pure bliss...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

do you ever need a break from work?...yes I did!~ this trip has been a great way to unwind, slow down, take care of us.

break from camera over...I love love to get out and just shoot. Looking forward to some upcoming workshops/seminars while I'm here to re-charge, re-focus my creativity into a great 2012.

Today my lovely kidlets, with a bribe of going to the farm, were my sweet little models. We loaded up the van and headed to the Schneff farms in Queens creek AZ, we love this amazing little place. Animals, trains, peach trees, gardens and more...and its free! We showered, blow dry, curled and basically just got ready to set out on our little adventure. Grady was thrilled to be heading to the farm. He loves this place. while here before I was eager to come back with camera and check out all the nooks and cranny's of places to take photos. They did amazing my little models. Best part for me it got me excited again to get back behind the camera and create some memories... (**my Carrigan doesn't need any bribes...she loves to be in front of the camera~she picked her outfit and did her own hair~love her stylish self)
and yes to see the peach trees in bloom...they will have peaches in may:) so jealous...I love arizona!
Happy Sunday to all!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

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{Arizona} family adventures

Monday, February 13, 2012

for the past two years we have taken up spending an extended vacation in ARizona. We love love the warm sunny days here!~ our spring/summer and fall is always very busy for us. With my hubby and I being self-employed winter is our slower time. Our balance in our life is to escape for some quality family time. We are the type of personality that we need to leave our house to have a break. We still find ourselves working while here but on a much lesser level. Its great to be able to catch up with each other and play with our kids. 
Last year we worked on tennis...this year we've added swimming. We have a house with our own pool. Its been amazing. My children are progressing farther than they ever would with lessons. 
We even added a little trip to disneyland. We were joined their by Grandpa and Nana. We loved our day at Disneyland. We rocked it for over 10hours with no meltdowns. Then we brought back G&N to our "holiday house" in AZ. We loved having them here with us and sad to see them leave. We still have 3 more weeks of our time here. Looking forward to some more great days by the pool, tennis court and just hanging out. 
We've taken in a phoenix coyotes/calgary hockey game, road trips to Disneyland, checked out Palm Springs, Mesa flea market, Apache trail, Ostrich farm, schneff farms, eaten many amazing mexican meals,  and many more amazing sights.
This trip so far I've taken a break from hauling around my DSLR camera around...and chosen my iPhone and p&shoot camera to enjoy the time with my family and not worry about spending time behind the camera as much. I great way to recharge.
Enjoy the photos.
Anyone going to disneyland...stay tuned for tips from the Watson's to make it an amazing trip. things we learned.
enjoy your day...smiles, Tammy

ps as I work on this...Kent is helping the girls with their math homework. Love listening to them learn something new. last week was our week off of school this week they are back at their homework...then off for tennis:)

Tea post

Friday, February 3, 2012

at the wedding expo...I had many of you ask where I found the muslin tea bags. I searched high and low to find a economical place to purchase these. CLICK HERE for link to bags and also to a great site for tea. The tea favour I was handing out included a mixture of Green Tea and Chai Tea. Mmmmm my favourites combines to make a warm and tasty treat. To stamp on the bags I used Staz-on ink which can be purchased at most craft stores. If looking for this as a wedding favour why not search around etsy and get a custom stamp designed for your day. Go to etsy and type in the search custom wedding stamps...loads of amazing ideas.

below is my crew who love to craft with me...stamping bags. It was a time consuming activity to stamp and then fill. 

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