Saturday, January 30, 2010
- "You girls have fun. But remember, if it can't fit in a drawer, don't bring it home."
- "Have fun! Just remember: You have to get rid of something if you bring something home!"
NOTHING can describe the fun times I've had digging through all of the racks and racks of stuff at the Thrift Store! I may not have liked it very much as a child, but boy oh boy do I enjoy it now :) If you're not so lucky to have such a glorious place around where you live, look for a Salvation Army! They're loads of fun, too! And with those SPRING CLEANING days coming soon, keep in mind you can take all those clothes, toys, pieces of furniture and no longer loved items to the Thrift Store so others might enjoy them (you also get this little thing you can use on your taxes) - or your local church, like we do!
Hope you guys have found something fun to do on this COLD Saturday!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday became quite an adventurous day for "Dave and Duck"!
While at home over Christmas break, my mom and I found this beautiful bedroom suite at one of our hometown furniture shops. At first glance I thought it was pretty. With saying that, it's nothing unusual for us to walk into a furniture store and completely redecorate our humble abode :) with the things we see that we like! We walk around the entire store both critiquing and admiring the pieces we deem worthy of our time (ha!). We went BACK into this same store again over the break and I realized that I had absolutely fallen in LOVE with this bedroom suite... not just "liked" it. I quickly realized that this was one of those "GOTTA HAVE IT... when I'm a big girl" moments. I stood and stared long enough that the sales associate ( that knows us well enough to know we usually just come in to look), came over and asked us if we needed any help:) I quickly said "NO", because I didn't. I have no where to put such a gorgeous and HUGE bedroom suite, but hopefully one day... when I'm a big girl...
So, our first endeavour of the day was to visit the ginormous Ashley Furniture Store here in town! I was super excited (A. That I was going to get to show Dave this amazing set of furniture I had found, but B. That he actually wanted to go!). Per usual, we got ATTACKED when we walked in the front door. The guy leeched on to us SOO TIGHTLY I ended up telling him what we had come to see. He quickly showed us to the section of the floor that housed my dream bed... then proceeded to stay... and stay... and stay. This guy stayed so close to us that Dave and I couldn't even talk about the bed! So, I said "THANK YOU", and we walked off towards the couches and horrendous lazy boy reclining sofas that Dave wants (GAG)! We eventually were able to make our way back to the area we initially came to look at. The vote is in: Dave actually liked it, too! I was super excited about this. Now all I have to do is... Graduate, Get a JOB, Get Married, and find a room big enough to house my dream bed... Easier said than done :( But, I will keep tabs on it - no worries! Outside the store was this copper elephant. Dave insisted we take pictures (of course) to document our journey for everyone, and because it was an elephant! Who doesn't love those?
After our play time in the furniture store we headed to Hobby Lobby to see if there was any fabric there that Dave might be interested in having his chair recovered in (EEK!). Luckily, we found some houndstooth fabric he liked, but we're going to need to figure out how clean he's going to be able to keep it (it DOES have some white in it people!). His comment to this, "I guess I'll have to start using a napkins". YUCK... No matter what it's covered in, I'm sure it will be just as special as it always has been! If anyone has any suggestions about fabric or places to look for fabric, let us know!
While at Hobby Lobby, we somehow ended up on the cake isle! OH BOY :) Get excited for what is coming next! Dave found a football shaped cake pain and insisted we make a purchase... and head home (RIGHT THEN - because, no worries, he was ready to exit the store as quickly as possible) to bake. After only slightly annoying him by asking to go down almost every isle (just to see how long I could keep him in there after he had found his "toy"), we made out way to the check out counter and then to the car... on a mission at this point to Publix, to finish our shopping for THE CAKE!
At Publix, Dave also insisted that normal chocolate cake icing made by Pillsbury just would not do, and that we HAD to make Ninnie's icing. Phone calls were made, groceries were bought and we were headed to my house to bake a football cake (because Dave's oven tends to burn things within five minutes)!
FIRST, though, we had to read the instructions :) Secondly, came all of the ingredients that we would need. WHOOPS, guess what we had forgotten though? Crisco shortening and food coloring for the icing! The MOST important part :( MMM... Getting close to putting this thing in the oven!
