Friday, August 29, 2014

High Five for Friday!

Boy, it's been a long time since I've posted a weekly wrap up top five things from my week. So I'll just dive right in!
1.  Last Friday I went to the pool with these cuties. Oh the love!  They are getting so big!  They are so big that Sawyer was at school. Ugh!  Stop!

2.  Matt and I found a new dog park to take Pickles. So we loaded her up in the car and took her down. She was a little suspicious. 

But she had fun. 

3.  A rose from my love is a great excuse to use this super cute baby vase. 

4.  Another trip to a different park with Pickles. We had a small group family picnic. Of course we had to bring our dog-child. 

I think she's bored with us in this one.  Yawn!

5. These are surprisingly not gross. They are actually tasty and quite addictive. 






Sunday, August 10, 2014

40 in Fort Myers - August 7-10

Matt and I had the most amazing time in Ft Myers, Florida for my 40th birthday. 

The weather was great, the water was perfect, the sunsets were amazing,it was just what we needed. We took books and magazines to read on the beach and left them all upstairs in our room with our iPhones. Our room overlooked the ocean. OVERLOOKED!  I thanked God numerous times for the perfection of it all. Many many times I said that I never ever in my life thought I would stay in a place like that. It was the view, the sand, the simplicity of the trip. All shared with my number one main squeeze, my love who stood by me through some pretty crappy times last year and through some pretty awesome times. 39 was full of ups and downs, hope lost and hope given, friends new and old, friends new who feel like old, deepening faith, and love galore. In my life every decade has been better than the last so watch out 40s here I come!  

Enough words.... Here is my #40inFtMyers.























If you've made it this far thanks for reading and looking.  All of these photos were taken with our iPhones because our computer has pretty much bit the dust.  I still have photos trapped on my camera from spring. 

We stayed at the Diamond Head Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach. I most definitely recommend them if you are going to FMB. Clean rooms, easy beach access, a nice hotel pool, three restaurants, nice staff, close but not too close to the action, and reasonable prices. 

We used the Ambassador Transportation service. I'm used to being picked up at a Florida airport by one of my parents when they lived in Florida a few years ago. Let me tell you this service is the next best thing.  Courteous, friendly, prompt, and knowledgable. No better way to travel to and from the airport!  





















Saturday, August 2, 2014

High Five for July

So last night did a really long post about how since I have been missing the weekly round up I did a month in review. July was an awesome month!  So much fun spending time with friends, family, and more. I had individual pictures for each day with a little description. But this morning when I went to check it out it was gone. Just one day published and no pictures!  Ugh!  I spent over an hour on that post. Take my word for it, July was awesome! :). Here's my monthly photo collage. 


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Turquoise Earring Repurpose


I have these earrings that I LOVE!  My brother and sister in law gave them to me for Christmas one year. They are long and dangly and swingy. But I haven't worn them much lately.


They are so swingy it was hard to get a photo on my ear.  I pull them out once a week and think man I wish these were shorter.  So today made them shorter and after a run to Hobby Lobby I had a new necklace and earring set. 

First let me show you the before. 



I love the colors. I love the filigree. I love them and wanted to get more wear out of them. 

Here's the after. 


I purchased a 30 inch chain that was on sale. Using pliers I pulled apart the jump rings on the earring and put them on the chain. 


I'm so excited about my "new" necklace and earring set!  For $2.00 and a little work I got a set that would cost at least 10 times as much in a store. 





Friday, June 27, 2014

High Five for Friday - June 28


1.  What a great time I had celebrating Maggie's 40th birthday!  We had our hair and makeup done.  I told the make up lady to go for it and boy did she!  I felt way too done up in the afternoon and wasn't sure about a bold eye AND lip color.  But it was very fun and I loved the look!  After that we had a little girl time and margaritas then headed home to change clothes and grab our guys. We went to P&L to have dinner at Makers Mark. It was awesome!  There was a free concert with a great band. Just a wonderful night celebrating friendships. Here's me with Maggie and Autumn at Makers Mark. 


Here's Matt and I. My love!
                                        

2.  On Sunday we got to babysit Jack and Evalyn. I cherish these times with our nephew and niece. Here Jack just got up from a nap. 


Matt and Evalyn. I'm enamored with these two. 





3.  Doesn't everyone have 4.5 pounds of chocolate chips in their cupboards?




4.  I thought it was especially lucky to find a heads up penny from 1974.


5.  This week was so busy but I feel so humbly blessed to have been a little part of the 3rd annual GHI fundraiser. I prayed that God would bring people that had a heart for the work and that we would fill that place up. That's what happened. It was a great night!  If you want to learn more about GHI click here










Friday, June 13, 2014

High Five for Friday! June 13

1.  I'm always so proud of my husband (even when he gets 7th place).  But on Sunday he got FIRST place in his golf tournament. Good job honey!  It's a pretty awesome trophy!  Plus he won some gift cards to the golf store. 


2.  I got a new grater and let me tell you it is amazing!  Matt and I were at Target one night and I mentioned that we will need a new grater soon because the one we got for our wedding was beginning to crack. I picked out the same one we have. But he said why don't we get this one. It's like the Rolls Royce of graters!  It's huge with big and small shred sides. Plus it comes with a container and lid that fit on the bottom.


3.  This ice cream is everything you want in an ice cream. I dream about this stuff!


4.  Our small group has been reading Ephesians. At girls night we read chapter 4 and discussed.  My favorite verse is 29. Here's my paraphrase - if you can't say something nice just don't, use your words to build others up. The next day I saw these posters I had never really paid attention to hanging in the children's hall. 


5. Last night Matt and I tried out a new to us restaurant called the Liberty Bend Fish Market. It's off the beaten path. They serve po'boy sandwiches, catfish, shrimp, and I saw frog legs on the menu! Matt had the catfish and I had the shrimp po'boy. Both were yummy! The hush puppies were good (not the sweet kind we used to get in Florida but good).  The fries were delish!  They had BBQ that smelled good that we'll try next time or the chicken strips.  


I'm babysitting Jack today so there may be another "Jack & Geeby" post coming soon. 




Saturday, June 7, 2014

Super Saturday!

Where did May go?  Is it really already June 7?  Wow!  

1.  It's no secret I love baking. I love anything in the kitchen but baking is a favorite. I have only had French macarons once before. They were so good. If you have ever read any food blog you have seen macarons and heard how tough they are to make. So I tackled them recently and they really aren't that hard. It just takes patience and a fearless baking attitude. I followed a recipe by Martha added some chocolate and made a vanilla buttercream. Yum yum yum!  Even the batch I over baked was really good. 


2.  I started a new baby afghan. I mean I have been working on so many baby projects for friends and family.  This one I'm using an easy stitch in navy, white, with tan color blocking. I'll show the finished product soon. 


3.  Matt and I booked my 40th birthday beach get away. We are staying here. 


4.  Pretty flowers from my sweetie. 


5.  I've seen a couple of good movies recently. Matt and I saw ten new X-men movie. It was good action and fun. I saw Fault in Our Stars with Jill today. What a tear jerker!  Matt and I watched the Star Trek movie from last summer on netflix last week. It was great!  Netflix recommended we start watching the series Firefly afterwards and it's pretty good too. 

6.  Crazy Friday night at target last night.