Monday, July 28, 2014

Would you buy that?

Bad Taste. Yuck!

You know, people are selling some really bizarre things online and I just had to share some of these crazy products with you. Now I have to say, this is real merchandise that is really being sold. I just can't help but wonder... is it just me, or is this stuff really out there? I'm sounding like Bob Barker here, but let's start with the very first item:

Underpants for your hands... yea or nay???



Oh and forget the hint of minty freshness. Now you can improve your dental hygiene while enjoying the amazing flavor of crispy fried bacon with Bacon Floss... hmmm.




Or maybe you're looking for just the right shoes to wear to that new Italian restaurant that just opened up in your neighborhood. Yes ladies, it is an actual shoe... :)
Crazy Shoes
Just in case you thought you didn't have enough radiation in your life, Amazon will sell you real uranium ore. Yes, for only $30.00, you can give yourself cancer. FYI... if you buy this product, there is no guarantee you won't end up on the FBI's watch list.
 Uranium For Sale on Amazon

  


And nothing says home décor quite like this thunderstorm cloud lamp. It works great as a nightlight, too.




Yeah, that is real placenta. They say that because it feeds babies in the womb, it's a magical formula for dry, brittle hair. All I know is, I'd still be remembering that I'm rubbing placenta all over my head.




Crazy things people buy11 Funny: Crazy things people buy




Let's see, where would I wear a dress like this... Sunday morning service or dinner at the in laws???
Butterfly dress. Luly Yang. Couldn't resist. Did you know that the Monarch butterfly populations is getting smaller and smaller?
For only $25,000.00 you can have a tiger cub of your very own. Just be sure to watch at least one episode of 'Fatal Attractions' first and keep in mind that these little guys will eventually grow up and love the taste of MEAT.




That is some hat!
Philip Treacy
So what do you think? Are any of these items calling your name???

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inspiring Home Decor

I removed the pictures from my header. I don't know, I just got tired of looking at them. In the next couple of weeks, I'm going to do something different with this blog, I just don't know what yet.

I've also been spending more time drooling over some very beautiful home décor pics and as always... it inspires me like you wouldn't believe. I just had to share these amazing rooms with all of you and hopefully you'll enjoy them as much as I did... :)
uniqueshomedesign:  Concrete, Contempora charisma design
I just love this foyer. It looks so welcoming and cozy.
great blog for decorations and arrangement in small spaces
Design Chic
Taylor Llorente - Style Estate -

Bachelorette Abode / yellow feminine decor & interiors / Sally Wheat interiors

Zantos Interiors
There is just something wonderful about a room that's filled with lots of books and since I have so many of them, I love to see how different people display them.




I would feel right at home in this kitchen. A kitchen like this would make me want to buy a new cookbook... just because.


Kitchen love....



leather chairs, large art

Yeah, I could see me soaking in that tub, but after I closed the curtain first.

I'll have to use this.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Sister's Visit


 

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm so sorry I haven't been around for a bit.I really miss seeing what everyone is up to so I have a lot of catching up to do.

I wanted to share a picture of my siblings from a very long time ago. My sister is standing on the left. My dear departed brother who is with Jesus now is on the right and I'm sitting in the chair between them.




My sister is a teacher and she's been teaching school in Abu Dhabi, which is not far from Dubai. Last week, she finally came back to the United States during her summer break. I haven't seen her for a whole year and I can't tell you how great it truly was to spend time with her.

She only stayed with me for a few days, but we squeezed in as much fun as we possibly could. She loves my chicken marsala so her first night with me, that's exactly what I made along with some banana bread.




We had breakfast the next morning at Cracker Barrel. (Okay, do you ever notice that there's never enough room on the table for all those plates they bring you?...lol)



Of course, you can't help but look around the store as you're leaving. There are so many lovely things to see. My sister bought me this little plaque that I absolutely adore. The words are so true because God is such a merciful God and I'm so very thankful for His love.


By the way, this is my sister. She left yesterday and I miss her already. I love you, sis... :)


Have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Eating out and shopping

♥ simple

I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July. Even though I charged up my camera, I didn't take a single picture. I was having so much fun that I totally forgot...lol.

