Happy Memorial Day!

I had every intention of doing something productive in terms of decorating this weekend! Didn’t quite work out that way.
It started Friday after work with drinks and BBQ at a local brewery. BreweryIt went on from there with pretty much the same thing every day! Drinks, BBQ and friends. I did get a chance to go to a couple garage sales – waited a bit to late though and probably missed out on some pretty good items.Pitcher Plate

But hey it’s only the end of May! Lol!!
Today is going to be relaxing, napping and eating. Got my grill out early and enjoyed a beautiful morning on the deck.bbq

I hope everyone has had a fun weekend and a great week.

Until next time!



Get your Preak on!

What a weekend!  Preakness 2014 with the family was a blast!  This was my first time attending Preakness – well any horse race for that matter, and now I know this will be an annual thing for me!

My Maryland family does a whole Preakness celebration wrapping up the weekend with a pig roast.  We started the weekend with what else, but Maryland crab.  Shanty Grille in Ellicott City, MD gets two thumbs up from me!  While I didn’t have the traditional Maryland crab cakes or hard shell crabs (didn’t feel like going through breaking that shell) what I had was delicious nonetheless!  Calamari appetizers as well as yummy bacon wrapped jalapeno pepper stuffed with crab – I mean really how can you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon! J  My entrée, I couldn’t help but to get the Crab Cake Cordon Bleu to go along with my Bellini Tini beverage!  After all that good food and drink and conversation I was as good as sleep!  LOL!

Preakness Saturday was awesome!  A day of races, big beautiful hats, bottle after bottle of champagne along with the official Preakness drink – Black Eyed Susan’s.  This being my first race I didn’t follow much of it, but was very excited to see the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome win Preakness.  I bet on one race – just for the hell of it and won nothing!  LOL!!!  It was all in fun and I had a great time.  Baltimore does it big for the race and this was an all day party!

The pig roast Sunday was a blast even though I didn’t get to stay for the whole party – it was a great time!  Next year I’ll know to stay a day longer to be able to enjoy it all.  Good food, good music and of course good people made this whole weekend great!  My family sent me off in style with a driver back to BWI.  Now it’s back to a bit of reality for a few days this week!

Until next weekend!!



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And so it begins!

When I first purchased my home back in 2010 I had a ton of ideas on how I wanted to decorate my space.  Unfortunately as soon as I closed, my career in real estate took a nose dive!  I was able to take care of the essential items, but all my other ideas had to be put on hold.  Luckily, due to my background in real estate I didn’t have any big ticket items that needed to be immediately taken care of.  I’ve been able to live comfortably in my unfinished, practically unfurnished abode!

Now, I’m at a point in my life where I can pick up where I left off and start to get things done around here before I’m too old to enjoy it!  LOL!!  That’s part of the reason for this blog.  I still have a lot of great ideas, but have the hardest time making a final decision – which is why I still have paint swatches on my dining room wall because I can’t choose a color for my accent wall.  I’m hoping that writing things out and having photos will help me make some final decisions.

The other part of this blog is to share my weekend activities, DIY’s and occasional destinations – and whatever else may come up!  This weekend didn’t consist of much other than some relaxing and getting my yard ready for some things I want to take care of outdoors.  Today is relaxation day.  I made a delicious brunch and am wrapping it up with an afternoon of DVR recordings and Bellini’s.

Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll check back in next weekend!

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