Friday, February 27, 2009


Here are some pictures of my grandparent's giant cactus.

Husband took them...they look cool.

This week I shall be Thankful for:

1. Husband

2. Blogger comments

3. Getting over our colds

4. Peace

Seating on a budget

I know most of you have seen these already but these are my chairs that I recovered.

I bought all 6 chairs from someone on craigslist for $100 bucks.

Then I recovered them and this is what they look like.
They had an ugly floral pattern before.

The moral of the story is....don't pay for expensive chairs when you have no money :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


He is a little under the weather.
I think it's his sinuses.

He is all dried out on the left side...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prize Complete!

OK Cheryl, I know you are in Dubai (so cool) but your frame is finally finished. Here is a picture of it:

It will be at your house when you get home. Thank you so much for your patience and I hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009


A survey fit for a Monday:

I saw this on sealaura's blog and I wanted to play too. So here are my answers, I am bolding the things I have done or that have happened to me :)
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (Just camping - I think that counts)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (I feel like I can't afford anything!)
7. Been to Disneyland or World
8. Climbed a mountain (Stone Mountain, GA?!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (played one on my flute...scary!)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Do my shells count?)
15. Adopted a child 1
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables (Husband has)
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I am working on Spanish)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight (I love it :)
46. Been transported in an ambulance (ridden with my sister in one)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen (something like that)
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving (NO THANK YOU!!)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - Ha ha - oh yeah.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades - I should really do this considering they are in my backyard!
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - Thanks a lot Kevin!
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Friday, February 20, 2009


I hope everyone enjoys the weekend and the weather.

I have a few tasks to complete but I will be chillin the rest of the time.

Cats are really good at that. Maybe I will take my laundry out of the dryer and lay in it like they do...

This week I am THANKFUL for:

1. Husband

2. Cash Money

3. Awesome Friends who don't even KNOW how awesome they are.

4. Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Cookies!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Want Some Thing Delicious!

I made a new recipe last night.

I make about one new meal a week.
But I usually don't post them because either I forget or I wasn't that impressed.

However, Husband and I both enjoyed this one. It is from Rachel Ray's latest magazine.
Brittany got me a subscription for Christmas because she knows how much I LOVE food!

So here it is. Very Yummy.

So, I did change some things along the way. For instance, I couldn't find cornmeal so I didn't use it. It wasn't necessay either.
The recipe calls for 2 strips of bacon - anyone who knows me is laughing because I cooked up 8 strips.
I also used less spinach and ricotta and I added onions. Basically it is a pizza so you can do whatever you want with it, right?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Getting Better All The Time

Over the weekend we cought up on a little house work.

It seems as though we are never home for the weekends so this was long coming.

But Saturday night we got an itch to do something fun, soooo...
we called up my mom and sister and made them drive down to Florida City with us to go to Alabama Jacks for some fresh seafood and some drinks.

It was so fun and spontaneous!

Then on Sunday we relaxed and made some minor home repairs.
Kevin put hardware on our self-made bathroom vanity.
Now we can open the drawers without trying to dig our fingernails into the tiny creveces.

AND we put some knobs on our pantry doors. Even with these beautiful knobs, I found myself opening them the old way this morning, by grabbing them by the little vent slats.
I will get used to it.

A close-up.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love Is In The Air

Here are some photos that remind me of the ones I love.
You may be asking yourself, Why does a Bloody Mary remind Cheryl of love?
I will tell you why. Because it is red and SPICY!
Every photo in this collage reminds me of special memories that I cherish.
Who or What do you love???

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Going Postal

I have been meaning to do this for a while. A whole year actually ;)

Last summer I decided I wanted to take pictures of all of the neat mailboxes I see on Sanibel Island and I made my mother ride around with me to do it.

Well, now I have figured out this collage thing so here they are.
I hope one day I can express myself with a mailbox.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow :)

Some Disney collages for you all.

We found some hidden Mickey's with a little help from a Castmember.

This is what happens after all the fun and fireworks....after a few drinks at a few countries in is inevitable that Kevin bother Brittany just a little bit.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Paging Mr. Tom Morrow...

We had a blast at Walt Disney World this weekend.
Here are some photos to prove it.

There are more to come....I am slow :)

Teresa and Brittany in the FRONT on the monorail!

You gotta remember where you parked.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm Going to Disney World!

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend.
We will be spending some quality time with Mickey Mouse:)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Little Things

I also made some little clips last night.

Here they are:


I finally finished something last night. Sorry Brittany, it's not your Key Hangar! But that is almost done :)

I wanted to finish Cheryl's prize first for winning Where In The World Is Cheryl?
So below is Cheryl's major award...

I am putting this sucker in the mail tomorrow Cheryl, I promise.
I just wanted to fine a nice photo for it before I send it. Thanks for playing!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And the Winner of the Door Is........

Albert Yonfa with Artificial Reef Door!!!! (Didn't know it was a contest did you Albert?!)

Well congratulations. The door is yours for the taking. It will be delivered via FedEx tonight right to your front door!

Here are all the ideas for the door in case you all couldn't see them:

Wood Chipper Door, by Husband

Burning Door, by Albert Yonfa

Artificial Reef door, by Albert Yonfa

Tether Door, by Albert Yonfa

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Door Issues

I have this French door. I really love it and Kevin really hates it.
I am supposed to get rid of it now.

Even though I only live in a 1 bedroom condo, I want to keep it.

There mus be something I can do with this door...but WHAT?!

I like it leaning against the wall, just like it is. But this is unacceptable for husband.

Give me some ideas. PLEASE! Otherwise, I will be forced to leave it on the side of the road hopefully for some creative soul to come by and pick up. I would hate to see it get crushed up in the garbage :(