#TBT: Panama Canal Cruise, April 2013 – Part 1

celebrity infinity panama canal cruise april 2013

It was so much fun re-living my Amsterdam trip via my last #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] posts that I decided to write a series about our Panama Canal Cruise in April 2013! From April 1, 2013, through April 16, 2013, Jim and I joined the Ferguson clan [aka my husband’s wonderful family] on a 2 week cruise through the Panama Canal. My father-in-law surprised everyone with the 16-day trip aboard the 12 story Celebrity Infinity.

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Master Bedroom Lighting Upgrade – Part 1: Halfway There!

new ikea tross LED track lights in the master bedroom

Replacing the ugly 1980’s can lights in the master bedroom has been on my “to do” list for quite a while. Two weeks ago I picked up 4 super cheap [$10!] LED track lights at IKEA which I thought would be perfect. Hubby agreed. Last week I installed one of them, and yesterday after work I installed a 2nd. The best part is we’ve jumped from 130 lumens per light to 600 lumens per light!

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My Favoritest Things

my kitty gargoyle kittygoyle cat

As you probably know by now, I HATE TO SHOP. Hate it. I do almost all of my shopping online. 99% of what I need can be found at either Amazon.com or Gap.com. But shopping online bypasses the “browsing” element of shopping. I often miss out on stuff I’d otherwise feel compelled to buy. Which can be a good thing AND a bad thing!

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#TBT: Amsterdam, June 2011 – Part 3

raw herring sandwich with pickels and onions in amsterdam

I wrote this post on 3/5/15. It will publish automatically on 3/19/15 at 6am and is part of my #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] series. It marks the conclusion of my trip to Amsterdam in June 2011. It includes highlights of some of the weirder things I saw, including an erotic super market… As well as house boats, Central Station, icebergs [!] and what a raw herring sandwich tastes like.

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Master Bathroom Light Bar – Replaced!

new brushed nickel LED vanity light bar installed in master bathroom

I just added this project [and 2 others] to my list of projects to complete in 2015. Is it cheating to add projects I know I’m about to complete? I yanked them off my Future Projects page and snuck them onto my Current Projects page *grin*. Yesterday, in addition to replacing the light over the kitchen sink, I also replaced the light over the master bathroom sinks.

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Kitchen Sink Light – Part 2: Replaced!

installing home depot 24 inch under cabinet dimmable LED light in kitchen

The LED light over our kitchen sink has been acting up for a while. The 3 LED bulbs would flicker, go out, come back on, etc. – very annoying. The whole thing was definitely in need of replacing. Last week I disconnected it so I could see if it was hard-wired or plugged into a hidden outlet. It was hard-wired. So over the weekend hubby and I went to Home Depot and bought an LED replacement.

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#TBT: Amsterdam, June 2011 – Part 2

view from the top of westerkerk tower in amsterdam

I wrote this post on 3/5/15. It will publish automatically on 3/12/15 at 6am and is part of my #TBT [Throw Back Thursday] series. It’s a continuation of last week’s post about my trip to Amsterdam in June 2011. It covers Westerkerk Church and Bell Tower, the many unique shutters, church towers, and clocks I saw, and our beautiful 5-star hotel room!

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