Saturday, March 28, 2009

Project 365...Week 13

This is a great example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mike was changing his shirt and Betsy was right at his feet so he decided to put his shirt on her. She was such a good sport, I was really surprised because we have never put any clothing on her before. She walked alittle funny but then she sat down. She didn't try to take the shirt off or anything. She was so cute! I made this book online through Snapfish. I wanted Mike to have a photo album book to remember his daughters wedding. This is the first book I have ever done like this. I think it turned out great and it only took me about 2 hours to pick the pictures, organize them, crop them and order the book to print.
We got to Michael's new house... it is beautiful. Most of the rooms aren't set up yet but the living room (which is the first room you walk into when you come through the front door)This is the house warming gift we got for Michael. This little fridge is for his "man room" which is like his theater room. Then we got a basket and filled it with popcorn, soda and theater candy.
Dinner was so delicious... seafood, seafood, seafood. Mom an Aunt Judy made shrimp, crab cakes and scallops. Thanks Aunt Judy for bringing the crab cakes... what a wonderful treat!
Aunt Judy is so COOL!
Be sure to read the adventures of other participants of Project 365!

First Hotel Night

Kathy and I got a late start on the road last night. I think it was around 10:30 or so... so by 1:30am we were ready to call it a night. So with much help and guidance from Mike we stopped in Augusta at this Homewood Suites. It was beautiful! A nice sitting area that we didn't even use.
It even had a full kitchen...burners, dish washer, sink, fridge... just amazing!
The beds were comfy but the room didn't get as cold as I like to keep a hotel room. That is probably a good thing for Kathy because she gets cold real easily.
Good night to all... and to all a good night!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Road Trip!

graphic from allposters.com

My sister is flying in today and after a nice dinner with family we are starting our road trip. I can't wait!

Please pray that we have safe travels as we drive to South Carolina to pick up my Mom and Aunt and then to Pennsylvania to visit my grandparents.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Weekend Project: Garage

This past weekend we tackled the garage. This was our big cleaning project for the month. The garage wasn't too out of control but we needed to go through things and decide if we still needed it and if it was being stored in the most logical location. We still have a project of going through all the miscellaneous nuts, bolts, screws and nails but all in all the garage is set up to be much more functional than it was.

Before

After Before

After

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Alphabet Meme

A is for your age: 30
B is for your burger of choice: The Banzai Burger from Red Robin (my mouth is watering as I am typing)
C is for the car that you drive: I don't really like to drive ... so unless I absolutely have to I don't drive anything....
D is for dog's name: Betsy is the black lab we currently have but in FL we had Hailey and Hershey.
E is for an essential item you use each day: my toothbrush
F is for your favorite television show: NCIS
G is for favorite game: Hand and Foot (card game a very dear friend taught me)
H is for hometown: 10 years of my life in Argentina 15 years of my life in Florida
I is for instruments played: none... I would love to learn to play the piano... maybe someday
J is for favorite juice: grape juice
K is for what you'd like to kick: this cold I have right now... really bad sore throat.
L is for last restaurant you dined at: Red Robin
M is for your favorite Muppet: never watched Muppets...sorry
N is for number of piercings you have: nothing crazy... only one in each of my ears
O is for overnight hospital stays: About 4 years ago when I spent almost 2 weeks sleeping in the chair next to my husband who had to have emergency surgery for his appendix.
P is for people you were with today: Mike (my wonderful husband)
Q is for what you do in quiet times: blog, read, stamp
R is for regrets: Regrets are a waste of time. I can't go back and change things so there is no need to ponder them.
S is for status: Happily married
T is for time you woke up today: late because I am not feeling well so I am trying to rest up for my trip this weekend
U is for what you consider unique: my fingerprints (this was all that I could think of... I guess I have watched to much NCIS)
V is for favorite vegetable: corn on the cob
W is for your worst habit: picking scabs
X is for x-rays you have had: chest x-ray to confirm I don't have TB even though I always test positive for it, lots of teeth x-rays because I consistent with going to the Dentist.
Y is for yummy food you ate today: French Toast
Z is for zodiac sign: I don't do that kind of stuff