Bake for 55-60 minutes @ 325 degrees! Licking the bowl is one of OUR favorite parts :) Dave actually "shared" on this one. He wouldn't be so nice later when it came to the icing :(
Coming SOON... to the next SUPER BOWL, Alabama Tailgate or event of your choice:
CHEF DAVE'S FOOTBALL CAKE! **Please call at least ONE WEEK in advance for orders! It takes him a while, and he doesn't like for others to help :(**
Friday, January 22, 2010
After class yesterday I decided to take a quick trip home to play with dad today. Loren couldnt come with me because she had to go to class this morning but after talking to her several times today I dont think she has quite missed me as much as she says. She seems to find several things to occupy her time. Last time I talked to her she was shopping somewhere. If I had to guess a trip to the thrift store will be in order while she is out.
Dad and I have had a pretty good day. Woke up shortly after mom left for school and had some breakfast. After that we went to get his new wheels put on his truck. Made a stop at the hardware store to see our friend Mike Mathis. While there we planned a trip to las vegas sometime before Loren and I get married. Mike has always taken care of me and he is the one who taught me how to play craps. After the hardware store it was time for lunch so we stopped at my third most favorite chicken store, chick-fil-a. It is third because Ninnie's will always be first and mine and moms is a tie for second. No matter how much you try I dont think anyone can ever make anything like ninnie. After lunch we made a much needed trip to sams club then home to wait on mom to get home from school. Dad is currently having his nap time. Seems like somebody else I know still has nap time every day to (Jana). Below I posted a picture of susie. She jumps on the couch when you come home and gets on the top so you can pick her up to give you kisses.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
**I must interject here, though - I don't hold enough recipes to fill out the first package of 20 recipe cards that I bought, but they were just too cute to pass up.**
With saying that, if anyone has a favorite recipe that they couldn't image life without OR that has been a personal family favorite, PLEASE feel free to send it my way - especially if it is something Dave will eat :) It could be anything! From cookies and dip, to roast and homemade hamburgers with a twist, Christmas favorites or just a favorite dressing or sauce! I will write it down and place it with the few others I have and remember you always when I cook YOUR special dish!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- Returned a book to the Supe Store that I didn't need for Pediatrics.
- Took a walk around campus to enjoy the beautiful weather God blessed us with today.
- Played on Facebook (which can suck you in for hours!).
- Put clothes away from where I did laundry on Monday.
- Make a comprised schedule of my school schedule to send home.
- Added addressed to my new address book.
Let me tell you just how FUN adding addresses to a new address book is :) Not only did I have all of my addresses that my mom had given me way back when for high school graduation invitations, but Sandye had sent me a list of their close family and friends addresses not too long ago and I decided to tackle those today as well. Can you say HAND CRAMP? Ugh... I am so happy to be done with that chore. It's something I needed to do long ago, but never took the time - and now I understand why! BUT, I am VERY THANKFUL everyone took the time to send me addresses. This will definitely save time later :)
As for my plans for the rest of my evening, I am currently sitting in my room, listening to the rain beat against the air conditioning unit outside my window (AND watching reruns of Grey's Anatomy and trying to be a good blogger). OH, what a sound! It is absolutely marvelous :)
I have not forgotten about my promise to upload pictures to catch everyone up on the month we unexpectedly forgot to blog about (EEK!). I am going to put Dave on that endeavour, though... :)
**Also, I have decided to start putting LINKS to things in my entries in order for others to enjoy the wonderful little things in life that my mom (or others) have either made for me or given to me as sweet little gifts. Be sure to keep your eye out for these! They might be just what you're looking for for that special someone who has you stumped on what to get them!**
Here is the LONG awaited recap :) I have done this particular blog TWO TIMES now, and somehow I have hit some button both times that has deleted everything, so... I am going to post this one quickly. Sorry again for the absence! Hope this gives all of you a little taste of our holiday! It was a great one, let me tell you...
IRON BOWL - Let the game begin!
How NICE it was to see this score board in OUR favor! Pasadena, HERE WE COME! Daddy and Dave were SO excited! Mom and I had been shopping ALL day and had stories of our own, but this picture says it all!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! ROLL TIDE :)