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Aug 20, 2016

Movie Review - Bad Moms

The hubs and I went to see Bad Moms at the movies on Thursday evening.  I've been wanting to see it since it hit the theaters on July 29th.  Tiffani had seen it and she loved it.  She said it was a little crude but really funny.  Very relatable if you are a mom.


We laughed so hard throughout the entire movie.  The audience laughed REALLY HARD throughout the movie.

The sad thing is this movie is so true.  So many moms judge other moms.  It's not about being a perfect mom.  There is no such thing.  All women should embrace and lift up all women.  No judging...just supporting.  Think how much easier it would be to raise the kiddos.  Set a good example for your kids by modeling the very behavior you are asking of them.


The soundtrack is really good.  So many good songs.

If you don't mind a little crudeness, head on over to the theater to see Bad Moms.  You will be laughing.  Just maybe, you will walk out thinking what I thought.  How awesome to go and see a movie that makes you laugh.

Have a great weekend!



Aug 18, 2016

Real Life Everyday Kitchens

Today I am linking up to Kelly's Korner Real Life Everyday Kitchens.  And yes, I barely made the deadline.  :)  It's been raining so much everyday so the sun hasn't been out very much.  Lucky for me it decided to show itself for a little while so I quickly snapped these photos.

As you can see we have a galley kitchen.  I love my kitchen.  I have lots of cabinets and plenty of counter space to decorate or use for prepping food.


We have plenty of space for all nine of us to move around freely.

Here's a view from the breakfast room.

Since we do not have the space to have double ovens we bought the Jenn-Air double oven and stove. It was a great decision.  We use the top oven more than anything.  It is really nice as it does not heat up the kitchen like the larger oven does.


I found this sign at Hobby Lobby and could not pass it up.  You are probably supposed to clip on menus but I don't like the clutter so I leave it like this.  We keep the menus in a small drawer near the sink.


I had this cute little bunny holder in the bathroom and decided to display the coffee in it.  Isn't it cute?  Kind of like a "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" in the morning.  Great way to start the day!

I am a huge fan of Gracious Goods.  Like HUGE!!!  If I could afford it I would have so much more!  The cake plate is probably my favorite.  I have inserts to use it as a chip and dip server.  All you do is turn the metal display upside down and place the inserts inside.


Here is the canister set to match.

And our kitchen would not be complete without an Orleans Creme Brûlée candle to burn.  I did a post on it here.


Be sure and stop by Kelly's Korner to see more real life everyday kitchens.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!



Our New Bathtub

Our tub in the master bathroom was looking really bad.  It is made of cultured marble and after 26 years it had lost its beauty.  It didn't matter how well I cleaned it, it still looked dirty.  We have always wanted to have it refinished.  We'd talk about it, then forget about it.    You know how that goes.

So last Wednesday the topic of the tub came up yet again.  I stopped what I was doing and found a company to do the job.  I am not one to procrastinate so while the thought was fresh in my mind I acted on it.  They happened to have a cancellation so they were able to come out the next day.  The hubs could not believe I made it happen so quickly.

Here are a couple of before shots.....


and here is the after!

We love our new tub!


Do you have a tub or shower surround that needs to be refinished?  If so, consider calling for an estimate to have your old tub refinished.  You will be glad you did.

Have a great day!



Aug 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Kevin

Today is my sweet hubby's birthday!!!
He is a very loving and caring father and grandfather.  There isn't a thing he wouldn't do for his family.  We are so blessed to have him in our lives.


Happy birthday babe!!!

Love ya!


Aug 16, 2016

Happy Birthday!!!

Today is a very special day.  It is our oldest daughter Tiffani's birthday.  Tiffani is the mother of Ms. A, Sweet P and Mr. W.  She is an awesome mom with a crazy schedule.  She is an RN, specialized in NICU (retired for now), homeschooling her three precious kids.  She is very fun loving and is always laughing.   I think she has the patience of Jobe.


The photo above is one of my favorites.  It was taken at the gift shop of the ET ride at Universal Studios on December 14, 2001.  Tiffani, Brooke, Amanda (friend of Tiffani's) and I had gone to Disney World and Universal Studios to celebrate her graduating from college.  The hubs chose to stay behind.  We had a wonderful time!

Tiffani shares her birthday with her grandmother and my MIL Shirley.  Shirley is very loving, kind and giving.  Her family is very important to her.  I could not ask for a better MIL.  

We wish you both a very happy birthday!!!