Thankful Thursday

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  • Fresh Seafood.
  • Parker’s Market Sweet Tea.
  • J is coming in ONE week.
  • Meeting new blog ‘friends’ and sharing this blog-life with them.
  • Neighbor’s who bring back treats from trips they go on to share with me.
What are YOU thankful for?

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Thankful Thursday

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  • The beautiful weather.
  • Sweet neighbors that check up on me.
  • Blooms peeping out on all things that bloom in the Spring!
  • Having a DVR, so I don’t miss out on my favorite shows.
  • Finalizing a big trip planned for J and I.

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Garlic’s-On-The-Way

Garlic. Also known as a staple in my house…

Today as I was enjoying the beautiful weather, I decided to check on my garlic and see how it was coming along.

Since I have never grown garlic before, I am ectremely anxious to see how it turns out! Of course, I have grown many other things, I’ve just never taken on the task of garlic.

So, I wanted to share my ‘GARLIC EXCITEMENT’ with you today!

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Do you have a garden? If so, what do you grow??

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Foot Bath Detox : Part Two

As you all probably got grossed out on my first Foot Bath Detox post, I have yet another!
Since I found the first one so interesting, I knew that I must go back.
Also, I can’t quit talking about what an interesting weirdly gross experience it was. Never did I think in a million years that I would put my feet into a ‘tub’ of water and all of this nasty stuff would start coming out of them. 
Well, to prove me wrong TWO times, I now know that my body has many toxins inside it.
Yuck.
Yuck again.
And again.
Beware….These pictures are gross, yet intriguing at the same time. 

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Now, I’m ready to go back and see how my water color changes for the THIRD time!
Ekkk!
Until then…you should try it yourself–
 
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Venison Steak @ The Fireplace

Growing up in the South, I quickly learned that deer is something most have in their freezer.

If not, you know someone who does.

Since I enjoy most all types of meat, I like to find different ways to prepare them each time.

For these particular deer ‘steaks’, I took the back-straps of the deer to use.

I started by unthawing the deer meat from the freezer 2 days prior to cooking. Then I made the marinade that the meat would soak in and tenderize.

Marinade :

  • 1/4 C Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 C Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 C Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Franks Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to your liking

Mix all together in a big ziplock bag and add meat. Let the meat soak overnight in the fridge.

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Preparation :

(Please note, my way of cooking this is not how I would usually cook steak, I just wanted trying out new things!)

  • First I cleaned out the fireplace.
  • Gathered 8 bricks to build up the ‘cooking area’ so logs could go underneath.
  • The grill crate from the Big Green Egg was added on top of the bricks.
  • Start the fire and wait for the wood to start burning down into coals.
  • Place the deer steaks on top of the crate.
  • Cook until your liking. (I wanted mine medium-rare * more rare than medium)
  • Finish off each stake with a piece of Rosemary! (My favorite touch. I could put Rosemary on anything!)

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Ready to devour--

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What’s your favorite way to cook venison?

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Quail Hunting @ It’s Finest

Southern Woods Plantation

A Georgia-based hunting lodge that is a must visit for all.

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Take a look at Southern Woods Plantation and plan your next hunting trip.

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A-Z : All About Mi

{I have seen many other bloggers do this, so I figured I would do it myself. Now, all of you can learn a little bit more about me–Then I challenge you to do your own A-Z if you haven’t.}

A) Age: 24

B) Bed Size: Queen 

C) Chore You HATE: Putting folded clothes up.  I like to wash, dry & fold, but when it gets to the putting away part…I’d rather just pile them on my floor.  Oops. 

D) Dogs: Jenny {Jen’s}  

E) Essential Start to Your Day: Crystal Light Energy. The citrus kind. Absolutely wonderful and gets me going!

F) Favorite Color: Pink 

G) Gold or Silver: I love gold jewelry, but silver dishes. Complicated I know. 

H) Height: 5’10” 1/2 (I must add the 1/2 just for my brother!)

I) Instruments You Play: If my shower air guitar counts…then by all means…I play the guitar! 

J) Job Title: Fundraiser

K) Kids: Oh heavens. You mean those little things that run around? No, I haven’t reached that stage in life. I’m currently trying to convince my married friends to start having them though. 

L) Live: Georgia 

M) Married: No 

N) Nicknames: Lou Lou.  

