Pho - Vietnamese Soup

Pho - Vietnamese Soup
One of our favorite dishes - Pho

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Our Darling Sugaree

This beautiful painting of Jerry was done by our incredibly talented friend, Zoey Skews.  It will be a major focal point in our bus and now Jerry will be with us during our entire journey.  Thank you again sweet Zoey for your fabulous contribution.  

At least once a week we go out to see our Sugaree's progress.  This past week we dropped off cabinets and counter tops.  I know I'm repeating myself, but everything Jeff and Bruce have been working on is turning out beautifully.  We've had kitchen cabinets that Cassidy and I painted and distressed and the butcher block counter top David stained, all of which were dominating our living room for weeks.  But I must say, we're all proud of our efforts to make Sugaree that much more special and cozy.

A funny side note is David and I were looking for a sink for the bathroom and for some reason David thought Jeff said our sink vanity should only be 21 - 24" tall.  When every standard sink is around 35" tall.  We went shopping to find something we could custom make that would be what David was persistent and saying we needed.  I kept asking him, "Why does it have to be so short?"  He never really had a definitive answer for me.  He just kept saying, "...because Jeff said so."  We go to see Jeff to drop off our stuff and I asked him, "How tall does the bathroom sink need to be?  and he said, "the standard sink is around 35" tall, so that will work."  I knew David's measurements weren't right because we all would've had to crouch down in a very uncomfortable fashion to brush our teeth and wash our face.   David and I searched at least 6 different stores all over Dallas trying to figure out how to make a miniature sink.  David even suggested that we go to a handicapped store to get our sink at the right height, the heighth David thought Jeff told us to look for.   I love my husband, but he totally needs to give into the notion that I'm usually right.  ;-)  We finally got our sink to Jeff right height and all.

Our latest project was to paint our mini frig purple.  It too turned out great.  After researching the best way to paint stainless steel I found out that the first part of the process is to sand it really well so as to help the paint adhere.  Once sanded we made sure to remove any and all remnants of dust.  We then added a coat of primer.  We let that dry and then came the purple coat of paint.  Once the purple layer of paint dried we painted a coat of light blue.  David then sanded it again and we added more purple somewhat sparingly with a rag.  We will add some molding to accent it perfectly, so tune in to see the final results of it all soon!  

To be continued...  :-)


  1. Sugaree is starting to gain a personality! Can't wait for her final coming out! Love, Sara/Mom

  2. It is so fun to be able to be a part of this journey through your blog! I love it! It sure is coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see the purple fridge, and Zoey's painting is awesome! How blessed are you guys to have such talented friends, but as they say, "one must be a blessing to receive a blessing", and you guys are certainly that! Love you all so much! Keep the updates coming!!!

  3. Thank you sweet Sara and Lezlie! We cannot wait to take you all for a cruise in our Sugaree. Love to everyone! xoxo