Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Kitchen Remodel

My sister and I decided for Christmas this year we wanted to remodel our mother's kitchen for them.  It was a fun process.  We painted the walls grey (actually April did that because I hate painting as ironic as that sounds).  We put up a glass mosaic back-splash that was my main job.  We rearranged and redecorated.  We changed out all the knobs on the cabinets and bought stainless steel wall plug covers.  Painted the table and chairs black and painted the ladder that runs around the top of the cabinets black.  Finally, we made curtains for the windows.  Unfortunately we forgot to take before pictures, but here are the after pictures.  
 Back splash
 This picture was before the black table was finished
 Still a few things left to do.

 The fabric I bought to make the curtains.
 Finished products
 Finally with the black ladder and knobs on.
I will post better pictures later.  We did this all in two days and our mom and dad were so happy with the finished product.

Duke Mighty Man and Ally Degad


It has been quite a while since I last posted.  I have been so busy with teaching at Lincoln High School and doing Photography that I have not took the time to just stop and post on my personal blog.  I am going to try and get better at this.  I am going to definitely pick it up once little Gary's start coming.  So, lately Duke and Ally have been feeling left out.  They thought they needed a blog post.  Therefore, I thought I would share a short story about the pups at our house.  We have two CrAzY, but fun English Bulldogs with personalities all there own.  First, I would like you to meet our sweet little family.
This photo took us about an hour to get, and the pups still aren’t looking at the camera.  Instead Duke is looking at me like, “why do you keep running back and forth to the camera?” I want to play.”  Ally is like, “can I please go home and go to bed.”
Meet Duke, the piglet.  Duke is only a year old, but he is way bigger than Ally our four year old.  He also, eats, poops, snorts, plays, and poots way harder, louder, and more often than Ally does.  However, Duke is what keeps the house lively.  Before Duke came along Ally slept 23 hours a day.  Duke has cut that down to 20 hours a day because he is biting her leg or gnawing on her feet the other four hours.  Duke is very ticklish too, it is quite hilarious when he is being tickled.  He becomes disoriented and walking in crooked lines and snorting like a pig, words can not express how funny he is.


Meet Ally, the snoozer.  Ally is our four year old English bulldog who sleeps constantly and pees like once a day.  Ally was really a camel in another life.  She would rather sleep than eat (However, if you say the T-word…treat…shhh she may hear you even in the deepest of sleep).  Ally knows how to do high five, shake, sit, and sit up all because of her obsession with doggy treats.  Every since Duke came along things have changed around the house though.  Ally has always had a personality all her own, but the two of them together are a dynamic duo.  She loves to get her booty scratched.  She runs up to you and immediately turns around and starts shaking her booty and backing it up to your legs.  English bulldogs do not have tails they get cut when they are puppies.  It is so cute and funny to watch when they get excited and try to shake their tails instead their whole behind shakes. 


  Here is an example of the pups hearing the T-word!!!!
After Ally gets her treat, she goes straight to bed!


 After Duke gets his treat he is ready to play, look at that mischievous face!
video

He is cRaZy I tell you! As I posted this video and played it he was running around the house barking and freaking out from hearing himself barking on the video. More posts to follow!



Duke Mighty Man and Ally Degad


It has been quite a while since I last posted.  I have been so busy with teaching at Lincoln High School and doing Photography that I have not took the time to just stop and post on my personal blog.  I am going to try and get better at this.  I am going to definitely pick it up once little Gary's start coming.  So, lately Duke and Ally have been feeling left out.  They thought they needed a blog post.  Therefore, I thought I would share a short story about the pups at our house.  We have two CrAzY, but fun English Bulldogs with personalities all there own.  First, I would like you to meet our sweet little family.
This photo took us about an hour to get, and the pups still aren’t looking at the camera.  Instead Duke is looking at me like, “why do you keep running back and forth to the camera?” I want to play.”  Ally is like, “can I please go home and go to bed.”
Meet Duke, the piglet.  Duke is only a year old, but he is way bigger than Ally our four year old.  He also, eats, poops, snorts, plays, and poots way harder, louder, and more often than Ally does.  However, Duke is what keeps the house lively.  Before Duke came along Ally slept 23 hours a day.  Duke has cut that down to 20 hours a day because he is biting her leg or gnawing on her feet the other four hours.  Duke is very ticklish too, it is quite hilarious when he is being tickled.  He becomes disoriented and walking in crooked lines and snorting like a pig, words can not express how funny he is.

