Dog beds

Soooo I alway have issues with dog bed, most of the time I just buy what's on sale but there is a big part of me.... the design part of me that wants a cool dog bed one with style and is just like a duvet for your bed..... well it happened and it's cheap and super cute!! mollymutt.com they have doggie duvet the biggest one is only $45 to me thats a deal. Now my dog bed can match our people bed??? whaaat that sound crazy... but it makes me happy.

Just like this photo

What does cheese, home grown tomatoes and turkey bacon have in common??? They are all yummy for breakfast!!

What have I done!

So we have 3 doggies and with 3 pooches come all kind of great ahhhh... smells??? all the dirt laying, farting, rolling in dead things etc etc. Also Pickle having a issue sometimes going number 1 when she feels like it in the front room... I think it smells alll the time. I know it doesn't because we spend alot of money on steam cleaning the carpet every few months.... what a pain in the ass spending money on carpet you HATE!!! sooo with that said, Ricki and I have talked about pulling up the carpet squares and just having concrete floors, it's a modern house why not, I like it? One day I had enough!!! I pulled up the carpet, (not that hard its just panels layed down nothing under it just the concrete.) I got concrete stain at lowes for $20 buck and followed the direction (some what) and this is what happened.....

The floor waaay before

The floor before

...and after

floor after

Redo'in floors???

This is the final effect Im super happy with it now but when I started O' man it was a pain in the ASS, and I think it looked pretty bad :( sooooo now it's pretty f' in cool!

Out with the old in with the lettuce?

I planted my first ever veggie garden a few months ago and it was some what of a success... kinda, I had some problems one in particular my female greyhound Pickle Pants. Even with a fence up she still stuck her head in and ate all my cucumbers and zucchini leafs and all... but I did notice that she won't touch the peppers of any sort hot or not. Soooo with that in mind I started my second crop but in the front to protect the other veggie is peppers! My friend Heather found this super cool site called sproutrobot.com it tell you when to plant stuff, which is always my big question!! Just enter your zip code and it will tell you what to plant! its that easy! so sprout robot told me lettuce and root type veggies. One photo show the older side of the garden with peppers and tomatoes and now some cabbage the other photo is red leaf lettuce and a zucchini waaay far back. Good luck little guys your safe from a evil Pickle Pants!!


Sunday with Dad and Linda

My dad LOVES a pastrami sandwich, I could not seem to find a good one in Long Beach? well I wanted to take him to one of the famous places in Los Angeles, Canter's Deli! It's awesome! My dad got his sandwich and he didn't speak for at least 10 mins. This place is a very much a makin dad happy place.


Gold mine in my kitchen!

So I have lived in Long Beach for 5 years now and I moved quite a bit of stuff from Georgia, I kept it in storage for about 8 months, moved into my very own place and was shocked at how much CRAP I lugged from the South to the west!! 5 years later not alot of my crap is still around, BUT I did keep this little gem, not sure why a purchased it in the first place but I did and I'm glad for it. I was in the kitchen looking for something to make for a pool party and looked in my cabinet and had for some reason 3 cans of chick peas, hmmmm hummus! I dug up my mini food processor and wrestled with it for a solid 15 mins was thinking it was broken. It wasn't threw some chick pea and other stuff, pressed the button and BAM! hummus it was that easy! Now I know why I got that little guy! to make fun dips 5 years later....... yeeeah right.

Trio of Hummus

Ricki and I went to our friends birthday party this Saturday she is a vegan! I wanted to do some type of dip for her something full of flavor and fun! soo I did a trio of hummus.

all 3 of these just put into food processor and blend til desired thickness.

Spicy black bean hummus-

can of black beans
1/2 cup for frozen corn
1 jalapeno (I took one from my garden!)
a table spoon on tahini (if you want you don't have to use it)
little bit of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic

Artichoke Hummus

1 can of chick peas
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 table spoon of tahini (if you want again!)
1/2 a lemon
splash of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Baba ganoush

2 med eggplants
(roast in over at 350 til tender, poke with a fork)
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

That's it! Then any kind of chip you like pita or corn chips whatever!