Life By The Pool. . .it's just BETTER!

Jul 20, 2016

Weekend Recap

We had a nice and quiet weekend.  It was our 28th anniversary on Saturday.  We celebrated by going out to dinner at Gringo's on Friday afternoon.  I'm always up for some Tex Mex.

For dessert we had cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.  I had the red velvet and the hubs had the salted caramel.  They were delicious!


The hubs gave me these beautiful flowers.  The pics do not do them justice.  They are beautiful!!!

We laid low this weekend and watched lots of movies.  Just to name a few:

Me Before You
The Choice

There were many more...I've forgotten the names!

I ordered my first Christmas gift this weekend.  Crazy 8 had a crazy sale on Friday so I ordered Mr. W lots of cute clothes.  My goal every year is to purchase at least one Christmas gift by the end of July.  This way I can get a start on my shopping so I can finish early.  Gotta have time for all the decorating I do.  :)

Hope you are having a good week.  I can't believe it is already Wednesday and I am just now posting.    Where has this week gone?

Take care,



Jul 16, 2016

Our 28th Anniversary

Today the hubs and I celebrate 28 years of marriage.
We were married at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Lake Charles, La.


Here, Father McConnell is uniting all three of us together, me, Tiffani and Kevin.


It was a very hot day...just like today.  :)

I am so happy God had us cross paths to be on this journey through life together.  We have been blessed in so many ways.

This year we are celebrating our anniversary with a staycation.  There is nothing I want more than to be home spending time with my man lounging around the pool, watching movies and celebrating our life together.

Cheers to many more years together!!!

Love you hubs!!!  May we have many, many more years to come!!!



Jul 15, 2016

Our Favorite Fruit Dip

I look for occasions and opportunities to make this dip.  I have made it for parties and celebrations at home and I have brought it to Bible Study classes.  The recipe calls for three ingredients and mixes up really quick.

Here's the recipe:

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Blend the ingredients really well and place in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.  That's it!!!  I love serving it with fresh strawberries or graham crackers.


So if you are looking for something quick, easy and super delicious...this is your dish.  I made it for our 4th of July celebration and it was gone before I had a chance to have some for myself.  I won't name who ate the most of it.  :)  Once you dip your strawberry are done.  It is so hard to move away from the dip.  :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Take care,


Jul 13, 2016

A Friend's Office Makeover

A friend of mine, Kim, redid her office and was kind enough to let me take some photos to share with  you.


I love all of the sayings on the wall.

Something we all need to remember...dreams are free.

The desk was originally a solid cream color, the same as the top.  She painted some of it black to match the credenza behind her desk.

I love her new office.  I imagine it will inspire her for days to come.

I am hoping my MIL is inspired by this makeover to move forward with her own office makeover.  :)

Have a great day!



Jul 11, 2016

Weekend Recap

We had a nice and quiet weekend.  Nothing exciting, just did things around the house that needed to be done.  Saturday I spent most of my time (like 8 hours in the backyard) watering plants, trimming them, sweeping the patio, etc.  I like to have everything "prettied up" before I lay out or swim.  It makes me feel better.  Then while I am floating in the water I make a mental note of what needs to be done.  I know I'm crazy.  I just can't help it.  :)

After I finished my chores I laid on the chaise taking in the view.

Lucky for me God was showing off his artistry.  The blue sky and white clouds looked like a beautiful painting.  Do you see anything in the shape of the clouds?  I think it looks like an outline of two faces?

I swam 50 laps (there and back is one lap) and did 200 crunches in the water.  And yes I was feeling it on Sunday morning.

I love this time of day when the sun is reflecting on the water and the fence.  I've tried several times to capture it on my camera to no avail.  I won't stop trying.  :)

The rest of the weekend was spent preparing for the week.  Things like grilling for the week, laundry, working on posts, etc.

I also recorded lots of Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas.  There are only 166 days 'til Christmas.  You have been warned!!!

Hope you have a great week...