I have a problem…

I am addicted to Hobby Lobby.

Its true. I had been trying to stay away, but I had to buy some flowers for the wedding (since they were 1/2 price) so I went in. Bad idea. 🙂

I LOVE holidays. All holidays. Yesterday, I bought a Valentine’s, St. Patty’s Day, and Easter door hanger for our front door.

Also, adding to my recent obsession, I bought a plate hanger to put plates in it for every holiday. So I bought Easter plates and I found plates with a birthday cake on it for everyone’s birthday. I also bought a plain plate that I am going to paint “Happy Birthday” on to go with my cake plate. I will show those to you when I’m done.

My plate hanger currently with Valentine’s decor:
And my adorable Easter plates to be displayed later….(Look at the PRECIOUS bunny shaped plate! How could I NOT buy it?)
I am still looking for St. Patty’s plates. They didn’t have a lot of green decor at Hobby Lobby yet…though I’m pretty sure that St. Patrick’s day happens before Easter? Maybe that stuff will appear after V-day? I just know there are some cute plates with shamrocks on them that belong in my kitchen! 🙂


Today’s Post: Brought to you by the letter E

Excercise…Tyler was practicing some jumps and trails and on his dirt bike at his grandpa’s farm in Oklahoma yesterday. Entourage….then we all hopped on various motorized vehicles and took off down some country roads…

I drove this: a big Rhino side-by-side with Tyler’s mom Nancy in the passenger seat. I floored it. It was fun.
Elderly, smelderly….Tyler’s grandpa in his late 70s…rough and tumble and spunky as ever. He had double bypass surgery like 3 months ago…he jumps on a trampoline almost daily, tends to cows and horses, and loves to climb through ditches and holes on his four wheeler.

Expedition…Next we trailed up some muddy, rocky dirt road up a mountain. Enjoyment…we made it to the top of this mountain. It was beautiful.

Expanse. See how beautiful? God is so good.


Hummus is Yummus!

Tyler and I took a date night to a Greek place here in town…Kosmos Cafe. It was sooo yummy! We give it a B+. The food was pretty good, but it took a little bit to get our food and we had to ask to have our appetizers first. Also, the beverage/condiment/cutlery area is really crowded and hard to get too.

We had roasted red pepper hummus…
Chicken souvlaki (greek seasoned chicken kabobs with pita bread and taziki sauce) and a falafel pita (a chickpea mixture that is fried and put on a pita with lettuce and taziki sauce. Taziki sauce is greek yogurt, cucumber and spices….dill for sure, I think. You could get it with tomato and onion, but we opted out.)

We saw a Greek diner last night on “Diner’s, Driveins, and Dives” on the Food Network and decided to try some of the food today. It was yummy. When we go out to eat and get stuff we both like, we eat half of it, then trade. So we get to try different stuff and share. We like to go out and eat and try new things. We both have an adventurous palette. We have never had Indian, Vietnamese, or Thai food….and all of those are options we could try locally. What kind of food should we try next?


Playing House

So I have a three day weekend because of MLK Jr. Day. When I have free days, Tyler really likes for me to come to the shop with him. I can’t really do too much at a motorcycle shop, but I can talk to people and I think he likes the company. And I like to show him I support his business and will do anything to help.

However, I DO have some things I must get done. Life is going to get busy soon (I have two wedding showers the next two weekends, and school is most definitely in full swing already). The laundry is already piled up and my apartment is in need of a good cleaning. I’m pretty bad at keeping a neat and tidy place, but I’m trying. So I stayed home today (even though he REALLY wanted me to go with him) to clean and do homework.

So I’ve got America’s Next Top Model marathon on tv, along with the hum of the washer, the buzz of the dryer, the gushing of the dishwasher, and the zipping around of the Roomba vaccum. I’m going to attempt to read the 6 chapters of stuff I have for this week, but with all this noise, I’m not sure how productive I can be!