Sunday, February 28, 2010

Taking a Break

I have been getting all of our tax info organized and ready to send off to our account, the sun is out today and it is beautiful; I would much rather be outside playing. I am so over the rain, I know we need it but I have had enough. I am yearning to get my hands in the dirt and start planting the garden. We are going to build some new garden beds and move the horse shoe pit, I can't wait!

It is always such a relief to get the past year's taxes out of the way; it seems like a new beginning to me! I told myself no playing in the yard until I finish this task...I am almost done, I will not be a prisoner any longer to 2009! I have even caught myself up on all the junk mail, bills, etc. Ok, back to the grind!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Breakfast for Two

Here's my completed Estate Sale find! What was once the TV compartment of an old entertainment center is now an awesome breakfast bar! Sorry I don't have a before picture, I promise the next the post I do of a "redesigned" piece I will definitely take a before picture. I was so enthusiastic to get this piece done for my friend so as she wanted to use it for Super Bowl Sunday, and I did rain and all!!

Speaking of Super Bowl Sunday, I was actually rooting for the Saints; yahoo! My husband is an avid football fan and really enjoys his Fantasy Football, I on the other hand pick a team by their uniforms, their location/city (I have been to NOLA, haven't been to Indianapolis), who I like or dislike, those kinds of things! My husband just shakes his head at me. Although I actually do know more about football than I care to admit, with 4 TV's on in our home, garage, shop and bedroom on any given Sunday during football season I can't help but learn a thing or two! I have recently been invited and joined a Fantasy Football league for women affectionately called The Goumbas. I can actually say I am excited for next season. I sure hope my method of picking a team pays off for me. Let's see I don't think purple is a very manly color, tiger stripes on a helmet; don't think so, I really enjoyed my visit to Nashville...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses!

Well, my excuse for my long absence this time is: Relay for Life! We have a friend who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer; this is not good news. However, Doug and I have decided since there isn't a lot we can do to help him, other than prayers and support, we can form a Relay for Life team and help raise donations and awareness. I know most of you have heard of Relay for Life and many of you are probably already participating in your communities. If not, please take a minute and go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life website:

You can help in so many ways; you can donate, volunteer, walk, the possibilities are endless. Nipomo is having their first Relay for Life event this year and we are so happy that we are going to be a part of it, since it is about communities! Our team is dedicating our Relay to Paul DeMello and our team name is Paul's Purple Posse, we are still recruiting team members, we are half way there (at least 15) and our goal is to raise $1500.00; we hope to shatter this goal!

I have just registered our team so our team website is a work in progress, we hope to have all of our team in place by next weekend. Please visit our team website at: