Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day was a few days ago on Sunday. I asked hubs what he would like to do for his special day and his response: “Build the deck”. Well alright then. Who am I to argue with a man on a mission lol. We’re doing some work on the house and building the deck was #1 on the list. Sorry… no pics yet. Ill try to remember to snap some pics of the disaster zone that is my backyard.

I was a bit preoccupied this year so I dropped the ball on planning and getting a gift for hubs on Father’s Day. We needed a new BBQ and hubs had been scoping around and checking out prices. We finally found one for a stinkin good price at Home Depot when we went to pick up some things to build our deck.
The was a lineup of BBQ’s in the “dents & scratch” section at the entrance so we stopped to see what they had. There happened to be one that had a broken wheel and a small dent in the back. Original price was $549, on sale for $230. Hubs basically ran to the cash register to pay for it and snap it up before anyone else saw it.

I wanted to get something else JUST for hubs and I had 3 days to think of something. I had found a book about beer and craft beer from around the world at Winners for $16 that I thought he might enjoy but I still wanted to get home something from the boys. Enter Pinterest.


I already had the canvas on hand for a nursery project that I never got around to and it happened to be the perfect size for this project.

I used grey paint for my hand, let it dry for about an hour and then put some teal paint on Riley’s hand. His hand print is a bit smudged because he decided to move his fingers around. Even harder was trying to get a 10m old to keep his fingers straight and hand still. Although he did get a good laugh when I was putting the paint on his hand lol.

Till next time!


My Favorite Things: Bodum Coffee Mug

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I want to start this Monday off with one of my favorite things; coffee. And of course to drink this coffee, you need a coffee mug! Hubs and I have a cup of joe EVERY morning whether it’s the weekday or weekend; we MUST have coffee. I generally only have the one cup a day but sometimes Ryan likes to have 2. His second cup is generally some time in the afternoon when he needs another kick to get himself going.
On weekdays when we have work I like to drink my coffee at home cause let’s face it, work coffee sucks the big one! So at work I drink hot water with lemon… yes, even in the summer months. Just like I’m doing right now lol.

A few years ago I burned my lips quite a few times on the hot water (admit it, you’ve all done it too!) and I saw the Bodum Double Wall coffee mugs at Starbucks and decided to give it a try. I had seen the mugs at department stores before but were only sold in sets of 2 and quite costly. Coincedentally Starbucks had them on clearance so I nabbed one for $11. Sadly I dropped it in the sink one morning when I was washing it and the outter wall and the rim of the glass cracked thus rendering it too dangerous to use. I knew Starbucks was no longer selling those particular mugs so I went to my local Home Outfitters to pick up a new set. As I mentioned, these Bodum Double Walled Mugs come only in sets of two and are expensive. This set of two set me back $50 after taxes.

I am happy to report that I am still using the mug to this day without incident!… until my husband got his hands on the other one at home. He immediately claimed it as his and refused to reliquish it. So being the dutiful wife that I am (and not liking to share anything that belongs to me) I went out and bought him a new set of mugs as his gift for Father’s Day.

Bodum Double Wall Glass Mug

Bodum Double Wall Glass Mug

The bigger one on the left was purchased about 4 years ago and the smaller one on the right (300ml) was purchased this year back in May. Other than the size difference, there is also a price difference. I originally paid $45.99 + tax for my first set of two, and then bought Ryan’s set for $49.99 + tax. Fortunately I had a gift card that I was able to use for them but nonetheless, these things were not cheap! Obviously hubs was quite happy that he got a another two coffee mugs because now he has 3 *groan*. What can I say… I love the man that much lol.

Happy coffee drinking!