Monday, June 30, 2014

Last weekend of June Recap

Another weekend has come and gone entirely too fast!
Friday night was low key. The hubs and I took a country booze cruise and looked for deer and just bs'ed. We love watching these little baby fox that have been living in the hay bales next to our house. They are just the cutest things! {crappy iPhone zoom}

Saturday morning I convinced Michael to take me to the farmer's market. I haven't been able to go and it's one of my ultimate favorite summer things to do! Especially to get a bouquet of flowers full of peonies and sunflowers. They are always so pretty and only $8!  
On our way home we stopped in Grindstone for some lunch ice cream! They seriously have the biggest ice cream cones around! We got kiddie cones. Not so kiddie is it?! We made a huge mess and stuffed our belly's! Ice cream is my absolute favorite and you really can't beat it on a hot summer day! 

Saturday afternoon consisted of lots of catch up around the house, garden, and food plots. It was perfect summer weather {finally}! :-)
The dogs enjoyed being outside and Jack of course enjoyed a cool down in the pond. That face kills me! ♥♥♥

A perfect summer day ended with sitting around a bonfire in the back yard roasting marshmallows and visiting with friends! ♥
Sunday was another day of catching up around the house. But first, we caught up on sleep and slept in until almost 9! It was glorious! The hubs made breakfast and we lounged around for a bit.

Such a tough life!

Michael changed the oil and brakes on my car and I'm allowed to drive it instead of the pickup this week! I am SO happy about that!
Planted some onions in the garden. {I confess, I bought these a month ago and misplaced them. While cleaning the garage on Saturday, I found them! Ha!}
Day 34 of the garden and it's slowly making progress. Definitely won't have knee high corn by the 4th of July this year!
Overall, it was a very relaxing yet productive weekend around our house! I still can't believe that June is over!
Definitely looking forward to a short work week, getting my hair done, staying at the camper all week, and having my family over for the holiday weekend!
I hope ya'll had a great weekend as well! :-)

Linking up with Biana!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday favs {& not so favs}...

Phew! It's finally Friday! This week was a drag! TGIF! Looking forward to enjoying the weekend with the hubs and hopefully some nice weather! ☼
This week I have some favorite things to share and some not so favorite things to share....
Let's start with the not so good things...
No. 1 no so Favorite Moment
First of all... this Michigan weather is ridiculous. On Wednesday night I had to cut the grass. {That's the newest chore the hubs has added to my list of housework} I've been avoiding doing it but our lawn was starting to look like a jungle... it would be glorious if I could sit on that mower in my bikini and work on my tan.... but no. Apparently not in Michigan. I had to go inside to get a jacket, closed toe shoes, and a stocking hat! 52 freaaaaakin' degrees. WTH! Yes. It's almost July and I'm wearing a carhart. 
*I realize this is not a good picture of me but you catch my drift...*
No. 2 not so Favorite Moment{s}
As I mentioned last month.. Jack misbehaves really bad sometimes. He's jealous, protective, vicious, and territorial. It's like he turns into a completely different dog. My tolerance for his bad behavior is running on thin ice. Especially after what he did to my car. And after a fight between him and Sandy on Monday, which left 2 puddles of blood in my bed and blood trails all over the house... that thin ice of tolerance is breaking. :-/
After crying a river about it... I'm hoping to turn a new leaf with Jack by kennel training him and restricting his activities. I realize this is just a dog... but he's my baby and I really don't want to get rid of him. Hopefully his bad behavior doesn't get the best of him. Wish us luck! 
*this picture of Sandy's wounds doesn't even do the damage justice* :(
*Day 1 of kennel training for pitiful Jack Joy*
Okay that's enough of the bad stuff... onto the good stuff!
Favorite Recipe
Emily made this delicious Broccoli/Cauliflower Bacon Salad. I'm pretty sure I'll be making this for Michael's lunche side next week! {Minus the mayo... maybe ranch instead?!}
 Favorite Activity
Gardening has been going swell! This week I picked my first batch of strawberries! Yum. I had to replant some green beans and carrots because the damn deer ate them. The tomato plants are growing like weeds. And the rabbits apparently love the broccoli. Grow, garden. Grow.
Favorite Random
I seen this awesome picture online of a cloud shaped like Michigan! I mean, maybe it's not real... but I still thought it was cool.
Favorite New Item{s}
When I threw the hubs a surprise 30th birthday party a couple weeks ago... I wasn't really thinking about the gifts that people would bring him! How awesome is that?! He recieved a lot of Cabela's gift cards and I joked that he should buy me something with them. Well it turns out his idea was to buy us both new zero gravity chairs and a rocking chair for camping! What a nice man! ;) So looky looky what came in the mail! But seriously... these XL zero gravity chairs are so worth the $100 a piece!
*Notice I haven't taken down the Happy 30th Birthday sign in the garage :)*
Favorite Current Memory
I'm always finding myself caught up in old memories therefore, I love the app - Timehop. When I seen the reminder this week of one year ago of my bachelorette party, I instantly went to my facebook and starting flipping through all of the pictures. Timehop is so awesome. And so is reminiscing of the good 'ol days!♥

