Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Valentines Day and Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my dad on Sunday! We had a great day at my parent’s house to celebrate my dad’s BiRtHdAy and to watch the Daytona 500, my dad and brother are big race fans! Last year I attended my first NASCAR race it was a good time, but it is always a fun time to hang with your family! Have you ever been to a NASCAR race? Which race? The race was very interesting and it broke some records, I believe it had a record of 16 cautions for 1 race and a 20 year old driver WON, putting the Woods brothers back in Victory lane, the last time they were was 1976! So overall it was a good day, I think it always nice to see someone “new” win instead of the same few drivers! They are off to Phoenix next week.

My dad and I on my wedding day! :)

We also go to see our niece Lily! She is getting so big and she is as cute as ever! I keep saying she was saying my name :(  but she was really saying “what’s that” haha, I am hopeful, since she has said Joe I am a bit heartbroken……

She is so cute, check out her awesome vest we got her for Christmas! Plus the shoes are too cute :)

Joe and I have been busy getting out DIY house projects on the drawing board, hopefully the weather will cooperate this weekend and we can take down our Christmas lights, so the new roof can be done in the early part of April :) Then the landscaping of flowers and plants!! I am so excited to do this again! We are also hoping to hang the drywall and get new carpet in the basement this spring! I am also planning to do some painting on the inside of our house, any suggestions? I was hoping to paint the kitchen a nice color, it is a sage color now, but we are getting a new counter top so I want to change the color before that is put in.

I am a bit behind on our Valentine’s Day post, but I am not a HUGE fan of this day, you should show the person you love every day how much you love them, not just one day out of the year! Joe and I went to eat at one of our favorite places to eat in Marion, Cibo, if you have not been there, you need to try it! Great service and food! We also exchanged cards, because our gifts to each other were not romantic haha and too big to give to each other, here is what I am getting and here is what Joe is getting, we are silly ;) <3

I need some suggestions on paint colors for bathrooms and kitchens! Let me know what some of your favorites are!

Until next time,

Me :0

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Texas Prep Giveaway!

So Ashley at Texas Prep just posted a Kate Spade giveaway on her blog for reaching 100 followers!! And as a gift to all of us, she is giving away this adorable Kate Spade "Heart of Gold" bangle.

I'm also considering having a giveaway once I reach a certain number of followers. The number and gift are yet to be determined, but I am really excited to plan that! Everyone definitely needs to go check out Texas Prep and enter the giveaway and I can promise you, you will absolutely love the blog. Congratulations Ashley! And good luck everyone else! .. But I hope I win. ;) You should becomem a follower and help me out by becoming a follower on my page!! ;)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Macy/Snow storm 2011

I tell you this little dog of ours, is SPOILED rotten! On December 6, 2010 Macy had to have surgery, she had a fatty tumor that needed to be removed. This poor little 4.5 pound dog was in a lot of pain, she was kissed and hugged for many days! She has recovered well and her hair is growing back good! I wanted to share a couple of cute pictures of Macy!

Do you have a favorite dog treat you like to treat your dog with? We treat Macy to Merrick Flossies, they are her FAVORITE, if we are lucky the treat will last a few days! :) Check them out here.

Our cute little Macy girl <3

Poor Macy after her surgery, she was glad to have something to eat :(
 We got quite the snow storm in the Midwest over the week, we got about 13 inches of snow, along with winds blowing 30-35 mph, which made for a mess! Most schools and businesses got a "snow day" Even as an adult i enjoyed my snow day :) I enjoyed my day inside. I have attached a photo of the snow hanging off the house. (Yes we still have Christmas lights out, if the snow ever melts we can take them down :)) Poor Joe was outside, snow blowing for an hour or more! What a great hubby i have <3

Blizzard 2011
Hope everyone is staying warm! Have a great weekend, enjoy the Super Bowl, who are you cheering for?

DIY project

Since the day we moved into our house, we have wanted to get rid of this hideous entry light! I have wanted a ceiling fan and we have looked for almost 2 years to find one! We finally found a fan we both liked and it had to have a remote, so that might be why it took longer then expected to find the "perfect" fan!

Joe and my father in law set out on a Sunday afternoon to get it done, i thought when i got home from errands it would be up and i could admire the great work of my husband, but it was not up just a empty ceiling :) A few hours later it was up and we could not be happier! I love the Joe can do most of the things around the house himself with a bit of help. Our next project is a new roof, that will be coming later, early this spring i am hoping before April and then we have a few more DIY projects up our sleeves!

DO you like to do home improvement projects yourself or have others do them?

I enjoy doing them, but sometimes my patience gets the best of me and i don't want to finish the project, i just want them to be done!

So what do you think? Did you think the before light is as bad as me? I can't wait until this Spring so i can turn on the ceiling fan and enjoy a nice breeze through the house :)


After :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Something new

I am going to try something new and add new recipes i find and try out, i hope everyone will want to add recipes to my collection and add some to your recipe box too! :) Make sure to check out my recipe tab at the top of my page! :)