A Lazy Sunday

I had all my plans made for today.  I was supposed to spend the day prepping for a big yard sale, but the weather was so beautiful and just couldn’t muster up the desire to do that.  I received an email from my neighbor about a sale at Big Lots store and was excited when I saw the garden torches they had on sale.  The table top ones were $5.00 and the ground stakes were $7.00.

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Hmmmm… I think I’ll just take a quick ride there to see if I could snag me a few..  But before I left, I decided this is not going to be a day to spend in the kitchen cooking a big dinner.  I wanted something simple and quick to put on the grill, so,  I decided to make my Grilled Corona Wings.  The recipe is simple and quick and they taste great, so, I’d like to share the recipe with you (just in case you have a lazy day and need a quick recipe).  I used one family pack of chicken wings and two bottles of Corona.  First I seasoned the wings with onion salt and a Garlic & Herb seasoning.  Then, I poured the Corona over the wings and let them marinate in the refrigerator while I go on my little shopping spree.

Came home and had enough time to lounge in the pool for a while, then it was time to grill the chicken.


While chicken was grilling, it was time to make the salad.  I used Romaine Lettuce, sliced pear, cucumber, scallions, glazed walnuts and cranberries,  sprinkled with crisp turkey bacon and grated Parmesan cheese.  This was delicious refreshing salad to accompany the wings for light summer dinner.


Wings all done and salad all made

DSCF1472 DSCF1475 Now it was time for dinner and the rest of the evening was spent relaxing in the “Chill Out Spot”  with my new torches   :-)..  Those little torches really did help keep the bugs away..  So, there you have it..my Lazy Day…   not bad at all.. huh?   I really try hard not to feel guilty..      Ciao!

I’m interested in knowing how was your lazy day spent?

The Chill-Out Spot

So happy summer has arrived and it’s time to begin enjoying the outdoor projects that were started as spring approached.  It’s time to begin the summertime happiness that makes being outside fun.  Creating that perfect outdoor space is major part of the Outdoor Living.   One space in particular is the wonderful sanctuary of the gazebo.  I’d like to welcome you into my “Chill Out Spot”

I love lounging inside my gazebo.  The feel of an indoor space only outside just makes me feel like couch-lounging with mother nature.  My gazebo is that outdoor sanctuary for me.  I find myself just sitting in there with a book, listening to music and drinking whatever beverage my tastebuds have a desire for.  I must admit winter did some damage to my little abode, but all in all, it’ll make another year.  It was begining to become a winter catch-all, but I was able to get a jump start before things got out of hand.  The patio set was a Walmart bargain at $100.00 for the entire set.  I felt the pillows could use some changing, so it was time for me to visit my fabric storage place.  This is what the cushions looked like prior to me changing the fabric.  (go ahead.. yawnn.. :-o)   kinda drab…


I dug deep and found a fabric that I had been holding on to until I found the perfect use for it.


The leopard print mixed with flowers gives this set the right pop of color.  I found this tarnished brass candle holder in the garage and decided to give it a new look by spray painting it a soft baby blue and added a few crystals for a touch of bling.


I had this “whatchamacallit” laying around too and decided to paint it and make some use of if.


The stand is an old iron wood log holder so I placed a piece of tile on top to hold the candles and magazines neatly rest in the bottom

A vintage breakfast table becomes a cute little plant stand


Inside my lantern is tucked more plants and candles


A complete view inside my crafted little “Chill Out Spot”.  It’s funny how I went digging in stored items and found great pieces to pull the look together… so in other words – I went shopping in my own house  🙂


So, it’s time to close the curtains and say bye-bye for now.. I hope you enjoyed a peek inside my garden sanctuary

Oh.. and one more little item I found while digging in my basket of goodies  was this cute Candleir .  So I decided to hang it in the tree outside the gazebo .. I’ll get some bird seeds for my feather friends in the morning to fill up the cups.