Saturday, July 28, 2012

Beach... Round 2!

I'm pretty sure anyone who has ever met me knows I have a sincere love for the beach.  Some of my best naps have been taken at the beach.  I love the sound of the waves crashing against the shore.  It's the place where I don't have to think about the craziness of life.  I can sit back, rest and enjoy.
Somehow, I was able to convince Matt to take me back to the beach for a 2nd time this summer.  It was probably because he burned himself so badly the first time.  Haha.  This time we went with his parents, brother and nephew.  It was so much fun to play in the sand, swim in the water and rest a little more.  The best part was that we were there over 4th of July (my 2nd favorite holiday).  There was nothing better that week then laying on the sand, listening to the waves and watching the fireworks go off.  Perfect 4th of July in my opinion.  :)

We ate pretty good too.  Started at Lambert's (as usual) for Matt's rolls, then stopped at Lulu's for my shrimp fix & then our usual final stop in Birmingham at Jim & Nick's.  I probably gained 20 lbs. just from eating. haha.  Good thing we had a couple walks on the beach!
On the way out of town, we stopped at the USS Alabama in Mobile.  It was so neat!  There was so much to look at and do while there.  Not only did they have the Battleship, but they also had some fighter planes and a submarine.  There is no way I would have made it on any of those.  Major props to all those who have & continue to serve!

When we got back it was close to our nephew Ben's birthday, so we had a little birthday party for him. We celebrated with Tacos and Gigi's Cupcakes.  So fun!

Got an Oil Stain on Your Couch?

We have a micro suede couch upstairs in the "man cave". It's a light camel color, so stains are very obvious. We probably need to scotch guard it, but since we don't have kids yet, we haven't bothered. With students being over often, we have had an occasional spill, but nothing too bad. The other day I noticed an oil type stain in a couple places on the couch. This was unacceptable. So, I decided to give cornstarch a try on it.

I poured it on (a little too much) and scrubbed it in with my nails. Then let it set for about an hour and a half. The result?

It's not completely gone, but definitely not noticeable. Yay!

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