Thursday, December 21, 2006


Have you been naughty or nice??? :)

Isn't that face full of attitude?!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

More scenes from our home

Here's a little sampling of the snowmen that line my kitchen window, the mantle and the hodge podge-anything goes Xmas tree. This little tree is my favorite ( and not because I'm currently fighting with the lights on my 9 ft. prelit--ugh!) because I think it has character. The poor thing is jammed back in a corner to protect it from little fingers (I bet Macy wishes she could hide back there with the tree). It's just plain fun. I love packing it full of ornaments. Purchased that sleigh above the mantle one year after Christmas at Pier 1. That thing is nice--really heavy. More later.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ornament fun

Took some quick photos of some of our ornaments. I decorate 2 trees each year- one fun with hodge podge ornaments collected over the years and one with gold decorations and my collection of Lenox ornaments. I LOVE ornaments. I love the fact you can view them and they aren't sittin everywhere around the house collecting dust. I love the memories attached to some of the very special ornaments--ornaments that hung on other trees--people who are no longer with us. The wire red bird is an ornament I had purchased for my Grandmother a few years before she passed. The little mouse hung on her tree also. And, YES, my dog does have her own Lenox ornament and with good reason. She deserves it. She's the most patient, tolerant animal I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and she's a big part of our family.

The hodge podge tree is my favorite. Very fun.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Who me?? Weird?

I've been tagged by Barbara. I'm to list 6 weird things about myself.

Here ya go:

1. I can't stand for anyone to touch my belly button. It literally makes me physically ill. What's up with that?!

2. I ALWAYS ask the waitress to list all the salad dressings, think for a second then ALWAYS pick ranch. My husband always laughs. Hey--I may change my mind one day.

3. I sometimes enjoy ketchup with my macaroni and cheese.

4. I always think I left my curling iron on after we leave the house which either results in a phone call to the babysitter (my Mom) or a trip back to the house. ANY time I curl my hair I think about that curling iron on the way to our particular destination.

5. When I purchase an item I never purchase the top item---such as a magazine that's placed in a stack---I'll reach behind and get the one I think nobody has touched. Maybe I'm a germ freak.

6. I floss my teeth obsessively each night. I think it's a subconcious fear of the dentist. Bad childhood memories of tooth extraction. No plaque to scrape off my chops during my 6 month dental exams. :)

Wow--I'm neurotic. lol.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Somethings and Nothings

I've been thinking a lot lately -- maybe too much -- maybe it's the holidays and all.

I wanna talk about something that's been really eating at me. In many of my recent conversations it seems as if the issue of MONEY is always popping up and not in a good way.

I've been on both ends of this money spectrum. I've had virtually nothing (by some people's definition anyway) and I am fortunate enough at this point in my life to have something.

Seems as if someone always has some sort of judgement to make based on somethings or nothings. So when I had nothing was I just worthless? Now that I have something am I a snob?

I think this world better "check itself before it wrecks itself" as my husband would say. All this something and nothing BS is just giving me a giant headache. Maybe we should all try a little kindness and a lot less judgement. Peace.

Friday, December 01, 2006

I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.

Recognize this quote??
I thought the little tree stamp from Purple Onion Designs reminded me of the tree in Charlie Brown Christmas. Isn't it cute?! I thought the above quote worked so well with the little tree. Sweet Linus was right on the money.

The theme for this month's ATC mingle was non-traditional Christmas so I chose the color purple. Was easy to pick the non-traditional aspect because the recipient happened to be Michele of Purple Onion Designs. All stamps are Purple Onion, Brilliance ink, Adirondak Currant ink, Stickles glitter glue. I used a white pen to add the snow.

Really---do we NEED anything more than love this holiday season???? Maybe those who struggle to be clothed and fed or struggle with their health need a little more but the rest of us just need love. It's more important than anything.