Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baby Room in the Making

This is a picture of a vintage style baby's room in the making. What is nice about this one is that it can easily transition into an adult guest room when baby outgrows it.

I hope you are having a great Easter week! Have a blessed Easter!

Née Née

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jason Aldean at the Rodeo

Sure have missed y'all. I've been under the weather! I did get to go to the rodeo and meet Jason Aldean thanks to my friend, Lisa! What a blast! Thanks Lisa! Luvyameanit... Faux real!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Voice

I know lots of American Idol fans, but I have never really been one of them. One singing show that has caught my attention is The Voice. In case you haven't seen it, the initial auditions take place with the judges facing away from the contestant. If a judge likes what they hear, they press a button and turn their chair around. The groups are then assembled into teams. I found myself getting completely caught up in the stories of the contestants and even praying for them to win. I even cried! I know it sounds crazy, but I am totally emotionally invested in this show! This week there was a face off and only one of these two singers could win. I didn't want either of them to go home. One is a preacher's son, and one lived in a car with his daughter when his wife walked out on them. Take a peek at this video and you will see what I mean. They are singing "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys.  Man, they HAVE SOME PIPES!  This is one show that I will be watching this season!

Jesse vs Anthony

Enjoy a little bit of music today... It will make you happy!

Née Née

Monday, March 5, 2012

Easter Egg Door Decoration

I wanted a cute decoration for my door for Easter, but I couldn't find anything that I liked. I found a platter at the dollar store and thought it was cute. When I got home I decided to add a ribbon to it and hang it on my door. I love it! Sookie likes it to!

Happy Monday!
Née Nee

Friday, March 2, 2012

Squirrel "Toy"

This post is not for the faint at heart. As you may have read in the past, Sookie the wonder dog is my little helper. She is such a sweet natured little girl and I just love her to pieces. Well, that being said....she is still 100% doggie. Last weekend I came home to a little surprise in my house. I stepped outside, and turned to come back in, before I knew it, Sookie had managed to smuggle in her very own real "live" squirrel toy. I am thinking the poor squirrel met his demise by falling from a tree into the pool and drowning, or by the rouge outdoor kitty that I "adopted.". Nevertheless, I have said in the past that the whole family is crafty, and this proves it: Sookie made her very own squirrel toy. YIKES!

Sorry if this offends anyone, I am from Texas, you know some folks would call this supper!

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Love ya!
Née Née

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Steamboat House

This is a yummy restaurant at Beltway 8 and Gessner. It is not only yummy, but you get a lot of Texas history while you are there. There is a huge statue of Sam Houston in front of the restaurant, and a HUGE painting of him inside. There are so many stories about our city's namesake, and the steaks are very good. I recommend it for an educational and fun lunch or dinner!

Have a great day!
Née Née

Friday, February 24, 2012

Frank Salad

We have adopted the name Frank Salad in our family because my husband introduced this wonderful salad to my family. Well the truth is Mimi Joyce is the real brains of the operation. He used to eat it every week at his best friend's mother's house after they played tennis. I learned from Joyce that the basics of the salad are Romaine Lettuce, Walnuts, and Mandarin Oranges. Anything else you want to add is optional. At my house we put those three things and feta cheese. Sunday evening Joyce added blueberries and strawberries to hers for a little color. The true secret of the salad is the dressing. You mix one part Girard's Champagne salad dressing with one part of poppyseed dressing. Girard's comes in a triangular shaped bottle and I think Kroger has it. That is a MUST. You can use any poppyseed dressing available. You put that dressing combo on dog poo and I might eat it!

It is a fun addition to any meal. So add your favorite ingredients and douse it with that dressing, then you too can have a salad named after you.

Here is "Mimi" Joyce modeling her version. Can you believe she is 83?

Have a great weekend everyone.

Luv you! Mean it!
Nee Nee