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Friday, March 30, 2012

Making a shower curtain for our bath makeover

Guest post written by Monique Stewart

It's been a long time since we made over our bathroom and all of our stuff in it was looking so worn and outdated. So I decided it was about time that we did something about it. So that's what we've been working on these past few weekends. We've bought most everything for it but we still didn't find the perfect shower curtain and wanted to make sure that we bought that before we painted.

I've looked at what feels like about every shower curtain on the internet. While I was going through some shower curtains a few nights ago I saw the website After I looked through it some I decided to use it to help us out with our family's debt that we've been having trouble with for a few years by now.

I decided after all that looking that I should just find a fabric that I like and make a shower curtain out of that. I really didn't like any of the curtains that I saw so I think that's going to be our best bet. Then we can pick out a paint color!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Cowboy Christmas"

Have you been to a dinner show called "Cowboy Christmas"? If you did, I bet you probably had so much fun like I did! As a pre-birthday treat surprise for my birthday, courtesy of my husband, I enjoyed every minute of it. It was also a good memory for me worth cherishing because they acknowledged me as a birthday celebrant that night, although my birthday was yet 2 days early ;).
At seat #228, I saw this sweet note on the table where I will be sitting. It was so nice of them to arrange this simple note on the table. I also am so thankful for the Rill's Bus Service for the coordination and effort they made especially "Lauren" our tour bus leader :). Thank you guys! By the way, they also sang their birthday song for me and Anna (another birthday celebrant) while we were on the bus ;).

Our dinner was served at exactly 7pm...perfectly just in time after we were done with a little shopping from the gift shop downstairs.
The show started at 7:45pm with a very good intermission song of a Christmas song by a 9-year old girl, "Hannah".
It was then followed by a brief movie clip on the screen about the beginning of the drama. There is a playing of that movie clip in between the drama that was being acted on stage by their award winning actors ad actresses, vocalists and dancers. The scenes were reenacted reliving the spirit of the the wild, wild west movies on the big screen...the world where cowboys live. It was actually a good drama because it carries the true message of Christmas! It was presented in a way where you can clearly track what the story is all about with a spill of a little comedy in between ;).
There are many highlights that were in between the drama as well with thrilling actions of cowboy Andy Rotz, a Guinness World record holder as he amazed as with his rope-twirling, knife-throwing and gunspinning techniques on stage!
He had a horse named "Idja" who also showed his antics tricks live on stage. That was amusing!
Below were some captured photos that I took during the show. I am sorry, but I am not good in taking shots of shows such as this, lol!

The Finale

The FinaleFantastic lightings!

By the way, the show was held at Antietam Recreation in Hagerstown, MD. The place is located 2 miles south of Hagerstown, close to Interstates 70 & 81, and is accessible by alternate 40 and the Sharpsburg Pike.
There were pre show activities that made the kids so excited while they were there such as wagonrides, there was a petting zoo, horse rides, marshmallow roasting, line dancing and old-time photos where you can get to choose your own cowboy costumes and then pose ;).
The background is in front of the stage that was fully decorated with bright Christmas trees and bows.

The show is worth recommending. If you love cowboy action techniques, tricks and actions, you will be mesmerized!...what an awesome memory!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

High-Quality Seating and Outdoor Needs!

Portable Bleachers are one of today's most common and popular seating products being used by many industrial, public and private institutions and more commonly used by schools, auditoriums, sports arenas and many more areas where they are purposely needed. One good thing with them is that they can be both used in indoor or outdoor purposes.

When you want to buy these products, you have to be sure they are safe for use, and have high quality standards and durable enough to withstand weather and weights, don't you think?

Aluminum Bleachers are one of the most common type of bleachers. It's because they can be durable and resistant to damages and tough to any weather conditions, aside from being lightweight.
They come in various styles and sizes, which give you a lot of choices.
Better yet keep checking on the products through the links given ;).

Pet Waste Stations are also one of those products you can choose to have to place them in public parks for pet owners who may want to walk their dogs in the park and can conveniently dispose their dog's dirt with it. This way, you are as well helping maintain a cleaner environment for everybody for both animals and humans.
There are also various types of dog exercise equipment that can be used in dog parks for example - to keep your dogs entertained while you are in the park. These equipments are ideal to buy if you are planning to buy equipments for a dog playground for the construction of agility course for dogs or dog obstacle courses.

Check the complete products!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Visits to Anthracite Heritage Museum & Steamtown Nat'l Historic Site

Lackawanna & Scranton, PA - Sept. 18, 2011

The Anthracite Heritage Museum is located uphill from the Coal Mine. We paid $12 for the museum entrance ($6 per head). The museum reflects a lot of gallery displays regarding anthracite mining and textile industries including those tools (many were real antique displays) used during their time, as well as photos of them reflecting the tough, harsh working conditions that they had been through.
The museum is really an ideal learning place for students and for those who love history. Very informative!

As usual, we don't get to go out from the museum without buying a fridge magnet, LOL! I also bought a set of jewelry with stones made from coal which I thought would carry a sentimental value for me. - a piece of a necklace with a cross pendant and a set of earrings with the coal stones on them!

We then thought of visiting Steamtown National Historic Site not far away from the museum, but our GPS led us to the Mall @ Steamtown. Well, I love malls anyway, so we just decided to go in the mall and had our lunch at the food court :).

After our lunch, we noticed that the food court has a walkway outside where below it were some old trains, so we thought of following the walkway all the way to the end and surprisingly, at the end of it was a road going to the Steamtown National Historic Site, where few meters away were the site. We missed the last steam train ride for the day and was already 3:45pm. They close at 5pm, so we still had a little more than an hour to go and see what's inside.

We had seen some more galleries in there including trains that are converted into train museums. We didn't miss the theater as usual, but as we were getting both sleepy inside, we just decided to leave and go back to our hotel.
Our day ended up with a yummy dinner at T.G.I.F'riday's.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Posted by Virgil Burks

My husband loves to watch golf. This weekend on his day off, he watched the tournament at Pebble Beach on direct TV all weekend. He thought that it was going to be “Tiger’s Comeback” course. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out for Tiger, but it did for Phil Mickelson. The guy that I call the Johnny Cash of golf because he is always dressed in black and apparently lives a rough and tumble life style. I did hear something cool when we were watching the players though. Phil Mickelson’s grandfather was an immigrant and used to ride the train to the Pebble Beach course ( one of the most ritzy in the word) and caddy for only twenty five cents a day. Now, his grandson is not only playing the course but making millions of dollars winning the tournament! I wonder what his granddad would say if he could see him now! I can’t even imagine commuting to a job everyday just so that you could make twenty five cents in pay! It almost seems unreal!