Thursday, July 24, 2014

Signs, Signs & A Really Good Fence - Impeach Obama

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I wish this had turned out better. We were cruising down 581 (don't worry, I wasn't driving) when I saw this and scrambled as quick as I could to get my camera out. I've seen them out there before. Not a lot of Obama fans.

Linking with Signs, Signs and Good Fences since I figured this is a pretty good fence and keeps you from falling off the bridge and getting squashed like a bug ;)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ABC Wednesday - B is for Big Shot

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Well, Nick rides his bike down this road on his lunch break. The road is a very rural setting with modest country homes. Then BAM...out of nowhere, Pegasus! Nick's been telling me about this house since he found it and insisted on taking us over to see it. First we stopped for some lunch nearby. The waitress knew the house with Pegasus and didn't understand why either. She even knew the man, he had been her dentist at one point.
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These men were building fancy fencing and explaining to us that there have already been several cars come by just to look at this place. It's pretty, I'll give him that, but I just don't understand why anyone would want a palace in the country with Pegasus keeping watch. To each his own.

Linking with ABC Wednesday

*I don't want it to sound like I'm making fun of this person and their home, I don't roll that way...but when you live in a place like this, you are wanting to be noticed and talked about so I feel like it is free game to share with all of you, right?!*

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday - Little Chef

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Little Chef Restaurant, Williamson Road, Roanoke

Poor Little Chef. Closed down a couple of years ago and now scheduled to be torn down. I've never eaten there but Nick has and he always liked it. We've only lived here since 2008 and it didn't look in this sort of shape. Sad isn't it how a place sits vacant for a while and then just falls apart. Isn't that sign great?! I love it. I wonder if Black Dog Salvage will come and take it. For more on Little Chef and its closing CLICK HERE

Linking with Roan's Rubbish Tuesday

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Murals - You Need a Biscuit?

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Yes...Uneeda biscuit ;) Downtown Roanoke

Linking with Monday Murals

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by someone who wanted me to try their business cards out. I went to Build-A-Sign and they were super easy to order. Many different templates to choose from or you can even upload your own. Not only do they have business cards, but you can also make banners, car magnets, signs, flyers and more.
Here's how my cards turned out:

I think they turned out quite nice. I can hand them out to people when I blog about their business. A lot of times when I am taking a picture for the blog I'll get people asking "How can I find your blog?" and I've always had to say "Just Google it" but not anymore! You want your own cards? Just go to Build-A-Sign and get your own! Super great prices too!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday 5 Number 4 - It's 4:20 Somewhere

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Taking you back to Hampton. Buckroe Beach Reggae Fest

Now for some randoms:

1) If you put the word "Amish" in front of a recipe, I'm all in. It could be Amish Tacos and I'm pinning it!

2) Found out this week that someone I know died. Then I found out he killed himself by setting himself on fire. Someone else I know told me about this last month but neither of us had any idea that it was this person. We were both bothered by the news. Then just found out yesterday that it was someone we knew. He was only 61 and battled depression. Makes me so sad to think of anyone that down to take their life, especially in that way. I can't get him out of my mind.

3) Summer is flying by. I love summer. I'm one of those moms that love having my kids at schedules...just lazy summer mornings, staying up late, doing whatever we want. We have a short summer this year. The powers that be changed our school schedule. Everyone says "It's ok, we'll get out earlier next year so it makes up for the short summer"...I disagree. I want my full summer, I don't want to catch up next year. But remember this post because you can tell me "Told you so" when I'm excited that school is out in May ;)

4) I was reading something about food trucks and their popularity. When I was a kid, for a short time, my mom drove a food truck. It wasn't a fancy food truck, more like a mobile convenience store. It was so cool when she'd bring it home and make me and my friends fancy cokes! I remember going out with her on her route one day. I remember being very bored. I also remember her boss had a pet monkey. The things we remember!

5) Speaking of monkeys, Braden and Dalton want a pet monkey. They scour the internet looking to buy one. Not.Gonna.Happen

Have a great weekend!

Now it's your turn!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence in Natural Bridge

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And not too far down the road, around the corner:
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Ok, not sure what this means but I kept picturing some strange random kook who will chase you down and spoon you.

Linking with Signs, Signs & Good Fences & Rurality Blog Hop

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ABC Wednesday - A is for American Stonehenge

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Foamhenge, Hwy 11, Natural Bridge

Yes, it is constructed out of styrofoam! The mastermind/creator is Mark Cline, from yesterday's post. Read more about Foamhenge HERE

Linking with ABC Wednesday

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