Thursday, June 30, 2011

6 Days Till "Pimpin'"

COUNTDOWN TO KIDROCK!!!















I may lose half my followers with this post but I hope to convince you to open your minds.....HA!!



I love Kidrock - he is soooo hot and sooooo sweet - I actually met him before a concert in Pgh a few years ago and he is soooooo humble and down to earth I fell in love - really!!!


His cousin passed away from addiction and he sings so many heartfelt and beautiful songs along with the others that I cannot mention!


I am going to the concert with my bestest buddy Sherry and a friend of ours Ed. It is going ot be interesting to see their reactions...I gave them CD's so they knew what they were getting into - HA!!!!


Anyway - 6 MORE DAYS UNTIL KIDROCK - and I know one of my bloggy friends' husband works on Roberts (Kidrocks) car and I would not protest if she showed him this blog post and gave him my address...I live in a condo with a big parking lot so his tour bus would fit JUST FINE!!!!!!!!!!


Love to all and Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We Want To Know Wednesday




I saw this on my new bloggy friend Amy's blog today and decided to join in to meet even MORE new bloggy friends!!!




Jump over to Seriously Shawn; where she and her friends Impulsive Addict, Mamrazzi and Jannette are hosting We Want To Know Wednesday!!


I looks like fun so join in and meet new people - here is mine...



**Questions**


1.} What is the best, or worst, pick up line you have ever been given?

If the eyes are the portals of hope then you give me hope to live! Really?!?!?! What is that?!?!?!? Other than scarrrrrrrrry!

2.} What is your most and least favorite day of the week?

Most favorite is Friday - LOVE Friday and the weekend....and for the same reason seriously dislike Monday - back to work; weekend over :-(

3.} How many hours of sleep do you require each night?

6 - 8 usually will do (I prefer 8 but usually get 6 - 3 if you count the cats jumping on me and waking me up all night-LOL)

4.} Is there a song that takes you back in time? What is it and what memory is it attached to?

Who's Gonna Take You Home - The Cars - I don't really even like the song but everytime I hear it I remember making out in the backseat of someones car on a double date....he was a big football star in our area and I will never forget how cool and OLD I felt - WOW!!! The memories associated with that song are HUGE! Just humming it now in my head and I am right back there! Weird!

5.} What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

It has got to be chocolate - I LOVE chocolate anything!! I live near an amazing chocolate maker named Sarris so that does not help also! Also, I love massages and anything associated with a spa!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Thanks for letting me join in the fun!!!! I LOVE making new bloggy pals!

Monday, June 20, 2011

All the crops

I LOVE NATURE!!! I was driving to my meeting Saturday morning after spin class and I saw this...how cute!?!?!?! Bambi and her little kids on the side of the road - this is a close as my cell phone would zoom in - good thing there was no-one else on this road as they would have probably plowed into me since I stopped right in the middle - LOL!!!!





Soooo cute!







Here are the garden progress pictures I promised - actually my patio garden...check it out!!!! Little baby peppers.....sooooooooooo many baby peppers!!!



Here is the pepper plant itself.......so big and loaded with peppers and flowers!





I am eating this today!!! First tomato from my crops!! LOL!!! I had my doubts about trying the Topsy Turvy but it is the first to have a red fruit!!!!! Yeah Topsy Turvy!!!!!!





First strawberry - I did not eat this as i pulled it off and the underside was moldy....not doing so swell on the strawberry plant :-(









This is Mint and Italian Basil....very anisy flavor.....YUM!!!!!!!!!!!












These are rosemary and basil....I plant LOTS of basil!!!!!












This has Texas Tarragon, Curley Parsley, Basil and Spearmint - I have almost depleted my mint crops as I found this new recipe for beans/mint/feta that I love - I will post that tomorrow...it is sooooooooooooooooo good......I am making it CONSTANTLY!







Here are my two tomatos in pots...lots of green ones but none red yet!!!!!!!






Another shot of the pepper plant






Here is the strawberry plant.....







Here is the Topsy Turvey!!!!!!!!!




Here are some of my pretty posies...









Here is the patio from down below...It is like a jungle up here - I LOVE IT!!






Here is the view on the patio - I love summer!!!!!!!!!!!!












Flip Flop Swap

I am soooooooooooooooooo super excited!!!! I got home from work last night and this was waiting at my door!!!!!!!! :-)

Was it from....

Yes it was from - my FLIP FLOP SWAP partner - Amy at Nine Ninety-One!!!!!!!!!




I ripped it open - LITERALLY - and found this sweet and sooooo cute note to explain what is inside!





How ADORABLE!!!!!! LOVE THESE!!!!! Seriously, I wore them around the condo all night last night (they felt amazing after my sore feet from spinning) and cannot wait to wear them to my meeting tonight - super cute!!!




Another angle of my new flip flops!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I mention not only sooo cute but sooooooooo comfy!




