Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day......

Another Memorial Weekend has come and gone.  Enjoyed the weekend with family.
Thank you to all Our Service Men and Women!!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Updated Fire Pit- Pinterest project complete!

So this is the picture of a fire pit that I loved and wanted to do at our lake house.

So this weekend, we did it!!  We used much smaller stone edging but we are very pleased with how it turned out.

Another Pinterest project completed.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Our Little Cabin in the Woods

Our Little Cabin in the Woods.....

A peak at the outside....

 It is fun to be at the lake - then have the backyard quiet.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Double-Duty Idea's

Here are some idea's to help reduce, reuse, and recycle

---Plastic gallon milk jug- cut top with a utility knife just above the handle and use as a scoop for kitty litter, birdseed, etc.

---Plastic Tub- Get the largest-size container of yogurt, sour cream, or margarine.  When done with the tub, rinse and reuse it as a travel dish for pets or for craft-suppy storage.

---Magazines - Roll up a couple of these and stick on into each of you calf-or knee-high boots so the footwear will keep its shape.

---Old Shower Curtain- Stash one in your car's truck to line it when carting potentially messy paints, plants, beach gear, etc.

---Empty glass food jars - These make perfect see-through storage vessels for nails, screws, nuts, and bolts.  Craft supplies also.

---Foam Packing Peanuts - Put some in the bases of potted plants to help drainage.

---Empty Paper-Towel Roll-Flatten, and use to sheathe a knife kept in a drawer.

---Plastic Mesh Produce Bag - Turn it into a no-scratch scrubber for a gunky pot or pan.  Ball up the bag, scour, then throw the whole mess away.

---Used coffee grounds - Spread them over flower beds of acid-craving plants such as azaleas or rhododendrons.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New York's Naked Cowboy

Make sure if you go to New York, you get your picture taken with the Naked Cowboy.  This is on of my favorite pictures from a New York trip that Chelsea took with us.  This was taken quite a few years ago.

Chelsea is really getting her squeeze on.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flat Stanley

On our trip to Florida, we got to meet Flat Stanley.  Flat Stanley was sent to my sister, Shelly,  from our nieces son Braydon.  I have never heard of Flat Stanley before.  Braydon sent him to my sister for a visit.  Kids create them in school and give them to family and friends, to take places, take pictures, and create a story.   It was very cool. Here he is with me and Jack at Universal Studios.

 Flat Stanley enjoying the flowers.

 Flat Stanley enjoying Toy Story.

 Posing with my sister.

 Meeting a dinosaur.

 Having a drink, posing for a picture.

 Trying on a hat.

 Riding a motorcycle.

We really got a kick out of it.  A lot of people knew what we were doing.  Also spotted a Grandma taking a picture with her Flat Stanley.