The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Tennessee Aquarium Weekend Adventure July 21, 2013


As you can see from the pictures above, this weekend getaway was a present from a secret friend. I am part of a gift exchange program via Reddit and someone just happens to get my name and was also from TN. This was a extremely enjoyable gift and it gave us a much needed break from all the stress we are going though right now. So, we awoke on Saturday morning and jumped into the car and headed down to Chattanooga, TN for the day.

They have added on to the Aquarium since we last had been there 6 or so years ago. They now have another building full of saltwater fish and animals plus they still have the fresh water river building close by. It was a packed Saturday and there were several children running around like they had no sense about them but thankfully the children grow tired of the fish by the time we got to the second building and many were sleeping. It was loud, a bit smelly, and packed but it was to be expected on a scorching weekend day.

After the tour of the two building we grabbed a snack at Bluewater Grill and waited for our IMAX  3D movie to start at 7:00 pm. As my Reddit friend suggested, we choose to see Flight of the Butterflies. Wow, this is a must see film. We really enjoyed it and all the children in the theater were amazed by it and keep quiet the whole time, about an hour. We had a coupon for a free chips and cheese at Big River Brewery co. so we headed there for a great dinner. We didn’t arrive home until close to midnight but it was worth it. Felt good to get away.

If you are ever in the Chattanooga area I would check out the Tennessee Aquarium and for $6 more add on the IMAX. We had a great time and I think you will too.

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Project 365: Weeks 10 and 11 March 19, 2013

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Cajun Dinner Week


Had a light dusting early one morning


Um, no


Reddit Gift Exchange Scarfs: Homemade Harry Potter! I love it


My birthday present ❤


Finally, finished.


Making my mom’s tablecloth and Mr. Mal is trying to help out


Crazy husky had a cat up the tree


Been wanting this for year finally broke down and got it


My fish sleeps on the filter. Scares me all the time


Waiting at the airport


Went into the husky’s cage and my husband locked him in. Sad puppy


Trying to sell our snake. I am not a fan


Red Beans and rice, yummy


Project 365:Week 8 & 9 March 10, 2013


Ice Bears Hockey Game


Won Tickets to Side Splitters on my Birthday


Birthday present: Galaxy leggings


Got a little bit of snow on Sunday 3/3


Got a hoop to get in shape for summer time


Trip to Coral Fish fish store. This is their “pet”, he is a puffer fish


It has been super cold in Tennessee. Here are the cats snuggling. I felt bad to make them move where I could make the bed.


Wearing my new socks


Trying a new recipe


Strawberry shortcake


Got a new table. I didn’t notice until now that the cat is also checking it out


Received my socks from the Reddit Gift Exchange


Our boarding pass to the Tennessee Riverboat


Trying out my new Harry Potter socks


Project 365: Week 42 and 43 October 30, 2012

Sunday was the formal captains dinner

Monday we arrived at Half Moon Cay

Tuesday I was in Nassau

Wednesday was our last fun day at sea

Came back home on Thursday and the trees had already changed colors


This is what happens when you left a husky alone


My package arrived from my secret Halloween gifter. I think they got it right 🙂


Making some Halloween cookies. I love these!


Oh my, I found another Frankenweenie shirt for Mr. Mal to wear


Found my last piece for my Halloween costume


Subway is giving these out in their children meals. I have 2 as of today.

Making the huge tutu’s. This is mine on top of my friends. That is 500 years of tule!


Burr it is cold. Someone does not want to get out of bed.

Halloween Party time! This is my Witches Brew

More pictures to come!


Project 365: Week 41 October 19, 2012

I am late this week due to being out of the country and soaking up the sun in the Bahamas. Now that I have returned, here are last weeks pictures!


Mr. Mal is Frankenweenie! Oh my, I love this costume! Found this number at the Wal-Mart.


Get it? 10,11,12…


I did the Reddit Halloween Gift Exchange and my person received my gift and posted the pictures.

Finally found a makeup that doesn’t make my face oily and lasts all day long. Just in time for the Bahamas!image

The long road trip has started. Drove over 5 hours and took  a nap here in GA on Friday.


Saturday, and we are off to sea!

Sunday: Our First Fun Day at sea