Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yummy! Halal! and Gummy!

I know I've been away from blogging for a long time but life has been so busy and hectic.  I'm trying to get things under control before this baby arrives! A lot has been going on though and I just recently celebrated my 2nd wedding anniversary (July 18th) and went on a dinner cruise and had a lot of fun. I also went to NJ to visit family before that and went to the beach and had a lot of fun there too, my little "monsterette" was so afraid of the water and sand though.  I took lots of pictures and just need to find the time to upload and share them. 
Anyway, lets get to the point of this post which is actually really exciting for me.  So recently I was out with my husband and he spotted some gummy colas that were gelatin free or at least that's what he thought.  I got excited and was about to eat them until I read the infamous word "GELATIN" on it.  I pointed it out and he was just as disappointed as I was.  Most of the gelatin products on the market come from pork and being Muslim that means we can't enjoy and savor these gummy treats.  Anyway, I went online and searched for some halal products but couldn't find anything worth ordering.  Then I finally decided to checkout the Haribo website since I see their products all the time and everywhere.  Of course I was disappointed to find out from there website that the source of their gelatin is pork.  There was a light at the end of the tunnel though, they specifically mentioned that all of there products that are made in their Turkish facilities are from a 100% certified halal beef gelatin. YAY! I thought to myself!You couldn't order products from specific countries though, you just had to go ahead and order the product and then find out where it was made.  I wasn't going to risk ordering anything.  So from then on every time I'd see a Haribo product I'd flip it over and look at where it was made and yesterday i finally found 3 pounds of gummy bears that were guess what? yes! made in Turkey.  I happily grabbed them and am about to empty them in a pretty jar and place on my dining room table so that I can visually enjoy them as well as eat them all up!

Photo Credit: Haribo Website

Hope this post makes you happy as much as it made me! :)Sleep Tight and don't let the gummy bears bite!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Foyer Progress!

So this past week I've been working on painting the foyer.  I like how it's turning out so far.  It's really come a long way yet still has a long way to go.  I need to change the "not so pretty" light fixture (ugly is a strong word).  I also need to add some art to the walls and maybe a small scale piece of furniture. 
The Wainscoting took a long time because not only was there a lot of brush work involved but the previous yellowy color for some reason was in gloss.  I love the pale blue with the pure white, makes it feel light and airy when you walk in.
Here's how it looks!  Let me know what you think!

Front Door/Foyer Progress
Front Door/Foyer Before

View From front door before
View From front door After

This Pottery Barn rug is really sturdy and is a perfect piece for such a high traffic area!

Night Night,

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Photo Post: At The Rose Garden!

So I've been editing pictures lately and like I said before "I Love Roses" so here's my latest edits.  These are available for print.  Email me if you're interested in buying some of these prints.  Hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Night Night,

I'm Actually printing some for me to display on top of my living room shelving unit!

Friday, July 1, 2011

My facebook Photography Page

Ok so I added new photos of my little monsterette on my photography page! 

I'm also updating the album "At The Rose Garden" and these pictures will be available for print for those that are interested! 

To view my photography please click the picture below and become a fan!  Night Night