Friday, June 28, 2013

Food, fashion and some fun

Food - the hubs is going to smoke some ribs this weekend. 
Fashion - the porch is going to be decked out for July 4th
Fun - spending some time playing on the lake.

I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New toy

The hubs got himself a new toy using points on one of the credit cards.  It is a smoker and he is enamored by it.  He has been talking for weeks about what meats he is going to smoke.  Well, he started with a pork butt. He made a rub the night before and was up before 6 a.m. to put it on the smoker.  

He was pleased with the bark. It looks like it is burnt, trust me in that it tastes wonderful.
I made some slaw, he bought sauce and buns and this is what we ended up with.   Let me tell you, I'm think I'm going to love this new toy of his!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wine fest

Wine fest
The hubs and I went to a local wine festival with our neighbors.  I even had a compliment on my jacks while I sampling some white wine.  I ended up drinking 2 glasses of sangria while browsing the vendors booths.  I bought 2 photographs and no wine.  Oh well, it is close enough to visit when I need some more vino. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Three for Thursday

 I love when the magnolia's are in bloom in my yard.  I love the fresh citrus smell of the flowers.

The hubs and I found a little bakery in a nearby small town.  I had to try the watermelon cupcake.  It was too cute to pass up.
 A before and after picture of the foyer. I'm so pleased with how it is coming along!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Raleigh Race for the Cure

Raleigh Race for the Cure

Once again it is time for Race for the Cure in Raleigh.  This will be the 7th year I have done it with my older sister.  I can not wait until the race is no longer needed.   Every year I do it to honor/remember someone.  This year I'm doing it for Grace.  She was recently diagnosed. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


I had one of my best visits to Colorado last week.  The hubs rode in the Iron Horse Classic from Durango to Silverton with his brothers.  We spent and afternoon at a local lake, had breakfast at Durango Diner and I enjoyed an incredible crepe while he was riding his bike up a mountain.  I did buy him some toffee from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for his effort!