Monday, March 31, 2014

Block out the light.

So here are a few additions to the house to help with that. 

We are slowlllyyyy working on a few more house things. We have officially lived here for three months. We moved in, unpacked and settled somewhat. Took a break from "the projects" but now that some time has passed we are back on the list of things to do. 

First up blinds: here are the most recent 

We also put them in the other two bedrooms and our closet. I think that is all for now

Then it was time to get the guest bathroom finished just in case we get some visitors?!? 
So now we at least have a shower curtain. Still to come a mirror 

Then it is time to head outside when it warms up. Landscaping. House painting. Driveway paving

Inside: furniture. Lockers. 

Like I said this will be a slowwww process :) 

Bring on not only the spring cleaning but the spring projects. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Plants and pining

Plants: I did my last watering on Friday night. Their mama and my mama is heading home tomorrow! Due to arrive by the weekend!!!!!!! Can you tell we are all excited!!!!!! 

So here is a final picture of their upkeep. 
Drumroll please.....

Looks pretty much the same! Hello!!! I think their mama is going to be PRETTY happy!!! :) 

Pining: on one of our (many) Walmart trips I discovered a while back this drying mate that I really really wanted (cough I am sooo getting old if these are the things I get excited about) 
Anyway today I passed it and it was on sale!! Major woot. She is finally mine! 3 buckeroos and happy kari!!

Now I would say I already put it to use but my hubby beat me to dry his beer off that was in a cooler. Hmmm do not think that was approved by me. All well! She is mine and I am happy. Little things in life :) 

Friday, March 28, 2014

take me back

Please...haha if only
and if only vacation went on and on :) 
But it was back to reality today

J and I had a great week of visiting my parents in Key Colony, FL
very neat place, good weather, and good company

Thank you parentals for letting us visit
thank you parentals for providing us with lots of junk food aka two key lime pies, ice cream and ice cream...on and on... and jelly bellys :) 
thank you for parentals for spoiling us with fun! :) 

Here is the camera reel 
Florida Keys 2014 style!
Truth be told

Sea Isle and typically daily activities
Reading by the water with little or BIG visitors...they were everywhere

The beach that J actually didnt mind walking...round trip 10 mins ;-)

pool time

paddle board we found at the condo
reading corner 
reading corner
other reading corner

the grandma Marie would have LOVED it here...everything was labeled and there was directions for everything.  Including the white towels to sit on with a wet bathing suit.  the blue if not wet.  yup!  no joke!

Excursions for the week
one: Walking part of the seven mile bridge

moms last day on the crutches! Go Mom!

Two: Day Trip to Key West
Southernmost Point

Flowers and cruise ship watching

Conch Shell informational tour through the city

Zero Mile Marker

Getting ready for the Key West sunset

Three: Fishing and Theater of the sea
The boys did a fish

So the girls went to Theater of the Sea...Kinda like Seaworld of the version

The Bird show

The dolphin show

The sea lion show
I really enjoyed all the shows!  Fun day

and here we are about to eat all the fish! SO GOOD!  

Nightly Activities
at Sunset park...where you got to sing the MARATHON song...really
old people lead a group sing through a song...and they were REALLY into participation 

Time to SING

One night we walked to a different part of the island to watch the sunset

and out front

and a little shuffle board.
Girls WON

and onto our last day we started the day out right with a beautiful sunrise!

and that is a wrap!
Such a great week away
hard to come home from this
I think we need to go back! :) 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Read read read

X three.
Three books this week on vacation and one half day to go..and one more book to go. 

Here are the books 
And here are the reviews
1.  I've got your number 
Typical Sophie book. Funny. Dorky. Silly. Quick read. Of course there was a problem/mix up and it is solved in the end. If you are a Sophie fan you will like. Recommend. 

2. The best of me. 
Typical sparks book.  Little darker/sadder overall. But it was good. Switch ending that I didn't see coming. The rest I will keep a secret. I enjoyed and would recommend. 

3. Before I say good-bye
Oh Mary Higgins Clark. Why have I stopped reading you. You are such a good mystery. Really enjoyed. Good twistes and turns. Of course I recommend. 

That is three for three folks. One weeks worth of vacation books in the books :) 

Read on read on! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

flowers flowers

spring has sprung...or not sprung yet if you live in Michigan
But today is the first official day of spring, so I am hoping it is coming soon! 
positive thinking right there

so i maybe was not the only one that woke up to snow...ekkk :) ignoring that :)

so I will just have to show you my indoor flowers
actual my moms indoor flowers that I am taking care of...

here is an update of them:
These are the ones at her house...that J and I visit about ever 10 days.
they look like they are holding up....
not too much longer guys.  you can do it!

and this is the one at my work
really I am positive about this one.
looks pretty much the same
again hang on there little buddy...mama will be home soonish...

now time to bring on the outdoor to follow in ohh another month ;-)
Happy First day of SPRING! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

from one to the next

First the Luck of the Irish St. Pattys day
a joke for classic joke tuesday [thanks to my mom]
why don't you iron a four leaf clover???
you don't want to press your luck

not a weekend treat.  first of the season and last.
Second onto Easter:
my very first seasonal decoration displayed in the house
my very own bunny!  I do LOVE it...

Time for jelly beans also!  It is a must!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Very American

Past times.
One: American Legion boat and canon pancake breakfast! 
All you can eat for $6...bacon and eggs also! Check

Discovered this this weekend with B! 
We were by far on the younger side of the crowd, but it was delicious, allowed for chatting and were even asked if we were twins...does it get any better ;) 

Two: Tigers baseball 
My sister in law is famous! She made the Instagram, Mlive and the Detriot free press! 
All because of an autograph. Now she has to just name my soon to be niece Justine :) 
Check her famous picture! 

Oh so cool!

There you have two proofs of Americas best!