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Master Closet Makeover

Nine years.Yep it took us nine friggin years to finally do something about our master closet.As I said here, we really do not know what we are doing when it comes to all things house & home DIY.But from now on we are going to give it our best shot and here is a start.Our master closet is not very big.I jokingly call it a step-in closet versus a walk-in closet.‘Cause that’s what it is folks.A step-in closet but step back to look over your wardrobe choices or else you will get cross-eyed from being so close.Nope, not my dream closet at all.I mean this is a dream closet for moi: However, Mr. DP3 is my dream guy so I won’t complain too much.  hehe. It is a good thing this post is not a tutorial because I sure am lacking lots of info and some all the before photos.Moreover, let’s face it; I’m no one to start giving tutorials- yet.J You see my hubby decided to tackle this project on a weekend that I was a little sickly pooh.Therefore, while I spent almost three days strung out on the couch…

Half Eaten Strawberries

I last told y'all that my girl and I made chocolate dipped strawberries.  I really enjoyed that time and we both dipped our fingers in the bowl once all the strawberries were dipped.  Of course we ate a few of them each day.  It was heaven and we munched on them like no body's business.  Although she ate hers a certain way.  I had taken a few out of the fridge for us to snack on and before I knew it they looked like this:

Before I could turn around and see what she was talking about I heard her say over and over, "Okay, I'm finish with dat one."  She was only interested in the bottom halves of the strawberries.  The halves dipped in chocolate.  So she left these for me to finish.  And then wanted more.  Tots do the cutest things!

Later this week I will be making Upside Down Pineapple Cupcakes.  I am a little stressed because it's for my husband's Popo's birthday and I was asked to bake a cake. 
Flattered?  Yes. 
Accepted? Yes.
Going to bake somethi…

Just the Two of Us

As I said in my previous post, my boy went to go spend a week with Grandma.  Little sister stayed with Mr. DP3 & me and she is missing her big "brudder" muy, muy bad.  She adores him and always wants to be with him.  Needless to say, she is asking about him every.chance.she.gets.  It is cute and heartbreaking at the same time. 

Therefore, I thought I would distract and cheer her up a bit.  Strawberries are her fave.  Chocolate dipped strawberries are mine.  Aha!  The perfect mother-daughter bonding time.  I went to the store and bought a container of organic strawberries and some Baker's white chocolate.  I have only made these once before and they turned out okay.  Coulda been better.  Probably because I used chocolate chips and added some butter like the not-that-great-recipe I came across said to do so.  This time I did more research and got some great tips from one of my very favorite cooking websites: Allrecipes.

We got down to bidness right after dinner.  No w…

Peachy. Just Peachy.

It's the middle of summer here in Texas and that means that peaches are in season.  So the family and I went on a road trip to pick buy some.  Nope, we did not drive all the way to Georgia.  We proud Texans get our peaches from the Texas Hill Country.  Stonewall, Texas was our destination.  A very little itty bitty town just before Fredericksburg (also known for peaches).  My MIL (mother-in-law) lives there and she wanted her favorite grandson to spend a week with her.  So we offered to drop our boy off so we could make a couple of peach pit stops.  Get it?  Heehee.  Our first stop was at Vogel's Orchard.
There I bought a box of peaches that had just been picked that morning.  I was told to let them sit out on my counter for a couple of days before eating.  Lemme tell you.  The smell in my kitchen is wonderful.  I just love coming home after work and sniffing up that delicious scent.  And I followed the kind lady's instructions.  I ate my first peach two days later and it …

A Texas Staycation

Well just when I was getting my blog going I come to a new halt.  Ya see I went on vacation and I really thought that since I was going to be on vacay I would have more time to put a few posts together.  Not!  It was a fun, busy yet relaxing time out.  The few times I thought I was going to blog I'd get as far as turning on the computer and that was about it.  I got lazy and instead decided to catch up on all my trash t.v. thanks to the 'ol DVR. But take a look at our little staycation!

Mr. DP3 and I took the kids to Sea World for a couple of days.  Although it was hot like the sun-was-leaning-on-you-hot it was still enjoyable and the kids had a blast.  It was my girl's first time and she absolutely fell in love with the dolphins.  Shamu was cool too but it was the dolphins that captivated her.  Yet she was afraid to feed them or pet them.  Big brother had to assume that duty.  The pretty dolphy even posed for me:

While in San Antonio we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hill Co…