Monday, June 20, 2011

A Fast and Fabulous Trip to the Beach!

On Friday afternoon, Brad and I loaded up in the mini-van with my sister, my twin 7 year old nieces and my 1 and 1/2 year old nephew, and headed to Corpus Christi. After staying the night with my parents in Bastrop - which, by the way, is one of the coolest towns in Texas - we started the "short" second half of the trip. Well it was supposed to be short, but we quickly learned that traveling with lots of little ones can delay the trip a bit... After one baby being constipated, and a failed attempt at "Authentic Mexican Food," we finally made it to the beach.

This weekend was full of FUN, FAMILY and FOOD. We enjoyed some great sea food at Landry's Seafood and Snoopy's Pier - you should try them some time!

Throughout the weekend I couldn't help but think about how blessed Brad and I are to have such a big and wonderful family. Growing up, we always took a lot of fun weekend trips, and this one definitely didn't disappoint. Check out some of the pics...

Even better :)
A little blurry, but its the only picture I made it into.
Audrey and Mason were troopers this weekend!
She wasn't really playing Frisbee :)

I absolutely love Haley in this one!

Well that's all I have for you today. My bed is in the near future.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ladies night out got a little hotter than expected...

So, on Thursday evening I met up with my sister, Amy, and some ladies from her church (that I didn't know YET) to get a pedicure in Frisco. I hardly ever get pedicures, so this was an extremely relaxing and exciting event for me. Well, it started out relaxing, and ended very stressful (stayed pretty exciting the whole time).

After getting my toes painted the color "Lava Lamp" (don't you love the names of fingernail polish???), Amy and I were the last ones out of the salon. When we walked out, we noticed a couple ladies trying to open the hoods of their car to jump one of the cars off. After seeing them struggling for a few minutes, I decided that I could be the hero, and fix the car. I mean, I had seen my dad do it many times, so it couldn't be that difficult right?!

Well After calling my dad to ensure I didn't do anything completely stupid, I had managed to unscrew the weird plastic thing that was over the battery, and hooked both of the clamps to the "correct" post on the battery of the car which wouldn't start. I then managed to connect the positive clamp up to the new Tahoe. Now, it was the moment of truth one clamp left. Amy had this one, and clamped it up to the metal "ground," and then came the "stressful" part of the evening...

SPARKS, SMOKE, MELTING CABLES & FIRE - all of which occurred in the next oh... 60 seconds or so. At this point my heart was stuck somewhere below my belly button, and I was very close to tears - I mean I had just started a couple fires in other people's cars!

Well by the time the TWO firetrucks and a police car made it to the salon parking lot, the fire had burned out and no one was hurt (Thank you Lord!). Not only was this terrible and embarrassing and all things awful, but it was the middle of the Mavs game, so the firemen were upset as well!

I was completely confused with this entire event, since I was pretty sure I had connected everything correctly, so when the Fireman called me over to the "Scene," they explained that that the cables connecting the car to it's batter had been labeled wrong. I was a little relieved to find this out, but the moral of the story---

When jumping a car off, ALWAYS read the labels on the battery, NOT the ones on the cables.

So... I now have another "Expensive lesson learned" to add to my list.

  • A free dog is NOT really free.
  • Always check the cost of shipping before selling orders of cookies.
  • and... ALWAYS read the labels on the battery, NOT the ones on the cables.
On a different note, I have the "After" picture of the night stand.

And the winner is...

I also had some extra wall paper, so I lined the inside of the drawers with it.

It's still shabby, and if I had a yard or a garage or something, I might paint it, but for now, its just great!

I'm thinking about a posting a recipe next. So stayed tuned!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Tuesday my friends! So, today was a bit of a draining day. On days like today, other girls might go buy a couple chocolate bars, but not me. Me? Yes, I headed straight to Hobby Lobby.
On my previous post I gave you a quick glance at the cute little bed side table I'm working on. Well soon you will start to learn that I don't really "re-do" furniture. I like to say I'm a little more "shabby" than Chic`. So I'm not going to change it up too much.

All that to say, on my trip to Hobby Lobby to get knobs for the three draws, I some how made it home with three separate sets. I need a little help deciding on the "right" knobs. Check them out below, and leave a comment to let me know which ones you like.

So, here's one option:

Option two:

And finally... Option three:

So leave me a comment, and let me know what you think!

Also, since today was a little stressful, I'll take a deep deep deep breath, and leave you with this:

"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken."

Psalm 55:22


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Well since it's my first day back to the blog world...

I think I'll give you a quick glance at my newest project and projects to come.

"The Frame Wall"

I picked these beauties up at a few different garage sales. Each of them were around $5-$7. (pretty good deal if I do say so myself)

Since a couple of the frames have a cute old wire in showing in the center of the frame, I got these dried flowers for $3.99 from Michaels to cover the hook.

And here's the finish product. Short and sweet - that's how most of my "projects" are :).

And Dun Dun Dunnn... my next project.

Isn't she cute. I also got her at a garage sale. Just guess how much she cost?!?!

Yes... that says $7.00.

Have a lovely Sunday evening.


And I'm back...

Well, it's been quite awhile since my last post. So I think we're due for a quick "life update." Brad and I have now been married for almost 1 1/2 years. It has been an amazing experience so far. During this time, we have been living in the heart of Dallas. I've been working for an internet marketing company, while Brad's been working for a local accounting firm. We have endured our first busy tax season - which was hard, and I am so thankful for summer time!

During this year, I've been searching for my new hobby. I've taken classes for cake decorating and photography - both of which I've loved. Here are a few photos to give you an idea how they went...

I'm excited to get back into blogging. In my blog you can look forward to some great DIY projects for the nest, and some of my favorite recipes.

Grace and Peace be with you -