Friday, November 30, 2007

the best broccoli

I caught the end of Rachel Ray yesterday and she sold me on smashing broccoli in with my mashed potatoes. I always buy broccoli with good intentions but it usually doesn't make it to the table. Last night I tried it and added her gouda gravy. It was really great for being so healthy so I'm passing it on!
Check it out here.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

his cuteness

Grant is really, really cute right now. Yes, he has a little ball of evil inside that has to be disciplined every 45 seconds but the rest is pure magic.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

for women only

Sorry guys, this post is for women only. I found the greatest thing and I want to pass it on. It's a little different - okay it's pretty different - but it's amazing. It helps the environment, it helps your pocketbook, it helps your discreet-ability, it helps your comfort level, and it's just awesome. It took me three months to perfect it but I think I got it now (and I'm qualified to help you too). I'm never going back. Check it out and feel free to call me!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I hope this is good

I just started changing my website over to Host Monster - I hope that was a good idea....for now you can find our old mavora page at and hopefully a new page will follow somday at On a side note - if you want any of our photography or photo cards for Chritsmas don't buy it on our smugmug site. Find what you like and e-mail us. I just don't like the print quality coming out of their shop.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

tuesday sucked

and it sucked because Monday was SOOO awesome! The 12th was our three year anniversary of the day Tim and I met (I didn't know it either). Tim took me out to the Melting Pot which I have been talking about since I saw it off McCarran a few months ago. He even got me a rose for the table. So sweet!! But then the awesome part. They bring your raw steak and shrimp and you dip it in oil to make your own scrumptious little morsels and dip them again in sauces. It was pretty great. It's a little more expensive than I thought it would be and it took a lot more work - they should give you a discount because you're the chef - but there's a lot more then just cheese going on in there. And it took us two and a half hours to eat. So if you're looking for an experience and not just a meal out I wholeheartedly recommend the Melting Pot - with locations nationwide!
I should be a food critic.
ps. I love Tim

Monday, November 12, 2007

my new fake business

I do a lot of work at home as you know. Besides washing Grant's cloth diapers every other day I do photography and a few odd design jobs but nothing was really scooting along - so I started another fake business (fake as in the work is real but the paycheck is fake). My new thing is called Big Picture Cards. I'm putting my photography on blank note cards and giving half the profits away to help aid nations of poverty around the world - mainly in Africa - that is if I make any profits. So if you like our work but don't have any empty wall space you can consider buying beautiful handmade cards that give back. You can buy them online at and I'm hoping to get them in a store here in Reno someday soon-ish. I don't have all my cards up on our site yet and it will keep growing so check back later too. Thanks for the support!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

the cowardly lion

Sorry I haven't gotten to the Halloween post yet. Besides forgetting my camera and needing to get the pictures from my mom and brother, I've been incredibly sick. I don't think I've been this sick since Tim and I got married! I guess it was my time. Here's the pictures of grant you've been waiting for. We went trick-or-treating with my brother, his wife, and kids which was a lot of fun. Grant didn't quite understand the custom. We called him the cowardly lion because as soon as someone would open the door he would run to the next house. He didn't get the candy part. But he did learn to hold his bucket like a pro and when he wasn't crying he was really the cutest thing out there.