Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm a winner...

SO I love checking out other blogs and once in a while I come across a giveaway! If it's for something good I will enter and I my hard efforts have now rewarded me! Twice!
The first giveaway I won was for a free print from a fabulous local (Raleigh) photographer, Julia Wade .  She had done a 52 week project and I chose a picture from one of the weeks and she sent me a print! Colby and I chose a boat on a dock and put the 8X 10 in our downstairs bathroom. Looking back I should have gotten a bigger print but hindsight is always 20/20!
Then yesterday much to my surprise I won a giveaway yesterday on one of my favorite cooking blogs Just Cook Already!  They were hosting a giveaway from JO TOTES  Fabulous camera bag store for a free camera bag of MY choice!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I have been wanting a fancy camera bag for quite a while but I wasnt ready to shell out the $$ for it!  Now I dont have to!!

The bag I chose! I cant wait until it gets here!!!
Speaking of giveaways, Check out the giveaway on my Photoblog HERE !!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010


I know I brag a lot, bug Colby never ceases to amaze me with his talents!
We decided to tile around the fire place and went and searched for tile at our 2nd home (Home Depot)!
We found the perfect tile and the perfect accent tile! Although the H.D. we were at only had 3 of the ones we wanted and 2 of them were broken. So we headed off to another store which was definitely in the ghetto. (I didnt even know it existed!) They had 13 tiles and we needed 11. The guy told us we should go ahead and buy all 13 just in case because these certain tile sell like hot cakes! We decided not to but regretted it the next day! How did that guy know!!
Here is the little suckers that sent us on a scavenger hunt!

We got the rest of the tile at the store and then headed home!

Accent corners

Marazzi Montagna Belluna if you were wondering the color :)

Colby started working on it yesterday morning around 9 and didnt finish until 2! It normally takes just a couple hours to tile an entire bathroom to put it into perspective. He soon realized that he needed one more  6 X 6 piece and 1 more little bronze accent piece..
He headed back to the original home depot that had that 1 good piece and found it hidden under some boxes! Lucky! When he went to the register to check out the cashier couldnt get the 6 X 6 tile to scan into the system and her nails were preventing her from typing in the numbers. Colby then attempted to type in the numbers but she pressed the wrong button and cleared everything out. Oops! She got impatient and told Colby to just leave with the tile. He was confused and tried to tell her no but she said to go ahead. I told him it was a little kickback for buying so much stuff from there!!
Anyways after hours of hardwork, blood, sweat, and maybe tears (just kidding) Colby finished the tile work and now just has to grout it! I can't believe how beautiful it is!

After he grouts it we will put threshold aroudn the edges to make it look finished but anyways, I am just so impressed with it!!

Thats all for now, I will post more when it is completely done, I just couldnt wait to show it off!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yummy Recipe

So I tried a new recipe today and it was delicious! It was a crockpot chicken. I got the recipe from my friend Shannon but now I can't remember the right name for it!

4-5 Chicken tenders
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 gracious cup of sour cream
1 cup of chicken broth
1 packet Lipton onion soup

I let it sit for 9 hours on low with the chicken frozen and it was more than done. Once cooked completly shred chicken inside crockpot and service over rice.  I might have thrown a sprinkle of cheese on top just for fun! :)

The next recipe I am going to try is this one:

via Tasty Kitchen

Yumm Yumm!!

Funny Commercials!

Colby hates it when I sit in the movie theatre and can't stop laughing at the commercials before the previews! I think he just is embarrassed that I am cracking up and no one else is! I know he thinks these commercials are just as funny as i do though!! Take a look at some of my favorites that make me laugh everytime!

They are driving in toasters and washing machines! oh and they are hamsters! hilarious!!!
Oh and the mayhem ones are really funny!

I hope that was yellow cake or something because thats just nasty!!!

These are just a couple that keep me rolling!!

Tis the season... be grateful! I have just been feeling so incredibly blessed lately. There isn't one particular reason and I am not going to post 1 reason I am grateful a day (we all know how that will turn out! :)  )

I love my husband!
I love my family!
I love the gospel!
I love my life!

I posted them on facebook but just in case you havent seen how cute Colby and I are together.. :)

 Isnt he gorgeous!

look a post with no pictures of the pups!

Next post I will put pictures up of the master bath and the re-decorated living room and office!! yay! It's amazing what a little paint can do!
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