Showing posts from March, 2012

Spring Wreath

I've been looking at posts and Pinterest of beautiful Spring and Easter decorations and I figured it was about time that I did something to welcome the new season.
Now, it really does not feel like Spring here in South Florida - more like the middle of summer but the calendar says Spring - so let's pretend the temperatures are in the 70's and not pushing 90 - okay???
I put this wreath together one night a couple of weeks ago and did not take the first picture, but it really was not hard to do.  

I took a standard grapevine wreath from Walmart and a couple of sprigs of faux forsythia and about ten minutes later I had the wreath.  
I didn't use my glue gun at all - just cut the sprigs off the main stalk and stuck them in the wreath.

Last fall Mountain Man installed a hook on our metal front door to hang my fall wreath from - so, to get a wreath to hang in the correct place, I have to add ribbon and then the ribbon has to hang on the front of the door - thus the bow to co…

Oh My - Another Award!

Wow !  I can't believe I've received another award in two days!  If this keeps up I'm going to get a big head - NOT!  I am honored that two lovely ladies have given me two different awards in the past couple of days.  It has been a tough week for me, so this has really made my day.

Now, on to the Liebster Blog Award -

Oh my - winning an award is HARD work!

Woot! Woot!  I was awarded this fabulous award today by Priscilla at Thrifty Crafty Girl today!  I'm so excited -- I have never received an award like this before and it couldn't come at a better time for me.  You need to check Priscilla out - she has some great projects and recipes!

So, here are the rules -
1. Add the award to your blog. 2.  Thank the blogger that gave it to you. 3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below) 4.  List the rules. 5.  Award to 15 bloggers. 6.  Notify the 15 of the award by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay - so let's begin.
1.  Add the award to your blog  - did that (see above)
2.  Thanks the blogger that gave it to you - heh, Priscilla - thanks so much, I'm super excited!
3.  Mention seven random things about yourself.  Well, that is a little bit of a chore, but here we go -
 I'm cheap - I hate buying anything at full price - in fact, I won't buy clothes for myself if it isn't on sale!  (I will buy for Mountain Man - bu…

My New Kitchen - Part 1

The next space in our house remodel that I would like to show you is our kitchen; however, there are so many pictures that I decided that I would divide it up into two posts - This post will show what the kitchen looked like before and the process we went through.

Now, before I go any further, these first pictures are pictures of pictures - so the quality is pretty bad.  However, I wanted you to see what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house.

Isn't the wallpaper just bea-U-ti-ful???  Not!  Then put that awful wallpaper with "peachy - pink" cabinets!  Well, let's just say that something HAD to be done!
This is a side of the kitchen that had 'some' of the angled walls - remember I have said that none of the walls in this house were straight - this included the kitchen. (BTW, isn't my son-in-law cute?) In the background was the space that was suppose to be the dining room.

Now you can see where Mountain Man took the cabinets out and placed them in the…

Southwest Taco Pie

Good Tuesday morning to you!  I know that it a little rare for me to be doing a post on Tuesday - but maybe this is something that I can start.  Posting a recipe on Tuesday might be something you would like?  I'll look at the response of today posting and see if you like this idea.

Now, let's get down to the nitty gritty.  Southwest Taco Pie - it really is a simple recipe to fix - and if your family likes Mexican/Southwestern food this should become a staple in your recipe file.  I found this recipe on the Food Network site back in 2005, so I'm not sure if it is available now.  They have the prep time as 20 minutes and the difficulty as "Easy" and I would agree with both statements.

This is all the ingredients except the ground beef and salt and pepper.  So, you can see - there aren't a whole lot of ingredients you need.  (As I look at his picture I think that I could be a good advertisement for WalMart - but, I have found that they make a good product for a le…

Monday Menu

Happy Monday everyone - hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  It has been interesting around here!  I spent most of Saturday working on projects for "the" baby shower - and I plan on sharing some of the decor this week (I just can't wait!) - but that will be on Friday, so be sure to check back in to see some of the pretty stuff!

Okay, now about the menu.  Last week we did a pretty good job.  I told you last week that we were having company on Thursday so I switched some things around, but we stayed with what was going on during the week.  As a review - this is what was planned:
   Monday- Country Ribs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans Tuesday - Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread Wednesday - Tangy Chicken, Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Thursday - Southwest Taco Pie Friday - Movie Night, Homemade Pizza Saturday - Chef's Choice Sunday - Ham w/Great Northern Beans, Cornbread

This is what we actually ate on each night:

Monday - Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread Tuesday - Baked Chicken, Mashed P…