Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wonderful World of Pets!

The 1st Annual World of Pets Expo is coming up this weekend at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and I'll be there Saturday from 2-4pm with the Eagle.  Would love to have you join me for the fun so....I've got your chance to win a family four pack of tickets!

But first...how about some adorable pet videos to get you in the mood?

Like the Dog that really really really wants a kitten

Can you blame him?  Having a friend is the BEST!

 to lean on

and team up with

sometimes they can get on your nerves

like REALLY get on your nerves

but they are always there for you when you need them

to lend a helping hand

yep, furry friends are the best!

So which was your favorite?  Leave a blog comment and I'll pick a winner for that four pack of tickets to the World of Pets Expo!

For more details on the show this weekend click here http://worldofpets.org/

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is my new favorite trend!  Not only do you get to see old embarrassing middle school pics on Instagram but you also get to remember some of the best parts of childhood...like toys :)

My first adopted pets...pound puppies and pound purries!

Remember the Wuzzles?  Eleroo was my favorite!

I apparently had a thing for animals with pockets because I was obsessed with Popples!

They stuffed into a pocket! 

And how about the Shirt-Tales! They didn't have pockets on those shirts but I loved them anyway

And still do :)

There's just something about remembering the past to make you appreciate the present, right?  What was your favorite childhood toy?

Friday, April 12, 2013

Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers?

When I decided to become a vegetarian at 12 years old my mother said "Ok, but you have to eat meat twice a week"  Um...that's not a vegetarian mom! 
In the past 22 years the one question I've been asked the most is "What DO you eat?" inevitably followed by...

Well that question is once and for all answered!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Backstage from the ACMs

The ACMs rocked Sunday night but there were a few moments that we didn't get to see on the show.
Like Miranda Lambert saying she didn't vote for herself for Female Vocalist..
“I actually voted for – I was rooting for Carrie because I’m such a fan of hers...
Miranda continued "...I’m so jealous of her voice and her legs and everything else she has.” See Carrie- everyone loves you!

Or how about Luke Bryan admitting he forgot the words to his new song on stage,  “I was so focused on hosting that I forgot the first line of my new single ‘Crash My Party.’ I don’t even know what I sang.” 

Sounded good to me! Of course I may have been distracted

Oh and remember this?

Blake followed that saying, "But the coolest thing is, this morning, I saw her naked.” Um not so much...Miranda said backstage, “No. How could he see someone naked on ACM day? There’s no time for that.” 

Now how about those little moments you may have missed like during Hunter Hayes' performance

I saw one of the guys in the Eli Young Band get bonked on the head with one of those balls but Taylor was quick on her feet

And if you changed the channel before the credits rolled you may have missed this awesome duet

Why wasn't there a mic on them?!
Seriously...Next year's hosts? A duet? Vegas show?  These two have got to team up for something for sure! 

Monday, April 8, 2013

ACM Award Recap

The ACM Awards were last night and there were so many good moments in the show it's hard to pick just one!

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton got the night started right

and the jokes kept coming  

I can't decide who the cutest couple of the night was..."Bluke"

or Blake and Miranda 

Now for the performances...sunglasses or no sunglasses, Eric Church was cool!

And my favorite of the night
Well that may not have happened but it was still the performance of the night

and, of course, there were the winners! How cute was Blake Shelton?!  Even though he just lost he was SO excited for his buddy Luke
and Luke was soooo sweet getting choked up winning Entertainer of the Year

Yep, the ACMS are the best!  And I'm not just saying that because it's the only award I've ever been a part of winning...
but that was pretty cool :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Painted Dresser

My husband and I were walking around our neighborhood last summer when we came across a yard sale and this beauty for only $15!
I liked the funky green color but my husband wasn't sold. So I said the magical words "We can paint it. I saw one just like it on Pinterest"

We had a few areas to fix up first- covering up holes and this awesome statement that was written on the top of the dresser. "Turtles Can Swim Therefor I am a turtle"
I kinda wish we kept that.  Turns out that was written in 1986 so this dresser has definitely been around the block a few times.

This was my "Pinspiration" for our dresser

And here's how ours came out

I had to add a little bit of funk back into it so I found some leftover contact paper and lined the drawers

My original plan was to paint the existing drawer pulls but we ended up finding these at Lowe's that matched our paint color perfectly...and on clearance!

So here's the final transformation.

I love it!

It's an old dresser so the drawers stick a little but that's ok.  I put it in the spare bedroom to keep all of my out-of-season clothes.  

Bottom line, when you find a piece like this, buy it. Even if you're not quite sure what you're going to do with it.  This sat in our garage for over 6 months before we finished it...but I know that if we went looking for a dresser like this now we'd never find it.

Monday, April 1, 2013

I will not believe ANYTHING today...in other words Happy April Fools Day

Today is the day you can not believe anything you see or hear
You can't even trust ice cream!

or your friends

If you're going to pull a prank today, I recommend this one...

just make sure the joke isn't on you...

As a kid I pulled a prank on my Dad involving his beloved 1976 GTO.
I decided to tell my Dad that neighborhood kids were throwing rocks at his car.  I've never seen him jump out of his rocking chair so fast.  Needless to say, he was not amused when I yelled "April Fools!"

Whatever you do today, don't believe anything!  And have fun :)