Saturday, August 29, 2009

Google Ranking

Every time I change something on my blog- I loose my google ranking- does anyone else have this happen? It's so frustrating!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

One project turns into three-- or four-- or five :O)

As some of you know, we built our house with the help of my father and have been living in it for about 3 1/2 years now- when we moved in, it was not completely finished- we still had some painting to do and a few walls to finish off, etc.- well, let me tell you- time STOPPED on the house the day we moved into it- the motivation to get hubby to do anything steadily declined- and needless to say, not much has gotten done on the house- although I've changed the color of the living room three times since we've moved in and hubby has painted it each and every time- it has been like pulling nails to get the hallway painted-- and he doesn't allow me to paint (usually) lol- so I've looked at grey wallboard forever now- BUT- it's finally painted-- yayyyyyyy- so happy about that!

In the mean time- it got me to thinking well, hey- if we've painted- we can put up the trim work around the door- we opted to purchase 1x6's and make the frames that way- staying with the country/prim style that I like- I decided to go with a True Walnut color for the painting of them- because I have a dark sage type of green on the walls- will look perfect together- this lead me to thinking- well the kitchen cupboards really look shabby lol- we stained them a light almost natural color a few years ago ( we purchased unfinished cupboards when we built the house) but I've never like it- and now, it didn't even look like they had been stained- dull and drabby-- so I thought hmmm-- this walnut color might look good on them although I SWORE I'd never paint them LOL - well, the bottom set is now done and although it's going to take some getting used to- I do like it- not in love with it yet- but I do like it- lol- ohh-- and BTW-- we also painted the doors to the bedrooms and bathroom- and I purchased stain for the deck- and how did all of this get started you ask? Because my daughter wants to have a Bon Fire with her friends Tuesday night- so hubby decided he better get some things done LOL - If I'd have known that's all it took- I'd have had her done it three years ago!!! LOL

Will post pics soon-- gotta go put all the knobs back on the cupboards and drawers now!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Easy, Yummy Chicken Stir Fry

My daughter and her friend wanted to try making a stir fry-- I told them I didn't mind although I wasn't going to eat it-- I am not a veggie lover lol- she started looking online last night for a recipe and came up with tons of course- and seemed to like bits and pieces of each one- in the end, this is what they did:

Purchased a stir fry seasoning mix from the grocery store- added it to water and sugar, but did not add the soy sauce- this was just directions from the packet- then set it aside --then they used 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, a few green onions, a regular onion, cut/sliced carrots, 2 cloves of garlic, garlic powder and onion powder -- they mixed all this together - then they sliced two boneless chicken breasts into small pieces/strips and cooked them in a bit of oil until almost done- once almost done-- they added in the mixture of veggies - let them cook about 5-6 minutes and added in the stir fry seasoning mixture and cooked for a couple of more minutes until it was all blended together - they then took flour tortilla wraps and made wraps out of the stir fry-- they both agreed it was really yummmy, but they put in to many veggies for the amount of chicken- they also were going to make rice to go with it, but forgot until almost done eating LOL -- a good afternoon project for the girls though!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Niagara Falls Here We Come

Tuesday can't get here fast enough! The kids and I really need a break from the house and we are on our way to Niagara Falls first thing Tuesday Morning- so excited- my mom is coming along too!

I have planned so far to leave around 6 in the morning, stopping for lunch some place and then on to the falls- I think we will go to the maid of the mist tour when we get there and then the snow park Tuesday night from 7-9 because they have discounted admission-- other attractions we are hoping to get to are the Aquarium of Niagara, The Hard Rock Cafe, the observation tower and Martins Fantasy Island- and whatever else we find - then when we leave on Friday- I'm hoping to go to the Buffalo Zoo- if it gets to late, we will stop some where along the way home for the night- most likely the Syracuse area.

Hoping the trip is relaxing and not stressful! lol
Will let you all know how it went when we get back and I'll be posting pics too!

Happy August Everyone!