Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pretty Summer Salad

Pretty is the best way for me to describe this summery cucumber salad.
Pretty by definition is:
pleasing or attractive to the eye.

That's how I feel about this!


Here's what you'll need:

Salad ingredients:
2 cucumbers (I like the English cucumbers)
1/2 cup diced mango
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1 jalapeno chopped fine
3 Tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
1/2 red pepper chopped small
5 strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced

Dressing ingredients:
2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

*Cooks note: Have fun with this summer salad. Add or subtract veggies and fruits to your taste. Best eaten right away.


Healthy and low calorie too.
Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Face Lift

Face lift?

Not  for me.

For my house.

We built our home in 1995. 
We love our house but it was looking a little tired. 
Or maybe we were tired of looking at it!

Last summer several weeks were spent giving her a little makeover.

A face lift.

This is our home before.

Each of these photos were taken during some type of storm. 
The sky really was this dark and the sun was shining on the other side.


And after.


What did we do?

Paint.

Wrapped the posts.

Removed railing.

New front door.

Painted the deck.

New garage doors.

Replaced some siding.


new door construction
There were many conversations and paint samples for the porch posts.
Black or white?
We painted one of each on the front porch and the black seemed to disappear.
It was however, super sexy!
We found a great compromise...


We chose black for the breezeway and white for the main house.

Love them both!

During construction...




Almost finished!
Done!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hello

Oh you sweet little blog how I've missed you...


Bracing for the cold and some snow here in the beautiful Pacific NW.
Hope you are cozy wherever you are.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Big News!

Last weekend...
My beautiful daughter 
and
her boyfriend
Got Engaged!


Congratulations Chelsea and Eric.
We are so excited for you!