"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 23, 2016

Painting Pottery

Recently a girlfriend and I went to this paint your own pottery place. If you’ve never done this before, it’s tons of fun. They have sooooo many things to choose from. Almost to the point that it can get overwhelming. So it’s a good idea to go in there with maybe an idea of what you might want to paint.

I of course didn’t have a clue what I wanted to paint. My interests are all over the place. I was like “Oh cool a snowman. Oh a butter dish (which I’ll be painting next time), Oh a mug, a dish, a plaque, a cross, a jewelry holder…..” See what I mean? It’s tough. But I did finally decide on something that I had been wanting to replace for awhile but had forgotten about until I saw it and that is a tart warmer. One of my sons had broken mine a while back while playing ball in the house and I’d missed it. Though apparently not too much because it’s been about 3 years now. But whatever. Smile

And because I want everything to match my decor’, I decided to paint it in my favorite colors to match my kitchen area.


I seriously love how it came out. It’s so happy and fun.

Some of you might remember the salt and pepper shakers I made a few years back. I still use them and love them.

salt and pepper

So if you’re looking for a fun thing to do, I recommend giving this a try. The next thing I want to try is the Painting With A Twist that is so popular right now. It looks like tons of fun.

Have you every painted your own pottery? Do tell!
Have a lovely day my friends.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Getting My Fall Groove On!


Happy first day of Autumn everyone. If you’re like me you get excited about this time of year. I start thinking about the holidays and all the fun, excitement and anticipation that comes along with it.

So on this first day of Fall I went ahead and celebrated by making myself a Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie and lighting a fall scented candle. I’ve also been busy making these cute little crocheted pumpkins.  I’ve been handing them out to friends and neighbors. They are so easy to whip up. I’ve made about 6 already. Smile Here’s the pattern that I’ve been using in case you want to give it a shot.

Crocheted Pumpkins

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Tomorrow my hubby will get down my Fall decor box and I’ll start decorating the house.

In other news…….the bathroom is finally done. It looks amazing. My hubbalicious did such a wonderful job. I’ll be putting together a post for that in the future.

Meanwhile here’s the recipe to that pumpkin cheesecake smoothie I made. Cause believe me, you’ll want to try this.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese

2 oz. cream cheese (I used 1/3 reduced fat)

2-3 TBS. pumpkin puree’ (Depends on how pumpkiny you want it) Smile

1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice seasoning

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 cup cashew or almond milk or regular is fine too.

Sweetener of choice. I use the Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend so it will be a different amount if you’re using real sugar. So sweeten to taste. If you’re using regular sugar I’d start out with a TBS and then go from there. I use about a tsp and a half of the Sweet Blend.

8- 10 ice cubes.


Put all the ingredients except the ice cubes in the blender and start blending. Once all is incorporated start adding your ice cubes one at a time until thickened.


Well that’s it for now. I hope to be posting a little more. Of course I’ve said that before and then life happens and yada yada yada. LOL!

Love you all.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Time I had a Bath Tub in my Bedroom!

Yes people, the strange just keeps getting stranger. If you remember my last posts about the Mixer in the Bedroom and the Toilet in the Bedroom then this probably won’t seem any stranger than that.


There she is. Isn’t she a beaut? Notice the stack of clothes on the dresser. I can’t get into the dresser. Then please look slightly to your right and admire all the other random things in our bedroom/construction site. But it’s worth it.  Smile

To backtrack a little, my wonderful hubbalicious is taking on this whole bathroom remodel all by his lonesome. It’s taking him quite awhile, since, you know, he has a job and all. But it’s coming along nicely.

But if I had to be COMPLETELY honest, it’s wearing on me a bit. I believe he started this project in June and although he works on it pretty much every waking moment he can, it’s been a long time. A long time having EVERYTHING covered in cement, mortar, grout and drywall dust. Yes, I’ve cleaned but it’s taking over the whole house. It’s everywhere. I will have to do a serious deep cleaning when he’s completely done.

On a positive note though, it’s looking incredible. I can’t wait to reveal the whole thing to you. My favorite piece is an old credenza I found on Craigslist that he turned into our vanity. Love love love it!! No more bending in half to wash my face. It’s so nice and tall. Yay for tall things!

On a completely random note, it’s been a crazy 3 months. I’ll have to do a recap post very soon.

Until then.




Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Because You Need a Little Laughter!

We interrupt my bathroom remodel posts to bring you a little laughter. Those of you who have been visiting my blog for more than 4 years know I used to host a Friday Funnies Meme. It started to dwindle out as Facebook became more popular. But I loved it while it lasted.

Anyhoo, I came across this funny yesterday and thought I would share it with you all to brighten your day.


1. My Goal for 2016 was to lose 10lbs. Only 15 more to go.

2. Ate salad for dinner! Mostly tomatoes and croutons. Really  just one big round crouton covered in tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE! It was pizza. I ate a pizza!

3. How to prepare tofu: A. Throw it in the trash. B. Grill some meat.

4. I just did a weeks worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

5. I don’t mean to brad but I finished my 14 day diet in exactly 3 hours and 20 minutes.

6. A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live long than the men who mention it.

7. Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young I had to walk 9 feet in shag carpet just to turn the TV channel.

8. I may not be that funny, or athletic, or good looking, or smart or talented…….wait, where was I going with this?

9. I love being over 40 I learn something new every day ……and forget 5 others.

10. I think I’ll just put an “Out of Order” sticker on my forehead and call it a day.

11. Senility has been a smooth transition for me.

Okay so be honest. How many can you relate to? Smile

Have a lovely day friends.


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