Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mom's Garden

A couple pictures from Mom's always lovely flower/herb garden!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Shipping Pallets are are some cute uses.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hutch Phase #2 - Sanding Away

You may remember I did a post a while back about this hutch

Well tonight with the help of my papaw we worked on prepping the hutch for paint.  Papaw took the back off which I am going to replace with a sheet of bead board. 

Taking the back off allowed us to really get in there and sand.

We used an electric sander with a medium grit paper and then went over everything with this 500 grit sandpaper that makes everything so smooth!

Not only did we get alot of sanding done, Papaw added new molding all the way around.  Stay tuned to see her progress!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Canyon Grill

You have not tasted great food in and around Chattanooga until you visit the Canyon Grill! Rich and I eat out way too much and have dined at a lot of the local restaurants but none come close to the quality and atmosphere at the Canyon Grill. Last night we hopped in the car with one of our favorite couples Nathan and Jessica and headed up to Lookout Mountain. It is quit a little jaunt up and over the mountain to the Canyon Grill but well worth it; the scenery and houses you pass are lovely. 

We arrived with the Friday night crowd!

The Grill grows many of it's own herbs and uses all locally grown produce.

Inside, the atmosphere is casual with mismatched table cloths and business cards under the glass on the tables, but the lights strung across the ceiling add a romantic feel.

After perusing the menu I decided on the grilled chicken breast with a roasted red pepper sauce.  For my sides I chose garlic mash potatoes and fried squash.  WOW!  It was so good!  I am not really a big meat eater but I would say you have to order meat when you go to the Canyon Grill, because it melts in your mouth!  My chicken breast was extremely tender and juicy. 

On Nathan's recommendation Rich ordered the pork tenderloin with a sweet potato and fried squash.  Rich described his meal as simple but delicious.  The Canyon Grill makes food that you could call country cooking, but it's at it's best and with a fresh twist that is memorable.

For desert we had the apple pecan bread pudding with bourbon sauce.  This dessert was a great way to end our meal, although it was pretty sweet and creamy, it was not so overpowering that we left the table feeling as if we had over done it.

On our way back to the valley we stopped at a overlook which doubles as a hang gliding take off point! 

Jessica and little Jack admiring the gorgeous scenery.

The overlook was a great way to end the night, good food, great friends, and God's beautiful creation!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

375 sq. feet?

I don't think I could live in 375 sq. but this is really cute seen on Morning T!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I can't wait until I have a level back yard where I can do cute!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Great Weekend

We had a great Father's Day weekend!  Love ya Dad!

I don't know what was so funny...but Christopher is so tall, I think we all need stand up for pictures from
now on, dad's head almost got cut off!

Fresh from the garden!

The "grill master"

Caprese salad with fresh basil so good!

Perfect Fathers Day meal

Downtown Chattanooga from the top of Rich's building.  We got to enjoy fireworks from the last night of the Riverbend festival.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Terminal

Last week Rich and I went to the Terminal with the fam before Riverbend last week.  Get the history of the building here!  It was originally a hotel right next to the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

 Aaron Cabeen did alot of the work in Terminal

 Rich ordered the chicken salad sandwich.  He said it was not as good as the chicken salad I make ;)

 I ordered a burger, medium well, with provolone cheese.  It came out steaming hot which I loved.  It was however a little dry and more on the well done side. 

Even though the food did not knock our socks off we will definitely go back!  We loved the atmosphere! 
We dined on the roof and enjoyed the looking at the historic old buildings.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

General Woods

Congratulations to Chris and Glendra!

My best friend's sister got married this past weekend at the General Woods Inn in Rising Fawn, GA.  The wedding was very pretty!  I loved the venue; the views were great, the fabric draping exceptional, and the staff at the inn was very attentive.