Beautiful yellow rose taken at Mabel Ringling's Rose Garden on a recent trip after a full day of rain - lucky me the whole entire garden was in full bloom what an exquisite sight to see.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
One thing that I really enjoy doing is finding something old and disgarded and giving it a new "life". I'm not really sure why I am so drawn to "old" things or things that need to be spruced up but I am. Truly I would rather take something old and make it new agian then go out and buy something that's brand new with no history or character. Here is a chest that I recently found in someone's trash - I just couldn't leave it there I knew it could be something special. These are the before, during and after pictures. I have to give credit to my husband who helped me by rebuilding a couple of the drawers that were in need of repair. In the first picture you may have noticed that the chest had doors at the bottom - they were very warped so I decided instead of asking my husband to build new ones I would just make this a neat place for some pretty storage baskets I am so happy with the way it turned out. What do you think?
Friday, March 26, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
You may recognize this sign from a popular restaurant - my son works here as a cook and just loves it. When he graduates from college he hopes to own his own place. I know that one day he will fulfill his dream. Happy RT and TWT!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Now that my kids are grown I don't really do a weekly meal plan any more - I don't feel as though I have to so I don't - most of the time it's just me and my husband if our son is around he usually eats a dinner plate that I make up for him for when he gets home from work around 10 pm - our daughter is back at home now but she rarely eats at home her schedule is so busy. I do still cook every night but, it's really more of a what are we in the mood for type of food prep these days. During the week we keep it simple and share the chore - we grill a lot probably 3 or 4 nights a week it makes it nice for me since the grill is man territory in our house :) Yesterday morning at around 6:30 am I made this simple but, delicious macaroni salad for my husband and some of the workers to have for lunch with li'l smokies that I did in the crockpot with jelly and ketchup and mustard - they all really loved their lunch - the mac salad was a favorite. This was a simple and filling lunch for a bunch of hardworking guys.
Simple Macaroni with Shrimp and Crab
1 pound of elbow macaroni
2 ribs celery sliced thin
1 - 6 oz can tiny shrimp (don't drain)
1 - 6 oz can of crabmeat (don't drain)
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 tsp celery seed
Cook and drain macaroni.
Place the macaroni in a large bowl add all of the above ingredients including the liquid in the canned fish. Mix well - refrigerate until well chilled.
Go play on The Motivation Station!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I know I know I just posted this a few days ago but, I thought with all of the wonderful colors in this pot it deserved to be a Color Carnival. Look at my earlier post for the recipe if you are interested. Happy CC have a great weekend!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Even with all of the cold and rainy weather some of the plants and flowers around here have been thriving - this is some sort of Alamander vine it was growing along a fence at Shamrock Park. The blooms are so fresh and vibrant - I may have to get a plant like this for my garden. Happy March only 20 days left until Spring!!