1/18/12


In an effort to use up some gift cards (and let's be honest - to put off grocery shopping a bit longer), we decided to have a progressive dinner of sorts, using only our random gift cards. It didn't lead to the most nutritious meal, but I think it could be the start of a fun little tradition.

*Shot using our new(ish) 85mm f/1.2 lens!
*Shout out to that talented husband of mine for the new blog design! :)

53 comments:

  1. i recognize that lasagna casserole from tim hortons anywhere...so delicious!

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    1. It was my first time having it! Quite tasty!!

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  2. that's a fun idea... I like it. and your knit hat.

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  3. love your idea! sounds like such a fun outing. and the new design is so cute.

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    1. that is a mega compliment coming from you! thanks!!

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  4. I am doing the same with my sweet today.
    Not as creative endeavour but as necessity! Involves Tim's, Starbucks and Boston Pizza...

    These photos look like film...I love them. Eek! Pricy lens but worth the results and a business must have {and write off too I guess...}

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  5. everything looks delicious! how fun! you should make it a monthly date or something of the sort. great photos :))
    -jocee <3

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    1. yes! we just need to keep getting gift cards...

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  6. I love the focus on all of those photos! I'm so jealous of your new lens.

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  7. such a great idea! I always seem to find gift cards that I've forgotten about
    I recently found a $20 gift certificate to Sunshine Records from 1998! It could almost be considered vintage

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    1. i wonder if they'd still honour it? while going through my gift cards, i realized that i've lost half of my gift card to a mall in the city because it's been over a year since i got it (after a year they start taking off 2.50/month). how is that even allowed??

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  8. yay, free dinner!
    i love your toque.
    also i've been eyeing that lens for a while ... keep posting gorgeous photos like these and i'll be tempted to drop some big bucks in the near future ;)

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    1. i think you could do some beautiful things with this lens!!

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  9. 1. Love the new design
    2. I adore what you've done with this lens. These photos are gorgeous.

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  10. Tim's! DQ! and Starbucks. This is pretty funny and great.

    Nice lens!

    Stay warm in this cold snap!
    xo

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  11. Wow, you make Timmy's look all magical! :)

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  12. you guys are so creative... love it! oh, and the new blog design is great. It led me to the FAQ's and I read the story of how you two met. ADORABLE.

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  13. Digging the new blog design :) And that looks like a yummy meal!

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  14. there's something about the colours in these photos. i love them. and the gift card dinner sounds like an excellent tradition. ;)

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  15. Absolutely in love with the depth of field!!! Lovely! And hey, great new design :)

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  16. BEAUTIFUL photos. love them!

    m x

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  17. the new blog design - so sheek - good work, mike! i FB'd you asking who did it, oops, didn't read the small print heehee

    beautiful shots. if only i could get my hands on that lens ;)

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  18. don't you love free nights out? we've been enjoying our gift cards lately too. your photos are always so beautiful.

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  19. i really dig your style. and i like the good vibes i get when i visit your blog.

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  20. I soooo adore your photos. everytime I catch up on your blog I am blown away!

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  21. Your photos are gorgeous. Seriously. And Starbucks is also amazing.

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  22. What a funny but useful idea.
    That cone looks so tasty!

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  23. Diggin' the new blog design! How amazing is it to have a talented hubby to design things, eh? I like these photos, your progressive dinner looked pretty darn tasty, even if it wasn't the healthiest.
    Oh, and I noticed my site is listed under your "favorites", that pretty much made my night, thanks sweet lady! :-)

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    1. well, your blog is amazing & that's the truth!

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  24. Wonderful, beautiful photos! Love the quality of that lens. And it looks like you had a completely delightful dinner. Sometimes, you just gotta' through the rules out the window and have some ice cream.

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  25. This lens is so yummy! And the colors in your photos are always amazing!

    Love the "unpacked since" line. :)

    * Julia

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    1. mike's brilliant thinking! he's the idea man around here...

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  26. that little ice cream cone looks so delicious!

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  27. LOVE that lens and love the new design!

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  28. Awesome tradition, love it! You should throw coupons in there, too. That would mean I get to eat at Panera, then wash it down with McD's : )

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  29. looooving the photos that new lens of yours takes. i don't even know what food that is in the first photo, but it looks crazy delicious!! :)

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  30. your photos make me so happy. seriously.

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  31. Loving the new blog design - nice work, Mike! And the look of that ice-cream cone! What flavour is that underneath?

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  32. a very late comment, but i love this idea :)

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  33. Great idea, I think most of us have a tendency to hoard gift cards... You just gotta go all out sometimes! And blog facelift looks great, I'm a big fan of the "unpacked..." line

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  34. Me encanta tu blog, nos enseñas cosas ideales.
    Te sigo!

    aguamarinaestudio.blogspot.com

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