Friday, April 26, 2013

InstaFriday. Cause it's been too long.

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It's been far too long since I've linked up Floral+Ivory with Jeanett over at LifeRearranged. But I finally managed to throw together my Insta's from the past few weeks, yay me!
And PS - Jeanett has something super special on her blog this week, especially close to my heart and my family, so if you have a moment, check it out. Right here! It's so amazing what the power of a simple link can do - you'll see what I mean by checking out Jeanett's post (and searching the post for Agro Towers!!....we're like famous, or something!) 

Anyway, back to my Insta's. As many of you know, I recently started a new job at NAU (Northern Arizona University) and I LOVE it. Mostly because I can wear my leopard print, with my polka dots and colored demin and no one thinks I'm crazy :)

A wee little snap shot of the view from the dirt bike ride that Sam and I went on a few weekends ago. It didn't need any of those stinkin filters or sepia tone, it's pretty all on it's own!

And then our 20 mile walk in the woods, 2 weekends ago. This was our campsite. I believe I posted this picture already, but if you want to read more or see more pictures from my first overnight backpack trip, you can find that here.
I need to take a little time out to say THANK YOU to our good friends, the Clay and Shawnacy for letting us borrow those wicked awesome chairs and the pad for sleeping, it would have been yucky without those! 

Back at home, I finally took a moment to clear away the crap that was on my mantel. Since it we moved in, it's been a place to store any thing decorative that didn't have a home. So it had turned into a slew of mismatched candles, candle sticks, books, art prints, horseshoes.... and other random things that didn't belong. So I shopped the house for my pretty blue mason jars, some vintagey books, and milk glass to make this a neater, prettier sight for us. And without spending a dime, I'd say it doesn't look half bad!

Again, work outfit. Same pants as the previous work outfit photo (from Target, BTW.) With my amazing bunting necklace and sweet buckle flats. (also from Target.) Just too much cute to not take a pic!

Little brother, Weston finally got himself a MAN truck! We're super excited for him and proud of him for making a wise choice in truck purchase -- no financing here!

You guys. It was 70...seventy! degrees here last weekend. Finally! So back to work on the back yard - priming the fence so we can make it one solid color, rather than 3 or 4 mistmatched colors. Planting our veggies and getting rid of the weeds. We're ready for some BBQ's!

Oops, out of order. This one belongs back up with the picture from riding a few weekends ago. Can't remember the name of this little lake, but it's supposed to be chock full of great fish!

Really big news for Floral+Ivory - we made our 10th sale last week! I know, that's not exactly record breaking sales or profit. But it's pretty exciting. I've been hoping to get numbers up with wedding season being here, but I'm not really sure how to market it to brides.  Any ideas?? or even ideas for products?

The photo below was my first rendition of a mongrammed cake topper. Which turned out wonderfully!

You know what's awesome. When it's your second week at a new job, and you can't get back from lunch on time because your battery dies...sweet. Luckily my awesome hubby was right around the corner and was able to get me up and running again. But what a pain. Thank goodness it wasn't snowing or raininy!

Within the past year, Sam and I have finally found our wine tastebuds. We even joined some wine clubs, cause we're winos like that now...obvs. Anyway we've got some questions from friends recently about why we chose the wineries that we did. So here's a little explaination: first off, we joined Tobin James, James' Gang on a whim while tasting in CA last August. (That might have been a wine induced impulse purchase) But what we like about the James' Gang is that we get 8 bottles, twice a year, of REALLY good wine. Plus a great gift is included in the package - this time it was a fancy shamancy corker. We also like that tasting is free at Tobin James, no matter what.

We decided to join a local Arizona winery and have so far not been as impressed. It's more money, less bottles, and not as tasty. Plus they use synthetic corks, so I can't even craft with them... hmmmpph.  So, if you're looking to join something fun and delicious, we reccommend Tobin James.

Lastly, what's a InstaFriday without a cute Insta of our pooch? This was the morning of our hike, she obivously didn't want to get out of bed....yes she's a bed sleeper, and we like it that way. Don't judge.

Happy Friday, friends!

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