One good thing is, I have been searching for an affordable rug for my bedroom for the longest. I finally found this one at Home Goods. I really love the pattern. It looks black in this picture, but it's actually navy blue.


Blue is also my favorite color and my husband's favorite color, so it was easy to decide what color to use in our room. I was so excited and just couldn't wait to get this rug home... yes!


Afterwards, my husband took me to Cracker Barrel for lunch, which was different since we usually only have breakfast there. Hubby ordered pork chops. Even though he was hungry, he was trying to wait patiently for me to take another picture since I didn't like the way the first three turned out...lol. He did like the pork chops a lot, but he said thumbs way down on the cucumber, tomato and onion salad.



I ordered a chicken BLT... and yes, it was a sandwich. The bread is hiding under there somewhere, I just hadn't put the sandwich together yet. It was actually pretty good, too.



Speaking of sandwiches, the picture below is actually from a different day, but I never used it. I just really love the way hubby makes peace signs when he's eating a sandwich. I guess I can get pretty goofy, but the silliest things put a smile on my face.



...And since I'm sitting here smiling, hopefully this will leave you with a smile, too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Anticipation of the Penitent

Read!
Blogging has led me to the most wonderful things, one of which is meeting other bloggers. One of my blogger friends, Nancy LaRonda Johnson blogs at nancylarondajohnson.blogspot.com, a.k.a. Writer's Mark, Christian and other fiction, poetry and ideas. She is also the author of, Anticipation of the Penitent.



This is my favorite place to sit and read and I was very excited to start reading. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm happy to say that once I got started, I couldn't stop. From the very first page, the story began to pull me in.

I will say, this is a powerful story with many spiritual lessons that can be learned in real life. It is very well written with hair-raising twists and turns and unforgettable characters throughout. At times, I was filled with anger and fear. Other times, I was filled with hope and moved to tears.



If your looking for an exciting story that's different from the norm then this is the story for you. You won't be disappointed.

I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Five years ago today, I married my best friend and love of my life.



I've learned that having a happy marriage doesn't mean life is perfect - at least not all the time. As a matter of fact, there have been times that we didn't exactly see eye to eye.
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But through good times and bad, we've stayed together. You know, sometimes I still feel like a newlywed and I still get giddy when you're about to walk through the door. Besides, how many guys would let their wife  write on their hand with a magic marker? I truly am the luckiest girl in the world and I count my blessings every single day.

I want you to know that as we grow old together and as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change... I will always keep falling in love with you... :)
Great pic
Happy Anniversary, Honey!!!


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Happy Monday!



Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I tried a new recipe that I found on Pinterest. It was called the Best Ever Roasted Chicken. The sauce was made with soy sauce, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic and olive oil.



The chicken turned out pretty good, but no... it wasn't the best roasted chicken I ever had. Oh well...




I also tackled a project this weekend. I'm sure some of you can relate, but it can really be challenging when you're decorating an apartment. When we moved in, our rental office suggested that if we have surround sound of any sort, we shouldn't have the speakers directly on the floor. They wanted our speakers to be up on a shelf or on some type of stand. They felt like it would cut down on the noise for the tenants that live below us.

With that said, my husband had these little wooden storage crates stashed away in his man cave and he felt like using them to hold the speakers would be the perfect solution. Okay... I supposed it would work and I wouldn't have to go out and buy anything, right? The problem was, this solution wasn't exactly working for me. I thought it was nice that hubby was willing to help out, but every time I saw those light wood crates next to the dark wood of the media center, it bothered me... probably more than it should have.




So I picked up a can of spray paint at Michael's so that I could tweak the crates a little. They didn't have much to choose from, so I knew it wouldn't be an exact match. I was still hoping that it would all work out in the end, though.




Since it was a nice day, I took my project outside and got busy. I actually ended up using the entire can because to get the right look, I needed to do three coats of paint on each crate.




Like I said, it's not an exact match, but I think it's definitely an improvement.







So, what do you think?