Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lacy Hair Flower

This week's theme for the photo challenge is Delicate. I walked into my craft room for inspiration & immediately decided on my Handmade Lacy Hair Flower. I love the delicate lace with the contrasting wooden button.

This is my most popular hair flower, each petal handcut making every flower unique. You can see more pics of this hair flower as well as my other creations in my shop.
Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Truck

I was hit a little over 2 weeks ago in my truck. The guy in the middle lane decided to turn into me instead of using the turn lane like normal people... Let me tell you, if your ins people start apologizing for your behavior & for the rest of us having to deal with you, then you have a problem.
I have had my truck for about 11 years, it is my first car & I love it.

The damage could have been alot worse, but since the bumper was pushed so close to the tire it was unsafe to drive. It sat in our driveway waiting for his ins to accept fault, then waiting on their adjuster to come out & look at the damage. They finally got all their ducks in a row & told us they were declaring it totaled. Of course they are not going to give us enough to buy a decent vehicle to replace it with, and we know my truck runs great & is very reliable. Also, I'm not ready to replace my first car! I told Hubby, you only ever have one first car! :) So Hubby started taking it apart to see what parts need to be replaced.

This is my photo this week for the challenge, theme: Bare minimum. This was the bare minimum we needed to drive to the junk yard looking for parts (thanks to Patrick's daddy for going with us!). We looked rather scary driving I would think ;)
We found out at the junk yard that front end damage is very common... if we had needed a new bed for my truck we could have had our choice, but there were no Ford Rangers out there without worse damage than I already had! So I called my old boss, my sister's current boss, because I remembered he had sent me to a parts house years ago to buy a new taillight. He gave me the name of the place (Thank you Mark!) and they had every part we needed!!!!
So we came back home and started repairs. My job was to hand tools & take pics. Of course it was more like "Give me the 9/32 socket"... "what does it look like?" ... :)
Yikes! That's how much he took off to replace!
Me and my new fender :)
He had to take the rubber guards & the metal brackets off the old bumper and put them on the new bumper, which proved to be quite an ordeal. The right side metal bracket was bent out of shape from the accident. He put a lot of elbow grease into it, and got it straightened out. He's the best!
New bumper :)

It's all coming together!

It's perfect! Hubby saved my truck's life! We will be taking the Ranger decal off the old fender & gluing it to this fender :)
I have the best Hubby in the whole world!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sal's is Open!

After remodeling from the fire, today Sal's opened for business! We were very excited to go and eat wonderful pizza!

Wonderful HUGE pizza :) Hubby and I went with my mommy, his mommy & his daddy. This pic is of our Xtra Large Sal's Special (18" Supreme Pizza) and our Xtra Large White Pizza (mozzarella  & ricotta pizza).

Welcome back Sal's! We are very happy to see your open doors again :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Week 3 Pic

This week I decided to do my pic early so I wouldn't forget :) The theme is Mini
I used to collect mini tea sets, and this is one I still have. The table was given to me along with a different tea set. I think it is adorable!
So far this year we have have done Celebration and Resolve.
I am enjoying thinking through the different themes to come up with a pic I am happy with. If you would like to join our challenge we welcome everyone!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2nd Week Photo Challenge

I almost forgot to take this weeks photo! Thankfully Hubby remembered :) We are having fun playing games with my sister & adopted parents, so I took a pic of Lily, the parents puppy "resolving to keep the carpet clean" since this weeks theme was resolve.
I am having fun with this challenge, even when I take my pics at the last moment :)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo a Week Challenge

I have decided to join a photo a week challenge... again... This will be my 3rd year to attempt this & 3rd time is a charm right?!
The first weeks theme is celebration, and today is my mom in law's birthday! So went out to dinner & I took a pic of dessert :)
If you are also wanting to sharpen your photography skills, or just want a new reason to take pics, I encourage you to join our photo a week challenge!
Hopefully I will stick to it this time ;)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Tribute to Sal's Pizza

This morning I found out that Sal's Pizza had a fire on Sunday!

They shouldn't be closed long, but the news made me think of everything this restaurant means to me :)
Hubby grew up eating at Sal's, he remembers being welcomed into the kitchen as a small child to pick out the ingredients for his own pizza.
Sal, the owner, moved to New York from Italy to start a pizza restaurant, and from there came to Texas. We are very happy this is where he chose to make his wonderful pizza!
Hubby introduced me to Sal's, and took me there on many dates before he was my Hubby. The night he proposed we went there afterward for dinner :) We also had our rehearsal dinner there, sharing our favorite pizza with our closest friends and family. Sal was there that night making sure everything was perfect for us the night before our wedding!
Since then we have gone many times, sometimes just us, sometimes sharing with friends. Good pizza and good people!
If you are in the area, I would definitely recommend the good pizza and good people at Sal's (after they open back up of course)! I know Hubby & I will be there reopening day!

*Sal's did not ask me to write this blog, I just really love that place & wanted to share with you!

Do you have any restaurant that you love? A place that holds great memories? Share with us :)