You’ve Got To Try This

Sunday night the husband had steak for dinner, I don’t eat steak so I decided to go with seafood for myself. 

I decided to go with shrimp. So it was a surf and turf kind of dinner at our house with the husband eating the turf and myself eating the surf. 

So, I wasn’t a shrimp eater until fairly recently. Needless to say I was a little hesitant to cook it as I haven’t done so, the times that I’ve eaten shrimp and decided that I like it now has been out at restaurants. I was being quite adventurous buying shrimp and cooking it all myself. 

I went to Pinterest and found a bunch of recipes and picked one to try. It had pretty much everything I was looking for. 

  • Ingredients I had on hand
  • Pretty easy to make
  • Fast to make

So, I jumped in a made myself shrimp at home for the first time, and all I have to say is HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE!!!! It was amazing. I could of eaten the entire thing. I didn’t but I could of. Let’s just say I looked forward to yesterday’s lunch as I was eating the leftovers, and eat them I did. 

Okay the recipe was for Paleo Coconut Shrimp. And, well it was delicious. I’m going to be making this recipe again that is for sure. I might have to get myself a shrimp boat with the amount of shrimp I want to consume now. 

Are you ready for it, here’s the recipe. Click on it and enjoy the wonderful deliciousness that is this recipe. I’d show you a picture but it’s not going to happen as I still have to figure this whole media thing out. But, if you try the recipe let me know how you enjoyed it. 

Happy Tuesday!


You Know What Today Is

It’s Monday which means it’s KICKBALL TIME!!!!

Tonight we had a doubleheader. A match against 2Legit and Jiminy Kickit. It was a bit warm out today and playing a doubleheader definitely wears you out when in the sun and heat. Remember.  Water. Is. Your. Friend.  

The last time we met up with 2Legit we were able to squeeze out a win, and tonight the outcome was a lose for us 😕. We’ve got some work to do, but we will get there. 

And, well our last game against Jiminy Was not one I want to relive. They crushed us. 12-1. Yikes!  Yeah, not our finest moment that’s for sure. Tonight’s game was much closer. We lost but only by 1 and it was all due to a cluster f*ck in the 4th. We made stupid mistakes and paid for it. But, we are learning and will get it. 

Now it’s time to look towards next week’s game. We only have 1 so we need to pull it together and get a win. 

Now it’s time for some food and beverages at the bar. Whoooo Kickball Monday!!!!

Happy Mother’s Day

We interrupt this blog to wish all of you moms a very very Happy Mother’s Day!!! And, to any dads out there that fill the roll of both dad and mom wishing you a wonderful day as well. 

Suns Out

I’d share a picture of the sun and wonderful blue skies we are experiencing right now but I can’t 😕. So, take my word for it the sun has finally found its way out from wherever the heck she’s been hiding and the skies are blue instead of dark and cloudy. Whoooooooo!!!!!!

Been enjoying the sun. The husband finished up working on his truck. I’m pretty sure every tire on the truck has now been off and some part of the truck has been worked on in the last 2 weeks. 

He’s now currently working on converting our French Doors to be able to have a doggie door. We shall see how this goes. We may be buying a new door. Hopefully, this will work and we no longer will have to worry about opening the door for the dogs a 1000x a day. The last couple of months we’ve been okay to leave the French Doors open as it hasn’t been heat or AC weather but that’s going to change rather quickly here and we will need to go back to having that door shut or cool a room that isn’t well insulated so essentially cool the outdoors. And, well our wallet vetoes that idea. Oh and Captain Conservation does as well. 

So that’s the project the husband is working on I have a house to clean but with this project going on its probably best to wait before diving into that. I’m sure there will be a mess to contend with. 

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and the sun is shining. 


Where Is The Sun?

Mother Nature, what is your malfunction? A little sun would be nice. I mean days and days of rain is making me really want to do absolutely nothing. 

And, well I have stuff that needs to be done. So, yeah Mother Nature can you bring me a little sun please. 

This weekend there is all sorts of fun things going on but of course they all take place outdoors and well it’s supposed to rain so yeah those fun activities won’t be so much fun. 

What to do on a rainy weekend? 

Hope you’re going to have a drier weekend then I will be having. Happy Friday and cheers to the weekend. 


I really need to figure out this whole media storage thing ASAP. As, I really wanted to post some fun Cinco de Mayo things and even some pictures from today’s work. However, I can’t. Dang you WordPress. 

So, instead I’ll say HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!!!

And, I’ll tell you a little about work. I attended a broker open house at an amazing house on the water. A gorgeous 3 story house plus a finished attic. The only con I could find with the house was that I didn’t own it, that I had to leave and couldn’t stay. 

After that a bunch of us from the office headed out for happy hour. It was a great time. Drinks, food, laughs, and hanging with some work buddies. A great way to end the day. 

I’m hoping the Happy Hour thing becomes a regular thing. It’s fun to just hang out with your work peeps. 

Hope you had a nice margarita on this 5th day of May. 

