Saturday, June 16, 2012

Countdown to Father's Day ~ Menu Ideas

Father's Day is Dad's day off from the grill so why not show your grilling talents? Marcus and I typically will make steak, baked potato and salad for my husband.
Dad approved recipe ideas courtesy of Southern Living
Recipes courtesy of Martha Stewart
a little delightful has breakfast, lunch and dinner covered this Father's Day! I like to make homemade pancakes or Belgian waffles, served with strawberries.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday ~ June 15, 2012

Thanks to Miss Mustard Seed for hosting Furniture Feature Fridays! I've been noticing that pallets are being put to good use by upcycling them into furniture these days. Here's one idea that I really love!

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

This piece is an outdoor beach couch by BoiseUpcycleGuy at Etsy. He's selling this one for $1250 plus shipping but with some paint and trip to Ikea you can probably pull of this look.

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Fridays ~ Father's Day Gift Ideas

Don't forget your Dad on Father's Day, June 17th, Sunday! Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Fridays!

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

My husband minored in photography at college so I know he would really appreciate this camera.

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My husband loves his bicycle!

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Marcus and I like to surprise my husband with a cold beer after a hot summer day at work.

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When my husband is wearing Hugo he's my Big Daddy!

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Bedrooms 2012

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life weekly linky party theme is Master and Guest Bedrooms! Welcome to our master bedroom tour. We've lived in this 1100 apartment for 2 years, in North Las Vegas, a city outside of Las Vegas, NV. Our faithful bed frame of 18 years and multiple moves was purchased at a Goodwill Store. The wall decals were purchased from several Etsy stores. They are an inexpensive way to decorate your walls especially apartments. My husband's side table is from Ikea and the lamp is from Target. He still likes to have a clock on his table so he can get up on time. Funny thing he always gets up before the alarm. The Daily System Smart technology was purchased at Pottery Barn in 2007. I don't believe it's still available. This is where we keep our cameras, phones, mp3 players, etc. so we're not running around looking for them in the morning. We purchased this wooden buffet at a local furniture warehouse for cheap a few years ago. It's so heavy our son insist that we hire someone to move it! My side table has a wooden birdhouse was purchased from Etsy and a cell phone holder that holds my eyeglasses at night! Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Living large: A look inside the tiny house movement | Need to Know | PBS

Video: Living large: A look inside the tiny house movement | Need to Know | PBS My husband and I talk about retiring to a small house one day. It would definitely be an adjustment but the chance to own a home, have more freedom from things and expenses sounds wonderful to us. Would you consider downsizing into a tiny house?

Countdown to Father's Day ~ Handmade Gift Ideas

I love the idea of handmade gifts for Father's Day. Everyone gets a kick out of making them and Dad gets a chance to be really surprised by a gift that came from the heart!

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

This is my favorite Dad's gift because it's a 2 in 1. (the shirts and photos)

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inspire & Create CKC Scrap & Paper Corner Event, Las Vegas, NV June 22-23, 2012

Get ready to learn, be inspired, and add to your shopping list when you take classes at the CK Scrapbook Convention, at South Point Casino and Hotel, on June 22-23, 2012, Friday and Saturday, in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can purchase class tickets online while registration is open till June 14, midnight EST or onsite at the convention starting Thursday afternoon (class prices are $2 more onsite). Class prices vary depending on the sponsor and content. There are also volunteer opportunities and paid hourly positions, if interested check the links for more details.

Countdown to Father's Day ~ Decorations

Chris Rock made a statement that we don't thank Dad as much as Mom. Here's some ways to let Dad know he's number one for more then a day!

Congratulations Los Angeles Kings for Winning This Year's Stanley Cup!

It was great to watch the Los Angeles Kings win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup with a 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils! We were also thrilled to see Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles goalie be named MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This guy truly deserved it with his amazing saves! Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Countdown to Father's Day ~ Cake and Cupcakes

I love the creativity of these cakes and cupcakes for Father's Day! Don't forget to celebrate Dad on June 17th, Sunday!
This is so adorable that you may not want to cut a piece! My favorites are the cuff links.
I'm amazed how detailed cupcakes are become. The kids will love decorating these bbq themed treats!
I think this says it all!

That Will Be $65 Please! "Man, Do I Miss Having an HMO"!

My husband's commercial driver license physical exam is due so I made an appointment with our family doctor. Before I got off the phone the scheduler advised me that there would be a cost of $65 for the appointment. I said "Excuse me"? Then she replied, "His health insurance doesn't cover it". I do miss the days of being covered by an HMO or having your employer cover work related required physicals.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"All The President's Men" ~ I Love This Movie!

  Marcus, our son, was talking about conspiracies one day and that got me to thinking of Watergate, which got me thinking about one of the best movies I've seen, "All The Presidents Men" starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.  So I added it to the Netflix queue, forgot about it till it arrived in the mail last Tuesday.. 
The movie is a 1976 award winning film based on the book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 2 journalists that investigated the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post

Robert Redford and producers took great pains to the book and settings.  The DVD has a commentary by Mr. Redford that was very insightful.  

I remember seeing the hype about the movie when I was a teenager but not truly understanding what it was about. Years later I found myself more interested in seeing the film!

The writing, acting and details are amazing.  I find myself getting sucked into the story every time I watch this movie!  This is great movie to watch with your teens so they can see how things were before iPhones, tablets and the Internet.  "What's a phone book"?

My son got a kick out of watching the characters using devices such as a payphone. "What's he doing Mom"?  But he also learned some political history too. 

This film is definitely worth of bucket of Orville Redenbacher movie theater popcorn!

Jumping Tandem Sundays ~ Looking for Truth

Thank you to Jumping Tandem for hosting Sundays! If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth... C.S. Lewis

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