Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Fifi's Closet Project

I've totally been MIA all week ....so sorry ....but I came down with a nasty UTI and quite honestly I would take child birth over that crap any day! But on a more positive note I have a new project I've been working on for my ETSY Shop so let me know what you guys think! How cute are these for toys or nursery decor!

Vintage Style Baby Blocks



I created the image then cut and applied it....then sanded down the edges for a vintage look and sealed with a non-toxic sealer :) I love how they turned out but Im going to make a few more designs before I actually have them available for sale on ETSY.  I think I may do some woodland animals, vintage circus, or maybe some that form a puzzle ....or even personalized with names.  So exicted to make more !

Oh and just because I love my new 35 mm lens ...I don't know how I ever lived without autofocus.......Now my kids probably can't stand me because I'm taking twice as many pics !




 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fish Suck!

Mainly because I'm gonna break my kids heart if I tell her the 2nd fish has died. Yeah ...You read it right ....the 2nd one has died. Remember "Doggie" I posted about HERE? Well he started getting ICH which is a common fish sickness apparently, so we picked up some medicine for the tank in the pet store and he died a day later.

My poor baby cried but she said she wanted to flush him since she was his "mommy".  So I explained to her that some pets die....it's part of life ....yada yada.  Then we said a prayer and she flushed him :-(  She also told her abuela that good fish go to Heaven and bad fish go to the Toilet........HA!

So anywho.......we went back to the store last week and instead of another Beta we got a gold fish since they informed us at the store we could only get a goldfish in the tank we have since it's not heated.   This one was a pretty little red and white gold fish and they name her Ponyo...yes like the movie :)  Well sure enough this one started getting ICH too (white spots) so we tried the medicine again this morning.  Mr. V. just texted me now that Ponyo just died too! Both fish died after that medicine.  What are we doing wrong?  we made sure the temps were right and we used the water conditioner too.  They even fed her the correct amounts!  I feel so bad they are dying.  We aren't going to tell Sofia this one died but Mr. V. is going to go get a "new" Ponyo.  If this one dies......then no more fish! 

Does anyone have fish that can give me some advice?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Caught in the act!

Someone please tell me I'm not the only one who catches their 4 yr old constantly climbing on something.  Countertops, tables....the crib. You name it...she climbs it!  I can't begin to tell you how many curtains shes pulled down trying to "swing like avatar" as she says! 






Really Sofia?  A jar of coffee? Mischevous I tell ya!



Maybe I should put this little monkey in gymnastics or something...what do you think?


Friday, March 9, 2012

73 Degrees in March?

Now this is my kind of weather! Yesterday I got my new lens in the mail and with it being 73 degrees out I had to get some use out of it right away! We headed down to the playground in Weehawken right in front of NYC.

It was kinda windy...can ya tell by the hair?!?!?!?!














 And of course all park trips end like this....LOL


Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

35 mm VS. 50 mm...your thoughts?

Ok ladies with camera/lens knowledge...I need your help......or advice really.  As I stated in the last post I have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER for the lens I pre-ordered.  I wanted the 50 mm 1.8g (I already have the 50 mm 1.8d....which doesn't autofocus with my D5000)

Well it's been 2 months ....and for an impatient person like me thats TOO long! Nikon was of no help saying that since I preordered the lens.....when they do ship to my store I will be the first to get it.  Ummmm ...NO Shizz Nikon...really? That's why I preordered it .....but they have no idea when that will be.  SO ....I caved......I can't keep waiting.  I need something that will autofocus with my camera and I don't really have the $$$ to upgrade the body right now.  I can't take pics of squirmy fast moving toddlers in manual focus mode!  So I bought this ...the 35 mm 1.8g instead for about the same price

 
Any thoughts ladies?  Will I love it as much as the 50mm ?  Can any one give me a little more insight on which they like better or prefer shooting with?  Please Please Please?



Monday, March 5, 2012

Retail Therapy at Woodbury

First let me say that I'm so sorry for the lack of posting with any real substance or photos lately .....I can't seem to get out of this blog funk :( Plus I'm a bit frustrated with my camera and haven't picked it up in about a week. I have your basic entry-level DSLR (Nikon D500) and I have 2 prime lenses but the main one I use is a 50 mm lens. The sucky thing is that it doesn't autofocus with most entry level DSLR's. That coupled with the fact that my kids think when I break out the camera it's time to run all over the place = a very grouchy me with no pics :( Soooooooooo I wanted to purchase the 50mm 1.8g af-s lens which is basically the same lens but an upgrade and WILL autofocus with my camera. However I pre-oredered it 2 months ago and it's still out of stock. The store keeps telling me they're waiting for shipment from Nikon and have no idea when they will come in.  Not only that but every Best Buy in the United States is also out of stock on this lens.  Best Buy also says Nikon has been slow shipping this lens.  Seriously Nikon?  WTH? You're killin' me here!!!!!I don't really feel like ordering this lens on EBAY either from someone in Hong Kong because I will probably never get it !  So what should I do .....keep waiting ?  Or say screw it and just upgrade the camera body instead?  I dunno ....sorry for the vent but I'm pissed !  And what do you do when you are pissed........SHOP!!!!!!

So yesterday we headed out with the kids to Woodbury Commons in Upstate New York and this outlet mall is no joke!  If you live in the North East you MUST go there.  Stores there include .....Gucci, Micheal Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, J. Crew, 7 For All Mankind, Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg......just to name a few! HEAVEN right?!?!?!?!?


I bought Sofia these cute Sperry's and I think I'm gonna go back and get some for myself and for Antonio.  Sofia loves them and won't take them off! So cute!  We also went into the Disney Store Outlet and Daddy had to drag me out of there because I wanted to buy the whole store!  Especially when you have a daughter and you see her little eyes light up over all those dresses and dolls :)




They also have a Solstice Store where Alberto bought a pair of Carrera racing glasses  (whatever that means?)  for $69.  I also fell IN LOVE with a paid of Kate Spade sunglasses that retail normally for $150 for $70. I didn't buy them only because I don't wear sunglasses often enough plus I'm afraid my kids will get ahold of them and break them like they've done to every other pair.  I may still go back and get them though.  The pic on the right isn't the exact ones....but close enough :)


We were about to leave when I spotted the Yankee Candle Store and we couldn't pass it up. I bought one of the "Good Morning" fragrance jar candles. ...SMELLS DIVINE!  But honestly it was my 2nd choice.  I really wanted a "Pink Sands" candle but they were out of stock. That candle is by far my favorite! The sales lady told me it was the #1 seller last year so they sell out quick ....So I guess I will just have to go online to look for it :)






Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well ...I'm just going through all my favorite blogs and reading your updates now....Happy Monday!





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