May 22, 2015

Happy Friday!!!

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Doesn't this look delicious?

I had the pleasure of having dinner with Mary, a very good friend of mine, on Wednesday night.  She suggested that we eat at Grazia's Italian Kitchen in Pearland, on my side of town.  I had never heard of them before as they do not advertise anywhere but Facebook.  :)  If you know me, you know I am rarely on Facebook.  Let me just say that if you ever find yourself in Pearland and you are looking for a place to eat....stop by Grazia's Italian Kitchen.  You will not be disappointed.

I had the Chipotle Shrimp salad and it was delicious!!!  Mary had the Red Snapper with crawfish.  She was kind enough to give me a sample....it was so good!!!  These two dishes are new so you will not see them on the menu on their website.  The service was awesome and the company was even better!  We talked non-stop for hours.

I can't wait to take the hubs there for lunch or dinner.  The atmosphere is casual and very relaxing.  You have the option to sit outside on the terrace or inside the restaurant.  We chose to sit inside due to the fact that it was raining (imagine that!).

I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Be safe and take care!!!

Debbie



May 21, 2015

Dreaming of a Vacation On the Beach

Rustic Coastal Bedroom
Happy Thursday!!!

I created a mood board.  I am still new to creating mood boards but my intent was to have the bed facing the patio area so you can feel the breeze blowing in.  Wouldn't it be awesome to start your day waking up to a breeze like that?  Or even waking up from a nap?

I am daydreaming of being there, a few feet away from the ocean.  Are you with me?

Hope you have a beautiful day today!

Take care,

Debbie




May 20, 2015

Beautiful Life


This year's winner on American Idol is Nick Fradiani.  I love the song he has released "Beautiful Life".  The words are so relevant to our daily lives.


These days well they're lookin' up
We got so much to say
We got someone to love
We got good friends
They're so good to us
And haters can hate
And fakers can front

So we try to live
Like it's all we've got
'Cause for all we know
This could be the last night of our lives
Gonna chase down our every desire
We blaze the night
With all we've been waiting for
All this time
Reaches such great heights
Gives us just one perfect night
To say oh what a beautiful life
Oh oh oh
Oh what a beautiful life

Here it comes out of the dark
We've got nothing to fear
We've got nothing but heart
Can't just wait here
To see what it brings
We've got too many hopes
We've got too many dreams

So we try to live
Like it's all we've got
'Cause for all we know
This could be the last night of our lives
Gonna chase down our every desire
We blaze the night
With all we've been waiting for
All this time
Reaches such great heights
Gives us just one perfect night
To say oh what a beautiful life
Oh oh oh
Oh what a beautiful life

Last night of our lives
Gonna chase down our every desire
We blaze the night
With all we've been waiting for
All this time
Reaches such great heights
Give us just one perfect night
To say oh what a beautiful life

The last night of our lives
Gonna chase down our every desire
We blaze the night
With all we've been waiting for
All this time
Reaches such great heights
Gives us just one perfect night
To say oh what a beautiful life
Oh what a beautiful life
Beautiful life
Oh what a beautiful life
Oh, oh what a beautiful life



Even through trials and tribulations, I am so grateful for this beautiful life I have been given.
God is good.

Hope you are having a great week!!!

Take care,

Debbie


Don't hesitate to let me know if I've screwed up the words.  I can't tell you how many times I've listened to it!

May 19, 2015

Funny Story About FaceTime

Good morning and happy Tuesday!!!

If you have been following me for some time you have probably met my grandson, Mr. W.  He is just the cutest thing!!!


 A couple of months ago, Nonnie (Brooke) was watching Mr. W and she FaceTimed us.  Now every time Nonnie is over there he asks her to call Maw Maw and Paw Paw.  This usually takes place in the evening.  You know the time when you think it is safe to look your worst, right?

One day I was telling Nelly (my go-to person for all things techy) about his calls.  She laughed and showed me how to turn it around so he could not see me but still hear me.

Well yesterday afternoon I had a 90 minute massage and a 60 minute soak in the tub (don't hate me!).  I was feeling so relaxed which interprets to I looked like hell!  I hadn't washed my face yet so I still had mascara all under my eyes from the massage.  I was looking a little rough!

Guess who calls at 8:30 p.m. to FaceTime?  Yes, it was Mr. W.  :)
The hubs comes in with no warning and hands me the phone.  So I talk to him not wanting to show myself, right?  Well that didn't go over very well.  He had the most confused look like where is she?  Needless to say I had to show myself so he would be happy.  After that he gave kisses good night and said bye.  Just adorable!!!  I know he doesn't care what I look like...I guess it's the feeling of being caught off guard.  I have to say it is so worth it!!!

The moral of the story is you may not be expecting guests at your door but they can still show up in other ways!!!

Do you have any funny experiences with FaceTime?  I'd love to hear them!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Take care,

Debbie




May 18, 2015

Yard Work

 

No, we didn't move!
The hubs and I helped Brooke rework her front beds this past Saturday as she wanted to surprise her hubby with the new look when he got home from work.  The weather was nice with a good breeze.

I think the pictures speak for themselves.  Here are a few before pics.


   
The beds turned out really nice.



We replaced the fake flowers with real flowers.


Not bad for under $100 and free labor!!!

How was your weekend?  Did you mark anything off of your "to do" list?

Take care,

Debbie