Blues, Puppies and Boats

This past weekend, well pretty much the entire week was amazing. I have found out that I’m am getting a puppy. Ahhh! I cannot contain my excitement. I have always grown up with large dogs (I actually have a large dog now) but I am changing it up a little bit and getting a little dog (an ankle biter). My sweet little baby is a male Pomeranian. I went and visited him last Wednesday and when I arrived his eyes were still not open. I stayed for about 2 hours snuggling and loving on him, by the time I left his eyes were fully open and he started wiggling around a lot more. 

   
 
He is absolutely precious. I don’t have a named picked out yet but I do have a couple in mind. 

If you live in or around the Pensacola area then you know that this past weekend was Blue Angel weekend.  

   
They are the cream of the crop in the Navy. Their performance had my hair standing on edge throughout the entire performance. It was beyond incredible. If you’ve never seen the Blue Angels then you need to look them up and go to one of their shows. You won’t regret it. The best way to see the Blue Angels at Pensacola is on a boat. I was fortunate enough to be on two boats this weekend.  

 Sonny Seas, a 65′ Princess Viking SportCruiser (which is actually for sale, message for more info about it). This yacht has a full kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room, 5 bedrooms & 4 full baths (including the captains quarters in the back). It’s gorgeous.  

 We were also lucky enough to be on this 48′ fishing boat with 2 big beds and 2 full baths.  (This boat is not for sale)

Needless to say, it was a very eventful and busy week. I can’t wait to share more of my adventures with you next week. 

xoxo, H

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Making Marlins

Most of my followers may not know this but last weekend was the Pensacola International Billfish Tournament.  My boyfriend took 2nd place in the Tuna category weighing in a 107.4 pound tuna.  He took home a plaque and some new lures for the boat.
The third place winner we were a wee bit jealous of because they got this amazing piece of artwork that represents what fish they caught and placed with that weekend.

So, my boyfriend woke up and came up with the idea that he was going to start making some of the same artwork for our home (currently we don’t have anything on the walls because we are picky).  Right now he is making a piece of artwork for the man cave.  Below are pictures and step-by-step instructions on how he has made this piece of artwork.

Step 1:
Get a pallet board.  Once you have your pallet board you need to carefully take apart the boards on the outside (for our Marlin he only used 3 pieces of the pallet and we will save the rest for another project.)  After we have the pieces off you are going to want to use the center piece of the pallet to use as your base and nail your 3 pieces (or however many you used) so that way you wont have to worry about messing with wood glue or anything like that.

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Step 2:
For the second step we went ahead and googled an outline of an Marlin.  We printed it out and laid it next to our pallets so we could look at it and place our beer caps, yes that’s right, we used beer caps to outline the Marlin.

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Step 3:
Lastly, once you have your beer caps placed all you need to do is grab a hot glue gun and glue those beer caps down and, BAM, you’re done.  All you need to need to do now is hang it up and wait for all the compliments and questions about how you made it.

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xoxo H

p.s. If you aren’t crafty but you love this item, comment and let me know and we would be able to make one and get you a great deal on it, especially for my fellow bloggers (: