Apples 101

20 09 2008

Want to add some spice to your room without going anywhere but the grocery store? Try this tip:

I had a basket of apples that nobody was eating. So I decided to stick them with wooden skewers and place in a flower arrangement.

It looked so pretty that I rummaged through some old plates and set the table.

Here is a before photo:


Try this trick at home with apples, pears, oranges, lemons or small pumpkins.



20 Little Things I Treasure in Autumn

1. Cool weather

2. Pumpkin Spice Air freshener

3. Jumping in piles of leaves

4. Pumpkins

5. Halloween

6. Texas State Fair

7. Apple Pie

8. Wearing Jeans & Boots

9. Chili

10. Football Season

11. Visiting Family

12. Flannel Sheets

13. Hot Apple Cider

14. My Birthday!

15. Playing Outside & Riding Bikes

16. MOPS (mother’s of preschoolers) starting

18. Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows

19. Candles

20. Eating outside on the patio

Post your 20 little things and add your link to Melissa’s Inspired Room site. Melissa- I LOVE the Pumpkin book I won! Thanks so much:-)



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iPhone Camera

17 08 2008

I’m testing photos from my iPhone. They turned out better than I thought. Pics are NOT good at night or inside with limited light. If you get a shot outside with nice light, they are good enough to use for the web when you don’t have your “real” camera handy.

Here is a sample of what happens inside. Photos turn out very grainy and red.

I’m looking at this photo and can’t get over how different my daughter looks from me! She has such huge dark eyes like her daddy. But she is a ham and silly like her mom. My little goofy girl who loves to draw, sing and dance. Gotta love it!!


If you don’t hold the iPhone totally still, it will be blurry like this.

(Another goofy pic of cutie pie)


I’ll still cart my Canon around with me. I wish Apple had made the camera better, but I guess you can’t have it all. There has to be something that makes you want to buy the next generation right?


9 08 2008

I finally got an iPhone 3G. As you might know I’m an Apple freak. I’ve got 3 macs in my house and now excited to have an iPhone to connect to them all. It all started when my Dad gave me his original Mac from 1984. I feel so old… I think I was the only girl I know who had a personal computer in high school and throughout the early years of college. Wow, times have changed!!

With kids in tow, I strolled over to the Apple store yesterday around 12:30 pm. I thought I’d get the 3G, then take them for lunch. I couldn’t believe there was a LINE outside the store to purchase the iPhone. Crazy! After getting in this line, I learned it was at least an hour wait, then 20 minutes to set it up. Eeek… the kids will starve and for sure start whinning, crying, then tantrums. I turn around, 6 more people just got into line!! I can’t leave now!! I want my iPhone!! Search the diaper bag for treats. Cookies, that will satisfy my kids for at least 15 minutes right? After about 25 minutes in line and entertaining my kids, I realize my phone is not eligible for a free upgrade. Which means, I have to pay double for the dang iPhone! Ugh. I look behind me, about 20 people behind me now… I’m in… not leaving! I’m a sucker!!! 

So after all that. (the kids were surprisingly VERY well behaved.) I did get inside the Apple Store and get my cool new phone. It was worth it! I highly recommend getting one even if you aren’t a Mac user. It’s just so easy to use. My 5 year old son already knows how to use it and even told me about a free light saber application. I guess one of his teachers at gymnastics camp had this! ha. I love the Facebook application and web sites load pretty fast.

The only bad thing about this phone is I’ll have to hide it from my kids because they think it’s a toy. I give it 2 thumbs up!!