And this adorable windchime was also included! We were supposed to add something from our state and Amy is from Tennessee - so instead of sending me a big "T" (which I would have found some use for - LOL!!!) she sent something orange which is a big color for their state!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! Next time Waliacha is over I will make him add me a hook in a better place on the deck but for now I just wanted to get it hung so I could hear its chimes...it is the one on the left with the dragonflies........LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much Amy!! I loved everything and REALLY enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and our exchange!!! I do hope you love your swap gift also....after seeing my flip flops, I think you will!!!! Again, thanks for everything and thanks to The Texas Darlings for hosting this swap!! I can't wait to do another one!!!!!!!!!!






Father's Day Weekend 2011

Father's Day weekend was amazing!! It was soooo much fun and we had amazing weather and got to spend the majority of the weekend out on the lake - yippee!!!!

Here is Poppy (my daddy) with Ryan one of his grandkids-it is hillarious - Ryan always wants to help Poppy drive the pontoon but as soon as he is on his lap he falls asleep - EVERYTIME - hillarious!
This is Madelyn - having fun on the boat!


Kyleigh shaking her tail feathers ...she is sooooo funny and cute these days!!!!







Aly getting her "yoshen" on




All three midgets on the car - this was a rare treat - all three sharing one thing very nicely - HA!!!


Memaw (my mommy) and Madelyn riding on the pontoon...




and another...





My brother Matt, his wife Sara


and the newest addition to our family Brody...




And last but definitely no least - Madelyn's first tube ride with her mommy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







And zoomed in a little....this is from my camera phone so it is as good as it gets...LOL!!!







Hope everyone had an amazing weekend - and those that have lost their fathers are all in my prayers!!!! I am soooooooo grateful for mine!!!!!!!!! Thanks Daddy - I love you for all you are and all you have taught me to be!!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Greek Love!


I HAVE THE GREATEST HEALTHY RECIPE FOR YOU GUYS!


If you like Greek food (ie: grape leaves, hussus, etc.) then you will LOVE this recipe!


I was getting a pedicure two weeks ago and my nail tech mentioned growing herbs. I told her I also have many plants and my patio looks like a jungle. We started sharing what we grow and found out we both are growing spearmint. I use it in tea and salads and she said I had to try this recipe.


Again, this was two weeks ago!!! I have made it at least three times since.....for about three days I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner - soooo yummy and good for you! So, I am sharing and I PROMISE you will love it!!!! TRY IT!!


Greek bean salad

2 can drained and rinsed black beans
1 cup chopped onion (you can use less but I LOVE onion)
8 oz reduced fat feta (you can use regular)
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves


Mix the above all together in bowl then...

shake together 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/8 cup of olive oil

pour that over the bean mixture.....ENJOY!!!

It is good right away but is even better after refrigerated for at least a few hours so the flavors marry!!!!


yummmmmmmmy!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flip Flop Love




I am participating in a flip flop swap that is being hosted by Becca at The Texas Darlings. This is actually the third annual so I am grateful to be able to be a part of it!!!! YIPPEE!!!! I love this stuff!!!





I have been paired up with Amy at Nine-Ninety-One and I am soooooooooo excited!!!





Amy's blog is great and very fun and interesting so if you do not follow her yet, I suggest you do!!!! I can't wait to try this recent recipe she blogged about - HIPPY CAKE!!!





This has been one week full of fun shopping and I will be mailing her swap package out tomorrow (initially I was going to post the contents here but since she is (I think) now following my blog I don't want to kill the suprise)..LOL!!!!





Happy almost TGIF!!




Appreciation?!?!

We had our annual Employee Appreciation Salad Day today at work. This is just one of the committees I am a part of at work. It is so much fun planning the employee stuff - I love it!


Anyway, we used Flag Day for the excuse for the partiotic decorations - LOVE THEM!!!


Here are a few pics of the decorations and setup!!!
YUMMY day!!!


Awesome hat!!!!!!!!
The decor!!!



A view of the buffet....



The buffet...


Yummy grilled chicken for salads!!!


The setup....



My favorite....leftovers!!! This is my dinner tonight...no chicken left over but lots of lettuce and mishrooms and cucumbers!!!! YUMMY!!! Oh and apples, for snacking at my desk this week!!!


I ONLY HOPE YOU ALL FEEL AS APPRECIATED AT WORK AS I DO!!!!!

Happy Tuesday all!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Brody's Baptism

Nittany (my sister and brother in laws cat)


Ryan and Kyleigh having a popsicle


The cookies my sister made for the baptism - I put the sugar on top - LOL!!!


Me and my "little" sister on the right



My little sister again...








Kyleigh, Ali and Ryan in the baptism/church clothes...

Another...



Another...



Kyleigh cleaning up the playroom for Madelyn's visit...




He is loving dancing with his sisters...this is going to be GREAT blackmail later in life!! LOL


Tapping away...




Soooooooooo cute









My brother in law and Ryan waiting for the baptism to begin...


In the hallway at the church with the parents...my "little" brother in blue shirt with his wife in purple and holding Brody - our "baby of honor"