not worth the price.

And I LOVE the weekends so I hope you & yours have a great one!!! I have some pork tenderloin creole brewin' in the crockpot right now for tonight's dinner so I will certainly share that on Monday. And although I don't usually post on Sundays, it's my best friend Jen's birthday so I will be combining an idea I have had for a while with a tribute to her.

8 comments:

Tam said...

I have heard that was a great website!

Tam said...

I totally do not heart dragon fruit! If you ever find any great ideas with it pass it on to me but I totally do not think I will ever try it again!!!!!! I thought that maybe I bought a bad one or something....guess not..LOL LOL

Life, Love And Lola said...

I thought the Dragon Fruit was a radish at first. I've never tried it, but will take your word for it.
Love the pictures!

Jen said...

I am lovin' the things are you are lovin' Great pics.

Bitsy said...

Dragon fruit looks weird...I've only seen it once on TV and now twice on your blog. I've actually never seen it in a store. It makes me think of something they would eat on Survivor.

:)

The Nice One said...

Cool pictures. That is a neat-o looking place. Dragonfly fruit?! Who knew?!

miri68 said...

pics looks cool, i'll have to try that website! have a great weekend!

The Rockin' Wife said...

That looks like a great place. The Orlando area has grown so much since I left. Lots of unique places nearby.