- Name: caitlyn
- Location: St. Louis
I am madly in love with a guy named Justin...who happens to be my husband! I currently work as a nurse, but I want to do so many things in this life! I gave my life to Jesus a long time ago, and I am renewed daily knowing that my life is in His hands. My desire is to grow deeper daily in a relationship with a relentless God.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Ham and rice skillet hodge podge....
I started with some olive oil, and sauteed some green and red onions, peppers, and broccoli. I added the ham all sliced up and then some rice from Trader Joes (we love their frozen rice, because you just pop it in the microwave and it's delish.) The last ingredient was Justin's favorite hot sauce.
NOTE: I typically hate anything hot, but the last few months I have been trying to branch out.
I tried a little of this on my creation last time, but it was just a little too much. So, I put just a dash into the skillet after everything had been mixed up and cooked it a little. It added a great flavor without making it TOO spicy. Yum!!
All in all, it took about 10 minutes, and made quite a bit so I can enjoy more for dinner at work tonight!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Yuck all around
Sunday, July 17, 2011
- Brad and Hannah
- Mike, one of our pastors (who I knew was leaving for vacay today and I was so humbled when I saw he was also preaching today. Thank you so much for sacrificing that time, Mike!)
- CJ and Keri
- Brenden B.
- Justin's dad, Duane
Things we learned from the move:
- We are staying here as long as possible because the thought of moving our washer/dryer again makes both Justin and I (and I'm sure justin's dad) want to be sick!
Hope you all had a great Sunday!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
During the craziness, I found a few hours to do a couple of restoration projects. I bought both of these from an antique store on Cherokee street in the city. I got a pretty good deal on both...$15 for the chair and $30 for the glass mirror. I sanded down the chair, spray painted both primer and color on it, and it turned out pretty well. I'm going to have to find some sort of pad or cushion for the seat as it's a cardboard-like material and is pretty worn down.
The frame started black, and the glass was kind of worn down so I painted a chalkboard paint on that surface (thanks, Mary Susan, for the paint!) and spray painted the frame. This is definitely my favorite of the two!!
I feel like today was a success, I was able to run through our finances for the next couple of weeks and change our address for all of our bills/accounts. WOW! I forgot what a chore that was. Now, it's off to finish packing up the bedrooms. I was able to do most of the kitchen last night, which I'm glad to have out of the way. Moving day is almost here! So exciting!