Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fremont Solstice Parade


Gabe and I participated in the 24th Annual Solstice Parade in Seattle.  It took place in Fremont, and we got recruited through a girlfriend who dressed up last year.  The Solstice Parade traditionally is known for (or at least what I thought it was) naked locals decked out in body paint riding bicycles all hanging out .... 


There is a first for everything, and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that we put ourselves out there this year to walk in the parade and let our fun side shine.  Now, don't be scared by our frightening looks, it's out there.  That is black paint friends and a whole lot of it as we painted ourselves from head to toe!!


 The theme of our group was Dothraki from Games of Thrones.  I don't watch this show, but Google helped me learn we are like savages :)












It was an absolute blast and I will for sure be ready 
to rock another fun and wayyyy out there costume in 2013!!!

Did any Seattle bloggers attend the parade this year?


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses lyrics
Songwriters: Carlisle, Bob; Thomas, Randy;

There's two things I know for sure
She was sent here from heaven
And she's daddy's little girl
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes
And I thank God for all of the joy in my life
Oh but most of all

For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin' little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk beside the pony daddy it's my first ride
I know the cake looks funny daddy but I sure tried

Oh with all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every mornin'
And butterfly kisses at night

Sweet 16 today
She's lookin' like her mama a little more every day
One part woman the other part girl
To perfume and make up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world
But I remember

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin' little white flowers all up in her hair
You know how much I love you daddy
But if you don't mind
I'm only gonna kiss you on the check this time

Oh with all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every mornin'
And butterfly kisses at night

All the precious time
Like the wind the years go by
Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly

She'll change her name today
She'll make a promise and I'll give her aways
Standing in the bride room just staring at her
She asked me what I'm thinkin'
And I said I'm not sure
I just feel like I'm loosin' my baby girl
And she leaned over

Gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there
Stickin' little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk me down the isle daddy
It's just about time
Does my wedding gown look pretty daddy?
Daddy's don't cry

Oh with all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every mornin'
And butterfly kisses

I couldn't ask God for more than this is what love is
I know I've got to let her go but I'll always remember
Every hug in the mornin' and butterfly kisses
© POLYGRAM INT'L MUSIC PUBG GROUP;




Butterfly Kisses brings tears to my eyes 
as I have fond memories of my dad singing this song to me.

Happy HAPPY Father's Day to my sweet, sincere, and witty Daddeooo!!!
Thank you for always challenging me, leading by example, and most of all for your unconditional love.  Couldn't ask for anything more in a role model.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

la musica

This song makes me drive entirely toooo fast ...



I absolutely loved Rihanna's performance on the American Idol finale a few weeks ago.  Not only did she sing amazing live, but when she was dancing, I told Gabe, "I would love to have her give me a dance lesson."  HA!

And another song that never gets old!


What's your fav song right now?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What's for dinner

The Pacific NW makes a HUGE deal of Alaska's Copper River salmon ...
After hearing about it since the middle of May, I thought I'd read up on it
 to see what the fuss was about and try it out for myself!  


At $24.99 lb from Whole Foods, it's not cheap!


Link here:  What's the big deal?
The Annual Arrival of Copper River Salmon
Northwest seafood lovers have turned the mid-May to mid-June Copper River salmon season into an annual celebration. Seattle restaurateurs and markets compete to be the first to get an ice-packed shipment of the fresh salmon. Area newspapers fill with advertisements announcing availability at fine dining establishments. Local residents pay top dollar for chef-prepared creations that feature the Copper River delicacy.


Copper River Salmon are High in Omega-3 Oils
The Copper River flows in the state of Alaska. Almost 300 miles in length, this wild rushing river empties into Prince William Sound at the town of Cordova. Salmon that originate in these pristine waters are challenged by its length and its strong, chill rapids. Consequently, Copper River salmon are strong, robust creatures with a healthy store of natural oils and body fat. These qualities make the salmon among the richest, tastiest fish in the world. Fortunately, fatty Copper River salmon is good for you, as it is loaded with Omega-3 oils, which are recommended by the American Heart Association. Your heart is not the only part of your body that benefits from salmon consumption: studies have found that fish oil can help combat such ailments as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer and migraines.



Fresh copper river salmon with asparagus, peppers, and onions ... I love clean eating!!  I must say it is quite delicious and have learned the perfect way to cook it thanks to a dear friend Jamie who is a big salmon connoisseur :)   The final verdict, A+


***Don't forget to enter the VODA swim giveaway HERE
Must enter through Rafflecopter to earn entries!! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

VODA SWIM Giveaway

Happy Monday friends.  I am SO very excited to be hosting another fabulous giveaway from one of my sponsors ...

Last year, to kickoff summer, I had the privilege of reviewing the Voda Swim Turquoise Envy Push Up® Tiger's Eye Stone Bikini which you can check out here.  And, they were AMA-ZING to allow me to review another swimsuit of theirs and host a giveaway for one of you to win!



"Voda Swim is a new concept in bikini design. The magic is in a new patent pending Envy Push Up bikini top created by international model Yulia. Where ordinary bikini cups sag and wrinkle, Voda Swim bikini tops create perfect bikini breasts! Taking it as a personal challenge to design a high-fashion bikini design that would make the most of the smallest assets. The secret is in the fit and a little hidden magic in the form of a soft and pliant enhancer that cups the breast, giving a full, rounded contour, with a natural bouncy movement. The cup shape insures a perfect fit providing support and shaping. The Envy Push Up top visually increases the bust size by up to two cup sizes and provides great lift and support! The curves and contours are utterly natural, the lift and cleavage are flawless."


Here are a few styles I loved:

   







I chose the Envy Push Up ® Natural Stone Halter in Indigo Shimmer, which is their best selling color for 2012 thus far.  Their selection is much larger this year and The Envy Push Up line is available in bikinis, tankini, monokini, and a one piece with numerous print options.  I personally am a 34D and a size 26/27 in designer jeans, and I got a Large top and Medium bottom and am super pleased with the fit and material.  

Here I am in a simple Victoria Secret string bikini  ...

and trying on my Voda Natural Stone Halter - Love, Love, Love!

Voda suits are so reasonable priced at $66-$79 for the bikini top and $44-$58 for the bikini bottom depending on the model.  I will be providing all of my readers a 10% off code for those of you that want to take advantage of getting a suit at a discount at the end of the giveaway, but be sure to enter the Rafflecopter and earn your entries for this Voda Swim giveaway.  

Good luck, it will end at midnight on 6/10/2012.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free usingTomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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