Friday, November 20, 2015

DIY Bed in Wall....Final Results!

We put wood floors upstairs in the man-cave, 
click here to see , 
so we didn't want to use the weights for exercising in there anymore. I decided we should make one of the bedrooms our exercise room. Since Don did not want to get rid of the 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

New DIY Project! Bed in Wall!



We are now going to make one of the spare bedrooms upstairs into our exercise room. 

We don't want to use our weights over the wood floors,

Now that we have 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Huge DIY Project Finished! Part 1-Results Below!

Here is all the painting I did-
Ceiling, crown molding, baseboards, walls, doggie door, window sills, and clock.

I am getting ready to start on my kitchen cabinets. They are going to be the same color as the ceiling and crown molding. I will put the results of them in Part 2

First thing I did was tape off for the ceiling to be painted. Don removed all 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Wood Floors!

We have been wanting to get rid of the carpet upstairs and put in wood floors. We are now doing that this week. I am so excited to finally be getting them.

Don was going to do the steps himself because they wanted as much to do them as they wanted to do

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Huge DIY Project!!

Don and I are getting ready to really make a big mess. We are going to facelift the kitchen-living room area. We are going to paint walls, ceiling, baseboard, cabinets, add curtains and a few other small things. 

And the best part -
We are going to do it all ourselves. 

I have wanted to change the kitchen cabinets

and the color of the walls for quite sometime now. We have decided to get it going.  Don is going to remove all the stuff off the ceiling for me before I paint. Thank you baby!

I am going to do all of the painting and Don will do all of the caulking and prepping the back door and the pantry door. 

I have a plug at one end of the island but I really want one at the other end also.

 Don is going to put that in for me.

I couldn't decide on the colors but I now have them. The walls are going to be a light green

 with a little darker accent wall.

The ceiling will be the same white as the cabinets. Right now its more yellow.

The cabinets are going to be a slightly off white color. Right now they are pickled and I am so over these.

Will also be painting the cabinets in the living room at the same time.

 I am not going to pickle or stain these cabinets. I am going to paint them. 

May paint the island a different color than the cabinets. Not sure yet. Let me know if you think I should or not. 

I also am thinking about painting that large brown and gold clock on the wall. 

I am going to add hardware to the cabinets. Not sure what just yet.

I think I am going to have the stools upholstered.

Also going to add some curtains. This is the material and colors of them.

I found these first and took my two colors from this.

Should look like a different room by the time it is finished.

If you have any ideas or thoughts, please let me know.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Awesome Surprise-Benihana Chef!!

During our week stay in Florida after we got back from our cruise, Laci planned an awesome surprise for me with Don's help.

I have always wanted to 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pecan Pie Coffee Cake!

Pecan Pie Coffee Cake

I was in search of something different to make for dessert. I came 
across this recipe and it just sounded so good I had to try it. It was

Paleo Greek Lamb Burgers!

Paleo Greek Lamb Burgers

I was looking for a good burger recipe and found this one. 

These are really good to just make and cook but I put the extra ones in the refrigerator with all the spices mixed in for a couple days and when I took them out to cook, 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Congratulations Laci Renee!!!

And so... The adventure begins! Again! 

Congratulations on your graduation from University of Central Florida!

What a privilege it is today for me to publicly tell our 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Body Beast - Final Week-Results!

WEEK 12!!!!


We are so happy and proud of each other for committing to it and sticking to it. We did get off track when we went on our two week vacation but we came home and finished it!!

When we started at Week 1, I weighed in at

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Don's Birthday Surprise!

For Don's Birthday I decided to take on the daunting task of giving him his

2015 Family and Friends Cruise -Day 6

We had a wonderful time with each and everyone that came on this cruise. We didn't get to spend as much time with some as we would have liked but there was a lot to do and everyone just 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2015 Family and Friends Cruise -Day 5

Final day at sea
It was a full day at sea so everyone was busy doing last minute fun things. 

Everyone is playing today. 

Love the giant

Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Family and Friends Cruise -Day 3-Cayman

We woke up, and was ready to get off the ship at Cayman Islands

We had to take little boats into shore as the ships can't get close enough to dock there.

Everyone was excited to be on our way to the 

Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Family and Friends Cruise -Day 1

We arrived in Tampa on Sunday. So happy to be in Florida.  

We met up with several of our group on Sunday at the International Mall. From there we went outside to one of their little pub  restaurants.  It was Huvians birthday so we got her a cake from the Cheesecake Factory. She loved it. We enjoyed  the visit with everyone.

We stayed at

Thursday, July 16, 2015

2015 Family and Friends Cruise -Day 2

Don and I got up and headed to the gym.

Don and I laid out with Maria, Ed, Kim, Al Laci and Brian. Nice relaxing day. 

  Ran into 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Beer Burgers!!

          Bacon Wrapped Beer Burgers

I have seen these posted all over Facebook, mostly by BBQ Pit Boys. I thought they looked so good, I just had to try to make them. 

They are a little more work than just rolling up some ground meat 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bamboo Growth Spurt!! WOW!

I thought my bamboo had really slowed down so I fertilized it again ,  (I fertilized it once last year and it really took off)and waited. I used out of the same bag I had from last year. Nothing seemed to be happening. Don thought maybe the bag had gone bad so I got a new bag  and fertilized it again. At the time we left on our vacation, I was a little disappointed that  it happened taken off again .


When we got back from our two week vacation, I was shocked. My blue bamboo grew to a shocking height while we were gone. Don thinks the tree is 25 to 30 feet tall and my bamboo is almost at the top of it.

I am amazed by all the new growth. We will have complete privacy by next summer. You will never know there are 3 houses on the other side of this. That was the reason I planted this bamboo in the first place. 

Here is what it looked liked when I first planted the bamboo.  Loved the house but not the lack of privacy in our pool area. Needed something that would grow really tall so I chose bamboo. Not only does it get really tall, but it also grows extremely fast. Love it!  

The center where there isn't anything is where I planted my blue bamboo. My bird Noah is buried there and needed something extra special to go in 

there. Blue bamboo is the fastest growing bamboo there is. Noah would approve of its height. He always wanted to be at the very top of anything he was on. I miss him so much. 

Can't wait until next summer too see where this is at by then. 


Monday, July 6, 2015

Body Beast-Week 12 -Final Results

WEEK 12!!!!


We are so happy and proud of each other for committing to it and sticking to it. We did get off track when we went on our two week vacation but we came home and finished it!!

When we started at Week 1, I weighed in at

Body Beast-Week 11

We really messed up Week 11 and Week 12 due to a week on a cruise ship and them a week in Florida with my daughter. But 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Body Beast-Week 10!

*** Thought I had already posted this..

WEEK 10 OF 12

We did our weigh in this week and I was thrilled to see the scale read 123. I can't remember what year I saw that last. Really loving this Body Beast.  Don was at 215 and he is happy with Body Beast also.  When we first started Body Beast, I weighed 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Body Beast-Week 8 of 12!!!

WEEK 8 OF 12

WOW! I can't believe we are on week 8. When we talk about it, it doesn't seem like its been that long. And we have not 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Body Beast-Week 7!!!!


Week 7 of 12

I am so proud of us. We did not miss one single day for the last 6 weeks. Now we are here at week 7. So thrilled that we can do this program. I am already