|Kitchen Redo Part Two|

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Well, after basically living the last 4-5 years under construction/renovation. We have finished. No more projects for this house. It is officially on the market; the Marshall’s are picking up and moving to Oklahoma! We are so excited for this move and for new opportunities. 

But for now, let’s get to the good stuff; the kitchen!



Seeing how great this looks, the only thing I would change would be that we would have done this the FIRST time we renovated the kitchen. [long story]. 

There won’t be any home Reno project updates for awhile [sad day] but when we buy a new house when we move; it’s game on! 

Until the last box is packed,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Kitchen Redo Part One|

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For 5 years now I wanted an open kitchen in our house. We have updated our kitchen now for the third time and guess what?! We are going to have an open kitchen! 

Beadboard ceiling is going up and I could not be more excited! 

We knocked some walls down, moved cabinets and plumbing, installed new flooring, and so much more! 

Until next time,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Watermelon Update Part Two|

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Sad day. We went out and checked our melon, creamy white on the bottom so it was ready to eat!


Cut in to it and this is what we get:


I think the outside was deceiving me! It wasn’t ready or maybe it was a dud, I don’t know. On a brighter note, it tasted good. Just not as “watermelony”… is that even a word?? Ha!

I blended it up and made ice pops for the boy. He loved them! All in all, I guess it was a win. ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Fried Green Tomatoes|

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‘Tis the season for fried green tomatoes. My boss gave me about 6-7 green tomatoes and instead of letting them ripen, I decided to bread and freeze them until I was ready to eat them. Best. Decision. Ever. 

Breading consisted of equal parts bread crumbs and corn meal with a little salt and pepper. Dip in egg, dip in batter. Place on sheet pan in freezer and then place in ziplock bag when frozen. 

What makes this even better? When you are ready to fry them babies up, you don’t even have to thaw them out! Place them directly in your hot oil. 

I served mine on toasted sourdough bread with thinly sliced purple onions and cilantro lime mayo. 

Cilantro Lime Mayo

[For two sandwiches]

  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


Completely satisfying to the very last bite!

Until the next tomato fries,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Watermelon Update|

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After leaving town to visit family for the weekend, we came back in hopes that our single watermelon was still alive and growing. 


To our surprise, it had more than doubled in size! It is truly a watermelon! We cannot wait until it is ready to eat. 

Until the next seed grows,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|June 2017|

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Almost halfway through the year. June is coming to a close. Lots of family time spent together. 

Recap of some family festivities in June. 


Chocolate milk mouth and dirt… ALL boy. Rhett would spend hours and hours outside just playing in the dirt, with his toys, or in the shop with his dad. 




We traveled to Weatherford, OK to see my in-laws for a few days and spent Father’s Day there. The last picture is of my husband and father in law. Love. I can’t help but think in about 5 years, this will be Rhett and Tommy. 



We have been doing some yard renovations and moving rock and dirt around; Rhett was in charge of driving the mower with the trailer. He had so much fun. He picked wildflowers for me & helped me arrange them for my entryway. Fun in the sprinkler and feeding chickens. A very HOT, HOT Sunday outside. 


Last, but certainly not least.. I have been seeing a personal trainer since February to help motivate me and get me back in shape and back to my “pre-baby body”. [Yes, I am fully aware my child is three already] 


I can’t say this enough. With all of the negativity in the world today, I have to step back and focus on the good in my life and be thankful for the life I live. July will be all about focusing on the good in MY life. For me. For my family. 

Until then,

We Are The Marshall’s 

|Entry Redo|

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Our entry has been blah for pretty much the entire time we have lived at our house. We added paint and a new light fixture, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to brighten it up and make it inviting! 

We came across a hell of a deal at Lowe’s over the weekend that we couldn’t pass up. HARDWOOD floors that were originally $75 a box for only $25 a box! 

Now, if only we could have replaced the flooring in our entire house. Anywho, quick, easy install. It looks absolutely gorgeous. I told my husband I wanted to move my chair to the front entry and just live there. 

We created faux shiplap by cutting a 4×8 piece of 5mm plywood into strips of 6 inches and spacing it about a nickel’s width apart. 

I went through and painted in between the cracks with a brush and then rolled the rest. I had a light yellow color behind the planks so I didn’t have to paint the wall before installing the faux shiplap. *YAY*






Check out how great it turned out. Let me know what you think!

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Voila! 


All in all, this entire entry way project with flooring, closet door, faux shiplap, and paint [we already had the trim] cost less than $200. SCORE!

Our next work in project is the front door. We have stripped the paint from it and will be staining it. Before and afters coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Until the next door opens,

We Are The Marshall’s

|USVI: 2017|

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My favorite place.

My husband and I made another trip back to the USVI and had an absolute blast, again. We stayed in the same resort, Marriott Frenchmen’s Reef, and this time they upgraded our room and it was beyond perfect. We were able to walk directly out the patio doors to the walking area to the beach.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our trip this time.

The food is incredible. The water is crystal clear. The sand is like powdered sugar. The sun is always beaming. This IS paradise.

My go to drink: Strawberry Jalapeรฑo Margarita.

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This trip we booked an “excursion” with Virgin Island Ecotours. We decided to go with the Kayak, Hike and Snorkel trip. The most fun I have had in years! It is so worth the money. The tour guides made the trip worth the while. Click this link to check out our video of the tour as well as other highlights from the rest of our trip!

We cannot wait to plan to go back! Our favorite vacation spot!

Until the next wave,

We Are The Marshall’s