Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Christmas this year was one we will not forget. We spent Christmas in Georgia with my family for the first time in 15 years. It was great being with everyone. We had Christmas Eve with my brother Mike and Suzan and there were about 16 of us there for dinner. They had the food catered and we had Fish, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, french fries, coleslaw and of course a Georgia tradition cheese grits. In Georgia you can't have a fish fry with out the grits.
They set up tables and the food in their car garage. Their garage is nicer than some peoples houses.

yes- there is a christmas tree in their garage! nice huh!
So, with all the Christmas stuff put away and waiting for the new year to come in I have a list of " want to do's for the year"
1. Clean out closets and box up the kids clothes for consignment.
2. do some painting in the house
3. Get the downstairs hardwood floors down. ( one room at a time)
4. Exercise at the "y" at least 2- 3 nights a week
5. Start scrapbooking again- way way too behind in this.
I will keep you posted on all my progress!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

oh my

My mother-n-law accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of her brake as she pulled into her garage the other day and this is what it looks like

She really did a number on the wall. She and the car were ok. Already getting it fixed and hopefully this won't happen again.

my famous "no name cookies"

I make these cookies every Christmas and they really have no name and I have never seen them in a recipe book,
so I call them my ritz cracker cookies

This is all there is to them. Spread crunchy peanut butter on a ritz and put another ritz on top and dip in melted almond bark.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

my obsession.....

CUPCAKES- love love love me some cute little cupcake shops. I seriously need to open my own little shop! how much fun that would be. When ever I am going to a city I try to find a cupcake shop. here is one of my favs that is in nashville and now in Huntsville and soon to be in Memphis in Jan. Iam so siked!

and here is a new one I found in the Atlanta area

Lenox cupcakes. gotta luv me some georgia bulldog cupcakes!
And this one is on my list of gotta go and see


Monday, December 7, 2009

tree skirt

I have been in the market for a new tree skirt for our christmas tree and have not run across something until now.

Found this on the Crate and Barrel website. Its $79. I am going to wait and see if I can get it on sale after christmas or this looks like something I can make.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

drunk reindeer

every year at work, I put out these cute little reindeer's, and every year everyone says they look drunk. So these are my drunk reindeer. I found these cute little drunks at a dollar store about 5-6 years ago and at the time I bought them I didn't realize they spelled NOEL until someone pointed it out to me. Maybe too much eggnog!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

button tree

For the last year my friend Colby and I made these button trees. This one was mine. Colby's was much cuter than mine. It looks better in person than in this picture. They were so fun to make. Its hard to find alot of buttons to make them. We got the idea from a website we visit regularly (two peas in a bucket) its a scrapbook and craft website with ideas and message boards - you can spend hours looking at stuff on it.