My Marco Island Visit

I am visiting my mom and dad who live on Marco Island in Florida, just got back from the beach and am working on posting now on a regular basis.
Here are a few photos from my trip here on the Island!


This is the docs behind my parents condo where they will dock their boat one day.


Hanging on the deck in the evening with my parents and Dallas.


The beautiful Gulf of Mexico!


My parents view from the front door on the 12th floor.


Hanging at the pool when my mom was working off the wifi, such fun

Homemade Horseradish Pickles

Horseradish pickles

 Homemade Horseradish Pickles

As I stated before I am a pickle puss, I love horseradish pickles, especially homemade horseradish pickles. I was at Whole Foods and was shocked what a bottle of horseradish pickles cost. I bought a horseradish root from our local supermarket and was excited to use it in this recipe. My mom use to grow horseradish as a perennial so I am very familiar with this herb….

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Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

Did some work over the weekend around the house and I decided I was in the mood for a Bloody Mary Sunday afternoon. We ran to Walmart so I picked up the last few items needed for my spicy batch. If you like a little spice and bite make up a large batch, I am drinking the mix right now virgin style…..

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Dresser Refurbish

Hey All,

So, my diy projects all started when I was around 4 months pregnant. I live on a small Hobby farm in the middle of nowhere, with fields surrounding me everywhere. So trying to stay active can be hard when there isn’t many nearby facilities to work out at. My Boyfriend Mike lives outside in the summer days, working on anything and everything he can get his hands on around the farm, So what better way for me to hang out with him, was to get my hands dirty with a little paint out on the front lawn!

I Love searching on craigslist for cheap furniture to redo, and I was lucky enough to find myself this awesome piece for $20 bucks!Dresser refurbish

Sorry, I do not have a photo of it all put together. I was so excited to get started with my first ever diy project that I had forgotten to take photos. From here, I primed the whole dresser using a 1 qt can of Zinsser bulls eye water based primer


I let the dresser sit over night after being primed (I was four months pregnant lets not forget, I definitely was not going to do all that in one night!)

The Paint that I used was an Oil based high gloss paint, it went on so smooth and made the dresser look so shiny and smooth. Glidden-Paint_thumb2

The Final Project!


Final Master Piece

Hope you enjoyed this post, if you are looking for more DIY projects, check out my DIY tab.

Brussel Sprouts on the grill


I cannot believe all these years I have missed out on eating Brussel sprouts on the grill. Brussel sprouts on the grill is officially my favorite side dish. I guess when I think about it, I did not grow up on them. Mom never grew them in the garden, well not that I recall. I have been experimenting with different vegetables to pickle and this old school Brussels sprout felt right….

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