Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Broke but love getting out in the Arts??

FREE art events I’ll be checking out:
01/28/2011 Friday-the closing reception for The 8th Day. 7pm untill 11 or 12. 5&6 gallery 4200 Marshall way Scottsdale, AZ. My friend from high school, Colby Edwards, is showing his photography.

02/03/2011 Thursday-Opening at the Lisa Sette Gallery, 7-9pm. (This is my actual birthday, I'm not sure if I'll go, but I always love the work in this gallery).

02/09/2011 Wednesday-painter Kehinde Wiley speaking at the Phoenix Art Museum, 7pm.
02/26 &02/27/2011-Saturday & Sunday-The Ceramic Research Center’s Annual Studio Tour.  Tom will be at stop #13, but make it your first stop! 491 W. Courtney Lane Tempe, AZ 85284, he will be showing and selling work from 10am-4pm each day.  There are also many other stops to check out, the website is

02/26/2011 Saturday-Spraygraphic’s Vinyl Record Show at Hoodlum’s Music, 7-9pm.  6434 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283. If you want to be in the show just do something awesome on a record and bring it down to Hoodlums before the 23rd to submit!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

forty-seven days till we leave for London and Rome

I know I have many traveler friends who probably have wonderful pictures and advice . . . please share!

I've been reading travel websites and watching old movies, but I'm sure there's more to learn.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Five years went by so fast . . . it must be because I have such a great husband.  Our anniversary was January 7th, to celebrate we went to out to eat at St. Francis, we had never been there before (but I think I've driven past  many a time). We had decided to pick somwhere new out of Phoenix Magazine's 85 best restaurants edition.

There was about an hour wait, but we didn't mind sitting outside on the nicely heated patio.

I ordered the Forbidden Rice, I was excited to have a vegetarian meal that included more vegetables than I can usually imagine, it was good.

The traditional gift for a five year anniversary is something made of wood, so Tom got a pretty large ship's steering wheel (for his soon to be finished pirate themed patio) and I got an orange tree.  I'm excited to have oranges in the next few years from my backyard.

Here's to the next five years!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011!!

It is official . . . we have the most generous and fun friends ever. We had a house full of the best people in town on Saturday night!

I always mean to get a picture of everyone at my party, but again I failed and some awesome people are missing. Thanks to everyone who came over and for the fantastic housewarming presents!