Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A long time ago I designed a logo that I used for almost everything imaginable. For the blog, some cards and even a t-shirt. I used the t-shirt several times during bake sales or special occasions. Since the logo wasn’t professionally done it just didn’t work well for the t-shirt or other promo products. Let’s just say that you could tell it was not quite well done.
My friend Katie from Katie’s Cucina was having a giveaway for a $30 gift card that I fortunately won. Yay! The gift card was for a t-shirt of your choice from Fibers.com. Fibers.com have a wide variety of already designed shirts that would have easily made the cut, but they also have an option that is for custom designs. Where you download your design and they make your t-shirt with it.
Knowing that there was a big need for a better t-shirt that represented my blog properly it was a no-brainer that the custom option was the best one for me. I knew that I needed professional help, and fast, so I went to an expert in the topic; Lindsay (aka “my awesome designer”). The best decision I made in a long time. Here is the logo for my t-shirt. Hope you like it as much as I do.
My shirt option was a jersey. I just love jerseys, it screams “comfortable” to me. I went with the black sleeves, but also love the pink sleeve option. Maybe, for my next custom shirt! What do you think?
If you are in need of a shirt that can express your words or in need of putting your brand out there, then look no further because here is Fibers.com a company that you will love. With 100% satisfaction guarantee and they also have the best staff in the world!
Disclosure: Jersey purchased with gift card won on giveaway. Comments on Fibers.com are all my own.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
While our visit in Savannah, GA we where eating and eating constantly. That’s what a road trip is all about anyways, right?
It all started at the hotel, with breakfast. It included oatmeal, waffles, biscuits, chicken, gravy, some fruit, orange juice, and my favorite coffee. Comfort Inns and Suites by Carlson had many more breakfast options, we kept it cool with the ones listed and showed in the picture here.
Our dinner was in the very anticipated restaurant, Lady & Sons. I ordered a dish a la carte, Crab Stuffed Portobello, which I loved. My husband and girls went with the buffet, they are not very southern comfort food fans, but they all agreed that the fried chicken was their favorite.
I even took a picture with Paula Deen (it’s just a joke, it’s not really her). The restaurant is connected to her store, (like a gift shop kinda store) and they have Mrs. Paula in cardboard and ready for a close-up picture with all her fans (like me). Cute, right? I thought so too.
After dinner we went around town and had some of the local sweets. Like Leopold’s Ice Cream, this is the best ice cream I have ever had. That should say it all! I had a coffee chocolate chip, one of my girls had a Leopold’s birthday cake scoop and the other had a peanut butter chippy. They had the perfect sweetness and where very creamy. The kind of place you can go to on a daily basis.The food blogging community is a real blessing, my friend Katie (from Katie’s Cucina) recommended a place to eat and I’m so glad she did. Spot on with the food! It’s Zunzi’s Express and it’s just that, (express food). But, don’t let the word express fool you, this is gourmet food. It’s in the corner of a building and the orders are taken through an open window and there is some seating on the side of the building for those that wish to eat right away.
Mr. L had the Conquistador Sandwich and I had the Salmon Salad, out of this world good! We are looking forward to returning to Savannah for more of their food. Thanks Katie for introducing us to Zunzi’s, you rock!
After that amazing lunch we needed some dessert. Plus, we needed something sweet for the road towards North Carolina. Our next stops were places I had on my list for a while now.
Two Smart Cookies
(pictures courtesy of Paloma Lopez)
The cookies are scrumptious. The iced cutout cookies were my favorite choice from the box we got for the road. They are very soft and not too sweet, just perfect.
Byrd’s Famous Cookies
Byrd’s Famous Cookies have a lunch menu. We had eaten by the time we came here, but we do wish to taste their food next time we drive to Savannah. This is on our list to try on another trip!
We also had some gelato at Cafe Gelatohhh.
(some of the pictures above where taken from an IPhone4)
The flavors where chocolate, peanut butter, banana pudding and my gelato was cafe mocha. Had to have my coffee of the day somehow. We also noticed that they offer meals too, another place to try next time we are in town.
While driving back home we stopped in Savannah for some lunch. We wanted to eat somewhere new and believe it or not, we had never eaten in Cracker Barrel. This is great home style cooking and we all (as a family) loved it. Can’t wait to go back.
(Pictures taken from an IPhone4)
Mr. L had the Grandpa’s Country Fried Breakfast the girls had some breakfast and Mac & Cheese from the kids section. I had the Homestyle Chicken and it was perfection in every sense of the word. The chicken was juicy and the mac & cheese was creamy. Loved it all!
Savannah Ga, has lots to offer in history and food. This is one of those towns that you need time to visit and taste. We enjoyed the stay and are counting the days for another road trip.
Soon, a post about our journey to North Carolina. Road trip continues.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The road trip continues within the Historic Area of Savannah, GA. Today we took the Old Town Trolley Tours, which for me was the best money spent in Savannah (not including the food expenses, those were all worth it). This tour transportation takes you all over the Historic Area and gives you a bit of the history around the many squares in town (24 of them as I recall). Which have unique aspects to it, some have fountains, statues, famous houses and churches. We also enjoyed the humor of our tour lady, she was full of sparkle and fun attitude.There was a saying that the colors had meanings, it had something to do with ghosts.
During our tour we made a stop at the Forsyth Park and had a snack in the park. It was a nice break. We were a bit tired and very hot. But, can I just say that when we finally saw the Forsyth Fountain we got energized (somehow). This place is gorgeous, like magical.
Savannah has many historic landmarks indeed and this post is not going to be one to tell you everything about Savannah, GA. If so we’ll be here all day and I’m sure you have other things to do, right?
My daughter got aboard the photo craze I was in and took many, many pictures. Pictures of everything in her way, but I want to keep this post easy for your eyes and won’t drive you all crazy with all that. That is why the road trip experience is being divided into parts, to ease your reading experience. Hope you all enjoy the journey!
If you wish to know more about this amazing city I suggest you pack up, travel there and make memories with your loved ones, like we did. But, one thing I do wish for you to take away with you after reading this post is that a road trip is worth every penny and the memories you make with your family is priceless.
We intended to take the Dolphin Magic and take a closer look at those amazing creators, but the weather was against us. It was not only raining, but thundering and lightning. We got a rain check, so this tour is on our to do list for the next time we are in town. That means we are coming back to Savannah!!!!
Since the weather was not letting us move around town freely we decided to head back to the hotel, shower and rest for a while. We had reservation for dinner at Lady & Sons restaurant. A very anticipated moment for me.
This is the 2nd part of our family road trip. Next, everything we ate in Savannah, Ga. That is going to be a treat that y’all will love.