Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, friends, and some good food tomorrow.

And...I hope everyone heading out on Black Friday finds great deals! I'm SO excited!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Need a Little Christmas....

I've been fighting the urge to get our Christmas stuff out for awhile now. It was a little easier to fight it when we didn't have a tree. You see we threw out our old tree after Christmas last year so we were treeless. I bought the tree 10 years ago for $10 so I really didn't feel bad about throwing it out (it had a few issues). So I've been on the hunt for a tree since early October. The three things I were looking for were: somewhat slim, cheap but not cheap looking, and CHEAP! Here is our winner:

Six feet tall, fairly slim, and best of all it was $15.98!! It was on sale at Lowe's last week so we went and picked it up. Now I'm really having a hard time resisting the urge to get the Christmas stuff out!
I worked on a sign this weekend for us to put on our little patio for Christmas. I worked on it for about 4 hours and wasn't even half done. I decided my neck and hand needed a break so I set it aside for a bit. As I sat back and looked at it I realized the lettering is crooked! *#%@ I'm not sure how I managed that and now I can't decided if I should ignore the fact it's crooked and finish it or if I should just start over on the other side.
And I worked on this small craft tonight. My mom brought me a bag of miscellaneous stuff over the summer to use for crafting. In it were 3 plates that looked like they were from the 70s - gold, reddish orange, and avocado green. I took one of them out tonight and threw a little paint on it. The result:
Those little specks are glitter. Not too bad for a free project! I decorate my kitchen with gingerbread and candy decor for Christmas so this will fit right in :o)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gorgeous Blogger Award

Annabelle over at Simple Pleasures was so kind to pass this award on to me.

So I get to tell you six things about myself that you don't already know......

1. I sleep with the blanket over my head. I think it might be a security thing going back to when I was a baby. My brother does the same thing.

2. I could skip showering for a whole weekend and be totally fine with it (if I'm sticking around home).

3. I hate black licorice.

4. I'm like a little kid when it comes to taking liquid medicines. It takes me awhile to get up the courage to drink it.

5. I'm really bad about remembering to dust. Not bad like I have dust blankets but bad like you could totally write your name in it.

6. I used to have dreams that all my teeth were crumbling and falling out. Like every night for a few weeks at a time, every few months.

I'm suppose to pass this on to 6 other bloggers but I need to go to bed!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

From Red to Brown

I used to decorate our tree in reds and golds but a couple years ago I decided I wanted to use browns, burnt orange and gold. Most of these red ornaments have sat in storage since the color change.

We had some awesome weather this weekend so I picked up some of this spray paint in a brown color and pulled out the red ornaments.

I used an old shower curtain rod (don't ask why we still have it), some pumpkins to weigh it down, and some ribbon/string to hang the ornaments from. Then I sprayed and sprayed and sprayed.

I brought them inside and hung them to dry completely before I put them back in their containers. Not all of them were covered completely but once they're on the tree no one will ever notice.
Now I have 17 (would've been 18 but the pole fell once and a glass ornament broke) "new" ornaments for our tree this year. Not bad for the price of one can of spray paint! The only down side is that this paint really stunk! I just put them away (after drying for 48 hours) and they still smell bad!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Up til now I have not had any problems with spam hitting my comments. For some reason I've had a few in the past 24 hours so I just enabled word verification. Sorry for the extra step when leaving a comment.

Enjoy your Sunday! :o)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Some People Suck

I've had enough of sucky/mean people this week.

First, one of my kids at school was bullied this week and apparently it's been going on for awhile. This poor kid thought he had a group of friends, but in the end they made a club titled "I Hate (insert kid's name) Club" and said a lot of mean things to him. The poor kid was crushed when his supposed friends did this to him.

Second, I hurt when I read this post by NieNie yesterday. I couldn't believe that someone to have the nerve to say what that lady said. Seriously. How could you do that? What a b*tch.

Third, my mom told me tonight that some of my cousins (all from one family) have decided they aren't going to see my grandma anymore. Yeah, my grandma who has Alzheimer's and who longs to meet with my grandpa in heaven. She has a hard time remembering some things, tells us the same things over and over, and is confused frequently. But, she still knows who we are. Their reasoning is that she had favorite grandkids and that they weren't included in the favorites. I agree that my grandma had favorites but it isn't hard to see that her favorites are the ones who made an effort to see her throughout the years. I'm so hurt that adults would make a conscious decision not to visit their ailing grandma. I wish they thought about how much it would hurt and disappoint my grandpa if he were alive to hear their decision. Maybe that wouldn't mean much to them either.

Sorry for the downer post to end the week. Just a few things that I had to get off my chest. Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Is It

David and I went to Michael Jackson's This Is It this past Saturday. Oh my gosh, it was amazing!! Even if you didn't like him, I think most people would appreciate all the work he put into the rehearsals. The mini-movies that were put together to play in the background during the concerts were also awesome. I definitely recommend seeing this movie.

Me and Michael go way back.... "Beat It" is listed as my favorite song during my second year in my baby book. :o)

PS - I changed my music player to a Michael Jackson tribute so if you're in the mood for a little Black or White or Man in the Mirror you're in luck ;o)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Here's a fun site to check out if you're bored or are avoiding laundry/dishes/cleaning, etc. On this site you can create your own little snowflakes, then watch them fall. It's kind of fun too because people can comment on your snowflakes. It's highly addicting though! :o)

I found the link in my BHG 100 Days of Holidays email.