Thursday, May 30, 2013

Getting there....

We are one step closer...

It was supposed to be white oak, but apparently it's really red oak.  I thought it looked great, but KB immediately knew it wasn't and was a little ticked.  Oh well...too late now.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why no posts?

Because this happened...

And I'm currently living down here....

I'm hoping to get out of the basement by the end of this week.  We'll see.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thoughts on a Thursday/Palmolive Soft Touch Review

I have been a terrible blogger recently.  The reason why....

My parents started a business and I've been helping them out with website, social media, and all that schmoozy marketing stuff.  Everyone go like their Facebook page... quick!

My flowers are finally blooming now that it isn't 15 degrees and raining anymore (it's still raining just not quite as cold).  Look at these lovelies:

Influenster sent me this Palmolive Soft Touch to review.  I absolutely love the Coconut Oil flavored (is that the right word?) one.  It smells really good and makes my hands really soft.  I've ended up using it more for hand soap than for dish soap.  My only complaint is that it kind of makes my dishes a little slippery when washing them.  I also got the Vitamin E version.  I ended up giving that one to my neighbor and she grabbed it right up.  You can stock up on your own at Wal-Mart.

I received these items complimentary from Influenster, but all opinions are my own.

We are getting our kitchen ripped out starting on Tuesday and then getting hardwood floors installed everywhere starting on Wednesday.  I'm a little scared.  I work at home, so I"m going to have to be locked up in our basement with our dogs.  Lucky me.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Day

It's a happy day.

I've been married to KB for 3 years today.

Here's to lots more happy days.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Menu Monday

Here's what we are eating on this week...

Mon: Creamy Portobello Soup

It's a blustery and cold day here today (gross - it's May, seriously?!), so I thought soup would be good.  I've been meaning to make this for a while, but I just never get around to it.  I'm also going to make some garlic bread to go with it.

Tues: Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken

I love balsamic vinegar.  It's so sweet, but tangy and delicious.  This looks really easy and Aldi had all of these veggies majorly on sale, so it was actually a really cheap meal to make.

Wed: Brown Sugar Grilled Salmon with Corn on the Cob

We aren't high class enough to have real salmon, so I'm using some walleye that KB caught and I froze.  Hopefully it'll work out.  If not, we have some really good corn on the cob that KB's mom put up last summer.  We'll just eat a lot of corn.

Thurs: Hawaiian Pizza Salad

This is my favorite type of pizza.  It's so delicious and I think it's all because of the pineapple.  I got a fresh pineapple on sale at the Aldi for 50 cents, so I'm going to use that instead of canned.  I'll probably also use ranch dressing instead of italian.

What are you going to be eating this week???

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Basement Redo

We are still in the process of doing some painting and things in our basement, but I couldn't wait to share what we've done so far.  It's not much, but it took me forever.



I used these Martha Stewart stencils and they were fairly easy to use, but it was kind of a pain to twist myself enough to get down there to actually paint.

Here are a few close ups:

I'm thinking about painting the built ins that turquoise color, but I'm not sure how it will look.  Expect an update!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Menu Monday

After the stomach virus from hell, we are finally eating normally again.  Thank goodness!

Here's what we'll be eating this week...

Mon: Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatos

We have a big bag of leftover BBQ from my in-laws in my freezer that needs to get used up like crazy. I'm not too sure how I feel about this, but it could be good. I like both of these things separately, but I'm not sure how I feel about them together. We'll see.

Tues: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

I'm going to tweak this a little but, but overall it's a pretty easy recipe. I'm going to sub in ground turkey instead of beef since that's what's in the freezer. I'm also going to make some cheesy garlic bread.

Wed: Parmesan Chicken Bake with Corn

I wanted to make pesto chicken, but KB was sitting next to me when I was making my grocery list and told me that it looked gross. So this was the compromise. I looks pretty easy and I feel like I've made something similar to it before.

Thurs: Chef Salad

I need some greens in my life after a steady diet of Sprite and crackers. Chef salads are so easy to make and taste so good. I'm going to try making my own Ranch without a spice packet too...we'll see how that goes.

What are you cooking up this week???

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Summer with a Giveaway!

Since I've been gone for so long I thought I'd reward you all with a fun giveaway!

The nice people at Firmoo not only helped KB overcome his terrible eyesight, but they are also offering up a nice little giveaway.  Who couldn't use some new sunglasses for the summer (or prescription sunglasses if you are into that kind of thing)?

Behind door number 1, here's a little bit about Firmoo....

They're the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store with 580K+ fans on Facebook. The mission is to offer varieties of unbelievable cheap yet fashionable prescription & Plano eyewear to the consuming public. All of their eyewear is directly from affiliate factory, so their price is 85%~90% lower than that in the traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

Behind door number 2, here's what you could win.....

6 winners will win a $20 sunglasses E-voucher each

These are my personal faves.

Behind door number 3, here's how you enter...

Happy summer!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Up and Running

I'm finally back.

Work was crazy and blogging took a backseat for a while.

Just when I was ready to get back into it again....we both got the stomach bug and I didn't do anything for 3 days.

Stay tuned for a few product reviews, a basement redo, yard updates and other fun things.