Saturday, June 23, 2012

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Kitchen Tour 2012!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to stop by Kelly's Korner for Kitchen Tours 2012!

Hubby and I Enjoying a Leisurely Saturday Morning at Home

One of my favorite ways to spend a summer morning is with my husband, some ice cold lime water, and the latest issue of 'Country Living' magazine.

Big Lots Finds ~ June 2012

Marcus' Big Lots shopping mission was to purchase body wash, shampoo and bread. Also, if he saw any other great buys that still fit into our budget of $50 he could go for it! His total = $51.75 great job Bacon Eating Kid!

Las Vegas Chiari Walk, September 22, 2012

Marcus and I are planning to participate in the walk in support of our friend, Christine! Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held across the country on the same day. Join us on this special day and help the thousands of families struggling with this terrible disease. All proceeds will be used to fund Chiari research. September 22, 2012, Saturday Centennial Hills Park 7101 N. Buffalo Dr - Las Vegas, NV 89131 Registration Begins @ 9:00 AM, Walk Starts @ 10:00 AM Walk length is 1.25 miles! Conquer Chiari, known formally as the C&S Patient Education Foundation is a Pennsylvania 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to improving the experiences and outcomes of Chiari patients through education, awareness, and research.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Furniture Feature Friday ~ June 22, 2012

As a change of pace of me showing you furniture that has been recycled or reused and then being sold I thought I would show some affordable DIY projects courtesy of apartmenttherapy.
I'm so inspired that I added this to my Summer Pinterest board as a future DIY~! AFTERS

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday ~ Wedding or Renewal Vow Cake Toppers

Ah, wedding time is in the air! And when it comes to a cake topper I like to look outside of the box! Here are just a few of my favorites on my I Love Weddings and Renewal Ceremonies Pinterest Board. Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Friday!

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

available at patysclay

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

available at kikuike

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

available at lynnslittlecreation

Source: via Rona on Pinterest

available at DesignbyGarrity

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Dining Rooms

This week, Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life weekly linky party theme is Dining Rooms. Welcome to our Las Vegas apartment dining space! My husband, son and I have lived in this 1100 sq ft apartment for a couple of years. a view from the kitchen area. our family loves the pub style dining set! I needed something high due to severe back pain and our son is very tall. The wall decal is from an Etsy store. The clock is from Ikea! my cookbook collection that I've been adding to for 20 years! the "A Kind Word is Never Wasted" was purchased from an Etsy store. The banner was purchased from Etsy and I decided to use the back for summer. Just needed some alphabet stickers and cutouts from my scrapbook supplies. The runner is actually a scarf that I purchased for $1 at a thrift shop. I really love items that have multiple uses. The blue glass bowl was purchased from a defunct business called Avon Home. The "Eat" sign was an Etsy purchase. The vegetable plaques were purchased from Ross. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Retired My Planner: We Had Good Times !

After years of no longer needing to keep track of our family's schedule I decided to 'retire' my planner today! When Marcus was growing up I had to manage his doctor and orthodontist appointments, birthday parties, school schedule, sports, volunteering and church events along with my husband and I's work and personal schedules. Now that I look back I was organized! I think I only forgot to pick him up on 1/2 school days twice! Now we have less hectic lives, Marcus is grown and since I'm no longer working I find the dry erasable calendars and Yahoo calendar effective. Thanks for the good times planner!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Showbiz Tonight on HLN LiveStream Chat with Eric Braeden of Young & The Restless

What a treat to be able to attend a live chat at Showbiz Tonight with Eric Braeden, Victor Newman of Young & The Restless on Monday. AJ Hammer, Showbiz Tonight, HLN, hosted the LiveStream event. Attendees were also able to ask questions. He spoke about his 32 years, playing Victor Newman on Young & the Restless as extraordinary! He also shared his disappointment in the dying of soap operas over the years. He took time for question like what was is favorite storyline~ when he found out that his mother and father had abandoned him, as a child.

Las Vegas YMCA Is Providing Free and Reduced Lunches

In Las Vegas families are struggling to pay electric bills while some paychecks have been reduced. Thank goodness for the YMCA's summer food program! Las Vegas (May 29, 2012) ~Three YMCA of Southern Nevada locations are participating in the summer food service program, a continuation of The National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program providing nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to students. Youth under age 19 can receive a free lunch from June 11 through August 24 (except July 4), Monday through Friday at the Y locations below. Pre-registration is not required. Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA 4141 Meadows Lane Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 877-9622 Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Durango Hills Community Center YMCA 3521 N. Durango Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89129 (702) 240-9622 Serving 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. SkyView YMCA 3050 E. Centennial Parkway North Las Vegas, NV 89081 (702) 522-7500 Serving 12 to 2 p.m. Free lunches are not available at the Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ June 18, 2012

It's going to be in the low 100's in Las Vegas and that means absolutely no oven cooking in our house! Salads, sandwiches, crockpot, pressure cooker or stove only! Thank you to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays!
shrimp tacos with cilantro lime sauce
meatball sandwiches
white bean salad and BLTs
add-your-toppings salad
deli sandwiches

Please Support The Farm Bill and SNAP Today!

Today I attended the Feeding America Virtual Town Hall discussion on the Farm Bill, over the phone. Rep. Jim McGovern, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, and others were in attendence to discuss the importance of passing the Farm Bill. The most powerful statements came from people who are currently receiving SNAP benefits and how it's impacting their lives. One person shared that she has seen her benefits drop to $16 a month even though she's unable to work and required a special diet! My heart ached for all the callers. For many of us that don't qualify for SNAP program it's a daily struggle deciding to pay the electric bill or refill your prescriptions. One can only imagine making the decision to feed her family once a day! Please take the time today to phone or email your Senators and Representative in support of the Farm Bill and SNAP! Thank you!

Las Vegas Domino's Pizza Summer Food Drive When: 10:00 AM June 25, 2012 - 11:00 PM July 1, 2012

From Monday, June 25th through July 1st, 2012 join Las Vegas Domino’s Pizza restaurants in giving back to the community and you’ll get a sweet treat in return! All 26 local Domino’s locations will be holding a food drive to benefit Three Square and customers who bring in non-perishable donations will receive a free Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake with their order! Donations will also be accepted if you’re having your pizza delivered! Just be sure to mention it when you place your order. Stop by Three Square Food Bank for a Domino's Pizza location near you!

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