Uh-Oh Decision Time

Yesterday, I was all set to upload a video I had taken of the rain to the blog, however WordPress put a wrench in that plan. I’ve apparently reached my 3GB storage of media on the site whomp whomp whomp 😕. So yeah you didn’t get to see the video, but you can check it out in Instagram – checkmystyle26 if you’re so inclined, and I can’t add anymore photos or video to my blogs. 

Well I can add media but I’d have to go back through my posts and delete media content from them which is not something I want to do. I mean I put the content in there for a reason so why would I want to delete it. The other option is I spring for the upgrade. Which isn’t too terrible but it is $99 a year and I only get 10GB of media storage. So okay it will take me another couple of years to fill that up but what happens when I use that? Do I then spring for the business hosting which gives me unlimited storage but will also cost me around $300 a year. WHAT!!!! I don’t make money off this blog I haven’t even thought about trying to do such a thing. I mean this blog is strictly for me to be like yeah world this is what I think today. 

Needless to say I’ll be doing some research and figuring out what it is I’m going to do with this blog and where I want to go with it. So yeah decisions to be made and some research to be done. 

And, if there is anyone out there that has faced this issue I’d love any advice that you can offer me. Because well I have followers here and I’d hate to lose you so I’ve got some serious research to do to get this situation fixed. 

But, enough about my lack of media on any future blogs until I figure things out, we will talk about the husband for a moment.  He’s currently attending a Megadeath concert and I’m sure enjoying life. I’m glad he got to go and see them, and I’m catching up on some television. Namely The Americans. Man, I love this show, but was not expecting what just happened in the last episode. 

I’m all caught up and am all ready for tonight’s episode. Of course The Challenge premieres tonight as well, and yeah should I still be watching that nonsense probably not, but it’s like a train wreck you just can’t not watch it, and Chicago PD is on as well. Thank goodness for TiVo and the ability to record multiple shows at once. 

Anyway there’s my issue for the day and I’ll be working on that over the next week and I’m going to enjoy a nice cup of tea and watch some show tonight not sure which one yet but definitely something. 

Oh and Happy Star Wars Day!!!!!


The weather here in my little part of the world has been a bit wacky. We’ve had summer, fall, and spring like weather all in the span of what seems like hours. 

Yesterday was a scorcher it felt like summer there was a blue sunny sky and also that dreaded thing called humidity. And, than last night we got one of Mother Nature’s light shows in the form of a nice thunderstorm. 

Today, has been pretty much a complete wash. Rain almost all day, and even when it stops it’s not really stopping there is still a mist.  

I love a good rainy day especially, when you can curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. I didn’t really do that today I took care of some chores around the house and now working on making the husband and I dinner. 

A nice dinner on a rainy day why not. 

Kickball Monday

It’s that day of the week again, the dreaded Monday, however in this case it also means KICKBALL!!!!!

I time to play the childhood game, socialize with a bunch of fun adults who like to pretend they are in elementary school, cheer each other on, and have fun. And, of course afterwards enjoy some adult beverages and food. 

It was a good game against the Gucci Dolphins. Ended in a 4-3 loss. We will get them next time. We were playing with some missing players and did a lot of shuffling of positions throughout the game. We are starting to figure out where the best position is for everyone. We will get it worked out there is still a lot of kickball left to play. 

But, hey even with an out we still had fun!!! And, now it’s time to ref some games and then head on over to Bucketheads for some beverages and food. 

Life Happens

It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve blogged and well life has gotten in the way, however, I’ve realized that I really enjoy my daily blogging. Yes, some days it’s nothing more than a photo or a meme, and other days it could be a 10,000 word rambling diatribe of nonsense, but it’s an outlet. A way to express myself, whatever is going on around me, or just my thoughts on whatever it is in thinking about. 

So, even though life has been incredibly hectic I need to make the time to write my blog as it makes the day feel complete. So be prepared for blog posts from me. 

Today I want to talk about an amazing foundation that I’ve started working with. Roc Solid Foubdation is an organization that was formed to bring the Power of Play back to children faced with pediatric cancer. The mission of the foundation is to build hope through play. 

You can check them out here

Yesterday, I worked with Roc Solid and sponsor La Roche Wealth Management to bring hope to Mylo a 3 year old battling brain cancer. 

With around 20 volunteers from Roc Solid and another 30+ from La Roche we came together to clean up the backyard of the family and build a swing set for Mylo and his sisters to enjoy. It is truly an amazing feeling to see the smiles on their faces when they got on the swings and slid down the slide for the first time. To put a smile on a child’s face is truly rewarding, and add in that this is an extremely difficult time when smiles may be few and far between just makes it that much more powerful. 

I’m so excited to have found this organization to work with and can’t wait to do more with them. 

If you can make a donation to this foundation please do, because every child deserves to play. 

Yesterday’s, build was even more special as a past recipient of a Roc Solid build and his family were on hand to help with the dedication. Family members helped with the build, I actually got to work with them as they working on my section of the build, and they are truly amazing. And, lets just say a know a little girl who is amazing with a screw gun. Along with helping with the build they spoke of their journey and presented the plaque to Mylo and his family. It’s amazing to see everything come full circle. 

I am looking forward to my next build. 

Giving back is amazing find something that you’re passionate about and volunteer. No matter if it’s a once a year thing or once a week you make a difference either way.