Thursday, June 27, 2013

Salmon BLT

The July/August edition of Food Network Magazine came in over the week-end and it is full of yummy things.

I made the Grilled Salmon BLT Club for dinner on Monday night.  Although I just made it in a sandwich...I didn't feel the need to add an extra piece of bread to make it a club.

It was just delicious and very easy to make.

Here's how my version looked right before I bit into it.  It was messy to eat but well worth it.  Salmon, bacon, avacodo, lettuce, tomato, grilled red onions and a dill parsley mayo.

You can find the recipe here.  Great summer dinner.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Latest Project

I actually got to do a project this week.  Felt great to do something creative.

Here is the finished project:

I used three Ikea frames to make the art work above the bed, which is just three pieces of fabric.  Pretty cool huh.

On the verge of listing my house.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

And Finally...The Granite Counters

Hi friends.  I'm finally getting around to posting the photos of the new granite countertops we had installed at my house.

Here is the kitchen:

And the bathroom:

I also built this little Ikea thing:

First time in years that the dressers in the bedroom actually match.  You can also see the new carpet in this photo.  No more teal carpet.  Although it was high quality carpeting, I can't say that I miss it.

Sure hope all this stuff helps this house sell fast.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Absentee Blogger

I have been a very bad blogger as of late and I am so sad about it.  I can't fully explain my absence, but it seems to be related to me not being in a  "happy place".  I blog best when my life is on an easy roll.  When I have time to create, cook....relax.  Things haven't been that way for the last few months.


1.  I started a new job in January.  I am now a Realtor.  This is such a significant change from my previous career.  There are just no words.  And the amount of daily learning going on is overwhelming.  Consequently, I have good days and bad days.  There has been tears, sleepless nights and my confidence has taken a hit.

There have also been moments of "Ahhh, now I get it" and I have had some fun.  There is a team of other "newbies" at the office and getting to know and work with them has been great.  I've also gotten to meet new people and I always like that.

I've got a couple deals in the works for June and hopefully all goes well and I can build up some confidence again.  I think that is what has taken the biggest hit (oh...and my bank account is a little shaken as well.)

2.  We are in the process of getting my house ready to sell.  We've installed new granite countertops, sinks, faucets, door handles and carpet.  The interior and exterior of the house has been painted.  Basically, it's going to look great, but the process has completely disrupted daily life.

3.  With the above process, we have packed up a lot of our stuff and moved it out to the farm.  Some stuff was great to pack away, but other stuff wasn't supposed to get moved yet.  My shoes must be there.   I have about 5 pair of shoes, two of which are sneakers.  It is hard to dress every day knowing everything has to go with black flats, black heals or black flip flops.

4.  All my crafting stuff has been packed up and moved.  So no carding to help relieve the daily frustrations.  Making a card always lifts my spirits and I feel a little lost.

5.  Then there is just the daily stess...stress and more stress.

I think that about says it.

I am working to break through and get back to my happy place.

Thanks for listening.