Here are a few more images from Kevin & Janelle's wedding . . . don't they look beautiful? :)
August 24, 2011
I bought this oatmeal thinking I could whip some up real quick for breakfast. But when I read the instructions, it says you have to prepare it the night before to eat it in the morning. Well that hasn't happened yet. But I'm excited to try it with molasses.
Finished screen printing a few sew in tags for Julie. Then we are off to New York for a few days, to show Cisco's cousin Luis around the city. It seems like we've been visiting the city quite a bit lately, and that makes me happy.
Enjoy the last few days of summer, they seem to be going quickly.
August 19, 2011
August 18, 2011
Remember this chocolate? Well I used one bar and mixed it with a few different bitter and dark chocolates I had in the house and made some brownies! Between the three of us, (Luis, Cisco & I) they are gone!
Stopped by this farmers market the other day and picked up a few veggies. It's a pretty small one, not too many options, but sometimes that's nice.
Today is gorgeous! Cisco cut the grass yesterday. I love how it looks and smells. So Koali and I are working outside in the yard today. She's chewing on some sticks and I'm editing photos.
AND my Spanish lesson went well today.
August 16, 2011
I just realized that I've seen quite a few movies lately.
The Tree of Life, this movie was absolutely GORGEOUS, truly inspiring imagery, that being said, very disappointed in the story line or lack thereof.
The House of Yes, I am a huge Parker Posey fan, so I pretty much love whatever she does. My fav. probably being Broken English. This movie is really strange and a little disturbing, but if you like dark humor it's pretty funny.
Pretty Persuasion, another strange dark humored movie, sort of Welcome to the Dollhouse - esq, but not quite.
Anyway, I've been relocating (painting, cleaning, etc.) to my new office down the street and taking Spanish lessons twice a week. & I'm almost done editing this wedding above :)
August 10, 2011
August 5, 2011
I just made lunch. Everything bagel, vegetable cream cheese, smoked salmon, heirloom tomatoes, red onions, arugula, and capers. Yum!
The flowers are for Mark & Cindy, tonight. One of Cisco's neighborhood friends growing up has an amazing set of parents. Both, who always come down and hang out with us on First Fridays. Cindy sells beautiful pottery in the shop (and hopefully will open an etsy shop soon) and Mark plays the guitar. It really wouldn't have been the same with out them.
Sadly it will be our very last first friday event at our gallery 221 STATE STREET. It was a hard decision to make, but after lots of thought we decided that we no longer want to run the shop downtown. It was a blast while it was open. We met so many amazing people, lots of talented artists and made some new friends. It was great to see the local support we have around here. At the moment I just feel I don't have enough time or energy that a business like this needs. So we wanted to do one last summer show and then close our doors. Of course Alana Davis Photography & Humunuku Shoppe are still going to be around. (Actually the office is just moving a few doors down the street to 442 State Street) but we will no longer have an open to the public gallery and shop space. Cisco and I want to focus on some personal and new business goals and are very excited about new adventures in our lives.
So thank you again to all of the people who have been so generous with your comments and support. We hope to see you around soon!
August 3, 2011
August 2, 2011
Last night we went out with some new friends for authentic Chinese Hot Pot. It was SO good and so unexpected in Binghamton. It's like a little hidden jewel. A new fav. At the end this is what my fortune read: "You will stumble into the Happiness of your Life"
I'm not superstitious or anything but I do like to find good signs in my life that let me know the decisions I'm making are good ones. And I'm going to take this as one :) I'm at a very happy time in my life and I love my family (Cisco & Koali).
August 1, 2011
It was Cisco's birthday a few days ago and I always try to make him something special. He LOVES chocolate so I made a (two) magnolia chocolate cake with a chocolate Swiss Meringue icing. After seeing this photo on Martha Stewart's website I was dying to decorate a cake this way, so I improvised instead of a color gradient, I used cocoa powder.