*Ate a ridiculous amount of jello shots :)*

Favorite iPhone "Trick"
It really works! I've been using it when I'm in a hurry or need to gain some battery life in a short period of time!
Cheers to the freakin' weekend!!
Have a great weekend! Don't forget to check out all the awesome ladies via Amanda's linkup! {I couldn't find the link!}

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Easy Recipe • Layered Taco Dip

It's been a while since I've shared some of our eats and recipes and this is one of my favorite easy recipes! Keepin' it short and sweet today!
Taco Dip! Made with only 6 ingredients!
1. Refried Beans
2. Sour Cream
3. Taco Seasoning
4. Mexican Shredded Cheese
5. Green Onions
6. Diced Tomatoes
• Mix 16oz sour cream with 1 package of taco seasoning {set aside}
• Layer one can of refried beans in a dish of your desire {I use a 9x13 or a round glass casserole dish}
• Spread sour cream & taco seasoning mixture on top of the beans
• Sprinkle 8oz mexican shredded cheese over mixture
• Spread green onions and diced tomatoes on top of cheese
• Serve with tortilla chips!
•optional layer add ons: jalepenos, guacamole, lettuce•

Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekending - Officially Summer!

Yay for the first day/weekend of summer! Let's just hope northern Michigan keeps up the warm temps instead of the 50 degree weather that it was last week!
The weekend was a pretty tame one. {not lame, just tame ;)} For me anyway. The hubs on the other hand worked both Saturday and Sunday so his weekend was quite uneventful. Thank goodness he's such a hard worker though!
Friday night was gloomy and rainy. I wanted to work outside in the garden but instead made some dinner and hit the couch for a few. Sandy girl agreed that was a good plan!
Saturday I worked until noon and then packed up the pickup with the furbabies and headed southbound to the camper for the weekend.
My co-pilot
Michael got back to the camper from work shortly after I got there. We had a couple beers and went out to eat at the Tin Fish on Lake St. Clair. It was good food, good scenery, good beer, and great company. ♥

Don't these fake palm trees look so real?! Haha!
Sunday funday was pretty awesome! While the hubs was workin' hard {gotta love making double time on Sundays!!} I was hardly working on anything besides my tan! ;-)
After breakfast with my Ma and little sis, we stopped at my Grandma's to help get her garage cleaned up. It's quite the disaster and she's been having hip/knee problems so she has a hard time doing anything. After working up a sweat, Jasmine and I were ready for the pool! We headed back to Camp Furtah {aka our "step-grandparents" backyard where we keep our camper at}. We spent the rest of the day swimming and Michael joined us when he got home from work.

This is where Jack would stand and whine because he was so confused about how to get in the water. 
Once he's in, he's happy! 

Jasmine and I attempted to take underwater pictures with my lifeproof case 
Jack was tuckered right out and slept as soon as we got in the pickup. Sandy pretty much laid in the shade all day and was her lazy tubby self. :)
This morning, Jack was so exhausted and whiney that he wouldn't leave my side. Even as I got ready for work in the bathroom. He's such a big baby!
How was your kickoff to summer?!