Monthly Archives: November 2012
Happy Friday everyone!!! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.
We have to finish painting the unnamed child’s chalkboard wall. I am also starting a small armoire for a client’s nursery. Since the weather is supposed to be beautiful, we are going to finally hang our Christmas lights outside. And we also have Topher’s holiday party. Should be a busy weekend around our house!
Here are this week’s favorite pins:
So I’m at Walmart … a place I really, really try to avoid if possible.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy a bargain. I just have a tough time with all the other people there looking for bargains.
Actually, I believe you can find the rudest people on the planet congregating in your local Walmart: the people that are in the checkout line publicly ridiculing their children for everyone to hear, the woman that rams her cart into yours (or your leg) and then gawks at you like it was your fault for standing where she wasn’t looking, or the coughers — those people that walk around the store coughing like they swallowed a hairball, touching everything they pass, and never, ever covering their mouths.
It’s a germ-a-phobe’s worst nightmare. Trust me. I know this.
In the last post I made about the kick boxing class I took, I made have a quick comment about me possibly attempting a step class also. After receiving many inquiries on the results of that venture, I have decided to give you all the gory details (and yes folks, I know you are laughing at me, not with me because I’m not laughing).
On the bright side this was a few years back, so it wasn’t a recent humiliation.
I wanted to take a class at the Y, but being coordinationally challenged I wanted something fairly easy.
On this particular day they were offering a beginner step class … perfect, how hard could that be? So I walk into class and see what equipment everyone else has.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! We spent ours painting my unnamed daughter’s bedroom. Before it was jaguar themed, since that’s her high school’s mascot. She wanted a jade green color on three walls and the remaining wall painted in chalkboard paint. We got the three green walls finished but the chalkboard wall will have to wait until next weekend. Here is the before: Continue reading
Happy Black Friday everyone!
I may be posting this for my own entertainment, since most of you have been up all night shopping. Your Starbucks has probably worn off, and you might have just crawled under the covers. But for anyone who may accidentally stumble across my post (while looking for the best deals) let me show you my favorite Pinterest finds for the week.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Here is my little pilgrim who wishes to go unnamed when she was two years old. How the time flies!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
I have so much to be grateful for this year: family, friends, our health, my fur babies, and most recently, all of my readers! Thank you so much for coming back everyday and for all of your support and encouragement. With my blog growing as fast as it has been I can’t wait to see how it will grow before next Thanksgiving!
Here’s wishing you a blessed and safe holiday!
Like a lot of couples, when Topher and I started out we were broke. We had 3 people living off a teacher’s salary, living in a cheap apartment so drafty you had to hang blankets over the windows for a wind break, and the curtains would still sway on a breezy day.
I planned on going back to work after I had our daughter only to realize almost my entire paycheck would be going to daycare, gas, and a business-acceptable wardrobe. I figured if I was going to be, basically, spinning my fiscal wheels, I might as well stay home with the baby. With only only income, I knew we would have to be budgetarily creative.
While putting up the Christmas decorations today (yay!), we somehow got on the topic of snow — which took us back to the first time my hubby took our unnamed daughter sledding.
She must have been around five or six, and she had her first loose tooth (it will soon become clear why I associate those two events). And that front tooth was really, really loose — at that nasty point where it was just hanging by a thread, but she refused to pull it.
It just so happened, that day was the first big snowfall of the winter, and while I was at work, he bundled her up, and strapped her on her brand new disc sled (the kind you can’t steer, but can go really, really fast).
Let me preface this story by referring to a previous post about how accident prone my hubby is.
Happy Pinterest Party Friday everyone! I hope everyone has a fun weekend planned.
Here are some of my favorite pins for the week.
Let’s begin with this Christmas arrangement. I love how delicate everything in this picture is. So elegant!
I have GREAT news!
I have finally broken Topher down, and he has agreed to put up my Christmas tree this weekend! It took me longer than I thought it would — I must be losing my touch.
Sadly, this will be our first Christmas without Baxter. We got Baxter when my unamed daughter was in the second grade. We rescued him from the Humane Society when they were at their old location. Topher and I went down there to get her a kitten for her birthday to help teach her responsibility. We walked around that old, dark facility forever, not seeing one that really “jumped out”.
We found a cuddly little kitten with sweet eyes just laying there, looking docile and calm, so we asked to spend some get-to-know-you time in the visiting room.
I’m not sure what happened once we got in there, but this cat suddenly thought it was a squirrel — on caffeine. It would somehow teleport to every corner of that tiny room simultaneously — one second she’s behind me, then I blink and she’s has Topher’s shoestring in her mouth, then I blink again and she’s underneath my chair, or in the corner, or jumping up to play with the doorknob. We were trying to calm her down long enough so we could pick her up, but for a cat named Edith Ann, she was traveling at light speed.