Journey toward happiness

February 27, 2009

Hello my sweet, sweet North Carolina

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tara @ 12:04 pm

I got up this morning at 7 am and made it to the DMV by 7:35 am. There were already a dozen people waiting when I arrived. A few minutes after 8 am, we were all notified that we would be there a long time. The office can only have 3 stations open per day, due to budget restraints. Luckily, I was 3rd in line for out-of-staters. By 9:30 I was an official citizen of Charlotte, NC and on my way to another DMV. After that stop, I owned my vehicle(thanks dad!). Ruby is finally mine! Woohoo!

Just wanted to share.

Have a beautiful day!


February 24, 2009

Some artsy pics

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tara @ 12:59 pm

Just playing around with different textures and editing.  There are 10 black and whites in the “Greenhouse” series. I am thinking about having them framed.





 And of course, I had to get some new pics of the babies. Zeke was so good and did everything I asked. I usually can’t get a good picture of him. Maybe he is finally ready for his hollywood debut.


ky-visit-feb-08-068Enjoy and stay warm out there!


February 23, 2009

Good times in KY

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Tara @ 2:45 pm

I had a great time visiting everyone in Kentucky last week. I am really glad to be back home though. The drive back to NC was exhausting!

I have been trying to get a good pic of the “Welcome” sign for awhile now. I finally got it!



 I am tired. More later.


February 12, 2009

Redbuds and buttercups

Filed under: Charlotte — Tags: , — Tara @ 9:45 pm

Okay, I know that I live in the south now, but should redbuds and buttercups be blooming in February?




February 4, 2009

New favorite

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tara @ 10:58 am

I found this blog through Pioneer Woman’s site. It is def. my new favorite. Check it out!

Much love,


February 3, 2009

What did you serve for the BIG Game?

Filed under: Charlotte, recipes, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Tara @ 9:08 pm

We had a few friends over and decided to do a wing cook off.  We started off with Tasty Onion Rings  with the Southwest Dipping Sauce. Then it was on to the wings. I made The Best Wings Ever The other wings were delicious also, but needless to say,  I won the cook off. Thank you Stubb’s! 

We also had Becki’s Pickles(if you all leave comments, then I might give you the recipe), NC Style BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, Rotel cheese dip, and Twinkie Cake(another one of Becki’s fabulous recipes). I swear I gained 10 pounds that day.

And I forgot to mention the homemade waffles, bacon, and sausage links that we had for breakfast. I can officially say that I am sick of eating. We will be eating salads and veggies all week after that binge.

So, tell me what you binged on and make sure to leave the recipes.

Play on Players,


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