Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my bloggy friends! I love this song and have always had a secret fantasy of having it sung to me.....did you hear that future husband??? ;-)

To celebrate the holiday my family is going out to dinner and a movie for New Years Eve, then coming home, hopefully it's not raining, to set off a few fireworks that we saved from the 4th of July. Then at midnight we watch the ball drop, then run outside screaming and banging pots...and there might be a midnight phone call to a crotchety friend who goes to bed at 9pm and curses those of us who stay up and disturb the peace.....just to include him in the fun you know......he won't mind at all if we do! ;-)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

*~Merry Christmas~*

Merry Christmas to you all of my lovely blog readers! Thank you for following and making me smile knowing that I've made my small corner of the internet a place that you would like to stop and tarry a while!

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year and this is my favorite song of the season, and while I'm not to fond of the singer as a person he has done my favorite verison of this song by far!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and never forget the first and best gift of Christmas! =)

Thursday, December 22, 2011


What does this seemingly random collection of pictures mean?
That I've been invited to join Pinterest and already become slightly obsessed!! ;-)

Friday, December 16, 2011


As a decidedly self admitted unclassy gal, I always lamented that lack of,well.....whatever it is that makes someone elegant and classy.

Maybe this.....
....will shed some light on that missing spark! I would like to feel elegant and classy, even if just for a fleeting moment! I'm not sure I would want to live there in the world of elegance and charm, I enjoy slouching, sitting cross legged on the floor, sprawling far to much and laughing (while snorting) at slightly inappropriate things, far to much to give them up entirely!

THIS FOR EXAMPLE, set me to tittering and snorting with the best of them!

Not that there's anything wrong with cute.....
(If you've ever seen the movie Horton hears a Who you will not only know who this is, but will have my personality in a nutshell!)

So, we shall see if this challenge helps me capture that elusive spark that has so far escaped my grasp!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

*~!GiVe AwAy!~*

CLICK HERE! to enter a most fabulous give away! I am in a bit of a quandary about this.....if I post about it, I get three extra entries, but now there will be less of a chance of me winning.....

Anywhoodle.....I have been stalking these little beauties on Etsy for a looooong time now and would be over the moon excited that they've come up for a giveaway!

~Day 12~

*sniff* *sniff*
I can't believe it's the last day this event already! November flew by consumed with word counts and deadlines and now here we sit halfway through December, the first half filled with rehearsals, performances, and fashion events! This next week is blessedly quiet before my older sister and her husband come, then the craziness will begin a new!
The last challenge of this event was to wear red and green!
 Cardigan and Cami: JcPenny
Skirt: Made by me
Boots: Naturalizer

This pic shows the colors of everything better!

Necklace: Present, Earrings: made by me


Sunday, December 11, 2011

~Day 11~

Second to the last's almost over, so sad! It's been so much fun! And it forced me to not wear the same three outfits over and over! =)
 Sweater and Cami: JcPenny
Dress: Khols

 Shoes: Payless (Love these shoes!)

Necklace: FredMyer

Saturday, December 10, 2011

~Day Ten~

Welcome to day ten!
Sorry for the late and very  bad quality picture! I'm doing our church Christmas play this year and every night this week has been PLAY!!!! Between tech and dress rehearsals and now three performances, it's been crazy!

(I'm in the top row, second from the left!)
Today's theme was dress casual, this is as casual as I get, jeans and a t-shirt! =) 

Shirt: Yard Sale
Jeans: Venizia via eBay

Thursday, December 8, 2011

~Day Nine~

Hello Day Nine! 

 Dress: Made by me

 Boots: Jessica London
I call them my pirate boots, love them!

 Earrings: My hair dresser!
Last time I got my hair cut, she had a rack of earrings out by her the end of the appointment I had fallen in love with two of the pairs....and bought about good business practices! What else did I have to do besides sit there and look at was right in front of me! Sneaky hair dresser!


There are so many recipes that we only make this time of year, that I couldn't imagine the holiday season without! So, after a long and difficult thought process I decided to share the recipe we always make first. We make these cookies to eat while decorating the house for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving!

(A little secret? I would keep the whole batch of these cookies as dough and eat it that way if I could!)

Cake Cookies

1 package white cake mix

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 egg yolk, beaten

Pre-heat oven to 375.
Cream butter, add vanilla and egg yolk blend well. Add cake mix and mix until well blended. Put in COOKIE PRESS and press out onto non greased cookie sheet, decorate anyway you would like! Bake for 8-10 minuets or until VERY light golden brown, let cool for a few minutes then transfer to wire rake to finish cooling. Enjoy!

~Day Eight~

Hello! Welcome to wear a scarf day!

Scarf: JcPenny
Shirt: Wal-Mart
Skirt: Made by me 
Shoes: Wal-Mart, cowboy boots

Wrap bracelet: made by me
Earrings: Fred Myer

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

~Day Seven~

Welcome to day seven in which I'm supposed to show you a picture of my tree.....but having crossed my wires I did both day six and seven yesterday! So, you get somethign else instead!

Grey and teal have become one of my favorite color combo of mine!
 Shirt: Khol's, Cami: JcPenny, Jeans: Venezia brand via eBay

Got these shoes off of eBay and LOVE them! They make my duck feet look normal, any shoe that does that deserves shoe sainthood in my opinion! ;-)
Shoes: Merona brand via eBay 

After stalking necklace at Dress Barn and nabbed it on clearence last week! What could be better then a long string of tealy grey pearls? =)

Obviously I got mixed up and posted the pictures of our tree yesterday....opps! So, to make up for my mental lapse, here is another picture of  a tree, I have it as the background on my computer! CLICK HERE to get it for yourself!

I love Mary Engelbreit, A LOT!!!!

I want to live in her pictures!

The colors.....

.....the simple vintage, yet cluttered in a good way look! =)

Yes, please!!

I need to plaster this one everywhere!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

~Day Six~

Happy Day 6!

 Sweater: JcPenny, Cami: JcPenny, Skirt: Made by me

Eaarings: Made by me, Necklace: The Hens Tooth (a local gift shop)

As we are not getting our tree untill the 17th, you will have to be content with pictures of trees from past years.....

.....the first year my Dad couldn't be here for Christmas we used this tree, it was actually really pretty! We still put it up every year, just on the front porch instead of inside!