Thursday, April 22, 2010

cHaNgE is GooD

Okay, so.
About 12 years ago I bought this table and chairs for my kitchen.

Over time the chairs became tired and dirty so eventually I bought some cute, cheap, black chairs to go around my kitchen table. Again, with time... I got tired of them...

Luckily, for whatever reason, we decided to save the old chairs that originally went with the table. They have been in the garage for a LONG time. I decided that I could bring in the old originals and recover the seat cushions!

I printed up a 50% off coupon and went to Jo-Ann's! After looking at many, many fabrics I got confused. My friend Kathy just happened to call me while I was trying to decide which fabric I loved (and would match what I already had so I would not cause a domino effect and have to redo MORE)! "Kathy" I begged, "Will you please come help me??!!!"

I think we picked just the perfect fabric!!! THANK YOU KATHY! I LOVE my "new" chairs!!!

Here is what the OLD, DIRTY, TIRED chairs looked like...
And, here is what my "new" chairs look like!

Change is good! AND, it doesn't have to cost you a ton of money!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Crazy, Fun Nieces!

A couple of weeks ago my cute niece, Adriana had a Birthday and her sweet hubby, Ryan decided to kidnap her and take her on a surprise trip to Cali (they live in Vegas)... so, when she was in the car on the freeway and realized where he was taking her, she decided she wanted a PAR.TAY. So, she got on her phone and called her sister Ariel and cousin Lexie and told them to get in the car and come too! They did! They quickly packed and grabbed the 2 younger sisters and came!!! We had SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun! I love these crazy girls!!!

The next morning Ryan made his awesome homemade pancakes (Ryan, I STILL need that recipe!!!) and Brad made his well-known scrambled eggs and fried potatoes! YUM!!!
Here is Ryan making the delish pancakes!!!

Breakfast outside, the weather was GREAT!

Then Ariel and Anjali decided to take a little trip out on the lake...

After an awesome breakfast we all headed to the orange county swap meet... and then to the beach... oh my gosh, you should have been with us at the beach!!! There was a family next to us from Vietnam, the grandpa was in his boxers... BACKWARDS! Yep, you heard me right... he was running around the beach in his backwards boxers! I guess he didn't want to give anyone a peep show, thank you very much!!! AND, he wanted to be our friend... we were laughing our heads off!!!! Below is one of the many pics we got of him! Vietnam, Lexie!!! HAHAHA

After having a great time at the beach we went to Wahoo's Fish Taco's to eat, I love that place! And did a little shopping there at Huntington Beach! After arriving home Lexie, Ariel and Ricky went to Walmart to get Adriana a gift... yep a fish! They are nuts! HAHAHA

Texas Sheet Cake and Ice Cream!!!

Well... we are not blaming any ONE person, I think several of us played a small role... but the next morning Ricky Bobby (the fish) was dead. So, we HAD to have a funeral!!!
To see THE FUNERAL PERFORMANCE click on... "the funeral performance" it was so dang funny... Lexie sang a solo!!! (I couldn't figure out how to post the video!!!)
Here is Ryan taking Ricky Bobby out to be buried at sea! HAHA

Everyone lined up by the fence singing "Amazing Grace"!!!

Can I just say I LOVE my nieces, they are so much fun to be around!!! COME BACK TO SEE ME!!! LOVE YOU, Aunt Shaila

I HAD to laugh!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010


I love Spring!!! Time for planting... Sam's Club had some really nice trees! We got Avocado and Navel Orange...

We already had the lemon tree on the left... I am really thinking about getting a peach tree... hummm...

Emmy & Luke's Wedding

My nephew, Luke married Emmy a couple of week ago in Las Vegas. She has not been a member of the church for a year yet so they were married in the Swainston's back yard, they will be sealed soon...

This is Lane (the ring bearer), he is my nephew, Caleb (who married a sweet girl from here that I lined him up with, Melissa) son. He is so darling!!! See his little tux?!!

Me and Diana sitting on the wall, waiting for our ride to the reception! (Isn't she so pretty? She is just THAT sweet on the inside too!!!)
Sweet Diana and Handsome Devin!!!

IHOP for breakfast! Brad, Devin, Jennifer, me, Diana, Carli, Carissa, and Dallin!

Brent and Brad entertaining us!!!
I don't know WHY I didn't take more pics on this trip??!!! Silly me!