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Weekend projects

The plans for the weekend are ripping out the carpet, no thanks to the dog (sigh), and getting the floors prepped to either try and save the hardwood that we have, or get them ready for new hardwood. We are still “kind of” considering putting in carpet again, just not sure if we trust the dog! Then there is the repairing the walls to get them ready to be painted. I am going to love all the changes we are making in the house, which will make it even more harder to move!

So here, take a look at the progress so far!

Ripping up the carpet
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Everything is shoved into the dining room
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repairing the walls.
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I need to keep socks or slippers on my feet at all times now, as these floors are really cold, especially with how cold it has been here in Michigan! Stay tuned for finished project.

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Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops

On the menu for today!

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1 (8 ounce) can pineapple rings, juice drained and reserved
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 pork chops
1 pinch ground black pepper

Directions

Mix together the drained pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder together in a large plastic zipper bag, and smush the bag a few times with your hands to mix the marinade and dissolve the sugar. Place the pork chops into the marinade, squeeze out any air in the bag, seal it, and refrigerate overnight. Reserve the pineapple rings.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

Remove the chops from the marinade, shaking off excess, and grill until browned, the meat is no longer pink inside, and the meat shows good grill marks, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Brush several times with marinade and let the marinade cook onto the surface of the meat. Discard excess marinade. While the meat is grilling, place 4 pineapple rings onto the grill, and allow to cook until hot and the slices show grill marks; serve the chops topped with the grilled pineapple rings.

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Things to do

Our list of projects, (hobbies and household projects) are growing yet again. Any trips to guitarscenter have to be put on hold for the hubby. My kitchen cabinets are top priority, as I am really tired of not having doors on all of my cabinets.

I really need to start working on the afghan for Christopher, I want it done so I can give it to him for Christmas. Then I need to work on other Christmas gifts. I have a few items to make for a bridal shower for the end of this month as well.

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Baby Converse

One of my latest completed projects. These turned out so very cute! I need to make more in different colors.

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I love when new customer’s come my way and find new things for me to attempt to make!

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Building project

Its “honey do” time!

I have in mind of what I want this cart to be that the hubby needs to build me. Now to get it drawn, and lighting that fire under his feet to get started with it. I want to be able to up the garbage can and bottle return can in this cabinet with 36 inch Drawer Slides. This will also serve as a kitty food area, so the dog keeps out of her food!

I would like to work on it this weekend, but I don’t think its going to happen. I don’t want it to be one of those projects that he starts, then gets postponed for some reason or another, like my kitchen cabinets.

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