Thursday, July 21, 2011

Farmers Market Love

I feel like I have mentioned the Farmer's Market in previous posts but never officially wrote a post about my area Farmer's Market. 

Now - the Farmer's Market doesn't know that I am writing about it and I would rather not tell the entire world wide web exactly where I live (wink) so I am sorry - but I am just going to have to tell you that it is in your BEST interest to find your area Farmer's Market and utilize it as MUCH as possible. 

We love this Farmer's Market. It is a part of our weekend routine because it gives us the opportunity to purchase sooo many fruits and veggies (and more) with such little money! 

Hubs is my list*holder while I bag! We love this shelf of spices! Less than $3 for each of these HUGE bottles! We bought Cayenne Pepper for Chicken with Avocado Lime Salsa (will post that recipe later this week)! 

Had to add a little loving in here! He was sleeping when we came home and then started whining while I set up for the picture below. He just wanted hugs!

So we normally spend less than $40 at the Farmers Market but this week they had Coconut Milk, Almond Milk and Chicken Broth! Normally these each cost more than $4 at the Grocery store but instead we got these for $2.99 each. 

I adore this Farmer's Market. It's open year round and it helps me to be so much healthier. After we stop at the Farmer's Market and buy our fruits and veggies, we drive across the street (yes, directly across the street) to the Grocery Store and get our meats! It's the best $$ saver ever!

Ok - Plug over! I promise that Farmer's Markets across the world have no idea I am writing this (wink). I just really really love my area Farmer's Market!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Roebling Weekend!

Hi Everyone!

I am sorry I have been so MIA recently. However - I have LOTS to update you on this week!

First - Saturday was the 2nd Annual Roebling Museum Car Show! My Father-In-Law put it together and you can see the article for the show here.

Two of my sister-in-laws and I were responsible for selling water. We basically rode a Gator around for 4 hours making money for the museum! It was SUCH a beautiful day and everyone had a great time! Here are some pictures for you (disclaimer: they were taken with my iPhone):

This one was taken by my Father-In-Law (too good to be a phone pic :))

Me, Christiane and Diana; aka The Gator Girls

Roebling Museum's American Flag. Picture filtered with Instagram

Look at that beautiful smile!

He always humors my picture taking .... hahaha

Pointing to their branch of the tree (and Rob just thinks we are crazy)!

It was an awesome and perfect day! If you are in the Jersey Area - you should plan to come next year!! 

Friday, July 15, 2011


Had all my tests done today. We will know Wednesday what the deal is.

P.S. We are on our way to see HP 7.2! Yay!
P.P.S. We have a big day planned tomorrow at the Roebling Museum in Roebling, NJ. If you are in the area and like vintage automobiles, you should come!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Broken Heart?

I am sorry I have not been posting much.

I've been having some very strange health issues. I actually spent my Friday afternoon/evening in the ER getting a whoooole lotta tests done. 

I am ok but my chest is just going through some really strange twinges and weird movements. 

My doctors thought it was a pulmonary embellism (that's how I ended up in the ER), then they thought it was my lungs, now it's my heart. 

Tomorrow I go to the doctor and get hooked up to a heartbeat monitor for 24 hours, then Friday I am using a Personal Day so I can get a stress test done (awwwesome) and an echocardiogram. 

I'm sure everything will turn out all right. My new cardiologist already said that he doesn't think there is any need to worry - but we shall see. I have my fingers and toes crossed (so does hubster). 

I promise I will post some more this weekend. I miss you all oh so much!

But I have to give you a picture of this little man before I go ... he's too precious for words.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4th Weekend

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend! 

Friday afternoon we left to go camping with some dear friends. I have loads of pictures to share with you!
We actually camped Friday night and Saturday night with a HUGE storm that came through Saturday night. The entire tent got SOAKED inside and out. So waking up Sunday morning was less than lovely and required a quick clean up considering that there was more rain still coming! (ick)

Here are pictures of the good friends, food and times we had!

Eric our Camping Chef!

I <3 those eyes {and him of course}

The guys doing the cooking.

Rob was making his pizza and five-starred my butt with flour!!!

Ellie with our Kabobs!

mmm mmm Good

I look like a mess (that's what no shower in 2 days does to you!)

Garrett's side eye!

We also played a little with my camwow Application! Hahaha. Pretty in pink.

So after we left our amazing camping adventure (we have actually done this for the past ten years except for one year that we missed), we went out to breakfast and said our goodbyes. It was sooo great to see everyone! 

Sunday night when we went to my parents house to pick up my beautiful puppy dog and visit with them.  My dad and sister just returned home from being in Austria for a week. My sister is an amazing Opera singer who was in a competition in Vienna for the week. Unfortunately she did not win, but she's amazing anyway! <3

Then on Monday we spent the fourth of July with my in-loves! Spent the afternoon at the pool with the puppies, had an amazing dinner together, and then enjoyed some fireworks! Here are some pictures from    the fourth of July!

Beautiful NJ Sunset!

Kevin & Freddy!

Guiness' haircut!

Diana and Oscar!

Sunset via instagram (follow me - I'm @ jdarby23)

Gloria and Freddy!

Rob and his Dad setting 'em off!

I hope everyone had a beautiful and safe fourth of July! I certainly did!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Operation Dog House: Day 4

I have so much to update you all on! We went camping over the weekend and now today we have amazing 4th of July plans with my in-laws. 

But first, I want to tell you about what happened on Thursday of last week; day 4 of Operation Dog House. 


I gave him the new bone in the morning and when we got home, everything was in it's place except for 1 sandal which Guiness didn't even chew! He just moved it to the couch to lay with it (hahaha. ew). 

So we are officially a crate free home right now. 

I am not holding my breath that things will go perfectly next week, but at least now we know that it can be done! 

And of course, Happy 4th of July everyone! 
I hope you are enjoying it with your family and friends!