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Hi, I'm Elizabeth and I invite you to grab a glass of sweet tea and join me as I (along with my husband, John) renovate our love nest. We're both born and raised in the south and love to share with you some of our favorite recipes, stories and our life. We hope you'll come back often!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Here's quickie little project I whipped up tonight.

Last night John and I ordered Chinese for dinner. We're weird and always order a Sesame Chicken. Gah I love that stuff. Of course we try and get some veggies too, but you know where our forks dive first. :)

So anyways, John's fortune cookie read "A Pleasant Surprise is Waiting for You".

We both kinda fell in love with it. Imagine us oooh-ing and awww-ing over it with sticky rice fingers. I know, pleasant right? Thought so.

I knew immediately I wanted to save it. But I needed a way to preserve it since everything around here is on it's own for safety. I would loose all our socks if we didn't use a laundry bag (those things really work!).

So today while I was at Goodwill, I spotted this guy:

He was perfect. Sitting there on the little dusty window ledge just waiting for me to find him. I knew he was the perfect size for some custom (and cheap) home art.

So once I had a chance I cut a piece of yellow paper to fit the frame and put our little message in the middle. I'm not sure I love the yellow background, but it works for now. I may change it to red, orange? Any thoughts are welcome. And since his little frame was pretty well cared for he didn't need a coat of paint, but I'm not against painting it in the future. But for now it works.

And yes, I know you can't read the print very well. The lighting in the living room is really hard to capture good pictures. My apologies.

Do you have any fun and cheap home art? I'd love to hear about yours!
PS did anyone see True Blood last night? At least I now know what to feed alligators :D

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June Round Up

Well, I started out keeping up. Then things went downhill. Oh well, there are worse things.
But here's a round up for you.

We headed off to the beach cottage on the NC coast for some family summertime fun. It was the perfect mini-vacay we both needed and enjoyed celebrating all the summer birthdays together. We always take Maggie with us because she LOVES swimming and fishing. Seriously, the dog can't get enough. We cast the net and Maggie will help pull it back in and check out the loot. You could never even catch anything and she'd always be there just to make sure :)

We celebarted my 28th birthday. Woot. Now, I feel old. If there's anything that I hate about my husband it's that he's younger than me. Every birthday it's like a punch in the gut. Not really, but you know. Girls are always hard on ourselves. The good news about this is he always knows how to make his wife feel like the most special girl in the room at all times. And boy, do I love him for that.

Yes, I caught fireflies. Well, it was more like one landed on me one night while getting the mail. But I took a second to talk to him. So it counts. Right? I thought so.

I did not get any awesome naps on the porch or in the backyard. It's still on the to-do list. I still have the rest of the summer.

Aaaand, my to-do list for the house continues to grow. I swear, we really need to get our butts in gear and get some things done around here other than the usual cleaning. Our paintbrushes probably think we've abandonded them to a life of collecting dust and drying out.

Now, I just need a couple of days without temps in the high 90's to get some things done without the top layer of my skin melting off. Ah, the life in the south. At least I have my sweet tea to get me through.
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