Monday, July 19, 2010

Lounge Pants

Friday consisted of a Carson run so I decided to swing by the local  Joann Fabric Store to see what I could find. First I had to decide what to make and these pants seemed like they would be an easy project for a beginner sewer.  I did have to re-sew them a few times as I made them WAY too big.....

{Finished Pants}

Material's used:
2 Yards Linen Cotton Blend
1 Yard Cord (for drawstring)
Matching thread

HIking Lake Tahoe :: Echo Lakes & Grass Lake

Roxy's favorite thing to do is trail blazing... hiking... and well swimming. The past two weekends we've taken her on some nice long hikes. Below are some pic's of our Echo Lakes & Grass Lake hike. I think we have the world's happiest dog. Don't you?

Italy :: Chianti, Anyone?

A few days after landing in Italy Emily and I met Jen & Nick in Florence to enjoy the Chianti Festival. Who would have thought we would be able to jump on a mini bus, visit two vineyards, and sample various wines for only 10 Euros? Although we made reservations and never received a confirmation, like true Italians, we showed up and waited and what do you know, we were on the list!  Once the driver arrived he checked everyone in and we were off. Two hours later we had arrived at the first vineyard for sampling. The owner explained all  his wines, the area, the process etc.... After the second tasting we headed back to Florence where I then headed with Jen and Nick to spend a few days checking out Cinque Terra and Portofino.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Coolin off with Gelato

Hands down the best gelato in Rome is at Della Palma. I first visited in 2005 with my friend Jenn C and make a point to go every time I'm in Rome. They have what seems to be over 100 different flavors including mousse and soy based gelatos. This trip we only had a day in Rome which was spent wondering the city and of course a stop at Della Palma.  Don't forget to pay first!

Address: Via della Maddalena 20/23RomeItaly

It's near the Pantheon. If you stand with your back towards the entrance of the Pantheon you will see a pathway to the left and to the right of the building directly located in front of you, walk up the left pathway, cross the road, pass the mini row of restaurants and it will be located on the left corner. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July in Tahoe is probably one of the busiest times of year.  So we parked our cars and hit the street via bikes to enjoyed every bit of what 4th of July in Tahoe has to offer. A few snap shots of the weekend. 

Beach day and Rum Runners at the Beacon.

Roxy girl and I hiking.

Shot of Emerald Bay from the hike up to Granite Lake.


This year for my birthday all I wanted was a sewing machine. When I arrived home from my trip I had just that waiting for me. A nice shiny {white} Singer Sewing Machine .{Thanks, Nick}  My parents even bought me all the accessories I would need to get sewing. {Side note: I don't know how to sew!} This will be a new endeavor to say the least and I can only image what my first project will look like when all is said and done. The key will be keeping it simple. Stay tuned!