Sunday, June 29, 2014


My first Florida mango picked off the tree. Sweet!!
It's not our tree...people at church bring them to share like zucchini in Indiana in August :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Play by Play Didn't Work

Oh well...I'm trying to figure out the "just right" parameters where I will blog often and consistently. Facebook is so much easier! 

I thought maybe short little updates would make it easier to blog from my phone. That's where the Play by Play came into...but then I only gave you the first play and then we got so busy and crazy that I never did any more "plays"! 

I'm mostly blogging for my mom and Shari who don't do Facebook. I'm gonna keep on trying. Blogging from my phone is best and easiest, as is Facebook. The blogger app works just fine for that. Just need to get into a groove  = )

So here are the "plays" from yesterday:

- went to the thrift store to get the 2 matching night tables to match the dresser we got the previous day...we're turning the dresser into our new bathroom vanity with vessel sinks... way cool beans!!!!

- we were also going to look for a cabinet or armoire or something to replace the smaller linen cabinet in the bathroom...we found an amazing china hutch that they were wanting to get rid of...$65!!! It's over 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide! 

- discovered it wouldn't fit in the back of the Durango

- came home, borrowed a trailer from the people who sold us our house, picked up the hutch, the sellers met us back at our house and helped us carry the hutch into the house

- discovered that the hutch is 4 inches too wide to fit in the space in the bathroom...boooo!!!

- we'll use it in our bedroom...close enough to the bathroom to store bathroom stuff in it anyhow

- Petey worked on laying floor, taking out the old toilet, getting ready to install the new toilet and helping me with whatever I needed help with

- I worked on normal household chores and painting...painted some of the quarter-round and then the trim around several doorways

- went to mid-week Bible study, then Lowe's

- got the medium blue that we're painting the bathroom and I started on that when we got home while Petey made popcorn for a late supper. Have I told ya'll what a master of popcorn my Petey is? His popcorn tastes AMAZING!!

- I wanted to paint behind the toilet while I had the chance before Petey installed it

- LUUUUUUUV the shades of blue we chose!!!! Light blue is on the walls...medium blue will be in the bathrooms, the trim along the tops of the walls and the base of the cabinets...the darker blue (but not really dark...just the darkest shade of blue on the color card) is on the bottom trim and doors and will be on the cupboard doors in the kitchen

- we watched House Hunters while we ate our of the houses that was built in 1776 has the exact same color scheme that we'll have!!! WAY COOL BEANS!!!

- I'm not ready to post pics yet, the house truly looks like a construction zone!, but I will soon

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Play by Play

Ate breakfast then headed out to the thrift store to buy two nightstands that match the dresser we got yesterday. We're going to turn the dresser into our new bathroom vanity!

We're back at the thrift store now to pick up the china hutch that we got to turn into more bathroom storage :)

Monday, June 9, 2014

Uh oh

We'll, I don't know if you can see the smoke in the air with these pictures but it's REAAAAAALLLLLYYYY smoky here!

At first I thought it was the start of the burn-the-sugar-cane-fields season but a guy just told us it appears to be a brush fire in West Palm Beach that's smoking us out down here. 

Maybe Petey will find out for sure when he flys out tonight...

When we lived on the bayou in Louisiana they burned the cane and I had a TERRIBLE time with asthma :(  That was 28 years ago so we're hoping I've grown out of it...we'll see....

Update: we found out that the smoke is from the Everglades burning. They've shut down Alligator Alley...the road that runs across the state east to west and right through the middle of the Everglades.

They haven't received the normal amount of rain so the water level has dropped allowing the bottoms of the plants to dry out and become susceptible to catching fire. All it takes is one idiot throwing a cigarette butt out their car window  = (

SO thankful the smoke isn't from burning sugar cane! The guy we talked to said that that smoke never makes it this far south...great news for me  = ))

Sunday, June 8, 2014

He did it again :)

What a Sweety I'm married to!

He couldn't decide between the red or the gold so he got both. Two dozen of each! The stems were so long we had to cut them down before the roses would fit in the fridge. 

Petey got home late last night so we put the flowers in the fridge until after church today when I could fix them up pretty :)

I even had plenty to share with the mothers of all the kids who have been helping me paint this a thank you for sending their kids home white paint speckled!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Just call me Tom :)

By the end of the afternoon I had at least 5 kids clamoring to "get a turn"!

Nick was a great help...he mowed the front yard after painting...with the REEL mower...he's 9 years old...the kid's a beast!!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Another dream coming true!!!

We were told to not bury posts in concrete, just allow the sand to settle around the post and they would be stronger than if you used concrete so that's what we did...well, Petey dug the holes...I helped fill the hole with sand  = )

My Sweety Petey...he really is the most amazingly sweet man to work this hard to give me something that isn't needed...just desired.

I've wanted a white picket fence since I was around 11 years old. I'm finally getting it! After I paint it white, that is. I'm thinking about maybe doing a Tom Sawyer thing with the neighborhood kids ; )

Seriously, it will be a fairly big job to paint it but I have a big roller and a small one and will use the brush for whatever can't be reached with either of the rollers. I'm HIGHLY motivated...37 years is a long time to wait for a dream to come true!!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014


Well, the laminate we got was either defective or such poor quality as to be unacceptable that we picked up what we'd laid down and returned the whole lot to the store this morning. 

We did get the rest of the carpet up in the living room so we'll be ready to lay down whatever new flooring we decide on. 

Out looking now! About to stop at planning & zoning to pick up our survey to take the next step in building our garage :)