O) Overnight Hospital Stays: Now that’s a tough one for this fragile girl. Perhaps 3 times? I’d need to check on that. 

P) Pet Peeve: When people smack. Arghhhh. Close your mouth people. No one wants to hear you chomping on food or gum. 

Q) Quote: Right now…”Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou 

R) Righty or Lefty: Righty 

S) Siblings: Two Brothers : Trip & Drew 

T) Time You Wake Up: 8:30 ish

U) University Attended: Georgia Southern University 

V) Vegetables You Dislike: Rutabaga…Who eat’s those anyhow? Well, I know my Grandmother loves them, but I’ve never heard anyone else talk about them. Yuckkk. 

W) What Makes You Run Late: I am usually an early type person, so if I am running late I probably forgot something and had to go back and get it. Or, it’s a friend that I am waiting on to get somewhere..You know exactly who you are! 😉

X) X-rays You’ve Had: Mouth, Head, Both elbows & wrist, Ankle, Fingers, Nose, Chest…That’s all I can think of now. I know there are probably a few more. {I currently need to have my knee X-rayed} 

Y) Yummy food: Thai (My Current OBSESSION) as well as Wings, Okra, all things doused in Balsamic, Mac & Cheese and anything bread related.  

Z) Zoo Animal Favorite: Miniature Penguins. I am so blessed to have actually seen these precious things in their real habitat in South Africa and they are by far the coolest little animals. How they waddle will keep you laughing for hours!

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{Isn’t this little thing just adorable? It’s hard to not just go grab it up and take it home with me.}
I will have to include my other favorite Animals in another post because I have many favorites.
Once you travel to Africa, and see them all out in the wild, it will change your life forever!
There is nothing like it–
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Round TWO of Bachelor–Christmas Style

–Unfortunately, this Christmas has already come and gone–

Where to even start…..

Again, the drama was overrated and in full force tonight by the one and only Miss Tierra.

'We have a Tierra-ist on our hands.' -Lesley

Isn’t that the TRUTH–

Personally, I think the hyperthermia was made up so she could get a rose, and thankfully Sean didn’t fall for it this time. If he would’ve…I may have just smacked him in the face. Well, of course I can’t do that so I’d just have to pretend. That’s pretty much the same thing, right?

(It’s OK, You can agree with me)

I love the adventurous side to Sean. I think it is fun that he likes to do different things rather than what every other Bachelor has done.

Having a play date in the snow sounds like such fun to me! Yes, it looks unbelievably freezing, however it seemed well worth it.

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Before the girls jumped in the water I was second guessing if I would actually partake in those activities, and I decided : Why yes I would freeze my ass off, but you can say you did it for the rest of your life. Also, if you don’t do it, you will go home just like Selma did. I guarantee if she had jumped in, Sean’s thoughts of sending her home would have not been so certain.

I am going to miss my dear Sarah. I loved her so much.

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She was so sweet and gave it her all. Of course, I wanted to cry for her when she left because it seems like all of the guys that she comes across tell her the same thing. “You’re a great girl.” Well, I know she will eventually find the right one–I just wanted it to be Sean. However, I am so proud of him for not humiliating her at the Rose Ceremony. He actually gave her what she deserved. He told her prior so she wouldn’t have to say an extra 2 days.

Lesley is beginning to be a favorite more and more…as well as I may…just may…start liking Catherine. They have something that I really don’t see with any of the other girls except maybe Desiree. Which, by the way–I sort’ve want to go repelling. I went a long (long) time ago at camp, but that is not the same. I would be freaking out the whole time, but I would be so extremely ecstatic when I got done. Maybe this is another ‘life list’ add! Humm…Never knew the Bachelor could add so many wishes to my ‘life list’.

Tonight I decided to take Jen’s over to Lauryn’s Pumpkin’s to watch the Bachelor with us. Brody who is supposed to be Jen’s future husband was there. He still hasn’t warmed up to her yet, so he can be a bit feisty. We had to keep them apart and hopefully by watching the show they can both learn how to ‘fall in love’ in a weeks time. Perhaps? If not love…at least they need to be friends. Well, Lauryn Pumpkin and I have arranged a wedding, so they better start liking each other quickly. Maybe next time Brody will give Jen’s a rose and she will stick around.

Otherwise, she may have to find her another hubs. Oops…

Now, you all will have to wait until NEXT MONDAY for more Bachelor updates!

As for now…Nashville is tomorrow–

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