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{Beaching with the Girls}

Good Sunday afternoon everyone. I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday and that tomorrow, July 4th, that you enjoy your red, white and blues. I just returned from from a short getaway to Fernandina Beach with my three daughters and we had such a wonderful time. We had one shower of rain but needless to say, I was a drowned rat! But oh did it ever feel so good and I simply just give praise for the much needed rain and time away with the girls. I for sure got the biggest soaking but then I can't move as fast as my girls! LOL!  Web image We had a lovely meal at the Boathouse one evening. We had about an hour wait so we walked around the historic district for a bit and oh my! I found the cutest little Christmas ornament shop. I can't believe I did not take any pictures. Especially when I LOVE ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS.  There is nothing like the sound of the ocean and the clean salt air to me.  We had brunch one morning at Sliders and one can never go wrong with Grits and Shr

{My Happy Place}

Well the hubby and I got away for three days to the beach in St. Augustine and oh was it so relaxing. There's just times that you need to do a getaway. We all need to break away from routine at times don't you agree?  And especially when it's to the beach! MY HAPPY PLACE NO DOUBT! There is just something about the sound of the ocean that relaxes you. Especially when you have a good book to read.  We done some eating! Look at the size of those pancakes! WHOA! Needless to say he couldn't eat both. Seems that all we did do was lay on the beach and eat. Now we did have a tent mind you. My man is NOT going to lay out in the sun. Now me, I will lay out in the sun a while, get wet, then back under tent. This is kinda how I do my beach time. A little sun and a LOT of shade.  He burns and I tan fairly easily but see here....THAT OCEAN WIND will burn you up if you aren't protected.  We went to several places to eat but one was called Caps

{Some Of My Favorite Things) with Reviews

I thought I might share a few of my favorite things today with you all and even give you a few reviews. I love it when other's share things they like or love and give their honest opinions on it. Doesn't mean we will all LIKE it or LOVE it but who knows? We might just want to give it a try. Right?  Since I posted a picture of a pineapple I do love fresh pineapple. I actually have tried to get in the habit of eating more fresh fruits. My husband eats fruit all the time so I try to keep some kind of fresh fruit around. His favorite is apples. I love fresh pineapple salsa with grilled salmon. Here is the recipe if you'd like Salmon and Pineapple Salsa. Salsa: 3 limes or lemons juiced but juice 1 lime in a small bowl and juice the other two limes in another bowl. 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil. 1 tsp. honey, I use raw. 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple. 1/4 red onion, chopped. 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro. I grow herbs so right now I have plenty of cilantro. Kosher salt a

{Yard Sale Drawer Makeover and Hutch Completed}

I found a single drawer at a yard sale for a whole dollar and decided to give it a little makeover to use in my kitchen.  Took the knobs off, gave it a good sanding, and took a damp cloth and cleaned it up.  The White can of spray paint went to town! I sprayed three coats to get it like I wanted. Sanded the knobs down and gave them two coats of gray with a clear sealer. Remember when I showed you the chair and tote box makeover? I love having that cute little chair as it serves many different purposes. I decided to move the herbs outside on my carport ledge and put them in small flower pots with drainage. Just so you know I was having a horrible time with roots rotting in the mason jars. My cute  dollar drawer makeover would now sit in the chair for a while. But first, I needed to add some cute things to help it look complete. Love this cute little wooden sign. Two of my daughters has this sign on a wall in their in dining room. But, their signs are huge.

{Family, Fun and New Toy}

COFFEE anyone? Oh Yes, I must have coffee.  If I could not have my coffee daily, someone would just need to take me out behind the wood shed and leave me there for DEAD !   All my close friends know what a coffee lover I am and I was so happy to arrive to work one morning to find this sweet gift waiting for me on my desk. Do you like coffee?   For Mother's Day my daughters gave me a brand new toy. The 8 quart Instant Pot . The 8 quart is perfect for my large family especially since I cook for them each Sunday. However, you can also cook for two in it. So, here is what I have made in the Instant pot so far. I have boiled eggs twice. 5 minutes and they are done. I have boiled peanuts three times now in the instant pot. I usually boil at least 3 lbs at a time because Marty and I love them. It takes about 45 minutes.  I have made some of the best BBQ chicken wings ever in 12 minutes and then I put them under broil for 2 minutes to caramelize them. I did fix a chi