Meet Ally, the snoozer.  Ally is our four year old English bulldog who sleeps constantly and pees like once a day.  Ally was really a camel in another life.  She would rather sleep than eat (However, if you say the T-word…treat…shhh she may hear you even in the deepest of sleep).  Ally knows how to do high five, shake, sit, and sit up all because of her obsession with doggy treats.  Every since Duke came along things have changed around the house though.  Ally has always had a personality all her own, but the two of them together are a dynamic duo.  She loves to get her booty scratched.  She runs up to you and immediately turns around and starts shaking her booty and backing it up to your legs.  English bulldogs do not have tails they get cut when they are puppies.  It is so cute and funny to watch when they get excited and try to shake their tails instead their whole behind shakes. 

  Here is an example of the pups hearing the T-word!!!!
After Ally gets her treat, she goes straight to bed!

 After Duke gets his treat he is ready to play, look at that mischievous face!
video

He is cRaZy I tell you! As I posted this video and played it he was running around the house barking and freaking out from hearing himself barking on the video. More posts to follow!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Practicing My Sewing!

I made a few camera strap covers.  I made one for myself and then a few people asked for one.  I have four made now.  If you are interested in one send me a message or email me at cmf0005@auburn.edu. They are only $15.



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Monday, June 27, 2011

Upside Down Pizza Casserole

Tonight I cooked upside down pizza casserole.  It was very declicious and very easy.  If you are interested in the recipe it is as follows:



Ingredients:
1 to 1.5 lbs of ground beef (I USE TURKEY MEAT)
15 oc can of italian tomatoe sauce
4 oc can of slice mushrooms
1/4 cup slice pitted ripe olives (OPTIONAL)
1 to 1.5 cups of mozzarella cheese or four-cheese pizza blend
10 oc. package of refrigerated biscuits

Preheat your oven to 400 F.  In a large skillet cook beef until brown, if you are using regular hamburger meat you are going to need to drain the fat and grease.  Once the meat is cooked stir in the italian tomatoe sauce, mushrooms, and olives if you are using them.  Heat through and then transfer the meat to a 2 quart backing dish.  Sprinkle your shredded cheese on top of the meet.  Then take your biscuits and flatten them and place them on top of the meat and cheese.  Bake, uncovered for 15 to 17 minutes or until your biscuits are golden. 

IF YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE AND LIKE IT LET ME KNOW!

For Sale!!!

We met with our realtor on Friday and we are officially putting our house on the market Wednesday.  After all the hard work I am sure hoping that it all pays off.  Our realtor just sold a house just like ours in the neighborhood after being on the market for 60 days.  Therefore, I am sure hoping it goes that way for us.  Here are a few pictures:
Guest Room One:
Office/Guest Room Two:
Guest Bathroom:
Master Bedroom:
 Master Bath:
 Master Bath:
 Living Room:
 Kitchen:
 Seating Area:
 View from Back Door:
 Back Yard:
 Front view of house:


Friday, June 17, 2011

Back Splash

My dad says I am turning into a "Jack of all trades."  I guess maybe I am or, I am just determined to sell my house :)  Either way, I just completed a back splash ALL BY MYSELF in my kitchen.  It took me two days because you have to put the glue down and let the tiles sit for 24 hours.  Then, you have to put the grout on and it has to dry for 24 hours.  Here a few before and after pictures.


Before

Work in progress

Coming together

Finished product I am very proud!