In switching to a new hosting company last week, I had to skip out on Photo Fun Day Friday, so there are lots of pics this week! However, I have to tell you about how very excited I am about my new hosting company. I am now working with Pair Networks out of Pittsburgh, PA after a not so desirable run with another company. What really drew me to this company is their commitment to sustainable business practices and their environmental policies. All of pair Networks’ operations, including data centers, support operations, development labs, administrative facilities, and employee commutes & business travel are 100% Carbon Neutral. Additionally, pair Networks is powered by 100% renewable energy.
I urge you to check out Pair Networks and consider switching your hosting, if you are in the market. Their customer service has been amazing and they respond to all of my questions in a very timely matter, even with the 3 hours time difference. (I actually received a personal response to an email from them on a Friday night at 10pm, their time). They aren’t sponsoring me to say all of this, I am just very happy with their service so far and after being quite unhappy with my last company I know there are a lot of not so great companies in that industry, so I thought I would share.
OK, on to the photos. I first wanted to share with you, my two brand-new promo photos – aka “head shots” (that sounds so fancy) that you might have noticed here on the site. These were taken by the very talented Luke Copping, in Buffalo NY, shortly before we moved out here to So Cal. It was high time I got some pro photos for the site, for press mentions, etc and it was a really fun excuse to get my makeup done (thanks Shianne at Fawn and Fox) and feel good about myself. We also got some photos taken of Mark and I for Hero Design Studio. So happy to have some great professional photos of us, not from our wedding day! Thanks again, Luke!
OK now here’s quality you are used to – all the non-pro pics I took over the last two weeks 😉
I am in love with all the roses growing in our yard. The fragrance from this particular variety is amazing. Just cut some yesterday to bring into the house and they smell heavenly.
Jpeg enjoying his time with his daddy.
We are in full festival mode over here. We set up at the Rose Bowl Flea two weekends ago and it was great! Cannot wait to go back.
The Hero Booth at the Rose Bowl Flea.
With a 3:30 am wake up call, I of course brought some Vigilant Eats Superfood Cereal with me to the event and it was perfect. I LOVE that stuff.
Me workin’ the booth!
After working all weekend, you know we had to take a day off and head to Disneyland. Yay annual passes!!
Lettuce (and other greens) wraps have been my jam lately. I have been putting everything in them.
This is our banana tree!! I cannot even believe I have a banana tree!
When we moved to California we sold our second car with plans of buying bikes to replace it. Finally got around to doing that and it has been awesome!! I have been biking everywhere. My favorite has been cycling to the ocean for my morning run, then back home. Such an enjoyable workout.
All I have to do is sit for a minute and Seri can find a home on or near me.
Went to a Shabu Shabu restaurant here and I am officially obsessed!! Love that it is vegan/gluten-free friendly, too.
I am pretty obsessed with this delicious organic kombucha made by husband and wife companyFine Feathers Co., here in Long Beach. They make all of their deliveries around town on bike!
Some mornings this baby makes getting up nearly impossible.
I made some loquat simple syrup with some of the many loquats growing on my tree. So delicious in sparkling water.
Veggie fried rice inspired by Jeanette’s Healthy Living.
Even standing on a skateboard terrifies me. Yoga or die! 😉
The view on our morning bike ride the other day, Naples Island.
Soo very happy to have a family face visit us yesterday! Jane came for a quick visit yesterday, so I made a bit pot of Avgolemeno Soup for her. It’s her favorite.
This is what happens when Seri and I go on a walk. She just wants to lay in my lap on the grass and take it all in. She sat here forever just watching everything going on. I love it.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!
Got anything fun planned?
I love the pictures, especially the last one of you and your pup!
Those professional photos of you (and hubby) are great! You are gorgeous. Great crow pose, too. Love your friday posts.
Such a great post. Looks like living in California is agreeing with you!!! (and your dog.)
I’ll have to check out the fried rice recipe, the photo makes me drool!
I love those headshots, such a beautiful couple you guys are!! And I have so. much. lettuce, using it as a vessel to get yummies to my mouth is so genius!! Now I know what to do with it all.
I just found your blog through Free People’s blog and my my, you’re living the life! I’ve always wanted to live close to the ocean. And have a ginger cat (preferably named Schnitzel). Definitely bookmarking your blog! 😀