Thursday, November 30, 2006

House Aglow

A couple shots from last night...

I just love the second one!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I upgraded to Blogger Beta not too long ago. It allows me to add tags or labels to my entries. I think it will be nice to have the ability to have "related" entries linked together with one click. I have begun adding them, but it will take a little time to add them to all my entries.

I think photos will be my fav!

Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

After Bob got home from work last night we put up the lights along the roof line. This afternoon I put the lights on the evergreen bushes in front of the house.

We keep it simple, but one of these years we do plan to put lights on the second story as well. I guess 10pm the night you are putting lights up isn't the time to decide that. We need more lights and a longer ladder to accomplish that. There's always next year.

I need to add the wreaths w/ red bows around the lights on the garage. The local stand where we usually buy them isn't open until tomorrow afternoon.

If you click on the image above, you will be taken to a larger picture where you can see four little "lights" in the front window. Those lights are Boomer & Chevy's!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Where Oh Where

have all the purple ornaments gone? Ever get an idea in your head and then head to the stores so you can execute that idea only to have your hopes dashed? That's what has happened to me the last two days! Last Christmas I thought wouldn't it be fun to replace all our deep red ornaments with deep purple. I wanted a tree decorated in deep purple and gold. Well, from the looks of it everyone else in my area had the same idea. In the last two days, I have been to THREE K-Marts, TWO Targets, and Milaeger's and all the purple ornaments I wanted are GONE. I also checked Wal-Mart, but the purple they have is too bright for me. I am going to check a couple other places tomorrow and if I cannot find them I will just use the deep red again this year.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Smokin' Hot

I mean his music!
(this time! *snicker*)

I picked up this CD today! If you liked Chris on American Idol, you are going to LOVE this CD.

I'm Back

Not that I was really gone, but the four day weekend was busy anyway! Hope you all had a GREAT Thanksgiving weekend! Time to kick into Christmas gear! :)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you all have a wonderful day surrounded by those you love!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Finally, have my car back from the shop! Had to have a coolant leak fixed and was without it for a couple days. Thankfully, we are having some GREAT weather so Olivia was able to walk home from school. It is a long walk, but not so bad on a nice day!

Would you believe we are supposed to be close to 60 degrees tomorrow. Before you say yes, remember this is Wisconsin & late!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Winter Look

My winter look is complete, and I am pretty happy with it. I may tweak some of the colors bit, but basically it will stay the way it is for the time being.

I have taken a look at it in the browsers I have available to me and all looks okay. If any of you see any crazy stuff, please let me know! :)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

New Look!

You can probably see the colors of my blog have changed! That can only mean one thing -- a new banner will be unveiled SOON!! Hint: Think winter! :)

Friday, November 17, 2006

Where Has the Week Gone?

I can't believe how quickly this week went by! I didn't get nearly as much done as I planned to. Oh well, there's always next week!

I will kick into full Christmas preparation gear on Friday, but not by going to the stores! I am staying far away all next weekend. We do make one trip to Milaeger's*, a local garden & gift shop. The have really great Christmas stuff. Actually, they have really great EVERYTHING! That place is!!

Tonight I am going to test the outdoor lights so they are ready to go when I send Bob up on the ladder next Friday morning! *snicker*

*I'll be on the lookout for a Milaeger's exclusive breast cancer Radko ornament! Not sure if there is a new one, but we were suprised a couple years ago! ;)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Joey's Gone; So I Say

Go Emmitt! Go Emmitt! Go Emmitt! :)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Preparing for Christmas

Bob's parents will be in town from Dec 9-18. On Dec 19 Bob, Olivia, and I are planning to take a LONG over due family vacation, but will return before Christmas. That means I will have to have all my decorating and shopping done earlier than usual. The shopping is started, but no where near done. I have begun addressing cards -- doing a few a day makes it seem like less work. I won't put up any decoartions until next weekend, but have pulled out what I plan to use this year to save a bit of time when decorating day rolls around.

I am sure I will still end up wrapping a few gifts at about 2am Christmas morning!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Lovin' Everyday Minerals

I recently discovered a new brand of make-up, and I am in love! I am not a big fan of foundation, but let me tell you I need!! I ordered the Everyday Minerals sample kit last Tuesday, it arrived Friday. I could not get the package open fast enough. This stuff is wonderful. I do not feel like I am wearing any make-up and my skin looks better than it ever has with any make-up. It's similar to Bare Minerals, but I like the price tag on Everyday Minerals MUCH better! :)

You can order the sample kit here. All you pay for the sample kit is shipping, and you chose how quickly you would like to begin using EM!

Friday, November 10, 2006


Is the Gnarls Barkley song stuck in your head now? LOL!!

The weather here is really, really cRaZy! Yesterday it was 66! Tonight it is going to snow! Thundersnow to be exact. There is thundersnow just a bit to the north of us. The storms are moving quickly and we should only have about an inch of accumulation. I say bring it!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Last Half Bath Entry

The accessories I mentioned about a week ago are in the bathroom now. So here are the pictures I promised you all. :)

This bathroom is so small
I had to stand in our pantry across the hall to get this shot!

Yes, it's really that!

The wastebasket is my favorite piece.

I haven't gotten the print framed yet, but will spare you another picture of our bathroom when I do have it!!

Bad Blogger II

This is beginning to sound like a bad series of!! This time bad blogger isn't me. It's When I wanted to post my entry last night, that portion of Blogger was down. Seems to be functioning now! So no more bad Blogger.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

Did get out and vote? If not, you can't!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Tomorrow's Shopping List

The country portion of our music collection will grow by two!! Woohoo!

Bad Blogger!

That's what I was last week. The days just go away from me somehow and I never got back here to post an entry for some of those days. This will hopefully be a better week!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Three Cheers for Bob

Bob came home from work early (early for him) last night and gave me the night off from cooking. Woohoo! The three of us had a nice time and good food at Champp's!

I will post pictures of the bathroom later today. I have to wait for the batteries to charge. Someone (Olivia you little used the backup set in her camera and didn't charge them when they were drained.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wow! What A Day!

This was definitely not a simplify day! I spent most of the day running, but it was all necessary. I guess those days cannot be avoided and are okay as long as they are few and FAR between!

On a happy note, I did find the pieces I needed for the bathroom. I hope to get them out tomorrow and will post pictures once it is done. The print I ordered arrived, but I will have to have that framed. I am waiting for a better sale (or coupon) at Michael's for that one! It feels good to be so close to completion on the project that began SO long ago.