Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful and very safe New Year 's Eve.  I look forward to seeing you around the corner "next year" and wish all of you a very prosporous and Happy New Year!  Enjoy the rest of your holiday season and have a great weekend!

Lots of love and hugs,

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wow, I can't believe it's been over a week now since I've been on my blog.  What can I say though, life has just been crazy busy and especially due to the holidays it's been even crazier, as I'm sure the same has been for you!  Due to the fact that we are getting ready to have family in starting in just a few minutes and until Monday after Christmas Day, I know I won't get a chance to get online here. 

Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and wish my wonderful and faithful readers (yes, that's you) a very Merry CHRISTmas and a happy holiday season.  I am hoping that the way the summer of 2011 has been up unti recently, that 2012 is a much better season for me and my family.  I don't think I could take much more of what was thrown at me over the summer.  With that said, I truly hope to be back around and very active once again on my little ole blog as I've truly missed being a part of the bloggy world daily.

I hope your holiday season is filled with much love, peace and happiness that this time of year brings.  Again, Merry CHRISTmas....

Lots of love and hugs,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Show Us Your Life - Christmas Tour of Homes!!!!!!

So that I can participate in Kelly's "Show Us Your Life - Christmas Tour of Homes" tonight - this post is going up a few hours early - I hope you enjoy!

HAPPY TGIF my friends and welcome to the weekend!! WOOT WOOT!!! I don't know about you, but this has been such a LONG week for me and it has just drug out so much that I am just plain pooped! HA!  Hard to believe that a week from today is Christmas Eve, isn't it?!  WHERE has the time gone?  Sheesh.  I am SO far behind on my Christmas shopping this year that we are having Christmas early as a family THIS SUNDAY and I have STILL not finished  - ACK!!!

Anyway - on to the reason you stopped by!  We've never been in THIS house ever for Christmas because we were always living out of state.  So... this year, I went a little crazy with the decorations - but I love how they turned out.  We were disappointed because we couldn't decorate our outside with lights due to the high ceilings and slippery slopes.  I always LOVE to play along with Kelly's "Show Us Your Life - Christmas Tour of Homes" each year and love to see how everyone else decorates so I can get ideas from them for next year!  Also this year, I'm linking up at the "Nesters" as well - so be sure and check all of the great home tours out and post yours too so we can all see!  Okay....without further adieu - please pull up a chair, your favorite snack and favorite beverage and come inside where it's warm......

 Come on in, won't you......                          
(this is my new wreath this year - thanks Pinterest)
A few of our new ornaments this year 
   Our Tree
Another view:
And another: with just a few gifts under the tree so far
My Kitchen chandelier (again, another Pinterest project) - I love how it turned out
My kitchen table:
Our living Room - The Mantle:

Our Side Table:
Our sofa table
My favorite Three Wise Men
My cookie jars - the santa is my newest one from Saks 5th Avenue last year
Another new piece that I just HAD to have this year: - yep, it's a wine bottle holder (those of you who know me - know this is NO surprise - ha)
Well, that's the end of the tour - thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed yourself!  Now I'm off to check out the other cool Christmas decorations and "borrow" some of your ideas! :)  SO.... Merry Christmas and.....
Lots of love and hugs,

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Monday! :)

Happy Monday my peeps!  How are you?  How have you been?  How was your weekend?  Great, I hope!  I am SO far behind on everything and especially my blogging.  I have been running non-stop lately and especially this weekend.  I was trying to finish up my CHRISTmas decorations and then spend the day finishing my CHRISTmas shopping but it didn't work out that way.  I had SO much running around to do that I finally finished my decorating but am thinking about adding some wreaths on all of my outside windows as well.  Not sure if I will do that or not, however, as I am just about to run completely out of steam......

In the meantime, here are a couple of "sneak" peek photos of my CHRISTmas decorations.  All I can say is - THANK GOODNESS FOR PINTEREST!  HA!  I LOVE seeing everyone's ideas from all over the place and these are just a couple that I picked up and ran with.  Hope you enjoy them. 

My kitchen chandelier:
 My front door "wreath"
 I am off to catch up on all of your blogs again.  I have missed you guys all so much and hope to be back to a "regular" daily schedule of blogging again very soon.

