Louisiana Saturday Night!

Louisiana Saturday Night!

It’s a Louisiana Saturday Night over here, Y’all! And tonight we are cooking some Eggplant Parmesan (MY FAV!) with some fresh eggplants just picked from the garden!

They will go well with the 500 lbs of pasta I accidentally cooked earlier. HEHE! ๐Ÿ˜‰

spaghetti

Every. Single. Time.

Am I the ONLY one who does this? I always cook enough pasta to feed approximately 125 people and I DON’T KNOW WHY! Maybe it’s just my Italian roots coming to the surface. ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s on the menu in your home tonight?

5 Things You Should Know About This Picture: We Welcome You To The Lollipop Guild…

5 Things You Should Know About This Picture: We Welcome You To The Lollipop Guild…

5 Things: We Welcome You To The Lollipop Guild…

1. So, let me start off by telling y’all that we have not been to the gym in FOREVER! At least 8 or 9 months. Basically since Patrick’s health issues began last August. But since we finally have his heart rhythm under control, his doctors have released him to start working out again. Until now, he was only released to work… and that was it! So, sitting at home during this time period has caused us to really undo all of the hard work that we put in at the gym throughout the years prior. And with all of the added stress… the pounds decided to make themselves at home… on our bodies! The struggle has been REAL my friends. Especially considering that this is what my heart keeps telling me to do…Continue reading

Time Spent In Our Workshop

Time Spent In Our Workshop

Patrick’s brother sent us this yesterday, and I think it is safe to say he has spent MORE THAN ENOUGH time with us in the shop. He has our workshop habits down pat because this graph depicts EXACTLY what goes on around here on a daily basis.

Now, off to find that MISSING TOOL I was looking for…

Photo Cred: I Love Woodworking

30 Things Only Louisianians Will Understand

30 Things Only Louisianians Will Understand

This is the BEST LIST EVER! If you are from Louisiana, you should understand everything listed below. And if you aren’t, then you will think that we are all CRAZY! HAHA! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(And #7 and #13 are TOTALLY TRUE!)Continue reading

Record Flooding Here In Louisiana

Record Flooding Here In Louisiana

For those of you who may not know, we are currently experiencing record flooding here in Louisiana. This weather has been some of the worst that we have seen in our parts in quite some time.

But since we have been so busy going back and forth to the hospital this past week with Patrick, I never even paid attention to some important little things around the house that I really should have in order to prepare for this weather….

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Do What You Love

Do What You Love

Ain’t that the TRUTH! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We love getting to have our babies help up in the shop… supervised, of course! They get to learn so many awesome things from watching us build, repair, refinish, and up-cycle. And they are so PROUD of themselves when they get to see the finished product that they were able to help with.

At the end of the day, it is all about family and doing what God specifically CREATED you to do! As they say… “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.”

(P.S. For our lawyers and doctors out there.. we love ya too!”)

Tips For A Worn Out Mom

Tips For A Worn Out Mom

Haha! This is a GREAT READ for all of our Mammas out there! And remember, don’t be too hard on yourselves. As a Mamma of 4, I spend more time laughing at myself than anything else. It’s a LEARN-AS-YOU-GO journey. The best thing to do is embrace it. โ™ก

TIPS FOR A WORN-OUT MOM:
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This Is TOTALLY Me!

This Is TOTALLY Me!

Anyone who knows me well, knows this is totally ME! I cannot tell y’all how many times I have had to wait until the next day try to explain to Patrick what I was laughing so hard about. I have even had to TEXT it to him, while we are in the same room, just because I couldn’t say it without laughing.

Anyone else have this same problem? You know what they say, laughter is the BEST medicine๐Ÿ˜‰

How To Be The Wealthiest Person In The World

How To Be The Wealthiest Person In The World

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! If you are abundant in all of these, then you are the WEALTHIEST person in the world!

We purchased a little decorative sign many, many years ago that says, ” I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he is rich.”

rich

That sign hit home for us because we didn’t have 2 pennies to rub together at the time, yet we felt like we were ON TOP OF THE WORLD because Patrick and I had each other and 2 babies (at the time). We were just happy being together and it truly felt as if life couldn’t get any better.

All of these years later, we still have that little sign in our home. We actually just moved it today to a new shelf in our bathroom so we can see it more often and be reminded of this simple, yet important truth. Sometimes it is nice to hold onto those sentimental things from our past so we can see how far we have truly come.

Be BLESSED, sweet friends! <3

 

New Year Probs

New Year Probs

Just when I finally got used to writing 2015….

At least it is easier to turn a 5 into a 6 than it was to turn a 5 into a 4! ๐Ÿ˜‰