Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grilled Asparagus

Hi friends, I have a simple way of making asparagus on the grill that I would love to share with you before summer ends.



GRILLED ASPARAGUS

Take your asparagus and brush them with olive oil and then sprinkle salt and pepper on them to taste.  Grill for seven to eight minutes.  Done.


I hope you enjoy this easy way to make grilled asparagus the next time that you have a BBQ!  This would be perfect for Labor Day Weekend!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WW - The Dog Days of Summer!



Now I know why they call it the dog days of summer!  Bosco loves spending the afternoon relaxing.  

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Tuna and Chickpea Salad Recipe

This is a light salad that is healthy and perfect to have as a side dish or you could add it to pita bread and make a sandwich out of it.  I'd love to share with you this easy recipe.



Tuna and Chickpea Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 7oz. can Bumble Bee Tuna - Solid White Albacore in Water - drained
1 15 oz. can Chick Peas - Garbanzos - rinsed and drained
1/4 cup red onion - chopped
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Drain tuna from can and chop up in a bowl with a fork.  Add drained and rinsed chick peas to bowl.  Next add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything together.  Done


I hope you enjoy this healthy and easy salad.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Wrap Up of California Vacation

Hi friends, I had such a good time on vacation in California and while we were there we went shopping.  We visited Downtown and 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica and to see the link you can click HERE.  Here are a few pictures of the shopping area that my daughter and I visited.  

If you are ever in this area you do not want to miss all the outdoor shopping and the streets are closed off from cars.  They had really cute topiary's in different shapes of animals in the middle of  the street too.



We also visited Universal Studios in Hollywood, California and to see the link you can click HERE.  Here are some photos I took while we were there.  If you visit you have to go on the Jurassic Park ride where you see life like dinosaurs and parts of the ride you can get splashed with water! 




We also got to see the area where they do the show Extra TV with Mario Lopez.




Here in the background you can see where they are applying makeup to Mario Lopez.




We also spent the day at Venice Beach, CA and we also walked the boardwalk too.  It was such a nice day at the beach.



Thanks for coming along with me on this California vacation, I had a great time sharing with you my photos.  I appreciate all your visits and comments too.  I can't wait to go back again. 


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Friday, August 8, 2014

Crochet Potholders

The color of these potholders/dishcloths sure do remind me of fall and it's just around the corner. 



I have been crocheting potholders lately and these are a fun and quick project to make.  I love crocheting these in the summertime when it is too hot to go outside.  I don't like working on anything heavy either like a blanket as it will be sitting on my lap.
  


I am making these and donating them for our annual Christmas Fair at my church.  The yarn that I used is Bernat, Handicrafter Cotton, Harvest Home Collection in the color Landscape.  This yarn was provided for me to use by my crochet group.  The crochet hook I used is US size H.

To see the pattern that I used to make these potholders please visit HERE and to visit my past blog post of the dishcloths I made click HERE.

I hope I've inspired you to make these fun and easy potholders.  These make great gifts for any occasion.



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What is Inside my Bag?





I think we call all say that we carry around too much stuff in our handbags and I'm one of them.  You have to move around a lot of things to get to the bottom of my bag and it can get heavy at times.  I sometimes carry around other people's things too.  This is why I'm going to clean out my bag at least once a week.  Are you guilty of a messy bag or is your bag neat and organized?

I'm joining Jen from JENerally Informed and Celeste from Leapfrog and Lipgloss for Mommy Reality Challenge #11 - Invasion of the Purse Snatchers for this fun link party.



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Monday, August 4, 2014

California Vacation - Day 2

Hi everyone and Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  I just wanted to let you all know that I have decided to put a hold on my Makeup Monday Series until September.  I really want to just relax and enjoy the last few weeks left of the summer.  



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California Vacation - Day 2

We had a Korean BBQ dinner late the first night that we arrived in California.  It consisted of assorted vegetables, beef and chicken that we had to grill ourselves.  It was so much fun and the food was delicious.  

On the second day after spending a long day at Disneyland we decided to go to Panera Bread for dinner.  I had a mediterranean chicken flatbread sandwich and broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl and they both were good.



My husband, daughter and I spent the day at Disneyland and here are just a few of the pictures I took of our day there.  Look I made it into one of the pictures on the bottom left you can see me dunking my feet in the pool.  That evening we all spent time in the jacuzzi relaxing and and swimming in the pool and it was so wonderful.  

To see the link to Disneyland Park in California you can click HERE.



This is a photo of the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square.  This was a scary tour and ride of a haunted house.  My daughter was so scared that she was clinging onto to her dad and we all had fun and a good time on this scary ride.



Here are more pictures of the backyard with all the pretty plants and succulents.  I love our friend's outdoor kitchen too!



The house was so beautiful and here is a peek of the inside.  Bandit is relaxing on the kitchen counter in the bottom right hand photo.



That was our second day on the trip and more photo's to come!  Thanks for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments on Day 1 of our trip to California.

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Julie