Saturday, May 31, 2014

Weekend Blessing !!

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

End Table Sewing Machine

Happy Saturday Everyone !!

I hope you have a nice and blessing weekend. We just want to stay relaxing and take it easy today. I have been not feeling well since last Wednesday. So, stay home that would be a great idea.

I worked on this sewing table project last week and put it on craigslist. Thank God someone already claimed it. I painted it with white color and cherry finished top.

I was glad with the result and most of all it was an easy project too.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our Memorial Day Weekend

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend !!

First, I want to say thank you to all of the Veterans and those who are still serving  this country. Without them, the FREEDOM we enjoy would not be possible. May God Bless America !!

We had a great time and really enjoyed our weekend plus our anniversary. We went to the beach yesterday without any planning. We just decided to go after we woke up in the morning. The weather was beautiful and perfect for the beach.

We visited 3 beaches: a commercial/tourist beach, state park beach and a secluded beach and we enjoy them all. Each one had a unique feel to it. Before we headed home, we stopped to get some blue crabs. We cooked them today and had them for dinner. Yum and fun too !!

Sandbridge Beach , VA

First Landing State Park Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, VA


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Weekend Blessing !!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Our Anniversary !!

It was perfect beautiful day 6 years ago the same day as today. The day that I walked down the aisle to meet my groom in the altar. The day we promised to each other to be faithful in sickness and in health......we had an amazing 6 years and counting many more years to come a head of us with Jesus as the head of our marriage.

In those 6 years we were share our joys and tears.....our mountains and valleys. But through all of it we learned that love each other more and more. We know that God have been our strength and our refuge. We give all the praise and honor only to HIM in Jesus Christ.

We had our special nice meal today to celebrate our anniversary. Nothing fancy but we try to make it special. I cooked my husband favorite food. We put out our flute and light our unity candle that we have from the wedding.

Happy Anniversary my love and looking forward for another 60 years of journey with you !!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Home Made Pizza

Happy Wednesday All !!

It's hot today in our area. Thank God it wasn't that humid so I can to start on my Spring to Fall furniture project. I have four furniture line up that I need to work on. Today I was working with the old sewing machine table.

My husband and I love pizza. So, I was trying to make my own pizza dough. I found this recipe by Bobby Flay. I choose this one because it is easy enough for me. It turned out delicious and we love it. We have this recipe a couple of times already. Making your own pizza it wasn't that hard at all. Also, more healthier too. I made BBQ chicken pizza with bbq sauce, chicken, asparagus and cheese. The other one I tried with chicken, black bean, corn, pepper, and cheese.

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Chef's Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can't find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.

Monday, May 19, 2014

What I Found At Yard Sale ( Our Weekend )

Happy Monday All !!

I hope you have a nice weekend ! Ours was kind of busy. We helped our Youth huge yard sale on Saturday. We try to raise money for teens to go for the Youth Camp at the Wilds. Praise God !! We reached the goal and even over the top !! That was a huge blessing so all the teens who registered can go to the Camp.

We woke up early in the morning to help them around 5:30 am. Actually, we didn't do much because they already set it up during the week. They did a very good job. God really bless the church with people who willing to serve and work for HIM.

We just come to give them support and help a tiny little bit. And heavy lifting ( my husband did :) I work in nursery for a little bit to babysit one of the worker baby. It was such a blessing to work with little one. And I really did enjoy it.

We had tons of stuff at the yard sale all donated by church members. And they went really cheap. I wish you were here in our area. You might found something nice for not a lot of money. At the end of the yard sale close to 12 pm we give everyone a  shopping bag and filled it up with what ever they found for $1. Not bad at all.

The most fun thing about this yard sale was I also can shopping and get me some nice stuff at first hand. Here are the stuff that I found at our Camp yard sale all for $5 good size burlap, ice cube maker, two pillows, umbrella and including the wreath. Don't be jealous :)

Perfect for the Spring :)

After the yard sale we went to this Lebanese food festival in the late afternoon. We like to try a new things and experience it. There were tons of people there and all different kind of Lebanese foods. We were really enjoying it.

Sunday after the church a friend of ours asking to have a lunch together. We went to Texas road house. Oh my....I cant get enough of their rolls. They were so soft, yum and kind of addicted :) I got myself pork chop with sweet potato and green bean. Love it. Sure...we didn't have dinner after that. Because we were stuffed !!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Weekend Blessing !!

Proverbs 11:14

 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

How Do I Save Money From Doctor Visit ( only cost .99)

Hi Everyone !

I hope you have a wonderful day !

My left foot has been hurting for a while. I have tried to ignore it and go about my daily activities, but after for almost 2 weeks the pain has become too much, especially in the mornings when I put all the pressure on. Oh my...the pain is really killing me.

When something is bothering me related to my health, I am always thinking the worst about what is wrong with me. My husband calls me a hypochondriac. I was thinking that I might need surgery on my feet.  All this crazy thinking just comes into my mind. Oh...I hope you are not like me !

I was about to go to visit the doctor to check out what is going on. I told my husband how I felt and the symptoms. My sweet and smart husband went to Mr. Google. He searched and read all kind of foot problems for about 30 minutes. He finally found something that was very close the symptoms with my foot which is a corn on my foot. The good news is you can treat this problem with over the counter medicine, which you can buy in any drugstore. We went to CVS found the medicine for $5.99. We used my ECB $5 which made the final price for the medicine only $.99

What a relief...we just save money from a doctor visit. We do have insurance but we still need to pay the co-pay that doesn't include prescriptions.

Lesson to learn not to panic when you have a problem with your body unless it is life threatening. You can't do this all the time, but it is good to check it out first. You might save lots of money :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Our Trip To North Carolina

I hope you have a nice day ! It's hot here in our area !

This past weekend my husband and I went to the couples' retreat in North Carolina. We had a great time there. The location is beautiful and perfect to get away and refresh your mind. This is the first time for us to go to the Wilds. We loved it. The speakers was great, they have plenty of activities to do during the free time. The foods was great  my favorite one was on Saturday evening dinner. They served you with 3 complete dinner courses plus tea or coffee with live piano playing in the background.

I learn a lot from this retreat about marriage. The speakers are husband and wife. For most part they have join session but one part they break it into two between ladies and gentlemen. I really did enjoy the material. They talked from the book of Roman.

Along with this retreat I celebrate my birthday as well. Yay...I'm 37 years young :) I had a nice birthday. We didn't do much just being with my husband and friends on my special day was more than enough to me.