Look like fun? You can do it, too! Just copy and pop in your own answers

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Honey Mustard Chicken

I love to read the homespun heart blog and she had this great recipe for Honey Chicken. I tried it last week and it was so delicious. I am not sure why I would need butter or so much butter in this recipe. Next time I will try it without it and see how it works out.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 c. margarine or butter, melted
1/3 c. honey
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine all sauce ingredients. Arrange chicken in shallow baking pan and pour sauce over chicken. Bake at 350 for one hour or until cooked through!
Makes 4 servings.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Project 365 ~ Week 12

I pulled out my Weight Watchers books this week to try and get some ideas on getting back on track. I seem to need some reminders of portion control and healthy choices.
Finally my entire craft room is clean and organized. I have one project I am working on right now and a few I need to get started on but I am so excited the room is finally done after 2 years :-)
My table is right next to the window so I can open the blinds, enjoy the outside beauty, keep an eye on Betsy and get some crafting projects done.
I tried another new recipe this week and it was delicious ~ Honey Mustard Chicken (recipe will be posted tomorrow) It smelled so good while it was baking.
Mike found this football in the garage and gave it to Betsy. She loved it! She ran around for about 5 minutes and then she decided to settle down and chew on it.

I love how she is grabbing the ball with her paws in this picture!

Check out all the other participants of Project 365!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Salmon Turnovers

I found this recipe several months ago but never tried it until yesterday. These salmon turnovers were delicious. Although the crescent crust is fabulous I think I am going to try to make it with my whole wheat dough, just to make it a little healthier.

Here is my version of this recipe:

Salmon Turnovers (makes 8 turnovers)
2 (6 oz)cans boneless salmon
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
Salt, pepper and garlic powder
2 tubes crescent rolls

Cook onions and celery in about a tablespoon of butter on the stove top for 3 to 5 minutes.
Drain the salmon and put in a mixing bowl.
Mix together cooked onions, celery, cream cheese, seasonings and salmon (drained)
Take the crescent rolls and put two together to make a square.
Put a scoop (about 1/3 cup) of the mixture in the center of the square, then fold up the corners towards the center.
Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Wordless Wednesday

We have had some rainy days here and I like to put a towel by the front door to clean Betsy's paws off when she comes back in the house. Betsy, however has her own ideas of what to do with the towel, she likes to rip it apart.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blogoversary

I have 17 days to come up with a plan to celebrate my Blogoversary. Does anyone out there have any ideas?
I was going to do a giveaway, but what should I give away?
I was thinking of setting a goal for the next year of my blog.
I was thinking of changing my blog to be of a specific theme.

I don't really know how many people even read my blog, so now is the time to speak up.

If you read my blog on a somewhat regular basis, leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts on how I should celebrate my Blogoversary.

Looking forward to hearing from everyone!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Brown Sugar Pancakes

This morning I woke up and I just had to try those Brown Sugar Pancakes Christie blogged about last week. Sure enough, they are fabulous!

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes
2 eggs
1/2 cup homemade applesauce
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups freshly milled whole wheat flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 cups oats

Mix all ingredients together in order listed and fry on a hot pancake griddle. The batter WILL be quite thick, and you can adjust as you want by adding additional buttermilk or applesauce.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Project 365 ~ Week 11

The week started out so beautiful. We opened the windows and enjoyed the fresh air and warm sun. Spring is just around the corner.Here is my temporary little craft table I set up to work on making wedding invitations and RSVP cards. I got 155 done throughout the week and I will be mailing them out tomorrow (I think) We were able to take Andrew and Brittany out to dinner. It was a delicious dinner and we had a great waitress who made the night even more fun.
We had another wonderful surprise the next day. Andrew and Brittany had plans but because of the rainy and cold weather they decided to postpone their plans and get together with us. So we were able to spend almost an entire day together. They were even able to go out and pick up chicken eggs with me.We went to see a movie since there wasn't much to do while it was raining outside. On our way out of the parking lot we saw this pink limo. I looked up the website SweetandSassy.com and it's a Spa and Salon for kids. I have never heard of anything like this before. This is my final picture for this week. Do you know what it is? This is a picture of a perfect banana. I know to some this banana is still too green to eat but I really enjoyed it. I haven't had a good banana in a long time.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Misc Wedding Pictures

Me and Mike Maria and Christopher (Mike's son) Me and Megan (niece)
Brittany and MikeMegan and her Daddy Jean
Mike and Megan
Megan, Mike's Mom, Roger (nephew)
RogerMegan and Nanny
Jean showing his son how to play pool