Have a wonderful and blessed day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!  :)

Lots of love and hugs,

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Hi Friends! Happy Hump Day!  Did you think I had forgotten about you?  I promise I've not - but man, when things get crazy in my world - they get NUTS! *sigh*  Anyway, I wanted to share a few pictures of our Thanksgiving holiday.  I hope you and your family had a wonderful and blessed holiday weekend. 

All of my aunts and my dad's girlfriend in the kitchen finishing up lunch
Me and Hubby
Cousin Dusty and my dad
Me and Sister
Yummy Pecan Pies
Cousin Dusty and her daughter, Mia
Mia and Mallory
Me and my favorite Aunt Jewel
Me and Dad
Me, Aunt Jewel and Sister

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Hump Day my friends!  I am not sure what tomorrow is going to hold and how early my day will start, so I wanted to get a jump on the holiday and wish you and your family a very wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving Day early.  I am at work today but am taking off at noon and am SO EXCITED!  I am going to go home, grab a bottle (or two) of my favorite wine and start dragging my Christmas decorations down and turn on my Christmas music and start decorating my house!  We are going to my aunt's house tomorrow and I am only responsible for cooking our family's hashbrown casserole so I am getting off easy this year! WOO HOO!!! 

Remember to be thankful for all of the good things that God has blessed you with. I know I am thankful for you, my wonderful readers, and friends.  I am thankful for my job, my family, my closest of friends and for all of the good and bad things that have happened in my life to make me appreciate just how wonderful I have it and how much God has blessed me and my family.  So...... for your entertainment - here are a few cute Thanksgiving photos I thought I would share:

Thanks for stopping by to say hello and have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day and an even better weekend ahead.

Lots of love and hugs,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Job Changes and the Birthday Girl

Happy Monday morning everyone!  Hope you had an awesome weekend.  Ours was great here - started out with my beloved HOGS playing on Saturday and kicking MAJOR BUTT to catapult them into the Top 3 in the AP and BCS polls!!!  WOOT WOOT!!!  This Friday we play LSU and I think our boys are going to kick some MORE major bootie and I am looking forward to it!!! 

Today, I have started working in a totally new position here at my office and I am extremely excited and already feel like a major weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  I decided to leave the paralegal position (which I sat at for 8 hours a day being bored out of my mind) and take a different position downstairs as a floater assistant.  Meaning, when an assistant is off on vacation, etc., I will be one of the ones filling their spot while they are gone.  I much prefer the assitant type of work as opposed to the paralegal work.  I LOATHED that position and am so happy that my firm chose to keep me and place me somewhere else instead! :)

And... today is my "baby" girl's 18th birthday and it makes me SO SAD!  She decided to go live with her biological dad (about an hour away) when she turned 18 and so this weekend she moved in down there - yesterday to be exact.  She wants to graduate from the same high school that her dad and I did among other family members.  I hated that she did it during the middle of her Senior Year but her dad wouldn't let her come live there until she turned 18 for some strange reason.  It was a very bittersweet weekend needless to say.  :(  But, she and I had a great time this weekend doing Christmas shopping among other things together.  Yesterday we went to Hot Springs and hung out with my mom, sister and niece and that was a lot of fun too.


Well, thanks for stopping by to say hello and please let me know you were here.  Also, please fill me in on your upcoming Thanksgiving plans - I can't wait to hear all about that and how your weekends were.

Lots of love and hugs,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pinterest - Thanksgiving Wreath

Happy Monday my friends!  How are you? Great, I hope!  How was your weekend?  Ours was good but I felt kind of puny most of the time and am not a lot better right now, but still had to schlep on into work - blah.

On Saturday we had a yard sale and during that time, I decided to go ahead and make my wreath to place on my door for the Thanksgiving holidays and I really like the way it turned out!  Take a look and tell me what YOU think:

In case you're wondering - the idea came from Pinterest - like most of my ideas lately - HA!  Do you pinterest?  If so, please follow me and I will follow you back!

So... other than making a wreath, having a yard sale, and watching my beloved HOGS play and WIN this weekend, I didn't do much else since I was puny feeling.  What did you do?  Anything fun and exciting?  Can't wait to hear all about it and catch up on your blogs! 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to say hello! :)

Lots of love and hugs,