Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Playing Pretend.

Just received these from the production director and thought I would quickly share. These are just a few snapshots of the two day photo shoot I did in February for 3M. The images will be used for their Tekk Protection product line and is meant to be a lifestyle piece for DIY home projects. I will let you know when the actual marketing is up. 

Playing a newlywed (came pretty easy) with my 'husband' Eduardo from NY.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Off to the Races...

Opus Crit Race
Another race season began for Brett about a month and a half ago...no drinking, no junk food, early nights, & a wife that seriously needs to work on keeping us both healthy. Nothing I could do (even though I desperately wish) about this though...disk degeneration, undeveloped prongs, herniated disk?! 

Brett has a pretty painful & severely injured back (he is going to kill me for posting this) that is hindering his racing and frustrating the heck out of him...he is slightly competitive in nature! This has been 'terribly-wonderful' for our marriage, as we continue to work together everyday... only one bed = resolving issues before sleep otherwise one might 'unintentionally' get kicked or elbowed.
P.S. Check out this funny article, thinking about picking up a pillow before Brett gets home...

We are crossing our fingers and saying prayers that this will be resolved (without surgery) and that he will be able to run the Twin Cities Marathon at the end of September. 

Race Season Staples: 
Peanut Butter, Chocolate Milk, Popsicles, Cereal, Pretzels & Yogurt

Yummy Granola Balls:
Simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and then use a melon baller to make bite-sized granola balls.
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
1/2 cup honey 
1/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1 tablespoon flax seed
Tip: Brett thinks they are best when they are frozen!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Into Real Estate I Go...

After a week filled with google searches, advice seeking emails, moving blankets, furnace filters & radon testing...I have finished my first closing today as an assistant! Thank goodness for such patient people. 

This was a model home that our company had owned and rented for the past couple years and it finally...and I really mean FINALLY...sold. It was so much fun meeting the family and walking through the house with them as there youngest son excitedly ran around choosing his new room. This is the reason I wan't to continue this journey into real estate...I absolutely love working with people. 

We are in the final stages of bidding out a new home for another lot in the same Orono neighborhood (bidding out = seeing what a house, currently on a piece of paper, might cost in reality). This will be another first for me and I am so incredibly excited to dive into some of the design elements...remember I work with ALL boys. 

Now....those 60 lingering hours of real estate licensing class to complete. ugh.